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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Headless CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Headless CMS over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 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.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 775 627 621
Rank change year-on-year -148 -6 +239
Contract jobs citing Headless CMS 45 59 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.037%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.42% 0.76% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 12
10th Percentile £391 £338 -
25th Percentile £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £600 £513 £600
90th Percentile £700 £575 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £588
% change year-on-year -2.67% -23.40% +17.50%

Headless 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 10,753 7,777 7,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 13.34% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,373 5,285 4,675
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
25th Percentile £420 £400 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £631 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 164 149
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.93
25th Percentile £17.13 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year +38.61% +25.56% +14.91%
75th Percentile £59.00 £55.25 £36.00
90th Percentile £75.67 £65.54 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £23.71 £19.90
% change year-on-year -6.17% +19.16% +24.38%

Headless CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Headless CMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Headless CMS.

Daily rate trend for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Headless CMS over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Headless CMS within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Work from Home -117 37 £550 +22.22% 7
England -167 24 £475 - 12
London -120 21 £525 +7.69% 6
UK excluding London -76 5 £438 -2.67% 6
Wales - 4 £438 -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Headless 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 Headless CMS.

1 37 (82.22%) CMS
2 30 (66.67%) Node.js
3 29 (64.44%) TypeScript
4 26 (57.78%) JavaScript
4 26 (57.78%) React
5 22 (48.89%) Agile
6 21 (46.67%) Full Stack Development
7 20 (44.44%) GraphQL
8 19 (42.22%) CSS
9 17 (37.78%) Next.js
10 16 (35.56%) API Development
10 16 (35.56%) DevOps
10 16 (35.56%) HTML
11 14 (31.11%) AWS
11 14 (31.11%) HTML5
11 14 (31.11%) User Experience
11 14 (31.11%) CI/CD
12 13 (28.89%) GitHub
12 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
12 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
12 13 (28.89%) TDD
13 12 (26.67%) Serverless
14 11 (24.44%) Project Management
14 11 (24.44%) Use Case
15 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
15 10 (22.22%) Azure
15 10 (22.22%) MVC
15 10 (22.22%) Front End Development
15 10 (22.22%) Redux
15 10 (22.22%) Greenfield Project

Headless 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 37 (82.22%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) AWS
2 13 (28.89%) GitHub
3 12 (26.67%) Serverless
4 10 (22.22%) Azure
5 6 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (13.33%) GCP
5 6 (13.33%) npm
5 6 (13.33%) SaaS
6 5 (11.11%) Vercel
7 3 (6.67%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 3 (6.67%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (4.44%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
9 1 (2.22%) Algolia
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (2.22%) prismic.io
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) HTTP
2 5 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.22%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.11%) Storybook
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 8 (17.78%) Marketing
2 6 (13.33%) Publishing
2 6 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 10 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (20.00%) React Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Software Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.67%) Content Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior React Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Principal Software Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce Manager
10 1 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.22%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) Node.js
2 26 (57.78%) React
3 20 (44.44%) GraphQL
4 19 (42.22%) CSS
5 17 (37.78%) Next.js
6 16 (35.56%) HTML
7 14 (31.11%) HTML5
8 10 (22.22%) Redux
9 6 (13.33%) REST
10 4 (8.89%) CSS3
11 3 (6.67%) GatsbyJS
11 3 (6.67%) RESTful
11 3 (6.67%) Vert.x
12 2 (4.44%) J2EE
12 2 (4.44%) Lambda Expressions
13 1 (2.22%) JSON
13 1 (2.22%) JSON-LD
13 1 (2.22%) Middleware
13 1 (2.22%) Open Graph
13 1 (2.22%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) User Experience
2 10 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (13.33%) Cloud Native
4 3 (6.67%) Acoustics
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (4.44%) iPad
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Reinsurance
6 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile
2 21 (46.67%) Full Stack Development
3 16 (35.56%) API Development
3 16 (35.56%) DevOps
4 14 (31.11%) CI/CD
5 13 (28.89%) TDD
5 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
6 11 (24.44%) Project Management
6 11 (24.44%) Use Case
7 10 (22.22%) Front End Development
7 10 (22.22%) MVC
7 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.00%) BDD
8 9 (20.00%) Microservices
9 7 (15.56%) Scrum
10 6 (13.33%) API Design
10 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
11 5 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 5 (11.11%) SEO
11 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) TypeScript
2 26 (57.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Accessibility
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Netlify
2 3 (6.67%) Spotify
3 2 (4.44%) Adobe
3 2 (4.44%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) hybris
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com