Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 190 159
Rank change year-on-year -35 -31 +3
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,050 1,361 1,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.24% 1.43% 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.87% 8.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 956 957
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 34
England median hourly rate £35.75 £24.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.96% -18.64% +57.97%
10th Percentile £18.37 £12.77 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £108.05
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% -20.00% +85.47%

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 13,348 15,736 14,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 16.56% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 10,423 9,668
England median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.50% +5.35%
10th Percentile £273 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.47% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 372 373
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.65% +2.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.28% +2.56% -2.50%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -20 526 £450 -3.49% 132
South East -21 210 £425 +6.25% 74
North of England +21 149 £400 - 95
Yorkshire +63 90 £350 -12.50% 45
Midlands -23 59 £375 -5.66% 51
East of England +9 54 £450 +33.33% 28
North West -35 52 £415 +3.75% 37
South West -34 51 £375 +0.67% 47
West Midlands 0 43 £400 +23.08% 22
East Midlands -18 16 £329 -24.86% 29
North East +13 7 £480 +28.00% 13
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 427 (40.67%) HTML
1 427 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (40.29%) CSS
3 422 (40.19%) JavaScript
4 308 (29.33%) Content Management
5 191 (18.19%) Scrum
6 180 (17.14%) .NET
7 164 (15.62%) User Experience
8 163 (15.52%) HTML5
9 161 (15.33%) jQuery
10 152 (14.48%) AngularJS
11 150 (14.29%) Marketing
12 149 (14.19%) Front End Development
13 144 (13.71%) SQL
14 143 (13.62%) Adobe
15 141 (13.43%) Java
16 139 (13.24%) XML
17 137 (13.05%) Git (software)
18 135 (12.86%) C#
18 135 (12.86%) Finance
19 131 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 126 (12.00%) Sass
21 123 (11.71%) Web Development
22 122 (11.62%) TDD
22 122 (11.62%) DevOps
23 121 (11.52%) Analytics
24 120 (11.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
25 118 (11.24%) CSS3
25 118 (11.24%) E-Commerce
26 116 (11.05%) MVC

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
1 120 (11.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 104 (9.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 85 (8.10%) Umbraco
4 84 (8.00%) Drupal
5 64 (6.10%) WordPress
6 44 (4.19%) Apache
7 42 (4.00%) EPiServer
8 37 (3.52%) SharePoint
9 35 (3.33%) WebSphere
10 31 (2.95%) Confluence
11 24 (2.29%) Kentico
12 13 (1.24%) Magnolia
13 12 (1.14%) IIS
14 10 (0.95%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.86%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.76%) Documentum
16 8 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.76%) Headless CMS
16 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.57%) Photoshop
3 22 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (1.33%) Camtasia
5 14 (1.33%) XMetaL
6 13 (1.24%) Sketch
7 9 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.76%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.38%) InDesign
11 4 (0.38%) InVision
12 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.095%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 41 (3.90%) Magento
2 13 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.29%) Fredhopper
3 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.095%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.095%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.095%) Shopify
5 1 (0.095%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 131 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (6.95%) Google Analytics
3 59 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.76%) npm
5 21 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.90%) PaaS
7 19 (1.81%) IaaS
8 15 (1.43%) SaaS
9 13 (1.24%) GitHub
10 12 (1.14%) Office 365
11 10 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.86%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.76%) MailChimp
14 7 (0.67%) G Suite
14 7 (0.67%) Route 53
14 7 (0.67%) Serverless
15 4 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.67%) Intranet
2 13 (1.24%) Internet
3 4 (0.38%) Telepresence
4 3 (0.29%) Firewall
4 3 (0.29%) NFC
5 2 (0.19%) DWDM
5 2 (0.19%) ISDN
5 2 (0.19%) SSL
5 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.19%) VoIP
6 1 (0.095%) Broadband
6 1 (0.095%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.095%) H.323
6 1 (0.095%) HTTP
6 1 (0.095%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.095%) Skype
6 1 (0.095%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.62%) MySQL
3 19 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 17 (1.62%) Redis
5 14 (1.33%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (1.05%) Jackrabbit
9 10 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.76%) Power BI
10 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.48%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 137 (13.05%) Git (software)
2 92 (8.76%) JIRA
3 72 (6.86%) Grunt
4 48 (4.57%) gulp
5 42 (4.00%) Bower
6 36 (3.43%) Visual Studio
7 35 (3.33%) Selenium
8 28 (2.67%) PVCS
8 28 (2.67%) webpack
9 26 (2.48%) Jenkins
10 22 (2.10%) Jasmine
10 22 (2.10%) Karma Test Runner
11 21 (2.00%) Subversion
11 21 (2.00%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.81%) Mockito
12 19 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (1.71%) Bitbucket
13 18 (1.71%) JUnit
