Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 210 189
Rank change year-on-year -19 -21 -18
Contract jobs citing CMS 232 343 629
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.23% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.90% 8.23% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 262 481
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £253 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.68 £33.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.38% -24.33% +25.69%
10th Percentile £21.25 £25.68 £24.11
90th Percentile £23.75 £30.05 £47.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -38.46% -4.41% +25.93%

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 2,937 4,168 7,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.65% 14.92% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,075 2,947 5,154
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 48
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £23.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% +4.35% +22.86%
10th Percentile £19.80 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £70.21 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.05 £19.09 £18.75
% change year-on-year +31.19% +1.81% +0.67%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +17 19 £338 -26.03% 26
West London +26 5 £375 -6.25% 8
North London - 4 £334 - 4
East London +28 3 £225 -30.23% 7
South London +46 2 £325 -13.33% 1
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 74 (31.90%) HTML
2 69 (29.74%) CSS
3 65 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (26.72%) JavaScript
5 60 (25.86%) Content Management
6 40 (17.24%) AngularJS
7 36 (15.52%) User Experience
7 36 (15.52%) Migration
8 34 (14.66%) E-Commerce
9 33 (14.22%) XML
10 32 (13.79%) AWS
11 31 (13.36%) Azure
12 30 (12.93%) Microsoft
13 29 (12.50%) Adobe
14 28 (12.07%) Marketing
14 28 (12.07%) ServiceNow
15 27 (11.64%) Analytics
15 27 (11.64%) Ajax
16 26 (11.21%) Scrum
16 26 (11.21%) Service Management
17 25 (10.78%) ITSM
18 24 (10.34%) Java
18 24 (10.34%) CRM
19 23 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (9.91%) WordPress
19 23 (9.91%) Sitecore CMS
19 23 (9.91%) Sitecore
20 21 (9.05%) JIRA
21 19 (8.19%) Finance
21 19 (8.19%) React

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 23 (9.91%) Sitecore CMS
1 23 (9.91%) WordPress
2 18 (7.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 18 (7.76%) Headless CMS
3 15 (6.47%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.60%) Drupal
5 11 (4.74%) Umbraco
6 9 (3.88%) Confluence
7 6 (2.59%) Alfresco
7 6 (2.59%) EPiServer
8 5 (2.16%) Magnolia
9 4 (1.72%) Documentum
10 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.86%) Moodle
11 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.43%) Jadu
11 1 (0.43%) Kentico
11 1 (0.43%) SAS
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.59%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.29%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.86%) Figma
5 2 (0.86%) Sketch
6 1 (0.43%) InDesign
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.31%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (2.16%) Magento
3 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.79%) AWS
2 31 (13.36%) Azure
3 14 (6.03%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.59%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (2.59%) PaaS
5 4 (1.72%) GCP
5 4 (1.72%) Google Docs
5 4 (1.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (1.72%) Smartsheet
6 3 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.29%) GitHub
6 3 (1.29%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.86%) Logic Apps
7 2 (0.86%) npm
7 2 (0.86%) SaaS
7 2 (0.86%) Serverless
7 2 (0.86%) Slack
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.43%) Bitrise
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.45%) Firewall
1 8 (3.45%) Intranet
2 7 (3.02%) DNS
3 4 (1.72%) Broadband
3 4 (1.72%) DVB
3 4 (1.72%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.72%) H.323
3 4 (1.72%) HTTP
3 4 (1.72%) LAN
3 4 (1.72%) Skype
3 4 (1.72%) Telepresence
3 4 (1.72%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.72%) WAN
4 3 (1.29%) Internet
4 3 (1.29%) IPv4
4 3 (1.29%) IPv6
4 3 (1.29%) VLAN
5 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.43%) DLNA
6 1 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.59%) MySQL
1 6 (2.59%) NoSQL
1 6 (2.59%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.86%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) MS Access
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.43%) Redis
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (9.05%) JIRA
2 18 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.88%) gulp
5 4 (1.72%) Selenium
6 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.29%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.29%) Grunt
6 3 (1.29%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.29%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.29%) WebStorm
7 2 (0.86%) Bower
7 2 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.86%) JUnit
7 2 (0.86%) Mocha
7 2 (0.86%) QUnit
7 2 (0.86%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (12.07%) Marketing
2 19 (8.19%) Finance
3 14 (6.03%) Retail
4 10 (4.31%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.45%) Banking
6 7 (3.02%) Publishing
7 5 (2.16%) Legal
8 4 (1.72%) Local Government
8 4 (1.72%) Polish Language
8 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.86%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.86%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Humanities
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (38.36%) Developer
2 41 (17.67%) Architect
3 25 (10.78%) ServiceNow Developer
4 17 (7.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (6.03%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (5.60%) Designer
7 10 (4.31%) Analyst
8 9 (3.88%) CMS Developer
8 9 (3.88%) Content Editor
8 9 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (3.88%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.45%) Content Designer
9 8 (3.45%) React Developer
10 6 (2.59%) Digital Editor
10 6 (2.59%) Web Architect
11 5 (2.16%) Digital Content Editor
11 5 (2.16%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (31.90%) HTML
2 69 (29.74%) CSS
3 40 (17.24%) AngularJS
4 33 (14.22%) XML
5 27 (11.64%) Ajax
6 19 (8.19%) React
7 17 (7.33%) Web Services
8 15 (6.47%) REST
9 12 (5.17%) HTML5
9 12 (5.17%) jQuery
9 12 (5.17%) JSON
9 12 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (4.74%) .NET
10 11 (4.74%) Node.js
11 10 (4.31%) CSS3
11 10 (4.31%) Sass
12 8 (3.45%) Vue.js
13 7 (3.02%) GatsbyJS
13 7 (3.02%) GraphQL
13 7 (3.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.52%) User Experience
2 9 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.02%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.59%) PKI
4 6 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.59%) Smartcard
5 5 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.16%) Social Media
6 4 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.72%) CMDB
6 4 (1.72%) Marketing Technology
6 4 (1.72%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.72%) STB
6 4 (1.72%) Tandem
6 4 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.29%) MPEG
7 3 (1.29%) NHS
7 3 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.74%) Linux
1 11 (4.74%) Windows
2 6 (2.59%) Unix
3 3 (1.29%) Android
4 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Android TV
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Tizen
5 1 (0.43%) webOS
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (25.86%) Content Management
3 36 (15.52%) Migration
4 34 (14.66%) E-Commerce
5 27 (11.64%) Analytics
6 26 (11.21%) Scrum
6 26 (11.21%) Service Management
7 25 (10.78%) ITSM
8 24 (10.34%) CRM
9 23 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (8.19%) Front End Development
11 16 (6.90%) DevOps
12 15 (6.47%) Data Modelling
12 15 (6.47%) Project Management
13 14 (6.03%) Microservices
14 13 (5.60%) SEO
15 12 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (4.74%) Configuration Management
16 11 (4.74%) Requirements Gathering
16 11 (4.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.72%) JavaScript
2 24 (10.34%) Java
3 13 (5.60%) C#
3 13 (5.60%) SQL
4 12 (5.17%) Python
5 11 (4.74%) PHP
5 11 (4.74%) TypeScript
6 8 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.59%) C
8 5 (2.16%) ES6
9 4 (1.72%) Ruby
10 3 (1.29%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.29%) C++
11 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.86%) ES7
11 2 (0.86%) Perl
11 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.31%) Degree
3 9 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.72%) CCIE
7 3 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.86%) MCP
8 2 (0.86%) MCSE
8 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) CCNA
9 1 (0.43%) CISM
9 1 (0.43%) CISSP
9 1 (0.43%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) WCAG
3 4 (1.72%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) NCSC
4 1 (0.43%) NIST
4 1 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (3.02%) Docker
2 6 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) Terraform
2 4 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.29%) Ansible
3 3 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (1.29%) Marathon
3 3 (1.29%) Mesos
4 2 (0.86%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.86%) Puppet
4 2 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.43%) Grafana
5 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 30 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.50%) Adobe
3 28 (12.07%) ServiceNow
4 23 (9.91%) Sitecore
5 18 (7.76%) Google
6 15 (6.47%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (4.31%) hybris
7 10 (4.31%) SAP
8 9 (3.88%) Oracle
9 4 (1.72%) Cisco
9 4 (1.72%) Pardot
9 4 (1.72%) Polycom
9 4 (1.72%) Splunk
9 4 (1.72%) Tealium
10 3 (1.29%) HP
10 3 (1.29%) McAfee
10 3 (1.29%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.86%) Avaya
11 2 (0.86%) BMC
11 2 (0.86%) Lagan