Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 254 200
Rank change year-on-year +3 -54 -8
Contract jobs citing CMS 308 905 1,492
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.07% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.61% 7.18% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 612 1,073
Median daily rate £410 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.34 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.12% -22.03% -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.13 £27.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -12.27% -19.12% -2.86%

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 4,663 12,610 17,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.93% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,891 8,139 11,351
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £271
90th Percentile £650 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 321 408
Median hourly rate £30.27 £21.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.79% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.27 £50.25 £49.13
Median hourly rate £23.43 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% - +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 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 -9 263 £410 -3.53% 200
London +12 145 £425 -5.56% 62
UK excluding London +27 125 £350 -12.50% 151
Work from Home -56 62 £411 -13.42% 38
South East +103 49 £365 -8.75% 34
North of England +48 29 £325 -18.75% 50
North West +67 23 £300 -28.57% 26
Scotland +35 19 £388 +10.71% 7
East of England +46 10 £460 +8.24% 8
Midlands +68 8 £288 -14.81% 23
West Midlands +50 7 £288 -14.81% 14
South West +50 6 £425 +21.43% 23
Yorkshire +27 6 £331 -12.83% 19
Wales +39 4 £500 +25.00% 6
East Midlands +46 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 99 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (29.87%) Content Management
3 74 (24.03%) HTML
4 72 (23.38%) JavaScript
5 65 (21.10%) CSS
5 65 (21.10%) User Experience
6 43 (13.96%) Scrum
7 42 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 42 (13.64%) Analytics
8 36 (11.69%) .NET
8 36 (11.69%) JIRA
9 35 (11.36%) SQL
9 35 (11.36%) Front End Development
10 34 (11.04%) Java
10 34 (11.04%) Finance
10 34 (11.04%) Marketing
11 32 (10.39%) C#
12 31 (10.06%) AngularJS
13 30 (9.74%) E-Commerce
13 30 (9.74%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (9.74%) Sitecore
14 28 (9.09%) Migration
14 28 (9.09%) DevOps
15 27 (8.77%) React
15 27 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (8.77%) CRM
15 27 (8.77%) Adobe
16 26 (8.44%) Software Engineering
16 26 (8.44%) Web Development
16 26 (8.44%) Azure

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 30 (9.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 23 (7.47%) WordPress
3 19 (6.17%) Drupal
4 18 (5.84%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (4.87%) Confluence
6 15 (4.87%) Headless CMS
7 13 (4.22%) EPiServer
8 12 (3.90%) Umbraco
9 7 (2.27%) Documentum
10 6 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.62%) Alfresco
11 5 (1.62%) DNN
11 5 (1.62%) Jadu
11 5 (1.62%) Kentico
11 5 (1.62%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.97%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.97%) SilverStripe
12 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.62%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.62%) Figma
3 5 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.30%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.30%) Sketch
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.32%) InDesign
6 1 (0.32%) InVision
6 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (4.22%) Magento
2 11 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.30%) Shopify
4 2 (0.65%) assyst
4 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.44%) Azure
2 18 (5.84%) AWS
3 12 (3.90%) Google Analytics
4 10 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.92%) GCP
6 7 (2.27%) IaaS
7 6 (1.95%) PaaS
8 5 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.62%) Office 365
8 5 (1.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (1.30%) Google Docs
9 4 (1.30%) Smartsheet
10 3 (0.97%) SaaS
10 3 (0.97%) Veeva
11 2 (0.65%) Apigee
11 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.65%) iTunes
11 2 (0.65%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.65%) NuGet
11 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.22%) Intranet
2 8 (2.60%) Firewall
3 5 (1.62%) DNS
4 4 (1.30%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.30%) H.323
4 4 (1.30%) Internet
4 4 (1.30%) LAN
4 4 (1.30%) Skype
4 4 (1.30%) Telepresence
4 4 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.30%) WAN
5 3 (0.97%) Network Security
6 2 (0.65%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.32%) DHCP
7 1 (0.32%) HTTP
7 1 (0.32%) SMS
7 1 (0.32%) SNMP
7 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
7 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.97%) Big Data
4 3 (0.97%) MySQL
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.65%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) Redis
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (11.69%) JIRA
2 24 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.92%) PVCS
4 6 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.95%) Jasmine
4 6 (1.95%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (1.95%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.62%) Grunt
5 5 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.62%) Subversion
6 4 (1.30%) GitLab
6 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.30%) Selenium
7 3 (0.97%) Ant
7 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.97%) Bower
7 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.97%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.97%) Maven
7 3 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (11.04%) Finance
1 34 (11.04%) Marketing
2 24 (7.79%) Public Sector
3 22 (7.14%) Publishing
4 8 (2.60%) Banking
4 8 (2.60%) Local Government
5 6 (1.95%) Legal
6 5 (1.62%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.30%) Games
7 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.30%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.65%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (34.09%) Developer
2 32 (10.39%) Architect
3 26 (8.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 20 (6.49%) Project Manager
5 17 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (5.19%) Analyst
6 16 (5.19%) Designer
7 11 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.25%) React Developer
9 9 (2.92%) .NET Developer
9 9 (2.92%) Consultant
9 9 (2.92%) Content Editor
10 8 (2.60%) CMS Developer
11 7 (2.27%) Content Designer
11 7 (2.27%) Content Manager
12 6 (1.95%) Digital Project Manager
12 6 (1.95%) Java Developer
12 6 (1.95%) Magento Developer
12 6 (1.95%) OpenVMS Engineer
12 6 (1.95%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (24.03%) HTML
2 65 (21.10%) CSS
3 36 (11.69%) .NET
4 31 (10.06%) AngularJS
5 27 (8.77%) React
6 22 (7.14%) HTML5
6 22 (7.14%) REST
7 19 (6.17%) XML
8 17 (5.52%) CSS3
8 17 (5.52%) Web Services
9 15 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (4.22%) Sass
11 12 (3.90%) Node.js
11 12 (3.90%) SOAP
12 11 (3.57%) jQuery
13 10 (3.25%) Ajax
13 10 (3.25%) ASP.NET
14 8 (2.60%) LDAP
14 8 (2.60%) Middleware
14 8 (2.60%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 65 (21.10%) User Experience
2 15 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.90%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.92%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.27%) Social Media
8 6 (1.95%) CMDB
8 6 (1.95%) Tandem
9 5 (1.62%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.62%) Marketing Technology
10 4 (1.30%) Acoustics
10 4 (1.30%) PKI
10 4 (1.30%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.30%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.55%) OpenVMS
2 13 (4.22%) Windows
3 5 (1.62%) Android
3 5 (1.62%) Linux
4 3 (0.97%) Unix
4 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Android TV
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Tizen
6 1 (0.32%) VMS
6 1 (0.32%) webOS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (29.87%) Content Management
3 43 (13.96%) Scrum
4 42 (13.64%) Analytics
5 35 (11.36%) Front End Development
6 30 (9.74%) E-Commerce
7 28 (9.09%) DevOps
7 28 (9.09%) Migration
8 27 (8.77%) CRM
8 27 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (8.44%) Software Engineering
9 26 (8.44%) Web Development
10 24 (7.79%) Project Management
11 23 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (5.84%) Configuration Management
12 18 (5.84%) SOA
12 18 (5.84%) Workflow
13 17 (5.52%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.19%) SEO
15 15 (4.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.38%) JavaScript
2 35 (11.36%) SQL
3 34 (11.04%) Java
4 32 (10.39%) C#
5 23 (7.47%) C
6 22 (7.14%) Python
7 18 (5.84%) C++
8 13 (4.22%) PHP
9 8 (2.60%) Fortran
9 8 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.27%) ES6
11 4 (1.30%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.97%) Go
12 3 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.97%) XPath
13 2 (0.65%) ES7
13 2 (0.65%) Groovy
13 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.65%) Ruby
14 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (3.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.60%) Degree
3 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.30%) CCIE
4 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.97%) MCP
5 3 (0.97%) MCSE
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.65%) MCSA
7 1 (0.32%) APMP
7 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.32%) CISM
7 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.32%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.57%) QA
2 7 (2.27%) GDPR
3 5 (1.62%) WCAG
4 3 (0.97%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) WAI
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) NCSC
6 1 (0.32%) NIST
System Software
1 14 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.92%) Docker
3 8 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.97%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
4 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.32%) Salt
5 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.74%) Sitecore
3 27 (8.77%) Adobe
4 25 (8.12%) Google
5 20 (6.49%) Oracle
6 10 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.27%) SAP
7 7 (2.27%) Splunk
8 6 (1.95%) Cisco
8 6 (1.95%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.62%) HP
9 5 (1.62%) hybris
9 5 (1.62%) IBM
9 5 (1.62%) Pardot
9 5 (1.62%) Pega
9 5 (1.62%) Tealium
10 4 (1.30%) ClickTale
10 4 (1.30%) Netlify
10 4 (1.30%) VMware