Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 142 111 133
Rank change year-on-year -31 +22 +35
Contract jobs citing CMS 47 14 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 0.68% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.81% 5.26% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 53
10th Percentile £363 £226 £319
25th Percentile £413 £304 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £344 £475
Median % change year-on-year +45.45% -27.63% +5.15%
75th Percentile £695 £413 £600
90th Percentile £750 £488 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £323 £469
% change year-on-year +55.04% -31.20% +4.17%

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 479 266 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.04% 12.87% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 180 562
10th Percentile £350 £276 £264
25th Percentile £431 £406 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £603 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
10th Percentile £21.42 £15.43 £19.47
25th Percentile £23.90 £18.27 £20.50
Median hourly rate £28.84 £23.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.40% -8.00% +29.87%
75th Percentile £34.21 - £26.25
90th Percentile £36.93 - £38.40
Central London median hourly rate £28.84 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.40% -8.00% +31.58%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022, 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 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.79%) CSS
4 12 (25.53%) Content Management
5 11 (23.40%) Full Stack Development
6 9 (19.15%) JIRA
6 9 (19.15%) Java
6 9 (19.15%) React
7 8 (17.02%) User Experience
7 8 (17.02%) Front End Development
7 8 (17.02%) Web Development
7 8 (17.02%) Drupal
7 8 (17.02%) JSON
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) Finance
7 8 (17.02%) Headless CMS
8 7 (14.89%) Social Skills
8 7 (14.89%) Marketing
8 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
8 7 (14.89%) HTML5
9 6 (12.77%) GitHub
9 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
9 6 (12.77%) Confluence
9 6 (12.77%) Microservices
9 6 (12.77%) SQL
9 6 (12.77%) ERP
10 5 (10.64%) PHP
10 5 (10.64%) QA
10 5 (10.64%) Ruby

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 8 (17.02%) Drupal
1 8 (17.02%) Headless CMS
2 6 (12.77%) Confluence
3 5 (10.64%) Magnolia
4 3 (6.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (4.26%) EPiServer
5 2 (4.26%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.13%) Documentum
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) InVision
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Sketch
2 1 (2.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) GitHub
2 5 (10.64%) Azure
3 2 (4.26%) Amplience
3 2 (4.26%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) GCP
4 1 (2.13%) Google Docs
4 1 (2.13%) Google Workspace
4 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.13%) npm
4 1 (2.13%) NuGet
4 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (4.26%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.51%) JUnit
4 4 (8.51%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.13%) Crucible
5 1 (2.13%) FishEye
5 1 (2.13%) GitLab
5 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Marketing
2 7 (14.89%) Social Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Legal
5 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Law
5 2 (4.26%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.13%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.13%) Publishing
6 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Digital Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (6.38%) CMS Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Digital Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (6.38%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.26%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) React
4 8 (17.02%) JSON
5 7 (14.89%) HTML5
6 5 (10.64%) Node.js
7 4 (8.51%) .NET
7 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) JSR 170
7 4 (8.51%) Sass
7 4 (8.51%) YAML
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.38%) Redux
8 3 (6.38%) REST
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Core
9 2 (4.26%) CSS3
9 2 (4.26%) GraphQL
9 2 (4.26%) Vue.js
9 2 (4.26%) Web Services
10 1 (2.13%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Photography
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Android
1 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Unix
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Content Management
3 11 (23.40%) Full Stack Development
4 8 (17.02%) Front End Development
4 8 (17.02%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) Web Development
5 6 (12.77%) ERP
5 6 (12.77%) Microservices
6 5 (10.64%) Epics
7 4 (8.51%) B2C
7 4 (8.51%) CRM
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps
7 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.51%) Product Backlog
7 4 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (8.51%) Sprint Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) TDD
8 3 (6.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) Groovy
4 5 (10.64%) PHP
4 5 (10.64%) Ruby
5 4 (8.51%) Java 8
6 3 (6.38%) C#
6 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.26%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) Bash
8 1 (2.13%) ES6
8 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Accessibility
3 1 (2.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Kibana
1 4 (8.51%) Marathon
1 4 (8.51%) Mesos
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Adobe
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.51%) New Relic
2 3 (6.38%) Google
2 3 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.38%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix
3 2 (4.26%) iManage
3 2 (4.26%) Intapp
3 2 (4.26%) Sun
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) hybris
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase