Period
to 14 May 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 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)
England > London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 229 214
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 -40
Contract jobs citing CMS 255 213 536
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.07% 1.03% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.54% 6.81% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 145 373
10th Percentile £298 £293 £263
25th Percentile £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £538 £550 £550
90th Percentile £625 £608 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
10th Percentile £16.18 £23.00 £24.10
25th Percentile £19.44 £25.25 £29.13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £29.03 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.48% -22.60% +17.19%
75th Percentile £23.75 £30.05 £47.34
90th Percentile " " £50.17
England median hourly rate £19.91 £33.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year -40.13% +12.71% +70.32%

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 3,381 3,130 6,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.16% 15.07% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,423 2,162 4,513
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £418 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £699 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 35
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.00 £16.60
25th Percentile £21.25 £19.56 £19.38
Median hourly rate £40.25 £26.48 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +52.00% +1.85% +30.00%
75th Percentile £57.50 £44.69 £38.75
90th Percentile £68.95 £61.20 £53.63
England median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +23.75% +15.11% -6.08%

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 14 May 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
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 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
Central London -3 20 £475 - 26
West London +17 10 £450 -16.67% 19
North London - 3 £350 - 3
South London +31 1 £325 - 2
CMS
England

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 London region with a requirement for CMS.

1 82 (32.16%) HTML
2 78 (30.59%) CSS
3 75 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 69 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (22.75%) Content Management
6 47 (18.43%) AngularJS
7 46 (18.04%) Azure
8 41 (16.08%) E-Commerce
9 40 (15.69%) Social Skills
10 38 (14.90%) Ajax
10 38 (14.90%) AWS
11 36 (14.12%) Migration
12 35 (13.73%) User Experience
13 34 (13.33%) Java
13 34 (13.33%) Headless CMS
14 31 (12.16%) Marketing
14 31 (12.16%) React
15 30 (11.76%) ServiceNow
15 30 (11.76%) XML
16 29 (11.37%) Web Services
16 29 (11.37%) Service Management
17 28 (10.98%) Adobe
18 27 (10.59%) JIRA
18 27 (10.59%) Node.js
19 26 (10.20%) REST
19 26 (10.20%) ITSM
20 25 (9.80%) Analytics
20 25 (9.80%) Front End Development
21 24 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
22 23 (9.02%) Python

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 34 (13.33%) Headless CMS
2 21 (8.24%) Confluence
2 21 (8.24%) WordPress
3 20 (7.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 17 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (5.10%) Drupal
6 9 (3.53%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.14%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.96%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.78%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.78%) Jadu
9 2 (0.78%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.78%) Moodle
9 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.39%) Apache
10 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.39%) Kentico
10 1 (0.39%) Mule
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.18%) Figma
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.18%) Sketch
3 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.92%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (1.18%) Magento
2 3 (1.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.04%) Azure
2 38 (14.90%) AWS
3 11 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (4.31%) SaaS
4 8 (3.14%) GCP
4 8 (3.14%) PaaS
5 7 (2.75%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.75%) npm
6 4 (1.57%) Serverless
7 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.18%) GitHub
7 3 (1.18%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.18%) Route 53
7 3 (1.18%) Slack
7 3 (1.18%) Yarn
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 2 (0.78%) IaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Attraqt
9 1 (0.39%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.14%) HTTP
2 5 (1.96%) Internet
3 4 (1.57%) Broadband
3 4 (1.57%) Firewall
4 3 (1.18%) DNS
4 3 (1.18%) DVB
4 3 (1.18%) IPv4
4 3 (1.18%) IPv6
4 3 (1.18%) VLAN
5 2 (0.78%) Intranet
6 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.71%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.14%) MySQL
3 7 (2.75%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.39%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.39%) GIS
7 1 (0.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (10.59%) JIRA
2 23 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.27%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.14%) Cypress.io
5 7 (2.75%) Storybook
6 6 (2.35%) gulp
6 6 (2.35%) Maven
7 5 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.57%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.18%) Babel
9 3 (1.18%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.18%) ESLint
9 3 (1.18%) PostCSS
9 3 (1.18%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.18%) webpack
10 2 (0.78%) JUnit
10 2 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 40 (15.69%) Social Skills
2 31 (12.16%) Marketing
3 19 (7.45%) Finance
4 14 (5.49%) Retail
5 13 (5.10%) Publishing
6 11 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.53%) Legal
8 8 (3.14%) German Language
8 8 (3.14%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.35%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.96%) Banking
10 5 (1.96%) French Language
10 5 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.39%) Advertising
13 1 (0.39%) Automotive
13 1 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.39%) Local Government
13 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 112 (43.92%) Developer
2 46 (18.04%) Architect
3 26 (10.20%) ServiceNow Developer
4 24 (9.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 17 (6.67%) Analyst
6 16 (6.27%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.10%) React Developer
8 13 (5.10%) Technical Architect
9 12 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (4.31%) CMS Developer
10 11 (4.31%) Designer
11 10 (3.92%) Python Developer
12 9 (3.53%) Consultant
12 9 (3.53%) Java Developer
13 8 (3.14%) Technical Leader
14 7 (2.75%) Content Designer
14 7 (2.75%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.75%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (32.16%) HTML
2 78 (30.59%) CSS
3 47 (18.43%) AngularJS
4 38 (14.90%) Ajax
5 31 (12.16%) React
6 30 (11.76%) XML
7 29 (11.37%) Web Services
8 27 (10.59%) Node.js
9 26 (10.20%) REST
10 17 (6.67%) GraphQL
11 16 (6.27%) JSON
12 13 (5.10%) .NET
12 13 (5.10%) RESTful
13 12 (4.71%) HTML5
14 11 (4.31%) jQuery
14 11 (4.31%) Vue.js
15 10 (3.92%) GatsbyJS
16 9 (3.53%) CSS3
16 9 (3.53%) OAuth
17 8 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.73%) User Experience
2 9 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.75%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.96%) CMDB
4 5 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.57%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.57%) NHS
5 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.18%) MPEG
6 3 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.18%) PKI
6 3 (1.18%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.18%) Social Media
6 3 (1.18%) STB
7 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.78%) Photography
7 2 (0.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.63%) Linux
2 14 (5.49%) Unix
3 7 (2.75%) Windows
4 1 (0.39%) Android
4 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (22.75%) Content Management
3 41 (16.08%) E-Commerce
4 36 (14.12%) Migration
5 29 (11.37%) Service Management
6 26 (10.20%) ITSM
7 25 (9.80%) Analytics
7 25 (9.80%) Front End Development
8 24 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.06%) Project Management
10 17 (6.67%) DevOps
11 16 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.49%) Computer Science
12 14 (5.49%) Microservices
13 13 (5.10%) CRM
13 13 (5.10%) Scrum
13 13 (5.10%) Web Development
14 12 (4.71%) Open Source
15 11 (4.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 34 (13.33%) Java
3 23 (9.02%) Python
4 18 (7.06%) TypeScript
5 14 (5.49%) C#
6 12 (4.71%) PHP
7 11 (4.31%) SQL
8 10 (3.92%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.14%) Ruby
10 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.78%) Perl
12 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.39%) Go
12 1 (0.39%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.39%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (5.88%) Degree
2 13 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.18%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.39%) CSPO
6 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) PMO
2 3 (1.18%) WCAG
3 2 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) GRC
4 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (5.49%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) Terraform
2 7 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.57%) Ansible
4 3 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.18%) Marathon
4 3 (1.18%) Mesos
4 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.78%) Puppet
5 2 (0.78%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.39%) Grafana
6 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.39%) Kibana
6 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 30 (11.76%) ServiceNow
2 28 (10.98%) Adobe
3 20 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.67%) Sitecore
5 16 (6.27%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (5.88%) Oracle
7 10 (3.92%) hybris
7 10 (3.92%) SAP
8 8 (3.14%) Google
9 4 (1.57%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.18%) HP
10 3 (1.18%) McAfee
11 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.78%) Becrypt
11 2 (0.78%) BMC
11 2 (0.78%) Cadence
11 2 (0.78%) Citrix
11 2 (0.78%) Demandware
11 2 (0.78%) FatWire
11 2 (0.78%) Ivanti