Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 September 2019 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 144 104
Rank change year-on-year +34 -40 +46
Contract jobs citing CMS 62 60 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 1.11% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.58% 7.08% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 57
Scotland median daily rate £400 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -29.03% -
10th Percentile £168 £125 £208
90th Percentile £575 £425 £503
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £12.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.42% - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.35% -4.62% +51.16%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 647 847 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.48% 15.60% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 466 474
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £211 £203 £218
90th Percentile £561 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £456 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.34% +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 13
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.29% -2.78% -50.00%
10th Percentile £20.85 £12.17 £15.28
90th Percentile £45.85 £35.00 £26.50
UK median hourly rate £21.10 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.49% +5.00% -2.44%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in Scotland

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CMS in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in Scotland

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Edinburgh +29 31 £268 +30.49% 3
Glasgow +28 29 £425 +32.81% 5
Aberdeen - 2 £225 - 1
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CMS.

1 32 (51.61%) Content Management
2 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
4 22 (35.48%) HTML
5 19 (30.65%) CSS
5 19 (30.65%) Public Sector
6 15 (24.19%) User Experience
6 15 (24.19%) Web Development
7 14 (22.58%) Scrum
8 13 (20.97%) jQuery
8 13 (20.97%) WordPress
9 10 (16.13%) PHP
9 10 (16.13%) Prototyping
10 9 (14.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (14.52%) Sitecore
10 9 (14.52%) HTML5
10 9 (14.52%) Marketing
10 9 (14.52%) SEO
11 8 (12.90%) Finance
11 8 (12.90%) TDD
11 8 (12.90%) MySQL
11 8 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (12.90%) Kanban
11 8 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
11 8 (12.90%) Analytics
11 8 (12.90%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
12 7 (11.29%) Umbraco
12 7 (11.29%) Drupal

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 13 (20.97%) WordPress
2 9 (14.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (11.29%) Drupal
3 7 (11.29%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) MODX
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Figma
2 1 (1.61%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) AWS
1 4 (6.45%) npm
2 2 (3.23%) Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) Akamai
3 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) MySQL
2 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) gulp
2 4 (6.45%) webpack
3 2 (3.23%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.61%) Balsamiq
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Trac
4 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (30.65%) Public Sector
2 9 (14.52%) Marketing
3 8 (12.90%) Finance
4 5 (8.06%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.23%) Publishing
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) Web Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Content Designer
3 10 (16.13%) Designer
4 8 (12.90%) Technical Leader
5 6 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (9.68%) Technical Design Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Digital Content Designer
6 4 (6.45%) Digital Designer
7 3 (4.84%) Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Digital Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Writer
9 1 (1.61%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Digital Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Digital Editor
9 1 (1.61%) Senior Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Web Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) HTML
2 19 (30.65%) CSS
3 13 (20.97%) jQuery
4 9 (14.52%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) .NET
5 5 (8.06%) CSS3
5 5 (8.06%) Sass
5 5 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (6.45%) React
6 4 (6.45%) Redux
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.23%) JSON
7 2 (3.23%) LAMP
8 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.61%) Middleware
8 1 (1.61%) RESTful
8 1 (1.61%) SOAP
8 1 (1.61%) Web Services
8 1 (1.61%) XHTML
8 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) User Experience
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Social Media
4 3 (4.84%) e-Learning
4 3 (4.84%) Podcast
5 2 (3.23%) Learning Management System
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Content Management
2 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.19%) Web Development
4 14 (22.58%) Scrum
5 10 (16.13%) Prototyping
6 9 (14.52%) SEO
7 8 (12.90%) Analytics
7 8 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (12.90%) Kanban
7 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.90%) TDD
7 8 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (12.90%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (9.68%) Front End Development
8 6 (9.68%) Project Management
9 5 (8.06%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (8.06%) Information Architecture
9 5 (8.06%) Web Analytics
10 4 (6.45%) API Development
10 4 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.13%) PHP
3 7 (11.29%) Java
4 4 (6.45%) Clojure
4 4 (6.45%) ES6
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) HNC
3 1 (1.61%) HND
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Sitecore
2 6 (9.68%) Adobe
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.61%) Aprimo
4 1 (1.61%) FatWire
4 1 (1.61%) Hotjar
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter