Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 189 162
Rank change year-on-year -2 -27 -34
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,413 1,358 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.43% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.67% 8.60% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 932 1,165
England median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £548
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 48
England median hourly rate £31.37 £35.00 £21.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.37% +60.04% -2.80%
10th Percentile £15.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.15 £47.83 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +62.79% -6.52%

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 16,306 15,797 17,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.91% 16.62% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,634 10,556 11,505
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 385 421
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +5 717 £450 +2.86% 156
South East +40 310 £425 +21.43% 92
North of England -20 165 £400 +18.52% 111
South West -24 91 £363 +2.11% 53
Yorkshire +5 78 £375 +15.38% 42
Midlands -20 77 £400 +23.08% 60
North West -56 69 £425 +30.77% 55
West Midlands +13 67 £400 +14.29% 35
East of England -3 49 £325 +3.17% 19
North East +6 18 £393 -17.37% 14
East Midlands -36 10 £356 +13.10% 25
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 632 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 504 (35.67%) HTML
4 497 (35.17%) Content Management
5 432 (30.57%) CSS
6 360 (25.48%) .NET
7 307 (21.73%) C#
8 245 (17.34%) User Experience
9 225 (15.92%) Scrum
10 218 (15.43%) E-Commerce
11 214 (15.15%) MVC
12 208 (14.72%) Git (software)
13 202 (14.30%) HTML5
14 191 (13.52%) TDD
15 188 (13.31%) Web Development
16 183 (12.95%) AngularJS
17 182 (12.88%) ASP.NET
18 181 (12.81%) SQL
19 178 (12.60%) jQuery
20 176 (12.46%) Java
21 170 (12.03%) Front End Development
22 162 (11.46%) Finance
23 158 (11.18%) SQL Server
24 156 (11.04%) Sitecore CMS
24 156 (11.04%) Sitecore
25 155 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
26 152 (10.76%) PHP
27 150 (10.62%) XML
28 149 (10.54%) Analytics
29 145 (10.26%) Umbraco

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
1 156 (11.04%) Sitecore CMS
2 145 (10.26%) Umbraco
3 138 (9.77%) Drupal
4 122 (8.63%) WordPress
5 90 (6.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 69 (4.88%) SharePoint
7 46 (3.26%) Confluence
8 42 (2.97%) EPiServer
9 31 (2.19%) IIS
10 23 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.49%) CoreMedia CMS
12 20 (1.42%) Kentico
13 18 (1.27%) Documentum
14 16 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.92%) Apache
16 12 (0.85%) Tomcat
17 11 (0.78%) Alfresco
18 10 (0.71%) WebSphere
19 9 (0.64%) JBoss
19 9 (0.64%) Joomla!
Applications
1 45 (3.18%) Photoshop
2 40 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.50%) InDesign
7 6 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.42%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.14%) Snapchat
11 1 (0.071%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.071%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.071%) HipChat
11 1 (0.071%) InVision
Business Applications
1 32 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.70%) Magento
3 8 (0.57%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.42%) Shopify
5 4 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.21%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.14%) Maximo
7 2 (0.14%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.071%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.071%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 155 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.62%) Google Analytics
4 36 (2.55%) GitHub
5 26 (1.84%) npm
5 26 (1.84%) PaaS
6 19 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.34%) Serverless
7 17 (1.20%) SaaS
8 16 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 15 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.06%) Office 365
10 14 (0.99%) CloudFront
11 13 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.85%) IaaS
13 11 (0.78%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.91%) Internet
2 24 (1.70%) HTTP
3 17 (1.20%) Intranet
4 12 (0.85%) AMQP
5 11 (0.78%) Firewall
5 11 (0.78%) SMS
5 11 (0.78%) SSH
6 10 (0.71%) DNS
6 10 (0.71%) FTP
7 8 (0.57%) SMTP
7 8 (0.57%) VPN
8 7 (0.50%) DHCP
9 6 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.42%) ISDN
9 6 (0.42%) MPLS
9 6 (0.42%) Network Security
9 6 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.79%) MySQL
3 58 (4.10%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 23 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 23 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.64%) EDRMS
12 8 (0.57%) Redis
12 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.28%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 208 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 101 (7.15%) JIRA
3 66 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 65 (4.60%) Selenium
5 61 (4.32%) gulp
6 56 (3.96%) TeamCity
7 47 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 39 (2.76%) Cucumber
8 39 (2.76%) Maven
9 31 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (1.98%) Grunt
12 23 (1.63%) Bitbucket
13 22 (1.56%) Subversion
13 22 (1.56%) webpack
14 20 (1.42%) Protractor
14 20 (1.42%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.34%) PVCS
16 18 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
17 17 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 162 (11.46%) Finance
2 137 (9.70%) Marketing
3 72 (5.10%) Publishing
4 68 (4.81%) Retail
5 39 (2.76%) Banking
6 27 (1.91%) Law
7 24 (1.70%) Back Office
8 22 (1.56%) Games
8 22 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.49%) Advertising
