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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 153 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -8
Contract jobs citing CMS 929 1130 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.96% 1.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.24% 10.97% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 775 683
Median daily rate £400 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 28
Median hourly rate £23.68 £27.50 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.89% +50.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.90 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £40.15 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £34.84 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-32.02% +103.08%

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
10059 10304 9931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.61% 17.91% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6579 6469 5818
Median daily rate £423 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 324 426
Median hourly rate £23.68 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -33 900 £400 +9.58% 206
London -53 425 £400 - 81
South East +49 194 £388 +33.62% 34
West Midlands -13 64 £356 +18.75% 11
Hampshire +32 61 £394 +31.25% 7
North West +23 60 £381 -10.29% 22
Yorkshire -16 54 £400 +14.28% 14
Berkshire -5 42 £350 +18.64% 1
City of London -36 42 £399 -3.33% 15
Manchester +5 41 £350 -6.66% 20
West Yorkshire -13 41 £400 +23.07% 9
South West +7 38 £313 -13.01% 18
East Midlands +3 30 £350 +7.69% 9
Leeds -16 30 £350 +7.69% 4
West Sussex +19 27 £340 -17.57% 1
East of England -40 26 £325 -7.14% 14
Scotland -7 23 £325 +30.00% 5
Surrey +17 22 £400 +33.33% 8
Nottinghamshire +1 20 £350 -4.76% 3
Nottingham -3 20 £350 -4.76% 3
Coventry -5 20 £450 +50.00% 1
Birmingham -13 19 £250 -16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 18 £420 +29.23% 9
Bristol +7 18 £308 -1.60% 10
Southampton +19 14 £400 +26.98% 1
Edinburgh -3 14 £338 -3.57% 3
Middlesex +8 12 £528 +76.00%
Hertfordshire -9 12 £288 +3.60% 4
Reading 0 11 £350 -6.35%
Cambridgeshire +13 10 £363 +3.57% 2

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 804 (44.49%) HTML
2 700 (38.74%) JavaScript
3 677 (37.47%) CSS
4 636 (35.20%) Content Management
5 631 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
6 476 (26.34%) .NET
7 367 (20.31%) C#
8 337 (18.65%) HTML5
9 315 (17.43%) Web Development
10 305 (16.88%) jQuery
11 299 (16.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 299 (16.55%) Sitecore
12 283 (15.66%) MVC
13 268 (14.83%) User Experience
14 256 (14.17%) ASP.NET
15 254 (14.06%) Java
16 233 (12.89%) Scrum
17 231 (12.78%) E-Commerce
18 229 (12.67%) AngularJS
19 226 (12.51%) SQL Server
20 217 (12.01%) Web Services
20 217 (12.01%) CSS3
21 213 (11.79%) XML
22 212 (11.73%) Finance
23 210 (11.62%) PHP
24 208 (11.51%) Marketing
25 199 (11.01%) SQL
26 191 (10.57%) Adobe
27 185 (10.24%) Git (software)
28 183 (10.13%) Front End Development

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
1 299 (16.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 155 (8.58%) Umbraco
3 143 (7.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 114 (6.31%) Drupal
5 102 (5.64%) WordPress
6 77 (4.26%) SharePoint
7 68 (3.76%) Apache
8 54 (2.99%) IIS
9 40 (2.21%) EPiServer CMS
10 37 (2.05%) Apache Solr
10 37 (2.05%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.38%) Joomla!
12 23 (1.27%) Confluence
12 23 (1.27%) Mule
13 22 (1.22%) Sitefinity
14 20 (1.11%) Kentico
14 20 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.94%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 84 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 84 (4.65%) Photoshop
2 62 (3.43%) MS Office
3 33 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
4 28 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.83%) MS Project
6 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.50%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.50%) InDesign
8 7 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.17%) InVision
11 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.11%) Mingle
12 1 (0.055%) GIMP
12 1 (0.055%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 26 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.94%) 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%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FS
9 1 (0.055%) Data Workbench
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.055%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.27%) Google Analytics
3 38 (2.10%) GitHub
4 32 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
5 13 (0.72%) SaaS
6 11 (0.61%) Office 365
7 8 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.39%) AdWords
9 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.28%) Force.com
9 5 (0.28%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.22%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.17%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.17%) PaaS
11 3 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.49%) Intranet
2 39 (2.16%) Internet
3 26 (1.44%) HTTP
4 18 (1.00%) LDAP
5 14 (0.77%) DNS
5 14 (0.77%) Firewall
6 11 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.50%) SNMP
8 8 (0.44%) Network Security
8 8 (0.44%) SSL
9 7 (0.39%) Extranet
9 7 (0.39%) ISDN
10 6 (0.33%) LAN
10 6 (0.33%) WAN
10 6 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.28%) Skype
11 5 (0.28%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.22%) FTP
12 4 (0.22%) PBX
12 4 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.70%) MySQL
3 53 (2.93%) MongoDB
4 36 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (1.38%) NoSQL
7 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (0.72%) Big Data
10 12 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.44%) GIS
12 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.39%) Redis
13 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.28%) DB2
15 5 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 185 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 86 (4.76%) JIRA
3 71 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 66 (3.65%) Visual Studio
5 55 (3.04%) gulp
6 48 (2.66%) Grunt
7 47 (2.60%) Subversion
8 46 (2.55%) Jenkins
9 35 (1.94%) Maven
10 32 (1.77%) Selenium
11 24 (1.33%) Bower
12 22 (1.22%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.00%) JUnit
14 16 (0.89%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.83%) Axure RP
16 13 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.72%) git-flow
16 13 (0.72%) NUnit
17 11 (0.61%) Ant
17 11 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
General
1 212 (11.73%) Finance
2 208 (11.51%) Marketing
3 124 (6.86%) Retail
4 102 (5.64%) Publishing
5 46 (2.55%) Banking
6 43 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.99%) Legal
8 35 (1.94%) Advertising
9 34 (1.88%) Automotive
10 29 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.33%) Games
12 17 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.77%) Law
14 13 (0.72%) Back Office
15 11 (0.61%) Electronics
16 10 (0.55%) Billing
16 10 (0.55%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.50%) German Language
18 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 931 (51.52%) Developer
2 183 (10.13%) Analyst
3 175 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 144 (7.97%) Architect
5 125 (6.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 120 (6.64%) Sitecore Developer
7 106 (5.87%) Business Analyst
8 105 (5.81%) CMS Developer
9 103 (5.70%) Web Developer
10 101 (5.59%) C# Developer
11 98 (5.42%) Project Manager
12 81 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
13 79 (4.37%) JavaScript Developer
14 76 (4.21%) ServiceNow Developer
15 71 (3.93%) Java Developer
16 64 (3.54%) Designer
17 63 (3.49%) PHP Developer
17 63 (3.49%) Umbraco Developer
18 60 (3.32%) Digital Project Manager
19 59 (3.27%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 804 (44.49%) HTML
2 677 (37.47%) CSS
3 476 (26.34%) .NET
4 337 (18.65%) HTML5
5 305 (16.88%) jQuery
6 256 (14.17%) ASP.NET
7 229 (12.67%) AngularJS
8 217 (12.01%) CSS3
8 217 (12.01%) Web Services
9 213 (11.79%) XML
10 109 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 103 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 97 (5.37%) Sass
13 87 (4.81%) REST
14 84 (4.65%) Ajax
15 81 (4.48%) Spring
16 80 (4.43%) .NET Framework
17 74 (4.10%) J2EE
18 64 (3.54%) Node.js
19 62 (3.43%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 268 (14.83%) User Experience
2 102 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.99%) Social Media
6 45 (2.49%) CMDB
7 39 (2.16%) Digital Media
8 32 (1.77%) Blog
9 29 (1.60%) N-Tier
10 27 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 22 (1.22%) e-Learning
11 22 (1.22%) iPad
12 21 (1.16%) Copywriting
13 19 (1.05%) NHS
13 19 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 18 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.83%) W3C
16 12 (0.66%) Video on Demand
17 11 (0.61%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 100 (5.53%) Linux
2 73 (4.04%) Windows
3 26 (1.44%) Unix
4 24 (1.33%) Android
4 24 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.33%) Solaris
10 5 (0.28%) AIX
11 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.11%) CentOS
14 1 (0.055%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.055%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (35.20%) Content Management
2 631 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (17.43%) Web Development
4 283 (15.66%) MVC
5 233 (12.89%) Scrum
6 231 (12.78%) E-Commerce
7 183 (10.13%) Front End Development
8 160 (8.85%) TDD
9 152 (8.41%) Analytics
10 149 (8.25%) Responsive Web Design
11 132 (7.30%) Project Management
12 121 (6.70%) SEO
13 118 (6.53%) Migration
14 115 (6.36%) CRM
15 95 (5.26%) OO
16 88 (4.87%) Web Design
17 86 (4.76%) ITIL
17 86 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 76 (4.21%) Workflow
19 75 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 700 (38.74%) JavaScript
2 367 (20.31%) C#
3 254 (14.06%) Java
4 210 (11.62%) PHP
5 199 (11.01%) SQL
6 44 (2.43%) VB.NET
7 32 (1.77%) Python
8 26 (1.44%) C
8 26 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.33%) Ruby
10 21 (1.16%) Groovy
11 16 (0.89%) C++
12 12 (0.66%) Perl
12 12 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.50%) Scala
13 9 (0.50%) VBScript
14 8 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.44%) ES6
14 8 (0.44%) VBA
15 7 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 85 (4.70%) Degree
2 40 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (0.44%) ISEB
6 7 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.33%) PMP
8 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.22%) MCP
10 3 (0.17%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.11%) CCDE
11 2 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.11%) CITP
11 2 (0.11%) MBA
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.43%) QA
2 17 (0.94%) SLA
3 11 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.39%) WCAG
5 5 (0.28%) COBIT
6 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.22%) SDET
7 3 (0.17%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (0.66%) Active Directory
1 12 (0.66%) Varnish
2 11 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.44%) Docker
3 8 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.17%) zsh
5 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.61%) Puppet
3 10 (0.55%) TeamSite
4 6 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.22%) Ansible
5 4 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.22%) Kibana
5 4 (0.22%) logstash
5 4 (0.22%) WMI
6 2 (0.11%) Grafana
6 2 (0.11%) Nagios
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.11%) Piwik
6 2 (0.11%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.11%) StatsD
6 2 (0.11%) Terraform
6 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.055%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.055%) Plesk
7 1 (0.055%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 299 (16.55%) Sitecore
2 191 (10.57%) Adobe
3 171 (9.46%) Microsoft
4 97 (5.37%) ServiceNow
5 71 (3.93%) EPiServer
6 62 (3.43%) Google
7 60 (3.32%) Oracle
8 28 (1.55%) SAP
9 25 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.11%) Avaya
10 20 (1.11%) hybris
11 18 (1.00%) IBM
12 17 (0.94%) Zend
13 16 (0.89%) Twitter
14 15 (0.83%) Cisco
15 13 (0.72%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.66%) FatWire
17 11 (0.61%) CA
17 11 (0.61%) HP
18 10 (0.55%) VMware
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Creative Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Roc Search Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £270 to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £125 - £225 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £600 per day + Could be part time
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Fixed Term
Posted: 4 days ago