Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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.

Content Management System (CMS)
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 229 225
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4 -32
Contract jobs citing CMS 417 145 424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.03% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.78% 7.04% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 98 322
10th Percentile £312 £221 £263
25th Percentile £413 £318 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £431 £437
Median % change year-on-year +18.84% -1.27% -2.93%
75th Percentile £634 £550 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
England median daily rate £466 £405 £420
% change year-on-year +15.06% -3.57% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
10th Percentile £13.18 " £16.29
25th Percentile £16.07 " £21.25
Median hourly rate £20.89 - £24.84
75th Percentile £35.45 " £28.97
90th Percentile £44.18 " £34.90
England median hourly rate £20.35 £16.60 £25.68
% change year-on-year +22.61% -35.36% -21.43%

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,751 2,060 5,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.27% 14.68% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,367 1,445 4,066
10th Percentile £350 £313 £294
25th Percentile £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £598 £588
90th Percentile £719 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 49
10th Percentile £17.62 £15.00 £15.20
25th Percentile £22.75 £22.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% +72.62% +5.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £41.50 £36.70
90th Percentile £70.00 £50.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.14 £22.38 £19.97
% change year-on-year +3.40% +12.10% -0.18%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CMS in London

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for CMS in London

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Daily rate histogram for CMS in London

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS in London.

Hourly rate trend for CMS in London

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMS in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CMS in London

CMS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the London 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
Central London -34 48 £475 +44.49% 43
West London +6 23 £665 +62.07% 15
South London +13 14 £520 - 2
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 London region with a requirement for CMS.

1 202 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (34.29%) Content Management
3 132 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 119 (28.54%) HTML
5 113 (27.10%) CSS
6 95 (22.78%) Social Skills
7 89 (21.34%) Marketing
8 86 (20.62%) Analytics
9 83 (19.90%) User Experience
10 81 (19.42%) Adobe
11 76 (18.23%) React
12 62 (14.87%) Java
13 60 (14.39%) Azure
13 60 (14.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 56 (13.43%) Scrum
14 56 (13.43%) Front End Development
15 54 (12.95%) E-Commerce
16 53 (12.71%) Project Management
16 53 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 51 (12.23%) Web Services
18 50 (11.99%) DevOps
19 49 (11.75%) Accessibility
19 49 (11.75%) Git (software)
20 46 (11.03%) Finance
21 42 (10.07%) CRM
21 42 (10.07%) REST
21 42 (10.07%) Sitecore CMS
21 42 (10.07%) Sitecore
21 42 (10.07%) Headless CMS
21 42 (10.07%) AngularJS

