The median contractor rate for a Content Editor was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 612 616
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Content Editor 11 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.060% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.063% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 20
Median daily rate £275 £225 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -8.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £225 £315
% change year-on-year +33.33% -28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 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 +32 11 £275 +25.00% 2
London +10 6 £190 -5.00%
South East +26 1 £215 -28.33%
West Midlands +23 1 £350 +55.55%
Shropshire +16 1 £350 -
South West +1 1 £300 +50.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Hove - 1 £215 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
Swindon - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 £215 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -

Content Editor Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (59.09%) CMS
2 11 (50.00%) SEO
3 10 (45.45%) Social Media
4 9 (40.91%) Content Management
5 7 (31.82%) Legal
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (27.27%) Sitecore
7 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
7 5 (22.73%) Analytics
7 5 (22.73%) User Experience
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) Publishing
8 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) Project Management
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 2 (9.09%) Advertising
10 2 (9.09%) Streaming Video
10 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (9.09%) Local Government
10 2 (9.09%) Web Analytics
10 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
10 2 (9.09%) Banking
10 2 (9.09%) Google
10 2 (9.09%) Marketing

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 13 (59.09%) CMS
2 6 (27.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Drupal
5 1 (4.55%) EPiServer
5 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
General
1 7 (31.82%) Legal
2 5 (22.73%) Publishing
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Advertising
4 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Local Government
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Social Media
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 2 (9.09%) Streaming Video
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) SEO
2 9 (40.91%) Content Management
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Content Writing
6 2 (9.09%) Copywriting
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Web Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Content Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Sitecore
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) hybris
4 1 (4.55%) Omniture
4 1 (4.55%) Percussion
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