Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 263 258
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 -53
Contract jobs citing CMS 872 303 912
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.98% 1.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.06% 6.67% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 183 589
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £464 £400 £420
Median % change year-on-year +15.94% -4.76% -1.18%
75th Percentile £575 £513 £500
90th Percentile £668 £593 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £356 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £14.76
25th Percentile £14.77 £12.13 £21.88
Median hourly rate £19.82 £16.60 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.37% -32.24% -22.68%
75th Percentile £27.98 £29.34 £33.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £33.63 £44.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.82 £16.60 £24.50
% change year-on-year +19.37% -32.24% -27.94%

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 10,822 4,545 12,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 14.73% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,422 3,067 8,340
10th Percentile £300 £288 £260
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £556 £550
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 129 296
10th Percentile £14.15 £12.63 £10.70
25th Percentile £16.21 £15.88 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.96
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +6.80% +4.78%
75th Percentile £53.75 £38.75 £40.02
90th Percentile £69.25 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% - -

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 18 October 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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 -18 674 £463 +15.63% 301
London -17 417 £513 +24.24% 139
Work from Home -62 277 £475 +18.75% 56
UK excluding London -52 272 £375 +5.26% 175
South East -61 81 £338 -7.22% 28
North of England -49 59 £370 +13.67% 55
Scotland -37 53 £364 +2.11% 7
Midlands -49 35 £450 +50.00% 34
North West -48 34 £365 +12.14% 19
West Midlands -43 27 £450 +50.00% 22
Yorkshire -35 22 £388 +16.98% 24
South West -34 19 £463 +25.85% 24
Wales -17 15 £470 -6.00% 5
East of England -50 10 £338 -26.63% 20
East Midlands -30 8 £468 - 12
North East - 3 £325 - 12

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 359 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (33.94%) Content Management
3 277 (31.77%) JavaScript
4 255 (29.24%) HTML
5 222 (25.46%) CSS
6 186 (21.33%) Social Skills
7 170 (19.50%) User Experience
8 161 (18.46%) Marketing
9 160 (18.35%) React
10 150 (17.20%) Adobe
11 137 (15.71%) Analytics
12 117 (13.42%) Git (software)
12 117 (13.42%) Front End Development
13 115 (13.19%) Scrum
14 113 (12.96%) Azure
15 111 (12.73%) Java
16 109 (12.50%) E-Commerce
17 108 (12.39%) Accessibility
18 106 (12.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 101 (11.58%) DevOps
20 97 (11.12%) JIRA
21 95 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
22 90 (10.32%) CRM
22 90 (10.32%) Project Management
23 89 (10.21%) Drupal
24 86 (9.86%) .NET
25 85 (9.75%) Web Services
26 83 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
27 80 (9.17%) Headless CMS
28 78 (8.94%) Microsoft

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
1 106 (12.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 89 (10.21%) Drupal
3 80 (9.17%) Headless CMS
4 75 (8.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 63 (7.22%) SharePoint
6 55 (6.31%) Confluence
7 46 (5.28%) WordPress
8 32 (3.67%) Umbraco
9 21 (2.41%) Kentico
10 17 (1.95%) EPiServer
11 16 (1.83%) Apache
12 14 (1.61%) Apache Solr
12 14 (1.61%) Jadu
13 9 (1.03%) IIS
14 8 (0.92%) Magnolia
15 6 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.57%) Moodle
16 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.57%) Totara
17 4 (0.46%) Liferay
Applications
1 23 (2.64%) Photoshop
2 22 (2.52%) Chatbot
3 18 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (1.38%) Sketch
6 8 (0.92%) Figma
7 6 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.46%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.23%) InDesign
10 2 (0.23%) Inkscape
10 2 (0.23%) InVision
10 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.83%) Magento
3 8 (0.92%) Shopify
4 7 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.11%) assyst
8 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.11%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.96%) Azure
2 66 (7.57%) AWS
3 40 (4.59%) Google Analytics
4 32 (3.67%) Microsoft 365
5 28 (3.21%) GitHub
6 24 (2.75%) SaaS
7 23 (2.64%) Power Platform
8 20 (2.29%) GCP
9 19 (2.18%) npm
10 17 (1.95%) Serverless
11 16 (1.83%) Adobe Analytics
11 16 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 12 (1.38%) PowerApps
13 10 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.15%) GitHub Actions
14 9 (1.03%) PaaS
15 8 (0.92%) Amplience
15 8 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.92%) IaaS
16 7 (0.80%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.87%) Internet
2 17 (1.95%) Intranet
3 14 (1.61%) HTTP
4 13 (1.49%) DNS
5 10 (1.15%) Firewall
6 7 (0.80%) LAN
7 6 (0.69%) Extranet
7 6 (0.69%) VoIP
7 6 (0.69%) WebEx
8 5 (0.57%) SSL
8 5 (0.57%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.57%) WAN
9 4 (0.46%) H.323
9 4 (0.46%) SCCP
10 3 (0.34%) ISDN
10 3 (0.34%) MGCP
10 3 (0.34%) Network Security
10 3 (0.34%) QSIG
10 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.62%) MySQL
2 33 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 24 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.18%) Power BI
5 18 (2.06%) Metadata
6 12 (1.38%) Redis
7 9 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.57%) GIS
11 5 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.57%) Triplestore
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.34%) Big Data
12 3 (0.34%) Jackrabbit
12 3 (0.34%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 117 (13.42%) Git (software)
2 97 (11.12%) JIRA
3 55 (6.31%) Jenkins
4 35 (4.01%) Maven
5 30 (3.44%) Storybook
6 23 (2.64%) JUnit
7 19 (2.18%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.83%) Mockito
8 16 (1.83%) webpack
9 15 (1.72%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.49%) GitLab
11 12 (1.38%) Cypress.io
11 12 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
11 12 (1.38%) Selenium
12 11 (1.26%) Jasmine
12 11 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (1.15%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.03%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.03%) gulp
15 8 (0.92%) Ant
General
1 186 (21.33%) Social Skills
2 161 (18.46%) Marketing
3 73 (8.37%) Finance
4 59 (6.77%) Public Sector
5 57 (6.54%) Publishing
6 49 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (4.24%) Retail
8 32 (3.67%) Presentation Skills
9 29 (3.33%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
11 19 (2.18%) Legal
12 17 (1.95%) Multimedia
13 13 (1.49%) German Language
13 13 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (1.38%) French Language
15 11 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (1.15%) Law
17 8 (0.92%) Military
18 7 (0.80%) Automotive
19 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 320 (36.70%) Developer
2 95 (10.89%) Architect
3 69 (7.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 64 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 62 (7.11%) Designer
6 61 (7.00%) React Developer
7 60 (6.88%) Analyst
8 56 (6.42%) Senior Developer
9 41 (4.70%) Business Analyst
10 39 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (3.67%) Content Designer
12 31 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
13 27 (3.10%) Content Manager
14 26 (2.98%) Senior React Developer
15 25 (2.87%) Digital Analyst
15 25 (2.87%) Technical Architect
16 24 (2.75%) Consultant
17 23 (2.64%) Technical Leader
18 22 (2.52%) Digital Project Manager
19 21 (2.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (29.24%) HTML
2 222 (25.46%) CSS
3 160 (18.35%) React
4 86 (9.86%) .NET
5 85 (9.75%) Web Services
6 71 (8.14%) Node.js
7 70 (8.03%) HTML5
8 64 (7.34%) AngularJS
9 61 (7.00%) REST
10 53 (6.08%) Sass
11 52 (5.96%) jQuery
12 51 (5.85%) Redux
12 51 (5.85%) XML
13 49 (5.62%) CSS3
14 45 (5.16%) RESTful
15 38 (4.36%) Ajax
15 38 (4.36%) JSON
16 30 (3.44%) Vue.js
17 26 (2.98%) GraphQL
18 25 (2.87%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 170 (19.50%) User Experience
2 48 (5.50%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.82%) Social Media
4 19 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.18%) W3C
5 13 (1.49%) CMDB
5 13 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 13 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.26%) Taxonomies
7 10 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.03%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.03%) Legacy Systems
9 8 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.80%) iPad
10 7 (0.80%) Marketing Technology
10 7 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.69%) FMCG
11 6 (0.69%) VLE
12 5 (0.57%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 46 (5.28%) Linux
2 31 (3.56%) Unix
3 18 (2.06%) Windows
4 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.92%) Android
5 8 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.69%) VME
7 2 (0.23%) CentOS
7 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (33.94%) Content Management
3 137 (15.71%) Analytics
4 117 (13.42%) Front End Development
5 115 (13.19%) Scrum
6 109 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 101 (11.58%) DevOps
8 95 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 90 (10.32%) CRM
9 90 (10.32%) Project Management
10 83 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 78 (8.94%) Web Development
12 73 (8.37%) Migration
13 64 (7.34%) Test Automation
14 63 (7.22%) Full Stack Development
15 60 (6.88%) SEO
16 57 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
17 56 (6.42%) SDLC
18 54 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (5.28%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 277 (31.77%) JavaScript
2 111 (12.73%) Java
3 61 (7.00%) PHP
4 59 (6.77%) SQL
5 57 (6.54%) TypeScript
6 52 (5.96%) C#
7 30 (3.44%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.87%) Java 8
8 25 (2.87%) Python
9 22 (2.52%) ES6
10 17 (1.95%) Java 11
11 13 (1.49%) Ruby
12 11 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.03%) Groovy
14 7 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.69%) COBOL
16 5 (0.57%) C
16 5 (0.57%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.57%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.46%) ES7
Qualifications
1 45 (5.16%) Degree
2 27 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.49%) PMP
5 11 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.46%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.34%) CCNP
9 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CLAS
11 1 (0.11%) HNC
11 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (12.39%) Accessibility
2 41 (4.70%) QA
3 23 (2.64%) WCAG
4 13 (1.49%) GDPR
5 11 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.92%) PMO
7 5 (0.57%) SLA
8 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) NIST
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) Section 508
10 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (4.59%) Docker
2 12 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (1.61%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.92%) Ansible
3 7 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.57%) Terraform
5 4 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.46%) Kibana
5 4 (0.46%) Marathon
5 4 (0.46%) Mesos
5 4 (0.46%) SCCM
6 2 (0.23%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.23%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 150 (17.20%) Adobe
2 78 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 75 (8.60%) Sitecore
4 54 (6.19%) Google
4 54 (6.19%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (3.10%) Oracle
6 19 (2.18%) hybris
6 19 (2.18%) ServiceNow
7 15 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 15 (1.72%) SAP
8 12 (1.38%) Marketo
9 9 (1.03%) Cisco
10 8 (0.92%) Cadence
11 7 (0.80%) Avaya
11 7 (0.80%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.69%) Blackboard
12 6 (0.69%) IBM
12 6 (0.69%) ICL
12 6 (0.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 6 (0.69%) Telerik