Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 171 161
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 -53
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,359 1,380 1,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.56% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.65% 9.23% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 919 1,235
England median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +13.57%
10th Percentile £250 £236 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 42 50
England median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +67.22% -42.84%
10th Percentile £13.92 £13.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year -4.62% +67.22% -43.67%

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 15,707 14,959 18,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.85% 16.93% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,349 9,714 12,331
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 381 444
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.63 £20.39
% change year-on-year +4.46% -3.75% +1.95%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -16 688 £450 +2.86% 163
South East +6 283 £418 +19.29% 87
North of England -31 149 £400 +9.97% 93
Midlands -7 101 £400 +23.08% 67
North West -21 87 £385 +18.46% 36
South West -26 74 £350 - 68
West Midlands +9 63 £375 +5.56% 32
East of England -22 62 £325 -14.75% 47
Yorkshire -25 54 £400 +6.67% 51
East Midlands -36 38 £450 +42.86% 35
North East -2 8 £325 -18.75% 6
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 559 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (36.57%) HTML
3 464 (34.14%) JavaScript
4 433 (31.86%) Content Management
5 427 (31.42%) CSS
6 312 (22.96%) .NET
7 285 (20.97%) C#
8 207 (15.23%) Finance
9 206 (15.16%) MVC
9 206 (15.16%) HTML5
10 201 (14.79%) Sitecore CMS
10 201 (14.79%) Sitecore
11 194 (14.28%) User Experience
12 193 (14.20%) E-Commerce
13 177 (13.02%) SQL
14 174 (12.80%) jQuery
15 170 (12.51%) Scrum
16 156 (11.48%) AngularJS
16 156 (11.48%) Front End Development
17 152 (11.18%) Marketing
17 152 (11.18%) Java
18 151 (11.11%) ASP.NET
19 150 (11.04%) SQL Server
20 149 (10.96%) Git (software)
21 147 (10.82%) CSS3
22 134 (9.86%) TDD
23 133 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
24 131 (9.64%) Web Development
25 130 (9.57%) Umbraco
25 130 (9.57%) XML

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
1 201 (14.79%) Sitecore CMS
2 130 (9.57%) Umbraco
3 125 (9.20%) Drupal
3 125 (9.20%) WordPress
4 83 (6.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 56 (4.12%) EPiServer
6 51 (3.75%) SharePoint
7 31 (2.28%) IIS
8 27 (1.99%) Confluence
9 20 (1.47%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.40%) Tomcat
11 17 (1.25%) Kentico
11 17 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.18%) Orchard CMS
13 14 (1.03%) Apache
13 14 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.88%) Alfresco
15 11 (0.81%) Documentum
15 11 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.74%) Magnolia
Applications
1 47 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.31%) Photoshop
3 20 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.52%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.52%) InDesign
5 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.37%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.15%) InVision
10 1 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.074%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.074%) HipChat
10 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.40%) Magento
2 16 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.81%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.44%) Maximo
4 6 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.44%) Shopify
5 5 (0.37%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.074%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.074%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 133 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.38%) GitHub
4 39 (2.87%) Google Analytics
5 22 (1.62%) PaaS
5 22 (1.62%) SaaS
6 21 (1.55%) npm
7 16 (1.18%) Trello
8 14 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 11 (0.81%) Office 365
10 11 (0.81%) Serverless
11 10 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.66%) IaaS
13 8 (0.59%) Google Tag Manager
14 7 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
16 5 (0.37%) G Suite
16 5 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.77%) HTTP
2 19 (1.40%) SMS
3 13 (0.96%) DNS
3 13 (0.96%) Firewall
4 12 (0.88%) Internet
5 11 (0.81%) Intranet
6 6 (0.44%) Skype
6 6 (0.44%) SNMP
6 6 (0.44%) SSH
7 4 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.29%) LAN
7 4 (0.29%) SMTP
7 4 (0.29%) SSL
7 4 (0.29%) VLAN
8 3 (0.22%) AMQP
8 3 (0.22%) FTP
8 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.22%) ISDN
8 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.74%) MySQL
3 46 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 38 (2.80%) MongoDB
5 28 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.77%) Endeca
7 21 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.81%) EDRMS
10 11 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.44%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.37%) Big Data
14 5 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.37%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 149 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 86 (6.33%) JIRA
3 48 (3.53%) TeamCity
3 48 (3.53%) Visual Studio
4 46 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 39 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (2.72%) Jenkins
7 36 (2.65%) Selenium
8 31 (2.28%) gulp
9 27 (1.99%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.69%) PVCS
10 23 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (1.62%) webpack
12 21 (1.55%) Maven
13 20 (1.47%) Subversion
14 19 (1.40%) WebDriver
15 15 (1.10%) ProC
15 15 (1.10%) Xcode
16 14 (1.03%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
General
1 207 (15.23%) Finance
2 152 (11.18%) Marketing
3 89 (6.55%) Publishing
4 63 (4.64%) Retail
5 34 (2.50%) Banking
6 27 (1.99%) Law
