The table below looks at the statistics for the Content Editor role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Content Editor in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Editor
Rank 569 561 511
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Content Editor 31 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.062% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.068% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 33
Average daily rate
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£200 £206 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £175
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.65 £18.50 £9.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.79% +89.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £16.24 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.77 £20.25 £11.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.65 £16.24 £9.00
% change year-on-year
-9.74% +80.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Content Editor
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Content Editor in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Content Editor Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Content Editor
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Content Editor within the UK.

Content Editor Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Content Editor
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Content Editor within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Content Editor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Content Editor
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Content Editor within the UK.

Content Editor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Content Editor
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Content Editor within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -20 21 £158 -23.63% 2
London -8 13 £154 -12.14% 1
Scotland +8 10 £235 -
Glasgow +3 10 £235 -
South East -11 4 £228 +29.07%
City of London +1 3 £113 -47.05%
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 2 £225 -
Middlesex +8 1 £228 +1.11%
North West -22 1 - -
North East - 1 £200 -
Chester - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £225 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £225 -

Content Editor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Content Editor in their job title 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 with Content Editor in their job title.

1 38 (57.58%) Content Management
2 30 (45.45%) CMS
3 21 (31.82%) Publishing
4 19 (28.79%) HTML
5 14 (21.21%) Adobe
6 13 (19.70%) Marketing
7 12 (18.18%) CSS
8 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 11 (16.67%) Intranet
8 11 (16.67%) SEO
9 10 (15.15%) Social Media
9 10 (15.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (13.64%) User Experience
10 9 (13.64%) Analytics
10 9 (13.64%) Migration
11 8 (12.12%) Degree
12 7 (10.61%) Google
12 7 (10.61%) WordPress
13 6 (9.09%) Google Analytics
13 6 (9.09%) Legal
13 6 (9.09%) Photoshop
13 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
14 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (7.58%) Sitecore
15 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (6.06%) Time Management
15 4 (6.06%) Copywriting
15 4 (6.06%) XML

Content Editor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Content Editor in their job title 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 with Content Editor in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (45.45%) CMS
2 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (10.61%) WordPress
5 5 (7.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (3.03%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.52%) Drupal
7 1 (1.52%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (1.52%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Intranet
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.52%) JUnit
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (31.82%) Publishing
2 13 (19.70%) Marketing
3 6 (9.09%) Legal
4 3 (4.55%) Finance
5 2 (3.03%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.03%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (3.03%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.52%) German Language
6 1 (1.52%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.52%) Czech Language
6 1 (1.52%) Local Government
6 1 (1.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (6.06%) XML
4 3 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (3.03%) XSLT
5 2 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Social Media
2 9 (13.64%) User Experience
3 4 (6.06%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (1.52%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.52%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Content Management
2 11 (16.67%) SEO
3 9 (13.64%) Analytics
3 9 (13.64%) Migration
4 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.06%) Time Management
6 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.03%) Web Usability
7 2 (3.03%) Content Analysis
7 2 (3.03%) Web Analytics
7 2 (3.03%) Pay per click
8 1 (1.52%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.52%) Web Design
8 1 (1.52%) Project Management
8 1 (1.52%) B2C
8 1 (1.52%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.52%) Digital Content Management
8 1 (1.52%) Web Application Development
8 1 (1.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.55%) PHP
3 2 (3.03%) Python
3 2 (3.03%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Adobe
2 7 (10.61%) Google
3 5 (7.58%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) OpenText
6 1 (1.52%) Vignette
6 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter