Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 164 111
Rank change year-on-year +3 -53 -3
Contract jobs citing CMS 1475 1798 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.66% 1.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.13% 9.06% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1299 1456
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £225 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +0.07% +7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 57 62
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £19.44 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.22% -43.67% +88.76%
10th Percentile £13.50 £9.95 £13.83
90th Percentile £47.83 £59.31 £40.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £19.44 £36.67
% change year-on-year +59.51% -47.00% +93.00%

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 16147 19842 20122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 18.35% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10428 13052 12443
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 489 695
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +1.95% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £20.73 £19.46
% change year-on-year -6.92% +6.55% +11.17%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 August 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 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 15 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 23 August 2017. 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 -12 1370 £400 +0.63% 244
UK excluding London 0 761 £350 +0.07% 153
London -35 684 £450 +9.76% 108
South East -23 230 £350 -6.67% 43
North of England +33 171 £375 +7.14% 40
Midlands -37 95 £325 - 22
North West +24 93 £340 -2.86% 22
South West +9 93 £350 +16.67% 21
Scotland +44 85 £388 +10.71% 16
East of England -3 78 £381 -7.58% 10
East Midlands +7 68 £315 -10.00% 12
Yorkshire +15 67 £375 -6.25% 15
West Midlands -41 27 £355 +9.31% 10
North East +50 11 £438 +38.89% 3
Wales -5 9 £338 +8.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 602 (40.81%) HTML
2 573 (38.85%) JavaScript
3 550 (37.29%) CSS
4 532 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
5 491 (33.29%) Content Management
6 388 (26.31%) .NET
7 316 (21.42%) C#
8 278 (18.85%) HTML5
9 275 (18.64%) MVC
10 260 (17.63%) User Experience
11 256 (17.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 256 (17.36%) Sitecore
12 255 (17.29%) jQuery
13 232 (15.73%) XML
14 216 (14.64%) ASP.NET
15 215 (14.58%) E-Commerce
16 214 (14.51%) Microsoft
17 211 (14.31%) Finance
18 208 (14.10%) AngularJS
19 198 (13.42%) Marketing
20 191 (12.95%) CSS3
21 185 (12.54%) Web Development
22 183 (12.41%) SQL Server
23 182 (12.34%) SQL
24 180 (12.20%) Java
24 180 (12.20%) TDD
25 176 (11.93%) Front End Development
26 160 (10.85%) Adobe
27 153 (10.37%) Web Services
27 153 (10.37%) Git (software)

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
1 256 (17.36%) Sitecore CMS
2 125 (8.47%) Drupal
3 119 (8.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 118 (8.00%) Umbraco
5 81 (5.49%) WordPress
6 69 (4.68%) EPiServer
7 59 (4.00%) SharePoint
8 53 (3.59%) IIS
9 36 (2.44%) WebSphere
10 28 (1.90%) Confluence
11 25 (1.69%) Apache
12 23 (1.56%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.29%) CoreMedia CMS
13 19 (1.29%) Magnolia
14 18 (1.22%) Kentico
15 17 (1.15%) Liferay
16 16 (1.08%) DNN
17 15 (1.02%) ColdFusion
17 15 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
18 14 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (3.80%) Photoshop
2 55 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
9 11 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.41%) InDesign
11 3 (0.20%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.068%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.068%) InVision
12 1 (0.068%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.22%) Magento
3 8 (0.54%) Eloqua
4 7 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.068%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.068%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.068%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.068%) SessionCam
8 1 (0.068%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 67 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.39%) GitHub
4 42 (2.85%) Google Analytics
5 17 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
5 17 (1.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 16 (1.08%) PaaS
7 15 (1.02%) Office 365
8 13 (0.88%) SaaS
9 10 (0.68%) Lucidchart
10 8 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.47%) Trello
12 6 (0.41%) AdWords
12 6 (0.41%) IaaS
12 6 (0.41%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.27%) Slack
14 3 (0.20%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.85%) Internet
2 26 (1.76%) Intranet
3 19 (1.29%) MPLS
4 16 (1.08%) HTTP
5 13 (0.88%) Firewall
6 11 (0.75%) DNS
7 10 (0.68%) WebEx
8 9 (0.61%) Wireless
9 8 (0.54%) VoIP
10 7 (0.47%) BGP
10 7 (0.47%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.47%) OSPF
11 6 (0.41%) LAN
11 6 (0.41%) SMS
11 6 (0.41%) SSL
11 6 (0.41%) WAN
12 5 (0.34%) Broadband
12 5 (0.34%) Extranet
13 4 (0.27%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.61%) MySQL
3 44 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 29 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 27 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.68%) Endeca
9 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.47%) IDOL
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.34%) Big Data
12 5 (0.34%) Couchbase
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.34%) Power BI
12 5 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 153 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 107 (7.25%) JIRA
3 66 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 65 (4.41%) Visual Studio
5 55 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (2.64%) Selenium
7 38 (2.58%) gulp
8 33 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (2.17%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.97%) Jasmine
11 28 (1.90%) Grunt
12 27 (1.83%) Hudson
13 25 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
14 24 (1.63%) Maven
