Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 255 195
Rank change year-on-year -1 -60 -13
Contract jobs citing CMS 250 870 1,377
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.08% 1.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.49% 7.10% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 593 974
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £263
90th Percentile £599 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £411 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.24% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 28
Median hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.17% -6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £10.88 £15.34 £15.35
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.57 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -21.88% -1.54%

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 3,851 12,262 15,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 15.18% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,420 7,924 10,426
Median daily rate £475 £463 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +0.27% +2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 269 396
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.86 £21.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.88% -2.60% +4.45%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.00 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.35 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £25.65 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.30% +2.38% +5.00%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 +5 129 £425 -2.86% 40
South East +117 51 £425 +3.03% 28
North of England +50 28 £363 -9.38% 44
North West +69 21 £338 -20.53% 17
East of England +50 11 £460 +11.52% 13
Midlands +78 9 £300 -18.64% 25
South West +65 7 £475 +35.71% 15
West Midlands +51 5 £281 -27.42% 13
Yorkshire +15 5 £400 +11.89% 21
East Midlands +60 4 £363 +10.27% 12
North East +39 2 £425 +2.41% 6
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 77 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.60%) Content Management
3 61 (24.40%) HTML
4 54 (21.60%) JavaScript
5 50 (20.00%) CSS
6 48 (19.20%) User Experience
7 37 (14.80%) Scrum
8 33 (13.20%) Microsoft
9 32 (12.80%) .NET
9 32 (12.80%) Marketing
9 32 (12.80%) Analytics
10 31 (12.40%) JIRA
10 31 (12.40%) SQL
11 29 (11.60%) C#
11 29 (11.60%) Finance
11 29 (11.60%) Sitecore CMS
11 29 (11.60%) Sitecore
12 28 (11.20%) Java
13 27 (10.80%) AngularJS
14 26 (10.40%) DevOps
15 24 (9.60%) E-Commerce
15 24 (9.60%) Google
15 24 (9.60%) Front End Development
16 23 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (9.20%) Adobe
16 23 (9.20%) Azure
17 22 (8.80%) CRM
17 22 (8.80%) Software Engineering
18 21 (8.40%) Web Development
18 21 (8.40%) Python

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 29 (11.60%) Sitecore CMS
2 16 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.00%) Drupal
3 15 (6.00%) EPiServer
3 15 (6.00%) WordPress
4 14 (5.60%) Confluence
4 14 (5.60%) Umbraco
5 13 (5.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (4.80%) Headless CMS
7 7 (2.80%) Documentum
8 5 (2.00%) Alfresco
8 5 (2.00%) Jadu
9 4 (1.60%) Kentico
9 4 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.60%) Sitefinity
10 3 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.80%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.00%) Chatbot
2 5 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.60%) Acrobat
3 4 (1.60%) Sketch
4 2 (0.80%) Figma
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.40%) InVision
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.20%) Magento
3 4 (1.60%) Shopify
4 2 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.20%) Azure
2 19 (7.60%) AWS
3 11 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.00%) GCP
4 10 (4.00%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.80%) IaaS
6 6 (2.40%) Office 365
6 6 (2.40%) PaaS
6 6 (2.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 5 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.60%) Google Docs
8 4 (1.60%) Smartsheet
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.20%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.20%) SaaS
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.00%) Intranet
2 8 (3.20%) Firewall
3 4 (1.60%) DNS
3 4 (1.60%) Internet
3 4 (1.60%) WAN
4 3 (1.20%) LAN
4 3 (1.20%) Network Security
5 2 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.80%) DHCP
5 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.80%) H.323
5 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.80%) MPLS
5 2 (0.80%) Skype
5 2 (0.80%) Telepresence
5 2 (0.80%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.80%) VoIP
5 2 (0.80%) VPN
5 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.60%) Big Data
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Power BI
6 1 (0.40%) Redis
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (12.40%) JIRA
2 20 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.20%) PVCS
4 6 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.00%) SonarQube
