Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 170 167
Rank change year-on-year -32 -3 -51
Contract jobs citing CMS 1,433 1,493 1,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.56% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.35% 9.23% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 988 1,297
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £228 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 56
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +67.22% -42.84%
10th Percentile £12.79 £13.50 £9.88
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £58.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £30.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year -42.62% +56.93% -45.77%

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 17,169 16,172 19,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.78% 16.92% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,227 10,452 13,123
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 403 482
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.30 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £20.73
% change year-on-year +3.65% -6.92% +3.65%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018.

Contractor 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 15 August 2018. 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 -25 1,354 £425 +6.25% 525
UK excluding London -36 728 £388 +10.71% 380
London -16 684 £450 - 164
South East -6 278 £419 +19.64% 94
North of England -31 151 £400 +14.29% 93
Midlands -14 102 £400 +23.08% 65
North West -18 87 £385 +18.46% 39
South West -23 75 £360 +2.86% 67
East of England -25 62 £325 -14.75% 42
West Midlands +8 60 £363 +2.04% 31
Yorkshire -27 53 £400 +6.67% 49
Scotland -57 53 £305 -12.86% 12
East Midlands -26 42 £450 +42.86% 34
North East -6 11 £375 +3.45% 5
Wales -17 7 £373 +1.02% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £310 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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.

1 581 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (36.57%) HTML
3 493 (34.40%) JavaScript
4 451 (31.47%) Content Management
5 449 (31.33%) CSS
6 327 (22.82%) .NET
7 295 (20.59%) C#
8 215 (15.00%) MVC
8 215 (15.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 215 (15.00%) Sitecore
9 213 (14.86%) HTML5
9 213 (14.86%) Finance
10 200 (13.96%) User Experience
11 197 (13.75%) E-Commerce
12 189 (13.19%) jQuery
13 185 (12.91%) Scrum
14 182 (12.70%) SQL
15 171 (11.93%) AngularJS
16 160 (11.17%) SQL Server
17 157 (10.96%) Java
17 157 (10.96%) ASP.NET
17 157 (10.96%) Front End Development
18 155 (10.82%) CSS3
18 155 (10.82%) Git (software)
18 155 (10.82%) Marketing
19 144 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
20 142 (9.91%) Web Development
21 140 (9.77%) TDD
22 137 (9.56%) Umbraco
23 132 (9.21%) WordPress

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
1 215 (15.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 137 (9.56%) Umbraco
3 132 (9.21%) WordPress
4 118 (8.23%) Drupal
5 90 (6.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 65 (4.54%) EPiServer
7 56 (3.91%) SharePoint
8 30 (2.09%) IIS
9 27 (1.88%) Confluence
10 23 (1.61%) Kentico
11 21 (1.47%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.40%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.33%) WebSphere
14 17 (1.19%) Apache
15 16 (1.12%) Orchard CMS
16 15 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (0.77%) Alfresco
17 11 (0.77%) Joomla!
17 11 (0.77%) Magnolia
17 11 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (3.77%) Photoshop
2 46 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.49%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.49%) InDesign
5 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.14%) InVision
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.070%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.070%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 21 (1.47%) Magento
2 19 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.77%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.42%) Maximo
4 6 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.42%) Shopify
5 5 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.070%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.070%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 144 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.07%) GitHub
4 42 (2.93%) Google Analytics
5 25 (1.74%) npm
6 23 (1.61%) PaaS
7 22 (1.54%) SaaS
8 16 (1.12%) Trello
9 14 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 12 (0.84%) Office 365
11 12 (0.84%) Serverless
12 11 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.77%) IaaS
13 9 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
14 8 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.49%) Yarn
16 6 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.67%) HTTP
2 22 (1.54%) SMS
3 17 (1.19%) Internet
4 15 (1.05%) DNS
5 14 (0.98%) Firewall
6 13 (0.91%) Intranet
7 7 (0.49%) Skype
7 7 (0.49%) SSH
8 6 (0.42%) SNMP
8 6 (0.42%) VoIP
9 5 (0.35%) Broadband
9 5 (0.35%) Cisco ICM
9 5 (0.35%) LAN
9 5 (0.35%) SMTP
10 4 (0.28%) FTP
10 4 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.28%) SSL
10 4 (0.28%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.28%) VLAN
11 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.86%) MySQL
3 47 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 39 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 30 (2.09%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.67%) Endeca
7 21 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.77%) EDRMS
10 11 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.49%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.42%) Jackrabbit
14 5 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.35%) Big Data
14 5 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 155 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 88 (6.14%) JIRA
3 48 (3.35%) TeamCity
4 47 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 47 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 46 (3.21%) Selenium
6 40 (2.79%) Jenkins
7 38 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (2.30%) gulp
9 32 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.67%) Subversion
11 23 (1.61%) PVCS
11 23 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (1.61%) webpack
12 21 (1.47%) Maven
12 21 (1.47%) WebDriver
13 16 (1.12%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
14 15 (1.05%) JUnit
14 15 (1.05%) ProC
General
1 213 (14.86%) Finance
2 155 (10.82%) Marketing
3 91 (6.35%) Publishing
4 69 (4.82%) Retail
5 35 (2.44%) Banking
6 26 (1.81%) Law
7 19 (1.33%) Back Office
7 19 (1.33%) Legal
8 18 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.05%) Advertising
10 13 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.70%) Games
12 10 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.49%) French Language
14 6 (0.42%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.35%) Electronics
15 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.28%) Automotive
16 4 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 698 (48.71%) Developer
2 128 (8.93%) .NET Developer
3 112 (7.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 102 (7.12%) Analyst
5 84 (5.86%) Architect
6 81 (5.65%) Project Manager
7 78 (5.44%) C# Developer
8 60 (4.19%) PHP Developer
9 58 (4.05%) CMS Developer
9 58 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
10 53 (3.70%) Designer
10 53 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
12 50 (3.49%) Java Developer
12 50 (3.49%) Senior Developer
13 48 (3.35%) Business Analyst
14 42 (2.93%) Sitecore Developer
15 39 (2.72%) Python Developer
16 38 (2.65%) Tester
17 36 (2.51%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (36.57%) HTML
2 449 (31.33%) CSS
3 327 (22.82%) .NET
4 213 (14.86%) HTML5
5 189 (13.19%) jQuery
6 171 (11.93%) AngularJS
7 157 (10.96%) ASP.NET
8 155 (10.82%) CSS3
9 132 (9.21%) XML
10 128 (8.93%) Web Services
11 100 (6.98%) React
12 95 (6.63%) Sass
13 82 (5.72%) .NET Framework
14 79 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 78 (5.44%) Ajax
16 69 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 68 (4.75%) Django
18 64 (4.47%) RESTful
19 60 (4.19%) REST
20 57 (3.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 200 (13.96%) User Experience
2 65 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (3.56%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.37%) Social Media
6 29 (2.02%) Graphic Design
7 26 (1.81%) iPad
8 22 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.26%) CMDB
10 17 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (0.91%) iPhone
12 12 (0.84%) PKI
12 12 (0.84%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.70%) Blog
14 10 (0.70%) Fintech
14 10 (0.70%) NHS
15 9 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (4.88%) Linux
2 46 (3.21%) Windows
3 28 (1.95%) Unix
4 25 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.54%) OpenVMS
6 13 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.84%) Android
8 9 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.56%) Solaris
10 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.14%) HPUX
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.070%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (31.47%) Content Management
3 215 (15.00%) MVC
4 197 (13.75%) E-Commerce
5 185 (12.91%) Scrum
6 157 (10.96%) Front End Development
7 142 (9.91%) Web Development
8 140 (9.77%) TDD
9 129 (9.00%) Analytics
10 126 (8.79%) Test Automation
11 103 (7.19%) CRM
11 103 (7.19%) DevOps
12 94 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (6.00%) OO
15 85 (5.93%) SEO
16 82 (5.72%) Migration
16 82 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 81 (5.65%) Project Management
18 75 (5.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 493 (34.40%) JavaScript
2 295 (20.59%) C#
3 182 (12.70%) SQL
4 157 (10.96%) Java
5 123 (8.58%) PHP
6 74 (5.16%) Python
7 35 (2.44%) ES6
8 31 (2.16%) C
9 28 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 25 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 25 (1.74%) TypeScript
11 23 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.54%) Java 8
13 20 (1.40%) Objective-C
13 20 (1.40%) Ruby
14 17 (1.19%) VBScript
15 16 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.98%) Apple Swift
16 14 (0.98%) C++
17 13 (0.91%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 77 (5.37%) Degree
2 36 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.84%) ISEB
6 11 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.77%) PMP
7 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.35%) MBA
9 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.21%) CCNA
10 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.14%) CCIE
11 2 (0.14%) CISM
11 2 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.84%) QA
2 16 (1.12%) WCAG
3 9 (0.63%) GDPR
3 9 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.63%) PMO
3 9 (0.63%) SLA
4 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.21%) HL7
5 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) PSD2
6 2 (0.14%) SEPA
6 2 (0.14%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.070%) MiFID
7 1 (0.070%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (2.93%) Docker
2 21 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.98%) Varnish
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.14%) LXC
7 2 (0.14%) Postfix
7 2 (0.14%) vCloud
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.070%) Firmware
8 1 (0.070%) NFS
8 1 (0.070%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (1.19%) Kibana
3 11 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.70%) Puppet
4 10 (0.70%) TeamSite
5 9 (0.63%) WMI
6 8 (0.56%) OpenSSO
7 7 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.35%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.35%) Nagios
9 4 (0.28%) Ansible
9 4 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.21%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 215 (15.00%) Sitecore
2 127 (8.86%) Adobe
3 114 (7.96%) Microsoft
4 69 (4.82%) Oracle
5 60 (4.19%) Google
6 49 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 37 (2.58%) ServiceNow
8 25 (1.74%) hybris
9 23 (1.61%) SAP
10 19 (1.33%) ATG
11 15 (1.05%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.91%) Avaya
12 13 (0.91%) Cisco
13 11 (0.77%) OpenText
14 10 (0.70%) FatWire
15 9 (0.63%) IBM
16 8 (0.56%) BEA
17 7 (0.49%) Capita
17 7 (0.49%) Demandware
17 7 (0.49%) Facebook