The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 144 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -6
Contract jobs citing CMS 860 1014 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.97% 1.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.11% 10.90% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 689 597
Average daily rate £378 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 22
Average hourly rate £36.25 £21.58 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.97% +27.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £14.40 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £85.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.58 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+67.97% +26.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9442 9305 8720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.36% 18.04% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6139 5783 5160
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 318 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CMS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CMS within the UK.

CMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CMS within the UK.

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

CMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CMS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 795 £378 +7.70% 356
London -17 425 £400 +3.22% 148
South East -55 140 £375 +10.70% 55
Berkshire +23 76 £375 +15.38% 9
City of London -6 55 £390 -0.31% 31
South West -6 47 £325 -3.34% 26
North West -8 42 £367 +19.26% 37
Yorkshire -12 40 £338 - 34
West Midlands +3 34 £500 +33.33% 22
Scotland -28 32 £425 +13.33% 7
Manchester -14 25 £370 +25.95% 14
Edinburgh -4 23 £450 +50.00% 1
East of England -24 23 £350 +7.69% 14
North East -12 22 £300 - 3
East Midlands -7 17 £375 +25.00% 17
West Yorkshire -11 17 £338 - 21
South Yorkshire -3 16 £331 -17.18% 6
Leeds 0 15 £325 -7.14% 15
Surrey -12 15 £320 -8.57% 17
Reading -11 14 £325 +4.00% 1
West Sussex +15 13 £423 - 3
Coventry +10 12 £500 +100.00% 8
Sheffield -10 12 £275 -26.66% 6
Hampshire -30 12 £350 - 10
Slough +15 11 £400 +39.73% 1
Dorset +7 11 £383 +25.06% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 11 £270 -6.22% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 11 £270 -6.22% 3
Durham - 11 £313 -
Stockport - 11 £370 -

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMS.

1 796 (42.39%) HTML
2 721 (38.39%) JavaScript
3 691 (36.79%) CSS
4 657 (34.98%) Content Management
5 570 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
6 417 (22.20%) .NET
7 356 (18.96%) jQuery
8 338 (18.00%) HTML5
9 312 (16.61%) E-Commerce
10 309 (16.45%) C#
11 262 (13.95%) MVC
12 245 (13.05%) PHP
13 241 (12.83%) Web Services
14 238 (12.67%) User Experience
15 236 (12.57%) Java
16 234 (12.46%) Marketing
17 228 (12.14%) Finance
18 221 (11.77%) ASP.NET
19 210 (11.18%) Adobe
20 205 (10.92%) Scrum
21 204 (10.86%) CSS3
22 203 (10.81%) Sitecore CMS
22 203 (10.81%) Sitecore
23 188 (10.01%) SQL Server
24 179 (9.53%) Front End Development
25 177 (9.42%) Project Management
26 175 (9.32%) Drupal
27 170 (9.05%) Web Development
28 169 (9.00%) SQL
29 166 (8.84%) SEO

