Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 245 259 218
Rank change year-on-year +14 -41 -27
Contract jobs citing CMS 331 137 511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 0.87% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.95% 5.76% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 92 356
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £411 £325 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -2.17%
75th Percentile £591 £540 £538
90th Percentile £658 £586 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
10th Percentile £12.35 £23.00 £17.39
25th Percentile £14.00 £25.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £29.03 £36.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.48% -20.48% +14.06%
75th Percentile £23.75 £30.05 £47.83
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £19.56 £30.05 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.91% +0.17% +25.00%

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 4,161 2,380 6,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.74% 15.05% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,911 1,641 4,459
10th Percentile £335 £318 £306
25th Percentile £430 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 45
10th Percentile £16.28 £15.00 £12.84
25th Percentile £21.13 £23.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £32.00 £34.90 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -8.30% +67.52% +1.61%
75th Percentile £57.50 £51.75 £34.60
90th Percentile £69.54 £60.00 £49.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.65
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.77% -1.74%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -18 34 £475 +40.74% 44
West London +4 15 £600 +11.11% 21
South London +20 4 £365 -2.67% 5
North London - 1 £350 - 5
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 127 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.79%) HTML
3 91 (27.49%) JavaScript
3 91 (27.49%) Content Management
4 87 (26.28%) CSS
5 69 (20.85%) Social Skills
6 61 (18.43%) React
7 58 (17.52%) Marketing
8 56 (16.92%) Analytics
8 56 (16.92%) Adobe
9 54 (16.31%) Java
10 51 (15.41%) Azure
11 48 (14.50%) AngularJS
12 47 (14.20%) E-Commerce
13 44 (13.29%) Web Services
14 42 (12.69%) User Experience
15 41 (12.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 40 (12.08%) REST
16 40 (12.08%) Front End Development
17 37 (11.18%) Headless CMS
17 37 (11.18%) JIRA
18 36 (10.88%) Git (software)
19 35 (10.57%) Project Management
20 34 (10.27%) AWS
20 34 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (10.27%) Node.js
21 33 (9.97%) Linux
21 33 (9.97%) Migration
22 32 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 32 (9.67%) Scrum

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 41 (12.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 37 (11.18%) Headless CMS
3 26 (7.85%) Drupal
4 25 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 24 (7.25%) Sitecore CMS
6 22 (6.65%) Confluence
7 13 (3.93%) WordPress
8 11 (3.32%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.81%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.51%) Apache
10 5 (1.51%) Kentico
11 2 (0.60%) Moodle
11 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.60%) Totara
12 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.30%) Jadu
12 1 (0.30%) Magnolia
12 1 (0.30%) Mule
12 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.32%) Chatbot
3 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.21%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.91%) Sketch
6 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.60%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.60%) Figma
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.30%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Shopify
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Magento
3 2 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.41%) Azure
2 34 (10.27%) AWS
3 20 (6.04%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (4.53%) SaaS
5 14 (4.23%) Power Platform
6 13 (3.93%) npm
6 13 (3.93%) PowerApps
7 12 (3.63%) GCP
8 8 (2.42%) Google Analytics
9 7 (2.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (2.11%) GitHub
10 6 (1.81%) IaaS
10 6 (1.81%) Serverless
11 5 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.21%) PaaS
13 3 (0.91%) Route 53
13 3 (0.91%) Yarn
14 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 2 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.93%) HTTP
2 8 (2.42%) Internet
3 5 (1.51%) Firewall
4 4 (1.21%) Broadband
5 3 (0.91%) Intranet
5 3 (0.91%) LAN
5 3 (0.91%) VoIP
6 2 (0.60%) DNS
6 2 (0.60%) H.323
6 2 (0.60%) ISDN
6 2 (0.60%) MGCP
6 2 (0.60%) QSIG
6 2 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.60%) SCCP
6 2 (0.60%) SSL
6 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.60%) WebEx
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.83%) MySQL
2 13 (3.93%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.72%) Power BI
4 7 (2.11%) Metadata
5 5 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.51%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.51%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.21%) Big Data
6 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.91%) MS Access
8 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.30%) GIS
9 1 (0.30%) Redis
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (11.18%) JIRA
