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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 125 128 114
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing CMS 854 833 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.66% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.09% 9.40% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 518 497
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.91 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.13% +18.75%

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
9391 8858 8065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.62% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5772 5203 4518
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 306 400
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.72 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -2 804 £350 - 363
London -10 377 £375 +7.14% 110
South East +45 244 £350 +7.69% 73
City of London +18 98 £375 +5.63% 35
Berkshire +30 71 £335 -0.74% 25
South West -32 50 £338 +3.84% 26
Buckinghamshire +15 45 £388 +5.44% 7
Hampshire +5 44 £340 +8.80% 11
East of England -5 41 £335 -7.26% 20
Milton Keynes +10 36 £369 -2.96% 4
Scotland -3 36 £313 +25.00% 23
Yorkshire -15 35 £325 +12.55% 35
Reading +20 28 £325 -3.70% 8
East Sussex +20 28 £288 -11.53% 2
Brighton +7 27 £200 -38.46%
Oxfordshire -3 23 £330 +45.05% 6
Surrey +12 21 £388 -9.35% 16
West Yorkshire -10 21 £325 -7.14% 27
West Midlands -17 20 £294 +10.84% 26
Oxford -8 19 £340 +49.45% 3
Edinburgh +2 18 £300 +13.20% 3
North West -34 17 £325 -16.66% 49
Hertfordshire -4 14 £325 -18.23% 8
Bristol -5 14 £303 +6.14% 11
Basingstoke +1 13 £350 +7.69%
Manchester -19 13 £325 +4.83% 23
Somerset +3 12 £675 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 12 £210 -14.28% 2
Glasgow -4 12 £350 +55.55% 7
East Midlands -7 12 £350 +9.80% 16

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 785 (44.65%) HTML
2 741 (42.15%) CSS
3 698 (39.70%) JavaScript
4 562 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
5 553 (31.46%) .NET
6 450 (25.60%) jQuery
7 429 (24.40%) Content Management
8 426 (24.23%) C#
9 367 (20.88%) ASP.NET
10 335 (19.06%) MVC
11 332 (18.89%) HTML5
12 276 (15.70%) CSS3
13 264 (15.02%) Web Services
14 260 (14.79%) SQL Server
15 256 (14.56%) Sitecore CMS
15 256 (14.56%) Sitecore
16 238 (13.54%) E-Commerce
17 235 (13.37%) Java
18 228 (12.97%) SQL
19 227 (12.91%) XML
20 210 (11.95%) TDD
21 198 (11.26%) PHP
22 195 (11.09%) Scrum
23 174 (9.90%) Umbraco
24 173 (9.84%) Finance
25 169 (9.61%) Microsoft
25 169 (9.61%) Web Development
26 162 (9.22%) Marketing
26 162 (9.22%) User Experience
27 160 (9.10%) Adobe

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 256 (14.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 174 (9.90%) Umbraco
3 140 (7.96%) Drupal
4 119 (6.77%) SharePoint
5 94 (5.35%) Adobe CQ
6 92 (5.23%) WordPress
7 86 (4.89%) Kentico
8 72 (4.10%) Apache
9 59 (3.36%) Node.js
10 49 (2.79%) Tomcat
10 49 (2.79%) IIS
11 36 (2.05%) Sitefinity
12 31 (1.76%) Alfresco
13 29 (1.65%) Joomla!
14 24 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (1.37%) EPiServer CMS
15 22 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (1.14%) TeamSite
17 18 (1.02%) Apache Solr
18 16 (0.91%) Liferay
Applications
1 96 (5.46%) Photoshop
2 75 (4.27%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 24 (1.37%) MS Office
5 20 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.46%) InDesign
7 8 (0.46%) MS Project
8 6 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.057%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 46 (2.62%) Magento
2 30 (1.71%) Google Analytics
2 30 (1.71%) Tridion
3 21 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (0.51%) WebTrends
5 9 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.46%) SiteCatalyst
7 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.28%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.11%) SAP CS
11 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
11 2 (0.11%) AWD
11 2 (0.11%) SAP ECC
11 2 (0.11%) osCommerce
12 1 (0.057%) Fredhopper
12 1 (0.057%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.51%) Office 365
4 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.23%) GitHub
6 4 (0.23%) SaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.057%) IaaS
8 1 (0.057%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.66%) Intranet
2 36 (2.05%) Internet
3 22 (1.25%) HTTP
4 17 (0.97%) PBX
5 11 (0.63%) Extranet
6 8 (0.46%) Firewall
7 7 (0.40%) SNMP
8 6 (0.34%) VoIP
9 5 (0.28%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) Network Security
9 5 (0.28%) LAN
10 4 (0.23%) ATM
10 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.17%) DNS
12 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.11%) SAN
12 2 (0.11%) 3G
12 2 (0.11%) FTP
12 2 (0.11%) 2G
13 1 (0.057%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.04%) MySQL
3 53 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (1.65%) NoSQL
5 29 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 28 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 24 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.68%) Jackrabbit
12 11 (0.63%) SAP BW
13 10 (0.57%) RavenDB
14 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.28%) MS Access
16 5 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 155 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 95 (5.40%) Subversion
3 88 (5.01%) Visual Studio
4 57 (3.24%) Maven
4 57 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (2.56%) JUnit
6 41 (2.33%) Selenium
7 38 (2.16%) JIRA
8 31 (1.76%) Jenkins
9 29 (1.65%) Grunt
9 29 (1.65%) NUnit
10 28 (1.59%) Ant
11 25 (1.42%) Axure RP
12 21 (1.19%) Mockito
13 20 (1.14%) Eclipse
14 18 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
15 16 (0.91%) SpecFlow
16 14 (0.80%) Cucumber
17 13 (0.74%) Moq
17 13 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 173 (9.84%) Finance
2 162 (9.22%) Marketing
3 118 (6.71%) Publishing
4 101 (5.75%) Retail
5 75 (4.27%) Banking
6 48 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.82%) Advertising
8 29 (1.65%) Legal
9 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.74%) Games
11 12 (0.68%) Law
12 11 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.51%) French Language
13 9 (0.51%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.46%) Back Office
15 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.34%) Automotive
16 6 (0.34%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1024 (58.25%) Developer
2 198 (11.26%) Web Developer
3 190 (10.81%) Analyst
4 188 (10.69%) .NET Developer
5 146 (8.30%) Front-End Developer
6 120 (6.83%) Java Developer
7 117 (6.66%) Senior Developer
8 101 (5.75%) Project Manager
9 100 (5.69%) Architect
10 93 (5.29%) Business Analyst
11 72 (4.10%) CMS Developer
11 72 (4.10%) Sitecore Developer
12 71 (4.04%) PHP Developer
13 60 (3.41%) C# Developer
14 48 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
15 44 (2.50%) Umbraco Developer
16 43 (2.45%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (2.33%) Digital Project Manager
18 40 (2.28%) ASP.NET Developer
19 39 (2.22%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 785 (44.65%) HTML
2 741 (42.15%) CSS
3 553 (31.46%) .NET
4 450 (25.60%) jQuery
5 367 (20.88%) ASP.NET
6 332 (18.89%) HTML5
7 276 (15.70%) CSS3
8 264 (15.02%) Web Services
9 227 (12.91%) XML
10 147 (8.36%) Ajax
11 138 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 107 (6.09%) AngularJS
12 107 (6.09%) .NET Framework
13 102 (5.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 97 (5.52%) REST
15 93 (5.29%) XHTML
16 85 (4.84%) WCF
17 80 (4.55%) SOAP
18 79 (4.49%) RESTful
19 75 (4.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 162 (9.22%) User Experience
2 74 (4.21%) W3C
3 73 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.36%) Social Media
6 57 (3.24%) Open Source
7 45 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 37 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 37 (2.10%) Digital Media
9 28 (1.59%) Web 2.0
10 21 (1.19%) E-Learning
11 18 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.97%) IVR
13 16 (0.91%) Copywriting
14 15 (0.85%) CMDB
14 15 (0.85%) GIS
15 14 (0.80%) iPhone
16 13 (0.74%) iPad
16 13 (0.74%) NHS
17 12 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 80 (4.55%) Linux
2 75 (4.27%) Windows
3 51 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 42 (2.39%) UNIX
5 41 (2.33%) Android
6 9 (0.51%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.28%) Solaris
9 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.17%) webOS
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.17%) Debian
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.11%) NetWare
10 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.057%) SUSE
11 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (24.40%) Content Management
3 335 (19.06%) MVC
4 238 (13.54%) E-Commerce
5 210 (11.95%) TDD
6 195 (11.09%) Scrum
7 169 (9.61%) Web Development
8 126 (7.17%) OO
9 107 (6.09%) Project Management
10 101 (5.75%) BDD
11 99 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
12 96 (5.46%) CRM
13 84 (4.78%) SOA
13 84 (4.78%) Workflow
14 83 (4.72%) SEO
14 83 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 81 (4.61%) Migration
16 77 (4.38%) Analytics
17 75 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (3.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 698 (39.70%) JavaScript
2 426 (24.23%) C#
3 235 (13.37%) Java
4 228 (12.97%) SQL
5 198 (11.26%) PHP
6 41 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 31 (1.76%) Ruby
8 30 (1.71%) PHP5
9 27 (1.54%) Python
10 26 (1.48%) VB.NET
11 22 (1.25%) Perl
12 16 (0.91%) VB
13 13 (0.74%) C
14 12 (0.68%) ActionScript
14 12 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.40%) Scala
15 7 (0.40%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.40%) XPath
16 6 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (4.61%) Degree
2 50 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.88%) ISEB
4 28 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.19%) VCP4
6 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.17%) MOS
9 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.11%) MCDST
10 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.11%) CBAP
11 1 (0.057%) IIBA
11 1 (0.057%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.01%) QA
2 13 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (0.74%) WCAG
3 12 (0.68%) SLA
4 10 (0.57%) ISO 9000
4 10 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.46%) WAI
6 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.057%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.17%) Varnish
3 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) NDS
5 1 (0.057%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
5 1 (0.057%) Corosync
5 1 (0.057%) KVM
5 1 (0.057%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (0.80%) Puppet
2 6 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (0.28%) WMI
4 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.17%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.11%) cPanel
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.057%) Nagios
6 1 (0.057%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.057%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 256 (14.56%) Sitecore
2 169 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 160 (9.10%) Adobe
4 91 (5.18%) EPiServer
5 83 (4.72%) Oracle
6 76 (4.32%) Google
7 51 (2.90%) Ektron
8 48 (2.73%) Open Text
9 45 (2.56%) RedDot
9 45 (2.56%) SAP
10 37 (2.10%) FatWire
11 30 (1.71%) HP
12 28 (1.59%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.14%) Twitter
14 17 (0.97%) Facebook
15 15 (0.85%) Verint
16 14 (0.80%) hybris
17 12 (0.68%) Zend
18 10 (0.57%) Appcelerator
18 10 (0.57%) Omniture
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