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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 333 261 268
Rank change year-on-year -72 +7 -25
Contract jobs citing CMS 690 692 396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.04% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.53% 8.19% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 482 257
10th Percentile £313 £250 £263
25th Percentile £406 £335 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £713 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £375 £406
% change year-on-year +22.07% -7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 9
10th Percentile £25.45 £13.50 £19.51
25th Percentile £29.94 £14.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate £72.50 £19.56 £30.05
Median % change year-on-year +270.65% -34.91% +12.34%
75th Percentile £77.50 £22.63 £33.75
90th Percentile £81.00 £23.75 £38.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 £19.69 £33.75
% change year-on-year +280.95% -41.67% +37.76%

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 10,573 8,447 5,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.81% 12.73% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,269 5,694 3,812
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +0.53%
75th Percentile £630 £575 £550
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 164 128
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £17.03 £16.14 £15.98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.71 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +47.60% +18.56% +0.79%
75th Percentile £65.32 £51.00 £33.19
90th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.81% +12.58% +11.09%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -70 554 £500 +11.11% 169
Work from Home -64 417 £500 +11.11% 70
London -45 352 £511 +7.63% 70
UK excluding London -101 184 £458 +22.07% 101
North of England -29 79 £475 +40.74% 26
North West -8 57 £451 +25.14% 15
South East -62 44 £513 +36.67% 24
Yorkshire -27 21 £475 +72.73% 10
Midlands -48 18 £481 +6.94% 20
Scotland -43 17 £450 +71.43% 3
South West -12 14 £400 -23.08% 19
West Midlands -51 13 £475 +5.56% 15
Wales -13 7 £426 -8.00% 2
East Midlands -13 5 £550 +65.91% 5
East of England -26 5 £325 -29.73% 7
North East -10 1 £500 +53.85% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 264 (38.26%) Agile
2 200 (28.99%) Content Management
3 163 (23.62%) JavaScript
4 159 (23.04%) Social Skills
5 139 (20.14%) HTML
6 137 (19.86%) User Experience
7 135 (19.57%) CSS
8 113 (16.38%) Marketing
9 109 (15.80%) React
10 104 (15.07%) Accessibility
11 99 (14.35%) DevOps
12 89 (12.90%) Git (software)
12 89 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 87 (12.61%) Analytics
14 86 (12.46%) Sitecore CMS
14 86 (12.46%) Sitecore
15 85 (12.32%) .NET
16 82 (11.88%) Microsoft
17 80 (11.59%) Scrum
18 74 (10.72%) Azure
19 72 (10.43%) CI/CD
20 71 (10.29%) SEO
20 71 (10.29%) CRM
21 68 (9.86%) E-Commerce
22 67 (9.71%) Full Stack Development
23 65 (9.42%) Finance
24 64 (9.28%) Project Management
24 64 (9.28%) Adobe
24 64 (9.28%) TypeScript
25 63 (9.13%) C#

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 86 (12.46%) Sitecore CMS
2 53 (7.68%) Umbraco
3 49 (7.10%) Drupal
4 37 (5.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 37 (5.36%) Confluence
5 34 (4.93%) Headless CMS
6 27 (3.91%) SharePoint
7 26 (3.77%) WordPress
8 25 (3.62%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.45%) CICS
9 10 (1.45%) Kentico
10 9 (1.30%) CoreMedia CMS
11 7 (1.01%) IIS
12 6 (0.87%) Apache
13 5 (0.72%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.72%) Strapi
14 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.29%) JBoss
15 2 (0.29%) Magnolia
Applications
1 31 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
3 18 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.59%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.45%) Sketch
6 9 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.72%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.43%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.14%) InVision
10 1 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.74%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (1.01%) Magento
3 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.87%) Shopify
4 4 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.58%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.43%) assyst
5 3 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.43%) Workfront
6 2 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 74 (10.72%) Azure
2 56 (8.12%) GitHub
3 54 (7.83%) AWS
4 36 (5.22%) Contentful
5 26 (3.77%) Google Analytics
6 18 (2.61%) Azure DevOps
6 18 (2.61%) Serverless
7 15 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (2.17%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 13 (1.88%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
9 12 (1.74%) Adobe Analytics
9 12 (1.74%) SaaS
10 11 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.45%) Azure AKS
12 9 (1.30%) Contentstack
12 9 (1.30%) Slack
13 8 (1.16%) npm
13 8 (1.16%) Siteimprove
14 7 (1.01%) Figma
14 7 (1.01%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.64%) Internet
2 21 (3.04%) Intranet
3 8 (1.16%) VoIP
3 8 (1.16%) WebEx
4 7 (1.01%) DNS
4 7 (1.01%) H.323
4 7 (1.01%) SCCP
5 6 (0.87%) SSL
6 4 (0.58%) Firewall
6 4 (0.58%) ISDN
6 4 (0.58%) MGCP
6 4 (0.58%) QSIG
7 3 (0.43%) PSTN
8 2 (0.29%) DSL
8 2 (0.29%) HTTP
8 2 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.29%) VPN
9 1 (0.14%) DKIM
9 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.32%) MySQL
4 13 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.88%) SQLite
5 12 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.59%) DynamoDB
6 11 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.01%) Metadata
7 7 (1.01%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.87%) Power BI
