Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Headless CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Headless CMS over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 671 476 778
Rank change year-on-year -195 +302 +74
Contract jobs citing Headless CMS 68 20 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.074% 0.013%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.50% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 9
10th Percentile £361 £341 "
25th Percentile £438 £406 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £435 £475
Median % change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42% +15.85%
75th Percentile £575 £558 £525
90th Percentile £658 £562 £645
UK median daily rate £513 £430 £475
% change year-on-year +19.19% -9.47% +15.85%

Headless 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 8,673 3,979 11,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.85% 14.69% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,032 2,719 7,712
10th Percentile £303 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £379 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £668 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 111 239
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.24 £15.75 £13.57
Median hourly rate £23.14 £22.38 £19.97
Median % change year-on-year +3.40% +12.10% -0.18%
75th Percentile £51.00 £36.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £65.50 £57.17 £50.65
UK median hourly rate £24.18 £22.44 £20.96
% change year-on-year +7.75% +7.09% +4.78%

Headless CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Headless CMS in England

Headless CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Headless CMS in England.

Daily rate trend for Headless CMS in England

Headless CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Headless CMS in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Headless CMS in England

Headless 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 Headless CMS within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -169 44 £550 +31.34% 13
North of England -81 7 £475 -15.41% 2
South East -87 7 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £475 -
East Midlands - 5 £485 - 1
Midlands - 5 £485 - 1
South West - 1 £413 -
Headless CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Headless 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 Headless CMS.

1 66 (97.06%) CMS
2 32 (47.06%) React
3 31 (45.59%) JavaScript
4 27 (39.71%) HTML
4 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 23 (33.82%) CSS
7 19 (27.94%) Azure
8 18 (26.47%) JIRA
9 17 (25.00%) Accessibility
10 16 (23.53%) Confluence
10 16 (23.53%) Node.js
11 15 (22.06%) TypeScript
11 15 (22.06%) Front End Development
12 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
13 13 (19.12%) Vue.js
13 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce
14 12 (17.65%) Web Design
14 12 (17.65%) DevOps
15 11 (16.18%) RESTful
15 11 (16.18%) Sass
15 11 (16.18%) GraphQL
15 11 (16.18%) Publishing
15 11 (16.18%) Social Skills
16 10 (14.71%) Java
16 10 (14.71%) JSON
16 10 (14.71%) Microservices
16 10 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
17 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
17 9 (13.24%) Marketing

Headless 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 (97.06%) CMS
2 16 (23.53%) Confluence
3 4 (5.88%) Drupal
3 4 (5.88%) Magnolia
4 3 (4.41%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.94%) Kentico
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.94%) WordPress
6 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Chatbot
1 3 (4.41%) Sketch
2 2 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe XD
3 1 (1.47%) GIMP
3 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Magento
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.94%) Azure
2 9 (13.24%) npm
3 8 (11.76%) SaaS
4 7 (10.29%) GitHub
5 4 (5.88%) AWS
5 4 (5.88%) GCP
5 4 (5.88%) Serverless
6 3 (4.41%) Amplience
7 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.94%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
8 1 (1.47%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (1.47%) NuGet
8 1 (1.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (1.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.47%) Stripe
8 1 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
3 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.94%) Metadata
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 18 (26.47%) JIRA
3 6 (8.82%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.88%) JUnit
4 4 (5.88%) Maven
4 4 (5.88%) webpack
5 3 (4.41%) Cypress.io
5 3 (4.41%) Storybook
6 2 (2.94%) Babel
6 2 (2.94%) git-flow
6 2 (2.94%) PostCSS
7 1 (1.47%) gulp
7 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.47%) Mocha
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 11 (16.18%) Publishing
1 11 (16.18%) Social Skills
2 9 (13.24%) Marketing
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Automotive
4 2 (2.94%) Games
4 2 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (57.35%) Developer
2 12 (17.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (11.76%) Architect
3 8 (11.76%) React Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Web Manager
6 5 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Lead Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.88%) Angular Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Content Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Application Development Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Application Development Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) CMS Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Web Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.06%) React
2 27 (39.71%) HTML
3 23 (33.82%) CSS
4 16 (23.53%) Node.js
5 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
6 13 (19.12%) Vue.js
7 11 (16.18%) GraphQL
7 11 (16.18%) RESTful
7 11 (16.18%) Sass
8 10 (14.71%) JSON
9 9 (13.24%) Next.js
10 6 (8.82%) GatsbyJS
10 6 (8.82%) Jest
10 6 (8.82%) React Native
11 5 (7.35%) .NET
11 5 (7.35%) HTML5
11 5 (7.35%) jQuery
12 4 (5.88%) CSS3
12 4 (5.88%) JSR 170
12 4 (5.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) User Experience
2 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.94%) Life Science
4 2 (2.94%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Android
2 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Front End Development
3 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce
4 12 (17.65%) DevOps
4 12 (17.65%) Web Design
5 10 (14.71%) Microservices
5 10 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
6 9 (13.24%) Content Management
6 9 (13.24%) Migration
6 9 (13.24%) Scrum
7 8 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.82%) Analytics
9 6 (8.82%) Full Stack Development
9 6 (8.82%) Project Management
9 6 (8.82%) Sprint Planning
10 5 (7.35%) B2C
10 5 (7.35%) Mathematics
10 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.06%) TypeScript
3 10 (14.71%) Java
4 7 (10.29%) ES6
4 7 (10.29%) Java 8
4 7 (10.29%) SQL
5 4 (5.88%) Groovy
6 3 (4.41%) Python
7 2 (2.94%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) ES7
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) JSX
8 1 (1.47%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.47%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) Accessibility
2 7 (10.29%) WCAG
3 6 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Kibana
1 4 (5.88%) Marathon
1 4 (5.88%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) MuleSoft
2 4 (5.88%) New Relic
3 3 (4.41%) Adobe
3 3 (4.41%) Google
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.94%) Netlify
4 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.47%) hybris
5 1 (1.47%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Snowplow
5 1 (1.47%) Xamarin