Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 257 250 203
Rank change year-on-year -7 -47 -24
Contract jobs citing CMS 395 617 1,259
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.03% 1.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.31% 7.21% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 420 871
Median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.18%
10th Percentile £229 £250 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 27
Median hourly rate £18.38 £32.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.46% -4.41% +25.93%
10th Percentile £14.56 £11.10 £15.25
90th Percentile £40.63 £53.90 £43.19
UK median hourly rate £18.38 £31.28 £29.50
% change year-on-year -41.25% +6.02% +9.26%

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 5,403 8,553 14,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.98% 14.23% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,711 5,755 9,682
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 279
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +1.33% +0.27%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.28 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.03 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.44 £18.50
% change year-on-year +64.61% +5.08% -

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMS in England.

Daily rate trend for CMS in England

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMS in England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS in England.

Hourly rate trend for CMS in England

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMS in England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 +3 237 £500 +11.11% 68
South East +50 45 £375 -6.25% 31
North of England +60 36 £250 -31.03% 72
Midlands +34 24 £403 +26.77% 28
North West +35 23 £163 -53.57% 44
South West +12 17 £463 +25.00% 34
West Midlands +28 15 £426 +55.00% 18
East of England +46 14 £475 +5.56% 12
Yorkshire +40 13 £250 -36.71% 20
East Midlands +25 9 £350 - 10
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 131 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (29.37%) HTML
3 115 (29.11%) JavaScript
4 108 (27.34%) CSS
5 95 (24.05%) Content Management
6 73 (18.48%) E-Commerce
7 55 (13.92%) User Experience
8 53 (13.42%) Azure
9 52 (13.16%) Migration
10 51 (12.91%) AngularJS
11 50 (12.66%) Front End Development
12 49 (12.41%) Microsoft
13 46 (11.65%) React
14 45 (11.39%) Scrum
14 45 (11.39%) WordPress
15 44 (11.14%) DevOps
16 42 (10.63%) Analytics
16 42 (10.63%) Marketing
16 42 (10.63%) .NET
17 41 (10.38%) Sitecore CMS
17 41 (10.38%) Sitecore
18 40 (10.13%) AWS
18 40 (10.13%) JIRA
18 40 (10.13%) Java
18 40 (10.13%) Web Services
18 40 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (9.87%) Adobe
20 37 (9.37%) XML
21 34 (8.61%) SQL
22 33 (8.35%) CRM

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 45 (11.39%) WordPress
2 41 (10.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 27 (6.84%) Headless CMS
4 20 (5.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (4.56%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.05%) EPiServer
7 15 (3.80%) Confluence
7 15 (3.80%) Drupal
7 15 (3.80%) Umbraco
8 8 (2.03%) Jadu
9 6 (1.52%) Alfresco
9 6 (1.52%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.52%) Kentico
10 5 (1.27%) Documentum
10 5 (1.27%) Magnolia
11 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.51%) DNN
13 2 (0.51%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.03%) Figma
2 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.27%) Acrobat
3 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.51%) InDesign
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Sketch
6 1 (0.25%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.25%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (3.04%) Magento
1 12 (3.04%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.42%) Azure
2 40 (10.13%) AWS
3 22 (5.57%) Google Analytics
4 13 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (1.77%) PaaS
6 6 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.52%) GCP
6 6 (1.52%) Logic Apps
6 6 (1.52%) SaaS
7 5 (1.27%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.01%) GitHub
8 4 (1.01%) Google Docs
8 4 (1.01%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (1.01%) Serverless
8 4 (1.01%) Smartsheet
9 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.76%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.76%) npm
9 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.76%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) Firewall
1 11 (2.78%) Intranet
2 7 (1.77%) DNS
3 5 (1.27%) Broadband
4 4 (1.01%) DVB
4 4 (1.01%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.01%) H.323
4 4 (1.01%) HTTP
4 4 (1.01%) LAN
4 4 (1.01%) Skype
4 4 (1.01%) Telepresence
4 4 (1.01%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.01%) WAN
5 3 (0.76%) Internet
5 3 (0.76%) IPv4
5 3 (0.76%) IPv6
5 3 (0.76%) Network Security
5 3 (0.76%) VLAN
6 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.78%) MySQL
3 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.27%) Power BI
6 3 (0.76%) Redis
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.51%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.25%) MS Access
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (10.13%) JIRA
2 33 (8.35%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.53%) gulp
5 6 (1.52%) Selenium
6 5 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.01%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.76%) Grunt
8 3 (0.76%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.76%) REST Assured
8 3 (0.76%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.76%) webpack
8 3 (0.76%) WebStorm
9 2 (0.51%) JUnit
9 2 (0.51%) PVCS
9 2 (0.51%) Rational Rose
General
1 42 (10.63%) Marketing
2 26 (6.58%) Finance
3 24 (6.08%) Retail
4 14 (3.54%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.29%) Publishing
6 11 (2.78%) Legal
7 8 (2.03%) Banking
8 6 (1.52%) Law
8 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.27%) Local Government
10 4 (1.01%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.01%) Polish Language
11 3 (0.76%) Automotive
11 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
12 2 (0.51%) Games
12 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 157 (39.75%) Developer
2 65 (16.46%) Architect
3 39 (9.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 26 (6.58%) ServiceNow Developer
5 23 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (5.32%) React Developer
7 19 (4.81%) Analyst
8 17 (4.30%) Designer
8 17 (4.30%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (3.54%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.54%) Content Editor
11 14 (3.54%) Digital Architect
12 13 (3.29%) CMS Developer
13 12 (3.04%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.78%) Technical Architect
15 10 (2.53%) Content Designer
15 10 (2.53%) Technical Leader
16 9 (2.28%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (29.37%) HTML
2 108 (27.34%) CSS
3 51 (12.91%) AngularJS
4 46 (11.65%) React
5 42 (10.63%) .NET
6 40 (10.13%) Web Services
7 37 (9.37%) XML
8 33 (8.35%) Ajax
9 31 (7.85%) HTML5
10 28 (7.09%) REST
11 23 (5.82%) Node.js
11 23 (5.82%) Sass
12 21 (5.32%) CSS3
13 20 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (4.56%) SOAP
15 17 (4.30%) jQuery
16 16 (4.05%) JSON
17 15 (3.80%) RESTful
18 13 (3.29%) Middleware
18 13 (3.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.92%) User Experience
2 17 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.29%) Social Media
4 11 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.53%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.28%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.77%) CMDB
7 7 (1.77%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.52%) Acoustics
8 6 (1.52%) NHS
8 6 (1.52%) PKI
8 6 (1.52%) Smartcard
8 6 (1.52%) Tandem
9 5 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.27%) Video Editing
10 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.81%) Windows
2 12 (3.04%) Linux
3 8 (2.03%) Unix
4 6 (1.52%) Android
5 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.51%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Android TV
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Tizen
8 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) webOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (24.05%) Content Management
3 73 (18.48%) E-Commerce
4 52 (13.16%) Migration
5 50 (12.66%) Front End Development
6 45 (11.39%) Scrum
7 44 (11.14%) DevOps
8 42 (10.63%) Analytics
9 40 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (8.35%) CRM
11 31 (7.85%) Service Management
11 31 (7.85%) Web Development
12 28 (7.09%) ITSM
13 26 (6.58%) SEO
14 22 (5.57%) Microservices
15 21 (5.32%) Data Modelling
15 21 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (5.06%) MVC
16 20 (5.06%) Test Automation
17 19 (4.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (29.11%) JavaScript
2 40 (10.13%) Java
3 34 (8.61%) SQL
4 28 (7.09%) C#
5 24 (6.08%) PHP
6 20 (5.06%) Python
7 17 (4.30%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.04%) ES6
9 11 (2.78%) C
10 8 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.77%) C++
12 4 (1.01%) Ruby
13 3 (0.76%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.76%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.76%) Go
13 3 (0.76%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.51%) ES7
14 2 (0.51%) Groovy
14 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (4.05%) Degree
1 16 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.01%) CCIE
6 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.76%) MCP
6 3 (0.76%) MCSE
6 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.51%) MCSA
7 2 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CCNA
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.84%) QA
2 11 (2.78%) GDPR
3 8 (2.03%) WCAG
4 2 (0.51%) WAI
5 1 (0.25%) NCSC
5 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (2.53%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.53%) Docker
2 4 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (1.27%) Terraform
2 4 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.76%) Ansible
3 3 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.76%) Marathon
3 3 (0.76%) Mesos
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.51%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.25%) Grafana
5 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
5 1 (0.25%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 49 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.38%) Sitecore
3 39 (9.87%) Adobe
4 30 (7.59%) ServiceNow
5 28 (7.09%) Google
6 21 (5.32%) hybris
7 17 (4.30%) SAP
8 16 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (3.54%) Oracle
10 7 (1.77%) Splunk
11 6 (1.52%) iManage
12 5 (1.27%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.01%) Cisco
13 4 (1.01%) Intapp
13 4 (1.01%) Pardot
13 4 (1.01%) Polycom
13 4 (1.01%) Tealium
14 3 (0.76%) HP
14 3 (0.76%) McAfee
14 3 (0.76%) VMware