Period
to 5 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 218 191
Rank change year-on-year -22 -27 -23
Contract jobs citing CMS 650 1,282 1,439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.32% 1.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.35% 8.23% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 863 1,018
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 42
Median hourly rate £34.00 £26.31 £25.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% +3.99% +12.67%
10th Percentile £11.43 £13.33 £12.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.07 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year +100.00% +17.02% -31.95%

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 8,848 15,577 16,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 16.07% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,552 10,026 11,055
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £408
% change year-on-year -1.16% +5.52% +4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 312 374
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.97% -0.21% -1.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.88% -2.86% -7.89%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -30 584 £425 - 219
UK excluding London -28 333 £400 +5.26% 175
London -12 301 £463 +1.09% 50
South East -20 111 £425 +6.25% 44
South West +19 59 £375 -9.09% 30
North of England -28 58 £395 +5.33% 53
Scotland +23 51 £368 +33.64% 4
North West +11 36 £350 -15.66% 32
Midlands +30 32 £400 +6.67% 36
East of England +14 21 £450 +20.00% 7
Work from Home +1 20 £400 +3.23% 21
West Midlands +29 18 £400 +4.23% 15
Yorkshire -20 16 £400 +23.08% 15
East Midlands +27 14 £400 +18.52% 21
North East +18 6 £406 -17.93% 6
Wales +25 1 £400 +10.34% 2

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 255 (39.23%) HTML
2 251 (38.62%) Content Management
3 214 (32.92%) JavaScript
4 211 (32.46%) CSS
5 204 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (21.38%) User Experience
7 131 (20.15%) .NET
8 103 (15.85%) Marketing
9 99 (15.23%) C#
10 86 (13.23%) CRM
11 83 (12.77%) Scrum
11 83 (12.77%) Git (software)
11 83 (12.77%) Azure
12 82 (12.62%) Microsoft
13 80 (12.31%) Web Development
14 78 (12.00%) Front End Development
15 72 (11.08%) E-Commerce
16 70 (10.77%) Umbraco
16 70 (10.77%) Analytics
17 69 (10.62%) jQuery
17 69 (10.62%) Adobe
17 69 (10.62%) Project Management
18 68 (10.46%) Sitecore CMS
18 68 (10.46%) Sitecore
18 68 (10.46%) HTML5
19 65 (10.00%) PHP
20 61 (9.38%) Finance
20 61 (9.38%) Java
21 60 (9.23%) AngularJS
22 59 (9.08%) MVC

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 70 (10.77%) Umbraco
2 68 (10.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 50 (7.69%) Drupal
4 47 (7.23%) SharePoint
5 46 (7.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 38 (5.85%) WordPress
7 32 (4.92%) EPiServer
8 18 (2.77%) Kentico
9 17 (2.62%) Headless CMS
10 14 (2.15%) IIS
11 8 (1.23%) Confluence
12 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.77%) Apache
14 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.62%) Jadu
15 4 (0.62%) Magnolia
15 4 (0.62%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (4.62%) Sketch
2 22 (3.38%) Photoshop
3 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
6 11 (1.69%) Adobe XD
7 9 (1.38%) Chatbot
7 9 (1.38%) InVision
8 8 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.77%) InDesign
9 5 (0.77%) Lectora
10 4 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.31%) Figma
12 2 (0.31%) Windchill
13 1 (0.15%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 22 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (3.38%) Magento
2 14 (2.15%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (1.23%) assyst
4 4 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.46%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.31%) Shopify
6 2 (0.31%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FS
7 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 83 (12.77%) Azure
2 37 (5.69%) AWS
3 24 (3.69%) Google Analytics
4 15 (2.31%) GitHub
5 13 (2.00%) Adobe Analytics
5 13 (2.00%) npm
5 13 (2.00%) Serverless
6 11 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
6 11 (1.69%) SaaS
7 10 (1.54%) GCP
8 9 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.23%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.08%) PaaS
11 6 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (0.92%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.77%) Firebase
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.92%) Intranet
2 18 (2.77%) HTTP
3 13 (2.00%) Internet
4 10 (1.54%) DNS
5 9 (1.38%) Skype
6 5 (0.77%) DMZ
6 5 (0.77%) Extranet
7 3 (0.46%) Network Security
7 3 (0.46%) SSL
7 3 (0.46%) VoIP
8 2 (0.31%) DHCP
8 2 (0.31%) Firewall
8 2 (0.31%) FTP
8 2 (0.31%) LAN
8 2 (0.31%) WAN
8 2 (0.31%) WEP
8 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.15%) SMS
9 1 (0.15%) SMTP
9 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.23%) MySQL
3 10 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.08%) Jackrabbit
6 6 (0.92%) Data Lake
6 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.77%) BigQuery
8 4 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.62%) Power BI
9 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.31%) Redis
10 2 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 83 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.46%) JIRA
3 24 (3.69%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.08%) gulp
5 13 (2.00%) Grunt
6 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.23%) Jasmine
7 8 (1.23%) webpack
8 7 (1.08%) Axure RP
8 7 (1.08%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
8 7 (1.08%) Maven
8 7 (1.08%) Subversion
9 6 (0.92%) Bower
9 6 (0.92%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.77%) Selenium
10 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 103 (15.85%) Marketing
2 61 (9.38%) Finance
3 56 (8.62%) Public Sector
4 36 (5.54%) Retail
5 22 (3.38%) Publishing
6 17 (2.62%) Back Office
7 15 (2.31%) Banking
8 11 (1.69%) Legal
9 9 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.23%) Advertising
10 8 (1.23%) Games
10 8 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.08%) Law
12 5 (0.77%) Automotive
12 5 (0.77%) Local Government
12 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
13 3 (0.46%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.31%) Front Office
14 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 297 (45.69%) Developer
2 62 (9.54%) Architect
3 51 (7.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 44 (6.77%) Designer
4 44 (6.77%) Project Manager
5 33 (5.08%) .NET Developer
5 33 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (4.77%) Senior Developer
7 29 (4.46%) Web Developer
8 27 (4.15%) Analyst
9 24 (3.69%) Drupal Developer
10 23 (3.54%) Digital Project Manager
10 23 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
11 21 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 21 (3.23%) CMS Developer
12 18 (2.77%) C# Developer
12 18 (2.77%) Software Developer
13 17 (2.62%) PHP Developer
14 15 (2.31%) Administrator
14 15 (2.31%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (39.23%) HTML
2 211 (32.46%) CSS
3 131 (20.15%) .NET
4 69 (10.62%) jQuery
5 68 (10.46%) HTML5
6 60 (9.23%) AngularJS
7 56 (8.62%) Web Services
8 49 (7.54%) ASP.NET
8 49 (7.54%) Sass
9 48 (7.38%) CSS3
9 48 (7.38%) Node.js
10 45 (6.92%) REST
11 44 (6.77%) React
12 36 (5.54%) XML
13 31 (4.77%) .NET Framework
14 28 (4.31%) RESTful
15 23 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (3.38%) LAMP
17 21 (3.23%) JSON
18 18 (2.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 139 (21.38%) User Experience
2 49 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.62%) Social Media
6 16 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.54%) W3C
9 9 (1.38%) Learning Management System
10 8 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.92%) IPTV
11 6 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (0.92%) STB
11 6 (0.92%) Video on Demand
11 6 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (0.77%) Animation
12 5 (0.77%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.00%) Windows
2 20 (3.08%) Linux
3 6 (0.92%) Android
3 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.77%) Unix
4 5 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.62%) VMS
5 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (38.62%) Content Management
2 204 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (13.23%) CRM
4 83 (12.77%) Scrum
5 80 (12.31%) Web Development
6 78 (12.00%) Front End Development
7 72 (11.08%) E-Commerce
8 70 (10.77%) Analytics
9 69 (10.62%) Project Management
10 59 (9.08%) MVC
11 52 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (7.08%) SEO
13 41 (6.31%) Digital Marketing
14 40 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (6.00%) Wireframes
16 37 (5.69%) DevOps
16 37 (5.69%) Microservices
16 37 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (5.54%) TDD
18 32 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 214 (32.92%) JavaScript
2 99 (15.23%) C#
3 65 (10.00%) PHP
4 61 (9.38%) Java
5 43 (6.62%) SQL
6 22 (3.38%) TypeScript
7 21 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 16 (2.46%) ES6
9 11 (1.69%) Python
10 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.08%) ABAP
11 7 (1.08%) C
12 6 (0.92%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.92%) BrightScript
12 6 (0.92%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.62%) Java 8
13 4 (0.62%) Perl
14 3 (0.46%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.46%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 21 (3.23%) Degree
2 16 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.77%) PMP
6 4 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.46%) MCSD
7 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) CCNP
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.23%) QA
2 16 (2.46%) WCAG
3 14 (2.15%) GDPR
4 8 (1.23%) SLA
5 4 (0.62%) P3O
6 3 (0.46%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 12 (1.85%) Docker
2 11 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.77%) zsh
4 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Varnish
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.08%) Terraform
3 6 (0.92%) SCCM
4 3 (0.46%) Ansible
4 3 (0.46%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.15%) Nagios
6 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.15%) Plesk
6 1 (0.15%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 82 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.62%) Adobe
3 68 (10.46%) Sitecore
4 39 (6.00%) Google
5 19 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.15%) IBM
6 14 (2.15%) Oracle
6 14 (2.15%) SAP
7 6 (0.92%) Roku
7 6 (0.92%) Zend
8 5 (0.77%) Cisco
8 5 (0.77%) Nintex
8 5 (0.77%) Perforce
9 4 (0.62%) Apple
9 4 (0.62%) Avaya
9 4 (0.62%) hybris
9 4 (0.62%) Pardot
9 4 (0.62%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.62%) Tableau
9 4 (0.62%) VMware