Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 171 182
Rank change year-on-year +34 +11 -48
Contract jobs citing CMS 96 211 217
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.38% 1.45% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.59% 8.85% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 144 164
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.95% +5.67%
10th Percentile £350 £263 £300
90th Percentile £618 £550 £529
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -20.26% +51.49%
10th Percentile £19.43 £19.61 £35.33
90th Percentile £60.50 £40.71 £43.78
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £17.32
% change year-on-year -2.10% +106.41% -41.29%

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 1,001 2,383 2,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.42% 16.33% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 1,410 1,641
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.75%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 92 75
Median hourly rate £18.84 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.69 £57.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +2.56%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for CMS in the South East

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMS in the South East over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CMS in the South East

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for CMS in the South East

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMS in the South East over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2 June 2020. 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 +13 35 £425 +6.25% 7
Hampshire +70 32 £475 +26.67% 5
Berkshire +25 26 £425 +6.25% 2
Surrey +36 16 £400 -16.23% 3
West Sussex +32 11 £425 +54.55%
Oxfordshire +33 5 - - 5
Buckinghamshire +8 4 - -
Kent +13 1 £450 +5.88% 1
East Sussex +4 1 £400 -5.88% 1
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 41 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.63%) HTML
3 34 (35.42%) JavaScript
4 28 (29.17%) Content Management
5 27 (28.13%) CSS
6 24 (25.00%) .NET
7 23 (23.96%) User Experience
8 22 (22.92%) CRM
9 20 (20.83%) Azure
10 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
10 19 (19.79%) C#
11 17 (17.71%) MVC
11 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
12 15 (15.63%) Google
12 15 (15.63%) Marketing
12 15 (15.63%) Scrum
13 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
14 13 (13.54%) Analytics
15 12 (12.50%) HTML5
15 12 (12.50%) jQuery
15 12 (12.50%) EPiServer
15 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
15 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (12.50%) SQL
15 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 12 (12.50%) Web Services
15 12 (12.50%) OOP
16 11 (11.46%) OO
16 11 (11.46%) PHP
16 11 (11.46%) SEO

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 12 (12.50%) EPiServer
2 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.42%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (9.38%) Umbraco
3 9 (9.38%) WordPress
4 6 (6.25%) Confluence
4 6 (6.25%) Drupal
5 5 (5.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Headless CMS
6 4 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.13%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.08%) IIS
8 2 (2.08%) Kentico
9 1 (1.04%) Documentum
9 1 (1.04%) MODX
9 1 (1.04%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Chatbot
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.13%) Sketch
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.04%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) SAP ERP
1 4 (4.17%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.08%) Magento
3 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.08%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.83%) Azure
2 11 (11.46%) AWS
3 10 (10.42%) Google Analytics
4 8 (8.33%) GCP
5 7 (7.29%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (7.29%) Serverless
6 6 (6.25%) IaaS
6 6 (6.25%) PaaS
7 5 (5.21%) Firebase
7 5 (5.21%) Google App Maker
8 4 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (4.17%) Amazon S3
8 4 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (4.17%) CloudFront
9 3 (3.13%) SaaS
10 1 (1.04%) Power Platform
10 1 (1.04%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Intranet
1 3 (3.13%) VoIP
2 2 (2.08%) WEP
3 1 (1.04%) 2G
3 1 (1.04%) 3G
3 1 (1.04%) 4G
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) SSL
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) BigQuery
3 4 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.13%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) MySQL
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.25%) JIRA
4 4 (4.17%) IntelliJ
4 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.17%) Maven
5 3 (3.13%) Mocha
6 2 (2.08%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.08%) Gradle
6 2 (2.08%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.04%) kappa
7 1 (1.04%) Postman
7 1 (1.04%) Selenium
7 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (15.63%) Marketing
2 7 (7.29%) Public Sector
2 7 (7.29%) Publishing
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Finance
5 2 (2.08%) Law
5 2 (2.08%) Local Government
5 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.04%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (38.54%) Developer
2 11 (11.46%) Software Developer
3 8 (8.33%) Architect
3 8 (8.33%) Designer
4 7 (7.29%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.21%) Content Designer
6 5 (5.21%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Junior
7 4 (4.17%) Product Owner
7 4 (4.17%) Scrum Master
7 4 (4.17%) Website Product Owner
8 3 (3.13%) Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.13%) CMS Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Content Editor
8 3 (3.13%) Web Content Editor
8 3 (3.13%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (40.63%) HTML
2 27 (28.13%) CSS
3 24 (25.00%) .NET
4 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
5 12 (12.50%) HTML5
5 12 (12.50%) jQuery
5 12 (12.50%) Web Services
6 10 (10.42%) Entity Framework
6 10 (10.42%) LINQ
7 8 (8.33%) React
8 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
8 7 (7.29%) LAMP
8 7 (7.29%) Node.js
9 6 (6.25%) CSS3
9 6 (6.25%) Jinja
9 6 (6.25%) REST
10 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (5.21%) Django
11 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.96%) User Experience
2 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.13%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.08%) CMDB
7 2 (2.08%) e-Learning
7 2 (2.08%) Life Science
8 1 (1.04%) Animation
8 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.04%) Robotics
8 1 (1.04%) Social Media
8 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.08%) Android
2 2 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.17%) Content Management
3 22 (22.92%) CRM
4 17 (17.71%) MVC
5 15 (15.63%) Scrum
6 13 (13.54%) Analytics
7 12 (12.50%) OOP
7 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.46%) OO
8 11 (11.46%) SEO
9 10 (10.42%) DevOps
9 10 (10.42%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (10.42%) Web Development
10 9 (9.38%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.33%) SOLID
11 8 (8.33%) TDD
11 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 7 (7.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 19 (19.79%) C#
3 12 (12.50%) SQL
4 11 (11.46%) PHP
5 7 (7.29%) Java
5 7 (7.29%) Python
6 5 (5.21%) Google Apps Script
6 5 (5.21%) Java 8
7 4 (4.17%) ABAP
8 3 (3.13%) ES6
9 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) DBS Check
1 2 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) ISEB
2 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.04%) MCP
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) GDPR
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.25%) Terraform
3 2 (2.08%) Ansible
3 2 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.04%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.63%) Google
3 10 (10.42%) Adobe
3 10 (10.42%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco
6 3 (3.13%) Huawei
6 3 (3.13%) hybris
7 2 (2.08%) Agnitio
7 2 (2.08%) Remedy
7 2 (2.08%) Snow
8 1 (1.04%) Databricks
8 1 (1.04%) OpenText