The median contractor rate for a Content Manager was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Content Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 605 604
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Content Manager 20 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.063% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.067% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 22
Median daily rate £300 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +34.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £240 £234
% change year-on-year +14.58% +2.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.50
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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
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 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Content Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Content Manager in the UK

Content Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Content Manager in the UK

Content Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Content Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Content Manager in the UK

Content Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Content Manager in the UK

Content Manager
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 Content Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +21 20 £300 -25.00% 5
London +14 11 £313 -26.47% 2
South East +17 7 £263 -4.54% 1
Surrey - 4 £325 -
Berkshire +25 2 £263 -4.54%
Reading +19 2 £263 -4.54%
Feltham - 2 - -
North West +28 1 - -
Chorley - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £350 -
Chertsey - 1 £163 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -

Content Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Content Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 24 (64.86%) CMS
2 20 (54.05%) Content Management
3 15 (40.54%) Publishing
4 13 (35.14%) Project Management
5 12 (32.43%) HTML
5 12 (32.43%) Copywriting
5 12 (32.43%) User Experience
6 10 (27.03%) Marketing
6 10 (27.03%) Migration
7 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.62%) CSS
8 8 (21.62%) SEO
8 8 (21.62%) Finance
9 7 (18.92%) Adobe
9 7 (18.92%) QA
10 6 (16.22%) Analytics
10 6 (16.22%) XML
10 6 (16.22%) Workflow
11 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (13.51%) Legal
11 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
11 5 (13.51%) TeamSite
11 5 (13.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (13.51%) Social Media
12 4 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
12 4 (10.81%) Google Analytics
13 3 (8.11%) Drupal
13 3 (8.11%) Strategic Planning

Content Manager 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 24 (64.86%) CMS
2 5 (13.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Drupal
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) WordPress
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.70%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
1 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.70%) AdWords
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
General
1 15 (40.54%) Publishing
2 10 (27.03%) Marketing
3 8 (21.62%) Finance
4 5 (13.51%) Legal
5 3 (8.11%) Banking
5 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.70%) Advertising
6 1 (2.70%) Electronics
6 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.70%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) CSS
3 6 (16.22%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) User Experience
2 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Social Media
4 2 (5.41%) Blog
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) Podcast
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.70%) Social Network
5 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.70%) Video Editing
5 1 (2.70%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Content Management
2 13 (35.14%) Project Management
3 12 (32.43%) Copywriting
4 10 (27.03%) Migration
5 8 (21.62%) SEO
6 6 (16.22%) Analytics
6 6 (16.22%) Workflow
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (8.11%) Content Writing
9 3 (8.11%) Digital Content Management
9 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.11%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (5.41%) Change Management
10 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
10 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
10 2 (5.41%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Adobe
2 3 (8.11%) Google
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) FatWire
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore