Period
to 18 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 202 185
Rank change year-on-year -38 -17 -22
Contract jobs citing CMS 693 1,287 1,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.32% 8.56% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 873 918
England median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £231
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 52
England median hourly rate £34.00 £32.69 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +10.80% +49.61%
10th Percentile £11.53 £14.32 £12.08
90th Percentile £53.00 £41.73 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +36.00% -13.79% +49.22%

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 9,461 15,043 15,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.38% 16.50% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,227 9,806 10,297
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 325 365
England median hourly rate £20.68 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% - -
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +1.62%

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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 -21 361 £450 - 144
South East -59 104 £388 -6.63% 59
South West +4 83 £375 -2.60% 48
North of England -21 81 £383 +2.00% 82
North West -5 41 £351 -24.62% 50
Yorkshire +2 37 £385 +4.05% 16
East of England +21 34 £425 +30.77% 23
Midlands +29 27 £280 -29.34% 52
West Midlands +10 15 £269 -36.20% 32
East Midlands +35 12 £350 -1.75% 20
North East +3 3 £413 -17.50% 16
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 290 (41.85%) HTML
2 269 (38.82%) CSS
3 249 (35.93%) Content Management
4 248 (35.79%) JavaScript
5 202 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (22.80%) User Experience
7 131 (18.90%) .NET
8 114 (16.45%) Front End Development
9 100 (14.43%) AngularJS
9 100 (14.43%) C#
9 100 (14.43%) Web Development
10 91 (13.13%) HTML5
11 87 (12.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 87 (12.55%) Sitecore
11 87 (12.55%) E-Commerce
12 84 (12.12%) Marketing
12 84 (12.12%) Azure
13 83 (11.98%) Project Management
14 82 (11.83%) Microsoft
14 82 (11.83%) jQuery
15 80 (11.54%) Adobe
16 79 (11.40%) Java
16 79 (11.40%) Umbraco
17 72 (10.39%) Git (software)
18 71 (10.25%) CSS3
19 70 (10.10%) CRM
19 70 (10.10%) Finance
20 69 (9.96%) PHP
20 69 (9.96%) Analytics
21 62 (8.95%) Wireframes

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 87 (12.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 79 (11.40%) Umbraco
3 60 (8.66%) Drupal
4 53 (7.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 46 (6.64%) SharePoint
6 43 (6.20%) WordPress
7 23 (3.32%) EPiServer
8 18 (2.60%) Kentico
9 17 (2.45%) IIS
10 15 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.88%) Headless CMS
11 13 (1.88%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.44%) Apache
13 8 (1.15%) Jadu
14 7 (1.01%) Confluence
15 6 (0.87%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.72%) Magnolia
16 5 (0.72%) nginx
17 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (6.78%) Photoshop
2 36 (5.19%) Sketch
3 23 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.73%) OmniGraffle
7 11 (1.59%) Adobe XD
8 10 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (1.44%) InVision
9 7 (1.01%) InDesign
10 6 (0.87%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.72%) Camtasia
11 5 (0.72%) Lectora
11 5 (0.72%) XMetaL
12 4 (0.58%) Zeplin
13 3 (0.43%) Figma
13 3 (0.43%) PTC Creo
13 3 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (4.62%) Magento
2 15 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.43%) Shopify
4 3 (0.43%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.29%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (12.12%) Azure
2 33 (4.76%) AWS
3 19 (2.74%) Google Analytics
3 19 (2.74%) npm
4 16 (2.31%) GitHub
5 12 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 12 (1.73%) PaaS
6 10 (1.44%) SaaS
7 9 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (1.30%) GCP
8 8 (1.15%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.01%) Serverless
10 6 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.87%) Office 365
11 5 (0.72%) Firebase
12 4 (0.58%) IaaS
12 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Flow
13 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.17%) Intranet
2 17 (2.45%) Internet
3 10 (1.44%) DNS
4 9 (1.30%) HTTP
5 6 (0.87%) Extranet
6 4 (0.58%) FTP
6 4 (0.58%) SMTP
7 3 (0.43%) DHCP
7 3 (0.43%) DMZ
7 3 (0.43%) Skype
7 3 (0.43%) SSH
7 3 (0.43%) SSL
8 2 (0.29%) Network Security
8 2 (0.29%) SNMP
8 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.14%) Broadband
9 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.14%) NAS
9 1 (0.14%) PSTN
9 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.04%) MySQL
3 14 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.01%) Jackrabbit
8 6 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.72%) BigQuery
9 5 (0.72%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.58%) Power BI
10 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.29%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 72 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.04%) Grunt
3 27 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 26 (3.75%) gulp
4 26 (3.75%) JIRA
5 13 (1.88%) Bower
5 13 (1.88%) Jasmine
5 13 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
6 12 (1.73%) Subversion
7 10 (1.44%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.30%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.15%) Axure RP
9 8 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.15%) Selenium
9 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.01%) webpack
11 6 (0.87%) Maven
11 6 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 84 (12.12%) Marketing
2 70 (10.10%) Finance
3 43 (6.20%) Retail
4 36 (5.19%) Public Sector
5 24 (3.46%) Legal
6 22 (3.17%) Games
7 18 (2.60%) Publishing
8 15 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.02%) Banking
10 12 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.44%) Back Office
11 10 (1.44%) Electronics
11 10 (1.44%) Local Government
12 9 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.87%) Advertising
14 5 (0.72%) Law
15 4 (0.58%) Automotive
15 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.43%) Housing Association
16 3 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 340 (49.06%) Developer
2 89 (12.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 51 (7.36%) Architect
4 50 (7.22%) Project Manager
5 41 (5.92%) Designer
6 38 (5.48%) .NET Developer
7 37 (5.34%) Web Developer
8 34 (4.91%) Senior Developer
9 31 (4.47%) Analyst
10 27 (3.90%) Digital Project Manager
11 23 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.03%) React Developer
13 20 (2.89%) CMS Developer
13 20 (2.89%) Sitecore Developer
14 19 (2.74%) Business Analyst
15 18 (2.60%) Drupal Developer
16 17 (2.45%) UI Designer
17 16 (2.31%) C# Developer
17 16 (2.31%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (41.85%) HTML
2 269 (38.82%) CSS
3 131 (18.90%) .NET
4 100 (14.43%) AngularJS
5 91 (13.13%) HTML5
6 82 (11.83%) jQuery
7 71 (10.25%) CSS3
8 61 (8.80%) XML
9 59 (8.51%) ASP.NET
10 58 (8.37%) React
11 56 (8.08%) Sass
12 47 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 45 (6.49%) Web Services
14 39 (5.63%) RESTful
15 32 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (4.47%) REST
17 28 (4.04%) Ajax
18 27 (3.90%) Node.js
19 24 (3.46%) .NET Framework
20 20 (2.89%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 158 (22.80%) User Experience
2 38 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.60%) W3C
7 17 (2.45%) Social Media
8 16 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.73%) Vector Graphics
10 8 (1.15%) Blog
11 7 (1.01%) Animation
12 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.87%) Learning Management System
12 6 (0.87%) Life Science
12 6 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.72%) Video Editing
14 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.58%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.58%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.75%) Windows
2 18 (2.60%) Linux
3 10 (1.44%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.15%) Android
4 8 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.01%) Unix
6 4 (0.58%) OpenVMS
6 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.29%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (35.93%) Content Management
2 202 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (16.45%) Front End Development
4 100 (14.43%) Web Development
5 87 (12.55%) E-Commerce
6 83 (11.98%) Project Management
7 70 (10.10%) CRM
8 69 (9.96%) Analytics
9 62 (8.95%) Wireframes
10 59 (8.51%) MVC
11 56 (8.08%) Scrum
12 48 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (6.78%) SEO
14 45 (6.49%) Migration
15 41 (5.92%) TDD
16 36 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (4.62%) Responsive Web Design
18 30 (4.33%) Microservices
19 29 (4.18%) DevOps
20 28 (4.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 248 (35.79%) JavaScript
2 100 (14.43%) C#
3 79 (11.40%) Java
4 69 (9.96%) PHP
5 49 (7.07%) SQL
6 18 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 13 (1.88%) C
7 13 (1.88%) Python
8 12 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.44%) ES6
11 6 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.72%) Java 8
12 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.58%) Perl
14 3 (0.43%) C++
14 3 (0.43%) ES7
14 3 (0.43%) Fortran
15 2 (0.29%) ABAP
15 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (4.04%) Degree
2 18 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.01%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.72%) A+ Certification
5 5 (0.72%) PMP
6 4 (0.58%) ISEB
6 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.29%) APMP
7 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.18%) QA
2 18 (2.60%) WCAG
3 11 (1.59%) GDPR
4 3 (0.43%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (3.61%) Docker
2 11 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.72%) zsh
5 3 (0.43%) Varnish
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.01%) TeamSite
3 4 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.29%) Ansible
4 2 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.29%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.29%) Terraform
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.14%) Plesk
5 1 (0.14%) Rancher
5 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (12.55%) Sitecore
2 82 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 80 (11.54%) Adobe
4 38 (5.48%) Google
5 20 (2.89%) SAP
6 17 (2.45%) Apple
7 16 (2.31%) Oracle
8 15 (2.16%) ServiceNow
9 14 (2.02%) IBM
10 12 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.15%) Hotjar
11 8 (1.15%) Yahoo!
11 8 (1.15%) Zend
12 7 (1.01%) hybris
12 7 (1.01%) Nintex
13 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.72%) Perforce
15 4 (0.58%) Cisco
15 4 (0.58%) Facebook
16 3 (0.43%) Tableau