Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 171 168
Rank change year-on-year -29 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,247 1,392 1,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.50% 1.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.69% 9.13% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 952 965
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 18
England median hourly rate £34.50 £25.30 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.39% +1.28% +34.89%
10th Percentile £13.22 £12.00 £12.85
90th Percentile £46.46 £44.83 £88.78
UK median hourly rate £30.94 £24.09 £21.23
% change year-on-year +28.41% +13.50% +10.60%

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 14,357 15,251 15,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.23% 16.42% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,390 10,192 9,815
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £294 £267 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 327 315
England median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -6.50% +0.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.59% -4.99% -5.00%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in England

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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 6 months to 21 March 2019. 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 -22 626 £458 +1.67% 140
South East +29 273 £400 +6.67% 80
North of England -26 176 £375 +7.14% 110
Yorkshire +38 89 £325 - 43
South West -25 75 £413 +10.00% 53
North West -54 65 £425 +17.24% 55
Midlands -32 62 £375 +7.14% 68
West Midlands -7 47 £375 +11.11% 33
East of England -4 35 £375 -13.04% 21
North East +5 22 £488 +14.71% 12
East Midlands -16 15 £338 -12.90% 33
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 545 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (40.42%) JavaScript
3 459 (36.81%) HTML
4 440 (35.28%) CSS
5 393 (31.52%) Content Management
6 283 (22.69%) .NET
7 239 (19.17%) C#
8 224 (17.96%) Scrum
9 208 (16.68%) User Experience
10 197 (15.80%) Git (software)
11 183 (14.68%) Java
12 178 (14.27%) HTML5
13 177 (14.19%) jQuery
14 176 (14.11%) AngularJS
14 176 (14.11%) MVC
15 170 (13.63%) E-Commerce
16 162 (12.99%) Adobe
17 158 (12.67%) TDD
18 156 (12.51%) Web Development
18 156 (12.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 155 (12.43%) XML
20 150 (12.03%) SQL
20 150 (12.03%) ASP.NET
21 147 (11.79%) Marketing
22 142 (11.39%) Finance
23 140 (11.23%) Front End Development
24 138 (11.07%) Sass
25 137 (10.99%) PHP
26 134 (10.75%) Web Services
27 130 (10.43%) Analytics

