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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
UK / England
Rank 146 145 124
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21  
Contract jobs citing CMS 716 826 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.69% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.78% 9.81% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 556 552
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.69% -50.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £9.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £47.30 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +178.84% -35.80%  

CMS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7324 8422 8362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.24% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4791 5397 5026
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 212 301
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 348 £425 +6.25% 105
South East +45 152 £388 +10.71% 39
South West +26 69 £400 +29.03% 24
North West +29 41 £375 +7.14% 41
Yorkshire -7 31 £350 +3.70% 19
East of England -4 30 £475 +18.75% 21
West Midlands -5 18 £400 +33.33% 15
East Midlands -4 15 £305 +27.08% 10
North East -29 7 £528 +68.80% 3
Midlands +4 3 £400 -40.74% 5
CMS
UK

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CMS.

1 610 (43.17%) HTML
2 602 (42.60%) JavaScript
3 563 (39.84%) CSS
4 505 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
5 479 (33.90%) Content Management
6 357 (25.27%) .NET
7 291 (20.59%) C#
8 272 (19.25%) jQuery
9 255 (18.05%) HTML5
10 240 (16.99%) Web Development
11 218 (15.43%) ASP.NET
12 213 (15.07%) MVC
13 209 (14.79%) XML
14 208 (14.72%) User Experience
15 207 (14.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 207 (14.65%) Sitecore
16 198 (14.01%) E-Commerce
17 187 (13.23%) Adobe
18 186 (13.16%) Java
19 169 (11.96%) AngularJS
20 164 (11.61%) Finance
21 158 (11.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
21 158 (11.18%) Marketing
22 154 (10.90%) SQL
23 152 (10.76%) SQL Server
24 151 (10.69%) CSS3
25 150 (10.62%) Ajax
26 147 (10.40%) Front End Development
27 139 (9.84%) Scrum
28 127 (8.99%) Web Services