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 203 (10.81%) Sitecore CMS
2 175 (9.32%) Drupal
3 155 (8.25%) Umbraco
4 154 (8.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 120 (6.39%) WordPress
6 93 (4.95%) SharePoint
7 73 (3.89%) Apache
8 59 (3.14%) IIS
9 52 (2.77%) Node.js
10 43 (2.29%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.60%) EPiServer CMS
11 30 (1.60%) Joomla!
12 27 (1.44%) Kentico
13 26 (1.38%) Alfresco
14 25 (1.33%) Magnolia
15 24 (1.28%) Apache Solr
16 19 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
17 17 (0.91%) nginx
18 16 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
18 16 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 115 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 47 (2.50%) MS Office
3 46 (2.45%) MS Excel
4 25 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 18 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.53%) Fireworks
7 10 (0.53%) MS Project
8 8 (0.43%) InDesign
8 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (0.32%) FrameMaker
10 6 (0.32%) RoboHelp
10 6 (0.32%) XMetaL
11 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.11%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 40 (2.13%) Magento
2 16 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.80%) SDL Web 8
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.32%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.27%) BigMachines
6 5 (0.27%) Fredhopper
6 5 (0.27%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) Unica
9 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.053%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.10%) Google Analytics
2 40 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.76%) GitHub
3 33 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.75%) Taleo
5 12 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.64%) SaaS
6 11 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 8 (0.43%) AdWords
7 8 (0.43%) MailChimp
8 7 (0.37%) Office 365
9 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.32%) Yammer
10 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.21%) IaaS
12 3 (0.16%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.51%) Internet
2 51 (2.72%) Intranet
3 27 (1.44%) FTP
4 25 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (1.06%) SSH
6 19 (1.01%) 4G
7 18 (0.96%) 3G
8 14 (0.75%) DNS
8 14 (0.75%) HTTP
8 14 (0.75%) SSL
9 12 (0.64%) LDAP
10 11 (0.59%) SNMP
11 8 (0.43%) MPLS
11 8 (0.43%) SMTP
12 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
13 6 (0.32%) Extranet
13 6 (0.32%) LAN
13 6 (0.32%) WAN
14 4 (0.21%) BGP
14 4 (0.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 128 (6.82%) MySQL
3 49 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.34%) NoSQL
5 32 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 24 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.69%) Big Data
11 12 (0.64%) Redis
12 11 (0.59%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.48%) GIS
14 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.37%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 129 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 61 (3.25%) JIRA
3 60 (3.19%) Subversion
4 59 (3.14%) Visual Studio
5 34 (1.81%) Maven
6 32 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (1.60%) Selenium
8 26 (1.38%) Grunt
9 22 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
10 20 (1.06%) Jenkins
11 17 (0.91%) SpecFlow
11 17 (0.91%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.85%) Eclipse
13 14 (0.75%) Xcode
14 13 (0.69%) Ant
14 13 (0.69%) JUnit
15 12 (0.64%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.64%) GitLab
15 12 (0.64%) NUnit
16 11 (0.59%) gulp
General
1 234 (12.46%) Marketing
2 228 (12.14%) Finance
3 120 (6.39%) Publishing
4 107 (5.70%) Retail
5 92 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 63 (3.35%) Banking
7 41 (2.18%) Advertising
8 25 (1.33%) Games
8 25 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.17%) Automotive
9 22 (1.17%) Legal
10 19 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.96%) Electronics
12 11 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.53%) Law
14 9 (0.48%) German Language
14 9 (0.48%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.37%) Back Office
16 6 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 896 (47.71%) Developer
2 201 (10.70%) Web Developer
3 189 (10.06%) Architect
4 182 (9.69%) .NET Developer
5 164 (8.73%) Analyst
6 128 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 120 (6.39%) HTML Developer
8 118 (6.28%) C# Developer
9 117 (6.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 116 (6.18%) Project Manager
11 108 (5.75%) CMS Developer
12 104 (5.54%) Business Analyst
13 98 (5.22%) HTML CSS Developer
14 92 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
15 90 (4.79%) PHP Developer
16 72 (3.83%) Senior Developer
17 71 (3.78%) Java Developer
18 67 (3.57%) Consultant
19 61 (3.25%) ASP.NET Developer
20 60 (3.19%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 796 (42.39%) HTML