13 18 (1.71%) Mercurial
14 15 (1.43%) ProC
General
1 150 (14.29%) Marketing
2 135 (12.86%) Finance
3 47 (4.48%) Retail
4 32 (3.05%) Legal
5 31 (2.95%) Publishing
6 25 (2.38%) Banking
7 19 (1.81%) Games
8 17 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.14%) Advertising
9 12 (1.14%) Law
10 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) Front Office
13 5 (0.48%) Back Office
14 4 (0.38%) Electronics
15 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.19%) Automotive
16 2 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
16 2 (0.19%) Local Government
17 1 (0.095%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 576 (54.86%) Developer
2 107 (10.19%) Analyst
2 107 (10.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 74 (7.05%) .NET Developer
4 51 (4.86%) Project Manager
5 49 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 48 (4.57%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.48%) PHP Developer
8 46 (4.38%) Java Developer
9 37 (3.52%) CMS Developer
9 37 (3.52%) Web Developer
10 34 (3.24%) Designer
11 31 (2.95%) ServiceNow Developer
12 30 (2.86%) Architect
12 30 (2.86%) Digital Project Manager
13 27 (2.57%) C# Developer
14 26 (2.48%) Sitecore Developer
15 24 (2.29%) React Developer
15 24 (2.29%) Tester
16 22 (2.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (40.67%) HTML
2 423 (40.29%) CSS
3 180 (17.14%) .NET
4 163 (15.52%) HTML5
5 161 (15.33%) jQuery
6 152 (14.48%) AngularJS
7 139 (13.24%) XML
8 126 (12.00%) Sass
9 118 (11.24%) CSS3
10 91 (8.67%) React
11 88 (8.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 84 (8.00%) ASP.NET
13 83 (7.90%) Node.js
14 74 (7.05%) Web Services
15 67 (6.38%) REST
16 53 (5.05%) Ajax
17 42 (4.00%) SOAP
18 40 (3.81%) .NET Core
18 40 (3.81%) .NET Framework
19 38 (3.62%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 164 (15.62%) User Experience
2 85 (8.10%) Mobile App
3 68 (6.48%) Social Media
4 49 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.00%) Virtual Team
6 37 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.38%) Vector Graphics
9 17 (1.62%) W3C
10 14 (1.33%) Video Editing
11 13 (1.24%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (1.05%) NHS
14 9 (0.86%) CMDB
14 9 (0.86%) e-Learning
15 8 (0.76%) iPad
16 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.67%) New Media
16 7 (0.67%) Taxonomies
16 7 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 55 (5.24%) Linux
2 44 (4.19%) Windows
3 29 (2.76%) OpenVMS
4 14 (1.33%) Android
5 10 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.57%) Unix
7 5 (0.48%) VMS
7 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.095%) CentOS
10 1 (0.095%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (29.33%) Content Management
3 191 (18.19%) Scrum
4 149 (14.19%) Front End Development
5 123 (11.71%) Web Development
6 122 (11.62%) DevOps
6 122 (11.62%) TDD
7 121 (11.52%) Analytics
8 118 (11.24%) E-Commerce
9 116 (11.05%) MVC
10 96 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
11 80 (7.62%) Responsive Web Design
12 70 (6.67%) Test Automation
13 69 (6.57%) SEO
14 68 (6.48%) Microservices
15 64 (6.10%) Migration
16 63 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 61 (5.81%) Project Management
18 60 (5.71%) SDLC
19 59 (5.62%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 422 (40.19%) JavaScript
2 144 (13.71%) SQL
3 141 (13.43%) Java
4 135 (12.86%) C#
5 111 (10.57%) PHP
6 31 (2.95%) C
6 31 (2.95%) ES6
7 28 (2.67%) C++
8 27 (2.57%) Java 8
9 25 (2.38%) Python
10 24 (2.29%) TypeScript
11 22 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.62%) Fortran
13 13 (1.24%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.95%) XAML
15 6 (0.57%) IronPython
16 5 (0.48%) Ruby
17 4 (0.38%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (3.05%) Degree
2 27 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 10 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.76%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.48%) PMP
9 4 (0.38%) CCIE
9 4 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.38%) MBA
9 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.29%) CCNP
11 2 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.095%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.095%) OCAJ
12 1 (0.095%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (9.14%) QA
2 22 (2.10%) WCAG
3 6 (0.57%) SLA
4 5 (0.48%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.29%) GxP
6 3 (0.29%) SEPA
6 3 (0.29%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (4.48%) Docker
2 34 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.19%) Firmware
4 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.095%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (1.81%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.52%) Puppet
3 15 (1.43%) Terraform
4 9 (0.86%) Ansible
5 8 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.38%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.19%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.19%) Rancher
9 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.095%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.095%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.095%) SCCM
10 1 (0.095%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.095%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 143 (13.62%) Adobe
2 104 (9.90%) Sitecore
3 102 (9.71%) Microsoft
4 90 (8.57%) Google
5 46 (4.38%) Oracle
6 33 (3.14%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.19%) IBM
8 21 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.33%) hybris
10 11 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.95%) BT
11 10 (0.95%) Facebook
11 10 (0.95%) Twitter
12 9 (0.86%) VMware
13 8 (0.76%) HubSpot
13 8 (0.76%) SAP
13 8 (0.76%) YouTube
14 7 (0.67%) Pega
15 5 (0.48%) Nintex
15 5 (0.48%) Zend