Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 268 273 238
Rank change year-on-year +5 -35 -30
Contract jobs citing CMS 741 353 1,111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.94% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.92% 6.39% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 222 709
10th Percentile £258 £250 £249
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
75th Percentile £550 £524 £500
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
10th Percentile £11.45 £18.51 £18.37
25th Percentile £13.44 £25.25 £22.13
Median hourly rate £16.67 £29.03 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year -42.57% +5.55% +14.58%
75th Percentile £21.66 £30.98 £39.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £34.13 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.56 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -39.82% +30.00% +47.06%

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 9,359 5,521 14,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.72% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,334 3,694 9,315
10th Percentile £300 £300 £268
25th Percentile £400 £398 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £587 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 116 309
10th Percentile £12.29 £12.63 £11.66
25th Percentile £16.19 £15.38 £13.25
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.06% - -
75th Percentile £51.94 £31.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £68.20 £51.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.86 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.05% -5.00% +5.26%

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 26 July 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
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 26 July 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 -2 560 £453 +6.47% 392
London +11 327 £495 +10.00% 174
Work from Home -86 256 £450 +7.46% 87
UK excluding London -32 249 £375 -6.25% 231
South East -44 77 £350 -17.65% 49
North of England -9 56 £370 -1.33% 73
Scotland -40 44 £270 -1.82% 5
North West -5 36 £360 +10.68% 31
Midlands -25 33 £448 +11.88% 49
West Midlands -25 27 £450 +30.91% 27
Yorkshire -11 17 £388 -3.13% 27
South West -6 16 £463 +26.71% 34
East of England -16 12 £475 +35.71% 11
Wales +2 11 £470 -6.00% 7
East Midlands -13 6 £332 -26.33% 22
North East -3 3 £325 -16.13% 15

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 259 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (31.17%) JavaScript
3 220 (29.69%) Content Management
4 204 (27.53%) HTML
5 184 (24.83%) CSS
6 148 (19.97%) React
7 140 (18.89%) Social Skills
8 127 (17.14%) User Experience
9 124 (16.73%) Marketing
10 122 (16.46%) Adobe
11 111 (14.98%) E-Commerce
12 109 (14.71%) Azure
13 107 (14.44%) Analytics
14 102 (13.77%) Java
15 94 (12.69%) Git (software)
16 91 (12.28%) JIRA
16 91 (12.28%) Front End Development
17 87 (11.74%) DevOps
18 82 (11.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 78 (10.53%) .NET
19 78 (10.53%) Scrum
20 76 (10.26%) AngularJS
20 76 (10.26%) Accessibility
21 75 (10.12%) Microsoft
22 74 (9.99%) Web Services
23 73 (9.85%) Node.js
24 69 (9.31%) Project Management
24 69 (9.31%) Web Development
24 69 (9.31%) Headless CMS
25 68 (9.18%) Drupal

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 82 (11.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 69 (9.31%) Headless CMS
3 68 (9.18%) Drupal
4 56 (7.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 48 (6.48%) Confluence
6 47 (6.34%) SharePoint
7 38 (5.13%) WordPress
8 36 (4.86%) Umbraco
9 26 (3.51%) EPiServer
10 21 (2.83%) Kentico
11 15 (2.02%) Apache
12 14 (1.89%) Jadu
13 12 (1.62%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.67%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.54%) Liferay
17 3 (0.40%) Moodle
17 3 (0.40%) Sitefinity
17 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.97%) Chatbot
3 20 (2.70%) Photoshop
4 19 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.81%) Sketch
6 5 (0.67%) Figma
7 4 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.54%) InDesign
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.27%) InVision
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.27%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 23 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.29%) Magento
3 10 (1.35%) Shopify
4 5 (0.67%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.13%) assyst
7 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.13%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 109 (14.71%) Azure
2 57 (7.69%) AWS
3 33 (4.45%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (3.64%) SaaS
5 23 (3.10%) npm
6 18 (2.43%) GCP
7 17 (2.29%) Google Analytics
7 17 (2.29%) Power Platform
8 16 (2.16%) Adobe Analytics
9 12 (1.62%) PowerApps
9 12 (1.62%) Serverless
10 10 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 10 (1.35%) GitHub
10 10 (1.35%) IaaS
11 9 (1.21%) Azure Logic Apps
11 9 (1.21%) PaaS
12 6 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
13 5 (0.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.10%) Internet
2 21 (2.83%) Intranet
3 15 (2.02%) HTTP
4 7 (0.94%) Firewall
5 6 (0.81%) DNS
6 5 (0.67%) Broadband
6 5 (0.67%) LAN
6 5 (0.67%) SSL
7 3 (0.40%) Extranet
7 3 (0.40%) Network Security
7 3 (0.40%) VoIP
7 3 (0.40%) WAN
8 2 (0.27%) H.323
8 2 (0.27%) ISDN
8 2 (0.27%) MGCP
8 2 (0.27%) QSIG
8 2 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.27%) SAN
8 2 (0.27%) SCCP
8 2 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.05%) MySQL
2 27 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.89%) Metadata
5 13 (1.75%) Power BI
6 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.21%) Redis
8 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.67%) Triplestore
11 4 (0.54%) Big Data
11 4 (0.54%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.40%) MS Access
13 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.13%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 94 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 91 (12.28%) JIRA
3 47 (6.34%) Jenkins
4 31 (4.18%) Storybook
5 27 (3.64%) Maven
6 15 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.02%) webpack
7 13 (1.75%) Selenium
8 12 (1.62%) Cypress.io
9 11 (1.48%) Jasmine
9 11 (1.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
10 10 (1.35%) JUnit
11 9 (1.21%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.21%) GitLab
11 9 (1.21%) gulp
11 9 (1.21%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.08%) Ant
12 8 (1.08%) JMeter
13 7 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (18.89%) Social Skills
2 124 (16.73%) Marketing
3 51 (6.88%) Publishing
4 49 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (6.48%) Finance
6 43 (5.80%) Public Sector
7 32 (4.32%) Retail
8 28 (3.78%) Presentation Skills
9 27 (3.64%) Organisational Skills
10 24 (3.24%) Telecoms
11 18 (2.43%) Legal
12 17 (2.29%) German Language
12 17 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
13 14 (1.89%) French Language
14 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.81%) Law
17 4 (0.54%) Automotive
17 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 272 (36.71%) Developer
2 94 (12.69%) Architect
3 54 (7.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 50 (6.75%) React Developer
5 46 (6.21%) Analyst
6 42 (5.67%) Project Manager
7 38 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
7 38 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 36 (4.86%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.59%) Designer
10 33 (4.45%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.78%) .NET Developer
12 25 (3.37%) Technical Architect
12 25 (3.37%) Technical Leader
13 24 (3.24%) Consultant
14 23 (3.10%) Web Developer
15 21 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
15 21 (2.83%) ServiceNow Developer
16 20 (2.70%) CMS Developer
17 18 (2.43%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (27.53%) HTML
2 184 (24.83%) CSS
3 148 (19.97%) React
4 78 (10.53%) .NET
5 76 (10.26%) AngularJS
6 74 (9.99%) Web Services
7 73 (9.85%) Node.js
8 55 (7.42%) REST
9 52 (7.02%) HTML5
10 49 (6.61%) RESTful
11 44 (5.94%) XML
12 43 (5.80%) Ajax
12 43 (5.80%) Sass
13 38 (5.13%) jQuery
14 36 (4.86%) Redux
15 33 (4.45%) CSS3
15 33 (4.45%) JSON
16 31 (4.18%) GraphQL
17 24 (3.24%) Spring
18 22 (2.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 127 (17.14%) User Experience
2 33 (4.45%) Social Media
3 30 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.16%) CMDB
6 15 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.75%) W3C
8 12 (1.62%) Taxonomies
9 11 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
10 10 (1.35%) Marketing Technology
11 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.94%) NHS
12 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.67%) Blog
14 5 (0.67%) Linked Data
14 5 (0.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.99%) Linux
2 25 (3.37%) Unix
3 15 (2.02%) Windows
4 9 (1.21%) Android
4 9 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.27%) CentOS
5 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (29.69%) Content Management
3 111 (14.98%) E-Commerce
4 107 (14.44%) Analytics
5 91 (12.28%) Front End Development
6 87 (11.74%) DevOps
7 78 (10.53%) Scrum
8 69 (9.31%) Project Management
8 69 (9.31%) Web Development
9 68 (9.18%) CRM
9 68 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 67 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (8.23%) Migration
12 54 (7.29%) SEO
13 51 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (6.61%) Test Automation
15 45 (6.07%) Digital Marketing
16 44 (5.94%) SDLC
17 43 (5.80%) MVC
18 39 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 231 (31.17%) JavaScript
2 102 (13.77%) Java
3 52 (7.02%) SQL
4 49 (6.61%) PHP
5 48 (6.48%) C#
5 48 (6.48%) TypeScript
6 29 (3.91%) Python
7 22 (2.97%) Bash Shell
8 16 (2.16%) ES6
9 10 (1.35%) Ruby
10 9 (1.21%) Java 8
11 7 (0.94%) Java 11
12 6 (0.81%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.67%) C
13 5 (0.67%) Groovy
13 5 (0.67%) SPARQL
14 3 (0.40%) ES7
14 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.27%) Perl
15 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (6.34%) Degree
2 24 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.81%) PMP
6 5 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.27%) CCNP
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.27%) CISSP
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CLAS
9 1 (0.13%) HNC
9 1 (0.13%) IIBA
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) MBA
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.26%) Accessibility
2 36 (4.86%) QA
3 18 (2.43%) GDPR
4 10 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (1.21%) WCAG
6 7 (0.94%) PMO
7 4 (0.54%) SLA
8 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.27%) NIST
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) GRC
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) Section 508
10 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 41 (5.53%) Docker
2 6 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (1.48%) Terraform
3 4 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.40%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.27%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 122 (16.46%) Adobe
2 75 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 56 (7.56%) Sitecore
4 34 (4.59%) Google
5 32 (4.32%) ServiceNow
6 27 (3.64%) Oracle
7 24 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.89%) hybris
9 13 (1.75%) Marketo
10 9 (1.21%) SAP
11 7 (0.94%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.81%) Avaya
13 5 (0.67%) IBM
13 5 (0.67%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.67%) Xerox
14 4 (0.54%) Blackboard
14 4 (0.54%) Cisco
14 4 (0.54%) iManage
14 4 (0.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 4 (0.54%) Splunk