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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
England / South East
Rank 109 146 90
Rank change year-on-year +37 -56  
Contract jobs citing CMS 147 127 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 1.39% 2.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.57% 7.77% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 74 115
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £529 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £72.89 £13.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +460.69% -40.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +178.84% -31.57%  

CMS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1270 1634 1659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.51% 17.92% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 1058 925
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.87 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £54.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing CMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -7 30 £450 +12.50% 9
Surrey +24 23 £350 +15.70% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 22 £400 +25.00% 5
Hampshire +19 21 £375 +7.14% 11
Oxfordshire +15 21 £475 +91.91% 6
West Sussex +15 19 £395 -21.00% 3
Middlesex +6 7 £340 +13.33%
East Sussex +4 3 £313 +4.16% 2
Kent +9 1 £345 +72.50% 5
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CMS.

1 120 (52.17%) HTML
2 114 (49.57%) CSS
3 108 (46.96%) JavaScript
4 88 (38.26%) Content Management
5 73 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (30.43%) HTML5
7 69 (30.00%) jQuery
7 69 (30.00%) C#
8 68 (29.57%) .NET
9 64 (27.83%) CSS3
10 49 (21.30%) EPiServer
11 45 (19.57%) ASP.NET
11 45 (19.57%) XML
12 43 (18.70%) MVC
13 40 (17.39%) Web Development
14 38 (16.52%) Ajax
14 38 (16.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 38 (16.52%) Sitecore
14 38 (16.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (15.22%) Project Management
15 35 (15.22%) SQL Server
16 34 (14.78%) SQL
17 33 (14.35%) AngularJS
18 32 (13.91%) User Experience
19 30 (13.04%) Front End Development
19 30 (13.04%) Marketing
20 28 (12.17%) JSON
20 28 (12.17%) Scrum
20 28 (12.17%) REST
21 27 (11.74%) OO

CMS
Top Related 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 49 (21.30%) EPiServer
2 38 (16.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 20 (8.70%) WordPress
4 18 (7.83%) Umbraco
5 17 (7.39%) Drupal
6 9 (3.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (2.61%) Joomla!
8 4 (1.74%) IIS
9 3 (1.30%) DNN
10 2 (0.87%) Apache
10 2 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.87%) Kentico
10 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.43%) CMS400.NET
11 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.43%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.43%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.43%) phpBB
11 1 (0.43%) Railo
11 1 (0.43%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.43%) StreamServe
1 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.48%) SaaS
3 4 (1.74%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.39%) HTTP
2 8 (3.48%) Internet
2 8 (3.48%) Intranet
3 2 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.91%) MySQL
2 9 (3.91%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.91%) Redis
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.30%) GIS
4 3 (1.30%) Spatial Data
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (7.83%) Selenium
2 17 (7.39%) Ant
2 17 (7.39%) Apache Ivy
2 17 (7.39%) Bitbucket
2 17 (7.39%) Gradle
2 17 (7.39%) JMeter
2 17 (7.39%) Maven
2 17 (7.39%) WebDriver
3 16 (6.96%) eggPlant
4 13 (5.65%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.04%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.61%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.17%) Gatling
8 5 (2.17%) NeoLoad
9 4 (1.74%) Subversion
10 3 (1.30%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 30 (13.04%) Marketing
2 22 (9.57%) Finance
2 22 (9.57%) Publishing
3 13 (5.65%) Retail
4 10 (4.35%) Back Office
5 8 (3.48%) Legal
6 4 (1.74%) Automotive
6 4 (1.74%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.30%) Electronics
7 3 (1.30%) German Language
7 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.87%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (57.39%) Developer
2 39 (16.96%) .NET Developer
3 32 (13.91%) EPiServer Developer
4 31 (13.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 26 (11.30%) C# Developer
5 26 (11.30%) JavaScript Developer
5 26 (11.30%) Web Developer
6 22 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 20 (8.70%) HTML Developer
7 20 (8.70%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.96%) HTML CSS Developer
9 15 (6.52%) Analyst
9 15 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (5.65%) CMS Developer
11 11 (4.78%) Architect
11 11 (4.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (4.78%) Developer in Test
11 11 (4.78%) Web Manager
12 10 (4.35%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (52.17%) HTML
2 114 (49.57%) CSS
3 70 (30.43%) HTML5
4 69 (30.00%) jQuery
5 68 (29.57%) .NET
6 64 (27.83%) CSS3
7 45 (19.57%) ASP.NET
7 45 (19.57%) XML
8 38 (16.52%) Ajax
8 38 (16.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 33 (14.35%) AngularJS
10 28 (12.17%) JSON
10 28 (12.17%) REST
11 26 (11.30%) Web Services
12 24 (10.43%) XHTML
13 22 (9.57%) .NET Framework
14 20 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (7.39%) Sass
16 11 (4.78%) SOAP
17 8 (3.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.91%) User Experience
2 23 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.04%) CMDB
5 5 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.74%) BBC
6 4 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.74%) New Media
6 4 (1.74%) Social Media
7 3 (1.30%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.30%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.87%) iPad
8 2 (0.87%) iPhone
8 2 (0.87%) IPTV
8 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.87%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.87%) W3C
9 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.43%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.09%) Windows
2 9 (3.91%) Linux
3 7 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.26%) Content Management
2 73 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (18.70%) MVC
4 40 (17.39%) Web Development
5 35 (15.22%) Project Management
6 30 (13.04%) Front End Development
7 28 (12.17%) Scrum
8 27 (11.74%) OO
9 22 (9.57%) TDD
10 21 (9.13%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (7.83%) OOP
12 17 (7.39%) BDD
13 16 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (6.96%) SEO
14 15 (6.52%) E-Commerce
15 14 (6.09%) DevOps
15 14 (6.09%) Visualisation
16 13 (5.65%) Analytics
16 13 (5.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 13 (5.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 108 (46.96%) JavaScript
2 69 (30.00%) C#
3 34 (14.78%) SQL
4 25 (10.87%) Python
5 20 (8.70%) Java
6 17 (7.39%) Groovy
6 17 (7.39%) Ruby
7 12 (5.22%) C++
8 8 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.61%) PHP
10 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) ABAP
11 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (6.09%) Degree
2 3 (1.30%) GISP
2 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) APMP
4 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.83%) QA
2 7 (3.04%) SLA
3 5 (2.17%) PMO
4 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) SDET
5 1 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.35%) Ansible
1 10 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (4.35%) Puppet
2 8 (3.48%) TeamSite
3 5 (2.17%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.43%) Piwik
4 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (16.52%) Sitecore
2 16 (6.96%) Splunk
3 15 (6.52%) Google
4 13 (5.65%) Adobe
5 12 (5.22%) ServiceNow
6 8 (3.48%) HP
7 7 (3.04%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.61%) Rackspace
9 5 (2.17%) SAP
9 5 (2.17%) Twitter
10 3 (1.30%) Avaya
10 3 (1.30%) BMC
10 3 (1.30%) CA
10 3 (1.30%) ESRI
10 3 (1.30%) Reuters
11 2 (0.87%) FatWire
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle
11 2 (0.87%) Telerik
12 1 (0.43%) Alterian
12 1 (0.43%) OpenText
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