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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Editor
Rank 549 533 491
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Content Editor 30 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.062% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.067% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 16
Average daily rate
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£175 £181 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £141 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £206 £208
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £9.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +73.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.24 £9.52
% change year-on-year
-10.68% +70.53%

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 6 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 5 March 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 -12 28 £163 -10.34% 9
South East -15 13 £180 -0.68% 7
London -5 11 £143 -16.17% 1
Berkshire -1 6 £150 -14.89% 6
City of London +13 5 £113 -43.75%
Bracknell - 4 £150 - 2

Content Editor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 32 (47.06%) CMS
1 32 (47.06%) Content Management
2 30 (44.12%) Publishing
3 26 (38.24%) HTML
4 15 (22.06%) SEO
5 13 (19.12%) Legal
5 13 (19.12%) Social Media
5 13 (19.12%) User Experience
6 12 (17.65%) CSS
6 12 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
8 9 (13.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (13.24%) Sitecore
8 9 (13.24%) Web Application Development
8 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
9 8 (11.76%) Migration
10 7 (10.29%) WordPress
10 7 (10.29%) Web Usability
11 6 (8.82%) Marketing
11 6 (8.82%) Copywriting
11 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
12 5 (7.35%) Intranet
12 5 (7.35%) Finance
12 5 (7.35%) Degree
13 4 (5.88%) Taxonomies
13 4 (5.88%) Law
13 4 (5.88%) Adobe
14 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
14 3 (4.41%) PHP

Content Editor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 32 (47.06%) CMS
2 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
3 9 (13.24%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (10.29%) WordPress
5 2 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.94%) Drupal
6 1 (1.47%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) MS Office
4 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Intranet
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.47%) JUnit
2 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (44.12%) Publishing
2 13 (19.12%) Legal
3 6 (8.82%) Marketing
4 5 (7.35%) Finance
5 4 (5.88%) Law
6 2 (2.94%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.94%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.94%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.47%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.47%) German Language
7 1 (1.47%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.47%) Local Government
7 1 (1.47%) Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.24%) HTML
2 12 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (4.41%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) XSLT
3 3 (4.41%) jQuery
4 2 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Social Media
1 13 (19.12%) User Experience
2 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.82%) Copywriting
4 4 (5.88%) Taxonomies
5 3 (4.41%) Statistics
6 2 (2.94%) Blog
7 1 (1.47%) NHS
7 1 (1.47%) Video Editing
7 1 (1.47%) Wiki
7 1 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.47%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.47%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Content Management
2 15 (22.06%) SEO
3 12 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.24%) Web Application Development
5 8 (11.76%) Migration
6 7 (10.29%) Web Usability
7 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.41%) Analytics
8 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (1.47%) Project Management
9 1 (1.47%) B2C
9 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.47%) Web Analytics
9 1 (1.47%) Information Management
9 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.47%) Web Design
9 1 (1.47%) Digital Content Management
9 1 (1.47%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.41%) PHP
3 2 (2.94%) Python
3 2 (2.94%) XQuery
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) VCP4
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Sitecore
2 4 (5.88%) Adobe
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) ATG
5 1 (1.47%) FatWire
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter
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