Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Content Editor was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Editor
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 834 812
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Content Editor 46 54 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.052% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.055% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 48
UK median daily rate £250 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £125 £116 £105
90th Percentile £344 £320 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £256 £260 £250
% change year-on-year -1.44% +4.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
UK median hourly rate £67.25 - £16.25
10th Percentile £22.93 - £11.55
90th Percentile £112.58 - £17.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Content Editor
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Content Editor in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Content Editor in the UK

Content Editor
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Content Editor.

Contractor daily rate trend for Content Editor in the UK

Content Editor
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Content Editor over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Content Editor in the UK

Content Editor
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Content Editor.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Content Editor in the UK

Content Editor
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Content Editor over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Content Editor in the UK

Content Editor
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Content Editor within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +25 44 £256 +7.89%
UK excluding London +45 36 £256 -1.44%
London -32 10 £225 -10.00%
South West +17 9 £285 +42.50%
Midlands +21 7 £281 +28.57%
North of England +59 6 £181 -48.21%
South East +9 6 £238 -13.64%
East of England -12 6 - -
East Midlands +3 5 £213 -
North West +20 3 £100 -63.73%
West Midlands +24 2 £363 +61.11%
Scotland -19 2 £160 -41.82%
North East - 2 £263 -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -

Content Editor Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Content Editor contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Content Editor in the job title.

1 31 (67.39%) CMS
2 24 (52.17%) Content Management
3 22 (47.83%) HTML
4 20 (43.48%) Marketing
5 16 (34.78%) CSS
5 16 (34.78%) SEO
6 13 (28.26%) User Experience
7 12 (26.09%) Sitecore
7 12 (26.09%) Finance
8 11 (23.91%) Legal
8 11 (23.91%) Photoshop
9 10 (21.74%) Adobe
10 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (17.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (17.39%) Publishing
11 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 7 (15.22%) Project Management
12 7 (15.22%) Time Management
12 7 (15.22%) Analytics
12 7 (15.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
14 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (10.87%) Oracle
14 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
14 5 (10.87%) DNA
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
14 5 (10.87%) Digital Content Management

Content Editor Skill Set
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 31 (67.39%) CMS
2 8 (17.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (15.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Umbraco
5 3 (6.52%) EPiServer
5 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) Drupal
6 2 (4.35%) WordPress
7 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Photoshop
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SMS
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) MarkLogic
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (43.48%) Marketing
2 12 (26.09%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) Legal
4 8 (17.39%) Publishing
5 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) HTML
2 16 (34.78%) CSS
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) CSS3
4 1 (2.17%) DOM
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) LESS
4 1 (2.17%) Sass
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.17%) XHTML
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Graphic Design
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.35%) Social Media
2 2 (4.35%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.17%) Blog
3 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.17%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Content Management
2 16 (34.78%) SEO
3 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 7 (15.22%) Analytics
5 7 (15.22%) Project Management
5 7 (15.22%) Time Management
6 6 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (10.87%) A/B Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Content Marketing
7 5 (10.87%) Digital Content Management
7 5 (10.87%) DNA
7 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
9 3 (6.52%) BDD
9 3 (6.52%) Kanban
9 3 (6.52%) TDD
9 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
9 3 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) PHP
2 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Sitecore
2 10 (21.74%) Adobe
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Percussion
5 1 (2.17%) hybris
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) Omniture
5 1 (2.17%) OpenText