5 5 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.60%) Selenium
7 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (1.20%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.80%) FishEye
8 2 (0.80%) Grunt
8 2 (0.80%) Mocha
8 2 (0.80%) Protractor
8 2 (0.80%) QUnit
8 2 (0.80%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.80%) WebStorm
General
1 32 (12.80%) Marketing
2 29 (11.60%) Finance
3 17 (6.80%) Public Sector
4 14 (5.60%) Publishing
5 8 (3.20%) Local Government
6 7 (2.80%) Banking
6 7 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.40%) Retail
8 4 (1.60%) Legal
8 4 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.60%) Polish Language
9 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 2 (0.80%) Front Office
10 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.80%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.80%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.40%) Games
11 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 85 (34.00%) Developer
2 23 (9.20%) Architect
3 17 (6.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (6.80%) Project Manager
4 14 (5.60%) Analyst
5 12 (4.80%) Designer
5 12 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 10 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 9 (3.60%) Content Editor
8 8 (3.20%) CMS Developer
8 8 (3.20%) Consultant
9 7 (2.80%) EPiServer Developer
10 6 (2.40%) Content Manager
10 6 (2.40%) Digital Project Manager
10 6 (2.40%) OpenVMS Engineer
10 6 (2.40%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.40%) Web Manager
11 5 (2.00%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (24.40%) HTML
2 50 (20.00%) CSS
3 32 (12.80%) .NET
4 27 (10.80%) AngularJS
5 19 (7.60%) HTML5
6 18 (7.20%) React
7 16 (6.40%) Web Services
8 15 (6.00%) XML
9 14 (5.60%) CSS3
10 13 (5.20%) jQuery
10 13 (5.20%) REST
11 12 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (4.40%) ASP.NET
13 9 (3.60%) SOAP
14 8 (3.20%) .NET Framework
14 8 (3.20%) Node.js
15 7 (2.80%) STL
16 6 (2.40%) Sass
17 5 (2.00%) Middleware
17 5 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.20%) User Experience
2 11 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.20%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.20%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.40%) Marketing Technology
6 6 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.00%) CMDB
7 5 (2.00%) Social Media
8 4 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.60%) Tandem
8 4 (1.60%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.20%) OpenVMS
1 13 (5.20%) Windows
2 5 (2.00%) Android
2 5 (2.00%) Linux
2 5 (2.00%) Unix
2 5 (2.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.40%) VMS
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.60%) Content Management
3 37 (14.80%) Scrum
4 32 (12.80%) Analytics
5 26 (10.40%) DevOps
6 24 (9.60%) E-Commerce
6 24 (9.60%) Front End Development
7 23 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (8.80%) CRM
8 22 (8.80%) Software Engineering
9 21 (8.40%) Web Development
10 19 (7.60%) MVC
11 18 (7.20%) Migration
11 18 (7.20%) Project Management
12 17 (6.80%) SEO
13 15 (6.00%) Workflow
14 14 (5.60%) Asset Management
14 14 (5.60%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.60%) OO
14 14 (5.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.60%) JavaScript
2 31 (12.40%) SQL
3 29 (11.60%) C#
4 28 (11.20%) Java
5 21 (8.40%) Python
6 16 (6.40%) C
6 16 (6.40%) C++
7 11 (4.40%) PHP
8 7 (2.80%) Fortran
9 5 (2.00%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.20%) ES6
11 3 (1.20%) Go
11 3 (1.20%) Java 8
12 2 (0.80%) Groovy
12 2 (0.80%) Ruby
12 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.40%) Ada
13 1 (0.40%) DCL
13 1 (0.40%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 6 (2.40%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.00%) Degree
3 4 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) CCIE
4 2 (0.80%) CCNA
4 2 (0.80%) CCNP
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.40%) APMP
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.40%) MCP
5 1 (0.40%) MCSA
5 1 (0.40%) MCSD
5 1 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.80%) GDPR
1 7 (2.80%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) WCAG
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) NCSC
4 1 (0.40%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.60%) Docker
3 4 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.20%) SCCM
2 3 (1.20%) TeamSite
3 2 (0.80%) Ansible
3 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.80%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.40%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.60%) Sitecore
3 24 (9.60%) Google
4 23 (9.20%) Adobe
5 15 (6.00%) Oracle
6 12 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.80%) MuleSoft
7 7 (2.80%) SAP
8 6 (2.40%) HP
8 6 (2.40%) Pardot
8 6 (2.40%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.40%) Tealium
9 5 (2.00%) Cisco
9 5 (2.00%) hybris
9 5 (2.00%) Splunk
10 4 (1.60%) ClickTale
10 4 (1.60%) VMware
11 3 (1.20%) Spotify
12 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.80%) Netlify