Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 260 219
Rank change year-on-year +1 -41 -35
Contract jobs citing CMS 457 453 1,088
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.00% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.55% 6.96% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 288 704
10th Percentile £255 £275 £250
25th Percentile £326 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £520
90th Percentile £613 £579 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
10th Percentile £13.48 £13.80 £12.89
25th Percentile £15.07 £25.25 £18.67
Median hourly rate £19.91 £33.25 £29.50
Median % change year-on-year -40.13% +12.71% +70.32%
75th Percentile £23.75 £52.06 £40.13
90th Percentile £25.63 £55.25 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £19.69 £32.50 £24.56
% change year-on-year -39.42% +32.36% +43.26%

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 6,049 6,509 13,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 14.39% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,191 4,401 8,650
10th Percentile £300 £275 £286
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 147 246
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.53
25th Percentile £16.63 £14.90 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £17.38
Median % change year-on-year +23.75% +15.11% -6.08%
75th Percentile £56.50 £34.38 £31.25
90th Percentile £65.53 £54.25 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.50% +14.29% -

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -2 255 £475 - 102
South East -7 65 £375 -11.76% 51
North of England +35 50 £265 -33.75% 57
North West +11 29 £255 -27.14% 31
Midlands +9 29 £448 +11.88% 32
Yorkshire +39 19 £264 -34.06% 14
West Midlands +7 19 £450 - 15
South West +14 18 £463 +15.63% 29
East of England +32 14 £475 +26.67% 19
East Midlands +11 10 £350 -1.75% 17
North East +17 2 £473 +16.31% 12
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 146 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (29.98%) JavaScript
3 130 (28.45%) HTML
4 122 (26.70%) CSS
5 108 (23.63%) Content Management
6 87 (19.04%) E-Commerce
7 77 (16.85%) Azure
8 72 (15.75%) Social Skills
9 67 (14.66%) User Experience
10 59 (12.91%) Marketing
11 58 (12.69%) Web Services
11 58 (12.69%) React
12 54 (11.82%) DevOps
12 54 (11.82%) AngularJS
13 53 (11.60%) Front End Development
13 53 (11.60%) JIRA
13 53 (11.60%) Git (software)
14 52 (11.38%) Java
15 51 (11.16%) Migration
16 48 (10.50%) Microsoft
16 48 (10.50%) Adobe
16 48 (10.50%) AWS
16 48 (10.50%) WordPress
17 47 (10.28%) .NET
17 47 (10.28%) Headless CMS
18 45 (9.85%) Analytics
18 45 (9.85%) Scrum
18 45 (9.85%) Web Development
18 45 (9.85%) Ajax
19 43 (9.41%) Node.js

