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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
UK
Rank 156 147 121
Rank change year-on-year -9 -26  
Contract jobs citing CMS 768 885 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.66% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.75% 9.66% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 589 590
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.29% -42.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £9.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £44.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +178.84% -35.80%  

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 7873 9158 9155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 17.21% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 5821 5421
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 226 324
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +6.66% 282
London -22 348 £425 +6.25% 105
South East +42 152 £388 +10.71% 39
South West +27 69 £400 +29.03% 24
North West +27 41 £375 +7.14% 41
Scotland +23 41 £350 -12.50% 7
City of London -18 39 £463 +15.62% 22
Wiltshire +25 31 £413 +33.06% 2
Yorkshire -4 31 £350 +3.70% 19
Manchester +20 30 £375 +1.76% 21
East of England -1 30 £475 +18.75% 21
Berkshire -2 29 £450 +12.50% 7
Swindon +21 24 £413 +10.00% 1
Surrey +19 24 £350 +15.70% 8
Hampshire +11 24 £370 +5.71% 9
Glasgow +14 22 £350 +28.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £400 +25.00% 4
Oxfordshire +8 21 £475 +91.91% 6
West Yorkshire +4 20 £344 +0.36% 10
West Sussex +11 19 £395 -21.00% 1
Leeds +8 19 £344 +5.76% 9
West Midlands +1 18 £400 +33.33% 15
Aylesbury - 18 £400 -
Edinburgh +11 16 £375 -16.66% 4
East Midlands -5 15 £305 +32.60% 10
Croydon +14 14 £313 -16.66%
Oxford +6 14 £475 +227.58% 1
Bedfordshire +7 11 £500 +25.00% 1
Bracknell +4 10 £450 +80.00%
Merseyside +9 9 £325 - 6

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 668 (43.98%) HTML
2 656 (43.19%) JavaScript
3 617 (40.62%) CSS
4 537 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
5 520 (34.23%) Content Management
6 387 (25.48%) .NET
7 316 (20.80%) C#
8 297 (19.55%) jQuery
9 270 (17.77%) HTML5
10 268 (17.64%) Web Development
11 238 (15.67%) ASP.NET
11 238 (15.67%) MVC
12 221 (14.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 221 (14.55%) Sitecore
12 221 (14.55%) User Experience
13 218 (14.35%) XML
14 209 (13.76%) E-Commerce
15 199 (13.10%) Java
16 196 (12.90%) Adobe
17 190 (12.51%) AngularJS
18 178 (11.72%) Finance
19 171 (11.26%) SQL Server
20 170 (11.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 170 (11.19%) Marketing
21 164 (10.80%) SQL
22 162 (10.66%) CSS3
23 157 (10.34%) Front End Development
24 155 (10.20%) Ajax
25 153 (10.07%) Scrum
26 147 (9.68%) Umbraco

CMS
Top Related 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
1 221 (14.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 170 (11.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 147 (9.68%) Umbraco
4 120 (7.90%) Drupal
5 117 (7.70%) EPiServer
6 81 (5.33%) WordPress
7 76 (5.00%) SharePoint
8 56 (3.69%) Apache
9 35 (2.30%) IIS
10 29 (1.91%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.51%) Confluence
11 23 (1.51%) Tomcat
12 21 (1.38%) Sitefinity
13 18 (1.18%) Kentico
14 17 (1.12%) Joomla!
14 17 (1.12%) WebLogic
15 16 (1.05%) Apache Solr
15 16 (1.05%) ColdFusion
16 15 (0.99%) JBoss
17 14 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.24%) Photoshop
3 22 (1.45%) MS Office
4 17 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.39%) MS Project
7 5 (0.33%) Mingle
8 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.20%) InDesign
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.066%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (0.79%) Magento
2 10 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.66%) SDL Web 8
3 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.26%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.20%) FastStats
5 3 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.066%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.066%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.066%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.066%) Shopify
7 1 (0.066%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.90%) Google Analytics
3 37 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.45%) SaaS
5 16 (1.05%) GitHub
6 15 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
7 9 (0.59%) Office 365
8 8 (0.53%) IaaS
9 7 (0.46%) PaaS
10 5 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.20%) G Suite
11 3 (0.20%) Responsys
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.066%) AdWords
13 1 (0.066%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.066%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.94%) Internet
2 43 (2.83%) HTTP
3 34 (2.24%) Intranet
4 18 (1.18%) WebEx
5 11 (0.72%) Network Security
6 10 (0.66%) Firewall
6 10 (0.66%) SSL
7 7 (0.46%) DNS
7 7 (0.46%) MPLS
8 6 (0.39%) Skype
8 6 (0.39%) Telepresence
9 5 (0.33%) SNMP
10 4 (0.26%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.26%) Extranet
10 4 (0.26%) FTP
10 4 (0.26%) LDAP
11 3 (0.20%) Broadband
11 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.20%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.58%) MySQL
3 42 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 30 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 30 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 26 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 24 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.12%) Endeca
8 13 (0.86%) Redis
9 11 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.53%) GIS
10 8 (0.53%) Power BI
11 6 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.33%) Big Data
12 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.26%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 97 (6.39%) Git (software)
2 80 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (4.15%) JIRA
4 62 (4.08%) Jenkins
5 48 (3.16%) Selenium
6 46 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 45 (2.96%) Maven
8 31 (2.04%) Subversion
8 31 (2.04%) WebDriver
9 26 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 24 (1.58%) Ant
11 22 (1.45%) JMeter
12 20 (1.32%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 19 (1.25%) Apache Ivy
13 19 (1.25%) Hudson
13 19 (1.25%) JUnit
14 18 (1.18%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.12%) Gradle
16 16 (1.05%) gulp
General
1 178 (11.72%) Finance
2 170 (11.19%) Marketing
3 91 (5.99%) Retail
4 78 (5.13%) Publishing
5 38 (2.50%) Banking
6 30 (1.97%) Advertising
7 22 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (1.25%) Legal
10 17 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.05%) Back Office
12 15 (0.99%) Automotive
13 13 (0.86%) Games
14 11 (0.72%) Electronics
15 9 (0.59%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.46%) Local Government
17 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.39%) Law
18 5 (0.33%) German Language
19 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 818 (53.85%) Developer
2 164 (10.80%) .NET Developer
3 131 (8.62%) Analyst
3 131 (8.62%) Architect
4 120 (7.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 91 (5.99%) CMS Developer
6 89 (5.86%) C# Developer
6 89 (5.86%) Web Developer
7 88 (5.79%) Sitecore Developer
8 83 (5.46%) JavaScript Developer
9 75 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 71 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
11 69 (4.54%) Project Manager
12 65 (4.28%) Java Developer
12 65 (4.28%) ServiceNow Developer
13 64 (4.21%) Business Analyst
14 60 (3.95%) HTML Developer
15 59 (3.88%) Senior Developer
16 58 (3.82%) EPiServer Developer
17 54 (3.55%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 668 (43.98%) HTML
2 617 (40.62%) CSS
3 387 (25.48%) .NET
4 297 (19.55%) jQuery
5 270 (17.77%) HTML5
6 238 (15.67%) ASP.NET
7 218 (14.35%) XML
8 190 (12.51%) AngularJS
9 162 (10.66%) CSS3
10 155 (10.20%) Ajax
11 133 (8.76%) Web Services
12 117 (7.70%) JSON
13 95 (6.25%) REST
14 94 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (5.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 90 (5.92%) XHTML
16 85 (5.60%) Spring
17 75 (4.94%) SOAP
18 68 (4.48%) Sass
19 64 (4.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 221 (14.55%) User Experience
2 105 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.57%) iPad
5 38 (2.50%) W3C
6 37 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 34 (2.24%) Social Media
8 26 (1.71%) CMDB
9 23 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.32%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.86%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.66%) Video on Demand
16 9 (0.59%) Taxonomies
17 8 (0.53%) RIA
18 7 (0.46%) N-Tier
18 7 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (4.34%) Windows
2 57 (3.75%) Linux
3 21 (1.38%) Unix
4 19 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.12%) Android
6 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.59%) Solaris
8 8 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.39%) HPUX
10 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.20%) CentOS
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.13%) MVS
13 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (34.23%) Content Management
3 268 (17.64%) Web Development
4 238 (15.67%) MVC
5 209 (13.76%) E-Commerce
6 157 (10.34%) Front End Development
7 153 (10.07%) Scrum
8 126 (8.29%) Project Management
9 120 (7.90%) Analytics
10 117 (7.70%) TDD
11 91 (5.99%) Migration
12 87 (5.73%) CRM
13 83 (5.46%) Responsive Web Design
14 81 (5.33%) ITIL
15 77 (5.07%) SEO
16 76 (5.00%) Service Management
17 67 (4.41%) ITSM
17 67 (4.41%) OO
18 66 (4.34%) Web Design
19 65 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 656 (43.19%) JavaScript
2 316 (20.80%) C#
3 199 (13.10%) Java
4 164 (10.80%) SQL
5 131 (8.62%) PHP
6 53 (3.49%) Python
7 37 (2.44%) Ruby
8 26 (1.71%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.32%) Groovy
9 20 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 17 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 16 (1.05%) ActionScript
12 15 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 15 (0.99%) C
13 14 (0.92%) C++
14 8 (0.53%) PHP 5
14 8 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.46%) Perl
16 4 (0.26%) Scala
16 4 (0.26%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 66 (4.34%) Degree
2 41 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.72%) ISEB
5 6 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.39%) PMP
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.26%) GISP
7 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.20%) APMP
8 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.13%) MCSD
9 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.066%) CAPM
10 1 (0.066%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.066%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.066%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.81%) QA
2 15 (0.99%) SLA
3 10 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
6 6 (0.39%) WCAG
7 5 (0.33%) PMO
8 4 (0.26%) SDET
9 3 (0.20%) WAI
10 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.066%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.066%) SEPA
10 1 (0.066%) TARGET2
System Software
1 17 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.66%) Docker
3 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.066%) Firmware
5 1 (0.066%) HDFS
5 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.066%) Varnish
5 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.066%) zsh
Systems Management
1 23 (1.51%) Puppet
2 20 (1.32%) Ansible
2 20 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.99%) TeamSite
4 7 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.33%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.26%) OpenSSO
6 4 (0.26%) SCCM
7 3 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.13%) Consul
8 2 (0.13%) Kibana
8 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.13%) Packer
8 2 (0.13%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.13%) Terraform
8 2 (0.13%) WMI
9 1 (0.066%) logstash
9 1 (0.066%) Piwik
9 1 (0.066%) SCOM
Vendors
1 221 (14.55%) Sitecore
2 196 (12.90%) Adobe
3 122 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 81 (5.33%) ServiceNow
5 69 (4.54%) Google
6 53 (3.49%) Oracle
7 32 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.78%) ATG
9 19 (1.25%) Apple
9 19 (1.25%) SAP
10 17 (1.12%) Splunk
11 16 (1.05%) OpenText
12 15 (0.99%) HP
12 15 (0.99%) hybris
13 13 (0.86%) Avaya
13 13 (0.86%) IBM
14 12 (0.79%) FatWire
15 11 (0.72%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.66%) Cisco
17 9 (0.59%) F5
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Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
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Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
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West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
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Kingston Upon Hull
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
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Newbury, Berkshire
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London
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Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Gloucestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Talent Crew
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Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
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Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
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West London
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London
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