The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 394 414 444
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +30
Contract jobs citing WordPress 181 158 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.93% 1.86% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 91 96
Average daily rate
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£306 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £235 £260
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +25.00%
WordPress
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9370 8492 9650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.03% 17.56% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5728 5121 5544
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.71% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 352 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in England

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in England

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the England region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in England

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in England

WordPress
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the England region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

WordPress Hourly Rate Histogram in England

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the England region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 83 £338 +29.80% 52
South East -18 36 £250 +33.33% 20
East of England -11 23 £260 +36.84% 14
East Midlands +6 12 £325 +44.44% 12
North West -11 10 £328 +39.36% 20
North East -30 4 £175 +75.00% 1
Midlands - 4 - -
Yorkshire -2 3 £200 -11.11% 13
West Midlands -30 2 £293 +23.15% 9
South West -32 2 - - 4
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UK

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 241 (68.66%) PHP
2 237 (67.52%) HTML
3 227 (64.67%) CSS
4 171 (48.72%) JavaScript
5 109 (31.05%) MySQL
6 108 (30.77%) CMS
7 105 (29.91%) HTML5
8 96 (27.35%) jQuery
9 86 (24.50%) CSS3
10 79 (22.51%) Drupal
11 59 (16.81%) Web Development
12 56 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (15.67%) Linux
14 51 (14.53%) E-Commerce
15 42 (11.97%) Marketing
16 41 (11.68%) LAMP
17 39 (11.11%) MVC
17 39 (11.11%) Git (software)
18 38 (10.83%) Zend
19 37 (10.54%) Ajax
20 34 (9.69%) Joomla!
21 33 (9.40%) Magento
22 32 (9.12%) Open Source
22 32 (9.12%) Photoshop
23 31 (8.83%) PHP5
24 30 (8.55%) .NET
25 28 (7.98%) Responsive Web Design
26 27 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 27 (7.69%) Apache
26 27 (7.69%) SharePoint

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 108 (30.77%) CMS
2 79 (22.51%) Drupal
3 34 (9.69%) Joomla!
4 27 (7.69%) Apache
4 27 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.27%) ExpressionEngine
6 9 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.71%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.71%) Node.js
8 5 (1.42%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.14%) nginx
9 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.85%) IIS
11 2 (0.57%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.57%) DNN
11 2 (0.57%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.57%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.28%) Confluence
12 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 32 (9.12%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.42%) MS Office
4 4 (1.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.14%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InDesign
6 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (9.40%) Magento
2 5 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.85%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.85%) Zen Cart
4 2 (0.57%) Shopify
5 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.85%) SaaS
2 9 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.28%) PaaS
4 4 (1.14%) GitHub
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.57%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.28%) Force.com
7 1 (0.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.70%) Intranet
2 13 (3.70%) HTTP
3 8 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.28%) Internet
3 8 (2.28%) SSL
4 5 (1.42%) LDAP
5 4 (1.14%) SSH
6 1 (0.28%) NFC
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) Extranet
6 1 (0.28%) RFID
6 1 (0.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (31.05%) MySQL
2 14 (3.99%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.85%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.99%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.28%) QlikView
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.70%) Subversion
3 12 (3.42%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.42%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.57%) JUnit
7 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.57%) Maven
7 2 (0.57%) JIRA
7 2 (0.57%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.28%) Hudson
8 1 (0.28%) Behat
8 1 (0.28%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.28%) Xdebug
8 1 (0.28%) Flash Builder
8 1 (0.28%) RSpec
General
1 42 (11.97%) Marketing
2 17 (4.84%) Publishing
3 16 (4.56%) Finance
4 9 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.56%) Retail
5 5 (1.42%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Automotive
6 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 276 (78.63%) Developer
2 90 (25.64%) PHP Developer
3 76 (21.65%) Front-End Developer
4 70 (19.94%) Web Developer
5 50 (14.25%) WordPress Developer
6 16 (4.56%) PHP Web Developer
7 14 (3.99%) Magento Developer
8 11 (3.13%) Software Developer
8 11 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 10 (2.85%) Project Manager
9 10 (2.85%) Front-End Web Developer
9 10 (2.85%) Designer
10 9 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (2.56%) Junior
11 8 (2.28%) Analyst
11 8 (2.28%) Web Editor
11 8 (2.28%) Web Manager
12 7 (1.99%) Web Content Editor
12 7 (1.99%) Content Editor
12 7 (1.99%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (67.52%) HTML
2 227 (64.67%) CSS
3 105 (29.91%) HTML5
4 96 (27.35%) jQuery
5 86 (24.50%) CSS3
6 41 (11.68%) LAMP
7 37 (10.54%) Ajax
8 30 (8.55%) .NET
9 27 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (6.55%) Web Services
10 23 (6.55%) JSON
11 16 (4.56%) CodeIgniter
11 16 (4.56%) XHTML
12 15 (4.27%) XML
12 15 (4.27%) Symfony
12 15 (4.27%) Sass
13 14 (3.99%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.42%) Flash
15 11 (3.13%) SOAP
15 11 (3.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.12%) Open Source
2 26 (7.41%) User Experience
3 21 (5.98%) Social Media
4 16 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.28%) W3C
6 6 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.71%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.42%) Blog
8 4 (1.14%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.85%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.28%) New Media
11 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.28%) NHS
11 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.28%) GIS
11 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.67%) Linux
2 9 (2.56%) Windows
3 7 (1.99%) Android
4 6 (1.71%) UNIX
4 6 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.14%) Debian
6 3 (0.85%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.81%) Web Development
2 56 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (14.53%) E-Commerce
4 39 (11.11%) MVC
5 28 (7.98%) Responsive Web Design
6 26 (7.41%) OO
7 25 (7.12%) Content Management
8 24 (6.84%) SEO
9 20 (5.70%) OOP
10 18 (5.13%) Project Management
11 16 (4.56%) CRM
11 16 (4.56%) Scrum
12 14 (3.99%) Web Design
12 14 (3.99%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.42%) DevOps
14 9 (2.56%) OO PHP
14 9 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (2.56%) TDD
15 8 (2.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 241 (68.66%) PHP
2 171 (48.72%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.83%) PHP5
4 22 (6.27%) Java
5 16 (4.56%) SQL
6 14 (3.99%) Ruby
7 13 (3.70%) C#
8 9 (2.56%) Python
9 4 (1.14%) PHP4
10 3 (0.85%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.28%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (5.70%) Degree
2 10 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.28%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.28%) ISEB
3 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.71%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) WCAG
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.14%) Varnish
2 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (0.57%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.28%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 38 (10.83%) Zend
2 19 (5.41%) Adobe
3 18 (5.13%) Google
4 15 (4.27%) Twitter
5 12 (3.42%) Facebook
5 12 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.56%) Sitecore
7 8 (2.28%) VMware
8 6 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) Akamai
9 3 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.57%) RedDot
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle
11 1 (0.28%) SAP
11 1 (0.28%) Macromedia
11 1 (0.28%) Interwoven
11 1 (0.28%) Sony
11 1 (0.28%) Open Text
11 1 (0.28%) Apple
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £60k - 65k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ultimate Asset
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Profiles Creative
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Leicestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 27 days ago