Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 231 198
Rank change year-on-year -33 -33 -34
Contract jobs citing CMS 395 1,149 1,460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.23% 1.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.48% 7.80% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 740 1,057
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £219 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 29
Median hourly rate £33.76 £29.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.43% +21.88% -20.00%
10th Percentile £23.00 £13.42 £12.51
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.90 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £13.68
% change year-on-year +40.00% +82.75% -53.63%

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 6,093 14,734 17,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.75% 15.73% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,791 9,385 11,295
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 333 401
Median hourly rate £24.10 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.50% - +2.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.35 £51.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.63 £18.75
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.68% -1.30%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMS.

Daily rate trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMS over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS.

Hourly rate trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMS over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 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 -31 348 £425 - 150
UK excluding London -18 204 £425 +6.25% 117
London -14 174 £450 - 39
South East +33 85 £425 - 25
North of England +1 33 £400 +6.67% 37
Scotland +44 27 £350 -10.26% 4
Work from Home +4 27 £405 +20.00% 22
Midlands +54 21 £381 +1.67% 21
South West +41 19 £383 +2.00% 16
North West +33 18 £425 +2.41% 25
East of England +30 15 £375 -16.67% 12
West Midlands +33 12 £400 +3.23% 10
Yorkshire +6 11 £400 +18.52% 10
East Midlands +45 9 £363 +10.27% 11
North East +38 4 £388 -19.27% 2
Wales +34 4 £500 +233.33% 2

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 138 (34.94%) Content Management
2 135 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (34.18%) HTML
3 123 (31.14%) JavaScript
4 109 (27.59%) CSS
5 80 (20.25%) User Experience
6 78 (19.75%) .NET
7 65 (16.46%) C#
8 63 (15.95%) Microsoft
9 61 (15.44%) Scrum
10 54 (13.67%) Git (software)
11 53 (13.42%) Azure
11 53 (13.42%) Marketing
12 50 (12.66%) CRM
12 50 (12.66%) Analytics
13 44 (11.14%) Web Development
14 43 (10.89%) SQL Server
14 43 (10.89%) Finance
15 41 (10.38%) HTML5
15 41 (10.38%) Public Sector
16 38 (9.62%) Adobe
16 38 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (9.37%) SQL
18 36 (9.11%) Java
18 36 (9.11%) MVC
19 34 (8.61%) Project Management
19 34 (8.61%) jQuery
19 34 (8.61%) Umbraco
20 32 (8.10%) Sitecore CMS
20 32 (8.10%) Sitecore