15 22 (1.49%) Subversion
16 21 (1.42%) Xcode
17 19 (1.29%) Mocha
17 19 (1.29%) ReSharper
18 17 (1.15%) Axure RP
19 16 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 211 (14.31%) Finance
2 198 (13.42%) Marketing
3 80 (5.42%) Retail
4 76 (5.15%) Publishing
5 60 (4.07%) Banking
5 60 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.51%) Legal
7 36 (2.44%) Advertising
8 31 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 30 (2.03%) Electronics
10 14 (0.95%) Law
11 13 (0.88%) Front Office
12 12 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.61%) Back Office
14 7 (0.47%) Automotive
15 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.41%) Games
15 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.34%) Billing
16 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 790 (53.56%) Developer
2 179 (12.14%) .NET Developer
3 138 (9.36%) Analyst
4 133 (9.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 107 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 96 (6.51%) Architect
7 90 (6.10%) Web Developer
8 85 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 83 (5.63%) Business Analyst
10 70 (4.75%) Sitecore Developer
11 64 (4.34%) CMS Developer
11 64 (4.34%) Project Manager
12 58 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
13 52 (3.53%) Java Developer
14 49 (3.32%) PHP Developer
15 48 (3.25%) HTML Developer
15 48 (3.25%) Senior Developer
16 47 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
17 46 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (40.81%) HTML
2 550 (37.29%) CSS
3 388 (26.31%) .NET
4 278 (18.85%) HTML5
5 255 (17.29%) jQuery
6 232 (15.73%) XML
7 216 (14.64%) ASP.NET
8 208 (14.10%) AngularJS
9 191 (12.95%) CSS3
10 153 (10.37%) Web Services
11 139 (9.42%) Ajax
12 102 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 93 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 91 (6.17%) React
15 89 (6.03%) Sass
16 84 (5.69%) REST
17 74 (5.02%) .NET Framework
17 74 (5.02%) JSON
17 74 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 69 (4.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 260 (17.63%) User Experience
2 114 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 46 (3.12%) Social Media
6 42 (2.85%) iPad
7 41 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (1.83%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.69%) Derivative
10 25 (1.69%) Fixed Income
11 24 (1.63%) Swaptions
12 22 (1.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 21 (1.42%) Digital Media
13 21 (1.42%) iPhone
13 21 (1.42%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.22%) e-Learning
16 17 (1.15%) W3C
17 16 (1.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 115 (7.80%) Windows
2 63 (4.27%) Linux
3 36 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.10%) Unix
6 21 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.95%) Android
8 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
11 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.27%) SUSE
13 2 (0.14%) Debian
13 2 (0.14%) HPUX
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.068%) CentOS
14 1 (0.068%) OpenBSD
14 1 (0.068%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.068%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (33.29%) Content Management
3 275 (18.64%) MVC
4 215 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 185 (12.54%) Web Development
6 180 (12.20%) TDD
7 176 (11.93%) Front End Development
8 147 (9.97%) Analytics
9 144 (9.76%) Scrum
10 119 (8.07%) CRM
11 113 (7.66%) Project Management
12 94 (6.37%) Test Automation
13 88 (5.97%) SEO
14 86 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
15 85 (5.76%) Web Design
16 80 (5.42%) Migration
17 76 (5.15%) Digital Marketing
18 73 (4.95%) BDD
19 72 (4.88%) OO
20 71 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 573 (38.85%) JavaScript
2 316 (21.42%) C#
3 182 (12.34%) SQL
4 180 (12.20%) Java
5 131 (8.88%) PHP
6 60 (4.07%) Python
7 38 (2.58%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.90%) C++
9 24 (1.63%) Objective-C
10 23 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 20 (1.36%) Ruby
12 18 (1.22%) Apple Swift
13 11 (0.75%) C
13 11 (0.75%) ES6
14 9 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.54%) ActionScript
15 8 (0.54%) ECMAScript
16 7 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (6.03%) Degree
2 27 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (0.81%) Master's Degree
4 11 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.61%) CCIE
7 8 (0.54%) CCNP
7 8 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.47%) CCNP Voice
8 7 (0.47%) CCVP
9 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.27%) ISEB
11 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.27%) PMP
11 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.93%) QA
2 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.34%) SLA
5 5 (0.34%) WCAG
6 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.068%) GDPR
8 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.068%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (1.69%) Docker
2 23 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.20%) Varnish
6 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (1.90%) Ansible
2 24 (1.63%) Puppet
3 19 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (0.61%) TeamSite
6 7 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (0.47%) SCCM
7 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.34%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.34%) Terraform
9 3 (0.20%) Kibana
9 3 (0.20%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.14%) logstash
10 2 (0.14%) MOM
10 2 (0.14%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.068%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 256 (17.36%) Sitecore
2 214 (14.51%) Microsoft
3 160 (10.85%) Adobe
4 88 (5.97%) Oracle
5 60 (4.07%) Google
6 47 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 42 (2.85%) SAP
8 41 (2.78%) Apple
9 38 (2.58%) IBM
10 29 (1.97%) hybris
11 24 (1.63%) Avaya
11 24 (1.63%) FatWire
11 24 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (1.49%) Demandware
13 20 (1.36%) Cisco
13 20 (1.36%) OpenText
14 16 (1.08%) ATG
15 14 (0.95%) Splunk
15 14 (0.95%) VMware
16 11 (0.75%) Twitter