Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 241 190
Rank change year-on-year -13 -51 -1
Contract jobs citing CMS 294 785 1,407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.04% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.47% 7.12% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 547 979
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £410 £423 £425
% change year-on-year -2.96% -0.59% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.68 £30.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.29% -16.31% -12.33%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.68 £27.50
% change year-on-year +36.29% -6.62% -21.43%

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 4,545 11,018 16,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.70% 14.66% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,832 7,183 10,537
Median daily rate £465 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 268 379
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.51 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.65% -6.77% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.21 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.08 £53.75 £47.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%

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 27 November 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMS in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 November 2020. 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 -6 166 £431 -4.17% 64
South East +92 47 £350 -12.50% 31
North of England +60 32 £313 -18.83% 63
North West +63 26 £275 -31.25% 36
Midlands +62 13 £313 -4.58% 25
West Midlands +56 10 £356 +9.62% 15
East of England +42 10 £460 +8.24% 10
South West +43 8 £425 +21.43% 12
Yorkshire +22 6 £331 -13.96% 19
East Midlands +42 3 £238 -45.71% 10
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 85 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (23.81%) Content Management
3 69 (23.47%) HTML
4 67 (22.79%) JavaScript
5 61 (20.75%) CSS
6 46 (15.65%) User Experience
7 35 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 35 (11.90%) Migration
7 35 (11.90%) Scrum
7 35 (11.90%) AngularJS
7 35 (11.90%) Analytics
8 34 (11.56%) Front End Development
9 33 (11.22%) Marketing
10 32 (10.88%) .NET
11 31 (10.54%) Java
12 30 (10.20%) Microsoft
12 30 (10.20%) JIRA
12 30 (10.20%) React
12 30 (10.20%) DevOps
13 29 (9.86%) C#
13 29 (9.86%) Finance
14 27 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (9.18%) Google
14 27 (9.18%) SQL
14 27 (9.18%) Sitecore CMS
14 27 (9.18%) Sitecore
15 25 (8.50%) CRM
15 25 (8.50%) Software Engineering
16 24 (8.16%) Web Development
17 23 (7.82%) Adobe

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 27 (9.18%) Sitecore CMS
2 21 (7.14%) WordPress
3 17 (5.78%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (5.10%) Drupal
4 15 (5.10%) Headless CMS
5 14 (4.76%) Umbraco
6 13 (4.42%) EPiServer
7 11 (3.74%) Confluence
8 5 (1.70%) Documentum
9 4 (1.36%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.36%) Kentico
9 4 (1.36%) Magnolia
10 3 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.02%) Jadu
10 3 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.68%) DNN
11 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.68%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 8 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.04%) Figma
4 5 (1.70%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.02%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.68%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.34%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) InVision
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.34%) Simulink
7 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.06%) Magento
3 4 (1.36%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (1.36%) Shopify
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.14%) Azure
2 16 (5.44%) AWS
3 14 (4.76%) Google Analytics
4 10 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.06%) GCP
6 7 (2.38%) Office 365
7 5 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (1.36%) Google Docs
8 4 (1.36%) Smartsheet
9 3 (1.02%) IaaS
9 3 (1.02%) SaaS
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.68%) Apigee
10 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.68%) NuGet
10 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.68%) PaaS
10 2 (0.68%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.42%) Intranet
2 8 (2.72%) DNS
2 8 (2.72%) Firewall
3 5 (1.70%) Internet
4 4 (1.36%) DVB
4 4 (1.36%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.36%) H.323
4 4 (1.36%) LAN
4 4 (1.36%) Skype
4 4 (1.36%) Telepresence
4 4 (1.36%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.36%) WAN
5 3 (1.02%) IPv4
5 3 (1.02%) IPv6
5 3 (1.02%) Network Security
5 3 (1.02%) VLAN
6 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
7 1 (0.34%) SNMP
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.02%) MySQL
4 3 (1.02%) Redis
4 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (10.20%) JIRA
2 18 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.06%) PVCS
4 6 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.04%) gulp
4 6 (2.04%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.36%) Selenium
7 3 (1.02%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.02%) Grunt
7 3 (1.02%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.68%) Mocha
8 2 (0.68%) Protractor
8 2 (0.68%) QUnit
8 2 (0.68%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.68%) WebStorm
General
1 33 (11.22%) Marketing
2 29 (9.86%) Finance
3 14 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.74%) Publishing
5 8 (2.72%) Legal
5 8 (2.72%) Local Government
6 7 (2.38%) Retail
7 5 (1.70%) Banking
8 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.36%) Polish Language
8 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.68%) Automotive
9 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.68%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 99 (33.67%) Developer
2 38 (12.93%) Architect
3 24 (8.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 19 (6.46%) Project Manager
4 19 (6.46%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (3.74%) .NET Developer
5 11 (3.74%) Analyst
6 10 (3.40%) Business Analyst
6 10 (3.40%) Content Editor
6 10 (3.40%) Designer
6 10 (3.40%) Digital Architect
6 10 (3.40%) React Developer
7 9 (3.06%) CMS Developer
8 8 (2.72%) Software Engineer
9 7 (2.38%) Consultant
9 7 (2.38%) Content Manager
10 6 (2.04%) Digital Project Manager
10 6 (2.04%) OpenVMS Engineer
10 6 (2.04%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.04%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (23.47%) HTML
2 61 (20.75%) CSS
3 35 (11.90%) AngularJS
4 32 (10.88%) .NET
5 30 (10.20%) React
6 22 (7.48%) REST
7 21 (7.14%) HTML5
7 21 (7.14%) Web Services
7 21 (7.14%) XML
8 18 (6.12%) CSS3
8 18 (6.12%) Node.js
8 18 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (5.10%) Ajax
10 14 (4.76%) Middleware
10 14 (4.76%) SOAP
11 13 (4.42%) Sass
12 12 (4.08%) jQuery
13 9 (3.06%) LDAP
14 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET
14 8 (2.72%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.65%) User Experience
2 13 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.74%) Algorithms
3 11 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.72%) CMDB
5 8 (2.72%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.04%) Social Media
6 6 (2.04%) Tandem
7 5 (1.70%) Acoustics
7 5 (1.70%) Marketing Technology
8 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.36%) STB
8 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.02%) MPEG
9 3 (1.02%) NHS
9 3 (1.02%) PKI
9 3 (1.02%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.02%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.76%) OpenVMS
2 11 (3.74%) Windows
3 6 (2.04%) Android
3 6 (2.04%) Linux
4 5 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.36%) Unix
6 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Android TV
8 1 (0.34%) Tizen
8 1 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) webOS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (23.81%) Content Management
3 35 (11.90%) Analytics
3 35 (11.90%) E-Commerce
3 35 (11.90%) Migration
3 35 (11.90%) Scrum
4 34 (11.56%) Front End Development
5 30 (10.20%) DevOps
6 27 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (8.50%) CRM
7 25 (8.50%) Software Engineering
8 24 (8.16%) Web Development
9 20 (6.80%) Project Management
10 19 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (6.12%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.12%) SOA
12 17 (5.78%) SEO
13 16 (5.44%) Data Modelling
14 15 (5.10%) SDLC
14 15 (5.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.79%) JavaScript
2 31 (10.54%) Java
3 29 (9.86%) C#
4 27 (9.18%) SQL
5 21 (7.14%) C
6 19 (6.46%) Python
7 15 (5.10%) C++
8 13 (4.42%) PHP
9 9 (3.06%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.72%) Fortran
11 6 (2.04%) ES6
11 6 (2.04%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.70%) Go
13 4 (1.36%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.02%) Ada
14 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.68%) Groovy
15 2 (0.68%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (2.38%) Degree
2 6 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.36%) CCIE
5 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.02%) MCP
5 3 (1.02%) MCSE
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) CCNA
7 1 (0.34%) CISM
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.08%) QA
2 7 (2.38%) GDPR
3 3 (1.02%) WCAG
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) NCSC
5 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 12 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.06%) Docker
3 5 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.02%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.68%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Grafana
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) Salt
5 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.18%) Google
2 27 (9.18%) Sitecore
3 23 (7.82%) Adobe
4 20 (6.80%) Oracle
5 13 (4.42%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.72%) hybris
6 8 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.72%) SAP
7 7 (2.38%) Splunk
8 6 (2.04%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.70%) HP
9 5 (1.70%) Pardot
9 5 (1.70%) Tealium
10 4 (1.36%) Cisco
10 4 (1.36%) ClickTale
10 4 (1.36%) Polycom
10 4 (1.36%) VMware
11 3 (1.02%) Netlify
11 3 (1.02%) Spotify