Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 247 241 197
Rank change year-on-year -6 -44 -6
Contract jobs citing CMS 420 752 1,374
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.05% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.98% 7.32% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 521 965
Median daily rate £425 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £250 £260
90th Percentile £596 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £382
% change year-on-year -6.67% -1.83% +9.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 28
Median hourly rate £24.13 £25.68 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +4.58% -18.15%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.18 £13.22
90th Percentile £39.88 £53.45 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.13 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.81% +34.88% -20.37%

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 6,013 10,275 16,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.50% 14.33% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,046 6,832 10,638
Median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 227 326
Median hourly rate £26.73 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.65% +8.11% -2.63%
10th Percentile £13.77 £10.84 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £51.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +8 353 £425 +1.19% 249
London +4 207 £450 - 87
UK excluding London +24 158 £350 -6.67% 176
Work from Home -120 104 £425 - 52
South East +77 47 £408 +5.16% 54
North of England +48 40 £245 -35.95% 55
Scotland +20 31 £325 -6.47% 10
North West +59 30 £240 -31.43% 34
Midlands +44 14 £350 +27.27% 19
East of England +48 12 £475 +18.75% 9
South West +21 11 £450 +20.00% 25
Yorkshire +28 10 £250 -35.06% 17
West Midlands +44 8 £400 +48.84% 12
East Midlands +31 6 £350 - 7
Wales +23 3 £268 -33.13% 4

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 140 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.67%) Content Management
3 110 (26.19%) HTML
3 110 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 98 (23.33%) CSS
5 66 (15.71%) E-Commerce
5 66 (15.71%) User Experience
6 57 (13.57%) WordPress
7 56 (13.33%) Migration
8 52 (12.38%) Scrum
9 51 (12.14%) Marketing
10 50 (11.90%) DevOps
10 50 (11.90%) Front End Development
11 45 (10.71%) Analytics
11 45 (10.71%) Azure
12 43 (10.24%) Microsoft
12 43 (10.24%) .NET
12 43 (10.24%) AngularJS
13 40 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (9.52%) JIRA
14 39 (9.29%) React
15 38 (9.05%) SQL
15 38 (9.05%) Java
16 37 (8.81%) Finance
17 36 (8.57%) Web Development
17 36 (8.57%) Git (software)
17 36 (8.57%) AWS
17 36 (8.57%) Sitecore CMS
17 36 (8.57%) Sitecore
18 35 (8.33%) Google

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 57 (13.57%) WordPress
2 36 (8.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 31 (7.38%) Headless CMS
4 23 (5.48%) Drupal
5 19 (4.52%) EPiServer
5 19 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.52%) Umbraco
6 16 (3.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (3.10%) Confluence
8 8 (1.90%) Jadu
9 6 (1.43%) Alfresco
9 6 (1.43%) Kentico
10 5 (1.19%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.19%) DNN
10 5 (1.19%) Documentum
10 5 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.95%) Magnolia
12 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.71%) SilverStripe
13 2 (0.48%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.67%) Figma
4 6 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.95%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.48%) Sketch
9 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.24%) InDesign
9 1 (0.24%) InVision
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.81%) Magento
2 10 (2.38%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.48%) assyst
4 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.71%) Azure
2 36 (8.57%) AWS
3 21 (5.00%) Google Analytics
4 11 (2.62%) GCP
5 10 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.38%) Office 365
6 5 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (0.95%) Google Docs
7 4 (0.95%) PaaS
7 4 (0.95%) SaaS
7 4 (0.95%) Smartsheet
7 4 (0.95%) Yarn
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.71%) GitHub
8 3 (0.71%) Logic Apps
8 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.71%) Slack
8 3 (0.71%) Veeva
9 2 (0.48%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.81%) Intranet
2 10 (2.38%) Firewall
3 7 (1.67%) DNS
4 4 (0.95%) DVB
4 4 (0.95%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.95%) H.323
4 4 (0.95%) LAN
4 4 (0.95%) Network Security
4 4 (0.95%) Skype
4 4 (0.95%) Telepresence
4 4 (0.95%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.95%) WAN
5 3 (0.71%) Internet
5 3 (0.71%) IPv4
5 3 (0.71%) IPv6
5 3 (0.71%) VLAN
6 2 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.24%) Broadband
7 1 (0.24%) HTTP
7 1 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.43%) MySQL
3 6 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.71%) Redis
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) MS Access
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (9.52%) JIRA
2 36 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.14%) gulp
3 9 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.90%) PVCS
5 7 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.43%) Grunt
6 6 (1.43%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (1.19%) Bower
7 5 (1.19%) Selenium
8 4 (0.95%) GitLab
8 4 (0.95%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.71%) Babel
9 3 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.71%) ESLint
9 3 (0.71%) REST Assured
9 3 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.48%) JUnit
General
1 51 (12.14%) Marketing
2 37 (8.81%) Finance
3 33 (7.86%) Public Sector
4 27 (6.43%) Publishing
5 19 (4.52%) Retail
6 10 (2.38%) Legal
7 7 (1.67%) Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Local Government
8 5 (1.19%) Games
8 5 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.95%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.48%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 150 (35.71%) Developer
2 62 (14.76%) Architect
3 40 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 26 (6.19%) Designer
4 26 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 20 (4.76%) Content Designer
7 17 (4.05%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.05%) Analyst
8 15 (3.57%) React Developer
9 14 (3.33%) Content Editor
9 14 (3.33%) Digital Architect
10 13 (3.10%) Business Analyst
11 12 (2.86%) ServiceNow Developer
12 11 (2.62%) Senior Developer
12 11 (2.62%) Web Developer
13 10 (2.38%) E-Commerce Architect
13 10 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (2.38%) PHP Developer
14 9 (2.14%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (26.19%) HTML
2 98 (23.33%) CSS
3 43 (10.24%) .NET
3 43 (10.24%) AngularJS
4 39 (9.29%) React
5 34 (8.10%) Web Services
6 29 (6.90%) HTML5
6 29 (6.90%) Sass
6 29 (6.90%) XML
7 26 (6.19%) Node.js
8 24 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (5.48%) Ajax
9 23 (5.48%) CSS3
10 22 (5.24%) REST
11 20 (4.76%) jQuery
12 16 (3.81%) SOAP
13 14 (3.33%) Middleware
14 11 (2.62%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.62%) Django
14 11 (2.62%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.71%) User Experience
2 20 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.10%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.38%) CMDB
7 10 (2.38%) Social Media
8 8 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.90%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.67%) Acoustics
9 7 (1.67%) PKI
9 7 (1.67%) Smartcard
9 7 (1.67%) Tandem
10 5 (1.19%) Marketing Technology
10 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.19%) YubiKey
11 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.05%) Windows
2 11 (2.62%) OpenVMS
3 9 (2.14%) Linux
4 6 (1.43%) Android
5 5 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.19%) Unix
6 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Android TV
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Tizen
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) webOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.67%) Content Management
3 66 (15.71%) E-Commerce
4 56 (13.33%) Migration
5 52 (12.38%) Scrum
6 50 (11.90%) DevOps
6 50 (11.90%) Front End Development
7 45 (10.71%) Analytics
8 40 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (8.57%) Web Development
10 29 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (6.67%) CRM
12 26 (6.19%) Project Management
13 25 (5.95%) Data Modelling
13 25 (5.95%) SEO
14 24 (5.71%) Service Management
15 23 (5.48%) Software Engineering
16 22 (5.24%) Configuration Management
16 22 (5.24%) MVC
16 22 (5.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.19%) JavaScript
2 38 (9.05%) Java
2 38 (9.05%) SQL
3 29 (6.90%) C#
4 27 (6.43%) PHP
5 20 (4.76%) Python
6 17 (4.05%) C
7 15 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.10%) C++
9 12 (2.86%) ES6
10 10 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.67%) Fortran
12 6 (1.43%) Go
13 5 (1.19%) Ruby
14 4 (0.95%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.48%) Ada
16 2 (0.48%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 14 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.62%) Degree
3 8 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.95%) CCIE
5 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.71%) MCP
6 3 (0.71%) MCSE
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.48%) MCSA
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.90%) QA
2 10 (2.38%) GDPR
3 9 (2.14%) WCAG
4 4 (0.95%) WAI
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) NCSC
5 1 (0.24%) NIST
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.62%) Docker
3 5 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (0.95%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.71%) Ansible
2 3 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (0.71%) Marathon
2 3 (0.71%) Mesos
2 3 (0.71%) Terraform
2 3 (0.71%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) Grafana
4 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.24%) Kibana
4 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.57%) Sitecore
3 35 (8.33%) Google
4 29 (6.90%) Adobe
5 20 (4.76%) Oracle
5 20 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 17 (4.05%) SAP
7 16 (3.81%) hybris
7 16 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.38%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.67%) Splunk
10 6 (1.43%) Cisco
10 6 (1.43%) Pega
11 5 (1.19%) Avaya
11 5 (1.19%) Pardot
11 5 (1.19%) Tealium
12 4 (0.95%) HP
12 4 (0.95%) IBM
12 4 (0.95%) Polycom
12 4 (0.95%) VMware