Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 200 158
Rank change year-on-year -29 -42 +4
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,125 1,445 1,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.39% 1.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.69% 8.38% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 1,017 1,023
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +0.13%
10th Percentile £244 £231 £238
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 35
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -20.00% +85.47%
10th Percentile £20.69 £12.68 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £123.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +89.06% -46.67% +109.79%

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 14,624 17,235 16,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 16.54% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,286 11,310 10,432
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.47% +2.56%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 407 393
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -5.92%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 17 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 20 July 2019. 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 -35 1,050 £425 - 427
UK excluding London -27 585 £400 +3.23% 312
London -20 526 £450 -3.49% 132
South East -21 210 £425 +6.25% 74
North of England +21 149 £400 - 95
Yorkshire +63 90 £350 -12.50% 45
Midlands -23 59 £375 -5.66% 51
Scotland +24 55 £380 +16.92% 5
East of England +9 54 £450 +33.33% 28
North West -35 52 £415 +3.75% 37
South West -34 51 £375 +0.67% 47
West Midlands 0 43 £400 +23.08% 22
East Midlands -18 16 £329 -24.86% 29
North East +13 7 £480 +28.00% 13
Wales +4 7 £256 -30.74% 10
Channel Islands -3 3 £450 +45.16%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 with a requirement for CMS.

1 451 (40.09%) HTML
2 450 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (39.73%) JavaScript
4 444 (39.47%) CSS
5 336 (29.87%) Content Management
6 203 (18.04%) Scrum
7 193 (17.16%) .NET
8 175 (15.56%) User Experience
9 172 (15.29%) HTML5
10 171 (15.20%) jQuery
11 156 (13.87%) Front End Development
11 156 (13.87%) Marketing
12 155 (13.78%) AngularJS
13 149 (13.24%) SQL
14 148 (13.16%) Java
15 147 (13.07%) Adobe
16 144 (12.80%) Web Development
17 143 (12.71%) Git (software)
18 141 (12.53%) C#
19 140 (12.44%) Finance
20 139 (12.36%) XML
21 137 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 130 (11.56%) Sass
23 129 (11.47%) TDD
24 127 (11.29%) Analytics
25 125 (11.11%) CSS3
26 124 (11.02%) DevOps
27 123 (10.93%) PHP
28 120 (10.67%) MVC
28 120 (10.67%) Adobe Experience Manager

