The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 114 146 126
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -20
Contract jobs citing CMS 968 735 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.44% 1.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.07% 8.42% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 478 540
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% +23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £15.30 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £42.20 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-41.57% +23.61%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9616 8730 9811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.59% 17.11% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5676 4959 5564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 445 448
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +36 901 £355 +9.23% 373
London +42 525 £388 +10.71% 151
South East +10 140 £325 +8.33% 71
City of London +37 115 £411 +26.53% 36
Berkshire +17 58 £325 +23.80% 15
South West -3 49 £300 +20.00% 31
West Midlands +2 48 £325 +23.80% 18
Yorkshire +26 46 £300 +9.09% 25
Scotland -7 44 £320 -7.91% 13
East of England -10 40 £400 -3.03% 20
North West -8 38 £300 -7.69% 34
West Yorkshire +20 35 £300 +13.74% 18
Leeds +20 32 £300 - 15
Surrey +6 29 £320 -6.90% 13
Edinburgh -11 25 £325 +18.18% 9
Hampshire -28 20 £280 - 20
Wiltshire +11 18 £300 +14.28% 3
Manchester -9 17 £285 -18.57% 16
Birmingham +8 16 £450 - 4
Reading +6 16 £335 -16.25% 6
Oxfordshire +1 15 £375 +87.50% 6
Cheshire +1 13 £440 +30.22% 10
Hertfordshire -4 13 £375 -16.66% 9
Bristol -22 13 £263 +40.00% 11
Southampton -6 12 £280 -36.00% 12
Bracknell - 12 £313 -
Canary Wharf +34 11 £230 -41.40%
Swindon +12 10 £300 +33.33% 1
Essex +9 10 £438 +34.61% 4
Oxford +2 10 £388 +3.33% 3

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 887 (46.88%) HTML
2 771 (40.75%) CSS
3 766 (40.49%) JavaScript
4 579 (30.60%) .NET
5 519 (27.43%) Content Management
6 485 (25.63%) C#
7 467 (24.68%) jQuery
8 380 (20.08%) ASP.NET
9 369 (19.50%) HTML5
10 334 (17.65%) MVC
11 301 (15.91%) SQL Server
12 292 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
13 289 (15.27%) Sitecore CMS
13 289 (15.27%) Sitecore
14 283 (14.96%) CSS3
15 270 (14.27%) TDD
16 258 (13.64%) E-Commerce
17 244 (12.90%) XML
18 243 (12.84%) Java
19 240 (12.68%) Web Development
20 236 (12.47%) PHP
21 233 (12.32%) Finance
22 228 (12.05%) Scrum
23 226 (11.95%) Umbraco
24 193 (10.20%) Web Services
25 187 (9.88%) Git (software)
26 186 (9.83%) SQL
27 179 (9.46%) Marketing
28 171 (9.04%) MySQL
29 169 (8.93%) Microsoft

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 289 (15.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 226 (11.95%) Umbraco
3 149 (7.88%) SharePoint
4 138 (7.29%) Drupal
5 113 (5.97%) WordPress
6 99 (5.23%) IIS
7 92 (4.86%) Adobe CQ
8 81 (4.28%) Apache
9 69 (3.65%) Node.js
10 56 (2.96%) Tomcat
11 41 (2.17%) Joomla!
12 36 (1.90%) Kentico
13 33 (1.74%) Magnolia
14 30 (1.59%) WebSphere
15 27 (1.43%) TeamSite
16 24 (1.27%) IBM Notes
17 22 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
18 21 (1.11%) WebLogic
19 19 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
20 17 (0.90%) DNN
Applications
1 111 (5.87%) Photoshop
2 91 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 56 (2.96%) MS Office
4 38 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.69%) MS Project
8 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.053%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.053%) SPSS
10 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 47 (2.48%) Google Analytics
2 23 (1.22%) Magento
3 21 (1.11%) Tridion
4 17 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.37%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.16%) Agresso
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.053%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.053%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.053%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.053%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.42%) SaaS
4 5 (0.26%) GitHub
5 4 (0.21%) Office 365
5 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.053%) Trello
7 1 (0.053%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.053%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.18%) Intranet
2 79 (4.18%) Internet
3 21 (1.11%) Firewall
4 17 (0.90%) Extranet
5 16 (0.85%) DNS
6 15 (0.79%) HTTP
7 9 (0.48%) VoIP
7 9 (0.48%) WAN
7 9 (0.48%) DHCP
7 9 (0.48%) Nortel Meridian
8 8 (0.42%) LDAP
8 8 (0.42%) LAN
9 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.32%) PBX
11 5 (0.26%) Broadband
11 5 (0.26%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.26%) Wireless
11 5 (0.26%) NFC
12 4 (0.21%) MGW
12 4 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 171 (9.04%) MySQL
3 62 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 29 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (1.22%) RavenDB
9 21 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.74%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.42%) Big Data
16 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.37%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.37%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 187 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 146 (7.72%) Subversion
3 106 (5.60%) Visual Studio
4 68 (3.59%) TeamCity
5 58 (3.07%) Mercurial
6 47 (2.48%) NUnit
7 43 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 40 (2.11%) Eclipse
9 37 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 34 (1.80%) Maven
11 31 (1.64%) Selenium
12 29 (1.53%) Ant
13 28 (1.48%) Cucumber
14 27 (1.43%) Hudson
14 27 (1.43%) JIRA
15 23 (1.22%) Kiln
16 22 (1.16%) JUnit
17 21 (1.11%) Jasmine
18 19 (1.00%) SpecFlow
19 17 (0.90%) Grunt
General
1 233 (12.32%) Finance
2 179 (9.46%) Marketing
3 94 (4.97%) Publishing
4 87 (4.60%) Banking
5 74 (3.91%) Retail
6 34 (1.80%) Legal
7 28 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.48%) Advertising
8 25 (1.32%) Games
9 20 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.85%) French Language
11 12 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.58%) Automotive
12 11 (0.58%) Law
13 10 (0.53%) German Language
13 10 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.48%) Dutch Language
14 9 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1038 (54.86%) Developer
2 236 (12.47%) .NET Developer
3 220 (11.63%) Web Developer
4 215 (11.36%) Analyst
5 164 (8.67%) Front-End Developer
6 122 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 119 (6.29%) Project Manager
8 88 (4.65%) C# Developer
9 85 (4.49%) Architect
10 82 (4.33%) Java Developer
11 81 (4.28%) PHP Developer
12 78 (4.12%) Sitecore Developer
13 74 (3.91%) Senior Developer
14 70 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
15 66 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
16 47 (2.48%) Umbraco Developer
17 45 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 43 (2.27%) CMS Developer
19 38 (2.01%) Designer
20 36 (1.90%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 887 (46.88%) HTML
2 771 (40.75%) CSS
3 579 (30.60%) .NET
4 467 (24.68%) jQuery
5 380 (20.08%) ASP.NET
6 369 (19.50%) HTML5
7 283 (14.96%) CSS3
8 244 (12.90%) XML
9 193 (10.20%) Web Services
10 148 (7.82%) Ajax
11 129 (6.82%) XHTML
11 129 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 112 (5.92%) .NET Framework
13 107 (5.66%) AngularJS
14 85 (4.49%) JSON
14 85 (4.49%) JSP
15 78 (4.12%) Spring
16 75 (3.96%) REST
17 74 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 68 (3.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.97%) Open Source
2 85 (4.49%) Social Media
3 59 (3.12%) Mobile App
3 59 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.38%) CMDB
5 42 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 34 (1.80%) Copywriting
7 29 (1.53%) W3C
8 28 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.95%) E-Learning
11 17 (0.90%) iPad
12 15 (0.79%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.69%) Graphic Design
13 13 (0.69%) Blog
13 13 (0.69%) iPhone
14 12 (0.63%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.58%) Wiki
16 9 (0.48%) Semantic Web
16 9 (0.48%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 112 (5.92%) Linux
2 102 (5.39%) Windows
3 59 (3.12%) UNIX
4 42 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (2.11%) Android
6 32 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.63%) Solaris
9 7 (0.37%) Debian
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (27.43%) Content Management
2 334 (17.65%) MVC
3 292 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
4 270 (14.27%) TDD
5 258 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 240 (12.68%) Web Development
7 228 (12.05%) Scrum
8 159 (8.40%) BDD
9 142 (7.51%) SEO
10 141 (7.45%) OO
11 138 (7.29%) Project Management
12 113 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
13 108 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
14 107 (5.66%) Analytics
15 105 (5.55%) Unit Testing
16 88 (4.65%) Migration
16 88 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 87 (4.60%) CRM
18 86 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
19 78 (4.12%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 766 (40.49%) JavaScript
2 485 (25.63%) C#
3 243 (12.84%) Java
4 236 (12.47%) PHP
5 186 (9.83%) SQL
6 55 (2.91%) T-SQL
7 45 (2.38%) Ruby
8 29 (1.53%) VB.NET
8 29 (1.53%) Python
9 23 (1.22%) Perl
9 23 (1.22%) PHP5
10 13 (0.69%) Scala
11 11 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 9 (0.48%) C
13 8 (0.42%) ActionScript
13 8 (0.42%) VBScript
14 7 (0.37%) VB
15 6 (0.32%) VBA
15 6 (0.32%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 150 (7.93%) Degree
2 36 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.22%) ISEB
4 10 (0.53%) CISSP
4 10 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (0.48%) CISA
5 9 (0.48%) CISM
6 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.21%) PMP
8 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.16%) MBA
10 2 (0.11%) CCNA
10 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
10 2 (0.11%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.81%) QA
2 29 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.69%) SLA
4 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.37%) WCAG
6 5 (0.26%) WAI
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) Section 508
System Software
1 14 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.21%) Cygwin
3 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.16%) Varnish
4 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.053%) XenApp
5 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.42%) Puppet
3 7 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (0.32%) OpenSSO
4 6 (0.32%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.053%) OpenView
6 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 289 (15.27%) Sitecore
2 169 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 128 (6.77%) Adobe
4 92 (4.86%) Oracle
5 90 (4.76%) EPiServer
6 76 (4.02%) Google
7 46 (2.43%) FatWire
7 46 (2.43%) Ektron
8 35 (1.85%) ServiceNow
9 32 (1.69%) Avaya
10 28 (1.48%) HP
11 26 (1.37%) Twitter
12 25 (1.32%) Zend
13 24 (1.27%) Lotus
14 23 (1.22%) Facebook
15 21 (1.11%) Alterian
16 19 (1.00%) Venda
16 19 (1.00%) Interwoven
16 19 (1.00%) Verint
17 18 (0.95%) JBoss
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Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: £250 per day
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £80 to £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
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Rate: Day rate of £200-£250
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: 200 to 250 per day GBP
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