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 28 April 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.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 152 114
Rank change year-on-year +16 -38  
Contract jobs citing CMS 865 894 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.60% 1.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.75% 9.21% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 633 643
Median daily rate £398 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +4.28% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 37
Median hourly rate £31.25 £12.92 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.96% -62.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £9.00 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.00 £20.84 £52.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £12.92 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.47% -67.71%  

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 8045 9711 9895
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.06% 17.38% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5213 6307 5936
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 213 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

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 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +14 801 £400 - 268
London -10 369 £450 +7.14% 106
South East +49 164 £365 -2.01% 44
South West +34 79 £350 +12.90% 17
Scotland +47 51 £350 -15.15% 8
East of England -9 44 £419 -6.94% 7
North West +35 41 £325 +8.33% 39
East Midlands +1 36 £328 +9.16% 12
Hampshire +23 33 £400 +18.51% 7
City of London -28 33 £450 +9.09% 23
Glasgow +29 31 £296 +15.51%
Berkshire +3 29 £450 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +6 28 £350 - 15
Wiltshire +17 25 £400 +29.03%
Manchester +12 24 £400 +72.97% 23
Surrey +13 23 £350 +47.36% 10
Gloucestershire +26 22 £310 -4.61% 5
Oxfordshire +2 21 £493 +40.71% 3
West Midlands +3 20 £375 +25.00% 19
Buckinghamshire - 20 £408 - 4
West Yorkshire +12 19 £330 -11.40% 8
Aylesbury - 19 £408 -
Leeds +18 18 £330 -3.64% 5
Swindon +11 18 £413 +10.00%
West Sussex +11 18 £330 -34.00% 1
Edinburgh +8 17 £375 -14.28% 7
Oxford +5 17 £484 - 2
Merseyside +13 15 £325 - 6
Liverpool +12 14 £325 - 6
Leicestershire +7 13 £305 +1.66% 6

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 649 (42.09%) HTML
2 630 (40.86%) JavaScript
3 594 (38.52%) CSS
4 549 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
5 520 (33.72%) Content Management
6 396 (25.68%) .NET
7 328 (21.27%) C#
8 296 (19.20%) jQuery
9 281 (18.22%) HTML5
10 255 (16.54%) MVC
11 249 (16.15%) User Experience
12 245 (15.89%) ASP.NET
13 243 (15.76%) XML
14 240 (15.56%) Sitecore CMS
14 240 (15.56%) Sitecore
15 233 (15.11%) Web Development
16 229 (14.85%) E-Commerce
17 210 (13.62%) Adobe
18 208 (13.49%) Java
19 196 (12.71%) AngularJS
20 186 (12.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
21 183 (11.87%) SQL
22 179 (11.61%) CSS3
23 176 (11.41%) SQL Server
24 168 (10.89%) Finance
25 165 (10.70%) Marketing
26 164 (10.64%) Ajax
27 158 (10.25%) Front End Development
28 156 (10.12%) Microsoft
29 153 (9.92%) Umbraco

