Period
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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 18 May 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 322 273 263
Rank change year-on-year -49 -10 -33
Contract jobs citing CMS 558 450 449
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.48% 7.48% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 335 286
10th Percentile £331 £255 £278
25th Percentile £400 £336 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 16
10th Percentile £27.93 £13.48 £13.80
25th Percentile £44.19 £15.07 £25.25
Median hourly rate £75.00 £19.91 £33.25
Median % change year-on-year +276.74% -40.13% +9.02%
75th Percentile £77.50 £23.75 £52.06
90th Percentile £81.00 £25.63 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £75.00 £19.69 £32.50
% change year-on-year +280.95% -39.42% +30.00%

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 8,609 6,016 6,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.24% 13.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,934 4,166 4,312
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
25th Percentile £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £638 £579 £571
90th Percentile £738 £660 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £474
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 123 146
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.88 £15.74 £14.85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +17.23%
75th Percentile £58.81 £56.50 £34.69
90th Percentile £76.58 £65.53 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year +37.25% +27.15% +14.60%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -37 364 £500 +5.26% 87
North of England -27 74 £440 +66.04% 46
North West -19 51 £440 +72.55% 27
South East -64 40 £525 +40.00% 21
Yorkshire -33 22 £403 +52.61% 18
Midlands -48 20 £500 +11.11% 15
South West -38 15 £394 -14.86% 9
West Midlands -46 14 £488 +8.33% 11
East Midlands -16 5 £550 +57.14% 4
East of England -39 5 £290 -38.95% 10
North East -11 1 £500 +5.82% 1
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 England region with a requirement for CMS.

1 224 (40.14%) Agile
2 167 (29.93%) Content Management
3 147 (26.34%) JavaScript
4 132 (23.66%) User Experience
5 130 (23.30%) HTML
6 115 (20.61%) CSS
7 111 (19.89%) Social Skills
8 92 (16.49%) Accessibility
9 89 (15.95%) Marketing
10 82 (14.70%) Sitecore CMS
10 82 (14.70%) Sitecore
11 81 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (14.52%) DevOps
12 79 (14.16%) Microsoft
13 75 (13.44%) Git (software)
13 75 (13.44%) React
14 69 (12.37%) .NET
15 68 (12.19%) HTML5
16 66 (11.83%) Project Management
16 66 (11.83%) Analytics
17 64 (11.47%) CRM
17 64 (11.47%) Azure
18 62 (11.11%) JIRA
19 60 (10.75%) CI/CD
20 58 (10.39%) Web Development
21 57 (10.22%) Scrum
22 56 (10.04%) C#
23 55 (9.86%) GitHub
24 54 (9.68%) Front End Development
24 54 (9.68%) Finance

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 82 (14.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 43 (7.71%) Drupal
3 38 (6.81%) Confluence
4 33 (5.91%) Umbraco
5 25 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 25 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 21 (3.76%) WordPress
7 19 (3.41%) Headless CMS
8 15 (2.69%) EPiServer
9 9 (1.61%) CICS
9 9 (1.61%) Kentico
10 7 (1.25%) IIS
11 5 (0.90%) Apache
12 4 (0.72%) Documentum
12 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.54%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.54%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.36%) Jadu
14 2 (0.36%) Liferay
Applications
1 26 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.97%) Sketch
5 8 (1.43%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.25%) Chatbot
7 6 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.72%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.18%) InVision
10 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.79%) VisionPLUS
2 8 (1.43%) Shopify
3 4 (0.72%) Magento
4 3 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.54%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.36%) Workfront
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.18%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 64 (11.47%) Azure
2 55 (9.86%) GitHub
3 51 (9.14%) AWS
4 24 (4.30%) Google Analytics
5 18 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (1.97%) Adobe Analytics
6 11 (1.97%) GCP
6 11 (1.97%) SaaS
6 11 (1.97%) Serverless
7 9 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 8 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.43%) Figma
9 7 (1.25%) Google Play
9 7 (1.25%) Siteimprove
9 7 (1.25%) Slack
10 6 (1.08%) npm
11 4 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.72%) PaaS
11 4 (0.72%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.66%) Internet
2 20 (3.58%) Intranet
3 8 (1.43%) DNS
4 7 (1.25%) SSL
4 7 (1.25%) VoIP
5 6 (1.08%) WebEx
6 5 (0.90%) H.323
6 5 (0.90%) SCCP
7 3 (0.54%) FTP
7 3 (0.54%) PSTN
8 2 (0.36%) DSL
8 2 (0.36%) Firewall
8 2 (0.36%) HTTP
8 2 (0.36%) ISDN
8 2 (0.36%) MGCP
8 2 (0.36%) QSIG
8 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.36%) VPN
9 1 (0.18%) DKIM
9 1 (0.18%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.87%) MySQL
3 13 (2.33%) SQLite
4 12 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.43%) Power BI
7 7 (1.25%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.90%) Tableau
9 4 (0.72%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.54%) Looker
10 3 (0.54%) Redis
11 2 (0.36%) Big Data
11 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 62 (11.11%) JIRA
3 22 (3.94%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.51%) Bitbucket
6 13 (2.33%) JUnit
7 11 (1.97%) webpack
8 10 (1.79%) Storybook
8 10 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.61%) Cypress.io
9 9 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.25%) git-flow
10 7 (1.25%) Grunt
10 7 (1.25%) gulp
11 6 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.90%) ESLint
12 5 (0.90%) GitLab
13 3 (0.54%) Maven
13 3 (0.54%) Postman
General
1 111 (19.89%) Social Skills
2 89 (15.95%) Marketing
3 54 (9.68%) Finance
4 46 (8.24%) Publishing
5 35 (6.27%) Public Sector
6 30 (5.38%) Retail
7 28 (5.02%) Banking
8 27 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (4.12%) Legal
10 21 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
11 17 (3.05%) Telecoms
12 16 (2.87%) Investment Banking
13 14 (2.51%) French Language
14 12 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (2.15%) Multimedia
14 12 (2.15%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (1.97%) Law
16 10 (1.79%) Billing
17 8 (1.43%) German Language
18 7 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 181 (32.44%) Developer
2 56 (10.04%) Analyst
3 46 (8.24%) Business Analyst
4 40 (7.17%) Designer
5 39 (6.99%) Architect
6 32 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 30 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 27 (4.84%) React Developer
9 26 (4.66%) Content Designer
10 25 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 24 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (3.58%) Digital Analyst
12 20 (3.58%) Digital Business Analyst
13 19 (3.41%) Consultant
14 18 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (3.05%) Web Developer
16 16 (2.87%) C++ Developer
16 16 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
16 16 (2.87%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
16 16 (2.87%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (23.30%) HTML
2 115 (20.61%) CSS
3 75 (13.44%) React
4 69 (12.37%) .NET
5 68 (12.19%) HTML5
6 52 (9.32%) REST
7 47 (8.42%) jQuery
8 39 (6.99%) JSON
9 38 (6.81%) Node.js
10 37 (6.63%) XML
11 29 (5.20%) Web Services
12 26 (4.66%) CSS3
13 23 (4.12%) RESTful
14 22 (3.94%) Redux
15 21 (3.76%) GraphQL
16 19 (3.41%) .NET Framework
17 18 (3.23%) ASP.NET
18 17 (3.05%) AngularJS
19 16 (2.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 16 (2.87%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 132 (23.66%) User Experience
2 27 (4.84%) Social Media
3 20 (3.58%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.87%) Derivative
4 16 (2.87%) Fixed Income
4 16 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (2.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 16 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.87%) Swaptions
5 13 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.79%) Marketing Technology
7 9 (1.61%) CMDB
8 8 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.90%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.90%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.48%) Windows
2 20 (3.58%) Android
2 20 (3.58%) Apple iOS
3 18 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 16 (2.87%) Linux
5 13 (2.33%) Unix
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (40.14%) Agile
2 167 (29.93%) Content Management
3 81 (14.52%) DevOps
3 81 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 66 (11.83%) Analytics
4 66 (11.83%) Project Management
5 64 (11.47%) CRM
6 60 (10.75%) CI/CD
7 58 (10.39%) Web Development
8 57 (10.22%) Scrum
9 54 (9.68%) Front End Development
9 54 (9.68%) SEO
10 52 (9.32%) E-Commerce
11 51 (9.14%) User Stories
12 48 (8.60%) Migration
13 44 (7.89%) MVC
13 44 (7.89%) TDD
14 43 (7.71%) Full Stack Development
15 39 (6.99%) Test Automation
16 36 (6.45%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 147 (26.34%) JavaScript
2 56 (10.04%) C#
3 50 (8.96%) Java
4 41 (7.35%) PHP
5 38 (6.81%) SQL
6 30 (5.38%) TypeScript
7 23 (4.12%) Python
8 17 (3.05%) C++
9 10 (1.79%) Bash
9 10 (1.79%) C
10 9 (1.61%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.90%) ES6
13 3 (0.54%) Ruby
14 2 (0.36%) COBOL
14 2 (0.36%) JCL
15 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.18%) Groovy
15 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (5.02%) Degree
2 11 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.43%) PMP
4 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.54%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) MCSA
6 2 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) HND
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (16.49%) Accessibility
2 20 (3.58%) QA
3 19 (3.41%) WCAG
4 6 (1.08%) GDPR
5 5 (0.90%) SLA
6 3 (0.54%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) Docker
3 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.36%) Varnish
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.41%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (0.90%) Ansible
4 4 (0.72%) Terraform
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (14.70%) Sitecore
2 79 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 47 (8.42%) Adobe
4 42 (7.53%) Google
5 31 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.15%) hybris
6 12 (2.15%) Oracle
7 8 (1.43%) Pardot
8 7 (1.25%) BT
8 7 (1.25%) Cisco
8 7 (1.25%) SAP
8 7 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.08%) Apple
10 5 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.90%) Blackboard
10 5 (0.90%) Marketo
10 5 (0.90%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.90%) Telerik
11 4 (0.72%) Anaplan
11 4 (0.72%) FatWire