CMS
Top Related 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
1 207 (14.65%) Sitecore CMS
2 158 (11.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 123 (8.70%) Umbraco
4 113 (8.00%) Drupal
5 109 (7.71%) EPiServer
6 74 (5.24%) WordPress
7 69 (4.88%) SharePoint
8 46 (3.26%) Apache
9 32 (2.26%) IIS
10 29 (2.05%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.56%) Confluence
12 21 (1.49%) Sitefinity
13 18 (1.27%) Kentico
14 17 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 17 (1.20%) WebLogic
15 16 (1.13%) ColdFusion
16 15 (1.06%) Apache Solr
16 15 (1.06%) JBoss
17 14 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.92%) Magnolia
Applications
1 42 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.05%) Photoshop
3 19 (1.34%) MS Office
4 15 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.42%) MS Project
7 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.21%) InDesign
9 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.14%) Mingle
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.071%) InVision
10 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.71%) Magento
1 10 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
1 10 (0.71%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.28%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.21%) FastStats
4 3 (0.21%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.071%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.071%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.071%) Shopify
6 1 (0.071%) StreamServe
6 1 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.071%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.34%) Google Analytics
4 22 (1.56%) SaaS
5 16 (1.13%) GitHub
6 15 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
7 9 (0.64%) Office 365
8 8 (0.57%) IaaS
9 7 (0.50%) PaaS
10 5 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.21%) G Suite
11 3 (0.21%) Responsys
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.071%) Akamai
13 1 (0.071%) Force.com
13 1 (0.071%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.88%) Internet
2 43 (3.04%) HTTP
3 32 (2.26%) Intranet
4 18 (1.27%) WebEx
5 11 (0.78%) Network Security
6 10 (0.71%) Firewall
6 10 (0.71%) SSL
7 7 (0.50%) DNS
7 7 (0.50%) MPLS
8 6 (0.42%) Skype
8 6 (0.42%) Telepresence
9 5 (0.35%) SNMP
10 4 (0.28%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.28%) Extranet
10 4 (0.28%) FTP
10 4 (0.28%) LDAP
11 3 (0.21%) Broadband
11 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.58%) MySQL
3 35 (2.48%) NoSQL
4 25 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 24 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 24 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.20%) Endeca
8 12 (0.85%) Redis
9 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.57%) GIS
10 8 (0.57%) Power BI
11 6 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.35%) Big Data
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.28%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.21%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 91 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 73 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (3.96%) JIRA
4 55 (3.89%) Jenkins
5 44 (3.11%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.83%) Maven
7 39 (2.76%) Selenium
8 27 (1.91%) WebDriver
9 26 (1.84%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.84%) Subversion
10 21 (1.49%) JMeter
11 20 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (1.34%) Ant
12 19 (1.34%) Apache Ivy
12 19 (1.34%) Hudson
13 18 (1.27%) JUnit
14 17 (1.20%) Gradle
14 17 (1.20%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.13%) eggPlant
15 16 (1.13%) gulp
General
1 164 (11.61%) Finance
2 158 (11.18%) Marketing
3 91 (6.44%) Retail
4 75 (5.31%) Publishing
5 37 (2.62%) Banking
6 29 (2.05%) Advertising
7 22 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (1.27%) Legal
10 15 (1.06%) Back Office
11 14 (0.99%) Automotive
12 12 (0.85%) Games
12 12 (0.85%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.78%) Electronics
14 8 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.50%) Local Government
16 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.42%) Law
17 5 (0.35%) German Language
18 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 766 (54.21%) Developer
2 155 (10.97%) .NET Developer
3 130 (9.20%) Architect
4 124 (8.78%) Analyst
5 113 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 87 (6.16%) Sitecore Developer
7 85 (6.02%) C# Developer
7 85 (6.02%) CMS Developer
8 81 (5.73%) JavaScript Developer
9 73 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 71 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
11 69 (4.88%) Web Developer
12 65 (4.60%) Project Manager
12 65 (4.60%) ServiceNow Developer
13 64 (4.53%) Business Analyst
14 60 (4.25%) Java Developer
15 57 (4.03%) HTML Developer
16 56 (3.96%) EPiServer Developer
17 54 (3.82%) Senior Developer
18 52 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (43.17%) HTML
2 563 (39.84%) CSS
3 357 (25.27%) .NET
4 272 (19.25%) jQuery
5 255 (18.05%) HTML5
6 218 (15.43%) ASP.NET
7 209 (14.79%) XML
8 169 (11.96%) AngularJS
9 151 (10.69%) CSS3
10 150 (10.62%) Ajax
11 127 (8.99%) Web Services
12 117 (8.28%) JSON
13 93 (6.58%) REST
14 87 (6.16%) XHTML
15 86 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 79 (5.59%) Spring
17 74 (5.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 72 (5.10%) SOAP
19 65 (4.60%) Sass
20 57 (4.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 208 (14.72%) User Experience
2 97 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.76%) iPad
5 37 (2.62%) W3C
6 33 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.34%) Social Media
7 26 (1.84%) CMDB
8 21 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.64%) Video on Demand
14 8 (0.57%) RIA
14 8 (0.57%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.50%) IVR
15 7 (0.50%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (4.46%) Windows
2 49 (3.47%) Linux
3 19 (1.34%) Unix
4 18 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.13%) Android
6 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.57%) Solaris
8 7 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.42%) HPUX
10 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
11 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.14%) MVS
13 1 (0.071%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.071%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (33.90%) Content Management
3 240 (16.99%) Web Development
4 213 (15.07%) MVC
5 198 (14.01%) E-Commerce
6 147 (10.40%) Front End Development
7 139 (9.84%) Scrum
8 119 (8.42%) Project Management
9 114 (8.07%) TDD
10 105 (7.43%) Analytics
11 88 (6.23%) Migration
12 82 (5.80%) CRM
13 80 (5.66%) ITIL
14 75 (5.31%) Service Management
15 71 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
16 69 (4.88%) SEO
17 67 (4.74%) ITSM
18 65 (4.60%) OO
19 61 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (4.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 602 (42.60%) JavaScript
2 291 (20.59%) C#
3 186 (13.16%) Java
4 154 (10.90%) SQL
5 124 (8.78%) PHP
6 52 (3.68%) Python
7 36 (2.55%) Ruby
8 24 (1.70%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 18 (1.27%) Groovy
11 17 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.13%) ActionScript
13 14 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.99%) C
13 14 (0.99%) C++
14 8 (0.57%) PHP 5
15 7 (0.50%) Perl
15 7 (0.50%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.28%) Scala
17 3 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (4.46%) Degree
2 40 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.71%) ISEB
5 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.42%) PMP
6 5 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.28%) GISP
8 3 (0.21%) APMP
8 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.14%) MCSD
9 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.071%) CAPM
10 1 (0.071%) CISA
10 1 (0.071%) CISSP
10 1 (0.071%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.071%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.10%) QA
2 15 (1.06%) SLA
3 10 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.35%) PMO
7 4 (0.28%) SDET
7 4 (0.28%) WCAG
8 3 (0.21%) WAI
9 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.071%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.071%) SEPA
10 1 (0.071%) TARGET2
System Software
1 17 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.71%) Docker
3 8 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.071%) Firmware
5 1 (0.071%) HDFS
5 1 (0.071%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.071%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (1.56%) Puppet
2 20 (1.42%) Ansible
3 19 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.92%) TeamSite
5 5 (0.35%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.28%) OpenSSO
6 4 (0.28%) SCCM
7 3 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.14%) Consul
8 2 (0.14%) Kibana
8 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.14%) Packer
8 2 (0.14%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.14%) Terraform
8 2 (0.14%) WMI
9 1 (0.071%) Piwik
9 1 (0.071%) SCOM
9 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 207 (14.65%) Sitecore
2 187 (13.23%) Adobe
3 113 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 81 (5.73%) ServiceNow
5 58 (4.10%) Google
6 45 (3.18%) Oracle
7 30 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (1.77%) ATG
9 19 (1.34%) SAP
10 18 (1.27%) Apple
11 17 (1.20%) Splunk
12 15 (1.06%) HP
13 13 (0.92%) Avaya
13 13 (0.92%) hybris
13 13 (0.92%) IBM
14 11 (0.78%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.71%) Cisco
16 9 (0.64%) F5
16 9 (0.64%) VMware
17 8 (0.57%) OpenText
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