Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 203 190
Rank change year-on-year -40 -13 -20
Contract jobs citing CMS 769 1,384 1,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.33% 8.46% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 928 981
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £246 £258 £225
90th Percentile £599 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +0.66% +8.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 53
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £29.94 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.58% +3.22% +49.22%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.33 £12.15
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +25.93% +36.93%

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 10,490 16,363 16,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.40% 16.46% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,794 10,545 11,025
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £636 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 356 397
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year +2.70% -4.74% -2.90%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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
England -44 696 £420 -1.18% 408
UK excluding London -33 389 £383 +0.66% 298
London -23 361 £450 - 144
South East -48 104 £388 -8.82% 59
South West +11 83 £375 -1.45% 48
North of England -40 83 £385 +2.67% 81
Scotland +18 56 £325 +30.00% 19
North West +3 41 £351 -24.62% 50
Yorkshire -2 39 £400 +8.11% 16
East of England +26 35 £425 +30.77% 24
Midlands +21 27 £280 -30.00% 52
West Midlands +14 15 £269 -36.20% 32
East Midlands +29 12 £350 +3.70% 20
Wales +28 3 £400 - 14
North East +5 3 £413 -17.50% 15

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 with a requirement for CMS.

1 330 (42.91%) HTML
2 302 (39.27%) Content Management
3 291 (37.84%) CSS
4 267 (34.72%) JavaScript
5 217 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (23.41%) User Experience
7 134 (17.43%) .NET
8 122 (15.86%) Front End Development
9 108 (14.04%) Web Development
10 103 (13.39%) AngularJS
11 102 (13.26%) C#
12 100 (13.00%) HTML5
13 97 (12.61%) Marketing
14 91 (11.83%) Adobe
15 90 (11.70%) Sitecore CMS
15 90 (11.70%) Sitecore
16 89 (11.57%) Microsoft
17 88 (11.44%) E-Commerce
17 88 (11.44%) jQuery
18 87 (11.31%) Project Management
18 87 (11.31%) Git (software)
19 86 (11.18%) Azure
20 85 (11.05%) Java
20 85 (11.05%) Umbraco
21 83 (10.79%) Finance
22 79 (10.27%) Analytics
23 77 (10.01%) CSS3
24 74 (9.62%) PHP
24 74 (9.62%) CRM
25 69 (8.97%) XML