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
1 127 (10.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 127 (10.18%) Umbraco
2 123 (9.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 108 (8.66%) Drupal
4 80 (6.42%) WordPress
5 57 (4.57%) SharePoint
6 51 (4.09%) EPiServer
7 45 (3.61%) Confluence
8 27 (2.17%) Apache
9 24 (1.92%) Kentico
10 22 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.52%) IIS
12 16 (1.28%) WebSphere
13 15 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 13 (1.04%) CoreMedia CMS
14 13 (1.04%) Documentum
15 11 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.56%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.56%) Joomla!
16 7 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (2.49%) Photoshop
2 24 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.88%) Camtasia
5 11 (0.88%) XMetaL
6 9 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.64%) InDesign
8 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.080%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.84%) Magento
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 6 (0.48%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.16%) nopCommerce
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.16%) Shopify
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.080%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.080%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.080%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.080%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.080%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 156 (12.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.53%) Google Analytics
4 35 (2.81%) npm
5 31 (2.49%) PaaS
6 26 (2.09%) IaaS
7 20 (1.60%) Office 365
8 16 (1.28%) MailChimp
9 15 (1.20%) Serverless
10 13 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.04%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (1.04%) CloudFront
10 13 (1.04%) SaaS
11 12 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 12 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.49%) Internet
2 23 (1.84%) Intranet
3 10 (0.80%) AMQP
3 10 (0.80%) FTP
4 9 (0.72%) HTTP
4 9 (0.72%) Telepresence
4 9 (0.72%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.64%) Firewall
5 8 (0.64%) SMTP
5 8 (0.64%) SSH
6 7 (0.56%) VPN
7 6 (0.48%) DNS
8 5 (0.40%) DHCP
8 5 (0.40%) WebEx
9 4 (0.32%) ATM
9 4 (0.32%) LAN
10 3 (0.24%) IPv4
10 3 (0.24%) ISDN
10 3 (0.24%) VoIP
10 3 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.77%) MySQL
3 34 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.17%) Redis
5 24 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 21 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.72%) Jackrabbit
10 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.48%) Big Data
14 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 197 (15.80%) Git (software)
2 101 (8.10%) JIRA
3 71 (5.69%) Grunt
4 68 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 66 (5.29%) gulp
6 62 (4.97%) Visual Studio
7 54 (4.33%) Selenium
8 40 (3.21%) TeamCity
9 36 (2.89%) Bower
9 36 (2.89%) Cucumber
10 34 (2.73%) Maven
11 30 (2.41%) Subversion
12 27 (2.17%) webpack
13 26 (2.09%) Bitbucket
14 22 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
17 17 (1.36%) Protractor
17 17 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
18 15 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 147 (11.79%) Marketing
2 142 (11.39%) Finance
3 67 (5.37%) Retail
4 39 (3.13%) Banking
5 28 (2.25%) Publishing
6 26 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.68%) Games
8 16 (1.28%) Advertising
9 14 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.80%) Front Office
10 10 (0.80%) Law
11 9 (0.72%) Back Office
11 9 (0.72%) Legal
11 9 (0.72%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.48%) Automotive
13 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.40%) Electronics
14 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.32%) Local Government
15 3 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 660 (52.93%) Developer
2 131 (10.51%) .NET Developer
3 108 (8.66%) Analyst
4 100 (8.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 69 (5.53%) C# Developer
6 68 (5.45%) PHP Developer
7 54 (4.33%) Web Developer
8 53 (4.25%) Business Analyst
8 53 (4.25%) Java Developer
9 51 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 50 (4.01%) CMS Developer
11 45 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
12 44 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
13 43 (3.45%) Project Manager
14 41 (3.29%) Tester
15 37 (2.97%) Designer
15 37 (2.97%) HTML Developer
16 36 (2.89%) Architect
17 33 (2.65%) Sitecore Developer
18 29 (2.33%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (36.81%) HTML
2 440 (35.28%) CSS
3 283 (22.69%) .NET
4 178 (14.27%) HTML5
5 177 (14.19%) jQuery
6 176 (14.11%) AngularJS
7 155 (12.43%) XML
8 150 (12.03%) ASP.NET
9 138 (11.07%) Sass
10 134 (10.75%) Web Services
11 127 (10.18%) React
12 122 (9.78%) CSS3
13 103 (8.26%) Node.js
14 88 (7.06%) REST
15 76 (6.09%) JSON
16 71 (5.69%) .NET Framework
17 68 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
18 67 (5.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 62 (4.97%) Ajax
19 62 (4.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 208 (16.68%) User Experience
2 71 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 64 (5.13%) Social Media
4 37 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.49%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.76%) CMDB
9 19 (1.52%) Blog
10 16 (1.28%) Fintech
11 15 (1.20%) Video Editing
12 10 (0.80%) Photography
12 10 (0.80%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.72%) Graphic Design
13 9 (0.72%) New Media
13 9 (0.72%) NHS
13 9 (0.72%) Online Games
13 9 (0.72%) W3C
14 8 (0.64%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.93%) Linux
2 49 (3.93%) Windows
3 20 (1.60%) Android
4 16 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.12%) Unix
7 12 (0.96%) OpenVMS
8 7 (0.56%) CentOS
8 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.24%) Debian
12 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.080%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.080%) VME
14 1 (0.080%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (31.52%) Content Management
3 224 (17.96%) Scrum
4 176 (14.11%) MVC
5 170 (13.63%) E-Commerce
6 158 (12.67%) TDD
7 156 (12.51%) Web Development
8 140 (11.23%) Front End Development
9 130 (10.43%) Analytics
10 112 (8.98%) DevOps
11 102 (8.18%) Test Automation
12 90 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (7.14%) Microservices
14 85 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
15 80 (6.42%) CRM
16 73 (5.85%) Project Management
16 73 (5.85%) SEO
17 72 (5.77%) BDD
18 65 (5.21%) SDLC
19 63 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 504 (40.42%) JavaScript
2 239 (19.17%) C#
3 183 (14.68%) Java
4 150 (12.03%) SQL
5 137 (10.99%) PHP
6 43 (3.45%) Java 8
7 36 (2.89%) Python
8 32 (2.57%) ES6
9 24 (1.92%) TypeScript
10 22 (1.76%) C++
11 19 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.28%) C
13 15 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.12%) Ruby
15 13 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.96%) PHP 7
17 10 (0.80%) PHP 5
18 8 (0.64%) Perl
19 7 (0.56%) VB
20 6 (0.48%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 67 (5.37%) Degree
2 41 (3.29%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 12 (0.96%) DBS Check
6 10 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.56%) PMP
9 6 (0.48%) CCNP
9 6 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.48%) ISEB
9 6 (0.48%) MBA
10 5 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.40%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.32%) CCIE
12 3 (0.24%) MCSE
12 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (8.90%) QA
2 30 (2.41%) WCAG
3 4 (0.32%) GDPR
3 4 (0.32%) SEPA
4 3 (0.24%) GxP
4 3 (0.24%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) TARGET2
5 2 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (6.58%) Docker
2 36 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.080%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 43 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (1.44%) Puppet
4 16 (1.28%) Terraform
5 15 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.04%) Ansible
6 13 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.40%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.24%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.16%) cPanel
11 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.16%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.16%) Plesk
11 2 (0.16%) SCCM
11 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.080%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 162 (12.99%) Adobe
2 123 (9.86%) Sitecore
3 90 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 76 (6.09%) Google
5 63 (5.05%) Oracle
6 33 (2.65%) ServiceNow
7 21 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.52%) Cisco
9 18 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.36%) Facebook
11 14 (1.12%) FatWire
11 14 (1.12%) IBM
11 14 (1.12%) Twitter
12 13 (1.04%) hybris
13 12 (0.96%) VMware
14 9 (0.72%) ATG
14 9 (0.72%) Hootsuite
14 9 (0.72%) HP
14 9 (0.72%) Pega
15 8 (0.64%) Dell