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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 125 152 117
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -35
Contract jobs citing CMS 952 750 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.41% 1.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.40% 8.21% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 502 602
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 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £14.60 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £42.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.65 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-35.12% +8.33%

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
10130 9133 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.97% 17.13% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 5320 5718
Average daily rate £375 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 378 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +26 882 £355 +9.23% 351
London +38 481 £400 +14.28% 147
South East +10 152 £325 +8.33% 52
City of London +32 94 £400 +23.07% 48
East of England -1 61 £375 -3.22% 18
Berkshire +15 54 £335 +21.81% 15
Yorkshire +28 51 £300 +18.81% 28
Scotland +9 47 £350 - 11
West Midlands -7 46 £325 +30.00% 15
South West -17 46 £300 +6.66% 23
West Yorkshire +31 42 £300 +18.81% 17
Leeds +27 32 £300 +26.31% 8
Edinburgh +6 30 £338 -20.35% 5
Surrey +17 29 £316 -0.78% 7
Hampshire -16 26 £300 +7.14% 11
North West -17 26 £300 -7.69% 36
Hertfordshire -5 24 £365 -18.88% 5
Reading +22 20 £335 +7.20% 3
Oxfordshire +8 19 £365 +108.57% 9
Manchester -15 17 £288 -17.85% 18
Wiltshire +2 16 £300 - 5
Bristol -17 16 £235 +25.33% 13
Warwickshire +1 14 £258 +3.00% 1
Birmingham +12 13 £463 +101.08% 5
Essex +7 12 £438 +12.90% 6
Oxford +4 12 £370 +24.36% 7
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £325 +52.94% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £285 - 2
Southampton -3 12 £280 -6.66% 3
Canary Wharf +23 10 - -

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 859 (45.59%) HTML
2 760 (40.34%) CSS
3 747 (39.65%) JavaScript
4 577 (30.63%) .NET
5 512 (27.18%) Content Management
6 485 (25.74%) C#
7 466 (24.73%) jQuery
8 382 (20.28%) ASP.NET
9 361 (19.16%) HTML5
10 358 (19.00%) MVC
11 301 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
12 300 (15.92%) Sitecore CMS
12 300 (15.92%) Sitecore
13 299 (15.87%) SQL Server
14 297 (15.76%) CSS3
15 264 (14.01%) TDD
16 248 (13.16%) E-Commerce
17 244 (12.95%) Finance
18 238 (12.63%) PHP
19 235 (12.47%) XML
20 233 (12.37%) Java
21 228 (12.10%) Web Development
22 217 (11.52%) Scrum
23 201 (10.67%) Umbraco
24 192 (10.19%) Web Services
25 187 (9.93%) MySQL
26 183 (9.71%) Marketing
27 173 (9.18%) Git (software)
27 173 (9.18%) SQL
27 173 (9.18%) Microsoft

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 300 (15.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 201 (10.67%) Umbraco
3 160 (8.49%) Drupal
4 138 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 110 (5.84%) WordPress
6 94 (4.99%) Apache
7 91 (4.83%) Adobe CQ
8 88 (4.67%) IIS
9 81 (4.30%) Node.js
10 49 (2.60%) Joomla!
11 47 (2.49%) Tomcat
12 32 (1.70%) Kentico
13 31 (1.65%) Magnolia
14 30 (1.59%) WebSphere
15 28 (1.49%) TeamSite
16 27 (1.43%) EPiServer CMS
17 24 (1.27%) IBM Notes
18 23 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
18 23 (1.22%) WebLogic
19 21 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 115 (6.10%) Photoshop
2 90 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 58 (3.08%) MS Office
4 43 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.80%) MS Project
7 14 (0.74%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.21%) InDesign
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.053%) SPSS
10 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 33 (1.75%) Google Analytics
2 25 (1.33%) Tridion
3 18 (0.96%) Magento
4 15 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.42%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) Agresso
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.053%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.53%) GitHub
4 8 (0.42%) SaaS
5 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.16%) Office 365
6 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.053%) Trello
8 1 (0.053%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.053%) Heroku
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 113 (6.00%) Intranet
2 80 (4.25%) Internet
3 21 (1.11%) Firewall
4 18 (0.96%) Extranet
5 15 (0.80%) DNS
5 15 (0.80%) HTTP
6 9 (0.48%) DHCP
6 9 (0.48%) VoIP
6 9 (0.48%) WAN
7 8 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.42%) LAN
7 8 (0.42%) LDAP
8 5 (0.27%) NFC
8 5 (0.27%) Broadband
8 5 (0.27%) Wireless
9 4 (0.21%) FTP
9 4 (0.21%) PSTN
9 4 (0.21%) H.323
9 4 (0.21%) MGW
9 4 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 187 (9.93%) MySQL
3 50 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.22%) RavenDB
9 21 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.42%) EDRMS
15 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
16 7 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 173 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 146 (7.75%) Subversion
3 107 (5.68%) Visual Studio
4 49 (2.60%) NUnit
5 45 (2.39%) TeamCity
6 41 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 35 (1.86%) Mercurial
9 33 (1.75%) Selenium
10 30 (1.59%) JIRA
11 29 (1.54%) Maven
12 28 (1.49%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 27 (1.43%) Ant
13 27 (1.43%) JUnit
14 23 (1.22%) SpecFlow
14 23 (1.22%) Jasmine
15 19 (1.01%) Hudson
15 19 (1.01%) Grunt
16 16 (0.85%) Mockito
General
1 244 (12.95%) Finance
2 183 (9.71%) Marketing
3 110 (5.84%) Publishing
4 88 (4.67%) Banking
5 78 (4.14%) Retail
6 35 (1.86%) Legal
7 29 (1.54%) Advertising
7 29 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.22%) Games
9 22 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.80%) French Language
12 13 (0.69%) Law
13 11 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.58%) Automotive
14 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.48%) German Language
15 9 (0.48%) Dutch Language
15 9 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1035 (54.94%) Developer
2 247 (13.11%) .NET Developer
3 233 (12.37%) Web Developer
4 215 (11.41%) Analyst
5 153 (8.12%) Front-End Developer
6 132 (7.01%) Business Analyst
7 117 (6.21%) Project Manager
8 88 (4.67%) PHP Developer
9 85 (4.51%) Java Developer
10 84 (4.46%) C# Developer
11 79 (4.19%) Architect
12 78 (4.14%) Sitecore Developer
13 74 (3.93%) Senior Developer
14 67 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
15 64 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
16 49 (2.60%) Designer
17 45 (2.39%) Umbraco Developer
18 43 (2.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 38 (2.02%) CMS Developer
20 37 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 859 (45.59%) HTML
2 760 (40.34%) CSS
3 577 (30.63%) .NET
4 466 (24.73%) jQuery
5 382 (20.28%) ASP.NET
6 361 (19.16%) HTML5
7 297 (15.76%) CSS3
8 235 (12.47%) XML
9 192 (10.19%) Web Services
10 140 (7.43%) Ajax
11 135 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 125 (6.63%) .NET Framework
13 116 (6.16%) AngularJS
14 95 (5.04%) XHTML
15 80 (4.25%) JSON
16 79 (4.19%) Spring
17 76 (4.03%) JSP
18 73 (3.87%) SOAP
19 72 (3.82%) J2EE
20 71 (3.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (4.88%) Open Source
2 89 (4.72%) Social Media
3 52 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.18%) Digital Media
6 37 (1.96%) Copywriting
7 35 (1.86%) CMDB
8 33 (1.75%) W3C
9 32 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.38%) iPad
11 25 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.90%) E-Learning
13 15 (0.80%) Blog
14 14 (0.74%) Graphic Design
15 11 (0.58%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.58%) iPhone
15 11 (0.58%) Wiki
16 10 (0.53%) Economics
17 9 (0.48%) Online Banking
17 9 (0.48%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 117 (6.21%) Linux
2 87 (4.62%) Windows
3 47 (2.49%) UNIX
4 39 (2.07%) Android
5 38 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.69%) Solaris
8 8 (0.42%) Debian
9 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.053%) CentOS
13 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.053%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (27.18%) Content Management
2 358 (19.00%) MVC
3 301 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
4 264 (14.01%) TDD
5 248 (13.16%) E-Commerce
6 228 (12.10%) Web Development
7 217 (11.52%) Scrum
8 162 (8.60%) BDD
9 147 (7.80%) OO
10 139 (7.38%) Project Management
11 117 (6.21%) SEO
12 100 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
12 100 (5.31%) Analytics
13 95 (5.04%) Unit Testing
14 90 (4.78%) Migration
15 89 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 83 (4.41%) CRM
18 81 (4.30%) Web Design
19 76 (4.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 747 (39.65%) JavaScript
2 485 (25.74%) C#
3 238 (12.63%) PHP
4 233 (12.37%) Java
5 173 (9.18%) SQL
6 60 (3.18%) T-SQL
7 35 (1.86%) Ruby
8 32 (1.70%) VB.NET
9 28 (1.49%) PHP5
10 27 (1.43%) Python
11 21 (1.11%) Perl
12 14 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.69%) Scala
14 11 (0.58%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.48%) VBA
16 8 (0.42%) ActionScript
16 8 (0.42%) VB
17 7 (0.37%) C
18 5 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 148 (7.86%) Degree
2 35 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.27%) ISEB
4 17 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.53%) CISA
5 10 (0.53%) CISM
5 10 (0.53%) CISSP
5 10 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.21%) PMP
7 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.16%) MBA
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.11%) GISP
9 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.35%) QA
2 22 (1.17%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.48%) SLA
5 8 (0.42%) WCAG
6 6 (0.32%) WAI
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.16%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.11%) Varnish
5 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.053%) XenApp
5 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.053%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.53%) Puppet
3 8 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (0.27%) OpenSSO
5 5 (0.27%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.053%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.053%) OpenView
Vendors
1 300 (15.92%) Sitecore
2 173 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 116 (6.16%) Adobe
4 107 (5.68%) EPiServer
5 103 (5.47%) Oracle
6 67 (3.56%) Google
7 49 (2.60%) FatWire
8 41 (2.18%) Ektron
9 31 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 30 (1.59%) Zend
11 29 (1.54%) Avaya
12 25 (1.33%) Twitter
13 24 (1.27%) Lotus
14 22 (1.17%) Open Text
15 21 (1.11%) JBoss
16 20 (1.06%) Facebook
17 19 (1.01%) Verint
18 18 (0.96%) HP
19 17 (0.90%) Interwoven
19 17 (0.90%) RedDot
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
LSCS Ltd
Salary: MARKET
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
The Curve Group
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On Application
Posted: 3 days ago