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 90 (11.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 85 (11.05%) Umbraco
3 64 (8.32%) Drupal
4 56 (7.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 50 (6.50%) WordPress
6 49 (6.37%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.99%) EPiServer
8 18 (2.34%) Kentico
9 17 (2.21%) IIS
10 16 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.69%) Headless CMS
11 13 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.30%) Apache
13 8 (1.04%) Jadu
14 7 (0.91%) Confluence
15 6 (0.78%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.65%) Magnolia
16 5 (0.65%) nginx
16 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (6.50%) Photoshop
2 37 (4.81%) Sketch
3 27 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.56%) OmniGraffle
7 11 (1.43%) Adobe XD
8 10 (1.30%) InVision
9 8 (1.04%) Chatbot
9 8 (1.04%) Windchill
10 7 (0.91%) Camtasia
10 7 (0.91%) InDesign
10 7 (0.91%) XMetaL
11 6 (0.78%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.65%) Lectora
12 5 (0.65%) PTC Creo
13 4 (0.52%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 33 (4.29%) Magento
2 15 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.39%) Shopify
4 3 (0.39%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.26%) assyst
5 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.26%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 86 (11.18%) Azure
2 34 (4.42%) AWS
3 24 (3.12%) GitHub
4 21 (2.73%) npm
5 20 (2.60%) Google Analytics
6 12 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 12 (1.56%) PaaS
7 11 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (1.30%) SaaS
9 9 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (1.17%) GCP
9 9 (1.17%) Power Platform
10 8 (1.04%) Office 365
11 7 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.91%) Serverless
12 5 (0.65%) Firebase
12 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Flow
13 4 (0.52%) IaaS
14 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.64%) Intranet
2 20 (2.60%) HTTP
3 17 (2.21%) Internet
4 11 (1.43%) DNS
5 6 (0.78%) Extranet
6 4 (0.52%) FTP
6 4 (0.52%) Skype
6 4 (0.52%) SMTP
7 3 (0.39%) DHCP
7 3 (0.39%) DMZ
7 3 (0.39%) SSH
7 3 (0.39%) SSL
8 2 (0.26%) Network Security
8 2 (0.26%) SNMP
8 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.13%) AMQP
9 1 (0.13%) Firewall
9 1 (0.13%) NAS
9 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.03%) MySQL
3 16 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.91%) Jackrabbit
8 6 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.65%) BigQuery
9 5 (0.65%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.52%) Power BI
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.26%) Big Data
12 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 87 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.77%) gulp
3 28 (3.64%) Grunt
4 27 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 26 (3.38%) JIRA
6 14 (1.82%) Subversion
7 13 (1.69%) Bower
7 13 (1.69%) Jasmine
7 13 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.17%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.17%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.17%) webpack
10 8 (1.04%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.04%) Selenium
11 7 (0.91%) Maven
12 6 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 97 (12.61%) Marketing
2 83 (10.79%) Finance
3 57 (7.41%) Public Sector
4 44 (5.72%) Retail
5 24 (3.12%) Games
5 24 (3.12%) Legal
6 21 (2.73%) Banking
7 20 (2.60%) Publishing
8 17 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.30%) Back Office
10 10 (1.30%) Electronics
10 10 (1.30%) Local Government
11 9 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.04%) Advertising
13 5 (0.65%) Law
14 4 (0.52%) Automotive
14 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.52%) Military
15 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 373 (48.50%) Developer
2 97 (12.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 51 (6.63%) Architect
3 51 (6.63%) Designer
3 51 (6.63%) Project Manager
4 43 (5.59%) Web Developer
5 39 (5.07%) .NET Developer
6 38 (4.94%) Senior Developer
7 31 (4.03%) Analyst
8 27 (3.51%) Digital Project Manager
9 24 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
10 23 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (2.73%) React Developer
12 20 (2.60%) CMS Developer
12 20 (2.60%) Sitecore Developer
13 19 (2.47%) Business Analyst
13 19 (2.47%) Drupal Developer
14 18 (2.34%) Digital Designer
15 17 (2.21%) UI Designer
16 16 (2.08%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (42.91%) HTML
2 291 (37.84%) CSS
3 134 (17.43%) .NET
4 103 (13.39%) AngularJS
5 100 (13.00%) HTML5
6 88 (11.44%) jQuery
7 77 (10.01%) CSS3
8 69 (8.97%) XML
9 61 (7.93%) ASP.NET
9 61 (7.93%) React
9 61 (7.93%) Sass
10 48 (6.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 47 (6.11%) Web Services
12 44 (5.72%) REST
13 42 (5.46%) RESTful
14 41 (5.33%) Node.js
15 32 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (3.77%) Ajax
17 24 (3.12%) .NET Framework
18 22 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 180 (23.41%) User Experience
2 46 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 40 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.38%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.73%) Social Media
6 20 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.34%) W3C
8 14 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.82%) Vector Graphics
9 9 (1.17%) Animation
10 8 (1.04%) Blog
11 7 (0.91%) Video Editing
12 6 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.78%) Learning Management System
12 6 (0.78%) Life Science
12 6 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.65%) Chromecast
14 4 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.64%) Windows
2 19 (2.47%) Linux
3 12 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.17%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.04%) Android
6 7 (0.91%) Unix
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.52%) OpenVMS
9 3 (0.39%) VMS
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (39.27%) Content Management
2 217 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (15.86%) Front End Development
4 108 (14.04%) Web Development
5 88 (11.44%) E-Commerce
6 87 (11.31%) Project Management
7 79 (10.27%) Analytics
8 74 (9.62%) CRM
9 67 (8.71%) Scrum
10 62 (8.06%) Wireframes
11 60 (7.80%) MVC
12 55 (7.15%) SEO
13 50 (6.50%) Migration
13 50 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (5.85%) TDD
15 38 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (4.68%) Digital Marketing
18 34 (4.42%) DevOps
19 32 (4.16%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 267 (34.72%) JavaScript
2 102 (13.26%) C#
3 85 (11.05%) Java
4 74 (9.62%) PHP
5 51 (6.63%) SQL
6 22 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 18 (2.34%) TypeScript
8 15 (1.95%) C
9 13 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.69%) Python
10 12 (1.56%) ES6
11 6 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.65%) Java 8
12 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.52%) Perl
14 3 (0.39%) C++
14 3 (0.39%) ES7
14 3 (0.39%) Fortran
14 3 (0.39%) XPath
15 2 (0.26%) Lua
Qualifications
1 28 (3.64%) Degree
2 19 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.91%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.65%) A+ Certification
5 5 (0.65%) PMP
6 4 (0.52%) ISEB
6 4 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.26%) APMP
7 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.90%) QA
2 19 (2.47%) WCAG
3 11 (1.43%) GDPR
4 3 (0.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.26%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (3.25%) Docker
2 11 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.65%) zsh
5 3 (0.39%) Varnish
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.91%) TeamSite
3 4 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.26%) Ansible
4 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.26%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.26%) Terraform
5 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.13%) Plesk
5 1 (0.13%) Rancher
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (11.83%) Adobe
2 90 (11.70%) Sitecore
3 89 (11.57%) Microsoft
4 39 (5.07%) Google
5 25 (3.25%) IBM
6 22 (2.86%) SAP
7 18 (2.34%) Apple
8 17 (2.21%) Oracle
9 15 (1.95%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.04%) Hotjar
11 8 (1.04%) Nintex
11 8 (1.04%) Yahoo!
11 8 (1.04%) Zend
12 7 (0.91%) hybris
13 6 (0.78%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.65%) Cisco
14 5 (0.65%) Perforce
15 4 (0.52%) FatWire
15 4 (0.52%) Tableau