The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 154 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +7
Contract jobs citing CMS 907 1157 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.00% 1.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.13% 11.15% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 802 682
Median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £520 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £328 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.03% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 16
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £87.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.47 £36.67 £18.78
% change year-on-year
-44.18% +95.28%

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
9936 10378 10160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.90% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6493 6614 6075
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 327 403
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 878 £388 +4.58% 187
London -46 439 £400 - 76
South East +13 166 £380 +26.66% 34
North West +43 68 £400 -13.51% 20
Hampshire +36 55 £384 +27.91% 5
West Midlands -11 47 £403 +34.16% 14
Yorkshire -27 46 £400 +14.28% 13
City of London -31 46 £398 -0.62% 13
South West -5 41 £388 +3.33% 9
Manchester +12 37 £350 -8.19% 14
West Yorkshire -36 33 £400 +14.28% 7
East Midlands 0 31 £350 +8.52% 9
Berkshire -16 31 £365 +21.66% 3
East of England -28 29 £275 -21.42% 9
Bristol +13 25 £348 -18.23% 4
Scotland +12 23 £319 +15.90% 12
Coventry +5 21 £444 +36.53% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 20 £370 +23.33% 5
West Sussex +6 20 £320 -28.88%
Leeds -36 20 £325 - 6
Surrey +20 19 £413 +26.92% 12
Nottinghamshire -5 19 £335 -4.28%
Nottingham -8 19 £335 -4.28%
Hertfordshire -6 18 £263 -5.40% 4
Cheshire +25 17 £425 -18.26% 3
Southampton +22 14 £286 -18.21% 1
Edinburgh +2 13 £394 +31.16% 9
Winchester - 10 £345 -
Hammersmith +8 9 £180 -46.66%
Merseyside +11 8 £363 +20.83% 2

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CMS.

1 837 (46.50%) HTML
2 721 (40.06%) JavaScript
3 718 (39.89%) CSS
4 639 (35.50%) Content Management
5 616 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
6 485 (26.94%) .NET
7 379 (21.06%) C#
8 357 (19.83%) HTML5
9 320 (17.78%) Web Development
10 296 (16.44%) Sitecore CMS
10 296 (16.44%) Sitecore
11 295 (16.39%) jQuery
12 283 (15.72%) MVC
13 268 (14.89%) User Experience
14 267 (14.83%) ASP.NET
15 251 (13.94%) Java
16 233 (12.94%) AngularJS
17 232 (12.89%) E-Commerce
18 228 (12.67%) Scrum
19 225 (12.50%) SQL Server
20 224 (12.44%) XML
21 223 (12.39%) CSS3
22 222 (12.33%) PHP
23 208 (11.56%) Finance
24 207 (11.50%) Marketing
25 206 (11.44%) Web Services
26 197 (10.94%) SQL
27 190 (10.56%) Front End Development
28 188 (10.44%) Adobe
29 179 (9.94%) Git (software)

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 296 (16.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 155 (8.61%) Umbraco
3 140 (7.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 132 (7.33%) Drupal
5 120 (6.67%) WordPress
6 60 (3.33%) Apache
7 58 (3.22%) SharePoint
8 49 (2.72%) IIS
9 39 (2.17%) EPiServer CMS
10 35 (1.94%) Tomcat
11 33 (1.83%) Apache Solr
12 29 (1.61%) Confluence
13 27 (1.50%) Sitefinity
14 26 (1.44%) Joomla!
15 21 (1.17%) Kentico
15 21 (1.17%) Mule
16 18 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
17 15 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.83%) WebSphere
18 14 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 89 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.06%) Photoshop
3 51 (2.83%) MS Office
4 32 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.94%) MS Project
7 14 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
8 13 (0.72%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.44%) InDesign
9 8 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.39%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.17%) InVision
13 2 (0.11%) Edge Animate
13 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.11%) Mingle
14 1 (0.056%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 21 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.06%) Magento
3 11 (0.61%) SDL Web 8
4 7 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.28%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FS
9 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.056%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.056%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.056%) Unica
9 1 (0.056%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 78 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.17%) Google Analytics
4 34 (1.89%) GitHub
5 15 (0.83%) SaaS
6 13 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
7 11 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.44%) Office 365
9 7 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.33%) AdWords
11 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.28%) Force.com
11 5 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.22%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.17%) Slack
13 3 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.17%) Internet
1 39 (2.17%) Intranet
2 30 (1.67%) HTTP
3 18 (1.00%) LDAP
4 16 (0.89%) DNS
5 15 (0.83%) Firewall
6 10 (0.56%) SSL
6 10 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.44%) Network Security
8 7 (0.39%) Extranet
8 7 (0.39%) SNMP
9 5 (0.28%) ISDN
9 5 (0.28%) LAN
9 5 (0.28%) PBX
9 5 (0.28%) Skype
9 5 (0.28%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.28%) WAN
10 4 (0.22%) DMZ
10 4 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.17%) MySQL
3 56 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 38 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 38 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 30 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 14 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (0.72%) Big Data
10 11 (0.61%) Couchbase
11 10 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.50%) GIS
12 9 (0.50%) Redis
13 8 (0.44%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.33%) DB2
15 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 179 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 89 (4.94%) JIRA
3 70 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 66 (3.67%) Visual Studio
5 55 (3.06%) gulp
6 49 (2.72%) Subversion
7 47 (2.61%) Grunt
7 47 (2.61%) Jenkins
8 40 (2.22%) Selenium
9 33 (1.83%) Maven
10 26 (1.44%) Bower
10 26 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 25 (1.39%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.89%) Axure RP
12 16 (0.89%) JUnit
13 13 (0.72%) NUnit
14 12 (0.67%) git-flow
15 11 (0.61%) SoapUI
16 10 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 208 (11.56%) Finance
2 207 (11.50%) Marketing
3 112 (6.22%) Retail
4 87 (4.83%) Publishing
5 44 (2.44%) Legal
6 41 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.22%) Banking
8 35 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.89%) Advertising
10 33 (1.83%) Automotive
11 23 (1.28%) Games
12 21 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.78%) Law
14 13 (0.72%) Back Office
15 11 (0.61%) Billing
15 11 (0.61%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.50%) Electronics
17 8 (0.44%) German Language
18 6 (0.33%) Local Government
19 5 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 954 (53.00%) Developer
2 181 (10.06%) .NET Developer
3 180 (10.00%) Analyst
4 151 (8.39%) Architect
5 132 (7.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 117 (6.50%) Sitecore Developer
7 107 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 104 (5.78%) Web Developer
9 102 (5.67%) CMS Developer
10 99 (5.50%) Business Analyst
11 96 (5.33%) Project Manager
12 86 (4.78%) ServiceNow Developer
13 85 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
14 83 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
15 74 (4.11%) Java Developer
16 72 (4.00%) PHP Developer
17 64 (3.56%) HTML Developer
18 59 (3.28%) Designer
19 58 (3.22%) Digital Project Manager
20 54 (3.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (46.50%) HTML
2 718 (39.89%) CSS
3 485 (26.94%) .NET
4 357 (19.83%) HTML5
5 295 (16.39%) jQuery
6 267 (14.83%) ASP.NET
7 233 (12.94%) AngularJS
8 224 (12.44%) XML
9 223 (12.39%) CSS3
10 206 (11.44%) Web Services
11 106 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 102 (5.67%) .NET Framework
13 99 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 94 (5.22%) Sass
15 89 (4.94%) Ajax
16 88 (4.89%) REST
17 81 (4.50%) Spring
18 76 (4.22%) JSON
19 71 (3.94%) J2EE
20 63 (3.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 268 (14.89%) User Experience
2 98 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (3.44%) Mobile App
4 59 (3.28%) Social Media
5 53 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.61%) CMDB
7 39 (2.17%) Digital Media
8 29 (1.61%) N-Tier
9 28 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 27 (1.50%) Blog
11 23 (1.28%) e-Learning
12 22 (1.22%) Copywriting
13 20 (1.11%) iPad
14 18 (1.00%) NHS
15 17 (0.94%) Visualisation
16 14 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.78%) W3C
17 13 (0.72%) Data Structures
18 11 (0.61%) Animation
18 11 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.50%) Linux
2 63 (3.50%) Windows
3 26 (1.44%) Unix
4 20 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.06%) Android
6 18 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.28%) Solaris
12 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.17%) AIX
13 3 (0.17%) HPUX
14 2 (0.11%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.056%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.056%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (35.50%) Content Management
2 616 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (17.78%) Web Development
4 283 (15.72%) MVC
5 232 (12.89%) E-Commerce
6 228 (12.67%) Scrum
7 190 (10.56%) Front End Development
8 164 (9.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 154 (8.56%) TDD
10 152 (8.44%) Analytics
11 128 (7.11%) Project Management
12 116 (6.44%) SEO
13 111 (6.17%) Migration
14 95 (5.28%) OO
15 94 (5.22%) CRM
16 92 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (4.56%) Web Design
18 81 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 79 (4.39%) ITIL
20 72 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 721 (40.06%) JavaScript
2 379 (21.06%) C#
3 251 (13.94%) Java
4 222 (12.33%) PHP
5 197 (10.94%) SQL
6 45 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 38 (2.11%) Python
8 25 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.33%) Ruby
10 17 (0.94%) C
10 17 (0.94%) Groovy
11 16 (0.89%) C++
12 11 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.61%) Perl
12 11 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.56%) PHP 5
14 9 (0.50%) ES6
14 9 (0.50%) Scala
15 8 (0.44%) VB
15 8 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (5.44%) Degree
2 36 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.61%) ISEB
5 10 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.39%) PMP
8 6 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.22%) MCP
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.11%) CCDE
11 2 (0.11%) CCIE
11 2 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.11%) CITP
11 2 (0.11%) HNC
11 2 (0.11%) MCITP
11 2 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.56%) QA
2 17 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (0.94%) SLA
3 6 (0.33%) WCAG
4 4 (0.22%) COBIT
4 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.22%) SDET
5 3 (0.17%) WAI
6 2 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.056%) SEPA
7 1 (0.056%) TARGET2
System Software
1 19 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.72%) Varnish
3 12 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.56%) Docker
5 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.17%) zsh
7 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.056%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.056%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.056%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.67%) Puppet
3 10 (0.56%) TeamSite
4 7 (0.39%) Ansible
5 6 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.22%) Kibana
6 4 (0.22%) logstash
7 3 (0.17%) Terraform
8 2 (0.11%) Grafana
8 2 (0.11%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.11%) Nagios
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.11%) Piwik
8 2 (0.11%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.11%) StatsD
8 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.056%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.056%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.056%) Plesk
9 1 (0.056%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 296 (16.44%) Sitecore
2 188 (10.44%) Adobe
3 161 (8.94%) Microsoft
4 105 (5.83%) ServiceNow
5 80 (4.44%) EPiServer
6 62 (3.44%) Google
7 55 (3.06%) Oracle
8 29 (1.61%) SAP
9 25 (1.39%) hybris
10 24 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.28%) Twitter
12 20 (1.11%) Zend
13 19 (1.06%) IBM
14 17 (0.94%) ATG
14 17 (0.94%) Avaya
15 16 (0.89%) Cisco
16 15 (0.83%) Atlassian
17 14 (0.78%) Ektron
18 12 (0.67%) OpenText
18 12 (0.67%) Xamarin
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £450 per day + Rolling Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York
Real Staffing
Rate: £290 - £310 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: £600 day or to £110K for permanent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £125 to £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 5 days ago