Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 277 265 234
Rank change year-on-year -12 -31 -34
Contract jobs citing CMS 567 307 1,027
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.95% 1.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.47% 6.48% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 198 663
10th Percentile £263 £243 £250
25th Percentile £350 £313 £314
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £550 £513 £503
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
10th Percentile £12.85 £17.52 £16.06
25th Percentile £13.50 £24.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate £19.56 £30.05 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -34.91% +0.17% +25.00%
75th Percentile £23.75 £31.90 £43.50
90th Percentile " £34.25 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £16.67 £29.03 £25.00
% change year-on-year -42.57% +16.10% +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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,590 4,741 13,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 14.60% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,187 3,232 8,505
10th Percentile £300 £306 £267
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £573
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 100 262
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.65
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.77% -1.74%
75th Percentile £55.44 £32.25 £34.51
90th Percentile £68.08 £54.35 £52.03
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMS in England.

Daily rate trend for CMS in England

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMS in England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS in England.

Hourly rate trend for CMS in England

CMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the England region over the 6 months to 30 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 331 £488 +8.33% 164
South East -54 78 £350 -17.65% 50
North of England -2 59 £344 -5.17% 70
North West -16 36 £350 +7.53% 35
Midlands -43 32 £450 +12.50% 50
West Midlands -25 26 £450 +30.91% 29
Yorkshire -12 19 £375 -6.25% 26
South West -11 17 £463 +26.71% 25
East of England -18 11 £475 +35.71% 12
East Midlands -19 6 £332 -26.33% 21
North East -10 4 £313 -19.35% 9
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 England region with a requirement for CMS.

1 196 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 165 (29.10%) Content Management
4 163 (28.75%) HTML
5 148 (26.10%) CSS
6 124 (21.87%) Social Skills
7 105 (18.52%) Marketing
8 95 (16.75%) React
9 93 (16.40%) Adobe
10 88 (15.52%) Analytics
11 86 (15.17%) Azure
12 85 (14.99%) E-Commerce
13 84 (14.81%) User Experience
14 82 (14.46%) Java
15 70 (12.35%) Web Services
16 69 (12.17%) JIRA
17 68 (11.99%) Front End Development
18 67 (11.82%) Git (software)
19 64 (11.29%) .NET
20 61 (10.76%) Microsoft
21 60 (10.58%) DevOps
21 60 (10.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
22 58 (10.23%) Project Management
22 58 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
23 57 (10.05%) Web Development
24 56 (9.88%) Accessibility
25 55 (9.70%) Scrum
25 55 (9.70%) AngularJS
25 55 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
26 54 (9.52%) CRM

