The first table below looks at the demand for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 301 353 356
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +3
Contract jobs citing WordPress 100 63 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.31% 1.46% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 44 55
Average daily rate
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£350 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £157 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £238 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.07 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.31% +10.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -22.61%
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4320 4308 4553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.86% 17.77% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2848 2731 2906
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 144 159
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in London

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in London

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in London

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in London

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
City of London +29 21 £413 +20.00% 11
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 - 2
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
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England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 143 (70.79%) PHP
2 129 (63.86%) HTML
3 127 (62.87%) CSS
4 98 (48.51%) JavaScript
5 72 (35.64%) HTML5
6 66 (32.67%) CSS3
7 65 (32.18%) jQuery
8 62 (30.69%) MySQL
9 53 (26.24%) CMS
10 41 (20.30%) Web Development
11 36 (17.82%) Drupal
12 34 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (16.34%) Linux
14 27 (13.37%) E-Commerce
15 26 (12.87%) Git (software)
15 26 (12.87%) Responsive Web Design
16 24 (11.88%) .NET
16 24 (11.88%) MVC
17 23 (11.39%) SharePoint
18 22 (10.89%) Photoshop
18 22 (10.89%) Open Source
19 21 (10.40%) Ajax
20 20 (9.90%) Content Management
21 18 (8.91%) Magento
21 18 (8.91%) SQL Server
22 17 (8.42%) OO
22 17 (8.42%) Zend
23 16 (7.92%) Marketing
23 16 (7.92%) Java
23 16 (7.92%) LAMP

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 53 (26.24%) CMS
2 36 (17.82%) Drupal
3 23 (11.39%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.94%) Apache
5 11 (5.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (4.46%) ExpressionEngine
6 9 (4.46%) Joomla!
7 7 (3.47%) Node.js
8 5 (2.48%) Confluence
9 4 (1.98%) nginx
10 3 (1.49%) Moodle
10 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.99%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.99%) IIS
12 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.50%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 22 (10.89%) Photoshop
2 13 (6.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.98%) MS Office
3 4 (1.98%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.50%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (8.91%) Magento
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.95%) SaaS
2 8 (3.96%) PaaS
3 7 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.49%) GitHub
5 2 (0.99%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.99%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.44%) HTTP
2 10 (4.95%) Intranet
3 8 (3.96%) SSL
3 8 (3.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.48%) LDAP
5 4 (1.98%) Internet
6 2 (0.99%) SMS
6 2 (0.99%) SSH
7 1 (0.50%) DNS
7 1 (0.50%) Firewall
7 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (30.69%) MySQL
2 18 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.98%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.99%) RavenDB
5 2 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.45%) Subversion
3 5 (2.48%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.98%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.98%) JIRA
5 3 (1.49%) PHPUnit
5 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.99%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.99%) JUnit
6 2 (0.99%) Maven
7 1 (0.50%) Xdebug
7 1 (0.50%) Grunt
7 1 (0.50%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.50%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.50%) Hudson
7 1 (0.50%) PhoneGap
General
1 16 (7.92%) Marketing
2 11 (5.45%) Publishing
3 10 (4.95%) Finance
4 8 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Advertising
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 140 (69.31%) Developer
2 43 (21.29%) Web Developer
3 41 (20.30%) Front-End Developer
4 30 (14.85%) PHP Developer
5 24 (11.88%) WordPress Developer
6 12 (5.94%) Designer
7 10 (4.95%) Front-End Web Developer
8 9 (4.46%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.96%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.47%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.47%) Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) Magento Developer
10 7 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.97%) Web Manager
11 6 (2.97%) Content Manager
12 5 (2.48%) Junior
13 4 (1.98%) PHP Magento Developer
13 4 (1.98%) Development Analyst
13 4 (1.98%) Lead Developer
13 4 (1.98%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (63.86%) HTML
2 127 (62.87%) CSS
3 72 (35.64%) HTML5
4 66 (32.67%) CSS3
5 65 (32.18%) jQuery
6 24 (11.88%) .NET
7 21 (10.40%) Ajax
8 16 (7.92%) LAMP
9 15 (7.43%) JSON
10 12 (5.94%) Web Services
11 11 (5.45%) AngularJS
12 10 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (3.96%) Sass
13 8 (3.96%) Backbone.js
13 8 (3.96%) XHTML
14 7 (3.47%) Symfony
14 7 (3.47%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (2.97%) ASP.NET
15 6 (2.97%) Zend Framework
16 5 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.89%) Open Source
2 9 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.96%) Social Media
4 6 (2.97%) Blog
5 5 (2.48%) Social Network
5 5 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.98%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.98%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.49%) W3C
7 3 (1.49%) VLE
8 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.99%) FMCG
8 2 (0.99%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.99%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.34%) Linux
2 8 (3.96%) UNIX
3 6 (2.97%) Windows
4 4 (1.98%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.98%) Android
5 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.30%) Web Development
2 34 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (13.37%) E-Commerce
4 26 (12.87%) Responsive Web Design
5 24 (11.88%) MVC
6 20 (9.90%) Content Management
7 17 (8.42%) OO
8 13 (6.44%) SEO
8 13 (6.44%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.45%) OOP
10 11 (5.45%) Web Design
11 9 (4.46%) Project Management
11 9 (4.46%) DevOps
12 8 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.47%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (2.97%) Graceful Degradation
14 6 (2.97%) Analytics
14 6 (2.97%) Scrum
15 5 (2.48%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 143 (70.79%) PHP
2 98 (48.51%) JavaScript
3 16 (7.92%) Java
4 14 (6.93%) PHP5
5 12 (5.94%) Python
6 11 (5.45%) SQL
6 11 (5.45%) C#
7 10 (4.95%) Ruby
8 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.99%) PHP4
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (4.46%) Security Cleared
1 9 (4.46%) Degree
2 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.50%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.50%) ISEB
2 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) QA
1 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) Varnish
2 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.50%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (8.42%) Zend
2 15 (7.43%) Adobe
3 11 (5.45%) Sitecore
4 10 (4.95%) VMware
5 9 (4.46%) Google
6 8 (3.96%) Twitter
7 5 (2.48%) Facebook
8 3 (1.49%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.99%) Akamai
9 2 (0.99%) Sencha
9 2 (0.99%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.99%) Sony
9 2 (0.99%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.50%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.50%) SAP
10 1 (0.50%) Open Text
10 1 (0.50%) ExactTarget
10 1 (0.50%) New Relic
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