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 34 (8.61%) Umbraco
2 32 (8.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 30 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 24 (6.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 20 (5.06%) Drupal
5 20 (5.06%) EPiServer
5 20 (5.06%) WordPress
6 15 (3.80%) Headless CMS
7 12 (3.04%) Confluence
8 7 (1.77%) Jadu
8 7 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.52%) IIS
9 6 (1.52%) Kentico
10 4 (1.01%) Magnolia
10 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.76%) DNN
11 3 (0.76%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.51%) Documentum
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.77%) Sketch
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.01%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) InVision
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.53%) Magento
3 6 (1.52%) assyst
3 6 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (1.01%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.01%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.76%) Shopify
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.25%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FS
7 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.42%) Azure
2 27 (6.84%) AWS
3 18 (4.56%) Google Analytics
4 10 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (2.53%) Serverless
5 8 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.77%) GCP
6 7 (1.77%) PaaS
7 6 (1.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (1.52%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.27%) IaaS
8 5 (1.27%) Office 365
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.01%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.01%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.05%) Intranet
2 8 (2.03%) Internet
2 8 (2.03%) Skype
3 4 (1.01%) VoIP
4 3 (0.76%) DNS
4 3 (0.76%) WAN
4 3 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.51%) DHCP
5 2 (0.51%) DMZ
5 2 (0.51%) Extranet
5 2 (0.51%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.51%) LAN
5 2 (0.51%) MPLS
5 2 (0.51%) VPN
5 2 (0.51%) WEP
6 1 (0.25%) 4G
6 1 (0.25%) NAS
6 1 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.03%) MySQL
3 5 (1.27%) Big Data
3 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.76%) BigQuery
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.51%) Redis
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) Power BI
7 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.58%) JIRA
3 12 (3.04%) gulp
4 10 (2.53%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.03%) IntelliJ
5 8 (2.03%) Maven
6 7 (1.77%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.52%) Subversion
8 5 (1.27%) Grunt
9 4 (1.01%) Ant
9 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.01%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.76%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.76%) webpack
11 2 (0.51%) Babel
11 2 (0.51%) Bower
11 2 (0.51%) FishEye
11 2 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.51%) Mocha
11 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (13.42%) Marketing
2 43 (10.89%) Finance
3 41 (10.38%) Public Sector
4 23 (5.82%) Publishing
5 11 (2.78%) Retail
6 10 (2.53%) Back Office
7 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.03%) Banking
9 6 (1.52%) Advertising
9 6 (1.52%) Law
9 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.27%) Legal
10 5 (1.27%) Local Government
11 4 (1.01%) Front Office
11 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.76%) Automotive
12 3 (0.76%) Games
13 2 (0.51%) Electronics
13 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (41.77%) Developer
2 42 (10.63%) Architect
3 31 (7.85%) Project Manager
4 26 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (5.32%) .NET Developer
6 19 (4.81%) Analyst
6 19 (4.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (4.56%) Designer
8 17 (4.30%) Web Developer
9 16 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.05%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.80%) CMS Developer
10 15 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.54%) Digital Project Manager
12 11 (2.78%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.53%) Administrator
13 10 (2.53%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.53%) Consultant
13 10 (2.53%) PHP Developer
14 9 (2.28%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (34.18%) HTML
2 109 (27.59%) CSS
3 78 (19.75%) .NET
4 41 (10.38%) HTML5
5 34 (8.61%) jQuery
6 32 (8.10%) Web Services
7 30 (7.59%) CSS3
8 28 (7.09%) ASP.NET
9 24 (6.08%) .NET Framework
9 24 (6.08%) REST
10 23 (5.82%) React
10 23 (5.82%) Sass
11 22 (5.57%) AngularJS
12 20 (5.06%) Node.js
13 15 (3.80%) XML
14 13 (3.29%) Entity Framework
15 12 (3.04%) JSON
16 11 (2.78%) Ajax
16 11 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.25%) User Experience
2 23 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.77%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.52%) IPTV
8 6 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.52%) STB
8 6 (1.52%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.27%) Social Media
10 4 (1.01%) FMCG
10 4 (1.01%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.30%) Windows
2 12 (3.04%) Linux
3 5 (1.27%) Unix
3 5 (1.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.76%) Android
4 3 (0.76%) VMS
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (34.94%) Content Management
2 135 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (15.44%) Scrum
4 50 (12.66%) Analytics
4 50 (12.66%) CRM
5 44 (11.14%) Web Development
6 38 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (9.11%) MVC
8 34 (8.61%) Project Management
9 32 (8.10%) Front End Development
10 29 (7.34%) E-Commerce
11 27 (6.84%) ITIL
12 26 (6.58%) DevOps
13 24 (6.08%) SEO
14 22 (5.57%) Microservices
14 22 (5.57%) OO
15 21 (5.32%) Software Engineering
16 20 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
16 20 (5.06%) Migration
16 20 (5.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 123 (31.14%) JavaScript
2 65 (16.46%) C#
3 37 (9.37%) SQL
4 36 (9.11%) Java
5 31 (7.85%) PHP
6 16 (4.05%) Python
7 11 (2.78%) ES6
8 9 (2.28%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.03%) C
9 8 (2.03%) C++
9 8 (2.03%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.52%) ActionScript
10 6 (1.52%) BrightScript
10 6 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.27%) ABAP
11 5 (1.27%) Java 8
12 4 (1.01%) XPath
13 3 (0.76%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.76%) Google Apps Script
13 3 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.54%) Degree
4 4 (1.01%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.76%) MCSD
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.76%) PMP
6 2 (0.51%) CCNA
6 2 (0.51%) CCNP
6 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.03%) GDPR
1 8 (2.03%) QA
1 8 (2.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) P3O
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) PMO
3 2 (0.51%) WCAG
4 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (2.53%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.53%) Docker
2 6 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.03%) SCCM
3 5 (1.27%) Terraform
4 3 (0.76%) Ansible
4 3 (0.76%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.25%) Nagios
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.25%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 63 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.62%) Adobe
3 32 (8.10%) Sitecore
4 27 (6.84%) Google
5 14 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.04%) Oracle
7 9 (2.28%) SAP
8 6 (1.52%) Cisco
8 6 (1.52%) Roku
9 4 (1.01%) Avaya
9 4 (1.01%) Pardot
9 4 (1.01%) Tealium
10 3 (0.76%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.76%) Huawei
10 3 (0.76%) Nintex
10 3 (0.76%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.76%) VMware
11 2 (0.51%) ClickTale
11 2 (0.51%) hybris