2 691 (36.79%) CSS
3 417 (22.20%) .NET
4 356 (18.96%) jQuery
5 338 (18.00%) HTML5
6 241 (12.83%) Web Services
7 221 (11.77%) ASP.NET
8 204 (10.86%) CSS3
9 165 (8.79%) XML
10 155 (8.25%) AngularJS
11 113 (6.02%) J2EE
12 109 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 105 (5.59%) .NET Framework
14 92 (4.90%) Ajax
15 77 (4.10%) SOAP
16 73 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 72 (3.83%) Sass
18 64 (3.41%) REST
19 62 (3.30%) Spring
20 61 (3.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 238 (12.67%) User Experience
2 81 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.10%) Social Media
4 75 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 64 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 50 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 46 (2.45%) iPad
8 30 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.49%) Digital Media
10 20 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.85%) Taxonomies
13 15 (0.80%) Blog
14 14 (0.75%) Copywriting
14 14 (0.75%) Graphic Design
15 13 (0.69%) e-Learning
15 13 (0.69%) iPhone
16 12 (0.64%) CMDB
16 12 (0.64%) Online Games
17 11 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.27%) Linux
2 84 (4.47%) Windows
3 59 (3.14%) Unix
4 37 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.44%) Android
7 18 (0.96%) Mac OS
8 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.27%) Solaris
12 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) Debian
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.053%) AIX
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (34.98%) Content Management
2 570 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 312 (16.61%) E-Commerce
4 262 (13.95%) MVC
5 205 (10.92%) Scrum
6 179 (9.53%) Front End Development
7 177 (9.42%) Project Management
8 170 (9.05%) Web Development
9 166 (8.84%) SEO
10 163 (8.68%) Analytics
11 162 (8.63%) TDD
12 132 (7.03%) CRM
13 128 (6.82%) OO
14 104 (5.54%) Digital Marketing
15 100 (5.32%) ITIL
16 95 (5.06%) Web Design
17 85 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 83 (4.42%) Migration
19 80 (4.26%) BDD
20 77 (4.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 721 (38.39%) JavaScript
2 309 (16.45%) C#
3 245 (13.05%) PHP
4 236 (12.57%) Java
5 169 (9.00%) SQL
6 38 (2.02%) Python
7 34 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 22 (1.17%) C
9 21 (1.12%) VB
10 20 (1.06%) ActionScript
11 17 (0.91%) Objective-C
12 15 (0.80%) Ruby
13 14 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 14 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.59%) C++
15 10 (0.53%) Groovy
16 9 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.48%) Perl
16 9 (0.48%) PHP 5
17 8 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (4.85%) Degree
2 46 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 19 (1.01%) PMP
6 8 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.27%) ISEB
8 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.16%) Avaya Certification
9 3 (0.16%) CAPM
10 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.053%) MCAD
11 1 (0.053%) MCP
11 1 (0.053%) MCSD
11 1 (0.053%) MCSE
11 1 (0.053%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.46%) QA
2 18 (0.96%) WCAG
3 15 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.27%) SLA
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.16%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.16%) WAI
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) SDET
8 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.053%) ISO27002
System Software
1 9 (0.48%) Varnish
2 6 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.16%) Docker
5 1 (0.053%) zsh
Systems Management
1 7 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
2 6 (0.32%) Puppet
2 6 (0.32%) TeamSite
3 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.27%) WMI
4 4 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.21%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.11%) Ansible
5 2 (0.11%) cPanel
6 1 (0.053%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.053%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.053%) Kibana
6 1 (0.053%) logstash
6 1 (0.053%) Nagios
Vendors
1 210 (11.18%) Adobe
2 203 (10.81%) Sitecore
3 146 (7.77%) Microsoft
4 97 (5.17%) Google
5 93 (4.95%) EPiServer
6 77 (4.10%) ServiceNow
7 75 (3.99%) Oracle
8 36 (1.92%) hybris
9 35 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (1.54%) SAP
11 27 (1.44%) ATG
12 24 (1.28%) IBM
13 23 (1.22%) Huawei
14 22 (1.17%) Zend
15 19 (1.01%) Endeca
15 19 (1.01%) HP
16 17 (0.91%) Apple
17 16 (0.85%) FatWire
18 14 (0.75%) Twitter
19 13 (0.69%) Avaya
South East
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Islington Council
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £145.00 - £159.50 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + TBC (get in contact)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £475.00 - £550 per day + 24 month programme
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago