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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 194 179 215
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +36
Contract jobs citing WordPress 17 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 2.28% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £260 £238
% change year-on-year
-8.65% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+21.66% +23.07%
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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
1047 1008 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.65% 17.13% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 677 791
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 56
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £28.20 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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

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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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015, 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 24 (72.73%) HTML
2 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
2 20 (60.61%) CSS
3 19 (57.58%) jQuery
4 18 (54.55%) PHP
5 17 (51.52%) HTML5
6 13 (39.39%) CSS3
6 13 (39.39%) MySQL
7 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
8 10 (30.30%) CMS
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (24.24%) Sass
10 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
11 7 (21.21%) Ajax
12 6 (18.18%) LESS
12 6 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (18.18%) Drupal
13 5 (15.15%) Node.js
13 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (15.15%) LAMP
14 4 (12.12%) OO
14 4 (12.12%) Apache
14 4 (12.12%) HTTP
14 4 (12.12%) OO PHP
14 4 (12.12%) User Experience
15 3 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (9.09%) React
15 3 (9.09%) Meteor
15 3 (9.09%) PHP5
15 3 (9.09%) Load Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 10 (30.30%) CMS
2 6 (18.18%) Drupal
3 5 (15.15%) Node.js
4 4 (12.12%) Apache
5 3 (9.09%) Joomla!
6 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
7 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.03%) Grunt
3 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 3 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (24.24%) WordPress Developer
4 5 (15.15%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (72.73%) HTML
2 20 (60.61%) CSS
3 19 (57.58%) jQuery
4 17 (51.52%) HTML5
5 13 (39.39%) CSS3
6 8 (24.24%) Sass
6 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
7 7 (21.21%) Ajax
8 6 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (18.18%) LESS
9 5 (15.15%) LAMP
10 3 (9.09%) Flash
10 3 (9.09%) React
10 3 (9.09%) Meteor
11 2 (6.06%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (6.06%) REST
11 2 (6.06%) RESTful
12 1 (3.03%) Visualforce
12 1 (3.03%) Symfony
12 1 (3.03%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (12.12%) OO PHP
3 4 (12.12%) OO
4 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.09%) Workflow
4 3 (9.09%) BDD
4 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) Product Management
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile First
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Web Development
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Release Management
5 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
2 18 (54.55%) PHP
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) PHP5
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
1 2 (6.06%) Pingdom
1 2 (6.06%) Graphite
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Splunk
1 2 (6.06%) New Relic
2 1 (3.03%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Siebel
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.03%) Akamai