2 36 (10.88%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.06%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.32%) Cypress.io
4 11 (3.32%) Maven
4 11 (3.32%) Storybook
5 8 (2.42%) Jasmine
5 8 (2.42%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.81%) JUnit
6 6 (1.81%) Mockito
6 6 (1.81%) webpack
7 5 (1.51%) Babel
7 5 (1.51%) Gradle
8 4 (1.21%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.21%) PostCSS
8 4 (1.21%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.91%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.91%) ESLint
10 2 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
General
1 69 (20.85%) Social Skills
2 58 (17.52%) Marketing
3 30 (9.06%) Finance
4 21 (6.34%) Publishing
5 18 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.14%) German Language
6 17 (5.14%) Retail
7 15 (4.53%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (4.23%) French Language
9 12 (3.63%) Legal
9 12 (3.63%) Public Sector
10 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
11 8 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
13 4 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.91%) Electronics
14 3 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.60%) Advertising
15 2 (0.60%) Banking
15 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 130 (39.27%) Developer
2 46 (13.90%) Architect
3 25 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 22 (6.65%) Analyst
5 21 (6.34%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.74%) ServiceNow Developer
7 17 (5.14%) Project Manager
7 17 (5.14%) Technical Architect
8 16 (4.83%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.53%) Python Developer
10 14 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (4.23%) React Developer
10 14 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.93%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.63%) Consultant
12 12 (3.63%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.32%) Designer
14 10 (3.02%) Development Manager
15 9 (2.72%) Lead Developer
15 9 (2.72%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (27.79%) HTML
2 87 (26.28%) CSS
3 61 (18.43%) React
4 48 (14.50%) AngularJS
5 44 (13.29%) Web Services
6 40 (12.08%) REST
7 34 (10.27%) Node.js
8 32 (9.67%) Ajax
9 28 (8.46%) .NET
10 25 (7.55%) XML
11 18 (5.44%) HTML5
12 17 (5.14%) RESTful
13 16 (4.83%) GraphQL
14 15 (4.53%) CSS3
14 15 (4.53%) JSON
15 14 (4.23%) Vue.js
16 13 (3.93%) Spring
17 12 (3.63%) OAuth
17 12 (3.63%) SOAP
18 11 (3.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.69%) User Experience
2 13 (3.93%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.93%) Social Media
3 9 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.42%) CMDB
5 7 (2.11%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.91%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.91%) W3C
9 3 (0.91%) Wiki
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) RIA
10 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.97%) Linux
2 20 (6.04%) Unix
3 5 (1.51%) Windows
4 2 (0.60%) Android
4 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (27.49%) Content Management
3 56 (16.92%) Analytics
4 47 (14.20%) E-Commerce
5 40 (12.08%) Front End Development
6 35 (10.57%) Project Management
7 34 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (9.97%) Migration
9 32 (9.67%) Scrum
9 32 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (7.55%) DevOps
11 25 (7.55%) SEO
11 25 (7.55%) Test Automation
11 25 (7.55%) Web Development
12 24 (7.25%) CRM
13 20 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (6.04%) SDLC
14 19 (5.74%) Change Management
14 19 (5.74%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 91 (27.49%) JavaScript
2 54 (16.31%) Java
3 25 (7.55%) Python
3 25 (7.55%) TypeScript
4 21 (6.34%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.04%) C#
6 19 (5.74%) SQL
7 14 (4.23%) PHP
8 9 (2.72%) Java 8
9 8 (2.42%) Ruby
10 6 (1.81%) Java 11
11 4 (1.21%) C
11 4 (1.21%) ES6
12 2 (0.60%) Groovy
12 2 (0.60%) Perl
12 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.30%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.30%) Scala
13 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.44%) Degree
2 10 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) PMP
5 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) CCNP
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.30%) CSPO
7 1 (0.30%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.95%) Accessibility
2 17 (5.14%) QA
3 5 (1.51%) GDPR
4 4 (1.21%) PMO
4 4 (1.21%) WCAG
5 3 (0.91%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) GRC
7 1 (0.30%) Section 508
7 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (5.44%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
1 8 (2.42%) Terraform
2 4 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.60%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 56 (16.92%) Adobe
2 31 (9.37%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.25%) Sitecore
4 23 (6.95%) ServiceNow
5 19 (5.74%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (5.14%) Google
7 13 (3.93%) Oracle
8 6 (1.81%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.81%) Marketo
9 5 (1.51%) hybris
9 5 (1.51%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.21%) Cisco
10 4 (1.21%) SAP
11 3 (0.91%) Cadence
11 3 (0.91%) HubSpot
11 3 (0.91%) IBM
12 2 (0.60%) Facebook
12 2 (0.60%) FatWire
12 2 (0.60%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.60%) Pega