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
1 120 (10.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 114 (10.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 96 (8.53%) Umbraco
4 91 (8.09%) Drupal
5 79 (7.02%) WordPress
6 46 (4.09%) Apache
7 42 (3.73%) EPiServer
8 40 (3.56%) SharePoint
9 35 (3.11%) WebSphere
10 33 (2.93%) Confluence
11 24 (2.13%) Kentico
12 13 (1.16%) Magnolia
13 12 (1.07%) IIS
14 10 (0.89%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.80%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.71%) Documentum
16 8 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.71%) Headless CMS
16 8 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.49%) Photoshop
3 22 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.51%) Sketch
5 16 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (1.24%) Camtasia
6 14 (1.24%) XMetaL
7 9 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.71%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.36%) InDesign
11 4 (0.36%) InVision
12 3 (0.27%) Figma
13 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
14 1 (0.089%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 41 (3.64%) Magento
2 16 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Fredhopper
3 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.089%) assyst
5 1 (0.089%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.089%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.089%) Shopify
5 1 (0.089%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.089%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 137 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (6.76%) Google Analytics
3 65 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (2.76%) npm
5 21 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.78%) PaaS
7 19 (1.69%) IaaS
8 16 (1.42%) SaaS
9 14 (1.24%) GitHub
10 12 (1.07%) Office 365
11 10 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
11 10 (0.89%) Power Platform
12 8 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.71%) MailChimp
13 7 (0.62%) G Suite
13 7 (0.62%) Route 53
13 7 (0.62%) Serverless
14 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.76%) Intranet
2 14 (1.24%) Internet
3 4 (0.36%) Telepresence
4 3 (0.27%) Firewall
4 3 (0.27%) NFC
5 2 (0.18%) DWDM
5 2 (0.18%) ISDN
5 2 (0.18%) Skype
5 2 (0.18%) SSL
5 2 (0.18%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.18%) VoIP
6 1 (0.089%) Broadband
6 1 (0.089%) DNS
6 1 (0.089%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.089%) H.323
6 1 (0.089%) HTTP
6 1 (0.089%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.089%) SMS
6 1 (0.089%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.87%) MySQL
3 19 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.51%) Redis
6 14 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (0.98%) Jackrabbit
9 10 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.71%) Power BI
10 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 143 (12.71%) Git (software)
2 95 (8.44%) JIRA
3 72 (6.40%) Grunt
4 50 (4.44%) gulp
5 42 (3.73%) Bower
6 38 (3.38%) Visual Studio
7 35 (3.11%) Selenium
8 30 (2.67%) webpack
9 28 (2.49%) PVCS
10 26 (2.31%) Jenkins
11 22 (1.96%) Jasmine
11 22 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (1.87%) Subversion
12 21 (1.87%) TeamCity
12 21 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (1.69%) Mockito
14 18 (1.60%) Bitbucket
14 18 (1.60%) JUnit
14 18 (1.60%) Mercurial
15 15 (1.33%) ProC
General
1 156 (13.87%) Marketing
2 140 (12.44%) Finance
3 47 (4.18%) Retail
4 35 (3.11%) Publishing
5 32 (2.84%) Legal
6 25 (2.22%) Banking
7 19 (1.69%) Games
8 17 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.07%) Advertising
9 12 (1.07%) Law
10 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.53%) Front Office
13 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 4 (0.36%) Electronics
14 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.18%) Automotive
16 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 607 (53.96%) Developer
2 114 (10.13%) Analyst
3 112 (9.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 79 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 52 (4.62%) Business Analyst
5 52 (4.62%) Project Manager
6 50 (4.44%) Web Developer
7 49 (4.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 47 (4.18%) Java Developer
8 47 (4.18%) PHP Developer
9 42 (3.73%) Designer
10 39 (3.47%) CMS Developer
11 34 (3.02%) Architect
12 31 (2.76%) Digital Project Manager
12 31 (2.76%) ServiceNow Developer
13 27 (2.40%) C# Developer
13 27 (2.40%) Sitecore Developer
14 24 (2.13%) React Developer
14 24 (2.13%) Tester
15 23 (2.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (40.09%) HTML
2 444 (39.47%) CSS
3 193 (17.16%) .NET
4 172 (15.29%) HTML5
5 171 (15.20%) jQuery
6 155 (13.78%) AngularJS
7 139 (12.36%) XML
8 130 (11.56%) Sass
9 125 (11.11%) CSS3
10 94 (8.36%) React
11 92 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 91 (8.09%) ASP.NET
13 83 (7.38%) Node.js
14 74 (6.58%) Web Services
15 69 (6.13%) REST
16 53 (4.71%) Ajax
17 42 (3.73%) SOAP
18 41 (3.64%) .NET Framework
19 40 (3.56%) .NET Core
20 39 (3.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 175 (15.56%) User Experience
2 87 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 72 (6.40%) Social Media
4 50 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (3.73%) Virtual Team
6 38 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.22%) Vector Graphics
9 17 (1.51%) W3C
10 14 (1.24%) Video Editing
11 13 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.07%) e-Learning
12 12 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.98%) NHS
14 10 (0.89%) Taxonomies
15 9 (0.80%) CMDB
16 8 (0.71%) iPad
17 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.62%) New Media
17 7 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 55 (4.89%) Linux
2 46 (4.09%) Windows
3 29 (2.58%) OpenVMS
4 14 (1.24%) Android
5 11 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.53%) Unix
8 5 (0.44%) VMS
8 5 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.18%) Solaris
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.089%) CentOS
11 1 (0.089%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (29.87%) Content Management
3 203 (18.04%) Scrum
4 156 (13.87%) Front End Development
5 144 (12.80%) Web Development
6 129 (11.47%) TDD
7 127 (11.29%) Analytics
8 124 (11.02%) DevOps
9 120 (10.67%) MVC
10 119 (10.58%) E-Commerce
11 98 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
12 84 (7.47%) Responsive Web Design
13 75 (6.67%) SEO
14 72 (6.40%) Microservices
15 71 (6.31%) Test Automation
16 69 (6.13%) Project Management
17 66 (5.87%) Migration
18 64 (5.69%) CRM
18 64 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 63 (5.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 447 (39.73%) JavaScript
2 149 (13.24%) SQL
3 148 (13.16%) Java
4 141 (12.53%) C#
5 123 (10.93%) PHP
6 33 (2.93%) ES6
7 31 (2.76%) C
8 28 (2.49%) C++
9 27 (2.40%) Java 8
10 25 (2.22%) Python
11 24 (2.13%) TypeScript
12 22 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.51%) Fortran
14 13 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.89%) XAML
16 6 (0.53%) IronPython
16 6 (0.53%) Ruby
17 4 (0.36%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (3.20%) Degree
2 32 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 10 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.71%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.44%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.44%) PMP
9 4 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.36%) CCIE
9 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.36%) MBA
9 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.27%) CCNP
10 3 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.18%) HNC
11 2 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (8.53%) QA
2 22 (1.96%) WCAG
3 6 (0.53%) SLA
4 5 (0.44%) GDPR
5 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) GxP
6 3 (0.27%) SEPA
6 3 (0.27%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.089%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (4.36%) Docker
2 35 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
4 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.089%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.42%) Puppet
3 15 (1.33%) Terraform
4 9 (0.80%) Ansible
5 8 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.36%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.18%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.18%) Rancher
9 2 (0.18%) SCCM
9 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.18%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.089%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.089%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.089%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 147 (13.07%) Adobe
2 114 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 114 (10.13%) Sitecore
3 94 (8.36%) Google
4 47 (4.18%) Oracle
5 36 (3.20%) ServiceNow
6 23 (2.04%) IBM
7 21 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.24%) hybris
9 11 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.98%) Twitter
10 10 (0.89%) BT
10 10 (0.89%) Facebook
11 9 (0.80%) VMware
12 8 (0.71%) HubSpot
12 8 (0.71%) SAP
12 8 (0.71%) YouTube
13 7 (0.62%) Pega
14 6 (0.53%) Nintex
15 5 (0.44%) Zend