Period
to 22 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CMS over the 6 months to 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Content Management System (CMS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 112 169
Rank change year-on-year -26 +57 -9
Contract jobs citing CMS 36 10 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 0.56% 0.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.00% 4.27% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 46
10th Percentile £361 £320 £308
25th Percentile £413 £322 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £469 £350 £450
Median % change year-on-year +33.93% -22.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £428 £597
90th Percentile £750 £459 £675
Central London median daily rate £469 £344 £438
% change year-on-year +36.36% -21.43% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.98
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.98

CMS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 450 234 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.31% 13.16% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 158 809
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +3.45%
75th Percentile £625 £584 £588
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
10th Percentile £22.00 £17.18 £12.73
25th Percentile £23.50 £20.44 £18.68
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.25 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.51% +4.58%
75th Percentile £30.50 £32.44 £21.88
90th Percentile £32.00 £35.93 £39.30
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.19% +25.00% +5.00%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in the City of London

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for CMS in the City of London

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMS in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CMS in the City of London

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for CMS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CMS.

1 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Social Skills
3 10 (27.78%) Web Services
4 9 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (22.22%) Finance
5 8 (22.22%) Java
5 8 (22.22%) Microservices
6 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
6 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 7 (19.44%) Marketing
7 6 (16.67%) Web Development
7 6 (16.67%) JIRA
7 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 6 (16.67%) Azure
7 6 (16.67%) HTML
7 6 (16.67%) SQL
7 6 (16.67%) MySQL
7 6 (16.67%) CSS
7 6 (16.67%) Change Management
8 5 (13.89%) AWS
8 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
8 5 (13.89%) JSON
8 5 (13.89%) Content Management
8 5 (13.89%) Maven
8 5 (13.89%) Ajax
8 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
8 5 (13.89%) Confluence
8 5 (13.89%) Front End Development
8 5 (13.89%) Full Stack Development
8 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) Confluence
2 4 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Headless CMS
3 3 (8.33%) Magnolia
4 2 (5.56%) Drupal
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.78%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Azure
2 5 (13.89%) AWS
3 3 (8.33%) GCP
3 3 (8.33%) GitHub
3 3 (8.33%) npm
3 3 (8.33%) SaaS
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.78%) Amplience
5 1 (2.78%) Google Docs
5 1 (2.78%) Google Workspace
5 1 (2.78%) Heroku
5 1 (2.78%) IaaS
5 1 (2.78%) NuGet
5 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (2.78%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.78%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
1 2 (5.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.78%) Metadata
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 5 (13.89%) Maven
4 3 (8.33%) JUnit
4 3 (8.33%) Travis CI
5 2 (5.56%) Gradle
6 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) Cypress.io
6 1 (2.78%) FishEye
6 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.78%) Storybook
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 11 (30.56%) Social Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) Marketing
4 4 (11.11%) Public Sector
5 3 (8.33%) Legal
6 2 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.78%) Publishing
7 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Product Owner
3 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Python Developer
3 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (5.56%) CMS Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Project Leader
4 2 (5.56%) Salesforce Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Business Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) PHP Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) CSS
2 6 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) Ajax
3 5 (13.89%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) Django
4 4 (11.11%) Node.js
4 4 (11.11%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) JSR 170
5 3 (8.33%) Pandas
5 3 (8.33%) React
5 3 (8.33%) Spring
5 3 (8.33%) YAML
6 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (5.56%) RAML
6 2 (5.56%) Sass
7 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.78%) CSS3
7 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) CMDB
2 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (22.22%) Microservices
4 6 (16.67%) Change Management
4 6 (16.67%) Web Development
5 5 (13.89%) Content Management
5 5 (13.89%) Front End Development
5 5 (13.89%) Full Stack Development
5 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
5 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.11%) Clean Code
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (11.11%) Product Backlog
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) Groovy
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Java 8
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Accessibility
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Kibana
1 3 (8.33%) Marathon
1 3 (8.33%) Mesos
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Adobe
1 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 4 (11.11%) Google
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) ServiceNow
2 3 (8.33%) New Relic
3 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Meraki
4 1 (2.78%) Sybase