Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 187 183
Rank change year-on-year -59 -4 -25
Contract jobs citing CMS 808 1,382 1,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.45% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.11% 8.59% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 955 928
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 49
England median hourly rate £25.68 £34.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.47% +3.03% +50.89%
10th Percentile £12.29 £22.80 £13.20
90th Percentile £47.35 £43.60 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £31.37 £34.00
% change year-on-year -18.14% -7.74% +55.46%

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 11,361 16,086 15,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.82% 16.89% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,415 10,585 10,454
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £633 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 374 411
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.75% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.72 £12.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.38 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £20.44
% change year-on-year +1.14% +7.66% +2.18%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CMS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor 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 15 November 2019. 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 -24 432 £450 - 100
South East -82 124 £400 -5.88% 68
North of England -14 98 £385 -3.75% 76
South West -18 72 £350 -3.45% 64
Yorkshire +12 57 £380 -5.00% 27
East of England +41 52 £450 +39.10% 20
North West -4 40 £400 -3.03% 42
Midlands -11 26 £300 -20.00% 57
West Midlands -1 19 £275 -30.60% 32
East Midlands +14 7 £438 +25.00% 25
North East +13 1 £325 -10.34% 7
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 357 (44.18%) HTML
2 337 (41.71%) CSS
3 310 (38.37%) JavaScript
4 255 (31.56%) Content Management
5 248 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (21.29%) User Experience
7 154 (19.06%) Front End Development
8 127 (15.72%) .NET
9 126 (15.59%) AngularJS
10 114 (14.11%) Web Development
11 113 (13.99%) HTML5
12 105 (13.00%) jQuery
12 105 (13.00%) E-Commerce
13 101 (12.50%) Java
14 96 (11.88%) Marketing
15 94 (11.63%) XML
16 93 (11.51%) Adobe
17 91 (11.26%) CSS3
18 90 (11.14%) C#
18 90 (11.14%) SQL
19 89 (11.01%) Sitecore CMS
19 89 (11.01%) Sitecore
20 88 (10.89%) Git (software)
21 86 (10.64%) PHP
21 86 (10.64%) Finance
22 82 (10.15%) Umbraco
23 81 (10.02%) Microsoft
23 81 (10.02%) Analytics
23 81 (10.02%) Sass
24 79 (9.78%) Scrum

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 89 (11.01%) Sitecore CMS
2 82 (10.15%) Umbraco
3 72 (8.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 61 (7.55%) WordPress
5 58 (7.18%) Drupal
6 46 (5.69%) SharePoint
7 28 (3.47%) EPiServer
8 27 (3.34%) WebSphere
9 22 (2.72%) Kentico
10 19 (2.35%) Apache
11 17 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.98%) Confluence
12 16 (1.98%) IIS
13 10 (1.24%) Magnolia
14 9 (1.11%) Headless CMS
15 8 (0.99%) Jadu
16 7 (0.87%) Skype for Business
17 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.74%) ColdFusion
17 6 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 52 (6.44%) Photoshop
2 30 (3.71%) Sketch
3 27 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.99%) InVision
9 6 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.74%) Adobe XD
9 6 (0.74%) Camtasia
9 6 (0.74%) InDesign
9 6 (0.74%) XMetaL
10 5 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.62%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.50%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (0.37%) PTC Creo
12 3 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (5.20%) Magento
2 17 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.37%) Shopify
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.28%) Azure
2 31 (3.84%) Google Analytics
3 26 (3.22%) AWS
4 22 (2.72%) npm
5 15 (1.86%) GitHub
5 15 (1.86%) PaaS
6 12 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 12 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (1.11%) Office 365
9 8 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (0.87%) IaaS
10 7 (0.87%) SaaS
11 4 (0.50%) Heroku
12 3 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.37%) GCP
12 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Flow
13 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
13 2 (0.25%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.22%) Intranet
2 19 (2.35%) Internet
3 8 (0.99%) DNS
4 7 (0.87%) HTTP
5 4 (0.50%) FTP
5 4 (0.50%) SMTP
6 3 (0.37%) Extranet
6 3 (0.37%) Skype
6 3 (0.37%) SSH
7 2 (0.25%) DHCP
7 2 (0.25%) SNMP
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.12%) PSTN
8 1 (0.12%) SAN
8 1 (0.12%) SMS
8 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.12%) VPN
8 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.46%) MySQL
3 15 (1.86%) Jackrabbit
4 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.11%) Power BI
7 9 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.99%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.50%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.37%) Big Data
12 3 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 88 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.45%) Grunt
3 39 (4.83%) gulp
4 34 (4.21%) JIRA
5 25 (3.09%) Bower
6 22 (2.72%) Subversion
7 21 (2.60%) Visual Studio
8 20 (2.48%) Jasmine
8 20 (2.48%) Karma Test Runner
8 20 (2.48%) PVCS
9 15 (1.86%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.49%) Axure RP
10 12 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.36%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.36%) webpack
12 10 (1.24%) Selenium
13 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.87%) ProC
General
1 96 (11.88%) Marketing
2 86 (10.64%) Finance
3 44 (5.45%) Retail
4 41 (5.07%) Legal
5 38 (4.70%) Public Sector
6 31 (3.84%) Games
7 27 (3.34%) Publishing
8 21 (2.60%) Banking
9 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.61%) Local Government
12 12 (1.49%) Electronics
13 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.74%) Advertising
14 6 (0.74%) Automotive
14 6 (0.74%) Law
15 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.37%) Back Office
16 3 (0.37%) Military
17 2 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 439 (54.33%) Developer
2 109 (13.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 56 (6.93%) Analyst
4 50 (6.19%) Project Manager
5 41 (5.07%) Designer
5 41 (5.07%) Web Developer
6 40 (4.95%) .NET Developer
7 37 (4.58%) Architect
8 29 (3.59%) PHP Developer
9 28 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 27 (3.34%) Digital Project Manager
11 26 (3.22%) Business Analyst
12 25 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
12 25 (3.09%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.97%) CMS Developer
13 24 (2.97%) React Developer
13 24 (2.97%) ServiceNow Developer
14 21 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (2.48%) Sitecore Developer
16 17 (2.10%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (44.18%) HTML
2 337 (41.71%) CSS
3 127 (15.72%) .NET
4 126 (15.59%) AngularJS
5 113 (13.99%) HTML5
6 105 (13.00%) jQuery
7 94 (11.63%) XML
8 91 (11.26%) CSS3
9 81 (10.02%) Sass
10 77 (9.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 72 (8.91%) React
12 62 (7.67%) ASP.NET
13 47 (5.82%) Node.js
14 40 (4.95%) REST
15 38 (4.70%) Web Services
16 35 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (4.21%) Ajax
17 34 (4.21%) Vue.js
18 32 (3.96%) RESTful
19 31 (3.84%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 172 (21.29%) User Experience
2 32 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.71%) Social Media
5 23 (2.85%) W3C
6 21 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.60%) Vector Graphics
7 16 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.99%) Blog
11 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.74%) Animation
12 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.74%) Video Editing
13 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.62%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.62%) iPhone
13 5 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.32%) Windows
2 20 (2.48%) OpenVMS
3 19 (2.35%) Linux
4 11 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.24%) Android
6 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.74%) Unix
8 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.37%) Solaris
8 3 (0.37%) VMS
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (31.56%) Content Management
2 248 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (19.06%) Front End Development
4 114 (14.11%) Web Development
5 105 (13.00%) E-Commerce
6 81 (10.02%) Analytics
7 79 (9.78%) Scrum
8 74 (9.16%) TDD
9 73 (9.03%) Project Management
10 69 (8.54%) MVC
10 69 (8.54%) Wireframes
11 64 (7.92%) SEO
12 63 (7.80%) CRM
13 57 (7.05%) Migration
14 56 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (6.68%) DevOps
16 49 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
18 43 (5.32%) Unit Testing
19 36 (4.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 310 (38.37%) JavaScript
2 101 (12.50%) Java
3 90 (11.14%) C#
3 90 (11.14%) SQL
4 86 (10.64%) PHP
5 29 (3.59%) C
6 21 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 16 (1.98%) ES6
8 15 (1.86%) C++
8 15 (1.86%) Fortran
9 13 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.61%) Python
10 10 (1.24%) Java 8
10 10 (1.24%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.74%) IronPython
11 6 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.74%) XAML
12 4 (0.50%) ES7
13 3 (0.37%) Ruby
13 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (3.34%) Degree
2 16 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.11%) Master's Degree
3 9 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.62%) A+ Certification
6 5 (0.62%) PMP
7 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.37%) ISEB
9 2 (0.25%) APMP
9 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.33%) QA
2 15 (1.86%) WCAG
3 11 (1.36%) GDPR
4 4 (0.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (3.59%) Docker
2 11 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.37%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.87%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.74%) TeamSite
3 5 (0.62%) SafeCom
4 3 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.37%) Rancher
5 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 93 (11.51%) Adobe
2 89 (11.01%) Sitecore
3 81 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 46 (5.69%) Google
5 31 (3.84%) Oracle
6 25 (3.09%) ServiceNow
7 22 (2.72%) IBM
8 18 (2.23%) SAP
9 16 (1.98%) Apple
9 16 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.36%) hybris
11 10 (1.24%) BT
12 9 (1.11%) Perforce
13 8 (0.99%) Hotjar
13 8 (0.99%) HubSpot
13 8 (0.99%) Nintex
13 8 (0.99%) Yahoo!
13 8 (0.99%) Zend
14 6 (0.74%) Tableau