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 48 (10.50%) WordPress
2 47 (10.28%) Headless CMS
3 40 (8.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 32 (7.00%) Confluence
5 29 (6.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 21 (4.60%) Drupal
6 21 (4.60%) EPiServer
7 18 (3.94%) Jadu
8 16 (3.50%) SharePoint
9 13 (2.84%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.75%) Kentico
11 7 (1.53%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.88%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.66%) Apache
13 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.44%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.44%) Liferay
14 2 (0.44%) Moodle
14 2 (0.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.53%) Figma
3 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.09%) Sketch
5 4 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.44%) InDesign
6 2 (0.44%) InVision
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.22%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (2.63%) Magento
2 11 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.41%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.66%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.66%) Shopify
4 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (16.85%) Azure
2 48 (10.50%) AWS
3 23 (5.03%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (3.28%) SaaS
5 13 (2.84%) Google Analytics
6 11 (2.41%) GCP
7 10 (2.19%) PaaS
8 9 (1.97%) Azure Logic Apps
9 8 (1.75%) npm
10 7 (1.53%) Serverless
11 6 (1.31%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.31%) Yarn
12 5 (1.09%) Google Tag Manager
13 4 (0.88%) GitHub
13 4 (0.88%) IaaS
14 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.66%) Route 53
14 3 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.75%) HTTP
2 6 (1.31%) DNS
2 6 (1.31%) Firewall
2 6 (1.31%) Internet
2 6 (1.31%) Intranet
3 5 (1.09%) Broadband
4 3 (0.66%) DVB
4 3 (0.66%) IPv4
4 3 (0.66%) IPv6
4 3 (0.66%) VLAN
5 2 (0.44%) Network Security
5 2 (0.44%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.72%) MySQL
1 17 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.09%) Power BI
7 3 (0.66%) Redis
8 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.22%) Big Data
9 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.22%) GIS
9 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (11.60%) Git (software)
1 53 (11.60%) JIRA
2 21 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.19%) Storybook
4 9 (1.97%) Maven
5 8 (1.75%) Cypress.io
5 8 (1.75%) webpack
6 7 (1.53%) Babel
6 7 (1.53%) gulp
7 6 (1.31%) CircleCI
7 6 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.09%) ESLint
8 5 (1.09%) Grunt
8 5 (1.09%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.88%) PostCSS
9 4 (0.88%) Selenium
10 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.66%) Axure RP
General
1 72 (15.75%) Social Skills
2 59 (12.91%) Marketing
3 26 (5.69%) Finance
4 25 (5.47%) Retail
5 20 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.38%) Publishing
6 14 (3.06%) Legal
7 11 (2.41%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (2.41%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (2.41%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.19%) Influencing Skills
9 9 (1.97%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.75%) German Language
11 7 (1.53%) Law
12 5 (1.09%) Banking
12 5 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (1.09%) French Language
12 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.88%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 190 (41.58%) Developer
2 70 (15.32%) Architect
3 43 (9.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 33 (7.22%) Analyst
5 28 (6.13%) React Developer
6 27 (5.91%) ServiceNow Developer
7 23 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 22 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 22 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (4.60%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.94%) Designer
10 18 (3.94%) Web Developer
11 16 (3.50%) Consultant
11 16 (3.50%) Technical Leader
12 15 (3.28%) CMS Developer
12 15 (3.28%) PHP Developer
12 15 (3.28%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.28%) Technical Architect
13 13 (2.84%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (28.45%) HTML
2 122 (26.70%) CSS
3 58 (12.69%) React
3 58 (12.69%) Web Services
4 54 (11.82%) AngularJS
5 47 (10.28%) .NET
6 45 (9.85%) Ajax
7 43 (9.41%) Node.js
8 34 (7.44%) XML
9 33 (7.22%) HTML5
10 31 (6.78%) REST
11 29 (6.35%) RESTful
12 23 (5.03%) JSON
13 22 (4.81%) Sass
14 20 (4.38%) CSS3
15 18 (3.94%) GraphQL
15 18 (3.94%) jQuery
16 16 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (3.28%) Jest
17 15 (3.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.66%) User Experience
2 16 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.06%) Social Media
4 13 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.63%) CMDB
6 10 (2.19%) Taxonomies
7 7 (1.53%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.53%) NHS
7 7 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.09%) Marketing Technology
9 5 (1.09%) Video Editing
10 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.03%) Linux
2 17 (3.72%) Unix
3 16 (3.50%) Windows
4 4 (0.88%) Android
4 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (23.63%) Content Management
3 87 (19.04%) E-Commerce
4 54 (11.82%) DevOps
5 53 (11.60%) Front End Development
6 51 (11.16%) Migration
7 45 (9.85%) Analytics
7 45 (9.85%) Scrum
7 45 (9.85%) Web Development
8 43 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (7.66%) CRM
10 35 (7.66%) Service Management
11 31 (6.78%) ITSM
12 30 (6.56%) MVC
12 30 (6.56%) Project Management
13 27 (5.91%) SEO
14 25 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (5.47%) Kanban
15 24 (5.25%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.98%) JavaScript
2 52 (11.38%) Java
3 41 (8.97%) SQL
4 36 (7.88%) PHP
5 29 (6.35%) C#
6 26 (5.69%) Python
7 23 (5.03%) TypeScript
8 11 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.19%) ES6
10 8 (1.75%) Ruby
11 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.66%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.66%) Go
12 3 (0.66%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.44%) ES7
13 2 (0.44%) Groovy
13 2 (0.44%) Perl
13 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.22%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 28 (6.13%) Degree
2 18 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.88%) PMP
6 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.22%) CSPO
7 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.22%) MBA
7 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.13%) QA
2 15 (3.28%) GDPR
3 6 (1.31%) WCAG
4 4 (0.88%) PMO
5 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) WAI
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) GRC
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (4.16%) Docker
2 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.84%) Terraform
2 7 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.31%) Ansible
4 5 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.66%) Marathon
5 3 (0.66%) Mesos
5 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.44%) Puppet
6 2 (0.44%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.22%) Grafana
7 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 48 (10.50%) Adobe
1 48 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.75%) Sitecore
3 36 (7.88%) ServiceNow
4 22 (4.81%) Oracle
5 20 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.94%) Google
6 18 (3.94%) hybris
7 13 (2.84%) SAP
8 5 (1.09%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.88%) FatWire
9 4 (0.88%) iManage
9 4 (0.88%) Intapp
9 4 (0.88%) Xerox
10 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.66%) BMC
10 3 (0.66%) HP
10 3 (0.66%) McAfee
10 3 (0.66%) Pega
10 3 (0.66%) Splunk