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 60 (14.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 42 (10.07%) Headless CMS
2 42 (10.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 34 (8.15%) Drupal
4 29 (6.95%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.00%) Confluence
6 17 (4.08%) Umbraco
6 17 (4.08%) WordPress
7 6 (1.44%) IIS
8 5 (1.20%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.20%) Kentico
8 5 (1.20%) Magnolia
9 4 (0.96%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.96%) Apache
9 4 (0.96%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.72%) Documentum
10 3 (0.72%) FileNet
10 3 (0.72%) OnBase
10 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (2.88%) Chatbot
2 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.68%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.20%) Sketch
6 4 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.72%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.48%) Figma
9 1 (0.24%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Shopify
3 3 (0.72%) Magento
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.39%) Azure
2 36 (8.63%) AWS
3 30 (7.19%) Google Analytics
4 24 (5.76%) GitHub
5 23 (5.52%) Power Platform
6 20 (4.80%) SaaS
7 18 (4.32%) Microsoft 365
8 12 (2.88%) GCP
8 12 (2.88%) npm
8 12 (2.88%) PowerApps
9 10 (2.40%) GitHub Actions
9 10 (2.40%) Serverless
10 7 (1.68%) Amplience
10 7 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.68%) IaaS
10 7 (1.68%) PaaS
11 6 (1.44%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.96%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.40%) HTTP
1 10 (2.40%) Internet
2 6 (1.44%) Intranet
2 6 (1.44%) VoIP
2 6 (1.44%) WebEx
3 5 (1.20%) Firewall
3 5 (1.20%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.96%) H.323
4 4 (0.96%) LAN
4 4 (0.96%) SCCP
5 3 (0.72%) DNS
5 3 (0.72%) ISDN
5 3 (0.72%) MGCP
5 3 (0.72%) QSIG
6 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.48%) WAN
7 1 (0.24%) Extranet
7 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.56%) MySQL
1 19 (4.56%) Power BI
2 9 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.44%) Metadata
5 5 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.96%) Redis
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.72%) Big Data
7 3 (0.72%) MS Access
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.48%) GIS
8 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.59%) JIRA
3 39 (9.35%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.80%) JUnit
5 16 (3.84%) Mockito
6 15 (3.60%) Maven
7 11 (2.64%) Storybook
8 9 (2.16%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.92%) Cypress.io
9 8 (1.92%) Jasmine
9 8 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (1.20%) Gradle
11 4 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.96%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.96%) webpack
12 3 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.72%) GitLab
13 2 (0.48%) git-flow
13 2 (0.48%) gulp
13 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 95 (22.78%) Social Skills
2 89 (21.34%) Marketing
3 46 (11.03%) Finance
4 30 (7.19%) Publishing
5 25 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (5.04%) Retail
7 17 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (4.08%) Public Sector
8 14 (3.36%) Legal
9 12 (2.88%) French Language
9 12 (2.88%) German Language
9 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
10 10 (2.40%) Multimedia
11 9 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.44%) Military
13 4 (0.96%) Billing
13 4 (0.96%) Local Government
13 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (35.49%) Developer
2 54 (12.95%) Architect
3 35 (8.39%) Senior Developer
4 31 (7.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 30 (7.19%) Designer
6 28 (6.71%) Analyst
7 23 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.80%) React Developer
9 19 (4.56%) Technical Architect
10 18 (4.32%) Consultant
10 18 (4.32%) Digital Analyst
11 16 (3.84%) Content Designer
12 15 (3.60%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.60%) Senior React Developer
12 15 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.36%) Technical Leader
14 13 (3.12%) Angular Developer
14 13 (3.12%) Development Manager
14 13 (3.12%) Lead Developer
15 12 (2.88%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (28.54%) HTML
2 113 (27.10%) CSS
3 76 (18.23%) React
4 51 (12.23%) Web Services
5 42 (10.07%) AngularJS
5 42 (10.07%) REST
6 37 (8.87%) .NET
7 33 (7.91%) Node.js
8 29 (6.95%) XML
9 26 (6.24%) CSS3
10 24 (5.76%) Redux
11 22 (5.28%) Ajax
11 22 (5.28%) HTML5
12 21 (5.04%) JSON
13 20 (4.80%) jQuery
13 20 (4.80%) RESTful
14 18 (4.32%) OSGi
15 17 (4.08%) Sass
16 16 (3.84%) Preactjs
16 16 (3.84%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.90%) User Experience
2 28 (6.71%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.00%) Social Media
4 7 (1.68%) CMDB
4 7 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.44%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.44%) W3C
6 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.72%) Wiki
9 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.48%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.48%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.63%) Linux
2 26 (6.24%) Unix
3 4 (0.96%) Android
3 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.48%) CentOS
4 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.48%) Windows
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (34.29%) Content Management
3 86 (20.62%) Analytics
4 56 (13.43%) Front End Development
4 56 (13.43%) Scrum
5 54 (12.95%) E-Commerce
6 53 (12.71%) Project Management
6 53 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (11.99%) DevOps
8 42 (10.07%) CRM
9 41 (9.83%) Migration
10 39 (9.35%) Test Automation
11 37 (8.87%) SDLC
12 36 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (8.63%) Web Development
13 34 (8.15%) SEO
14 33 (7.91%) Digital Marketing
15 30 (7.19%) Personalization
16 28 (6.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 132 (31.65%) JavaScript
2 62 (14.87%) Java
3 27 (6.47%) SQL
4 26 (6.24%) TypeScript
5 25 (6.00%) Bash Shell
6 23 (5.52%) Java 8
7 22 (5.28%) C#
8 17 (4.08%) Python
9 16 (3.84%) Java 11
9 16 (3.84%) PHP
10 11 (2.64%) Ruby
11 7 (1.68%) Groovy
12 6 (1.44%) ES6
13 5 (1.20%) C
13 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.24%) Perl
15 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.24%) Scala
15 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (5.04%) Degree
2 11 (2.64%) PMP
3 7 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.72%) CCNP
5 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CSPO
7 1 (0.24%) HNC
7 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (11.75%) Accessibility
2 29 (6.95%) QA
3 11 (2.64%) WCAG
4 4 (0.96%) PMO
5 3 (0.72%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) SLA
6 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) Section 508
7 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (4.32%) Docker
2 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (0.96%) Kibana
2 4 (0.96%) Marathon
2 4 (0.96%) Mesos
2 4 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.72%) Ansible
3 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.24%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 81 (19.42%) Adobe
2 42 (10.07%) Sitecore
3 41 (9.83%) Google
4 33 (7.91%) Microsoft
5 29 (6.95%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.64%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.40%) hybris
8 8 (1.92%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.92%) Cadence
8 8 (1.92%) Cisco
9 6 (1.44%) Marketo
9 6 (1.44%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.20%) IBM
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle
10 5 (1.20%) SAP
11 4 (0.96%) New Relic
11 4 (0.96%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 3 (0.72%) HubSpot
12 3 (0.72%) OpenText
12 3 (0.72%) VMware