Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 177 154
Rank change year-on-year -14 -23 -39
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,376 1,352 1,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.48% 1.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.70% 8.81% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 921 1,254
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
10th Percentile £261 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 52
England median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +61.40% -21.15%
10th Percentile £16.63 £13.50 £12.28
90th Percentile £45.38 £47.83 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +62.79% -21.82%

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 15,818 15,346 18,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.77% 16.81% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,411 10,076 12,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £631 £608 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 384 477
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.88 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -14 707 £460 +8.24% 207
South East +28 304 £425 +21.43% 104
North of England -30 143 £400 +8.47% 112
Midlands -25 90 £375 +15.38% 57
Yorkshire +2 73 £400 +6.67% 44
South West -21 71 £350 - 56
North West -38 62 £400 +14.29% 54
West Midlands +16 61 £380 +8.57% 30
East of England -10 58 £325 -10.34% 29
East Midlands -35 29 £350 +11.11% 27
North East +1 8 £350 -26.32% 14
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 592 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (34.96%) HTML
3 478 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 458 (33.28%) Content Management
5 412 (29.94%) CSS
6 342 (24.85%) .NET
7 300 (21.80%) C#
8 219 (15.92%) MVC
9 212 (15.41%) E-Commerce
10 210 (15.26%) User Experience
11 201 (14.61%) HTML5
12 195 (14.17%) Finance
13 187 (13.59%) SQL
14 182 (13.23%) Scrum
15 178 (12.94%) AngularJS
16 176 (12.79%) jQuery
17 174 (12.65%) Git (software)
18 171 (12.43%) ASP.NET
19 167 (12.14%) Sitecore CMS
19 167 (12.14%) Sitecore
20 165 (11.99%) Front End Development
21 162 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
22 160 (11.63%) TDD
23 158 (11.48%) Web Development
24 155 (11.26%) Java
25 152 (11.05%) SQL Server
26 149 (10.83%) Umbraco
27 136 (9.88%) Marketing
27 136 (9.88%) PHP
28 135 (9.81%) CSS3

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
1 167 (12.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 149 (10.83%) Umbraco
3 134 (9.74%) Drupal
4 123 (8.94%) WordPress
5 66 (4.80%) SharePoint
6 65 (4.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 48 (3.49%) EPiServer
8 44 (3.20%) Confluence
9 29 (2.11%) IIS
10 19 (1.38%) Apache Solr
11 15 (1.09%) CoreMedia CMS
11 15 (1.09%) Kentico
12 14 (1.02%) Alfresco
13 12 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.87%) Documentum
13 12 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.80%) Apache
14 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.80%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 42 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.91%) Photoshop
3 28 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.44%) InDesign
7 5 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.36%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.15%) Snapchat
10 1 (0.073%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.073%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.073%) HipChat
10 1 (0.073%) InVision
Business Applications
1 28 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.74%) Magento
3 8 (0.58%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.44%) Shopify
5 5 (0.36%) Maximo
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.22%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.073%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.073%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.073%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 162 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (2.91%) GitHub
4 31 (2.25%) Google Analytics
5 28 (2.03%) npm
6 23 (1.67%) SaaS
7 22 (1.60%) PaaS
8 16 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (1.02%) Office 365
9 14 (1.02%) Serverless
10 13 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 10 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.73%) Trello
13 9 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 9 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
14 8 (0.58%) IaaS
15 6 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
15 6 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.67%) HTTP
2 18 (1.31%) Firewall
3 16 (1.16%) Internet
4 15 (1.09%) DNS
4 15 (1.09%) SMS
5 10 (0.73%) AMQP
5 10 (0.73%) Intranet
6 8 (0.58%) SSH
7 7 (0.51%) DHCP
7 7 (0.51%) VPN
8 6 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (0.44%) FTP
8 6 (0.44%) ISDN
8 6 (0.44%) MPLS
8 6 (0.44%) Network Security
8 6 (0.44%) Wireless
9 5 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.60%) MySQL
3 49 (3.56%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.03%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.82%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.45%) Endeca
7 19 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.65%) EDRMS
11 9 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.44%) Redis
13 5 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 174 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.61%) JIRA
3 54 (3.92%) TeamCity
4 44 (3.20%) gulp
4 44 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (2.98%) Jenkins
5 41 (2.98%) Selenium
5 41 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (2.76%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 25 (1.82%) Maven
8 24 (1.74%) PVCS
9 22 (1.60%) webpack
10 18 (1.31%) Bitbucket
11 16 (1.16%) Grunt
11 16 (1.16%) Protractor
11 16 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (1.09%) ProC
12 15 (1.09%) Subversion
