Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 296 255 258
Rank change year-on-year -41 +3 -51
Contract jobs citing CMS 789 427 744
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.02% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.28% 7.06% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 296 490
10th Percentile £281 £213 £244
25th Percentile £369 £310 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £410 £415
Median % change year-on-year +21.95% -1.20% -2.35%
75th Percentile £600 £516 £525
90th Percentile £675 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 19
10th Percentile £20.62 £10.88 £11.10
25th Percentile £20.89 £15.88 £16.29
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £25.68
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -22.12% -9.89%
75th Percentile £39.75 £34.00 £51.75
90th Percentile £42.83 £39.50 £53.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +83.75% -41.18% +15.25%

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 10,839 6,052 10,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.35% 14.47% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,461 4,127 6,834
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £565 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +7.48% +0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 173 229
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.10 £10.92
25th Percentile £16.44 £18.85 £14.08
Median hourly rate £24.36 £26.96 £19.41
Median % change year-on-year -9.64% +38.90% +4.92%
75th Percentile £51.00 £57.17 £36.70
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +33.33% +2.86%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -42 639 £500 +21.21% 285
London -47 420 £525 +16.67% 129
Work from Home -34 242 £525 +23.53% 58
UK excluding London -69 226 £400 +14.29% 171
South East -45 68 £363 -0.68% 45
Scotland -40 43 £400 +29.55% 10
North of England -69 35 £329 +31.50% 49
Midlands -49 30 £485 +38.57% 21
South West -43 26 £510 +13.33% 22
Wales -11 19 £450 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -43 19 £500 +25.00% 14
Yorkshire -38 18 £333 +27.98% 20
North West -65 16 £300 +50.00% 25
East Midlands -28 10 £485 +38.57% 7
East of England -45 6 £225 -52.63% 16
North East - 1 £300 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 368 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (38.66%) Content Management
3 267 (33.84%) JavaScript
4 243 (30.80%) HTML
5 210 (26.62%) CSS
6 190 (24.08%) User Experience
7 145 (18.38%) Social Skills
8 137 (17.36%) React
9 132 (16.73%) Accessibility
10 124 (15.72%) Front End Development
11 121 (15.34%) Marketing
12 105 (13.31%) Scrum
13 98 (12.42%) Analytics
14 97 (12.29%) Adobe
14 97 (12.29%) Project Management
15 94 (11.91%) DevOps
16 91 (11.53%) Git (software)
17 90 (11.41%) E-Commerce
18 89 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 88 (11.15%) CRM
20 84 (10.65%) Sitecore CMS
20 84 (10.65%) Sitecore
20 84 (10.65%) Azure
21 80 (10.14%) .NET
22 77 (9.76%) Test Automation
23 75 (9.51%) Microsoft
24 74 (9.38%) HTML5
25 71 (9.00%) Java
25 71 (9.00%) Migration
26 70 (8.87%) 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 84 (10.65%) Sitecore CMS
2 70 (8.87%) Drupal
3 66 (8.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 59 (7.48%) Headless CMS
5 44 (5.58%) SharePoint
6 40 (5.07%) Confluence
7 39 (4.94%) WordPress
8 30 (3.80%) Umbraco
9 21 (2.66%) EPiServer
10 11 (1.39%) IIS
11 9 (1.14%) Magnolia
12 7 (0.89%) Documentum
12 7 (0.89%) Kentico
12 7 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.76%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.76%) Sitefinity
14 5 (0.63%) Apache
14 5 (0.63%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.63%) Jadu
Applications
1 17 (2.15%) Sketch
2 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.14%) Chatbot
3 9 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.51%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.51%) InVision
7 3 (0.38%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.25%) Inkscape
8 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.13%) GIMP
9 1 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.77%) Shopify
3 11 (1.39%) Magento
4 8 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.13%) assyst
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.13%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.65%) Azure
2 59 (7.48%) AWS
3 42 (5.32%) Google Analytics
4 38 (4.82%) GitHub
5 28 (3.55%) Serverless
6 24 (3.04%) Microsoft 365
7 23 (2.92%) SaaS
8 21 (2.66%) Power Platform
9 19 (2.41%) GCP
10 16 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.90%) Amplience
12 14 (1.77%) CloudFront
13 12 (1.52%) Figma
14 11 (1.39%) npm
15 10 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
16 8 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 8 (1.01%) GitHub Actions
17 7 (0.89%) Akamai
17 7 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.77%) Internet
1 14 (1.77%) Intranet
2 12 (1.52%) DNS
3 7 (0.89%) Firewall
4 6 (0.76%) HTTP
5 5 (0.63%) SSL
5 5 (0.63%) VoIP
6 4 (0.51%) WebEx
7 3 (0.38%) Extranet
7 3 (0.38%) FTP
7 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.38%) VPN
8 2 (0.25%) 2G
8 2 (0.25%) 3G
8 2 (0.25%) 4G
8 2 (0.25%) H.323
8 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.25%) LAN
8 2 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.70%) MySQL
3 20 (2.53%) Power BI
4 15 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.27%) Metadata
7 9 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.76%) Redis
11 5 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.63%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.63%) GIS
12 4 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.51%) Tableau
13 3 (0.38%) DB2
13 3 (0.38%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (0.38%) Looker
13 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 91 (11.53%) Git (software)
