The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 184 215 201
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 15 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.55% 1.00% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £235 £260
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -43.54%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
970 1201 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.48% 16.68% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 829 893
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Average hourly rate £18.18 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.55 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WordPress across the City of London region.

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the City of London region.

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress.

1 22 (62.86%) PHP
2 18 (51.43%) HTML
2 18 (51.43%) CSS
3 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 10 (28.57%) HTML5
5 9 (25.71%) MySQL
6 8 (22.86%) CSS3
7 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (20.00%) .NET
7 7 (20.00%) CMS
8 6 (17.14%) Content Management
8 6 (17.14%) MVC
8 6 (17.14%) Drupal
9 5 (14.29%) PHP5
9 5 (14.29%) Web Development
9 5 (14.29%) C#
9 5 (14.29%) Java
9 5 (14.29%) Photoshop
10 4 (11.43%) MS Office
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
10 4 (11.43%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (11.43%) Adobe
10 4 (11.43%) Acrobat
10 4 (11.43%) SEO
10 4 (11.43%) Intranet
10 4 (11.43%) Degree
10 4 (11.43%) Social Media
10 4 (11.43%) Magento
11 3 (8.57%) Zend
11 3 (8.57%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (20.00%) CMS
2 6 (17.14%) Drupal
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Content Management Server
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.71%) Alfresco
3 2 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (5.71%) DNN
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.86%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Xdebug
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Web Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (11.43%) WordPress Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Magento Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Designer
4 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Web Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Development Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) HTML
1 18 (51.43%) CSS
2 10 (28.57%) HTML5
3 8 (22.86%) CSS3
4 7 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.57%) jQuery
7 2 (5.71%) XHTML
7 2 (5.71%) JSP
8 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.86%) Ajax
8 1 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (2.86%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Social Media
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.86%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Content Management
1 6 (17.14%) MVC
2 5 (14.29%) Web Development
3 4 (11.43%) SEO
4 3 (8.57%) User Stories
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Web Design
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.86%) CRM
6 1 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) PHP
2 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) PHP5
3 5 (14.29%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Adobe
2 3 (8.57%) Zend
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) RedDot
3 2 (5.71%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.71%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.86%) Akamai