Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 195 166
Rank change year-on-year +2 -29 -27
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,508 1,440 1,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.39% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.51% 8.42% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,015 991 1,216
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +9.29% -6.67% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 51
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +62.79% -6.52%
10th Percentile £12.17 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.83 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £21.87
% change year-on-year +10.83% +37.17% -6.94%

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 17,721 17,098 18,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.82% 16.56% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,432 11,346 12,243
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 415 450
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.70 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.87
% change year-on-year +1.23% -4.15% +11.70%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 16 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 13 December 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 -2 1,413 £425 +8.97% 475
UK excluding London -9 755 £383 +9.29% 347
London +5 717 £450 +2.86% 152
South East +40 310 £425 +21.43% 88
North of England -20 165 £400 +18.52% 103
South West -24 91 £363 +2.11% 53
Yorkshire +5 78 £375 +15.38% 38
Midlands -20 77 £400 +23.08% 61
North West -56 69 £425 +30.77% 52
West Midlands +13 67 £400 +14.29% 35
Scotland -21 60 £238 -40.63% 13
East of England -3 49 £325 +3.17% 18
North East +6 18 £393 -17.37% 13
East Midlands -36 10 £356 +13.10% 26
Wales -23 3 £363 +45.00% 11
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 658 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 549 (36.41%) HTML
4 535 (35.48%) Content Management
5 474 (31.43%) CSS
6 369 (24.47%) .NET
7 317 (21.02%) C#
8 265 (17.57%) User Experience
9 234 (15.52%) Scrum
10 224 (14.85%) MVC
10 224 (14.85%) Git (software)
11 223 (14.79%) E-Commerce
12 213 (14.12%) HTML5
13 200 (13.26%) Web Development
14 197 (13.06%) TDD
15 194 (12.86%) AngularJS
16 193 (12.80%) SQL
17 189 (12.53%) jQuery
18 185 (12.27%) ASP.NET
19 183 (12.14%) Front End Development
20 179 (11.87%) Java
21 172 (11.41%) Finance
22 166 (11.01%) Sitecore CMS
22 166 (11.01%) Sitecore
22 166 (11.01%) Analytics
23 165 (10.94%) SQL Server
24 163 (10.81%) PHP
25 159 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
26 155 (10.28%) Umbraco
27 153 (10.15%) 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
1 166 (11.01%) Sitecore CMS
2 155 (10.28%) Umbraco
3 150 (9.95%) Drupal
4 127 (8.42%) WordPress
5 90 (5.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 72 (4.77%) SharePoint
7 51 (3.38%) Confluence
8 46 (3.05%) EPiServer
9 33 (2.19%) IIS
10 25 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.39%) CoreMedia CMS
11 21 (1.39%) Kentico
12 18 (1.19%) Documentum
13 16 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.93%) Apache
15 12 (0.80%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.73%) Alfresco
17 10 (0.66%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.66%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 52 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 40 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.80%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.46%) InDesign
8 6 (0.40%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.40%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.13%) Snapchat
11 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.066%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.066%) HipChat
12 1 (0.066%) InVision
Business Applications
1 33 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.59%) Magento
3 8 (0.53%) SDL Web 8
4 7 (0.46%) Shopify
5 4 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.20%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) assyst
7 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.066%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 159 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.05%) Google Analytics
4 38 (2.52%) GitHub
5 28 (1.86%) npm
6 26 (1.72%) PaaS
7 19 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.26%) Serverless
8 18 (1.19%) SaaS
9 16 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 15 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.99%) Office 365
11 14 (0.93%) CloudFront
12 13 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.80%) IaaS
14 11 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.73%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.12%) Internet
2 24 (1.59%) HTTP
3 18 (1.19%) Intranet
4 13 (0.86%) DNS
4 13 (0.86%) SMS
5 12 (0.80%) AMQP
5 12 (0.80%) Firewall
6 11 (0.73%) SSH
7 10 (0.66%) FTP
8 8 (0.53%) SMTP
8 8 (0.53%) VPN
9 7 (0.46%) DHCP
10 6 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (0.40%) ISDN
10 6 (0.40%) LAN
10 6 (0.40%) MPLS
10 6 (0.40%) Network Security
10 6 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 104 (6.90%) MySQL
3 59 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 24 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.60%) EDRMS
13 8 (0.53%) Redis
13 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.33%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 224 (14.85%) Git (software)
2 106 (7.03%) JIRA
3 69 (4.58%) gulp
4 68 (4.51%) Jenkins
5 66 (4.38%) Selenium
6 56 (3.71%) TeamCity
7 48 (3.18%) Visual Studio
8 39 (2.59%) Cucumber
8 39 (2.59%) Maven
9 34 (2.25%) Grunt
10 31 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 29 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (1.66%) Bitbucket
12 25 (1.66%) Subversion
13 22 (1.46%) webpack
14 20 (1.33%) Protractor
14 20 (1.33%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.26%) PVCS
15 19 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 172 (11.41%) Finance
2 147 (9.75%) Marketing
3 75 (4.97%) Publishing
4 68 (4.51%) Retail
5 40 (2.65%) Banking
6 31 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.79%) Law