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
1 240 (15.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 186 (12.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 153 (9.92%) Umbraco
4 111 (7.20%) Drupal
5 103 (6.68%) EPiServer
6 73 (4.73%) SharePoint
7 69 (4.47%) WordPress
8 53 (3.44%) Apache
9 48 (3.11%) IIS
10 38 (2.46%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.49%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 19 (1.23%) Sitefinity
14 17 (1.10%) Confluence
15 15 (0.97%) ColdFusion
15 15 (0.97%) CoreMedia CMS
15 15 (0.97%) JBoss
15 15 (0.97%) Joomla!
15 15 (0.97%) Magnolia
16 14 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 30 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.32%) Mingle
10 4 (0.26%) InDesign
10 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.065%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.91%) Magento
3 10 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.58%) SDL Web 8
5 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.19%) FastStats
7 3 (0.19%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.065%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.065%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.065%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.065%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.065%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.065%) Shopify
9 1 (0.065%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (2.98%) Google Analytics
3 40 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.62%) GitHub
5 19 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
6 18 (1.17%) SaaS
7 11 (0.71%) Office 365
8 4 (0.26%) Akamai
8 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.26%) IaaS
8 4 (0.26%) PaaS
9 3 (0.19%) AdWords
9 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.19%) G Suite
9 3 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.19%) Responsys
9 3 (0.19%) Trello
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.13%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.06%) Internet
2 37 (2.40%) HTTP
3 33 (2.14%) Intranet
4 20 (1.30%) WebEx
5 14 (0.91%) MPLS
6 12 (0.78%) Firewall
7 11 (0.71%) DNS
7 11 (0.71%) Network Security
8 10 (0.65%) SSL
9 8 (0.52%) Skype
10 6 (0.39%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.39%) FTP
10 6 (0.39%) SNMP
10 6 (0.39%) Telepresence
11 5 (0.32%) Broadband
11 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.26%) Extranet
12 4 (0.26%) LDAP
12 4 (0.26%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 97 (6.29%) MySQL
3 39 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 30 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 29 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (1.10%) Endeca
9 16 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.91%) Redis
11 10 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.52%) GIS
12 8 (0.52%) Power BI
13 6 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.39%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.32%) Big Data
14 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
16 3 (0.19%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 103 (6.68%) Git (software)
2 94 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (4.93%) Jenkins
4 69 (4.47%) JIRA
5 60 (3.89%) Visual Studio
6 49 (3.18%) Selenium
7 39 (2.53%) Maven
8 28 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (1.82%) WebDriver
9 27 (1.75%) Subversion
10 24 (1.56%) Hudson
11 23 (1.49%) Bitbucket
12 22 (1.43%) Ant
12 22 (1.43%) gulp
12 22 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.36%) Cucumber
14 18 (1.17%) Grunt
15 17 (1.10%) JMeter
16 16 (1.04%) Apache Ivy
16 16 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 168 (10.89%) Finance
2 165 (10.70%) Marketing
3 95 (6.16%) Retail
4 77 (4.99%) Publishing
5 42 (2.72%) Banking
6 32 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.95%) Advertising
8 23 (1.49%) Legal
9 21 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.17%) Back Office
11 16 (1.04%) Electronics
12 13 (0.84%) Automotive
12 13 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.58%) Games
14 8 (0.52%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.45%) Local Government
16 6 (0.39%) Law
17 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 818 (53.05%) Developer
2 173 (11.22%) .NET Developer
3 136 (8.82%) Architect
4 134 (8.69%) Analyst
5 130 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 93 (6.03%) C# Developer
7 92 (5.97%) Web Developer
8 88 (5.71%) CMS Developer
9 79 (5.12%) Sitecore Developer
10 78 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 75 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
12 71 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
13 68 (4.41%) Senior Developer
14 63 (4.09%) Business Analyst
15 62 (4.02%) Java Developer
16 60 (3.89%) Project Manager
17 54 (3.50%) EPiServer Developer
18 52 (3.37%) HTML Developer
19 50 (3.24%) ServiceNow Developer
20 48 (3.11%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (42.09%) HTML
2 594 (38.52%) CSS
3 396 (25.68%) .NET
4 296 (19.20%) jQuery
5 281 (18.22%) HTML5
6 245 (15.89%) ASP.NET
7 243 (15.76%) XML
8 196 (12.71%) AngularJS
9 179 (11.61%) CSS3
10 164 (10.64%) Ajax
11 146 (9.47%) Web Services
12 107 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 101 (6.55%) REST
13 101 (6.55%) XHTML
14 100 (6.49%) JSON
15 83 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 82 (5.32%) Spring
17 80 (5.19%) Sass
18 74 (4.80%) SOAP
19 69 (4.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 249 (16.15%) User Experience
2 105 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.72%) iPad
6 40 (2.59%) W3C
7 37 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.14%) Social Media
9 27 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.43%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.17%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.10%) Digital Media
13 15 (0.97%) CMDB
14 14 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.84%) e-Learning
16 12 (0.78%) Video on Demand
17 9 (0.58%) N-Tier
18 8 (0.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.23%) Windows
2 49 (3.18%) Linux
3 22 (1.43%) Unix
4 21 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.04%) Android
7 13 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.71%) Solaris
9 6 (0.39%) HPUX
10 3 (0.19%) CentOS
10 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.13%) AIX
11 2 (0.13%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.13%) MVS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (33.72%) Content Management
3 255 (16.54%) MVC
4 233 (15.11%) Web Development
5 229 (14.85%) E-Commerce
6 158 (10.25%) Front End Development
7 150 (9.73%) Scrum
8 125 (8.11%) TDD
9 120 (7.78%) Analytics
10 117 (7.59%) Project Management
11 96 (6.23%) Migration
12 94 (6.10%) CRM
13 83 (5.38%) SEO
14 74 (4.80%) Responsive Web Design
15 68 (4.41%) DevOps
16 65 (4.22%) ITIL
16 65 (4.22%) OO
17 64 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 63 (4.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 630 (40.86%) JavaScript
2 328 (21.27%) C#
3 208 (13.49%) Java
4 183 (11.87%) SQL
5 122 (7.91%) PHP
6 53 (3.44%) Python
7 36 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 35 (2.27%) Ruby
9 19 (1.23%) ActionScript
9 19 (1.23%) C
10 18 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 17 (1.10%) C++
12 16 (1.04%) Groovy
13 13 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.65%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.45%) Perl
17 4 (0.26%) Scala
18 3 (0.19%) ES6
18 3 (0.19%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 61 (3.96%) Degree
2 27 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.65%) ISEB
5 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.32%) PMP
7 4 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.26%) GISP
7 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.19%) APMP
9 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.13%) MCSD
9 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.065%) CCNA
10 1 (0.065%) CISSP
10 1 (0.065%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.60%) QA
2 13 (0.84%) SLA
3 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.52%) WCAG
4 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
6 4 (0.26%) PMO
6 4 (0.26%) SDET
6 4 (0.26%) WAI
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.065%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 19 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.71%) Docker
3 8 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.065%) Firmware
6 1 (0.065%) HDFS
6 1 (0.065%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.065%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (1.49%) Puppet
2 22 (1.43%) Ansible
3 20 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.04%) TeamSite
5 10 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.32%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.32%) SCCM
7 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.26%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.13%) Kibana
9 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.13%) WMI
10 1 (0.065%) Piwik
10 1 (0.065%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.065%) SCOM
10 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.065%) Terraform
Vendors
1 240 (15.56%) Sitecore
2 210 (13.62%) Adobe
3 156 (10.12%) Microsoft
4 68 (4.41%) Google
5 64 (4.15%) ServiceNow
6 63 (4.09%) Oracle
7 34 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (1.88%) Apple
9 24 (1.56%) SAP
10 23 (1.49%) ATG
10 23 (1.49%) IBM
11 22 (1.43%) Avaya
12 16 (1.04%) FatWire
12 16 (1.04%) Splunk
13 15 (0.97%) hybris
14 13 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.84%) HP
15 12 (0.78%) Cisco
15 12 (0.78%) Polycom
16 11 (0.71%) Demandware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Twin Group
Rate: From £160 to £240 per day based on individuals' skills and experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £275 - 350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £275 - 350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Pearson Frank
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and gaming
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £475 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago