Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 244 215
Rank change year-on-year -10 -29 -15
Contract jobs citing CMS 489 628 1,262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.05% 1.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.85% 7.29% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 400 827
10th Percentile £214 £256 £248
25th Percentile £313 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £435 £425 £415
Median % change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +0.61%
75th Percentile £525 £523 £515
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 29
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.31 £13.27
25th Percentile £17.01 £23.59 £15.40
Median hourly rate £21.25 £30.05 £24.11
Median % change year-on-year -29.28% +24.64% +0.08%
75th Percentile £27.50 £50.63 £38.75
90th Percentile £39.88 £53.00 £46.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.86% +100.00% +17.02%

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 7,140 8,618 15,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.66% 14.45% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,906 5,667 10,067
10th Percentile £288 £261 £281
25th Percentile £382 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -3.16% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £556 £569
90th Percentile £650 £646 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +1.47% -1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 196 291
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.61 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.19 £14.95 £12.83
Median hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.75% +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £54.06 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £53.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.72 £19.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +24.82% +13.03% -3.94%

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 12 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMS over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 12 April 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 0 384 £450 +5.88% 275
London -16 218 £490 +8.83% 98
UK excluding London 0 185 £350 -12.50% 189
Work from Home -112 165 £448 +11.88% 55
South East +28 53 £350 -17.65% 35
North of England +38 36 £253 -36.88% 66
Scotland -3 35 £250 -22.48% 6
Midlands +24 28 £434 +19.66% 30
North West +18 23 £200 -42.86% 44
West Midlands +14 18 £448 +11.88% 20
South West +22 17 £463 +23.33% 29
Yorkshire +32 12 £260 -35.00% 15
East of England +32 12 £475 +15.15% 16
East Midlands +24 10 £350 -1.75% 9
Wales +21 4 £425 +6.25% 7
North East +27 1 £265 -34.77% 7

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 146 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (26.58%) JavaScript
3 128 (26.18%) HTML
4 122 (24.95%) CSS
4 122 (24.95%) Content Management
5 90 (18.40%) E-Commerce
6 83 (16.97%) User Experience
7 70 (14.31%) Azure
8 63 (12.88%) WordPress
9 60 (12.27%) Marketing
10 58 (11.86%) Front End Development
11 56 (11.45%) React
12 54 (11.04%) DevOps
12 54 (11.04%) Microsoft
12 54 (11.04%) Migration
13 49 (10.02%) .NET
13 49 (10.02%) Git (software)
14 48 (9.82%) Scrum
14 48 (9.82%) AngularJS
15 45 (9.20%) Analytics
15 45 (9.20%) Web Services
15 45 (9.20%) Adobe
15 45 (9.20%) AWS
16 43 (8.79%) SQL
16 43 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 41 (8.38%) Java
17 41 (8.38%) JIRA
18 39 (7.98%) Headless CMS
19 38 (7.77%) Node.js
20 37 (7.57%) CRM

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 63 (12.88%) WordPress
2 39 (7.98%) Headless CMS
3 36 (7.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 29 (5.93%) Umbraco
5 28 (5.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 22 (4.50%) Confluence
6 22 (4.50%) Drupal
6 22 (4.50%) EPiServer
7 15 (3.07%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.45%) Jadu
9 7 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.43%) Kentico
10 5 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.02%) Magnolia
11 3 (0.61%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.41%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.41%) Moodle
12 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.64%) Figma
3 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.02%) Sketch
5 4 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.41%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.41%) InDesign
6 2 (0.41%) InVision
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.20%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.20%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 13 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (2.66%) Magento
2 11 (2.25%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.82%) Shopify
4 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.31%) Azure
2 45 (9.20%) AWS
3 16 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (3.07%) Google Analytics
5 14 (2.86%) SaaS
6 10 (2.04%) npm
7 9 (1.84%) PaaS
8 7 (1.43%) GCP
8 7 (1.43%) Logic Apps
8 7 (1.43%) Serverless
9 6 (1.23%) Yarn
10 5 (1.02%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.82%) GitHub
12 3 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.61%) IaaS
12 3 (0.61%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.61%) Route 53
12 3 (0.61%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.89%) Intranet
2 7 (1.43%) Firewall
2 7 (1.43%) Internet
3 6 (1.23%) Broadband
3 6 (1.23%) HTTP
4 4 (0.82%) DNS
4 4 (0.82%) DVB
5 3 (0.61%) IPv4
5 3 (0.61%) IPv6
5 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.61%) VLAN
6 2 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) DLNA
7 1 (0.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.45%) MySQL
3 7 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.02%) Power BI
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.41%) Redis
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.20%) MS Access
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.38%) JIRA
3 19 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.04%) gulp
4 10 (2.04%) Storybook
5 7 (1.43%) webpack
6 5 (1.02%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.02%) Babel
6 5 (1.02%) CircleCI
6 5 (1.02%) Cypress.io
6 5 (1.02%) ESLint
6 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.82%) PostCSS
7 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.61%) Bower
8 3 (0.61%) Grunt
8 3 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (12.27%) Marketing
2 32 (6.54%) Retail
3 31 (6.34%) Publishing
4 30 (6.13%) Public Sector
5 26 (5.32%) Finance
6 13 (2.66%) Legal
7 9 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.23%) Law
10 5 (1.02%) Banking
10 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.82%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.61%) German Language
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Games
13 2 (0.41%) Welsh Language
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Finnish Language
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 195 (39.88%) Developer
2 77 (15.75%) Architect
3 40 (8.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 31 (6.34%) Designer
5 30 (6.13%) React Developer
5 30 (6.13%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (5.73%) Analyst
7 27 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
8 26 (5.32%) ServiceNow Developer
9 25 (5.11%) Content Designer
10 24 (4.91%) .NET Developer
11 23 (4.70%) Project Manager
12 19 (3.89%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.68%) CMS Developer
14 17 (3.48%) PHP Developer
14 17 (3.48%) Senior Developer
15 16 (3.27%) Web Developer
16 15 (3.07%) Technical Leader
17 13 (2.66%) Content Editor
17 13 (2.66%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (26.18%) HTML
2 122 (24.95%) CSS
3 56 (11.45%) React
4 49 (10.02%) .NET
5 48 (9.82%) AngularJS
6 45 (9.20%) Web Services
7 38 (7.77%) Node.js
8 35 (7.16%) Ajax
9 34 (6.95%) XML
10 32 (6.54%) HTML5
10 32 (6.54%) Sass
11 26 (5.32%) REST
12 24 (4.91%) JSON
12 24 (4.91%) RESTful
13 21 (4.29%) CSS3
14 19 (3.89%) GraphQL
14 19 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (3.68%) jQuery
16 15 (3.07%) SOAP
16 15 (3.07%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.97%) User Experience
2 21 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.07%) Social Media
6 11 (2.25%) CMDB
6 11 (2.25%) Taxonomies
7 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.64%) NHS
9 7 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.43%) Video Editing
10 6 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.02%) Acoustics
11 5 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.02%) PKI
11 5 (1.02%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.02%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.68%) Windows
2 17 (3.48%) Linux
3 11 (2.25%) Unix
4 8 (1.64%) Android
5 7 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) Android TV
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.20%) Tizen
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) webOS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (24.95%) Content Management
3 90 (18.40%) E-Commerce
4 58 (11.86%) Front End Development
5 54 (11.04%) DevOps
5 54 (11.04%) Migration
6 48 (9.82%) Scrum
7 45 (9.20%) Analytics
8 43 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (7.57%) CRM
10 36 (7.36%) Web Development
11 31 (6.34%) Project Management
12 28 (5.73%) Service Management
13 27 (5.52%) ITSM
13 27 (5.52%) SEO
14 26 (5.32%) MVC
14 26 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (5.11%) Microservices
15 25 (5.11%) Project Delivery
16 24 (4.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 130 (26.58%) JavaScript
2 43 (8.79%) SQL
3 41 (8.38%) Java
4 36 (7.36%) PHP
5 29 (5.93%) C#
6 22 (4.50%) TypeScript
7 17 (3.48%) Python
8 13 (2.66%) ES6
9 9 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.84%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.02%) C++
10 5 (1.02%) Ruby
11 4 (0.82%) Go
12 3 (0.61%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.61%) C
12 3 (0.61%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.41%) Ada
13 2 (0.41%) Perl
13 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.68%) Degree
3 13 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.20%) CCNA
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) MCSE
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMP
7 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.16%) QA
2 12 (2.45%) GDPR
3 8 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.02%) WCAG
5 2 (0.41%) WAI
6 1 (0.20%) GRC
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (2.66%) Docker
2 10 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.45%) Terraform
2 5 (1.02%) Ansible
3 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (0.61%) Marathon
4 3 (0.61%) Mesos
4 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.41%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.41%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) Kibana
6 1 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 54 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.20%) Adobe
3 36 (7.36%) Sitecore
4 34 (6.95%) ServiceNow
5 20 (4.09%) Google
6 19 (3.89%) hybris
7 18 (3.68%) Oracle
8 15 (3.07%) SAP
9 14 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.02%) Avaya
10 5 (1.02%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.82%) HP
11 4 (0.82%) iManage
11 4 (0.82%) Intapp
12 3 (0.61%) McAfee
12 3 (0.61%) WooCommerce
12 3 (0.61%) Xerox
12 3 (0.61%) YouTube
13 2 (0.41%) Okta
13 2 (0.41%) Optimizely