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 June 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.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 147 114
Rank change year-on-year -6 -33  
Contract jobs citing CMS 756 901 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.67% 1.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.68% 9.23% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 644 680
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 33
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.70 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.80 £51.50 £40.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £40.15
% change year-on-year +0.86% -28.39%  

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 7806 9763 9839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.08% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 6503 6153
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 324
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 June 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 -6 716 £400 - 276
London -16 366 £425 - 111
South East -13 117 £350 -12.50% 35
East of England +1 44 £394 -12.50% 22
South West +2 43 £310 +18.09% 23
East Midlands +12 42 £333 +2.30% 12
North West +7 38 £325 +3.17% 23
City of London -20 31 £425 +6.25% 18
Scotland +18 26 £306 -23.43% 4
Berkshire +6 25 £350 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +14 24 £400 - 18
Leicestershire +12 20 £315 +10.52% 4
West Yorkshire +6 19 £400 - 12
Hampshire +5 19 £431 +1.47% 9
Manchester -11 19 £400 +23.07% 11
Gloucestershire +27 18 £310 +37.77% 1
Leeds +10 18 £400 - 5
Surrey +8 17 £350 -33.33% 10
West Midlands -25 17 £355 +18.33% 23
West Sussex +10 15 £375 -6.25% 1
Merseyside +9 14 £325 - 5
Liverpool - 14 £325 - 3
East Sussex +14 13 £338 - 3
Glasgow +14 13 £242 -39.46% 2
Essex - 13 £317 - 4
Hertfordshire -1 12 £400 +25.49% 9
Buckinghamshire -15 11 £408 +8.66% 4
Leicester - 11 £300 - 1
Kent - 11 £340 - 1
Wiltshire +4 10 £425 +41.66% 3

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 660 (43.39%) HTML
2 654 (43.00%) JavaScript
3 608 (39.97%) CSS
4 534 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
5 484 (31.82%) Content Management
6 410 (26.96%) .NET
7 332 (21.83%) C#
8 318 (20.91%) HTML5
9 287 (18.87%) jQuery
10 283 (18.61%) MVC
11 250 (16.44%) User Experience
12 249 (16.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 249 (16.37%) Sitecore
13 244 (16.04%) ASP.NET
14 236 (15.52%) XML
15 224 (14.73%) Web Development
16 214 (14.07%) CSS3
16 214 (14.07%) E-Commerce
17 211 (13.87%) AngularJS
18 201 (13.21%) SQL
19 200 (13.15%) Java
19 200 (13.15%) Microsoft
20 193 (12.69%) SQL Server
21 187 (12.29%) Front End Development
22 179 (11.77%) Finance
23 177 (11.64%) Adobe
24 174 (11.44%) Marketing
25 155 (10.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
26 153 (10.06%) Ajax
27 147 (9.66%) Umbraco

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
1 249 (16.37%) Sitecore CMS
2 155 (10.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 147 (9.66%) Umbraco
4 128 (8.42%) Drupal
5 96 (6.31%) EPiServer
6 78 (5.13%) WordPress
7 61 (4.01%) SharePoint
8 47 (3.09%) IIS
9 37 (2.43%) Apache
9 37 (2.43%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.71%) Confluence
11 17 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.05%) DNN
12 16 (1.05%) Magnolia
13 15 (0.99%) ColdFusion
13 15 (0.99%) CoreMedia CMS
13 15 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.92%) JBoss
14 14 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (2.76%) Photoshop
3 34 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.26%) InDesign
9 3 (0.20%) Mingle
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.066%) InVision
11 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.85%) Magento
2 13 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.39%) SDL Web 8
5 5 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.20%) FastStats
7 3 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.066%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.066%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.066%) SessionCam
9 1 (0.066%) Shopify
9 1 (0.066%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.066%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.02%) Google Analytics
4 27 (1.78%) GitHub
5 23 (1.51%) SaaS
6 17 (1.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 15 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
8 14 (0.92%) Office 365
9 13 (0.85%) PaaS
10 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.39%) IaaS
11 6 (0.39%) Trello
12 4 (0.26%) AdWords
12 4 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
12 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.26%) Slack
13 3 (0.20%) G Suite
13 3 (0.20%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.54%) Internet
2 32 (2.10%) Intranet
3 28 (1.84%) HTTP
4 24 (1.58%) WebEx
5 21 (1.38%) MPLS
6 16 (1.05%) Firewall
7 13 (0.85%) DNS
7 13 (0.85%) SSL
8 9 (0.59%) Skype
9 7 (0.46%) Extranet
10 6 (0.39%) Network Security
10 6 (0.39%) Telepresence
11 5 (0.33%) Broadband
11 5 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.33%) FTP
11 5 (0.33%) SNMP
11 5 (0.33%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.20%) LAN
12 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.18%) MySQL
3 44 (2.89%) MongoDB
4 38 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 24 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.79%) Endeca
10 12 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.79%) Redis
11 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.46%) Power BI
13 6 (0.39%) Big Data
13 6 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.39%) GIS
13 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 110 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (5.39%) JIRA
4 81 (5.33%) Jenkins
5 66 (4.34%) Visual Studio
6 48 (3.16%) Selenium
7 34 (2.24%) Maven
8 31 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (1.84%) gulp
9 28 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 27 (1.78%) Hudson
11 26 (1.71%) Jasmine
11 26 (1.71%) WebDriver
12 22 (1.45%) Ant
12 22 (1.45%) Grunt
12 22 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
13 20 (1.31%) Bitbucket
14 17 (1.12%) Subversion
15 16 (1.05%) Cucumber
15 16 (1.05%) JMeter
General
1 179 (11.77%) Finance
2 174 (11.44%) Marketing
3 94 (6.18%) Retail
4 64 (4.21%) Publishing
5 55 (3.62%) Banking
6 48 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.10%) Advertising
8 29 (1.91%) Legal
9 23 (1.51%) Electronics
10 22 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.99%) Back Office
12 11 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.59%) Games
14 9 (0.59%) Law
15 8 (0.53%) Automotive
16 7 (0.46%) Front Office
16 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 831 (54.64%) Developer
2 186 (12.23%) .NET Developer
3 147 (9.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 135 (8.88%) Analyst
5 119 (7.82%) Architect
6 99 (6.51%) Web Developer
7 92 (6.05%) C# Developer
8 81 (5.33%) CMS Developer
9 79 (5.19%) Sitecore Developer
10 77 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 70 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
12 69 (4.54%) Business Analyst
13 65 (4.27%) Senior Developer
14 64 (4.21%) Project Manager
15 62 (4.08%) Java Developer
16 60 (3.94%) EPiServer Developer
16 60 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
17 48 (3.16%) PHP Developer
18 47 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
19 46 (3.02%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 660 (43.39%) HTML
2 608 (39.97%) CSS
3 410 (26.96%) .NET
4 318 (20.91%) HTML5
5 287 (18.87%) jQuery
6 244 (16.04%) ASP.NET
7 236 (15.52%) XML
8 214 (14.07%) CSS3
9 211 (13.87%) AngularJS
10 153 (10.06%) Ajax
11 138 (9.07%) Web Services
12 109 (7.17%) REST
13 108 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 89 (5.85%) React
14 89 (5.85%) Sass
15 88 (5.79%) JSON
16 85 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 82 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
18 77 (5.06%) XHTML
19 74 (4.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 250 (16.44%) User Experience
2 111 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.96%) iPad
6 37 (2.43%) Social Media
7 33 (2.17%) W3C
8 29 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.38%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.25%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.18%) e-Learning
13 17 (1.12%) Derivative
13 17 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 16 (1.05%) Digital Media
14 16 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 16 (1.05%) Swaptions
15 14 (0.92%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.17%) Windows
2 57 (3.75%) Linux
3 29 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 25 (1.64%) Unix
5 19 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.12%) Android
7 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.33%) Solaris
10 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) SUSE
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) MVS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.066%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (31.82%) Content Management
3 283 (18.61%) MVC
4 224 (14.73%) Web Development
5 214 (14.07%) E-Commerce
6 187 (12.29%) Front End Development
7 144 (9.47%) Scrum
8 141 (9.27%) Analytics
9 140 (9.20%) TDD
10 115 (7.56%) Project Management
11 103 (6.77%) CRM
12 99 (6.51%) Test Automation
13 89 (5.85%) Migration
14 79 (5.19%) SEO
15 77 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
16 75 (4.93%) Web Design
17 71 (4.67%) BDD
18 70 (4.60%) OO
19 68 (4.47%) DevOps
20 64 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 654 (43.00%) JavaScript
2 332 (21.83%) C#
3 201 (13.21%) SQL
4 200 (13.15%) Java
5 125 (8.22%) PHP
6 68 (4.47%) Python
7 36 (2.37%) T-SQL
8 33 (2.17%) Ruby
9 24 (1.58%) C++
10 23 (1.51%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.12%) C
13 15 (0.99%) Groovy
14 14 (0.92%) ActionScript
15 12 (0.79%) ES6
16 10 (0.66%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.59%) Perl
17 9 (0.59%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.53%) ECMAScript
18 8 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (4.87%) Degree
2 22 (1.45%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.59%) ISEB
5 9 (0.59%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.26%) GISP
8 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.26%) PMP
9 3 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.20%) MCP
9 3 (0.20%) MCSE
9 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.81%) QA
2 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.53%) SLA
4 7 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.33%) WCAG
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.25%) Docker
3 13 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.066%) Firmware
7 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.066%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (1.84%) Ansible
2 27 (1.78%) Puppet
3 23 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.59%) HP Fortify
4 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.46%) TeamSite
6 5 (0.33%) SCCM
7 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.26%) Terraform
8 3 (0.20%) Kibana
8 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.13%) logstash
9 2 (0.13%) MOM
9 2 (0.13%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.066%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.066%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.066%) Piwik
Vendors
1 249 (16.37%) Sitecore
2 200 (13.15%) Microsoft
3 177 (11.64%) Adobe
4 85 (5.59%) Oracle
5 67 (4.40%) Google
6 56 (3.68%) ServiceNow
7 33 (2.17%) IBM
8 32 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (1.97%) SAP
10 29 (1.91%) Avaya
11 28 (1.84%) Apple
12 23 (1.51%) Demandware
13 19 (1.25%) FatWire
13 19 (1.25%) OpenText
13 19 (1.25%) Splunk
14 18 (1.18%) Cisco
15 17 (1.12%) ATG
16 15 (0.99%) VMware
17 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
17 14 (0.92%) HP
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £150 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £480 - £535 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £24.23 - £30.07 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Rate: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
University of Essex
Rate: £29,301 - £32,004 per annum; Grade 8: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Depending on experience.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago