Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 268 253 259
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 -62
Contract jobs citing CMS 677 264 813
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.97% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.81% 6.63% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 156 537
10th Percentile £263 £225 £261
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £466 £405 £420
Median % change year-on-year +15.06% -3.57% -1.18%
75th Percentile £588 £531 £500
90th Percentile £669 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £466 £405 £420
% change year-on-year +15.06% -3.57% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
10th Percentile £14.77 £10.88 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.38 £12.13 £22.25
Median hourly rate £20.35 £16.60 £25.68
Median % change year-on-year +22.61% -35.36% -21.43%
75th Percentile £31.49 £29.34 £36.43
90th Percentile £42.50 £33.63 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £16.60 £24.50
% change year-on-year +19.37% -32.24% -20.16%

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 8,673 3,979 11,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.85% 14.69% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,032 2,719 7,712
10th Percentile £303 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £379 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £668 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 111 239
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.24 £15.75 £13.57
Median hourly rate £23.14 £22.38 £19.97
Median % change year-on-year +3.40% +12.10% -0.18%
75th Percentile £51.00 £36.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £65.50 £57.17 £50.65
UK median hourly rate £24.18 £22.44 £20.96
% change year-on-year +7.75% +7.09% +4.78%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -17 417 £513 +18.84% 131
South East -57 84 £338 -7.22% 28
North of England -52 59 £363 +11.37% 48
Midlands -49 35 £450 +50.00% 32
North West -44 34 £365 +12.14% 19
West Midlands -44 26 £450 +50.00% 20
Yorkshire -30 22 £369 +11.32% 17
South West -35 20 £463 +25.85% 24
East Midlands -22 9 £485 - 12
East of England -53 9 £338 -26.63% 20
North East - 3 £325 - 12
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 282 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (33.38%) Content Management
3 219 (32.35%) JavaScript
4 210 (31.02%) HTML
5 184 (27.18%) CSS
6 153 (22.60%) Social Skills
7 134 (19.79%) Marketing
8 128 (18.91%) User Experience
9 119 (17.58%) Adobe
10 117 (17.28%) React
11 114 (16.84%) Analytics
12 98 (14.48%) Azure
13 97 (14.33%) Front End Development
14 90 (13.29%) Git (software)
14 90 (13.29%) Accessibility
15 85 (12.56%) E-Commerce
16 81 (11.96%) Java
17 79 (11.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 79 (11.67%) DevOps
18 78 (11.52%) .NET
18 78 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 77 (11.37%) Scrum
19 77 (11.37%) Project Management
19 77 (11.37%) JIRA
20 76 (11.23%) CRM
21 72 (10.64%) Drupal
22 67 (9.90%) Web Services
22 67 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
23 66 (9.75%) Headless CMS
24 64 (9.45%) Microsoft

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 79 (11.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 72 (10.64%) Drupal
3 66 (9.75%) Headless CMS
4 61 (9.01%) SharePoint
5 60 (8.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 43 (6.35%) Confluence
7 37 (5.47%) WordPress
8 24 (3.55%) Umbraco
9 17 (2.51%) Kentico
10 15 (2.22%) EPiServer
11 12 (1.77%) Jadu
12 9 (1.33%) Apache
12 9 (1.33%) Apache Solr
13 8 (1.18%) IIS
14 7 (1.03%) Magnolia
15 6 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.59%) Alfresco
17 4 (0.59%) Sitefinity
18 3 (0.44%) Liferay
Applications
1 22 (3.25%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.92%) Chatbot
3 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.48%) Sketch
4 6 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.74%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.74%) Figma
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.30%) InDesign
7 2 (0.30%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.30%) InVision
7 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.15%) GIMP
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.18%) Magento
2 8 (1.18%) Shopify
3 7 (1.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.15%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 98 (14.48%) Azure
2 49 (7.24%) AWS
3 36 (5.32%) Google Analytics
4 30 (4.43%) Microsoft 365
5 26 (3.84%) GitHub
6 23 (3.40%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.95%) SaaS
8 17 (2.51%) GCP
9 15 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 15 (2.22%) Serverless
10 13 (1.92%) npm
11 12 (1.77%) Adobe Analytics
11 12 (1.77%) PowerApps
12 10 (1.48%) GitHub Actions
13 8 (1.18%) Amplience
13 8 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.18%) IaaS
13 8 (1.18%) PaaS
14 5 (0.74%) Trello
15 4 (0.59%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.66%) Internet
2 11 (1.62%) DNS
3 10 (1.48%) HTTP
3 10 (1.48%) Intranet
4 7 (1.03%) Firewall
5 6 (0.89%) Extranet
5 6 (0.89%) LAN
5 6 (0.89%) VoIP
5 6 (0.89%) WebEx
6 5 (0.74%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.59%) H.323
7 4 (0.59%) SCCP
7 4 (0.59%) SSL
7 4 (0.59%) WAN
8 3 (0.44%) ISDN
8 3 (0.44%) MGCP
8 3 (0.44%) QSIG
9 2 (0.30%) Network Security
9 2 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.17%) MySQL
2 31 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.81%) Power BI
4 17 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.22%) Metadata
6 9 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.18%) Redis
8 6 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.44%) Big Data
11 3 (0.44%) GIS
11 3 (0.44%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.44%) MS Access