9 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.58%) Big Data
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.43%) Redis
12 2 (0.29%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.14%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 89 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.84%) JIRA
3 30 (4.35%) Storybook
4 24 (3.48%) Cypress.io
5 17 (2.46%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.46%) webpack
6 13 (1.88%) Bitbucket
6 13 (1.88%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.88%) JUnit
7 10 (1.45%) git-flow
8 9 (1.30%) NUnit
9 8 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.16%) GitLab
9 8 (1.16%) Moq
10 6 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.87%) ESLint
10 6 (0.87%) Grunt
10 6 (0.87%) gulp
11 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 159 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 113 (16.38%) Marketing
3 65 (9.42%) Finance
4 54 (7.83%) Publishing
5 49 (7.10%) Public Sector
6 36 (5.22%) Retail
7 35 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (5.07%) Banking
8 22 (3.19%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.90%) Investment Banking
9 20 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
10 19 (2.75%) Legal
11 15 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
12 12 (1.74%) French Language
13 11 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
14 9 (1.30%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.87%) Advertising
15 6 (0.87%) Automotive
15 6 (0.87%) Games
15 6 (0.87%) German Language
Job Titles
1 222 (32.17%) Developer
2 70 (10.14%) Analyst
3 54 (7.83%) Architect
3 54 (7.83%) Business Analyst
4 42 (6.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 40 (5.80%) React Developer
6 39 (5.65%) Designer
6 39 (5.65%) Project Manager
7 30 (4.35%) Consultant
7 30 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 26 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 25 (3.62%) Content Designer
9 25 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.04%) Web Manager
11 20 (2.90%) C++ Developer
11 20 (2.90%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 20 (2.90%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
11 20 (2.90%) Quantitative Developer
12 19 (2.75%) Digital Analyst
12 19 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (20.14%) HTML
2 135 (19.57%) CSS
3 109 (15.80%) React
4 85 (12.32%) .NET
5 59 (8.55%) HTML5
5 59 (8.55%) Node.js
6 57 (8.26%) jQuery
7 50 (7.25%) JSON
8 49 (7.10%) REST
9 41 (5.94%) XML
10 35 (5.07%) Redux
11 28 (4.06%) AngularJS
12 27 (3.91%) RESTful
13 26 (3.77%) GraphQL
14 25 (3.62%) Web Services
15 23 (3.33%) ASP.NET
15 23 (3.33%) Next.js
16 22 (3.19%) Ajax
17 20 (2.90%) .NET Framework
17 20 (2.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 137 (19.86%) User Experience
2 28 (4.06%) Social Media
3 23 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.90%) Derivative
4 20 (2.90%) Fixed Income
4 20 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (2.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 20 (2.90%) Swaptions
5 18 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.45%) Marketing Technology
9 9 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.16%) Taxonomies
11 7 (1.01%) CMDB
11 7 (1.01%) FMCG
11 7 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.91%) Windows
2 23 (3.33%) Android
2 23 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 22 (3.19%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.30%) Linux
5 6 (0.87%) Unix
6 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (38.26%) Agile
2 200 (28.99%) Content Management
3 99 (14.35%) DevOps
4 89 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 87 (12.61%) Analytics
6 80 (11.59%) Scrum
7 72 (10.43%) CI/CD
8 71 (10.29%) CRM
8 71 (10.29%) SEO
9 68 (9.86%) E-Commerce
10 67 (9.71%) Full Stack Development
11 64 (9.28%) Project Management
12 55 (7.97%) Web Development
13 53 (7.68%) Front End Development
14 51 (7.39%) User Stories
15 50 (7.25%) Migration
16 48 (6.96%) TDD
17 47 (6.81%) UX Design
18 46 (6.67%) MVC
19 42 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 163 (23.62%) JavaScript
2 64 (9.28%) TypeScript
3 63 (9.13%) C#
4 50 (7.25%) Java
5 49 (7.10%) SQL
6 36 (5.22%) PHP
7 29 (4.20%) Python
8 21 (3.04%) C++
9 11 (1.59%) C
9 11 (1.59%) ES6
10 7 (1.01%) Kotlin
11 5 (0.72%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.58%) Bash
13 3 (0.43%) Groovy
13 3 (0.43%) Ruby
14 2 (0.29%) COBOL
14 2 (0.29%) Go
14 2 (0.29%) JCL
15 1 (0.14%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (3.48%) Degree
2 14 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.45%) PMP
4 7 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CAPM
9 1 (0.14%) CCIE
9 1 (0.14%) CCNP
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.14%) MCSA
9 1 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (15.07%) Accessibility
2 35 (5.07%) QA
3 17 (2.46%) WCAG
4 7 (1.01%) SLA
5 4 (0.58%) PMO
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (0.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) Varnish
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (1.16%) Terraform
3 3 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.29%) Grafana
4 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (12.46%) Sitecore
2 82 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 64 (9.28%) Adobe
4 43 (6.23%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (5.94%) Google
6 16 (2.32%) SAP
7 14 (2.03%) Oracle
8 11 (1.59%) BT
9 10 (1.45%) MuleSoft
10 9 (1.30%) Netlify
11 8 (1.16%) Cisco
11 8 (1.16%) Optimizely
12 6 (0.87%) Apple
12 6 (0.87%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.72%) Anaplan
13 5 (0.72%) FatWire
13 5 (0.72%) Pega
13 5 (0.72%) Zend
14 4 (0.58%) Pardot
14 4 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud