Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 193 188
Rank change year-on-year -54 -5 -21
Contract jobs citing CMS 906 1,469 1,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.44% 1.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.15% 8.56% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 1,023 974
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 40
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £32.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.03% -8.45% +63.71%
10th Percentile £15.26 £13.87 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.05 £45.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.12% -2.86% +60.04%

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 12,674 17,161 16,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.77% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,181 11,165 10,869
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 401 410
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.74 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +5.00% -2.44%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -59 817 £420 -1.18% 359
UK excluding London -64 457 £400 +6.67% 286
London -30 427 £437 -4.52% 103
South East -85 131 £400 -5.88% 70
North of England +4 101 £400 - 68
South West -15 66 £350 - 53
Scotland +27 63 £350 +40.00% 12
Yorkshire +26 60 £380 -5.00% 27
East of England +25 59 £425 +30.77% 30
North West 0 39 £420 +5.00% 36
Midlands -5 30 £356 -5.00% 35
West Midlands +1 25 £350 -7.28% 18
Wales +27 6 - - 17
East Midlands +3 5 £438 +25.00% 17
Channel Islands -5 3 £450 +45.16%
North East +11 2 £415 +18.57% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 397 (43.82%) HTML
2 365 (40.29%) CSS
3 351 (38.74%) JavaScript
4 305 (33.66%) Content Management
5 293 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
6 196 (21.63%) User Experience
7 167 (18.43%) Front End Development
8 137 (15.12%) HTML5
9 131 (14.46%) AngularJS
10 130 (14.35%) .NET
11 128 (14.13%) Web Development
12 121 (13.36%) jQuery
13 119 (13.13%) Java
14 115 (12.69%) Git (software)
15 110 (12.14%) Scrum
16 107 (11.81%) Adobe
16 107 (11.81%) Sitecore CMS
16 107 (11.81%) Sitecore
17 105 (11.59%) E-Commerce
17 105 (11.59%) Marketing
18 104 (11.48%) XML
18 104 (11.48%) CSS3
19 99 (10.93%) SQL
20 96 (10.60%) Sass
21 94 (10.38%) PHP
22 93 (10.26%) Finance
23 89 (9.82%) Analytics
24 88 (9.71%) Microsoft
25 87 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 86 (9.49%) C#

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
1 107 (11.81%) Sitecore CMS
2 81 (8.94%) Umbraco
3 73 (8.06%) WordPress
4 70 (7.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 60 (6.62%) Drupal
6 46 (5.08%) SharePoint
7 31 (3.42%) WebSphere
8 26 (2.87%) EPiServer
9 21 (2.32%) Apache
10 20 (2.21%) Confluence
11 18 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.88%) Kentico
13 16 (1.77%) IIS
14 12 (1.32%) Magnolia
15 10 (1.10%) Headless CMS
16 9 (0.99%) Jadu
17 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
18 6 (0.66%) ColdFusion
18 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
18 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 52 (5.74%) Photoshop
2 32 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (2.65%) Sketch
5 20 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.99%) InVision
8 7 (0.77%) Windchill
9 6 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.66%) Camtasia
9 6 (0.66%) InDesign
9 6 (0.66%) XMetaL
10 5 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.55%) PTC Creo
10 5 (0.55%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.44%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.44%) Figma
12 3 (0.33%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 47 (5.19%) Magento
2 16 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
3 3 (0.33%) Shopify
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.62%) Azure
2 41 (4.53%) Google Analytics
3 30 (3.31%) AWS
4 26 (2.87%) npm
5 20 (2.21%) GitHub
6 14 (1.55%) PaaS
6 14 (1.55%) Power Platform
7 13 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 13 (1.43%) Office 365
8 9 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.99%) SaaS
9 7 (0.77%) IaaS
10 6 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.66%) GCP
11 4 (0.44%) Heroku
11 4 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Flow
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.87%) Intranet
2 16 (1.77%) Internet
3 9 (0.99%) HTTP
4 4 (0.44%) Skype
5 3 (0.33%) DNS
5 3 (0.33%) Extranet
5 3 (0.33%) SMTP
6 2 (0.22%) DHCP
6 2 (0.22%) DWDM
6 2 (0.22%) FTP
6 2 (0.22%) ISDN
6 2 (0.22%) SNMP
6 2 (0.22%) SSH
6 2 (0.22%) SSL
6 2 (0.22%) VoIP
7 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.11%) PSTN
7 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.11%) VPN
7 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.42%) MySQL
3 18 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.21%) Jackrabbit
6 10 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.10%) Power BI
7 9 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.44%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.33%) Big Data
11 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 115 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.74%) Grunt
3 47 (5.19%) gulp
4 45 (4.97%) JIRA
5 31 (3.42%) Bower
6 25 (2.76%) Subversion
7 23 (2.54%) Jasmine
7 23 (2.54%) Karma Test Runner
8 22 (2.43%) PVCS
9 17 (1.88%) Visual Studio
9 17 (1.88%) webpack
10 16 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.66%) Selenium
12 14 (1.55%) Cucumber
13 12 (1.32%) Axure RP
14 11 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (1.10%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.10%) Jenkins
16 9 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
17 8 (0.88%) ProC
General
1 105 (11.59%) Marketing
2 93 (10.26%) Finance
3 64 (7.06%) Public Sector
4 40 (4.42%) Legal
5 36 (3.97%) Retail
6 35 (3.86%) Publishing
7 32 (3.53%) Games
8 24 (2.65%) Banking
9 21 (2.32%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.43%) Local Government
12 12 (1.32%) Electronics
13 11 (1.21%) Advertising
14 7 (0.77%) Law
14 7 (0.77%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.55%) Automotive
15 5 (0.55%) Military
16 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 480 (52.98%) Developer
2 124 (13.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 66 (7.28%) Analyst
4 52 (5.74%) Web Developer
5 51 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 47 (5.19%) Designer
7 42 (4.64%) .NET Developer
8 32 (3.53%) Java Developer
9 30 (3.31%) Business Analyst
9 30 (3.31%) PHP Developer
10 29 (3.20%) Architect
11 28 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
12 27 (2.98%) ServiceNow Developer
13 26 (2.87%) Digital Project Manager
13 26 (2.87%) React Developer
14 25 (2.76%) CMS Developer
14 25 (2.76%) Senior Developer
15 24 (2.65%) Sitecore Developer
16 22 (2.43%) Consultant
16 22 (2.43%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (43.82%) HTML
2 365 (40.29%) CSS
3 137 (15.12%) HTML5
4 131 (14.46%) AngularJS
5 130 (14.35%) .NET
6 121 (13.36%) jQuery
7 104 (11.48%) CSS3
7 104 (11.48%) XML
8 96 (10.60%) Sass
9 87 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 77 (8.50%) React
11 64 (7.06%) ASP.NET
12 61 (6.73%) Node.js
13 52 (5.74%) REST
14 41 (4.53%) Web Services
15 36 (3.97%) Ajax
15 36 (3.97%) SOAP
15 36 (3.97%) Vue.js
16 35 (3.86%) LESS
16 35 (3.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 196 (21.63%) User Experience
2 38 (4.19%) Mobile App
2 38 (4.19%) Social Media
3 35 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.09%) Vector Graphics
6 24 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.65%) W3C
7 15 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.10%) Animation
9 10 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.88%) Blog
11 7 (0.77%) NHS
12 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.66%) Graphic Design
12 6 (0.66%) Video Editing
13 5 (0.55%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 43 (4.75%) Windows
2 22 (2.43%) OpenVMS
3 19 (2.10%) Linux
4 13 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.99%) Android
7 7 (0.77%) Unix
8 4 (0.44%) VMS
8 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.33%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (33.66%) Content Management
2 293 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (18.43%) Front End Development
4 128 (14.13%) Web Development
5 110 (12.14%) Scrum
6 105 (11.59%) E-Commerce
7 89 (9.82%) Analytics
8 82 (9.05%) TDD
9 77 (8.50%) SEO
10 72 (7.95%) Project Management
11 68 (7.51%) Wireframes
12 66 (7.28%) MVC
13 64 (7.06%) DevOps
14 60 (6.62%) Migration
15 59 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
16 58 (6.40%) CRM
17 53 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
17 53 (5.85%) Responsive Web Design
18 43 (4.75%) Unit Testing
19 42 (4.64%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 351 (38.74%) JavaScript
2 119 (13.13%) Java
3 99 (10.93%) SQL
4 94 (10.38%) PHP
5 86 (9.49%) C#
6 33 (3.64%) C
7 23 (2.54%) ES6
8 20 (2.21%) TypeScript
9 16 (1.77%) C++
9 16 (1.77%) Fortran
10 15 (1.66%) Java 8
10 15 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.66%) Python
11 11 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.66%) Clojure
13 6 (0.66%) IronPython
13 6 (0.66%) XAML
14 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (3.20%) Degree
2 18 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
3 9 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.55%) A+ Certification
5 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.44%) PMP
7 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.33%) ISEB
7 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) APMP
8 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) HNC
8 2 (0.22%) HND
8 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.19%) QA
2 16 (1.77%) WCAG
3 10 (1.10%) GDPR
4 4 (0.44%) SLA
5 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 36 (3.97%) Docker
2 10 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.22%) Varnish
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (1.66%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.77%) TeamSite
3 4 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (0.44%) SafeCom
4 3 (0.33%) Ansible
4 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.33%) Rancher
4 3 (0.33%) Terraform
5 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 107 (11.81%) Adobe
1 107 (11.81%) Sitecore
2 88 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 59 (6.51%) Google
4 36 (3.97%) Oracle
5 30 (3.31%) IBM
6 29 (3.20%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.88%) SAP
8 15 (1.66%) Apple
9 14 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.43%) Atlassian
10 13 (1.43%) hybris
11 10 (1.10%) BT
11 10 (1.10%) Nintex
12 9 (0.99%) Hotjar
13 8 (0.88%) HubSpot
13 8 (0.88%) Yahoo!
14 7 (0.77%) Facebook
14 7 (0.77%) Perforce
14 7 (0.77%) Zend