2 63 (7.98%) JIRA
3 48 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.42%) Bitbucket
5 20 (2.53%) Storybook
6 18 (2.28%) Visual Studio
7 16 (2.03%) GitLab
7 16 (2.03%) JUnit
8 14 (1.77%) Cypress.io
9 13 (1.65%) webpack
10 12 (1.52%) Mockito
11 9 (1.14%) Maven
12 7 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.89%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.76%) Mocha
14 5 (0.63%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.63%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.63%) JMeter
15 4 (0.51%) gulp
General
1 145 (18.38%) Social Skills
2 121 (15.34%) Marketing
3 63 (7.98%) Finance
3 63 (7.98%) Public Sector
4 55 (6.97%) Publishing
5 48 (6.08%) Retail
6 34 (4.31%) Legal
7 31 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (3.80%) Multimedia
9 29 (3.68%) Presentation Skills
9 29 (3.68%) Telecoms
10 20 (2.53%) Organisational Skills
11 15 (1.90%) Law
12 13 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (1.27%) French Language
14 9 (1.14%) German Language
15 8 (1.01%) Military
16 7 (0.89%) Banking
16 7 (0.89%) Billing
17 6 (0.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 305 (38.66%) Developer
2 76 (9.63%) Designer
3 75 (9.51%) Architect
4 68 (8.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 56 (7.10%) Senior Developer
6 55 (6.97%) Project Manager
7 54 (6.84%) Analyst
7 54 (6.84%) React Developer
8 49 (6.21%) Content Designer
9 39 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (3.80%) Business Analyst
10 30 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
10 30 (3.80%) Senior React Developer
11 28 (3.55%) Digital Analyst
12 22 (2.79%) Web Manager
13 18 (2.28%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.28%) CMS Developer
13 18 (2.28%) Consultant
13 18 (2.28%) Content Manager
14 16 (2.03%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (30.80%) HTML
2 210 (26.62%) CSS
3 137 (17.36%) React
4 80 (10.14%) .NET
5 74 (9.38%) HTML5
6 61 (7.73%) REST
7 56 (7.10%) Web Services
8 54 (6.84%) Node.js
9 47 (5.96%) CSS3
10 46 (5.83%) jQuery
10 46 (5.83%) Redux
11 39 (4.94%) XML
12 38 (4.82%) Sass
13 35 (4.44%) JSON
14 34 (4.31%) Vue.js
15 33 (4.18%) AngularJS
15 33 (4.18%) Next.js
16 29 (3.68%) RESTful
17 27 (3.42%) GraphQL
18 20 (2.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 190 (24.08%) User Experience
2 45 (5.70%) Mobile App
3 35 (4.44%) Social Media
4 18 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 14 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.65%) CMDB
8 12 (1.52%) iPad
9 9 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.14%) NHS
9 9 (1.14%) VLE
10 8 (1.01%) Taxonomies
11 7 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.89%) W3C
12 5 (0.63%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.63%) Life Science
13 4 (0.51%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.51%) Legacy Systems
13 4 (0.51%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.08%) Linux
2 38 (4.82%) Unix
3 23 (2.92%) Windows
4 10 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.14%) Android
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.89%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.89%) VME
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (38.66%) Content Management
3 124 (15.72%) Front End Development
4 105 (13.31%) Scrum
5 98 (12.42%) Analytics
6 97 (12.29%) Project Management
7 94 (11.91%) DevOps
8 90 (11.41%) E-Commerce
9 89 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (11.15%) CRM
11 77 (9.76%) Test Automation
12 71 (9.00%) Migration
13 68 (8.62%) Full Stack Development
14 59 (7.48%) Web Development
15 55 (6.97%) SDLC
16 53 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
16 53 (6.72%) SEO
17 52 (6.59%) TDD
18 50 (6.34%) CI/CD
19 49 (6.21%) User Research
Programming Languages
1 267 (33.84%) JavaScript
2 71 (9.00%) Java
3 61 (7.73%) SQL
4 59 (7.48%) C#
5 58 (7.35%) PHP
6 52 (6.59%) TypeScript
7 38 (4.82%) Bash
8 23 (2.92%) Java 8
9 22 (2.79%) Python
10 15 (1.90%) ES6
11 13 (1.65%) C
11 13 (1.65%) Java 11
12 12 (1.52%) Ruby
13 10 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.01%) Groovy
14 8 (1.01%) Kotlin
15 7 (0.89%) COBOL
15 7 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.76%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.25%) JSX
Qualifications
1 40 (5.07%) Degree
2 23 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.27%) PMP
5 8 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.25%) HND
8 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CCNP
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) MCSA
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (16.73%) Accessibility
2 44 (5.58%) QA
2 44 (5.58%) WCAG
3 9 (1.14%) GDPR
4 7 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.63%) SLA
6 2 (0.25%) NCSC
6 2 (0.25%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (2.79%) Docker
2 16 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.25%) Varnish
3 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.77%) Ansible
3 11 (1.39%) Terraform
4 4 (0.51%) Kibana
4 4 (0.51%) Marathon
4 4 (0.51%) Mesos
4 4 (0.51%) SCCM
5 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.25%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.25%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.13%) Consul
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (12.29%) Adobe
2 84 (10.65%) Sitecore
3 75 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 63 (7.98%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (6.46%) Google
6 30 (3.80%) hybris
7 22 (2.79%) Oracle
8 13 (1.65%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.39%) SAP
9 11 (1.39%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.14%) Blackboard
10 9 (1.14%) Cadence
10 9 (1.14%) Telerik
11 8 (1.01%) IBM
11 8 (1.01%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.89%) Cisco
12 7 (0.89%) ICL
12 7 (0.89%) Marketo
12 7 (0.89%) New Relic
12 7 (0.89%) Pardot