Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 226 141
Rank change year-on-year +109 -85 +29
Contract jobs citing CMS 45 130 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 0.94% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.24% 6.25% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 71 187
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +16.84%
10th Percentile £225 £236 £286
90th Percentile £641 £594 £525
England median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £16.45 £24.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.46% -31.43% -
England median hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +9.17% -11.76% -2.86%

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 546 2,079 2,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.02% 15.05% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 1,196 1,764
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £288 £245 £281
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £465 £463 £465
% change year-on-year +0.52% -0.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 64 86
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -18.00% +30.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.66 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.58 £53.75 £52.13
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.83 £21.50
% change year-on-year +51.22% -3.12% +7.50%

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 29 October 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
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 29 October 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 +73 30 £364 -9.06% 8
Berkshire +74 25 £350 -20.00% 2
Surrey +69 5 £250 -37.50% 7
Hampshire +63 5 £638 +54.55% 6
West Sussex +41 4 £325 -10.34% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 4 £555 +38.75% 3
Oxfordshire +43 1 £363 +29.46% 3
Kent +26 1 £450 +30.43%
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 14 (31.11%) OpenVMS
1 14 (31.11%) User Experience
2 10 (22.22%) XML
3 9 (20.00%) C
3 9 (20.00%) C++
3 9 (20.00%) HTML
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle
3 9 (20.00%) PVCS
3 9 (20.00%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) REST
3 9 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Content Management
4 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.78%) STL
4 8 (17.78%) Fortran
5 7 (15.56%) CSS3
5 7 (15.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (15.56%) HTML5
5 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (15.56%) Analytics
6 6 (13.33%) Front End Development
6 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.33%) C#
7 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.11%) .NET
7 5 (11.11%) 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 5 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (8.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (6.67%) Kentico
3 3 (6.67%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.44%) EPiServer
4 2 (4.44%) Headless CMS
5 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) SilverStripe
5 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Figma
2 3 (6.67%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Shopify
2 2 (4.44%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Azure
2 2 (4.44%) AWS
2 2 (4.44%) GCP
2 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
1 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) PVCS
2 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) Selenium
2 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.22%) Babel
3 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.22%) ESLint
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) ProC
General
1 5 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Automotive
2 1 (2.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (13.33%) OpenVMS Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Fortran Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Fortran Software Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.89%) React Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Digital Architect
6 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Web Architect
8 1 (2.22%) CMS Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Middleware Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) XML
2 9 (20.00%) CSS
2 9 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (20.00%) REST
3 8 (17.78%) STL
4 7 (15.56%) CSS3
4 7 (15.56%) HTML5
4 7 (15.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (11.11%) .NET
5 5 (11.11%) Ajax
5 5 (11.11%) Node.js
5 5 (11.11%) React
5 5 (11.11%) Sass
6 4 (8.89%) Ember.js
7 3 (6.67%) Middleware
7 3 (6.67%) SOAP
8 2 (4.44%) Web Services
9 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.22%) RESTful
9 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) User Experience
2 9 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (8.89%) Acoustics
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) OpenVMS
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Content Management
2 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
2 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
3 7 (15.56%) Analytics
3 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.89%) API Design
6 4 (8.89%) API Development
6 4 (8.89%) Customer Insight
6 4 (8.89%) Mobile First
6 4 (8.89%) OOP
6 4 (8.89%) Presales
6 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C
1 9 (20.00%) C++
1 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) Fortran
3 6 (13.33%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) DCL
5 1 (2.22%) ES6
5 1 (2.22%) Java 8
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) Adobe
2 5 (11.11%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 4 (8.89%) ClickTale
4 2 (4.44%) Google
4 2 (4.44%) hybris
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Huawei
5 1 (2.22%) HubSpot