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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 118 143 125
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Contract jobs citing CMS 946 748 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.46% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.79% 8.61% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 487 553
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £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 25 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £15.40 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £42.10 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.65 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-42.50% +22.22%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9665 8688 9870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.00% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5699 4963 5630
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 423 443
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +25 876 £350 +7.69% 342
London +38 498 £380 +8.57% 143
South East +5 142 £315 +5.00% 58
City of London +28 99 £425 +30.76% 38
Berkshire +11 55 £325 +18.18% 13
South West +2 52 £300 +6.66% 27
West Midlands -3 48 £325 +23.80% 18
Yorkshire +25 47 £300 +9.09% 24
Scotland -6 45 £320 -8.24% 13
East of England -8 42 £400 -3.03% 21
West Yorkshire +18 37 £300 +18.81% 17
North West -16 33 £300 -7.69% 31
Leeds +12 32 £300 +9.09% 14
Surrey +3 28 £306 -9.25% 8
Edinburgh -12 28 £313 +13.63% 8
Hampshire -24 22 £275 -6.77% 15
Wiltshire +7 19 £300 +14.28% 3
Reading +7 15 £355 -11.25% 5
Oxfordshire +4 15 £370 +97.33% 5
Bristol -18 15 £230 +31.42% 10
Birmingham +7 13 £463 - 5
Cheshire -1 13 £440 +30.22% 11
Hertfordshire -5 13 £375 -16.66% 9
Manchester -19 13 £275 -21.42% 14
Swindon +8 12 £300 +33.33%
Southampton -5 12 £280 -36.00% 5
Canary Wharf +33 11 £230 -41.40%
Bracknell +13 10 £300 -20.00%
Essex +6 10 £438 +12.90% 3
Warwickshire +3 10 £258 +3.00% 2

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 883 (47.19%) HTML
2 767 (40.99%) CSS
3 754 (40.30%) JavaScript
4 575 (30.73%) .NET
5 520 (27.79%) Content Management
6 481 (25.71%) C#
7 463 (24.75%) jQuery
8 380 (20.31%) ASP.NET
9 369 (19.72%) HTML5
10 332 (17.74%) MVC
11 297 (15.87%) SQL Server
12 289 (15.45%) CSS3
12 289 (15.45%) Sitecore CMS
12 289 (15.45%) Sitecore
13 286 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
14 260 (13.90%) TDD
15 259 (13.84%) E-Commerce
16 239 (12.77%) Java
17 238 (12.72%) PHP
18 236 (12.61%) XML
18 236 (12.61%) Finance
19 233 (12.45%) Web Development
20 222 (11.87%) Scrum
21 214 (11.44%) Umbraco
22 194 (10.37%) Web Services
23 182 (9.73%) Marketing
24 180 (9.62%) Git (software)
25 178 (9.51%) SQL
25 178 (9.51%) MySQL
26 167 (8.93%) Microsoft

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (15.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 214 (11.44%) Umbraco
3 148 (7.91%) SharePoint
4 143 (7.64%) Drupal
5 113 (6.04%) WordPress
6 96 (5.13%) IIS
7 95 (5.08%) Adobe CQ
8 86 (4.60%) Apache
9 69 (3.69%) Node.js
10 54 (2.89%) Tomcat
11 41 (2.19%) Joomla!
12 35 (1.87%) Kentico
13 33 (1.76%) Magnolia
14 30 (1.60%) TeamSite
15 28 (1.50%) WebSphere
16 24 (1.28%) IBM Notes
17 22 (1.18%) WebLogic
18 20 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
19 19 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
20 18 (0.96%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 117 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 91 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 58 (3.10%) MS Office
4 39 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.75%) MS Project
7 4 (0.21%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.053%) SPSS
9 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (2.24%) Google Analytics
2 24 (1.28%) Magento
3 22 (1.18%) Tridion
4 17 (0.91%) 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%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Agresso
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 20 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.43%) SaaS
4 5 (0.27%) GitHub
5 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.16%) Office 365
7 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.053%) Heroku
8 1 (0.053%) Trello
8 1 (0.053%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 115 (6.15%) Intranet
2 78 (4.17%) Internet
3 21 (1.12%) Firewall
4 18 (0.96%) Extranet
5 15 (0.80%) DNS
6 14 (0.75%) HTTP
7 9 (0.48%) VoIP
7 9 (0.48%) WAN
7 9 (0.48%) DHCP
8 8 (0.43%) LDAP
8 8 (0.43%) LAN
9 6 (0.32%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.27%) Broadband
10 5 (0.27%) Wireless
10 5 (0.27%) NFC
11 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.21%) MGW
11 4 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.21%) H.323
11 4 (0.21%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 178 (9.51%) MySQL
3 57 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 29 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.23%) RavenDB
8 21 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.43%) Big Data
15 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 180 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 144 (7.70%) Subversion
3 107 (5.72%) Visual Studio
4 57 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 47 (2.51%) Mercurial
5 47 (2.51%) NUnit
6 43 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 40 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (2.08%) Eclipse
9 32 (1.71%) Maven
9 32 (1.71%) Selenium
10 29 (1.55%) JIRA
11 28 (1.50%) Ant
11 28 (1.50%) Cucumber
12 27 (1.44%) Hudson
13 23 (1.23%) JUnit
14 21 (1.12%) Jasmine
15 20 (1.07%) SpecFlow
16 16 (0.86%) Grunt
16 16 (0.86%) PHPUnit
General
1 236 (12.61%) Finance
2 182 (9.73%) Marketing
3 98 (5.24%) Publishing
4 86 (4.60%) Banking
5 74 (3.96%) Retail
6 36 (1.92%) Legal
7 30 (1.60%) Advertising
8 26 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.28%) Games
10 20 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.86%) French Language
12 11 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.59%) Automotive
12 11 (0.59%) Law
13 10 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.48%) Dutch Language
14 9 (0.48%) German Language
14 9 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1021 (54.57%) Developer
2 233 (12.45%) .NET Developer
3 222 (11.87%) Web Developer
4 214 (11.44%) Analyst
5 156 (8.34%) Front-End Developer
6 125 (6.68%) Business Analyst
7 118 (6.31%) Project Manager
8 86 (4.60%) C# Developer
9 83 (4.44%) PHP Developer
10 82 (4.38%) Java Developer
11 80 (4.28%) Architect
12 76 (4.06%) Sitecore Developer
13 71 (3.79%) Senior Developer
14 69 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
15 66 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
16 46 (2.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (2.41%) Umbraco Developer
18 43 (2.30%) CMS Developer
19 39 (2.08%) Designer
20 38 (2.03%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 883 (47.19%) HTML
2 767 (40.99%) CSS
3 575 (30.73%) .NET
4 463 (24.75%) jQuery
5 380 (20.31%) ASP.NET
6 369 (19.72%) HTML5
7 289 (15.45%) CSS3
8 236 (12.61%) XML
9 194 (10.37%) Web Services
10 143 (7.64%) Ajax
11 128 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 118 (6.31%) XHTML
13 111 (5.93%) .NET Framework
14 101 (5.40%) AngularJS
15 84 (4.49%) JSON
16 83 (4.44%) JSP
17 78 (4.17%) Spring
18 74 (3.96%) REST
19 69 (3.69%) J2EE
20 68 (3.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (4.92%) Open Source
2 84 (4.49%) Social Media
3 58 (3.10%) Mobile App
3 58 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.24%) Digital Media
5 37 (1.98%) CMDB
5 37 (1.98%) Copywriting
6 30 (1.60%) W3C
7 28 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.02%) iPad
10 18 (0.96%) E-Learning
11 15 (0.80%) Blackberry
12 14 (0.75%) Graphic Design
13 13 (0.69%) iPhone
14 12 (0.64%) Blog
14 12 (0.64%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.59%) Wiki
16 9 (0.48%) Economics
16 9 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 112 (5.99%) Linux
2 95 (5.08%) Windows
3 53 (2.83%) UNIX
4 40 (2.14%) Android
5 36 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.64%) 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%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (27.79%) Content Management
2 332 (17.74%) MVC
3 286 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (13.90%) TDD
5 259 (13.84%) E-Commerce
6 233 (12.45%) Web Development
7 222 (11.87%) Scrum
8 157 (8.39%) BDD
9 139 (7.43%) OO
10 134 (7.16%) SEO
11 130 (6.95%) Project Management
12 106 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
13 104 (5.56%) Unit Testing
14 103 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
14 103 (5.51%) Analytics
15 89 (4.76%) Migration
16 88 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 87 (4.65%) CRM
18 79 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 77 (4.12%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 754 (40.30%) JavaScript
2 481 (25.71%) C#
3 239 (12.77%) Java
4 238 (12.72%) PHP
5 178 (9.51%) SQL
6 55 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 43 (2.30%) Ruby
8 28 (1.50%) VB.NET
8 28 (1.50%) Python
9 24 (1.28%) PHP5
10 21 (1.12%) Perl
11 13 (0.69%) Scala
12 11 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 9 (0.48%) VB
13 9 (0.48%) VBA
14 8 (0.43%) ActionScript
14 8 (0.43%) VBScript
14 8 (0.43%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.37%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 146 (7.80%) Degree
2 36 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.23%) ISEB
4 21 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (0.48%) CISSP
6 9 (0.48%) CISA
6 9 (0.48%) CISM
7 8 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.21%) PMP
9 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.16%) MBA
11 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.06%) QA
2 29 (1.55%) 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 6 (0.32%) WAI
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) Section 508
System Software
1 14 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Shibboleth
2 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.21%) Cygwin
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 12 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.48%) Puppet
3 8 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.32%) OpenSSO
5 6 (0.32%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.053%) OpenView
7 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 289 (15.45%) Sitecore
2 167 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 131 (7.00%) Adobe
4 95 (5.08%) EPiServer
5 93 (4.97%) Oracle
6 70 (3.74%) Google
7 45 (2.41%) FatWire
7 45 (2.41%) Ektron
8 34 (1.82%) ServiceNow
9 27 (1.44%) Avaya
10 26 (1.39%) HP
10 26 (1.39%) Zend
11 25 (1.34%) Twitter
12 24 (1.28%) Lotus
13 22 (1.18%) Facebook
14 19 (1.02%) Verint
14 19 (1.02%) Interwoven
14 19 (1.02%) JBoss
14 19 (1.02%) Alterian
15 16 (0.86%) Open Text
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day - Start date: 6th August 2014
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: market
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago