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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 120 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing CMS 964 899 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.74% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.56% 9.66% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 583 527
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 34
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £22.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £9.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £32.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.65% -42.50%

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
10083 9305 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6516 5660 4970
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 386 447
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
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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 -9 895 £350 +2.94% 336
London -28 429 £385 +10.00% 133
South East +65 234 £325 +2.36% 78
City of London +6 103 £380 +1.33% 55
South West -6 63 £325 +8.33% 31
Scotland +11 53 £320 +6.66% 6
Berkshire +18 52 £329 +9.58% 19
Buckinghamshire +17 45 £334 -11.00% 8
East of England +3 43 £405 +35.00% 18
North West -1 40 £325 -16.66% 24
Hampshire +4 39 £328 +4.80% 26
Milton Keynes +11 37 £325 -18.75% 4
Oxfordshire +3 36 £425 +14.86% 9
Yorkshire -7 36 £325 +12.06% 17
Wiltshire -1 30 £325 -7.14% 3
Manchester -3 29 £318 -18.58% 16
Swindon +5 28 £325 -
Surrey +8 27 £325 - 6
Glasgow +14 26 £275 +15.78% 4
Edinburgh 0 24 £419 +39.58%
Oxford 0 24 £425 +14.86% 3
West Midlands -4 23 £425 +60.37% 15
West Yorkshire +5 21 £305 +5.17% 14
East Sussex +8 17 £180 -43.46% 4
Brighton +6 17 £180 -43.46% 3
East Midlands +1 16 £388 +75.14% 13
Bristol -3 16 £325 +8.33% 4
Reading +18 14 £300 -7.69% 4
Essex +4 14 £380 +28.81% 1
Bedfordshire -5 13 £600 - 1

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 899 (47.04%) HTML
2 821 (42.96%) CSS
3 770 (40.29%) JavaScript
4 610 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
5 554 (28.99%) .NET
6 506 (26.48%) Content Management
6 506 (26.48%) jQuery
7 443 (23.18%) C#
8 378 (19.78%) MVC
8 378 (19.78%) HTML5
9 357 (18.68%) ASP.NET
10 309 (16.17%) CSS3
11 283 (14.81%) E-Commerce
12 268 (14.02%) SQL Server
13 263 (13.76%) Sitecore CMS
13 263 (13.76%) Sitecore
14 261 (13.66%) Java
14 261 (13.66%) XML
15 260 (13.61%) Web Services
16 246 (12.87%) TDD
17 232 (12.14%) SQL
18 221 (11.56%) Finance
19 219 (11.46%) PHP
20 212 (11.09%) User Experience
21 211 (11.04%) Scrum
22 196 (10.26%) Git (software)
23 195 (10.20%) Marketing
23 195 (10.20%) Web Development
24 185 (9.68%) Drupal
25 182 (9.52%) Microsoft