7 19 (1.40%) Back Office
8 18 (1.32%) Legal
9 16 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.10%) Advertising
11 14 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.03%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.74%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.66%) Games
14 7 (0.52%) French Language
15 6 (0.44%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.37%) Electronics
16 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.29%) Automotive
17 4 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 680 (50.04%) Developer
2 121 (8.90%) .NET Developer
3 114 (8.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 96 (7.06%) Analyst
5 78 (5.74%) Project Manager
6 76 (5.59%) Architect
6 76 (5.59%) C# Developer
7 59 (4.34%) PHP Developer
8 58 (4.27%) CMS Developer
9 56 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
10 51 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
11 50 (3.68%) Business Analyst
11 50 (3.68%) Senior Developer
12 49 (3.61%) Java Developer
13 46 (3.38%) Designer
14 41 (3.02%) Sitecore Developer
15 36 (2.65%) Python Developer
16 34 (2.50%) Digital Project Manager
16 34 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (36.57%) HTML
2 427 (31.42%) CSS
3 312 (22.96%) .NET
4 206 (15.16%) HTML5
5 174 (12.80%) jQuery
6 156 (11.48%) AngularJS
7 151 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 147 (10.82%) CSS3
9 130 (9.57%) XML
10 117 (8.61%) Web Services
11 92 (6.77%) React
12 90 (6.62%) Sass
13 79 (5.81%) .NET Framework
14 78 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
15 74 (5.45%) Ajax
16 66 (4.86%) Django
17 63 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
18 60 (4.42%) RESTful
19 52 (3.83%) REST
20 50 (3.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 194 (14.28%) User Experience
2 57 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (2.28%) Social Media
7 27 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.99%) Graphic Design
8 26 (1.91%) iPad
9 18 (1.32%) CMDB
10 17 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (0.96%) iPhone
12 12 (0.88%) PKI
13 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.74%) Fintech
14 10 (0.74%) NHS
14 10 (0.74%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.74%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.66%) Blog
15 9 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 66 (4.86%) Linux
2 45 (3.31%) Windows
3 25 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 23 (1.69%) Unix
5 22 (1.62%) OpenVMS
6 15 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.81%) Android
8 11 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.52%) Solaris
9 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.074%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (31.86%) Content Management
3 206 (15.16%) MVC
4 193 (14.20%) E-Commerce
5 170 (12.51%) Scrum
6 156 (11.48%) Front End Development
7 134 (9.86%) TDD
8 131 (9.64%) Web Development
9 125 (9.20%) Analytics
10 116 (8.54%) Test Automation
11 94 (6.92%) DevOps
12 92 (6.77%) CRM
13 88 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
13 88 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
14 84 (6.18%) OO
15 81 (5.96%) Migration
16 78 (5.74%) SEO
17 76 (5.59%) Project Management
18 74 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 71 (5.22%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 464 (34.14%) JavaScript
2 285 (20.97%) C#
3 177 (13.02%) SQL
4 152 (11.18%) Java
5 118 (8.68%) PHP
6 69 (5.08%) Python
7 33 (2.43%) ES6
8 30 (2.21%) C
9 28 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 24 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 23 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.62%) Java 8
13 21 (1.55%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 20 (1.47%) Ruby
15 17 (1.25%) VBScript
16 15 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.03%) Apple Swift
17 14 (1.03%) C++
18 13 (0.96%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 76 (5.59%) Degree
2 38 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.25%) ISEB
6 11 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.81%) PMP
7 6 (0.44%) APMP
7 6 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.44%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.37%) MBA
9 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.22%) CCNA
10 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CCIE
11 2 (0.15%) CISSP
11 2 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.77%) QA
2 16 (1.18%) WCAG
3 9 (0.66%) PMO
4 8 (0.59%) GDPR
4 8 (0.59%) SLA
5 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.29%) GxP
7 3 (0.22%) HL7
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) PSD2
8 2 (0.15%) SEPA
8 2 (0.15%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.074%) MiFID
9 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (3.09%) Docker
2 22 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.03%) Varnish
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) XenApp
7 2 (0.15%) KVM
7 2 (0.15%) LXC
7 2 (0.15%) vCloud
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.074%) Firmware
8 1 (0.074%) NFS
8 1 (0.074%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (1.25%) Kibana
3 10 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 10 (0.74%) TeamSite
4 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.66%) WMI
5 8 (0.59%) OpenSSO
5 8 (0.59%) Puppet
6 7 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.44%) Nagios
8 5 (0.37%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.22%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.15%) Ansible
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 201 (14.79%) Sitecore
2 115 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 112 (8.24%) Adobe
4 69 (5.08%) Oracle
5 56 (4.12%) Google
6 48 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
7 37 (2.72%) ServiceNow
8 25 (1.84%) hybris
9 22 (1.62%) SAP
10 18 (1.32%) ATG
11 16 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.66%) FatWire
13 8 (0.59%) Avaya
13 8 (0.59%) BEA
13 8 (0.59%) Cisco
14 7 (0.52%) Capita
14 7 (0.52%) Facebook
14 7 (0.52%) IBM
14 7 (0.52%) OpenText
14 7 (0.52%) VMware