13 14 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 195 (14.17%) Finance
2 136 (9.88%) Marketing
3 82 (5.96%) Publishing
4 66 (4.80%) Retail
5 39 (2.83%) Banking
6 36 (2.62%) Law
7 25 (1.82%) Back Office
8 19 (1.38%) Advertising
8 19 (1.38%) Legal
8 19 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.09%) Games
9 15 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.94%) Multimedia
10 13 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.58%) Electronics
12 5 (0.36%) French Language
12 5 (0.36%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 722 (52.47%) Developer
2 152 (11.05%) .NET Developer
3 119 (8.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 108 (7.85%) Analyst
5 93 (6.76%) C# Developer
6 75 (5.45%) Architect
6 75 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 66 (4.80%) Full Stack Developer
8 64 (4.65%) PHP Developer
8 64 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 61 (4.43%) CMS Developer
10 59 (4.29%) Project Manager
11 57 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
12 55 (4.00%) Business Analyst
13 54 (3.92%) Java Developer
14 44 (3.20%) Web Developer
15 43 (3.13%) Designer
16 39 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (2.54%) Sitecore Developer
18 33 (2.40%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 481 (34.96%) HTML
2 412 (29.94%) CSS
3 342 (24.85%) .NET
4 201 (14.61%) HTML5
5 178 (12.94%) AngularJS
6 176 (12.79%) jQuery
7 171 (12.43%) ASP.NET
8 135 (9.81%) CSS3
9 133 (9.67%) XML
10 113 (8.21%) Web Services
11 97 (7.05%) React
12 92 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 83 (6.03%) Sass
14 79 (5.74%) .NET Framework
14 79 (5.74%) REST
15 71 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 70 (5.09%) Node.js
17 68 (4.94%) Ajax
18 63 (4.58%) RESTful
19 60 (4.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 210 (15.26%) User Experience
2 78 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (2.47%) Social Media
7 33 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 27 (1.96%) CMDB
9 25 (1.82%) Graphic Design
10 21 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.09%) iPad
12 14 (1.02%) Blog
13 13 (0.94%) Fintech
13 13 (0.94%) Wiki
14 11 (0.80%) PKI
15 10 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.65%) EPoS
16 9 (0.65%) iPhone
17 8 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 61 (4.43%) Linux
2 56 (4.07%) Windows
3 26 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.67%) OpenVMS
5 20 (1.45%) Unix
6 17 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.73%) Android
8 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.36%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) CentOS
14 2 (0.15%) Debian
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (33.28%) Content Management
3 219 (15.92%) MVC
4 212 (15.41%) E-Commerce
5 182 (13.23%) Scrum
6 165 (11.99%) Front End Development
7 160 (11.63%) TDD
8 158 (11.48%) Web Development
9 133 (9.67%) Analytics
10 116 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
11 109 (7.92%) DevOps
12 105 (7.63%) Test Automation
13 99 (7.19%) CRM
14 93 (6.76%) OO
15 88 (6.40%) Migration
15 88 (6.40%) Responsive Web Design
16 79 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
16 79 (5.74%) SEO
17 75 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 73 (5.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 478 (34.74%) JavaScript
2 300 (21.80%) C#
3 187 (13.59%) SQL
4 155 (11.26%) Java
5 136 (9.88%) PHP
6 55 (4.00%) Python
7 32 (2.33%) ES6
8 29 (2.11%) PL/SQL
9 28 (2.03%) C
9 28 (2.03%) Java 8
9 28 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 26 (1.89%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.60%) C++
12 21 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.02%) Fortran
13 14 (1.02%) VBScript
14 13 (0.94%) Ruby
14 13 (0.94%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (6.90%) Degree
2 45 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.38%) ISEB
6 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.58%) PMP
8 7 (0.51%) APMP
8 7 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.44%) CCNP
10 5 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.36%) MBA
11 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.22%) MCSE
13 2 (0.15%) CISM
13 2 (0.15%) CISSP
13 2 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.54%) QA
2 17 (1.24%) WCAG
3 9 (0.65%) PMO
4 8 (0.58%) GDPR
5 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.36%) GxP
6 5 (0.36%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) HL7
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) SEPA
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.073%) MiFID
9 1 (0.073%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.073%) WAI
System Software
1 48 (3.49%) Docker
2 28 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.44%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.22%) XenApp
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
2 19 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 10 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (0.65%) WMI
5 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.58%) Puppet
6 7 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (0.51%) OpenSSO
7 6 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.44%) TeamSite
8 5 (0.36%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.29%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.22%) Ansible
10 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.22%) Nagios
10 3 (0.22%) SCCM
11 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 167 (12.14%) Sitecore
2 132 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 100 (7.27%) Adobe
4 71 (5.16%) Oracle
5 52 (3.78%) Google
6 35 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.24%) hybris
9 17 (1.24%) SAP
10 16 (1.16%) ATG
11 13 (0.94%) FatWire
12 11 (0.80%) Cisco
13 10 (0.73%) Facebook
14 9 (0.65%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.58%) Dell
15 8 (0.58%) OpenText
15 8 (0.58%) Twitter
15 8 (0.58%) VMware
16 7 (0.51%) BEA