9 21 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.92%) Legal
10 13 (0.92%) Multimedia
11 12 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.71%) Electronics
12 10 (0.71%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.35%) Local Government
15 4 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 751 (53.15%) Developer
2 156 (11.04%) .NET Developer
3 131 (9.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 105 (7.43%) Analyst
5 94 (6.65%) C# Developer
6 72 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
6 72 (5.10%) PHP Developer
7 62 (4.39%) CMS Developer
7 62 (4.39%) Senior Developer
8 61 (4.32%) Java Developer
8 61 (4.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 60 (4.25%) Web Developer
10 58 (4.10%) Project Manager
11 57 (4.03%) Architect
12 56 (3.96%) Business Analyst
13 55 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 35 (2.48%) Tester
15 34 (2.41%) Designer
16 33 (2.34%) Author
17 32 (2.26%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 504 (35.67%) HTML
2 432 (30.57%) CSS
3 360 (25.48%) .NET
4 202 (14.30%) HTML5
5 183 (12.95%) AngularJS
6 182 (12.88%) ASP.NET
7 178 (12.60%) jQuery
8 150 (10.62%) XML
9 134 (9.48%) Web Services
10 124 (8.78%) React
11 120 (8.49%) CSS3
12 102 (7.22%) Sass
13 95 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 92 (6.51%) .NET Framework
15 90 (6.37%) REST
16 81 (5.73%) Node.js
17 80 (5.66%) JSON
18 73 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 68 (4.81%) Ajax
20 66 (4.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 245 (17.34%) User Experience
2 90 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 50 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.97%) Social Media
6 40 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.12%) Graphic Design
9 23 (1.63%) Blog
10 19 (1.34%) CMDB
11 14 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.92%) Fintech
13 12 (0.85%) Photography
13 12 (0.85%) Wiki
14 11 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.71%) Online Games
16 9 (0.64%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.64%) Private Cloud
17 8 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 75 (5.31%) Linux
2 66 (4.67%) Windows
3 28 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 27 (1.91%) Unix
5 18 (1.27%) OpenVMS
6 17 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.78%) Android
9 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.50%) CentOS
11 7 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.35%) Solaris
13 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.21%) Debian
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.071%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (35.17%) Content Management
3 225 (15.92%) Scrum
4 218 (15.43%) E-Commerce
5 214 (15.15%) MVC
6 191 (13.52%) TDD
7 188 (13.31%) Web Development
8 170 (12.03%) Front End Development
9 149 (10.54%) Analytics
10 130 (9.20%) Test Automation
11 116 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
12 103 (7.29%) Responsive Web Design
13 101 (7.15%) OO
14 100 (7.08%) CRM
15 99 (7.01%) DevOps
16 92 (6.51%) SEO
17 81 (5.73%) BDD
18 80 (5.66%) Migration
19 79 (5.59%) Project Management
20 77 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 522 (36.94%) JavaScript
2 307 (21.73%) C#
3 181 (12.81%) SQL
4 176 (12.46%) Java
5 152 (10.76%) PHP
6 48 (3.40%) Java 8
7 34 (2.41%) ES6
8 33 (2.34%) Python
9 31 (2.19%) TypeScript
10 29 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 24 (1.70%) C
12 24 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.56%) C++
14 15 (1.06%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.99%) Fortran
15 14 (0.99%) VBScript
16 13 (0.92%) PHP 5
16 13 (0.92%) PHP 7
17 12 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 112 (7.93%) Degree
2 45 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.56%) ISEB
6 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.50%) APMP
9 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.42%) CCNP
10 6 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.42%) MBA
10 6 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.42%) PMP
11 5 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.51%) QA
2 24 (1.70%) WCAG
3 6 (0.42%) PMO
4 5 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.35%) GxP
5 4 (0.28%) GDPR
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.21%) HL7
6 3 (0.21%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) SEPA
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.071%) MiFID
8 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.071%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.071%) WAI
System Software
1 70 (4.95%) Docker
2 31 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.42%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.21%) vSphere
5 3 (0.21%) XenApp
6 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.64%) WMI
5 8 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.50%) Ansible
7 6 (0.42%) Capistrano
7 6 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.42%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.28%) TeamSite
8 4 (0.28%) Terraform
9 3 (0.21%) Nagios
9 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.21%) Puppet
9 3 (0.21%) SCCM
10 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.14%) Plesk
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 156 (11.04%) Sitecore
2 144 (10.19%) Adobe
3 131 (9.27%) Microsoft
4 79 (5.59%) Oracle
5 67 (4.74%) Google
6 34 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (1.63%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.27%) FatWire
10 17 (1.20%) Facebook
11 15 (1.06%) hybris
12 13 (0.92%) Twitter
13 12 (0.85%) OpenText
13 12 (0.85%) SAP
14 11 (0.78%) ATG
14 11 (0.78%) Cisco
14 11 (0.78%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.71%) Dell
15 10 (0.71%) IBM
16 9 (0.64%) VMware