Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 114 109
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 +27
Contract jobs citing CMS 60 74 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 1.56% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.80% 9.54% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 41
Scotland median daily rate £250 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +23.08% +10.64%
10th Percentile £120 £158 £183
90th Percentile £438 £516 £444
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% -34.54%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.75 £12.23
90th Percentile £16.50 £14.25 £12.68
UK median hourly rate £29.94 £29.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +3.22% +49.22% -15.50%

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 682 776 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.37% 16.31% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 464 420
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £207
90th Percentile £575 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +15.94% -31.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.03 £13.38
90th Percentile £25.25 £26.88 £39.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year - +2.91% -7.45%

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

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 January 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 17 January 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 -11 30 £206 -48.44% 3
Glasgow -10 28 £275 -23.08% 5
West Dunbartonshire +4 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £225 - 2
CMS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 (53.33%) Content Management
2 28 (46.67%) HTML
3 22 (36.67%) CSS
4 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (33.33%) User Experience
5 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (23.33%) Analytics
7 13 (21.67%) SEO
8 10 (16.67%) Marketing
8 10 (16.67%) Web Development
9 9 (15.00%) Google Analytics
9 9 (15.00%) Google
9 9 (15.00%) Project Management
9 9 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (13.33%) FatWire
10 8 (13.33%) Drupal
10 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (11.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (11.67%) Sitecore
11 7 (11.67%) PHP
11 7 (11.67%) Sass
11 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
12 6 (10.00%) gulp
12 6 (10.00%) CSS3
12 6 (10.00%) Finance
12 6 (10.00%) HTML5
13 5 (8.33%) Umbraco
13 5 (8.33%) jQuery
13 5 (8.33%) ITIL
13 5 (8.33%) Photoshop

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 8 (13.33%) Drupal
2 7 (11.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (8.33%) Umbraco
4 4 (6.67%) Confluence
4 4 (6.67%) WordPress
5 3 (5.00%) MODX
6 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.67%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.67%) EPiServer
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) assyst
2 1 (1.67%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) AdWords
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) DNS
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
1 2 (3.33%) SMS
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) gulp
3 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (5.00%) Grunt
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
5 2 (3.33%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.67%) Hudson
6 1 (1.67%) Selenium
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (16.67%) Marketing
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Publishing
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Developer
2 8 (13.33%) Designer
2 8 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (11.67%) Content Designer
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Content Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Junior
6 3 (5.00%) Junior Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) Content Editor
7 2 (3.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Xamarin Developer
7 2 (3.33%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) HTML
2 22 (36.67%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) Sass
4 6 (10.00%) CSS3
4 6 (10.00%) HTML5
5 5 (8.33%) jQuery
5 5 (8.33%) Node.js
6 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.00%) React Native
8 2 (3.33%) D3.js
8 2 (3.33%) Highcharts JS
8 2 (3.33%) LDAP
8 2 (3.33%) Nightwatchjs
8 2 (3.33%) React
8 2 (3.33%) REST
8 2 (3.33%) Semantic HTML
8 2 (3.33%) Spring
8 2 (3.33%) Spring Boot
9 1 (1.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) User Experience
2 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.00%) Social Media
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Android
2 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Content Management
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Analytics
4 13 (21.67%) SEO
5 10 (16.67%) Web Development
6 9 (15.00%) Project Management
6 9 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
8 5 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) Wireframes
9 4 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (6.67%) Open Source
9 4 (6.67%) Prototyping
9 4 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
9 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.67%) Time Management
10 3 (5.00%) Migration
10 3 (5.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (11.67%) PHP
3 4 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.67%) APMP
3 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Google
2 8 (13.33%) FatWire
3 7 (11.67%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.67%) Adobe
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.00%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Omniture
6 2 (3.33%) OutSystems
6 2 (3.33%) Splunk
6 2 (3.33%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.67%) OpenText
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle