Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 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.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 164 120
Rank change year-on-year -19 -44 -11
Contract jobs citing CMS 1419 1808 2170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.70% 1.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.55% 9.16% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1300 1513
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £219 £218 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 54 54
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £21.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.71% -21.15% +52.78%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £59.31 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.87 £30.25
% change year-on-year +60.04% -27.70% +73.63%

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 16591 19745 20397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.59% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10853 12898 12857
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 514 629
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -29 1331 £400 +2.56% 190
London -39 710 £425 +6.25% 71
UK excluding London -23 686 £350 -4.11% 126
South East -29 234 £363 -7.05% 30
North of England +27 155 £363 -3.33% 36
North West -16 86 £350 -3.45% 18
Midlands -34 84 £325 -7.14% 30
Scotland +26 69 £390 +20.00% 2
South West +3 69 £343 +14.17% 8
East of England -22 64 £363 -4.92% 15
East Midlands +9 62 £315 -13.10% 13
Yorkshire +19 61 £375 -6.25% 16
West Midlands -52 22 £350 +0.07% 16
Wales +12 12 £363 +7.41% 4
North East +60 8 £400 +10.34% 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for CMS.

1 572 (40.31%) HTML
2 537 (37.84%) JavaScript
3 536 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
4 519 (36.58%) CSS
5 485 (34.18%) Content Management
6 357 (25.16%) .NET
7 292 (20.58%) C#
8 254 (17.90%) MVC
9 238 (16.77%) HTML5
10 237 (16.70%) Marketing
10 237 (16.70%) jQuery
11 230 (16.21%) Finance
12 225 (15.86%) Sitecore CMS
12 225 (15.86%) Sitecore
13 221 (15.57%) User Experience
14 207 (14.59%) AngularJS
15 201 (14.16%) Microsoft
16 198 (13.95%) E-Commerce
17 194 (13.67%) TDD
18 190 (13.39%) SQL Server
19 184 (12.97%) ASP.NET
20 183 (12.90%) Scrum
21 179 (12.61%) XML
21 179 (12.61%) Git (software)
22 177 (12.47%) CSS3
23 176 (12.40%) Web Development
23 176 (12.40%) Front End Development
24 174 (12.26%) Java
25 172 (12.12%) SQL
26 166 (11.70%) Adobe

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
1 225 (15.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 126 (8.88%) Drupal
3 117 (8.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 103 (7.26%) Umbraco
5 84 (5.92%) WordPress
6 61 (4.30%) EPiServer
7 59 (4.16%) IIS
8 53 (3.74%) SharePoint
9 48 (3.38%) Apache
10 47 (3.31%) Confluence
11 35 (2.47%) Kentico
12 26 (1.83%) WebSphere
13 23 (1.62%) Apache Solr
14 20 (1.41%) Documentum
15 19 (1.34%) Alfresco
15 19 (1.34%) nginx
16 18 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (1.20%) Liferay
18 14 (0.99%) Tomcat
19 13 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 67 (4.72%) Photoshop
2 58 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
7 16 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.35%) InDesign
10 4 (0.28%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.21%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.14%) Mingle
12 2 (0.14%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.14%) Snagit
12 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 34 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.06%) Maximo
3 14 (0.99%) Magento
4 8 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.49%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.49%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
9 2 (0.14%) SAP CCM
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.14%) SystmOne
9 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.24%) GitHub
4 39 (2.75%) Google Analytics
5 20 (1.41%) PaaS
6 18 (1.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 12 (0.85%) npm
8 10 (0.70%) IaaS
8 10 (0.70%) Lucidchart
8 10 (0.70%) Office 365
8 10 (0.70%) SaaS
9 8 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.49%) AdWords
10 7 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.35%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.33%) Internet
2 30 (2.11%) Intranet
3 22 (1.55%) HTTP
4 19 (1.34%) DNS
5 12 (0.85%) Wireless
6 11 (0.78%) SSL
7 10 (0.70%) MPLS
8 9 (0.63%) Firewall
8 9 (0.63%) SMS
8 9 (0.63%) WebEx
9 8 (0.56%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.56%) VoIP
9 8 (0.56%) WAN
10 7 (0.49%) BGP
10 7 (0.49%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.49%) LAN
10 7 (0.49%) OSPF
11 4 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.28%) DHCP
11 4 (0.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.64%) MySQL
3 50 (3.52%) MongoDB
4 31 (2.18%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.49%) Endeca
11 7 (0.49%) IDOL
11 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.42%) Big Data
12 6 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.35%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.35%) Jackrabbit
13 5 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 179 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 121 (8.53%) JIRA
3 61 (4.30%) Visual Studio
4 51 (3.59%) Jenkins
5 42 (2.96%) Subversion
6 41 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (2.82%) gulp
8 32 (2.26%) Grunt
9 30 (2.11%) Jasmine
10 28 (1.97%) Selenium
11 27 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
12 26 (1.83%) Xcode
13 25 (1.76%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (1.48%) Bitbucket
15 21 (1.48%) Maven
16 20 (1.41%) Mocha
17 19 (1.34%) JUnit
17 19 (1.34%) ReSharper
18 18 (1.27%) Mockito
General
1 237 (16.70%) Marketing
2 230 (16.21%) Finance
3 81 (5.71%) Publishing
4 63 (4.44%) Retail
5 51 (3.59%) Banking
6 43 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.89%) Legal
8 37 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.90%) Advertising
10 23 (1.62%) Electronics
11 18 (1.27%) Law
12 13 (0.92%) Front Office
13 11 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.56%) Games
16 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.42%) Local Government
17 4 (0.28%) Back Office
17 4 (0.28%) Billing
17 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 761 (53.63%) Developer
2 163 (11.49%) .NET Developer
3 139 (9.80%) Analyst
4 119 (8.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 113 (7.96%) C# Developer
6 90 (6.34%) Business Analyst
7 88 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 70 (4.93%) Architect
9 67 (4.72%) Web Developer
10 65 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
11 62 (4.37%) Project Manager
11 62 (4.37%) Sitecore Developer
12 57 (4.02%) CMS Developer
13 53 (3.74%) PHP Developer
14 51 (3.59%) HTML Developer
15 49 (3.45%) Digital Analyst
16 47 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
17 46 (3.24%) Digital Business Analyst
18 44 (3.10%) Senior Developer
19 42 (2.96%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (40.31%) HTML
2 519 (36.58%) CSS
3 357 (25.16%) .NET
4 238 (16.77%) HTML5
5 237 (16.70%) jQuery
6 207 (14.59%) AngularJS
7 184 (12.97%) ASP.NET
8 179 (12.61%) XML
9 177 (12.47%) CSS3
10 162 (11.42%) Web Services
11 101 (7.12%) Ajax
12 96 (6.77%) React
12 96 (6.77%) Sass
13 95 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 88 (6.20%) RESTful
15 81 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 78 (5.50%) .NET Framework
17 75 (5.29%) REST
18 64 (4.51%) JSON
19 63 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 221 (15.57%) User Experience
2 103 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 62 (4.37%) Social Media
5 54 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.75%) iPad
7 35 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (2.26%) Virtual Team
9 29 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.83%) iPhone
11 25 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.41%) Derivative
12 20 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.41%) Fixed Income
13 19 (1.34%) Swaptions
14 18 (1.27%) Digital Media
15 17 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 14 (0.99%) e-Learning
17 11 (0.78%) Data Centre
17 11 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.91%) Windows
2 83 (5.85%) Linux
3 41 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 31 (2.18%) Unix
5 30 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.20%) Android
8 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.28%) SUSE
13 3 (0.21%) HPUX
13 3 (0.21%) Solaris
13 3 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.14%) Debian
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.070%) CentOS
15 1 (0.070%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (34.18%) Content Management
3 254 (17.90%) MVC
4 198 (13.95%) E-Commerce
5 194 (13.67%) TDD
6 183 (12.90%) Scrum
7 176 (12.40%) Front End Development
7 176 (12.40%) Web Development
8 137 (9.65%) Analytics
9 136 (9.58%) CRM
10 123 (8.67%) Project Management
11 95 (6.69%) Test Automation
12 92 (6.48%) OO
12 92 (6.48%) Responsive Web Design
13 88 (6.20%) Digital Marketing
14 87 (6.13%) Migration
14 87 (6.13%) SEO
15 80 (5.64%) Unit Testing
16 74 (5.21%) BDD
16 74 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 537 (37.84%) JavaScript
2 292 (20.58%) C#
3 174 (12.26%) Java
4 172 (12.12%) SQL
5 138 (9.73%) PHP
6 68 (4.79%) Python
7 38 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 35 (2.47%) Objective-C
9 30 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 28 (1.97%) C++
11 23 (1.62%) Apple Swift
12 19 (1.34%) ES6
12 19 (1.34%) Ruby
13 13 (0.92%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.92%) Perl
14 12 (0.85%) VBScript
15 11 (0.78%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.70%) VBA
17 9 (0.63%) ECMAScript
17 9 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 105 (7.40%) Degree
2 28 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.78%) PMP
8 10 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.63%) CCIE
9 9 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.56%) CCNP
10 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.56%) MCP
11 7 (0.49%) CCNP Voice
11 7 (0.49%) CCVP
12 6 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.42%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.43%) QA
2 7 (0.49%) SLA
3 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) PMO
5 1 (0.070%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.070%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.070%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (2.33%) Docker
2 30 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.42%) Varnish
6 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.070%) HDFS
8 1 (0.070%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (1.76%) Puppet
2 22 (1.55%) Ansible
3 11 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (0.49%) TeamSite
6 6 (0.42%) Terraform
7 4 (0.28%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.21%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.14%) Kibana
9 2 (0.14%) MOM
9 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.14%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.070%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 225 (15.86%) Sitecore
2 201 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 166 (11.70%) Adobe
4 85 (5.99%) Oracle
5 60 (4.23%) Google
6 53 (3.74%) SAP
7 43 (3.03%) ServiceNow
8 39 (2.75%) Apple
9 31 (2.18%) hybris
9 31 (2.18%) IBM
10 24 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.62%) FatWire
12 20 (1.41%) OpenText
13 19 (1.34%) VMware
14 18 (1.27%) Avaya
15 17 (1.20%) Cisco
16 16 (1.13%) Demandware
17 15 (1.06%) Twitter
18 14 (0.99%) ATG
18 14 (0.99%) Splunk