Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 212 188
Rank change year-on-year -30 -24 -24
Contract jobs citing CMS 584 1,208 1,369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.36% 1.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.40% 8.46% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 814 965
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 41
Median hourly rate £34.50 £30.94 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.52% +16.74% -3.64%
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.11 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.85 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £26.31 £25.30
% change year-on-year +29.25% +3.99% +12.67%

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 7,893 14,283 15,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.24% 16.12% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,066 9,294 10,238
Median daily rate £473 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 286 340
Median hourly rate £21.25 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.30% -1.29% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.38 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.80
% change year-on-year +19.97% -0.21% -1.08%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 5 April 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 -12 301 £463 +1.09% 50
South East -20 111 £425 +6.25% 44
South West +19 59 £375 -9.09% 30
North of England -28 58 £395 +5.33% 53
North West +11 36 £350 -15.66% 32
Midlands +30 32 £400 +6.67% 36
East of England +14 21 £450 +20.00% 7
West Midlands +29 18 £400 +4.23% 15
Yorkshire -20 16 £400 +23.08% 15
East Midlands +27 14 £400 +18.52% 21
North East +18 6 £406 -17.93% 6
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 221 (37.84%) HTML
2 207 (35.45%) Content Management
3 198 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 197 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (33.56%) CSS
6 127 (21.75%) .NET
7 119 (20.38%) User Experience
8 97 (16.61%) C#
9 91 (15.58%) Marketing
10 80 (13.70%) CRM
10 80 (13.70%) Azure
11 78 (13.36%) Microsoft
12 73 (12.50%) Scrum
13 71 (12.16%) Web Development
14 70 (11.99%) E-Commerce
15 69 (11.82%) Front End Development
16 68 (11.64%) jQuery
17 67 (11.47%) Project Management
18 66 (11.30%) Umbraco
18 66 (11.30%) Sitecore CMS
18 66 (11.30%) Sitecore
19 64 (10.96%) HTML5
19 64 (10.96%) Analytics
20 63 (10.79%) Git (software)
21 62 (10.62%) PHP
22 59 (10.10%) Adobe
23 57 (9.76%) AngularJS
24 56 (9.59%) Java
24 56 (9.59%) MVC
25 54 (9.25%) Finance

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 66 (11.30%) Sitecore CMS
1 66 (11.30%) Umbraco
2 47 (8.05%) Drupal
3 44 (7.53%) SharePoint
4 39 (6.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 34 (5.82%) WordPress
6 32 (5.48%) EPiServer
7 18 (3.08%) Kentico
8 17 (2.91%) Headless CMS
9 13 (2.23%) IIS
10 8 (1.37%) Confluence
11 7 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.03%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.86%) Apache
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.68%) Jadu
14 4 (0.68%) Magnolia
14 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (5.14%) Sketch
2 21 (3.60%) Photoshop
3 15 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.05%) OmniGraffle
6 11 (1.88%) Adobe XD
7 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (1.54%) InVision
9 7 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.86%) InDesign
10 5 (0.86%) Lectora
11 4 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.34%) Figma
14 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.17%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 22 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.60%) Magento
3 12 (2.05%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.51%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.34%) Shopify
6 2 (0.34%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FS
7 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 80 (13.70%) Azure
2 36 (6.16%) AWS
3 23 (3.94%) Google Analytics
4 13 (2.23%) npm
4 13 (2.23%) Serverless
5 12 (2.05%) Adobe Analytics
6 11 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.71%) GCP
8 9 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (1.54%) SaaS
9 8 (1.37%) GitHub
9 8 (1.37%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (1.03%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.86%) Firebase
12 5 (0.86%) PaaS
13 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.68%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.28%) Intranet
2 13 (2.23%) Internet
3 9 (1.54%) DNS
4 8 (1.37%) Skype
5 7 (1.20%) HTTP
6 5 (0.86%) DMZ
6 5 (0.86%) Extranet
7 3 (0.51%) Network Security
7 3 (0.51%) SSL
7 3 (0.51%) VoIP
8 2 (0.34%) DHCP
8 2 (0.34%) Firewall
8 2 (0.34%) FTP
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
8 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 2 (0.34%) WEP
9 1 (0.17%) 2G
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.25%) MySQL
3 10 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.20%) Jackrabbit
6 6 (1.03%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.86%) BigQuery
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.68%) Power BI
9 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.34%) Redis
10 2 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.97%) JIRA
3 24 (4.11%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.25%) gulp
5 13 (2.23%) Grunt
6 9 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.37%) Jasmine
7 8 (1.37%) webpack
8 7 (1.20%) Axure RP
8 7 (1.20%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (1.03%) Bower
9 6 (1.03%) Maven
9 6 (1.03%) Subversion
10 5 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.86%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.86%) Selenium
11 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (15.58%) Marketing
2 54 (9.25%) Finance
3 35 (5.99%) Retail
4 33 (5.65%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.60%) Publishing
6 15 (2.57%) Back Office
7 11 (1.88%) Legal
8 9 (1.54%) Banking
8 9 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.37%) Games
9 8 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.20%) Law
11 6 (1.03%) Advertising
12 5 (0.86%) Automotive
12 5 (0.86%) Local Government
12 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.51%) Electronics
13 3 (0.51%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (45.72%) Developer
2 60 (10.27%) Architect
3 43 (7.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 43 (7.36%) Project Manager
4 38 (6.51%) Designer
5 33 (5.65%) .NET Developer
5 33 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (4.79%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.45%) Analyst
8 23 (3.94%) Digital Project Manager
8 23 (3.94%) Drupal Developer
8 23 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 23 (3.94%) Web Developer
9 21 (3.60%) CMS Developer
10 20 (3.42%) Business Analyst
11 18 (3.08%) C# Developer
12 17 (2.91%) Software Developer
13 15 (2.57%) PHP Developer
14 14 (2.40%) UI Designer
15 13 (2.23%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (37.84%) HTML
2 196 (33.56%) CSS
3 127 (21.75%) .NET
4 68 (11.64%) jQuery
5 64 (10.96%) HTML5
6 57 (9.76%) AngularJS
7 53 (9.08%) Web Services
8 46 (7.88%) ASP.NET
9 44 (7.53%) CSS3
10 43 (7.36%) React
11 41 (7.02%) Sass
12 35 (5.99%) Node.js
13 32 (5.48%) XML
14 31 (5.31%) .NET Framework
14 31 (5.31%) REST
15 27 (4.62%) RESTful
16 21 (3.60%) LAMP
17 20 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (3.25%) JSON
19 17 (2.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 119 (20.38%) User Experience
2 46 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.40%) Social Media
6 11 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.71%) W3C
8 7 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
8 7 (1.20%) Learning Management System
9 6 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.03%) IPTV
9 6 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.03%) STB
9 6 (1.03%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
10 5 (0.86%) Animation
10 5 (0.86%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.68%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.11%) Windows
2 17 (2.91%) Linux
3 6 (1.03%) Android
4 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.86%) Unix
4 5 (0.86%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.51%) VMS
6 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (35.45%) Content Management
2 197 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (13.70%) CRM
4 73 (12.50%) Scrum
5 71 (12.16%) Web Development
6 70 (11.99%) E-Commerce
7 69 (11.82%) Front End Development
8 67 (11.47%) Project Management
9 64 (10.96%) Analytics
10 56 (9.59%) MVC
11 48 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (6.85%) SEO
13 39 (6.68%) Wireframes
14 35 (5.99%) Digital Marketing
14 35 (5.99%) Microservices
15 34 (5.82%) TDD
16 33 (5.65%) DevOps
17 32 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (4.97%) OO
19 28 (4.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 198 (33.90%) JavaScript
2 97 (16.61%) C#
3 62 (10.62%) PHP
4 56 (9.59%) Java
5 41 (7.02%) SQL
6 22 (3.77%) TypeScript
7 10 (1.71%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.71%) ES6
7 10 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.71%) Python
8 9 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.20%) ABAP
9 7 (1.20%) C
10 6 (1.03%) ActionScript
10 6 (1.03%) BrightScript
10 6 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.68%) Java 8
12 3 (0.51%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.51%) Perl
12 3 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (3.60%) Degree
2 16 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.03%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.86%) PMP
6 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.51%) MCSD
7 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.17%) MBA
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.42%) QA
2 14 (2.40%) GDPR
2 14 (2.40%) WCAG
3 8 (1.37%) SLA
4 4 (0.68%) P3O
5 3 (0.51%) PMO
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 12 (2.05%) Docker
2 11 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.86%) zsh
4 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Varnish
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.23%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.20%) Terraform
3 6 (1.03%) SCCM
4 3 (0.51%) Ansible
4 3 (0.51%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.17%) Plesk
6 1 (0.17%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 78 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.30%) Sitecore
3 59 (10.10%) Adobe
4 38 (6.51%) Google
5 18 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.40%) SAP
7 11 (1.88%) Oracle
8 6 (1.03%) Roku
9 5 (0.86%) Nintex
9 5 (0.86%) Perforce
9 5 (0.86%) Zend
10 4 (0.68%) Apple
10 4 (0.68%) Avaya
10 4 (0.68%) Cisco
10 4 (0.68%) hybris
10 4 (0.68%) Pardot
10 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.68%) Tealium
10 4 (0.68%) VMware
11 3 (0.51%) IBM