Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 185 166
Rank change year-on-year -11 -19 -48
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,469 1,420 1,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.43% 1.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.54% 8.53% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 975 1,302
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 54
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +63.71% -28.31%
10th Percentile £13.87 £13.50 £12.80
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.83 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £21.87
% change year-on-year -2.86% +60.04% -33.73%

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 17,197 16,643 19,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.80% 16.75% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,188 10,894 12,925
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 410 513
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.45 £48.75 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +7.89%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 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 -9 1,370 £425 +6.25% 550
UK excluding London +1 733 £375 +7.14% 378
London -11 705 £458 +7.65% 193
South East +31 305 £425 +17.24% 95
North of England -29 143 £400 +10.34% 114
Midlands -17 85 £375 +15.38% 62
Yorkshire -7 74 £400 +6.67% 46
South West -19 72 £350 +2.19% 57
Scotland -22 67 £250 -35.90% 16
North West -34 61 £400 +14.29% 54
West Midlands +20 58 £378 +7.78% 31
East of England 0 57 £325 -10.34% 30
East Midlands -29 27 £350 +11.11% 31
North East +4 8 £350 -12.50% 14
Wales -27 4 £375 +3.45% 4
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £310 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 632 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (35.87%) HTML
3 515 (35.06%) JavaScript
4 495 (33.70%) Content Management
5 454 (30.91%) CSS
6 359 (24.44%) .NET
7 312 (21.24%) C#
8 232 (15.79%) User Experience
9 231 (15.72%) MVC
10 218 (14.84%) E-Commerce
10 218 (14.84%) HTML5
11 205 (13.96%) Finance
12 201 (13.68%) Scrum
13 196 (13.34%) SQL
14 190 (12.93%) AngularJS
15 189 (12.87%) jQuery
15 189 (12.87%) Git (software)
16 181 (12.32%) ASP.NET
17 179 (12.19%) Sitecore CMS
17 179 (12.19%) Sitecore
17 179 (12.19%) Web Development
18 176 (11.98%) Front End Development
19 168 (11.44%) TDD
20 166 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 163 (11.10%) Umbraco
22 161 (10.96%) SQL Server
23 160 (10.89%) Java
24 153 (10.42%) Analytics
25 148 (10.07%) PHP
26 147 (10.01%) CSS3

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
1 179 (12.19%) Sitecore CMS
2 163 (11.10%) Umbraco
3 139 (9.46%) Drupal
4 127 (8.65%) WordPress
5 68 (4.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 68 (4.63%) SharePoint
6 54 (3.68%) EPiServer
7 46 (3.13%) Confluence
8 29 (1.97%) IIS
9 20 (1.36%) Kentico
10 18 (1.23%) Apache Solr
11 16 (1.09%) CoreMedia CMS
12 14 (0.95%) Alfresco
13 13 (0.88%) Apache
14 12 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.82%) Documentum
14 12 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.75%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (2.93%) Photoshop
2 41 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.41%) InDesign
8 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.34%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.14%) Snapchat
11 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.068%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.068%) HipChat
12 1 (0.068%) InVision
Business Applications
1 29 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.63%) Magento
3 8 (0.54%) SDL Web 8
4 7 (0.48%) Shopify
5 6 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.34%) Maximo
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.20%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Sprinklr
9 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.068%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.068%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 166 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.65%) GitHub
3 39 (2.65%) Google Analytics
4 32 (2.18%) npm
5 22 (1.50%) PaaS
5 22 (1.50%) SaaS
6 16 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (0.88%) Serverless
8 11 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.75%) Google Tag Manager
8 11 (0.75%) Office 365
9 10 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.68%) Trello
10 9 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 8 (0.54%) IaaS
12 6 (0.41%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.50%) HTTP
2 19 (1.29%) Internet
3 18 (1.23%) Firewall
4 17 (1.16%) SMS
5 16 (1.09%) DNS
6 11 (0.75%) AMQP
6 11 (0.75%) Intranet
7 9 (0.61%) VoIP
8 7 (0.48%) DHCP
8 7 (0.48%) SSH
8 7 (0.48%) VPN
9 6 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.41%) FTP
9 6 (0.41%) ISDN
9 6 (0.41%) LAN
9 6 (0.41%) MPLS
9 6 (0.41%) Network Security
9 6 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.85%) MySQL
3 50 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 23 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.16%) Endeca
8 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.61%) EDRMS
11 9 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.41%) Redis
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.34%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 189 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.33%) JIRA
3 54 (3.68%) TeamCity
4 52 (3.54%) gulp
5 50 (3.40%) Selenium
6 44 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 44 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.70%) Maven
11 24 (1.63%) PVCS
12 23 (1.57%) Grunt
12 23 (1.57%) webpack
13 21 (1.43%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.29%) Subversion
15 17 (1.16%) Protractor
15 17 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
16 15 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 205 (13.96%) Finance
2 140 (9.53%) Marketing
3 83 (5.65%) Publishing
4 66 (4.49%) Retail
5 40 (2.72%) Banking
6 36 (2.45%) Law
7 26 (1.77%) Back Office
8 22 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.29%) Legal
9 19 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (1.23%) Advertising
11 15 (1.02%) Games
11 15 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.95%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.68%) Electronics
14 5 (0.34%) French Language
14 5 (0.34%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 759 (51.67%) Developer
2 160 (10.89%) .NET Developer
3 130 (8.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 117 (7.96%) Analyst
5 96 (6.54%) C# Developer
6 79 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 72 (4.90%) Architect
8 70 (4.77%) PHP Developer
9 67 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 67 (4.56%) Senior Developer
10 66 (4.49%) Project Manager
11 65 (4.42%) CMS Developer
12 58 (3.95%) Web Developer
13 57 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
14 56 (3.81%) Business Analyst
15 54 (3.68%) Java Developer
16 48 (3.27%) Designer
17 40 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
18 37 (2.52%) Sitecore Developer
19 33 (2.25%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (35.87%) HTML
2 454 (30.91%) CSS
3 359 (24.44%) .NET
4 218 (14.84%) HTML5
5 190 (12.93%) AngularJS
6 189 (12.87%) jQuery
7 181 (12.32%) ASP.NET
8 147 (10.01%) CSS3
9 140 (9.53%) XML
10 114 (7.76%) Web Services
11 102 (6.94%) Sass
12 99 (6.74%) React
13 94 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
14 84 (5.72%) REST
15 83 (5.65%) .NET Framework
16 79 (5.38%) Node.js
17 78 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 69 (4.70%) Ajax
19 67 (4.56%) RESTful
20 66 (4.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 232 (15.79%) User Experience
2 85 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (2.38%) Social Media
6 33 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.91%) CMDB
8 25 (1.70%) Graphic Design
9 21 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.02%) Fintech
10 15 (1.02%) iPad
11 13 (0.88%) Blog
11 13 (0.88%) Wiki
12 10 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.61%) EPoS
13 9 (0.61%) iPhone
13 9 (0.61%) PKI
14 8 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 62 (4.22%) Windows
2 61 (4.15%) Linux
3 28 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.57%) OpenVMS
4 23 (1.57%) Unix
5 18 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.75%) Android
8 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.14%) CentOS
13 2 (0.14%) Debian
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.068%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (33.70%) Content Management
3 231 (15.72%) MVC
4 218 (14.84%) E-Commerce
5 201 (13.68%) Scrum
6 179 (12.19%) Web Development
7 176 (11.98%) Front End Development
8 168 (11.44%) TDD
9 153 (10.42%) Analytics
10 121 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
11 117 (7.96%) Test Automation
12 110 (7.49%) DevOps
13 103 (7.01%) CRM
13 103 (7.01%) OO
14 98 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
15 92 (6.26%) Migration
16 89 (6.06%) SEO
17 84 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
18 82 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 76 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 515 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 312 (21.24%) C#
3 196 (13.34%) SQL
4 160 (10.89%) Java
5 148 (10.07%) PHP
6 51 (3.47%) Python
7 34 (2.31%) ES6
8 32 (2.18%) TypeScript
9 30 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 28 (1.91%) C
12 27 (1.84%) Java 8
13 22 (1.50%) C++
14 21 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.95%) Fortran
15 14 (0.95%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.95%) VBScript
16 11 (0.75%) Ruby
17 10 (0.68%) Groovy
18 9 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 102 (6.94%) Degree
2 45 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.36%) ISEB
6 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.54%) PMP
8 7 (0.48%) APMP
8 7 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.41%) CCNP
9 6 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.34%) MBA
10 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.33%) QA
2 17 (1.16%) WCAG
3 9 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.61%) PMO
4 8 (0.54%) GDPR
5 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.34%) GxP
6 5 (0.34%) SLA
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.20%) HL7
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) SEPA
9 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.068%) MiFID
9 1 (0.068%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.068%) WAI
System Software
1 49 (3.34%) Docker
2 28 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.20%) vSphere
5 3 (0.20%) XenApp
6 2 (0.14%) Postfix
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
2 18 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
3 11 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.61%) Puppet
4 9 (0.61%) WMI
5 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (0.48%) TeamSite
6 5 (0.34%) Ansible
6 5 (0.34%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.34%) OpenSSO
7 4 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.27%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.20%) Nagios
8 3 (0.20%) SCCM
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 179 (12.19%) Sitecore
2 137 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 114 (7.76%) Adobe
4 71 (4.83%) Oracle
5 60 (4.08%) Google
6 35 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (1.97%) ServiceNow
8 21 (1.43%) FatWire
9 19 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.23%) SAP
11 16 (1.09%) Cisco
11 16 (1.09%) hybris
12 14 (0.95%) ATG
13 10 (0.68%) Facebook
13 10 (0.68%) OpenText
14 9 (0.61%) Avaya
14 9 (0.61%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.54%) Dell
15 8 (0.54%) Twitter
15 8 (0.54%) VMware