Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 January 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 165 138
Rank change year-on-year -22 -27 -23
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,425 1,584 1,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.65% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.74% 9.12% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1,144 1,317
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 47
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £19.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.22% -15.50% +23.96%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.72 £21.18
% change year-on-year +36.93% -6.88% +29.99%

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16,303 17,377 18,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 18.09% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,875 11,202 11,993
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £622 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 403 544
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -7.45% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% - +14.29%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
England -24 1,341 £400 - 573
London -35 734 £441 +8.95% 227
UK excluding London -16 682 £350 -6.67% 370
South East -26 218 £370 -4.52% 103
North of England +15 180 £350 -6.67% 122
North West +5 114 £340 -9.33% 77
South West +13 78 £359 -10.31% 37
Midlands -31 72 £325 -13.33% 59
Scotland -12 68 £390 +20.00% 11
East of England +4 57 £288 +4.55% 25
Yorkshire +2 55 £325 -3.70% 42
East Midlands -4 39 £325 -7.14% 35
West Midlands -25 33 £340 -15.00% 24
North East +28 10 £475 +18.75% 3
Wales +17 10 £250 -37.50% 13

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for CMS.

1 585 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (39.09%) HTML
3 516 (36.21%) Content Management
4 499 (35.02%) CSS
5 456 (32.00%) JavaScript
6 357 (25.05%) .NET
7 311 (21.82%) C#
8 243 (17.05%) jQuery
9 235 (16.49%) Marketing
9 235 (16.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 235 (16.49%) Sitecore
10 228 (16.00%) E-Commerce
11 223 (15.65%) Finance
12 218 (15.30%) MVC
13 201 (14.11%) User Experience
14 199 (13.96%) HTML5
15 198 (13.89%) Git (software)
16 188 (13.19%) AngularJS
17 184 (12.91%) TDD
18 179 (12.56%) ASP.NET
19 178 (12.49%) Java
19 178 (12.49%) Scrum
20 177 (12.42%) Adobe
21 169 (11.86%) Web Development
22 166 (11.65%) SQL Server
23 164 (11.51%) Project Management
24 156 (10.95%) JIRA
24 156 (10.95%) CSS3
25 154 (10.81%) SQL
26 153 (10.74%) Web Services