8 24 (1.59%) Back Office
9 22 (1.46%) Games
10 21 (1.39%) Advertising
10 21 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.86%) Legal
11 13 (0.86%) Multimedia
12 12 (0.80%) Electronics
12 12 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.66%) Online Betting
14 6 (0.40%) Local Government
14 6 (0.40%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
15 4 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 783 (51.92%) Developer
2 162 (10.74%) .NET Developer
3 141 (9.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 114 (7.56%) Analyst
5 97 (6.43%) C# Developer
6 78 (5.17%) PHP Developer
7 75 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 67 (4.44%) Web Developer
9 66 (4.38%) CMS Developer
9 66 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 62 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
10 62 (4.11%) Project Manager
11 61 (4.05%) Java Developer
12 57 (3.78%) Architect
12 57 (3.78%) Business Analyst
13 56 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 42 (2.79%) Designer
15 36 (2.39%) Tester
16 33 (2.19%) Author
16 33 (2.19%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 549 (36.41%) HTML
2 474 (31.43%) CSS
3 369 (24.47%) .NET
4 213 (14.12%) HTML5
5 194 (12.86%) AngularJS
6 189 (12.53%) jQuery
7 185 (12.27%) ASP.NET
8 153 (10.15%) XML
9 140 (9.28%) Web Services
10 129 (8.55%) CSS3
11 126 (8.36%) React
12 120 (7.96%) Sass
13 96 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 94 (6.23%) .NET Framework
14 94 (6.23%) REST
15 87 (5.77%) Node.js
16 83 (5.50%) JSON
17 75 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 75 (4.97%) SOAP
18 69 (4.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 265 (17.57%) User Experience
2 94 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.05%) Social Media
6 42 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (1.99%) Graphic Design
9 23 (1.53%) Blog
10 21 (1.39%) CMDB
11 14 (0.93%) Fintech
11 14 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.80%) Photography
12 12 (0.80%) Wiki
13 11 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.73%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.66%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.66%) Online Games
15 9 (0.60%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.53%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.04%) Linux
2 75 (4.97%) Windows
3 32 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.86%) Unix
5 18 (1.19%) OpenVMS
6 17 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.80%) Android
9 9 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.46%) CentOS
12 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.33%) Solaris
13 5 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.20%) Debian
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (35.48%) Content Management
3 234 (15.52%) Scrum
4 224 (14.85%) MVC
5 223 (14.79%) E-Commerce
6 200 (13.26%) Web Development
7 197 (13.06%) TDD
8 183 (12.14%) Front End Development
9 166 (11.01%) Analytics
10 135 (8.95%) Test Automation
11 120 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
12 113 (7.49%) Responsive Web Design
13 112 (7.43%) OO
14 106 (7.03%) CRM
15 104 (6.90%) SEO
16 100 (6.63%) DevOps
17 89 (5.90%) Project Management
18 86 (5.70%) BDD
19 83 (5.50%) Migration
20 77 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 557 (36.94%) JavaScript
2 317 (21.02%) C#
3 193 (12.80%) SQL
4 179 (11.87%) Java
5 163 (10.81%) PHP
6 48 (3.18%) Java 8
7 34 (2.25%) ES6
8 33 (2.19%) Python
9 31 (2.06%) TypeScript
10 29 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 27 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 25 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.59%) C
14 22 (1.46%) C++
15 15 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.93%) Fortran
16 14 (0.93%) VBScript
17 13 (0.86%) PHP 5
17 13 (0.86%) PHP 7
18 12 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (7.96%) Degree
2 45 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.46%) ISEB
6 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.60%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.46%) APMP
9 7 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.40%) CCNP
10 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.40%) MBA
10 6 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.40%) PMP
11 5 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.43%) QA
2 24 (1.59%) WCAG
3 6 (0.40%) PMO
4 5 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.33%) GxP
5 4 (0.27%) GDPR
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.20%) HL7
6 3 (0.20%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.066%) MiFID
8 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.066%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.066%) WAI
System Software
1 72 (4.77%) Docker
2 33 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.40%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.20%) vSphere
5 3 (0.20%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.066%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 37 (2.45%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.60%) WMI
5 8 (0.53%) Ansible
5 8 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.40%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (0.40%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.33%) SCCM
7 5 (0.33%) TeamSite
8 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.27%) Puppet
8 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.27%) Terraform
9 3 (0.20%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.20%) Nagios
10 2 (0.13%) Icinga
10 2 (0.13%) Plesk
10 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 166 (11.01%) Sitecore
2 151 (10.01%) Adobe
3 138 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 80 (5.31%) Oracle
5 76 (5.04%) Google
6 35 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.79%) FatWire
8 25 (1.66%) ServiceNow
9 19 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.13%) Facebook
11 15 (0.99%) hybris
12 14 (0.93%) OpenText
13 13 (0.86%) Twitter
14 12 (0.80%) SAP
15 11 (0.73%) ATG
15 11 (0.73%) Cisco
15 11 (0.73%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.66%) Dell
16 10 (0.66%) IBM
17 9 (0.60%) VMware