Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 191 168
Rank change year-on-year -14 -23 -16
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,328 1,460 1,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.43% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.45% 8.75% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 996 1,019
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £228 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 21
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £24.09 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.61% +20.45% +5.12%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £44.50 £74.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £14.46 £21.23
% change year-on-year +24.48% -31.87% +57.22%

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 15,719 16,684 16,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.14% 16.34% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,169 11,050 10,477
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 369 336
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.64 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% -1.92% -5.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.73 £47.50 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% -2.27%

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 23 March 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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 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 -19 1,251 £425 +3.03% 188
UK excluding London -8 674 £375 +1.35% 147
London -9 628 £458 +1.67% 47
South East +39 274 £400 +6.67% 35
North of England -22 176 £375 +7.14% 48
Yorkshire +43 89 £325 -3.70% 23
South West -23 75 £413 +10.00% 21
North West -58 65 £425 +17.24% 21
Midlands -25 62 £375 +7.14% 23
Scotland +4 52 £260 -33.33% 5
West Midlands -3 47 £375 +11.11% 11
East of England -4 36 £375 -16.67% 14
North East +10 22 £488 +14.71% 4
East Midlands -16 15 £338 -12.90% 11
Wales -10 4 £363 +6.62% 1

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 566 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (40.36%) JavaScript
3 494 (37.20%) HTML
4 476 (35.84%) CSS
5 421 (31.70%) Content Management
6 294 (22.14%) .NET
7 252 (18.98%) C#
8 230 (17.32%) Scrum
9 224 (16.87%) User Experience
10 207 (15.59%) Git (software)
11 191 (14.38%) HTML5
12 188 (14.16%) Java
12 188 (14.16%) MVC
13 182 (13.70%) AngularJS
13 182 (13.70%) jQuery
14 176 (13.25%) E-Commerce
15 170 (12.80%) Web Development
16 165 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 164 (12.35%) Adobe
18 162 (12.20%) SQL
19 160 (12.05%) TDD
20 157 (11.82%) ASP.NET
21 156 (11.75%) XML
21 156 (11.75%) Marketing
22 154 (11.60%) Front End Development
23 150 (11.30%) Sass
23 150 (11.30%) Finance
24 147 (11.07%) PHP
25 141 (10.62%) Umbraco
26 140 (10.54%) Analytics

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
1 141 (10.62%) Umbraco
2 133 (10.02%) Sitecore CMS
3 129 (9.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 114 (8.58%) Drupal
5 88 (6.63%) WordPress
6 58 (4.37%) SharePoint
7 54 (4.07%) EPiServer
8 49 (3.69%) Confluence
9 28 (2.11%) Apache
10 25 (1.88%) Kentico
11 22 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.58%) IIS
13 16 (1.20%) WebSphere
14 15 (1.13%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.98%) CoreMedia CMS
15 13 (0.98%) Documentum
16 11 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.68%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.53%) Joomla!
18 7 (0.53%) Magnolia
Applications
1 33 (2.48%) Photoshop
2 27 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.83%) Camtasia
6 11 (0.83%) XMetaL
7 9 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.60%) InDesign
9 4 (0.30%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.075%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 30 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.88%) Magento
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 6 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.23%) assyst
4 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.15%) nopCommerce
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.15%) Shopify
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.075%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.075%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 165 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.84%) Google Analytics
4 36 (2.71%) npm
5 32 (2.41%) PaaS
6 26 (1.96%) IaaS
7 20 (1.51%) Office 365
8 16 (1.20%) MailChimp
9 15 (1.13%) SaaS
9 15 (1.13%) Serverless
10 13 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.98%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (0.98%) CloudFront
11 12 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 12 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.71%) Internet
2 24 (1.81%) Intranet
3 10 (0.75%) AMQP
3 10 (0.75%) FTP
4 9 (0.68%) DNS
4 9 (0.68%) HTTP
4 9 (0.68%) Telepresence
4 9 (0.68%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.60%) Firewall
5 8 (0.60%) SMTP
5 8 (0.60%) SSH
6 7 (0.53%) VPN
7 5 (0.38%) DHCP
7 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.38%) WebEx
8 4 (0.30%) ATM
8 4 (0.30%) LAN
9 3 (0.23%) Broadband
9 3 (0.23%) ISDN
9 3 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.80%) MySQL
3 34 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.03%) Redis
5 24 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 22 (1.66%) NoSQL
7 18 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.68%) Jackrabbit
11 8 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.45%) Big Data
13 4 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 207 (15.59%) Git (software)
2 108 (8.13%) JIRA
3 72 (5.42%) Grunt
4 71 (5.35%) gulp
5 69 (5.20%) Jenkins
6 63 (4.74%) Visual Studio
7 55 (4.14%) Selenium
8 40 (3.01%) TeamCity
9 37 (2.79%) Bower
10 36 (2.71%) Cucumber
11 34 (2.56%) Maven
12 32 (2.41%) Subversion
13 27 (2.03%) webpack
14 26 (1.96%) Bitbucket
15 24 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
16 22 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
18 20 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
19 17 (1.28%) Protractor
20 15 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 156 (11.75%) Marketing
2 150 (11.30%) Finance
3 68 (5.12%) Retail
4 39 (2.94%) Banking
5 33 (2.48%) Publishing
6 31 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.58%) Games
8 16 (1.20%) Advertising
9 14 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.75%) Front Office
10 10 (0.75%) Law
11 9 (0.68%) Back Office
11 9 (0.68%) Legal
11 9 (0.68%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.53%) Electronics
13 6 (0.45%) Automotive
14 5 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.30%) Local Government
16 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 693 (52.18%) Developer
2 137 (10.32%) .NET Developer
3 115 (8.66%) Analyst
4 108 (8.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 72 (5.42%) PHP Developer
6 70 (5.27%) C# Developer
7 59 (4.44%) Web Developer
8 55 (4.14%) CMS Developer
9 54 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 53 (3.99%) Business Analyst
11 52 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
12 47 (3.54%) Project Manager
13 46 (3.46%) Designer
14 45 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
15 44 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
16 41 (3.09%) Tester
17 38 (2.86%) HTML Developer
18 36 (2.71%) Architect
19 35 (2.64%) Senior Developer
20 34 (2.56%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (37.20%) HTML
2 476 (35.84%) CSS
3 294 (22.14%) .NET
4 191 (14.38%) HTML5
5 182 (13.70%) AngularJS
5 182 (13.70%) jQuery
6 157 (11.82%) ASP.NET
7 156 (11.75%) XML
8 150 (11.30%) Sass
9 135 (10.17%) Web Services
10 133 (10.02%) CSS3
11 131 (9.86%) React
12 105 (7.91%) Node.js
13 88 (6.63%) REST
14 76 (5.72%) JSON
15 71 (5.35%) .NET Framework
16 70 (5.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 68 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 67 (5.05%) SOAP
19 62 (4.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 224 (16.87%) User Experience
2 74 (5.57%) Mobile App
3 71 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (5.27%) Social Media
5 39 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 39 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.66%) CMDB
9 19 (1.43%) Blog
10 17 (1.28%) Fintech
11 15 (1.13%) Video Editing
12 12 (0.90%) Taxonomies
13 10 (0.75%) Photography
14 9 (0.68%) Graphic Design
14 9 (0.68%) New Media
14 9 (0.68%) NHS
14 9 (0.68%) Online Games
14 9 (0.68%) W3C
15 8 (0.60%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.57%) Linux
2 54 (4.07%) Windows
3 22 (1.66%) Android
4 18 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.05%) Unix
7 12 (0.90%) OpenVMS
8 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.53%) CentOS
9 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.23%) Debian
12 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.15%) VMS
13 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.075%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.075%) VME
14 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (31.70%) Content Management
3 230 (17.32%) Scrum
4 188 (14.16%) MVC
5 176 (13.25%) E-Commerce
6 170 (12.80%) Web Development
7 160 (12.05%) TDD
8 154 (11.60%) Front End Development
9 140 (10.54%) Analytics
10 114 (8.58%) DevOps
11 105 (7.91%) Test Automation
12 90 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (6.70%) Microservices
13 89 (6.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 86 (6.48%) Project Management
15 82 (6.17%) CRM
15 82 (6.17%) SEO
16 74 (5.57%) BDD
17 66 (4.97%) SDLC
18 65 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 536 (40.36%) JavaScript
2 252 (18.98%) C#
3 188 (14.16%) Java
4 162 (12.20%) SQL
5 147 (11.07%) PHP
6 43 (3.24%) Java 8
7 36 (2.71%) Python
8 32 (2.41%) ES6
9 24 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 22 (1.66%) C++
11 19 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.20%) C
12 16 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.13%) Ruby
14 13 (0.98%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.83%) PHP 7
16 9 (0.68%) PHP 5
16 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.60%) Perl
18 7 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (5.42%) Degree
2 44 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 12 (0.90%) DBS Check
6 10 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.53%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.53%) PMP
9 6 (0.45%) CCNP
9 6 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.45%) ISEB
9 6 (0.45%) MBA
10 5 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.30%) CCIE
12 3 (0.23%) MCSE
12 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (8.66%) QA
2 30 (2.26%) WCAG
3 4 (0.30%) GDPR
3 4 (0.30%) SEPA
4 3 (0.23%) GxP
4 3 (0.23%) SLA
4 3 (0.23%) TARGET2
5 2 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (6.40%) Docker
2 39 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.075%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 44 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (1.36%) Puppet
4 16 (1.20%) Terraform
5 15 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (0.98%) Ansible
6 13 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.38%) SCCM
10 4 (0.30%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.15%) cPanel
12 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.15%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.15%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.15%) Plesk
12 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.075%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 164 (12.35%) Adobe
2 133 (10.02%) Sitecore
3 98 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 82 (6.17%) Google
5 64 (4.82%) Oracle
6 34 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 21 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.43%) Cisco
8 19 (1.43%) FatWire
9 18 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.28%) Facebook
11 14 (1.05%) IBM
11 14 (1.05%) Twitter
12 13 (0.98%) hybris
13 12 (0.90%) VMware
14 9 (0.68%) ATG
14 9 (0.68%) Hootsuite
14 9 (0.68%) HP
14 9 (0.68%) Pega
15 8 (0.60%) Apple