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 235 (16.49%) Sitecore CMS
2 114 (8.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 109 (7.65%) Umbraco
4 95 (6.67%) Drupal
5 92 (6.46%) WordPress
6 80 (5.61%) EPiServer
7 62 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 58 (4.07%) IIS
9 51 (3.58%) Apache
10 43 (3.02%) Confluence
11 36 (2.53%) Kentico
12 27 (1.89%) Apache Solr
13 26 (1.82%) Documentum
14 24 (1.68%) WebSphere
15 17 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (1.19%) Joomla!
16 15 (1.05%) nginx
17 12 (0.84%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
19 9 (0.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 109 (7.65%) Photoshop
2 36 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 26 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.91%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.56%) InDesign
9 8 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.28%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.28%) LaTeX
10 4 (0.28%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.28%) Snagit
11 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.14%) InVision
12 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 29 (2.04%) Magento
2 26 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.75%) Maximo
4 10 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.42%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 4 (0.28%) Shopify
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM On Demand
9 3 (0.21%) SystmOne
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
10 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (3.16%) Google Analytics
4 35 (2.46%) GitHub
5 15 (1.05%) npm
6 14 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (0.98%) PaaS
7 12 (0.84%) SaaS
8 10 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 10 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.70%) Lucidchart
8 10 (0.70%) Trello
9 8 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.49%) Office 365
11 6 (0.42%) AdWords
11 6 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.42%) IaaS
12 5 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.02%) Internet
2 22 (1.54%) Intranet
3 19 (1.33%) HTTP
3 19 (1.33%) SMS
4 15 (1.05%) DNS
5 10 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.63%) Wireless
7 8 (0.56%) SSL
8 7 (0.49%) WAN
9 6 (0.42%) Firewall
9 6 (0.42%) LAN
10 5 (0.35%) FTP
10 5 (0.35%) SMTP
10 5 (0.35%) SSH
10 5 (0.35%) Telepresence
10 5 (0.35%) VoIP
11 3 (0.21%) SAN
11 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.14%) BGP
12 2 (0.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.12%) MySQL
3 39 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 34 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 32 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 20 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.63%) DB2
9 9 (0.63%) Endeca
9 9 (0.63%) Redis
10 7 (0.49%) Jackrabbit
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.42%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.35%) Big Data
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.21%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 198 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 156 (10.95%) JIRA
3 53 (3.72%) Subversion
4 52 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 47 (3.30%) Grunt
6 37 (2.60%) gulp
7 33 (2.32%) JUnit
7 33 (2.32%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
9 26 (1.82%) Mockito
10 23 (1.61%) Xcode
11 22 (1.54%) Jasmine
12 21 (1.47%) Mercurial
13 19 (1.33%) Mocha
13 19 (1.33%) Selenium
14 18 (1.26%) Axure RP
14 18 (1.26%) ReSharper
15 17 (1.19%) Maven
16 16 (1.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 235 (16.49%) Marketing
2 223 (15.65%) Finance
3 76 (5.33%) Publishing
4 69 (4.84%) Retail
5 41 (2.88%) Legal
6 34 (2.39%) Banking
7 29 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.61%) Law
9 21 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.33%) Advertising
11 14 (0.98%) Japanese Language
12 13 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.70%) Electronics
14 9 (0.63%) Billing
14 9 (0.63%) Local Government
15 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.35%) Automotive
16 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.35%) Games
16 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 675 (47.37%) Developer
2 159 (11.16%) .NET Developer
3 148 (10.39%) Analyst
4 103 (7.23%) Architect
4 103 (7.23%) C# Developer
5 93 (6.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 92 (6.46%) Project Manager
7 88 (6.18%) Business Analyst
8 78 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 61 (4.28%) Sitecore Developer
10 55 (3.86%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (3.65%) PHP Developer
12 51 (3.58%) Web Developer
13 49 (3.44%) HTML Developer
14 47 (3.30%) Designer
15 45 (3.16%) CMS Developer
15 45 (3.16%) Consultant
15 45 (3.16%) Digital Analyst
16 44 (3.09%) Digital Business Analyst
17 38 (2.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (39.09%) HTML
2 499 (35.02%) CSS
3 357 (25.05%) .NET
4 243 (17.05%) jQuery
5 199 (13.96%) HTML5
6 188 (13.19%) AngularJS
7 179 (12.56%) ASP.NET
8 156 (10.95%) CSS3
9 153 (10.74%) Web Services
10 142 (9.96%) XML
11 100 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
12 93 (6.53%) Ajax
13 90 (6.32%) Sass
14 81 (5.68%) .NET Framework
15 79 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 78 (5.47%) React
17 77 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 69 (4.84%) RESTful
19 62 (4.35%) REST
20 55 (3.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 201 (14.11%) User Experience
2 103 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.40%) Mobile App
4 55 (3.86%) Social Media
5 48 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.32%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.61%) iPad
10 19 (1.33%) iPhone
11 14 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.98%) Fintech
12 13 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.77%) CMDB
14 9 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.63%) NHS
14 9 (0.63%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.63%) W3C
15 8 (0.56%) Blog
16 7 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.07%) Linux
2 53 (3.72%) Windows
3 43 (3.02%) Apple iOS
4 23 (1.61%) Unix
5 20 (1.40%) Android
6 16 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.42%) HPUX
10 6 (0.42%) Solaris
11 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.21%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.070%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (36.21%) Content Management
3 228 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 218 (15.30%) MVC
5 184 (12.91%) TDD
6 178 (12.49%) Scrum
7 169 (11.86%) Web Development
8 164 (11.51%) Project Management
9 147 (10.32%) Front End Development
10 128 (8.98%) CRM
11 110 (7.72%) Analytics
12 101 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 93 (6.53%) Migration
14 90 (6.32%) Test Automation
15 86 (6.04%) SEO
16 79 (5.54%) BDD
16 79 (5.54%) OO
17 78 (5.47%) Responsive Web Design
18 77 (5.40%) Digital Marketing
19 67 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 456 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 311 (21.82%) C#
3 178 (12.49%) Java
4 154 (10.81%) SQL
5 148 (10.39%) PHP
6 39 (2.74%) Python
7 32 (2.25%) T-SQL
8 31 (2.18%) Objective-C
9 22 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.33%) Apple Swift
10 19 (1.33%) ES6
11 16 (1.12%) C++
12 15 (1.05%) Perl
12 15 (1.05%) Ruby
13 14 (0.98%) VBScript
14 13 (0.91%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.70%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.63%) C
17 6 (0.42%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 107 (7.51%) Degree
2 30 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.77%) PMP
6 9 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.49%) ISEB
8 7 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.49%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.35%) MCP
11 3 (0.21%) APMP
11 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.89%) QA
2 13 (0.91%) PMO
3 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.42%) GDPR
4 6 (0.42%) SLA
5 3 (0.21%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.21%) WCAG
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.070%) HL7
7 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.070%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (2.32%) Docker
2 29 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.35%) Varnish
7 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.070%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (1.61%) Puppet
2 12 (0.84%) Ansible
2 12 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.49%) TeamSite
5 5 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.35%) Terraform
6 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.21%) OpenSSO
7 3 (0.21%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.070%) Nagios
9 1 (0.070%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 235 (16.49%) Sitecore
2 177 (12.42%) Adobe
3 138 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 66 (4.63%) Google
5 53 (3.72%) Oracle
6 49 (3.44%) SAP
7 41 (2.88%) hybris
8 35 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (2.39%) ServiceNow
10 21 (1.47%) Apple
10 21 (1.47%) IBM
11 17 (1.19%) VMware
12 16 (1.12%) ATG
13 12 (0.84%) FatWire
14 11 (0.77%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.77%) Twitter
15 9 (0.63%) Cisco
16 8 (0.56%) HP
17 7 (0.49%) OpenText
17 7 (0.49%) Zend