Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 163 154
Rank change year-on-year -27 -9 -38
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,455 1,530 1,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.66% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.73% 9.73% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,007 1,022 1,172
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 38
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £14.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +88.07% -35.01%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.54 £9.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £103.23 £42.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.46 £22.45 £13.50
% change year-on-year -35.59% +66.30% -38.04%

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 16,672 15,724 18,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 17.09% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,051 10,130 11,769
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £391
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.90% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 324 457
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -4.88% +10.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +14.29%

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 April 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 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 15 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 April 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 -20 1,383 £425 +6.25% 553
London -32 751 £450 +5.88% 182
UK excluding London -45 685 £385 +2.67% 403
North of England +27 220 £375 +0.67% 130
South East -49 201 £385 +2.67% 105
North West +38 148 £385 +3.36% 69
Midlands -22 88 £393 +4.67% 68
South West -31 68 £388 -3.13% 46
Yorkshire -9 56 £350 +4.87% 48
East of England -13 52 £450 +23.29% 23
East Midlands +9 48 £450 +47.54% 33
Scotland -69 48 £383 +11.27% 24
West Midlands -23 39 £340 -17.07% 35
North East +20 15 £425 -6.85% 13
Wales -7 8 £355 -13.94% 6

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 619 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (37.39%) HTML
3 497 (34.16%) CSS
4 493 (33.88%) Content Management
5 458 (31.48%) JavaScript
6 350 (24.05%) .NET
7 308 (21.17%) C#
8 235 (16.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 235 (16.15%) Sitecore
9 221 (15.19%) E-Commerce
10 213 (14.64%) jQuery
11 210 (14.43%) User Experience
12 199 (13.68%) MVC
13 194 (13.33%) AngularJS
14 188 (12.92%) HTML5
15 186 (12.78%) Finance
16 185 (12.71%) Scrum
17 180 (12.37%) Adobe
18 178 (12.23%) Marketing
19 174 (11.96%) Java
20 169 (11.62%) ASP.NET
21 164 (11.27%) Git (software)
22 159 (10.93%) Project Management
23 156 (10.72%) Front End Development
24 155 (10.65%) TDD
25 154 (10.58%) CSS3
26 147 (10.10%) Web Development
27 142 (9.76%) Web Services
28 138 (9.48%) SQL
29 132 (9.07%) PHP

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
1 235 (16.15%) Sitecore CMS
2 121 (8.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 113 (7.77%) Umbraco
4 105 (7.22%) WordPress
5 87 (5.98%) Drupal
6 77 (5.29%) EPiServer
7 56 (3.85%) SharePoint
8 33 (2.27%) Apache
8 33 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 32 (2.20%) IIS
10 28 (1.92%) Kentico
11 27 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (1.79%) Apache Solr
13 24 (1.65%) Tomcat
14 23 (1.58%) Confluence
15 19 (1.31%) Joomla!
16 18 (1.24%) Orchard CMS
17 14 (0.96%) Documentum
18 13 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
19 12 (0.82%) Mule
Applications
1 112 (7.70%) Photoshop
2 41 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 22 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.41%) InDesign
9 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.14%) GIMP
11 2 (0.14%) HipChat
11 2 (0.14%) InVision
11 2 (0.14%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.14%) Snagit
12 1 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.27%) Magento
2 21 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.76%) Maximo
4 7 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.41%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 6 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.14%) Primavera
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 2 (0.14%) Shopify
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.069%) Revive Adserver
10 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 105 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.02%) Google Analytics
4 42 (2.89%) GitHub
5 26 (1.79%) npm
6 19 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 16 (1.10%) SaaS
8 15 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
8 15 (1.03%) Trello
9 14 (0.96%) Office 365
9 14 (0.96%) PaaS
10 13 (0.89%) Yarn
11 10 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.55%) IaaS
14 7 (0.48%) G Suite
14 7 (0.48%) Slack
15 6 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.68%) Internet
2 23 (1.58%) SMS
3 17 (1.17%) HTTP
4 14 (0.96%) Intranet
5 10 (0.69%) DNS
6 8 (0.55%) LAN
6 8 (0.55%) SNMP
6 8 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.48%) SMTP
7 7 (0.48%) SSH
8 6 (0.41%) H.323
8 6 (0.41%) WAN
9 5 (0.34%) Firewall
9 5 (0.34%) FTP
9 5 (0.34%) Skype
9 5 (0.34%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.34%) Wireless
10 4 (0.27%) ISDN
10 4 (0.27%) SSL
10 4 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.22%) MySQL
3 48 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 41 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.31%) Endeca
7 11 (0.76%) Big Data
7 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (0.62%) CouchDB
9 8 (0.55%) DB2
10 7 (0.48%) Jackrabbit
10 7 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.41%) Couchbase
11 6 (0.41%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.34%) Redis
13 4 (0.27%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 164 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 129 (8.87%) JIRA
3 48 (3.30%) Subversion
4 44 (3.02%) Jenkins
5 42 (2.89%) Grunt
6 41 (2.82%) Visual Studio
7 38 (2.61%) gulp
8 31 (2.13%) JUnit
9 27 (1.86%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.86%) Jasmine
10 26 (1.79%) Selenium
11 22 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (1.44%) Xcode
13 20 (1.37%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.24%) Mockito
15 17 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
15 17 (1.17%) WebDriver
16 16 (1.10%) Eclipse
General
1 186 (12.78%) Finance
2 178 (12.23%) Marketing
3 80 (5.50%) Publishing
4 72 (4.95%) Retail
5 37 (2.54%) Banking
6 25 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.51%) Japanese Language
8 21 (1.44%) Legal
9 19 (1.31%) Advertising
10 12 (0.82%) Law
11 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.62%) Games
13 8 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.48%) French Language
14 7 (0.48%) Local Government
15 6 (0.41%) Automotive
15 6 (0.41%) Billing
15 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 659 (45.29%) Developer
2 125 (8.59%) .NET Developer
3 118 (8.11%) Architect
4 115 (7.90%) Project Manager
5 109 (7.49%) Analyst
6 106 (7.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 64 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 62 (4.26%) Sitecore Developer
9 58 (3.99%) Java Developer
10 56 (3.85%) CMS Developer
11 54 (3.71%) Senior Developer
12 47 (3.23%) Designer
12 47 (3.23%) Digital Project Manager
13 45 (3.09%) Business Analyst
13 45 (3.09%) HTML Developer
13 45 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
14 41 (2.82%) Consultant
14 41 (2.82%) PHP Developer
15 38 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (2.61%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (37.39%) HTML
2 497 (34.16%) CSS
3 350 (24.05%) .NET
4 213 (14.64%) jQuery
5 194 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 188 (12.92%) HTML5
7 169 (11.62%) ASP.NET
8 154 (10.58%) CSS3
9 142 (9.76%) Web Services
10 113 (7.77%) XML
11 112 (7.70%) React
12 94 (6.46%) Sass
13 81 (5.57%) Ajax
13 81 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 67 (4.60%) REST
15 66 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 66 (4.54%) RESTful
16 65 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 62 (4.26%) .NET Framework
18 60 (4.12%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 210 (14.43%) User Experience
2 92 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.86%) Social Media
8 25 (1.72%) iPad
9 21 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 14 (0.96%) iPhone
10 14 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 13 (0.89%) PKI
12 12 (0.82%) Graphic Design
13 11 (0.76%) Fintech
14 10 (0.69%) Blog
14 10 (0.69%) CMDB
14 10 (0.69%) Taxonomies
15 9 (0.62%) Web 2.0
16 8 (0.55%) Animation
16 8 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 65 (4.47%) Linux
2 43 (2.96%) Apple iOS
3 41 (2.82%) Unix
4 36 (2.47%) Windows
5 21 (1.44%) Android
6 11 (0.76%) Solaris
7 10 (0.69%) HPUX
7 10 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.069%) Debian
11 1 (0.069%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (33.88%) Content Management
3 221 (15.19%) E-Commerce
4 199 (13.68%) MVC
5 185 (12.71%) Scrum
6 159 (10.93%) Project Management
7 156 (10.72%) Front End Development
8 155 (10.65%) TDD
9 147 (10.10%) Web Development
10 125 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
11 112 (7.70%) Test Automation
12 106 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 105 (7.22%) Analytics
14 104 (7.15%) CRM
15 100 (6.87%) DevOps
16 91 (6.25%) Migration
17 75 (5.15%) SEO
18 74 (5.09%) BDD
18 74 (5.09%) Software Engineering
19 72 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 458 (31.48%) JavaScript
2 308 (21.17%) C#
3 174 (11.96%) Java
4 138 (9.48%) SQL
5 132 (9.07%) PHP
6 48 (3.30%) Python
7 30 (2.06%) ES6
8 27 (1.86%) Objective-C
9 25 (1.72%) Ruby
10 24 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.37%) Apple Swift
13 18 (1.24%) Java 8
14 17 (1.17%) C
14 17 (1.17%) Perl
15 13 (0.89%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.82%) ES7
17 11 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 11 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (6.12%) Degree
2 22 (1.51%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.27%) ISEB
7 4 (0.27%) PMP
8 3 (0.21%) APMP
8 3 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.21%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.14%) CCIE Collaboration
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.77%) QA
2 12 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (0.82%) PMO
3 9 (0.62%) GDPR
3 9 (0.62%) SLA
4 7 (0.48%) WCAG
5 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.21%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.21%) SEPA
7 3 (0.21%) TARGET2
8 2 (0.14%) PSD2
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (2.75%) Docker
2 20 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.10%) Varnish
4 9 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.14%) LXC
7 2 (0.14%) vCloud
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.069%) Firmware
8 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.069%) iptables
8 1 (0.069%) NFS
8 1 (0.069%) Samba
8 1 (0.069%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (1.17%) Kibana
3 14 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.96%) Puppet
4 13 (0.89%) CA Single Sign-On
4 13 (0.89%) OpenSSO
5 10 (0.69%) TeamSite
6 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.48%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.41%) Ansible
9 6 (0.41%) SCCM
10 5 (0.34%) Terraform
11 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.21%) Nagios
12 3 (0.21%) Pingdom
12 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 235 (16.15%) Sitecore
2 180 (12.37%) Adobe
3 104 (7.15%) Microsoft
4 67 (4.60%) Google
5 54 (3.71%) Oracle
6 41 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
7 40 (2.75%) hybris
8 39 (2.68%) ServiceNow
9 30 (2.06%) SAP
10 29 (1.99%) IBM
11 25 (1.72%) ATG
12 13 (0.89%) BEA
13 11 (0.76%) Cisco
13 11 (0.76%) VMware
14 10 (0.69%) Avaya
14 10 (0.69%) Demandware
15 8 (0.55%) Apple
15 8 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.55%) New Relic
16 7 (0.48%) HP