12 2 (0.30%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.30%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 90 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 77 (11.37%) JIRA
3 46 (6.79%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.95%) JUnit
4 20 (2.95%) Maven
5 19 (2.81%) Bitbucket
6 16 (2.36%) Mockito
7 14 (2.07%) Storybook
8 12 (1.77%) Dreamweaver
9 11 (1.62%) webpack
10 9 (1.33%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.18%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.18%) Cypress.io
12 7 (1.03%) GitLab
12 7 (1.03%) gulp
13 5 (0.74%) Gradle
13 5 (0.74%) Grunt
14 4 (0.59%) Artifactory
General
1 153 (22.60%) Social Skills
2 134 (19.79%) Marketing
3 64 (9.45%) Finance
4 46 (6.79%) Publishing
5 36 (5.32%) Public Sector
6 32 (4.73%) Presentation Skills
7 31 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.58%) Retail
8 19 (2.81%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (2.66%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.36%) Legal
11 14 (2.07%) Multimedia
12 12 (1.77%) French Language
12 12 (1.77%) German Language
12 12 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
13 10 (1.48%) Law
13 10 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.18%) Military
15 6 (0.89%) Automotive
16 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 253 (37.37%) Developer
2 76 (11.23%) Architect
3 56 (8.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 46 (6.79%) Designer
4 46 (6.79%) Project Manager
5 42 (6.20%) Analyst
5 42 (6.20%) Senior Developer
6 39 (5.76%) React Developer
7 28 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (3.84%) Business Analyst
9 24 (3.55%) Content Manager
10 23 (3.40%) Digital Analyst
11 21 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (3.10%) Technical Architect
12 19 (2.81%) Technical Leader
13 18 (2.66%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.66%) Consultant
13 18 (2.66%) Senior React Developer
14 17 (2.51%) Content Designer
14 17 (2.51%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (31.02%) HTML
2 184 (27.18%) CSS
3 117 (17.28%) React
4 78 (11.52%) .NET
5 67 (9.90%) Web Services
6 53 (7.83%) HTML5
7 52 (7.68%) Node.js
8 47 (6.94%) AngularJS
9 46 (6.79%) jQuery
9 46 (6.79%) REST
10 41 (6.06%) CSS3
11 38 (5.61%) Sass
11 38 (5.61%) XML
12 35 (5.17%) RESTful
13 30 (4.43%) Redux
13 30 (4.43%) Vue.js
14 28 (4.14%) JSON
15 25 (3.69%) Ajax
16 22 (3.25%) ASP.NET
16 22 (3.25%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 128 (18.91%) User Experience
2 40 (5.91%) Social Media
3 38 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.92%) W3C
5 12 (1.77%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.62%) Taxonomies
7 9 (1.33%) CMDB
8 7 (1.03%) iPad
8 7 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.03%) VLE
9 6 (0.89%) FMCG
9 6 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.74%) Cyberattack
10 5 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.59%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.44%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.06%) Linux
2 29 (4.28%) Unix
3 17 (2.51%) Windows
4 8 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.03%) VME
6 4 (0.59%) Android
6 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.30%) CentOS
7 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (33.38%) Content Management
3 114 (16.84%) Analytics
4 97 (14.33%) Front End Development
5 85 (12.56%) E-Commerce
6 79 (11.67%) DevOps
7 78 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 77 (11.37%) Project Management
8 77 (11.37%) Scrum
9 76 (11.23%) CRM
10 67 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (9.45%) Web Development
12 61 (9.01%) Migration
13 51 (7.53%) SEO
14 49 (7.24%) Digital Marketing
15 46 (6.79%) Full Stack Development
16 44 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (6.35%) SDLC
18 41 (6.06%) Test Automation
18 41 (6.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 219 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 81 (11.96%) Java
3 59 (8.71%) SQL
4 50 (7.39%) C#
5 41 (6.06%) PHP
6 39 (5.76%) TypeScript
7 25 (3.69%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.55%) Java 8
9 21 (3.10%) Python
10 17 (2.51%) Java 11
11 15 (2.22%) ES6
12 12 (1.77%) Ruby
13 9 (1.33%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.18%) Groovy
14 8 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.03%) COBOL
16 5 (0.74%) C
16 5 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.59%) ES7
18 2 (0.30%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 35 (5.17%) Degree
2 18 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.62%) PMP
4 10 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.44%) CCNP
6 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.15%) CSPO
8 1 (0.15%) HNC
8 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (13.29%) Accessibility
2 36 (5.32%) QA
3 21 (3.10%) WCAG
4 11 (1.62%) GDPR
5 6 (0.89%) PMO
6 4 (0.59%) SLA
7 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) Section 508
9 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (3.99%) Docker
2 9 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.59%) Ansible
3 4 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (0.59%) Kibana
3 4 (0.59%) Marathon
3 4 (0.59%) Mesos
3 4 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.59%) Terraform
4 2 (0.30%) SCCM
4 2 (0.30%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 119 (17.58%) Adobe
2 64 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 60 (8.86%) Sitecore
4 48 (7.09%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (6.79%) Google
6 19 (2.81%) Oracle
7 15 (2.22%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.07%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.62%) Marketo
10 10 (1.48%) hybris
11 8 (1.18%) Cadence
11 8 (1.18%) Cisco
12 7 (1.03%) Blackboard
12 7 (1.03%) ICL
12 7 (1.03%) Telerik
13 6 (0.89%) IBM
13 6 (0.89%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (0.89%) SAP
14 5 (0.74%) FireEye