Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 August 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)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 149 153
Rank change year-on-year -47 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing CMS 178 280 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.67% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.71% 9.98% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 186 151
South East median daily rate £425 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +19.64% -6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £300 £272
90th Percentile £556 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
South East median hourly rate £22.58 £34.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.55% +18.97% +49.22%
10th Percentile £20.92 £30.25 £20.75
90th Percentile £24.66 £45.38 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.69% +67.22%

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,310 2,805 2,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.65% 16.68% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,704 1,591
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 93
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £22.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.90% +26.83% -9.96%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -2.38% +1.20% +3.75%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in the South East

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in the South East

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the South East

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in the South East

CMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Thames Valley -22 82 £419 +7.37% 35
Berkshire -39 52 £425 +6.25% 17
Surrey +26 29 £500 - 15
East Sussex +10 26 £425 -10.53% 4
Hampshire -2 24 £388 -13.89% 17
Buckinghamshire +15 22 £419 +8.06% 4
West Sussex -17 10 £275 -24.14%
Oxfordshire +21 8 £278 -11.20% 14
Kent -23 4 £625 +49.70% 9
Middlesex +11 2 £520 -
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 South East region with a requirement for CMS.

1 71 (39.89%) HTML
2 66 (37.08%) CSS
3 60 (33.71%) JavaScript
4 57 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (25.28%) Content Management
6 41 (23.03%) .NET
7 40 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 37 (20.79%) HTML5
8 37 (20.79%) Analytics
9 36 (20.22%) Microsoft
10 35 (19.66%) Google
11 32 (17.98%) Google Analytics
12 31 (17.42%) XML
13 30 (16.85%) CSS3
14 29 (16.29%) User Experience
14 29 (16.29%) jQuery
15 28 (15.73%) SQL
16 27 (15.17%) Web Development
17 26 (14.61%) TDD
17 26 (14.61%) C
18 24 (13.48%) Oracle
18 24 (13.48%) PVCS
18 24 (13.48%) OpenVMS
19 23 (12.92%) Greenfield Project
20 22 (12.36%) Active Directory
21 20 (11.24%) C#
21 20 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
22 19 (10.67%) DevOps
22 19 (10.67%) MVC
23 18 (10.11%) Adobe

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (8.99%) Drupal
1 16 (8.99%) EPiServer
2 14 (7.87%) WordPress
3 11 (6.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (5.06%) Umbraco
5 7 (3.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (2.81%) Apache
6 5 (2.81%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.69%) Kentico
8 2 (1.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.56%) DNN
9 1 (0.56%) Immediacy CMS
9 1 (0.56%) Jadu
9 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.56%) SAS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.56%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.12%) Sketch
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) InDesign
5 1 (0.56%) InVision
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.56%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (17.98%) Google Analytics
3 20 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.37%) G Suite
6 5 (2.81%) IaaS
6 5 (2.81%) PaaS
7 4 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.25%) Route 53
8 3 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.56%) GitHub
9 1 (0.56%) Heroku
9 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.06%) MySQL
3 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.37%) Redis
5 4 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) Power BI
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (13.48%) PVCS
2 16 (8.99%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.06%) ProC
5 6 (3.37%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.81%) JIRA
6 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.25%) Bower
7 4 (2.25%) Grunt
8 3 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.12%) Selenium
9 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.56%) gulp
10 1 (0.56%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.56%) Subversion
10 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 14 (7.87%) Finance
2 12 (6.74%) Marketing
3 6 (3.37%) Retail
4 5 (2.81%) Publishing
4 5 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.25%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (55.06%) Developer
2 30 (16.85%) Analyst
3 15 (8.43%) Business Analyst
3 15 (8.43%) Full Stack Developer
3 15 (8.43%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (7.30%) Fortran Developer
5 12 (6.74%) EPiServer Developer
5 12 (6.74%) Integration Analyst
6 11 (6.18%) Business Integration Analyst
6 11 (6.18%) Technical Business Analyst
7 10 (5.62%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Designer
9 8 (4.49%) C Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) C/C++ Developer
10 7 (3.93%) C++ Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Digital Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.93%) Web Specialist
11 6 (3.37%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (39.89%) HTML
2 66 (37.08%) CSS
3 41 (23.03%) .NET
4 37 (20.79%) HTML5
5 31 (17.42%) XML
6 30 (16.85%) CSS3
7 29 (16.29%) jQuery
8 18 (10.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (9.55%) ASP.NET
9 17 (9.55%) Node.js
9 17 (9.55%) STL
10 13 (7.30%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.18%) .NET Framework
11 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (6.18%) React
12 9 (5.06%) .NET Core
12 9 (5.06%) Ajax
12 9 (5.06%) REST
12 9 (5.06%) RESTful
13 8 (4.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.29%) User Experience
2 23 (12.92%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.37%) Social Media
5 5 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.69%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Tandem
8 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.48%) OpenVMS
2 3 (1.69%) VMS
2 3 (1.69%) Windows
2 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.28%) Content Management
3 37 (20.79%) Analytics
4 27 (15.17%) Web Development
5 26 (14.61%) TDD
6 19 (10.67%) DevOps
6 19 (10.67%) MVC
7 18 (10.11%) Front End Development
8 15 (8.43%) BDD
8 15 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (7.87%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.30%) Scrum
11 12 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.62%) Microservices
12 10 (5.62%) SEO
13 9 (5.06%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.06%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.06%) Open Source
13 9 (5.06%) Project Management
14 8 (4.49%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.71%) JavaScript
2 28 (15.73%) SQL
3 26 (14.61%) C
4 20 (11.24%) C#
5 17 (9.55%) C++
5 17 (9.55%) Fortran
6 15 (8.43%) Java
7 10 (5.62%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.06%) PHP
9 8 (4.49%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.69%) DCL
11 2 (1.12%) ES6
11 2 (1.12%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.69%) DBS Check
3 3 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) Terraform
2 3 (1.69%) Ansible
2 3 (1.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 36 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.66%) Google
3 24 (13.48%) Oracle
4 18 (10.11%) Adobe
5 11 (6.18%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.93%) Apple
6 7 (3.93%) Yahoo!
7 5 (2.81%) Hotjar
8 2 (1.12%) BMC
8 2 (1.12%) FatWire
8 2 (1.12%) Remedy
8 2 (1.12%) SAP
8 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.12%) Vignette
9 1 (0.56%) Alterian
9 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.56%) Zend