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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
UK
Rank 149 145 126
Rank change year-on-year -4 -19  
Contract jobs citing CMS 765 886 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.66% 1.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.81% 9.67% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 591 601
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.29% -48.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £9.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £44.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +178.84% -39.53%  

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 7799 9160 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 17.21% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5106 5825 5538
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 226 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 711 £400 +6.66% 278
London -19 347 £425 +6.25% 103
South East +33 152 £389 +11.07% 37
South West +28 67 £400 +29.03% 26
Scotland +22 42 £350 -15.15% 5
North West +25 40 £375 +7.14% 40
City of London -20 38 £469 +17.18% 22
Yorkshire -1 31 £350 +3.70% 18
East of England -3 31 £466 +16.56% 21
Manchester +18 30 £375 +1.76% 19
Wiltshire +22 29 £413 +33.06% 2
Berkshire +1 28 £450 +12.50% 8
Hampshire +15 25 £370 +5.71% 9
Surrey +14 24 £350 +15.70% 6
Glasgow +10 24 £350 +28.44% 2
Swindon +19 22 £413 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £400 +25.00% 4
Oxfordshire +10 21 £475 +91.91% 6
West Yorkshire +14 20 £344 +0.36% 9
Leeds +13 19 £344 +5.76% 8
West Sussex +11 19 £395 -21.00% 1
Aylesbury - 18 £400 -
West Midlands +4 17 £400 +33.33% 13
Edinburgh +10 15 £375 -16.66% 3
Oxford +7 14 £475 +227.58% 1
East Midlands -5 14 £298 +29.34% 11
Croydon +14 13 £250 -33.33%
Bedfordshire +9 11 £500 +25.00% 1
Bristol +7 9 £250 -16.66% 10
Merseyside +7 9 £325 - 7

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 665 (44.19%) HTML
2 650 (43.19%) JavaScript
3 612 (40.66%) CSS
4 535 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
5 518 (34.42%) Content Management
6 386 (25.65%) .NET
7 316 (21.00%) C#
8 299 (19.87%) jQuery
9 271 (18.01%) HTML5
10 261 (17.34%) Web Development
11 239 (15.88%) MVC
12 237 (15.75%) ASP.NET
13 223 (14.82%) Sitecore CMS
13 223 (14.82%) Sitecore
14 222 (14.75%) User Experience
15 218 (14.49%) XML
16 211 (14.02%) E-Commerce
17 198 (13.16%) Java
18 195 (12.96%) Adobe
19 190 (12.62%) AngularJS
20 172 (11.43%) SQL Server
21 171 (11.36%) Finance
22 169 (11.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
22 169 (11.23%) Marketing
23 167 (11.10%) SQL
24 161 (10.70%) CSS3
25 158 (10.50%) Front End Development
26 156 (10.37%) Ajax
27 151 (10.03%) Scrum
28 148 (9.83%) Umbraco

CMS
Top Related 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
1 223 (14.82%) Sitecore CMS
2 169 (11.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 148 (9.83%) Umbraco
4 118 (7.84%) Drupal
5 115 (7.64%) EPiServer
6 82 (5.45%) WordPress
7 77 (5.12%) SharePoint
8 57 (3.79%) Apache
9 36 (2.39%) IIS
10 29 (1.93%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.53%) Tomcat
12 22 (1.46%) Confluence
13 21 (1.40%) Sitefinity
14 18 (1.20%) Kentico
15 17 (1.13%) Apache Solr
15 17 (1.13%) Joomla!
15 17 (1.13%) WebLogic
16 16 (1.06%) ColdFusion
17 15 (1.00%) JBoss
18 14 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.26%) Photoshop
3 22 (1.46%) MS Office
4 17 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.40%) MS Project
7 5 (0.33%) Mingle
8 4 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.20%) InDesign
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.066%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Magento
2 10 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.66%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.27%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.20%) FastStats
4 3 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.066%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.066%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.066%) Shopify
6 1 (0.066%) StreamServe
6 1 (0.066%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (2.99%) Google Analytics
3 37 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.53%) SaaS
5 16 (1.06%) GitHub
6 15 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
7 9 (0.60%) Office 365
8 8 (0.53%) IaaS
9 7 (0.47%) PaaS
10 4 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.20%) G Suite
11 3 (0.20%) Responsys
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.066%) AdWords
13 1 (0.066%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.066%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.05%) Internet
2 43 (2.86%) HTTP
3 33 (2.19%) Intranet
4 18 (1.20%) WebEx
5 11 (0.73%) Network Security
6 10 (0.66%) Firewall
6 10 (0.66%) SSL
7 7 (0.47%) DNS
7 7 (0.47%) MPLS
8 6 (0.40%) Skype
8 6 (0.40%) Telepresence
9 5 (0.33%) SNMP
10 4 (0.27%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.27%) Extranet
10 4 (0.27%) FTP
10 4 (0.27%) LDAP
11 3 (0.20%) Broadband
11 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.20%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.64%) MySQL
3 43 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 31 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 29 (1.93%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 24 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.13%) Endeca
9 13 (0.86%) Redis
10 12 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.53%) GIS
12 8 (0.53%) Power BI
13 6 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.33%) Big Data
14 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.27%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
15 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 100 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 62 (4.12%) JIRA
5 48 (3.19%) Selenium
6 46 (3.06%) Visual Studio
7 43 (2.86%) Maven
8 31 (2.06%) WebDriver
9 30 (1.99%) Subversion
10 26 (1.73%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.59%) Ant
12 22 (1.46%) JMeter
13 20 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (1.26%) Apache Ivy
14 19 (1.26%) Hudson
15 18 (1.20%) JUnit
15 18 (1.20%) TeamCity
16 17 (1.13%) Gradle
17 16 (1.06%) eggPlant
General
1 171 (11.36%) Finance
2 169 (11.23%) Marketing
3 91 (6.05%) Retail
4 79 (5.25%) Publishing
5 37 (2.46%) Banking
6 30 (1.99%) Advertising
7 21 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (1.26%) Legal
10 17 (1.13%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.06%) Back Office
12 15 (1.00%) Automotive
13 13 (0.86%) Games
14 11 (0.73%) Electronics
15 9 (0.60%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.40%) Law
16 6 (0.40%) Local Government
17 5 (0.33%) German Language
18 4 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 812 (53.95%) Developer
2 166 (11.03%) .NET Developer
3 132 (8.77%) Architect
4 127 (8.44%) Analyst
5 121 (8.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 89 (5.91%) C# Developer
6 89 (5.91%) CMS Developer
7 88 (5.85%) Sitecore Developer
8 87 (5.78%) Web Developer
9 84 (5.58%) JavaScript Developer
10 75 (4.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 71 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
12 68 (4.52%) Project Manager
13 63 (4.19%) Java Developer
14 62 (4.12%) Business Analyst
14 62 (4.12%) HTML Developer
15 61 (4.05%) ServiceNow Developer
16 60 (3.99%) Senior Developer
17 57 (3.79%) EPiServer Developer
18 54 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 665 (44.19%) HTML
2 612 (40.66%) CSS
3 386 (25.65%) .NET
4 299 (19.87%) jQuery
5 271 (18.01%) HTML5
6 237 (15.75%) ASP.NET
7 218 (14.49%) XML
8 190 (12.62%) AngularJS
9 161 (10.70%) CSS3
10 156 (10.37%) Ajax
11 135 (8.97%) Web Services
12 116 (7.71%) JSON
13 98 (6.51%) REST
14 96 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (5.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 90 (5.98%) XHTML
16 86 (5.71%) Spring
17 76 (5.05%) SOAP
18 70 (4.65%) Sass
19 62 (4.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 222 (14.75%) User Experience
2 103 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.59%) iPad
5 38 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.52%) W3C
6 35 (2.33%) Social Media
7 23 (1.53%) CMDB
7 23 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 21 (1.40%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.06%) Data Structures
10 13 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.80%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.66%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.60%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.53%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.53%) RIA
15 7 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (4.45%) Windows
2 56 (3.72%) Linux
3 21 (1.40%) Unix
4 19 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.13%) Android
6 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.60%) Solaris
8 8 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.40%) HPUX
10 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.20%) CentOS
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.13%) MVS
13 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (34.42%) Content Management
3 261 (17.34%) Web Development
4 239 (15.88%) MVC
5 211 (14.02%) E-Commerce
6 158 (10.50%) Front End Development
7 151 (10.03%) Scrum
8 124 (8.24%) Project Management
9 120 (7.97%) Analytics
9 120 (7.97%) TDD
10 91 (6.05%) Migration
11 90 (5.98%) CRM
12 82 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
13 79 (5.25%) ITIL
14 77 (5.12%) SEO
15 73 (4.85%) Service Management
16 66 (4.39%) OO
17 65 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (4.32%) Web Design
18 64 (4.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 650 (43.19%) JavaScript
2 316 (21.00%) C#
3 198 (13.16%) Java
4 167 (11.10%) SQL
5 131 (8.70%) PHP
6 54 (3.59%) Python
7 38 (2.52%) Ruby
8 27 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.33%) Groovy
9 20 (1.33%) VB.NET
10 17 (1.13%) PowerShell
11 16 (1.06%) ActionScript
12 15 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.93%) C
13 14 (0.93%) C++
14 8 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.47%) Perl
15 7 (0.47%) PHP 5
16 4 (0.27%) Scala
17 3 (0.20%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 67 (4.45%) Degree
2 41 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.73%) ISEB
5 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.33%) PMP
7 4 (0.27%) GISP
7 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.20%) APMP
8 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.13%) MCSD
9 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.066%) CAPM
10 1 (0.066%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.066%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.066%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.85%) QA
2 15 (1.00%) SLA
3 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
6 6 (0.40%) WCAG
7 5 (0.33%) PMO
8 4 (0.27%) SDET
9 3 (0.20%) WAI
10 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.066%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.60%) Docker
3 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.066%) Firmware
5 1 (0.066%) HDFS
5 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.066%) Varnish
5 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.066%) zsh
Systems Management
1 22 (1.46%) Puppet
2 19 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.20%) Ansible
4 15 (1.00%) TeamSite
5 7 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.33%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.33%) SCCM
7 4 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.27%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.13%) Kibana
9 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.13%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.13%) WMI
10 1 (0.066%) logstash
10 1 (0.066%) Packer
10 1 (0.066%) SCOM
10 1 (0.066%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.066%) Terraform
Vendors
1 223 (14.82%) Sitecore
2 195 (12.96%) Adobe
3 124 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 77 (5.12%) ServiceNow
5 69 (4.58%) Google
6 53 (3.52%) Oracle
7 32 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.79%) ATG
9 19 (1.26%) Apple
9 19 (1.26%) SAP
10 17 (1.13%) OpenText
10 17 (1.13%) Splunk
11 15 (1.00%) HP
11 15 (1.00%) hybris
12 14 (0.93%) IBM
13 13 (0.86%) Avaya
13 13 (0.86%) FatWire
14 10 (0.66%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.66%) Cisco
15 9 (0.60%) F5
Liverpool
ECOM
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Monarch Digital
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: £283.87 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Talent Crew
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day 2 months initial
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Energy Institute
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago