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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 451 384 399
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +15
Contract jobs citing WordPress 140 188 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.50% 2.19% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 139 72
Average daily rate
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£263 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £224 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £228
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £23.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-56.52% -83.00%
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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
9319 8589 7647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.38% 17.28% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5793 5361 4391
Average daily rate £388 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 306 408
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% -12.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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 -32 54 £320 +2.81% 42
West Midlands -1 25 £225 -18.18% 6
South East -22 22 £263 +0.96% 34
North West -17 10 £225 -18.18% 32
East of England +12 8 £313 - 12
South West +4 8 £300 +39.53% 8
East Midlands -7 7 £283 +2.72% 13
Yorkshire -29 6 £256 -6.81% 13
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WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 178 (67.68%) HTML
2 173 (65.78%) PHP
3 169 (64.26%) CSS
4 149 (56.65%) JavaScript
5 114 (43.35%) jQuery
6 106 (40.30%) MySQL
7 102 (38.78%) HTML5
8 86 (32.70%) CSS3
9 72 (27.38%) CMS
10 55 (20.91%) Drupal
11 46 (17.49%) Photoshop
12 45 (17.11%) Git (software)
13 41 (15.59%) Marketing
14 37 (14.07%) LAMP
15 34 (12.93%) Web Development
16 32 (12.17%) Sass
17 31 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (11.03%) Content Management
18 29 (11.03%) Responsive Web Design
19 27 (10.27%) OO
20 26 (9.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 25 (9.51%) Linux
21 25 (9.51%) Magento
22 24 (9.13%) Ajax
22 24 (9.13%) Joomla!
22 24 (9.13%) E-Commerce
23 22 (8.37%) Adobe
23 22 (8.37%) PHP5
23 22 (8.37%) AngularJS
24 21 (7.98%) OO PHP

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 72 (27.38%) CMS
2 55 (20.91%) Drupal
3 24 (9.13%) Joomla!
4 12 (4.56%) Apache
5 9 (3.42%) Node.js
6 6 (2.28%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.52%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.52%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.76%) nginx
8 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.76%) IIS
9 1 (0.38%) DNN
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.38%) Moodle
9 1 (0.38%) Kentico
9 1 (0.38%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.38%) Confluence
9 1 (0.38%) Jadu
Applications
1 46 (17.49%) Photoshop
2 20 (7.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (5.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.28%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.52%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.76%) InDesign
8 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (9.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.38%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.66%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.76%) GitHub
2 2 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.76%) Yammer
2 2 (0.76%) Sage Pay
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Heroku
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.90%) DNS
2 4 (1.52%) Intranet
2 4 (1.52%) Wireless
3 3 (1.14%) Firewall
3 3 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) SSH
5 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (40.30%) MySQL
2 6 (2.28%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.76%) Redis
3 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.80%) Subversion
3 7 (2.66%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (2.28%) Grunt
5 4 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.14%) JIRA
7 2 (0.76%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.38%) Xcode
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.38%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
General
1 41 (15.59%) Marketing
2 19 (7.22%) Publishing
3 13 (4.94%) Advertising
4 5 (1.90%) Games
4 5 (1.90%) Finance
5 2 (0.76%) Interactive Media
5 2 (0.76%) Czech Language
5 2 (0.76%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.76%) Retail
5 2 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.38%) German Language
6 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 219 (83.27%) Developer
2 78 (29.66%) PHP Developer
3 60 (22.81%) WordPress Developer
4 56 (21.29%) Web Developer
5 50 (19.01%) Front-End Developer
6 22 (8.37%) Designer
7 15 (5.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 11 (4.18%) Magento Developer
9 9 (3.42%) PHP Web Developer
10 8 (3.04%) Web Designer
11 7 (2.66%) Content Editor
12 6 (2.28%) MySQL Developer
12 6 (2.28%) Front-End Web Developer
12 6 (2.28%) Senior Developer
13 5 (1.90%) Drupal Developer
13 5 (1.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 5 (1.90%) Full Stack Developer
14 4 (1.52%) Digital Content Designer
14 4 (1.52%) AWS Developer
14 4 (1.52%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (67.68%) HTML
2 169 (64.26%) CSS
3 114 (43.35%) jQuery
4 102 (38.78%) HTML5
5 86 (32.70%) CSS3
6 37 (14.07%) LAMP
7 32 (12.17%) Sass
8 26 (9.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (9.13%) Ajax
10 22 (8.37%) AngularJS
11 20 (7.60%) LESS
12 14 (5.32%) Symfony
13 12 (4.56%) .NET
14 11 (4.18%) JSON
15 10 (3.80%) Web Services
15 10 (3.80%) XML
16 9 (3.42%) Laravel
17 8 (3.04%) REST
18 6 (2.28%) CodeIgniter
18 6 (2.28%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.84%) User Experience
2 17 (6.46%) Social Media
3 11 (4.18%) Open Source
4 9 (3.42%) Blog
5 8 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.66%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.52%) New Media
7 4 (1.52%) W3C
8 3 (1.14%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.76%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.76%) Animation
9 2 (0.76%) Photography
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.38%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.38%) VLE
10 1 (0.38%) SCORM
10 1 (0.38%) Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.51%) Linux
2 8 (3.04%) Windows
3 5 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.90%) CentOS
4 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.76%) UNIX
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.93%) Web Development
2 31 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.03%) Content Management
3 29 (11.03%) Responsive Web Design
4 27 (10.27%) OO
5 24 (9.13%) E-Commerce
6 21 (7.98%) OO PHP
7 19 (7.22%) MVC
8 17 (6.46%) Web Design
9 14 (5.32%) SEO
10 12 (4.56%) OOP
11 9 (3.42%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (3.04%) Analytics
13 6 (2.28%) BDD
13 6 (2.28%) Migration
14 5 (1.90%) TDD
14 5 (1.90%) B2B
14 5 (1.90%) DevOps
15 4 (1.52%) Mentoring
15 4 (1.52%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 173 (65.78%) PHP
2 149 (56.65%) JavaScript
3 22 (8.37%) PHP5
4 6 (2.28%) Python
4 6 (2.28%) SQL
4 6 (2.28%) Java
5 5 (1.90%) C#
6 4 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (3.04%) Degree
2 4 (1.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) HNC
4 1 (0.38%) HND
4 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) vSphere
3 2 (0.76%) Docker
4 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (2.28%) Puppet
2 5 (1.90%) Plesk
3 2 (0.76%) cPanel
3 2 (0.76%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (8.37%) Adobe
2 17 (6.46%) Google
3 15 (5.70%) Zend
4 9 (3.42%) Twitter
5 7 (2.66%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.52%) Facebook
6 4 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.52%) VMware
7 3 (1.14%) Altiris
7 3 (1.14%) HP
7 3 (1.14%) Dell
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco
7 3 (1.14%) Dell KACE
7 3 (1.14%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (0.76%) F5
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle
9 1 (0.38%) Siebel
9 1 (0.38%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
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