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 263 (13.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 185 (9.68%) Drupal
3 157 (8.22%) Umbraco
4 119 (6.23%) SharePoint
5 115 (6.02%) WordPress
6 111 (5.81%) Adobe CQ
7 104 (5.44%) Apache
8 85 (4.45%) Node.js
9 55 (2.88%) Kentico
10 53 (2.77%) Joomla!
10 53 (2.77%) IIS
11 51 (2.67%) Tomcat
12 37 (1.94%) Alfresco
13 33 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (1.67%) EPiServer CMS
14 32 (1.67%) TeamSite
15 26 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (1.26%) Sitefinity
17 23 (1.20%) WebSphere
18 18 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 113 (5.91%) Photoshop
2 82 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 37 (1.94%) MS Office
4 23 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 22 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 18 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.78%) MS Project
8 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.26%) InDesign
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.052%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 44 (2.30%) Magento
2 39 (2.04%) Tridion
3 29 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.37%) WebTrends
7 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.16%) osCommerce
9 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
10 2 (0.10%) SAP ECC
10 2 (0.10%) AWD
10 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.10%) SAP CS
11 1 (0.052%) Maximo
11 1 (0.052%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.52%) GitHub
4 9 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.21%) SaaS
8 2 (0.10%) Office 365
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.052%) Heroku
9 1 (0.052%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.052%) Trello
9 1 (0.052%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.052%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.052%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.34%) Intranet
2 55 (2.88%) Internet
3 21 (1.10%) HTTP
4 12 (0.63%) PBX
5 10 (0.52%) Extranet
5 10 (0.52%) SNMP
6 9 (0.47%) Firewall
7 8 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.37%) VoIP
9 4 (0.21%) WAN
9 4 (0.21%) LAN
9 4 (0.21%) FTP
9 4 (0.21%) DNS
10 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.16%) Wireless
10 3 (0.16%) Broadband
10 3 (0.16%) DHCP
10 3 (0.16%) Network Security
10 3 (0.16%) NFC
10 3 (0.16%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 181 (9.47%) MySQL
3 74 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 52 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (2.09%) MongoDB
5 40 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 38 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 32 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 27 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.94%) RavenDB
11 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.58%) SAP BW
12 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.52%) Jackrabbit
13 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.26%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 196 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 131 (6.86%) Subversion
3 98 (5.13%) Visual Studio
4 61 (3.19%) Maven
5 59 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 49 (2.56%) JUnit
8 44 (2.30%) Selenium
9 41 (2.15%) NUnit
10 38 (1.99%) JIRA
11 32 (1.67%) Ant
12 27 (1.41%) Grunt
13 23 (1.20%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.20%) Axure RP
13 23 (1.20%) Mockito
14 22 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
15 21 (1.10%) Eclipse
16 19 (0.99%) Jasmine
17 18 (0.94%) TeamCity
17 18 (0.94%) Moq
General
1 221 (11.56%) Finance
2 195 (10.20%) Marketing
3 133 (6.96%) Publishing
4 105 (5.49%) Banking
5 96 (5.02%) Retail
6 43 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.94%) Legal
8 26 (1.36%) Advertising
9 20 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.78%) Law
11 14 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.68%) Games
13 12 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.58%) Automotive
14 11 (0.58%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.47%) German Language
15 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
16 8 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
16 8 (0.42%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1096 (57.35%) Developer
2 236 (12.35%) Web Developer
3 196 (10.26%) .NET Developer
4 192 (10.05%) Front-End Developer
5 186 (9.73%) Analyst
6 135 (7.06%) Java Developer
7 126 (6.59%) Project Manager
8 120 (6.28%) Senior Developer
9 102 (5.34%) Architect
10 96 (5.02%) Business Analyst
11 91 (4.76%) PHP Developer
12 66 (3.45%) Sitecore Developer
13 65 (3.40%) C# Developer
14 55 (2.88%) Designer
15 51 (2.67%) CMS Developer
16 48 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
17 45 (2.35%) Front-End Web Developer
17 45 (2.35%) Digital Project Manager
18 43 (2.25%) ASP.NET Developer
19 39 (2.04%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (47.04%) HTML
2 821 (42.96%) CSS
3 554 (28.99%) .NET
4 506 (26.48%) jQuery
5 378 (19.78%) HTML5
6 357 (18.68%) ASP.NET
7 309 (16.17%) CSS3
8 261 (13.66%) XML
9 260 (13.61%) Web Services
10 176 (9.21%) Ajax
11 134 (7.01%) AngularJS
12 131 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 114 (5.97%) .NET Framework
14 104 (5.44%) XHTML
15 101 (5.29%) Spring
16 96 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 95 (4.97%) SOAP
18 93 (4.87%) REST
19 90 (4.71%) J2EE
20 88 (4.60%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (11.09%) User Experience
2 81 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.72%) Open Source
4 70 (3.66%) W3C
5 69 (3.61%) Social Media
6 67 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 44 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 41 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 41 (2.15%) Digital Media
9 27 (1.41%) Copywriting
10 25 (1.31%) iPad
11 21 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.05%) Web 2.0
13 17 (0.89%) CMDB
14 15 (0.78%) Blog
15 13 (0.68%) Social Network
15 13 (0.68%) SWIFT
16 12 (0.63%) FMCG
16 12 (0.63%) E-Learning
16 12 (0.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 95 (4.97%) Linux
2 69 (3.61%) Windows
3 48 (2.51%) Apple iOS
4 46 (2.41%) UNIX
4 46 (2.41%) Android
5 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.47%) Solaris
8 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.31%) Debian
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.10%) webOS
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.10%) AIX
13 2 (0.10%) SUSE
14 1 (0.052%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (26.48%) Content Management
3 378 (19.78%) MVC
4 283 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 246 (12.87%) TDD
6 211 (11.04%) Scrum
7 195 (10.20%) Web Development
8 145 (7.59%) OO
9 135 (7.06%) Project Management
10 131 (6.86%) BDD
11 110 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
12 105 (5.49%) SEO
13 99 (5.18%) Migration
14 94 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (4.55%) Workflow
16 86 (4.50%) Analytics
17 85 (4.45%) SOA
18 83 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
19 75 (3.92%) CRM
19 75 (3.92%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 770 (40.29%) JavaScript
2 443 (23.18%) C#
3 261 (13.66%) Java
4 232 (12.14%) SQL
5 219 (11.46%) PHP
6 56 (2.93%) T-SQL
7 36 (1.88%) VB.NET
8 35 (1.83%) PHP5
9 29 (1.52%) Ruby
10 28 (1.47%) Python
11 25 (1.31%) Perl
12 15 (0.78%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.58%) C
14 10 (0.52%) XPath
14 10 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.52%) ActionScript
14 10 (0.52%) VBA
15 9 (0.47%) VB
16 6 (0.31%) C++
17 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (6.07%) Degree
2 35 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.26%) ISEB
4 16 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.16%) CISA
8 3 (0.16%) CISM
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.16%) CISSP
8 3 (0.16%) MCDST
9 2 (0.10%) CBAP
9 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.10%) MySQL Certification
9 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.40%) QA
2 16 (0.84%) WCAG
3 11 (0.58%) SLA
4 10 (0.52%) WAI
5 8 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.052%) COBIT
8 1 (0.052%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.31%) Shibboleth
3 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.21%) Firmware
4 2 (0.10%) Varnish
4 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.10%) NDS
5 1 (0.052%) XenApp
5 1 (0.052%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.052%) vSphere
5 1 (0.052%) Corosync
5 1 (0.052%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.94%) Puppet
3 9 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.26%) WMI
4 5 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.21%) OpenSSO
5 4 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.16%) cPanel
7 2 (0.10%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.052%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.052%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 263 (13.76%) Sitecore
2 182 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 159 (8.32%) Adobe
4 119 (6.23%) Oracle
5 97 (5.08%) EPiServer
6 80 (4.19%) Google
7 57 (2.98%) FatWire
8 48 (2.51%) Open Text
9 45 (2.35%) Ektron
9 45 (2.35%) RedDot
10 35 (1.83%) SAP
11 29 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 28 (1.47%) Twitter
12 28 (1.47%) Zend
12 28 (1.47%) HP
13 26 (1.36%) Facebook
14 16 (0.84%) Verint
15 15 (0.78%) ATG
15 15 (0.78%) Lotus
16 13 (0.68%) IBM
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