The median contractor rate for a Content Editor was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Editor
UK
Rank 588 585 590
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Content Editor 11 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.081% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.086% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 22
Median daily rate £263 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £200 £213
% change year-on-year +56.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Content Editor
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Content Editor in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Content Editor.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Content Editor in the UK

Content Editor
Top 8 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 3 months to 23 March 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 10 £225 +24.13% 3
London +3 9 £225 +50.00%
South West - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 £300 -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -

Content Editor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 17 (54.84%) CMS
2 10 (32.26%) Content Management
3 8 (25.81%) Social Media
4 7 (22.58%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (22.58%) Sitecore
4 7 (22.58%) Publishing
4 7 (22.58%) SEO
5 6 (19.35%) Copywriting
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) CSS
6 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Marketing
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Content Writing
9 2 (6.45%) Streaming Video
9 2 (6.45%) Google
9 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
9 2 (6.45%) MS Office
9 2 (6.45%) XML
9 2 (6.45%) XSLT
9 2 (6.45%) Legal
9 2 (6.45%) Advertising
9 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development

Content Editor Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (54.84%) CMS
2 7 (22.58%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.23%) Drupal
5 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
5 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Publishing
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Social Media
2 2 (6.45%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Blog
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Content Management
2 7 (22.58%) SEO
3 6 (19.35%) Copywriting
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Content Writing
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile First
6 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.23%) B2B
7 1 (3.23%) BDD
7 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.23%) Campaign Management
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.23%) Email Marketing
7 1 (3.23%) Kanban
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Sitecore
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Google