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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 417 392 430
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +38
Contract jobs citing WordPress 164 162 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.81% 1.94% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 105 63
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £238 £243
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -14.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.14 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.76%
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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 England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9036 8346 8027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.23% 17.82% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5944 5178 4619
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 356 412
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 0 84 £300 -11.11% 28
South East -16 35 £275 +15.78% 14
East Midlands +14 14 £225 -10.00% 6
South West -20 12 £220 -2.22% 14
North West -10 10 £250 +13.63% 21
West Midlands -3 4 £185 - 5
East of England -15 3 £250 - 2
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 5
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
WordPress
UK

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 224 (69.57%) HTML
2 216 (67.08%) CSS
3 202 (62.73%) PHP
4 185 (57.45%) JavaScript
5 129 (40.06%) jQuery
6 119 (36.96%) MySQL
7 113 (35.09%) HTML5
8 107 (33.23%) CMS
9 97 (30.12%) Drupal
10 83 (25.78%) CSS3
11 49 (15.22%) Marketing
12 44 (13.66%) Web Development
12 44 (13.66%) E-Commerce
13 43 (13.35%) MVC
14 39 (12.11%) Linux
15 38 (11.80%) Content Management
16 37 (11.49%) Zend
16 37 (11.49%) Responsive Web Design
17 36 (11.18%) Ajax
18 35 (10.87%) Joomla!
18 35 (10.87%) Photoshop
19 34 (10.56%) LAMP
19 34 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (10.56%) Git (software)
20 33 (10.25%) PHP5
21 30 (9.32%) .NET
21 30 (9.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 29 (9.01%) OO
22 29 (9.01%) Adobe
23 26 (8.07%) SEO

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 107 (33.23%) CMS
2 97 (30.12%) Drupal
3 35 (10.87%) Joomla!
4 23 (7.14%) Apache
5 10 (3.11%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.80%) Node.js
7 7 (2.17%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (1.24%) Jadu
8 4 (1.24%) IIS
8 4 (1.24%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.93%) nginx
9 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.93%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.62%) SilverStripe
10 2 (0.62%) Content Management Server
10 2 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.62%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.62%) DNN
Applications
1 35 (10.87%) Photoshop
2 21 (6.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (4.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (2.80%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.24%) InDesign
6 4 (1.24%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (8.07%) Magento
2 7 (2.17%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.93%) Shopify
4 3 (0.93%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.31%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.93%) SaaS
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.62%) PaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.62%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.31%) Heroku
4 1 (0.31%) Force.com
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.35%) Intranet
2 11 (3.42%) Internet
3 3 (0.93%) SSL
4 2 (0.62%) FTP
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) NFC
5 1 (0.31%) RFID
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (36.96%) MySQL
2 10 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.55%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.62%) Redis
6 2 (0.62%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.31%) QlikView
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.07%) Subversion
3 13 (4.04%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (2.48%) PHPUnit
4 8 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.17%) Grunt
6 5 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.24%) Xdebug
7 4 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.62%) JUnit
9 2 (0.62%) Maven
9 2 (0.62%) JIRA
9 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.31%) Behat
10 1 (0.31%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.31%) RSpec
General
1 49 (15.22%) Marketing
2 13 (4.04%) Advertising
3 12 (3.73%) Publishing
4 8 (2.48%) Retail
5 6 (1.86%) Games
5 6 (1.86%) Back Office
6 4 (1.24%) Finance
7 3 (0.93%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Automotive
8 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 265 (82.30%) Developer
2 107 (33.23%) PHP Developer
3 76 (23.60%) WordPress Developer
4 68 (21.12%) Front-End Developer
5 56 (17.39%) Web Developer
6 21 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.59%) Designer
8 16 (4.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 13 (4.04%) PHP Web Developer
10 11 (3.42%) Senior PHP Developer
10 11 (3.42%) Content Editor
11 10 (3.11%) Magento Developer
12 8 (2.48%) Front-End Web Developer
13 7 (2.17%) Web Content Editor
13 7 (2.17%) Web Editor
13 7 (2.17%) MySQL Developer
14 6 (1.86%) Drupal Developer
14 6 (1.86%) Software Developer
14 6 (1.86%) Junior
14 6 (1.86%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (69.57%) HTML
2 216 (67.08%) CSS
3 129 (40.06%) jQuery
4 113 (35.09%) HTML5
5 83 (25.78%) CSS3
6 36 (11.18%) Ajax
7 34 (10.56%) LAMP
8 30 (9.32%) .NET
8 30 (9.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 25 (7.76%) XML
10 22 (6.83%) Web Services
11 21 (6.52%) CodeIgniter
12 20 (6.21%) XHTML
12 20 (6.21%) Sass
13 19 (5.90%) ASP.NET
14 17 (5.28%) SOAP
15 15 (4.66%) JSON
15 15 (4.66%) Symfony
15 15 (4.66%) AngularJS
16 11 (3.42%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.76%) Social Media
2 23 (7.14%) Open Source
3 22 (6.83%) Mobile App
4 20 (6.21%) User Experience
5 10 (3.11%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.48%) W3C
8 4 (1.24%) GIS
8 4 (1.24%) iDTV
8 4 (1.24%) Blog
8 4 (1.24%) Animation
9 3 (0.93%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.62%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.62%) Clustering
10 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.31%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.11%) Linux
2 17 (5.28%) Windows
3 9 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.86%) Android
5 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.55%) Debian
5 5 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.93%) CentOS
7 2 (0.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.66%) E-Commerce
1 44 (13.66%) Web Development
2 43 (13.35%) MVC
3 38 (11.80%) Content Management
4 37 (11.49%) Responsive Web Design
5 34 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (9.01%) OO
7 26 (8.07%) SEO
8 18 (5.59%) OOP
9 16 (4.97%) Web Design
9 16 (4.97%) OO PHP
10 13 (4.04%) CRM
11 12 (3.73%) Scrum
12 9 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (2.80%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.48%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (2.48%) Migration
13 8 (2.48%) TDD
14 7 (2.17%) Workflow
14 7 (2.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 202 (62.73%) PHP
2 185 (57.45%) JavaScript
3 33 (10.25%) PHP5
4 21 (6.52%) Java
4 21 (6.52%) SQL
5 14 (4.35%) C#
6 11 (3.42%) Ruby
7 6 (1.86%) Perl
8 4 (1.24%) Python
9 2 (0.62%) PHP4
9 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.31%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) C
10 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (5.90%) Degree
2 4 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.62%) HNC
3 2 (0.62%) HND
3 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.80%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) WCAG
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.31%) Varnish
1 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.93%) Puppet
1 3 (0.93%) cPanel
2 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.31%) Kibana
3 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 37 (11.49%) Zend
2 29 (9.01%) Adobe
3 21 (6.52%) Twitter
4 20 (6.21%) Google
5 16 (4.97%) Facebook
6 15 (4.66%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.24%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.93%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.62%) RedDot
10 2 (0.62%) VMware
10 2 (0.62%) Akamai
10 2 (0.62%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.31%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.31%) CyberSource
11 1 (0.31%) DataCash
11 1 (0.31%) PagerDuty
11 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle
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