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 60 (10.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 52 (9.17%) Drupal
3 47 (8.29%) Headless CMS
4 46 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 41 (7.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 32 (5.64%) Confluence
6 32 (5.64%) WordPress
7 22 (3.88%) EPiServer
8 19 (3.35%) Umbraco
9 18 (3.17%) Kentico
10 14 (2.47%) Jadu
11 11 (1.94%) Apache
12 10 (1.76%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.53%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.53%) Liferay
14 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.35%) IIS
15 2 (0.35%) Moodle
15 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (3.35%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.12%) Chatbot
4 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.88%) Sketch
7 4 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.71%) Figma
7 4 (0.71%) InDesign
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.35%) InVision
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.35%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.18%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.18%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 16 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.29%) Magento
3 9 (1.59%) Shopify
4 5 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.17%) Azure
2 43 (7.58%) AWS
3 32 (5.64%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (3.17%) Power Platform
4 18 (3.17%) SaaS
5 16 (2.82%) GCP
6 14 (2.47%) Google Analytics
7 13 (2.29%) Adobe Analytics
7 13 (2.29%) npm
7 13 (2.29%) PowerApps
8 10 (1.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 9 (1.59%) Serverless
10 8 (1.41%) GitHub
10 8 (1.41%) IaaS
11 7 (1.23%) Azure Logic Apps
12 6 (1.06%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (1.06%) PaaS
13 5 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.29%) HTTP
1 13 (2.29%) Internet
2 9 (1.59%) Intranet
3 7 (1.23%) Firewall
4 5 (0.88%) Broadband
4 5 (0.88%) DNS
4 5 (0.88%) LAN
5 4 (0.71%) SSL
6 3 (0.53%) Extranet
6 3 (0.53%) VoIP
6 3 (0.53%) WAN
7 2 (0.35%) H.323
7 2 (0.35%) ISDN
7 2 (0.35%) MGCP
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
7 2 (0.35%) QSIG
7 2 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.35%) SAN
7 2 (0.35%) SCCP
7 2 (0.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.94%) MySQL
2 22 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.47%) Metadata
5 13 (2.29%) Power BI
6 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.88%) Redis
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
9 4 (0.71%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.53%) MS Access
11 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.35%) Triplestore
12 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (12.17%) JIRA
2 67 (11.82%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.70%) Jenkins
4 17 (3.00%) Maven
5 15 (2.65%) Storybook
6 13 (2.29%) webpack
7 11 (1.94%) Cypress.io
8 10 (1.76%) Dreamweaver
9 9 (1.59%) Jasmine
9 9 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.23%) Babel
11 7 (1.23%) gulp
11 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.06%) CircleCI
12 6 (1.06%) JUnit
12 6 (1.06%) Mockito
12 6 (1.06%) PostCSS
13 5 (0.88%) Gradle
13 5 (0.88%) Grunt
General
1 124 (21.87%) Social Skills
2 105 (18.52%) Marketing
3 45 (7.94%) Finance
4 39 (6.88%) Publishing
5 32 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (4.94%) Presentation Skills
7 25 (4.41%) Retail
8 24 (4.23%) Public Sector
9 22 (3.88%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (3.00%) German Language
10 17 (3.00%) Legal
10 17 (3.00%) Telecoms
11 16 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
12 14 (2.47%) French Language
13 8 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
14 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
15 6 (1.06%) Law
16 5 (0.88%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.53%) Automotive
17 3 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 211 (37.21%) Developer
2 66 (11.64%) Architect
3 40 (7.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 37 (6.53%) Analyst
5 30 (5.29%) Project Manager
6 29 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 29 (5.11%) React Developer
7 27 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 27 (4.76%) Designer
8 24 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (4.06%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 20 (3.53%) ServiceNow Developer
11 20 (3.53%) Technical Architect
12 19 (3.35%) Consultant
12 19 (3.35%) Technical Leader
12 19 (3.35%) Web Developer
13 16 (2.82%) Content Manager
13 16 (2.82%) Python Developer
14 14 (2.47%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (28.75%) HTML
2 148 (26.10%) CSS
3 95 (16.75%) React
4 70 (12.35%) Web Services
5 64 (11.29%) .NET
6 55 (9.70%) AngularJS
7 51 (8.99%) Node.js
8 45 (7.94%) REST
9 41 (7.23%) HTML5
10 38 (6.70%) Ajax
11 37 (6.53%) XML
12 34 (6.00%) RESTful
13 30 (5.29%) jQuery
14 26 (4.59%) Sass
15 25 (4.41%) CSS3
16 24 (4.23%) JSON
17 20 (3.53%) SOAP
18 19 (3.35%) GraphQL
18 19 (3.35%) Spring
19 18 (3.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.81%) User Experience
2 34 (6.00%) Social Media
3 21 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.47%) CMDB
5 12 (2.12%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.76%) Taxonomies
7 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.41%) W3C
9 6 (1.06%) FMCG
9 6 (1.06%) Marketing Technology
9 6 (1.06%) NHS
9 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.88%) VLE
11 4 (0.71%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.53%) Linux
2 25 (4.41%) Unix
3 16 (2.82%) Windows
4 3 (0.53%) Android
4 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.35%) CentOS
5 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (29.10%) Content Management
3 88 (15.52%) Analytics
4 85 (14.99%) E-Commerce
5 68 (11.99%) Front End Development
6 60 (10.58%) DevOps
7 58 (10.23%) Project Management
7 58 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (10.05%) Web Development
9 55 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (9.70%) Scrum
10 54 (9.52%) CRM
11 51 (8.99%) Migration
12 49 (8.64%) Full Stack Development
13 42 (7.41%) SEO
14 41 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (6.88%) Digital Marketing
16 37 (6.53%) MVC
17 31 (5.47%) Change Management
17 31 (5.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 171 (30.16%) JavaScript
2 82 (14.46%) Java
3 48 (8.47%) SQL
4 42 (7.41%) C#
5 39 (6.88%) PHP
6 31 (5.47%) TypeScript
7 28 (4.94%) Python
8 21 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.76%) Java 8
10 9 (1.59%) Ruby
11 8 (1.41%) ES6
12 7 (1.23%) Java 11
13 5 (0.88%) C
13 5 (0.88%) Groovy
14 3 (0.53%) ES7
14 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.35%) PHP 5
15 2 (0.35%) Scala
15 2 (0.35%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 36 (6.35%) Degree
2 15 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.88%) PMP
6 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.35%) CCNP
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CSPO
7 1 (0.18%) HNC
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) MBA
7 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.88%) Accessibility
2 24 (4.23%) QA
3 18 (3.17%) GDPR
4 8 (1.41%) WCAG
5 6 (1.06%) PMO
6 5 (0.88%) SLA
7 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) GRC
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) Section 508
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (5.29%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (1.94%) Terraform
2 8 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.06%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.53%) Ansible
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.35%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 93 (16.40%) Adobe
2 61 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 41 (7.23%) Sitecore
4 29 (5.11%) ServiceNow
5 26 (4.59%) Google
6 24 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (3.35%) Oracle
8 13 (2.29%) Marketo
9 10 (1.76%) hybris
10 7 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.88%) Blackboard
11 5 (0.88%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.88%) SAP
11 5 (0.88%) Telerik
12 4 (0.71%) Cisco
12 4 (0.71%) FatWire
12 4 (0.71%) IBM
12 4 (0.71%) iManage
12 4 (0.71%) Intapp
12 4 (0.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud