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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 149 114
Rank change year-on-year -3 -35  
Contract jobs citing CMS 747 904 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.68% 1.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.74% 9.32% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 649 692
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 34
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £11.70 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.70 £51.50 £40.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £28.75 £40.15
% change year-on-year -12.17% -28.39%  

CMS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7666 9702 9993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.04% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 6463 6228
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 236 343
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 705 £400 - 300
London -12 362 £425 - 118
South East -1 115 £350 -11.39% 46
East of England -2 44 £363 -19.44% 20
South West -3 41 £310 +12.72% 25
East Midlands +8 40 £315 -3.07% 20
North West +4 36 £325 +5.69% 24
City of London -21 31 £425 +6.25% 19
Scotland +29 27 £288 -30.30% 6
Yorkshire +6 25 £400 - 16
Berkshire +5 25 £350 +16.66% 6
West Yorkshire +14 20 £400 - 8
Hampshire +11 20 £431 +1.47% 8
Leicestershire +10 20 £315 +10.52% 6
Leeds +15 19 £400 - 4
Gloucestershire +23 18 £310 +37.77% 1
Surrey +5 18 £350 -33.33% 11
West Midlands -17 17 £355 +18.33% 24
Manchester -18 17 £400 +25.00% 12
Merseyside +13 14 £325 - 5
Glasgow +10 14 £242 -39.50% 2
Essex - 14 £284 - 3
Liverpool - 14 £325 - 4
East Sussex +12 13 £338 - 3
West Sussex +11 13 £375 -6.25% 1
Hertfordshire +2 11 £375 +17.64% 7
Kent - 11 £340 - 3
Leicester - 11 £300 - 1
North East +76 9 £363 +16.00% 6
Nottingham +6 9 £350 -3.44% 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CMS.

1 656 (43.30%) HTML
2 648 (42.77%) JavaScript
3 603 (39.80%) CSS
4 526 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
5 484 (31.95%) Content Management
6 408 (26.93%) .NET
7 329 (21.72%) C#
8 314 (20.73%) HTML5
9 285 (18.81%) jQuery
10 280 (18.48%) MVC
11 250 (16.50%) User Experience
12 248 (16.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 248 (16.37%) Sitecore
13 243 (16.04%) ASP.NET
14 236 (15.58%) XML
15 218 (14.39%) Web Development
16 216 (14.26%) E-Commerce
17 212 (13.99%) CSS3
18 206 (13.60%) AngularJS
19 201 (13.27%) SQL
20 198 (13.07%) Java
21 195 (12.87%) Microsoft
22 190 (12.54%) SQL Server
23 184 (12.15%) Front End Development
24 179 (11.82%) Adobe
25 174 (11.49%) Finance
26 169 (11.16%) Marketing
27 158 (10.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
28 153 (10.10%) Ajax
29 146 (9.64%) Umbraco

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
1 248 (16.37%) Sitecore CMS
2 158 (10.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 146 (9.64%) Umbraco
4 125 (8.25%) Drupal
5 97 (6.40%) EPiServer
6 76 (5.02%) WordPress
7 60 (3.96%) SharePoint
8 48 (3.17%) IIS
9 37 (2.44%) Apache
9 37 (2.44%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.72%) Confluence
11 17 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.06%) DNN
12 16 (1.06%) Magnolia
13 15 (0.99%) ColdFusion
13 15 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.92%) CoreMedia CMS
14 14 (0.92%) JBoss
14 14 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.71%) Photoshop
3 33 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.26%) InDesign
9 3 (0.20%) Mingle
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.066%) InVision
11 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.86%) Magento
3 11 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
5 5 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.20%) FastStats
7 3 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.066%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.066%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.066%) SessionCam
9 1 (0.066%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.066%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.066%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.90%) Google Analytics
4 27 (1.78%) GitHub
5 23 (1.52%) SaaS
6 17 (1.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 15 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
8 14 (0.92%) Office 365
9 13 (0.86%) PaaS
10 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.46%) IaaS
12 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.40%) Trello
13 4 (0.26%) AdWords
13 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.26%) Slack
14 3 (0.20%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.20%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 67 (4.42%) Internet
2 31 (2.05%) Intranet
3 29 (1.91%) HTTP
4 25 (1.65%) WebEx
5 21 (1.39%) MPLS
6 16 (1.06%) Firewall
7 13 (0.86%) DNS
7 13 (0.86%) SSL
8 9 (0.59%) Skype
9 7 (0.46%) Extranet
10 6 (0.40%) Network Security
10 6 (0.40%) Telepresence
11 5 (0.33%) Broadband
11 5 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.33%) FTP
11 5 (0.33%) SNMP
11 5 (0.33%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.20%) LAN
12 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.20%) MySQL
3 43 (2.84%) MongoDB
4 38 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 24 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.79%) Endeca
10 12 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.79%) Redis
11 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.46%) Power BI
13 6 (0.40%) Big Data
13 6 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.40%) GIS
13 6 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 109 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 81 (5.35%) JIRA
4 80 (5.28%) Jenkins
5 67 (4.42%) Visual Studio
6 49 (3.23%) Selenium
7 35 (2.31%) Maven
8 31 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 27 (1.78%) gulp
10 27 (1.78%) Hudson
10 27 (1.78%) WebDriver
11 24 (1.58%) Jasmine
12 23 (1.52%) Ant
13 21 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 21 (1.39%) Grunt
13 21 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
14 17 (1.12%) JMeter
14 17 (1.12%) Subversion
15 16 (1.06%) Cucumber
General
1 174 (11.49%) Finance
2 169 (11.16%) Marketing
3 94 (6.20%) Retail
4 65 (4.29%) Publishing
5 54 (3.56%) Banking
6 46 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.18%) Advertising
8 29 (1.91%) Legal
9 21 (1.39%) Electronics
10 20 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.99%) Back Office
12 10 (0.66%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.59%) Games
13 9 (0.59%) Law
13 9 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.53%) Automotive
15 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.40%) Front Office
16 6 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 825 (54.46%) Developer
2 187 (12.34%) .NET Developer
3 146 (9.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 133 (8.78%) Analyst
5 119 (7.85%) Architect
6 98 (6.47%) Web Developer
7 92 (6.07%) C# Developer
8 83 (5.48%) CMS Developer
9 79 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 79 (5.21%) Sitecore Developer
10 70 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 67 (4.42%) Business Analyst
12 64 (4.22%) Project Manager
13 63 (4.16%) Senior Developer
14 62 (4.09%) Java Developer
15 61 (4.03%) EPiServer Developer
16 60 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
17 48 (3.17%) PHP Developer
18 46 (3.04%) HTML Developer
19 45 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 656 (43.30%) HTML
2 603 (39.80%) CSS
3 408 (26.93%) .NET
4 314 (20.73%) HTML5
5 285 (18.81%) jQuery
6 243 (16.04%) ASP.NET
7 236 (15.58%) XML
8 212 (13.99%) CSS3
9 206 (13.60%) AngularJS
10 153 (10.10%) Ajax
11 138 (9.11%) Web Services
12 107 (7.06%) REST
13 106 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 90 (5.94%) Sass
15 88 (5.81%) React
16 87 (5.74%) JSON
17 85 (5.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 81 (5.35%) ASP.NET Web API
19 77 (5.08%) XHTML
20 73 (4.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 250 (16.50%) User Experience
2 108 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.04%) iPad
6 44 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.31%) Social Media
8 33 (2.18%) W3C
9 28 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.39%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.19%) e-Learning
12 18 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.12%) Computer Science
14 16 (1.06%) Derivative
14 16 (1.06%) Digital Media
14 16 (1.06%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 15 (0.99%) Swaptions
16 14 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.19%) Windows
2 56 (3.70%) Linux
3 29 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.58%) Unix
5 19 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.06%) Android
7 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.33%) Solaris
10 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) SUSE
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) MVS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.066%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.066%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (31.95%) Content Management
3 280 (18.48%) MVC
4 218 (14.39%) Web Development
5 216 (14.26%) E-Commerce
6 184 (12.15%) Front End Development
7 140 (9.24%) Scrum
8 138 (9.11%) Analytics
9 137 (9.04%) TDD
10 113 (7.46%) Project Management
11 100 (6.60%) CRM
12 98 (6.47%) Test Automation
13 90 (5.94%) Migration
14 77 (5.08%) SEO
15 75 (4.95%) Responsive Web Design
16 74 (4.88%) Web Design
17 72 (4.75%) BDD
18 70 (4.62%) OO
19 67 (4.42%) DevOps
20 63 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 648 (42.77%) JavaScript
2 329 (21.72%) C#
3 201 (13.27%) SQL
4 198 (13.07%) Java
5 123 (8.12%) PHP
6 68 (4.49%) Python
7 37 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 34 (2.24%) Ruby
9 24 (1.58%) C++
9 24 (1.58%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.19%) C
11 16 (1.06%) Groovy
12 15 (0.99%) ActionScript
13 10 (0.66%) ES6
13 10 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.59%) Perl
14 9 (0.59%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.46%) VBA
16 6 (0.40%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 72 (4.75%) Degree
2 21 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.59%) ISEB
5 9 (0.59%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.26%) GISP
8 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.26%) PMP
9 3 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.20%) MCP
9 3 (0.20%) MCSE
9 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.13%) APMP
10 2 (0.13%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.83%) QA
2 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.53%) SLA
4 7 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.33%) WCAG
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.25%) Docker
3 13 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.066%) Firmware
7 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.066%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (1.85%) Ansible
2 27 (1.78%) Puppet
3 23 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.59%) HP Fortify
4 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.53%) TeamSite
6 5 (0.33%) SCCM
7 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.26%) Terraform
8 3 (0.20%) Kibana
8 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.13%) logstash
9 2 (0.13%) MOM
9 2 (0.13%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.066%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.066%) Piwik
10 1 (0.066%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 248 (16.37%) Sitecore
2 195 (12.87%) Microsoft
3 179 (11.82%) Adobe
4 83 (5.48%) Oracle
5 65 (4.29%) Google
6 55 (3.63%) ServiceNow
7 32 (2.11%) IBM
7 32 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (1.91%) Apple
8 29 (1.91%) Avaya
9 28 (1.85%) SAP
10 23 (1.52%) Demandware
11 20 (1.32%) Splunk
12 19 (1.25%) Cisco
12 19 (1.25%) FatWire
13 18 (1.19%) OpenText
14 17 (1.12%) ATG
15 15 (0.99%) VMware
16 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.92%) HP
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Rate: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
James Chase Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £25 to £33 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Depending on experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
University of Essex
Rate: £29,301 - £32,004 per annum; Grade 8: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £120,000+ per year
Posted: 11 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday