Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 161 126
Rank change year-on-year -23 -35 -8
Contract jobs citing CMS 1442 1739 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.67% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.47% 9.03% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 1240 1429
UK median daily rate £400 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +9.93% +3.57%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £219
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 54
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.78 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.68% -11.55% +43.06%
10th Percentile £13.05 £14.19 £12.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £59.31 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.90% -17.18% +70.33%

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 17020 19258 20138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.51% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11189 12483 12665
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 478 608
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor 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 20 November 2017. 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 -27 1356 £400 - 245
London -36 718 £425 +3.66% 82
UK excluding London -28 712 £350 -4.11% 170
South East -36 239 £365 -6.41% 56
North of England +15 171 £350 -6.67% 54
North West +3 103 £331 -11.67% 31
South West +18 80 £353 +8.46% 16
Midlands -39 80 £325 -7.14% 22
Scotland -8 68 £400 +22.14% 5
East of England 0 63 £325 +18.18% 15
Yorkshire -10 58 £350 -9.68% 21
East Midlands +7 56 £315 -10.00% 6
West Midlands -52 24 £350 -3.45% 14
Wales +17 12 £300 -25.00% 2
North East +42 10 £350 -6.67% 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 594 (41.19%) HTML
2 576 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
3 538 (37.31%) CSS
4 521 (36.13%) JavaScript
5 500 (34.67%) Content Management
6 372 (25.80%) .NET
7 307 (21.29%) C#
8 248 (17.20%) jQuery
9 243 (16.85%) Finance
10 242 (16.78%) MVC
11 240 (16.64%) Marketing
12 237 (16.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 237 (16.44%) Sitecore
13 233 (16.16%) HTML5
14 216 (14.98%) User Experience
15 211 (14.63%) TDD
16 209 (14.49%) AngularJS
17 192 (13.31%) ASP.NET
18 191 (13.25%) Git (software)
19 190 (13.18%) Scrum
20 189 (13.11%) CSS3
21 188 (13.04%) Web Development
21 188 (13.04%) E-Commerce
21 188 (13.04%) Microsoft
22 183 (12.69%) SQL Server
23 172 (11.93%) Front End Development
24 171 (11.86%) Java
24 171 (11.86%) SQL
25 167 (11.58%) Web Services
26 160 (11.10%) Adobe

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
1 237 (16.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 112 (7.77%) Drupal
3 107 (7.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 99 (6.87%) Umbraco
5 85 (5.89%) WordPress
6 72 (4.99%) EPiServer
7 60 (4.16%) SharePoint
8 59 (4.09%) IIS
9 53 (3.68%) Confluence
10 50 (3.47%) Apache
11 38 (2.64%) Kentico
12 24 (1.66%) Apache Solr
13 21 (1.46%) Documentum
14 20 (1.39%) nginx
14 20 (1.39%) WebSphere
15 19 (1.32%) Alfresco
16 18 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (1.18%) Liferay
18 13 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 90 (6.24%) Photoshop
2 56 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 31 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 24 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 12 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.35%) InDesign
11 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.28%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.28%) RoboHelp
11 4 (0.28%) Snagit
12 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.21%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.14%) Mingle
13 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 31 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.53%) Magento
3 16 (1.11%) Maximo
4 8 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.42%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.42%) SAP MM
5 6 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) Shopify
7 3 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.14%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.47%) GitHub
4 41 (2.84%) Google Analytics
5 15 (1.04%) PaaS
5 15 (1.04%) SaaS
6 11 (0.76%) npm
7 10 (0.69%) Lucidchart
7 10 (0.69%) Office 365
8 9 (0.62%) IaaS
9 8 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.42%) AdWords
10 6 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.35%) Serverless
11 5 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.12%) Internet
2 28 (1.94%) Intranet
3 20 (1.39%) HTTP
4 17 (1.18%) DNS
5 12 (0.83%) Wireless
6 11 (0.76%) SMS
7 10 (0.69%) Firewall
8 9 (0.62%) MPLS
8 9 (0.62%) SSL
8 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.62%) VoIP
8 9 (0.62%) WAN
9 8 (0.55%) LAN
10 7 (0.49%) BGP
10 7 (0.49%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.49%) OSPF
11 5 (0.35%) Telepresence
11 5 (0.35%) WebEx
12 4 (0.28%) FTP
12 4 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.48%) MySQL
3 51 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 32 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.49%) Endeca
12 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.42%) Big Data
13 6 (0.42%) IDOL
13 6 (0.42%) Redis
13 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.35%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.35%) Jackrabbit
15 4 (0.28%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 191 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 148 (10.26%) JIRA
3 59 (4.09%) Visual Studio
4 55 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 45 (3.12%) Subversion
6 43 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.84%) gulp
8 36 (2.50%) Grunt
9 33 (2.29%) Xcode
10 30 (2.08%) Selenium
11 28 (1.94%) Jasmine
11 28 (1.94%) Karma Test Runner
12 23 (1.60%) JUnit
12 23 (1.60%) Mocha
12 23 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.39%) Maven
14 20 (1.39%) Mockito
15 18 (1.25%) Axure RP
16 17 (1.18%) ReSharper
General
1 243 (16.85%) Finance
2 240 (16.64%) Marketing
3 93 (6.45%) Publishing
4 69 (4.79%) Retail
5 42 (2.91%) Banking
6 39 (2.70%) Legal
7 34 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 33 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.94%) Advertising
10 18 (1.25%) Electronics
11 16 (1.11%) Law
11 16 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.83%) Front Office
13 10 (0.69%) Japanese Language
14 9 (0.62%) Billing
15 8 (0.55%) Games
16 7 (0.49%) Local Government
16 7 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.35%) Automotive
18 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 748 (51.87%) Developer
2 165 (11.44%) .NET Developer
3 151 (10.47%) Analyst
4 115 (7.98%) C# Developer
5 110 (7.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 90 (6.24%) Business Analyst
7 89 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 80 (5.55%) Architect
9 72 (4.99%) Project Manager
10 71 (4.92%) Sitecore Developer
11 67 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
12 64 (4.44%) Web Developer
13 60 (4.16%) CMS Developer
14 57 (3.95%) HTML Developer
15 55 (3.81%) PHP Developer
16 49 (3.40%) Digital Analyst
16 49 (3.40%) Digital Business Analyst
17 47 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
18 45 (3.12%) Designer
19 41 (2.84%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (41.19%) HTML
2 538 (37.31%) CSS
3 372 (25.80%) .NET
4 248 (17.20%) jQuery
5 233 (16.16%) HTML5
6 209 (14.49%) AngularJS
7 192 (13.31%) ASP.NET
8 189 (13.11%) CSS3
9 167 (11.58%) Web Services
10 159 (11.03%) XML
11 105 (7.28%) Sass
12 103 (7.14%) Ajax
13 102 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
14 92 (6.38%) React
14 92 (6.38%) RESTful
15 80 (5.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 77 (5.34%) .NET Framework
16 77 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 74 (5.13%) REST
18 57 (3.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 216 (14.98%) User Experience
2 103 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 63 (4.37%) Social Media
5 57 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.64%) iPad
7 36 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.43%) Virtual Team
9 31 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
10 30 (2.08%) iPhone
11 20 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.18%) Digital Media
14 16 (1.11%) Fixed Income
15 15 (1.04%) Derivative
16 14 (0.97%) Swaptions
17 13 (0.90%) Fintech
18 12 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 12 (0.83%) W3C
19 11 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 84 (5.83%) Windows
2 77 (5.34%) Linux
3 49 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.94%) Unix
5 27 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.39%) Android
8 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.21%) HPUX
12 3 (0.21%) Solaris
12 3 (0.21%) SUSE
12 3 (0.21%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) Debian
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.069%) OpenBSD
14 1 (0.069%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (34.67%) Content Management
3 242 (16.78%) MVC
4 211 (14.63%) TDD
5 190 (13.18%) Scrum
6 188 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 188 (13.04%) Web Development
7 172 (11.93%) Front End Development
8 146 (10.12%) Project Management
9 139 (9.64%) CRM
10 134 (9.29%) Analytics
11 102 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 100 (6.93%) Test Automation
13 96 (6.66%) OO
14 94 (6.52%) Migration
15 93 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 92 (6.38%) SEO
17 86 (5.96%) Unit Testing
18 81 (5.62%) BDD
19 79 (5.48%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 521 (36.13%) JavaScript
2 307 (21.29%) C#
3 171 (11.86%) Java
3 171 (11.86%) SQL
4 149 (10.33%) PHP
5 57 (3.95%) Python
6 40 (2.77%) Objective-C
7 31 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 30 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 28 (1.94%) Apple Swift
10 22 (1.53%) C++
11 20 (1.39%) ES6
12 17 (1.18%) Ruby
13 14 (0.97%) VBScript
14 12 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.83%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.76%) Perl
16 10 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.69%) VBA
17 9 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 120 (8.32%) Degree
2 27 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.04%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.76%) PMP
8 9 (0.62%) CCIE
8 9 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (0.55%) MCP
10 7 (0.49%) CCNP
10 7 (0.49%) CCNP Voice
10 7 (0.49%) CCVP
10 7 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.42%) ISEB
11 6 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.96%) QA
2 7 (0.49%) SLA
3 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) GDPR
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.14%) PMO
5 2 (0.14%) WCAG
6 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.069%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.08%) Docker
3 21 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.42%) Varnish
5 6 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.35%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (1.53%) Puppet
2 20 (1.39%) Ansible
3 12 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (0.49%) TeamSite
6 7 (0.49%) Terraform
7 3 (0.21%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.14%) MOM
8 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.14%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.14%) SCCM
8 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.069%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 237 (16.44%) Sitecore
2 188 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 160 (11.10%) Adobe
4 66 (4.58%) Oracle
5 61 (4.23%) Google
6 47 (3.26%) SAP
7 42 (2.91%) Apple
8 41 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 35 (2.43%) hybris
10 27 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.80%) IBM
12 23 (1.60%) VMware
13 18 (1.25%) Cisco
14 17 (1.18%) ATG
14 17 (1.18%) Avaya
14 17 (1.18%) OpenText
14 17 (1.18%) Twitter
15 16 (1.11%) FatWire
16 14 (0.97%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.76%) Facebook