The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
UK / England
Rank 443 418 474
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +56
Contract jobs citing WordPress 136 196 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.83% 2.45% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 132 97
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
7423 7987 8438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.72% 16.75% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4868 5138 5217
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 221 296
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 64 £325 - 38
South East +13 16 £375 +30.43% 22
East of England +13 14 £225 +33.33% 8
North West +20 12 £270 -10.00% 31
South West +6 10 £250 -18.69% 14
East Midlands +3 8 £250 -13.04% 8
West Midlands +6 7 £343 +34.57% 19
Yorkshire +8 6 £328 +9.16% 19
North East - 1 - - 5
WordPress
UK

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 214 (69.48%) HTML
2 207 (67.21%) PHP
3 200 (64.94%) CSS
4 176 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 88 (28.57%) CMS
5 88 (28.57%) MySQL
6 85 (27.60%) Web Development
7 83 (26.95%) HTML5
8 66 (21.43%) jQuery
9 65 (21.10%) CSS3
10 56 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 53 (17.21%) Front End Development
12 46 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (13.64%) LAMP
14 40 (12.99%) Content Management
14 40 (12.99%) Drupal
15 38 (12.34%) Marketing
15 38 (12.34%) Degree
16 37 (12.01%) Linux
17 36 (11.69%) E-Commerce
18 33 (10.71%) Adobe
19 32 (10.39%) User Experience
20 31 (10.06%) OO
21 30 (9.74%) .NET
21 30 (9.74%) MVC
21 30 (9.74%) TDD
21 30 (9.74%) AngularJS
22 29 (9.42%) SQL
23 27 (8.77%) Photoshop
24 26 (8.44%) Sass

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 88 (28.57%) CMS
2 40 (12.99%) Drupal
3 15 (4.87%) Joomla!
4 12 (3.90%) Umbraco
5 10 (3.25%) Apache
6 7 (2.27%) Confluence
7 4 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.30%) IIS
7 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.65%) concrete5
9 2 (0.65%) DNN
9 2 (0.65%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.32%) eZ Publish
10 1 (0.32%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.32%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (8.77%) Photoshop
2 12 (3.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.30%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.97%) MS Office
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.32%) GIMP
6 1 (0.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (7.47%) Magento
2 5 (1.62%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.62%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.65%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.65%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.57%) GitHub
2 11 (3.57%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.65%) MailChimp
5 2 (0.65%) Trello
6 1 (0.32%) AdWords
6 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.55%) Intranet
2 4 (1.30%) Internet
3 2 (0.65%) Network Security
3 2 (0.65%) SSH
4 1 (0.32%) FTP
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (28.57%) MySQL
2 22 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.95%) phpMyAdmin
5 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) GIS
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.17%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.90%) gulp
4 10 (3.25%) Subversion
5 9 (2.92%) Grunt
5 9 (2.92%) JIRA
6 7 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (1.95%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.30%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.30%) Maven
8 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.30%) webpack
9 3 (0.97%) GitLab
9 3 (0.97%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.65%) Bower
10 2 (0.65%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.65%) Mocha
11 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.32%) PhpStorm
General
1 38 (12.34%) Marketing
2 12 (3.90%) Finance
2 12 (3.90%) Legal
2 12 (3.90%) Publishing
3 3 (0.97%) Retail
4 2 (0.65%) Banking
4 2 (0.65%) Games
4 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Back Office
5 1 (0.32%) Billing
5 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Law
5 1 (0.32%) Local Government
5 1 (0.32%) Military
5 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 239 (77.60%) Developer
2 100 (32.47%) PHP Developer
3 79 (25.65%) WordPress Developer
4 41 (13.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 40 (12.99%) Web Developer
6 24 (7.79%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (7.47%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (6.82%) HTML Developer
9 19 (6.17%) Analyst
10 17 (5.52%) PHP Web Developer
11 15 (4.87%) Designer
11 15 (4.87%) HTML CSS Developer
12 12 (3.90%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (3.57%) MySQL Developer
13 11 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 11 (3.57%) UI Developer
13 11 (3.57%) Web Designer
14 10 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (3.25%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (69.48%) HTML
2 200 (64.94%) CSS
3 83 (26.95%) HTML5
4 66 (21.43%) jQuery
5 65 (21.10%) CSS3
6 42 (13.64%) LAMP
7 30 (9.74%) .NET
7 30 (9.74%) AngularJS
8 26 (8.44%) Laravel
8 26 (8.44%) Sass
9 24 (7.79%) REST
10 19 (6.17%) XML
11 18 (5.84%) Ajax
11 18 (5.84%) JSON
12 17 (5.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (4.22%) React
14 12 (3.90%) Node.js
15 11 (3.57%) RESTful
15 11 (3.57%) Symfony
16 10 (3.25%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.39%) User Experience
2 13 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.92%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.92%) W3C
4 8 (2.60%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.27%) Podcast
6 6 (1.95%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.30%) Social Media
8 4 (1.30%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.97%) Animation
9 3 (0.97%) Blog
9 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.65%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.32%) Derivative
11 1 (0.32%) Equities
11 1 (0.32%) SCORM
11 1 (0.32%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.01%) Linux
2 18 (5.84%) Windows
3 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.62%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.65%) Unix
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.60%) Web Development
2 53 (17.21%) Front End Development
3 46 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (12.99%) Content Management
5 36 (11.69%) E-Commerce
6 31 (10.06%) OO
7 30 (9.74%) MVC
7 30 (9.74%) TDD
8 24 (7.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 24 (7.79%) SEO
9 22 (7.14%) DevOps
9 22 (7.14%) OOP
10 17 (5.52%) Web Design
11 15 (4.87%) Analytics
12 14 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (4.55%) Open Source
13 12 (3.90%) Statistics
14 11 (3.57%) OO PHP
14 11 (3.57%) Scrum
14 11 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 207 (67.21%) PHP
2 176 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 29 (9.42%) SQL
4 22 (7.14%) Python
5 17 (5.52%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.57%) PHP 5
7 10 (3.25%) Java
7 10 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.95%) C#
9 5 (1.62%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.30%) Go
10 4 (1.30%) Perl
11 3 (0.97%) Ruby
12 2 (0.65%) ES6
12 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) VB
13 1 (0.32%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (12.34%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.84%) QA
2 8 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.30%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (4.22%) Ansible
2 12 (3.90%) Puppet
3 11 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.65%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.32%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.32%) Piwik
5 1 (0.32%) Plesk
5 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (10.71%) Adobe
2 25 (8.12%) Zend
3 16 (5.19%) Google
4 13 (4.22%) Rackspace
5 8 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.62%) hybris
6 5 (1.62%) SAP
7 4 (1.30%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.30%) Twitter
8 2 (0.65%) Facebook
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle
8 2 (0.65%) Sage
9 1 (0.32%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.32%) Pardot
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) SaltStack
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