The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 327 363 347
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -16
Contract jobs citing WordPress 84 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.88% 1.37% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £269 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% -11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £155 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +25.00%
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England

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

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4459 4510 4759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.72% 17.97% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2897 2926 3114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 115 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £58.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +40 19 £350 +5.66% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £388 - 1
Croydon - 1 - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 141 (69.46%) PHP
2 127 (62.56%) HTML
3 125 (61.58%) CSS
4 103 (50.74%) JavaScript
5 67 (33.00%) HTML5
6 65 (32.02%) MySQL
7 61 (30.05%) CSS3
8 60 (29.56%) jQuery
9 51 (25.12%) CMS
10 36 (17.73%) Web Development
11 35 (17.24%) Drupal
12 34 (16.75%) Linux
13 31 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (12.81%) E-Commerce
15 25 (12.32%) .NET
15 25 (12.32%) MVC
16 24 (11.82%) Git (software)
17 23 (11.33%) Responsive Web Design
17 23 (11.33%) SharePoint
18 22 (10.84%) Open Source
19 20 (9.85%) Magento
19 20 (9.85%) PHP5
19 20 (9.85%) Zend
20 19 (9.36%) Marketing
20 19 (9.36%) Ajax
20 19 (9.36%) Java
21 17 (8.37%) Photoshop
21 17 (8.37%) LAMP
21 17 (8.37%) JSON
22 16 (7.88%) Content Management

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 51 (25.12%) CMS
2 35 (17.24%) Drupal
3 23 (11.33%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.91%) Apache
5 10 (4.93%) Joomla!
5 10 (4.93%) ExpressionEngine
6 7 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.46%) Node.js
8 4 (1.97%) nginx
8 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.48%) IIS
10 1 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.49%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.49%) Moodle
10 1 (0.49%) Confluence
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (8.37%) Photoshop
2 13 (6.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.97%) MS Office
3 4 (1.97%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.49%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 20 (9.85%) Magento
2 2 (0.99%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.43%) SaaS
2 8 (3.94%) PaaS
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.48%) GitHub
4 2 (0.99%) CloudFront
4 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Force.com
5 1 (0.49%) Heroku
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) HTTP
2 10 (4.93%) Intranet
3 8 (3.94%) SSL
3 8 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.46%) LDAP
5 3 (1.48%) Internet
6 2 (0.99%) SSH
6 2 (0.99%) SMS
7 1 (0.49%) DNS
7 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (32.02%) MySQL
2 13 (6.40%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 24 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.94%) Subversion
3 7 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.46%) PHPUnit
4 5 (2.46%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.97%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.99%) JUnit
7 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.99%) Maven
7 2 (0.99%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.49%) JIRA
8 1 (0.49%) RSpec
8 1 (0.49%) Hudson
8 1 (0.49%) Behat
8 1 (0.49%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.49%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.49%) Xdebug
General
1 19 (9.36%) Marketing
2 13 (6.40%) Publishing
3 10 (4.93%) Finance
4 8 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Games
6 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 139 (68.47%) Developer
2 44 (21.67%) Front-End Developer
3 39 (19.21%) Web Developer
4 28 (13.79%) PHP Developer
5 24 (11.82%) WordPress Developer
6 10 (4.93%) Designer
7 9 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.43%) Front-End Web Developer
8 8 (3.94%) Software Developer
8 8 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Magento Developer
10 6 (2.96%) Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) Content Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Web Manager
11 4 (1.97%) Web Analyst
11 4 (1.97%) Junior
11 4 (1.97%) Lead Developer
11 4 (1.97%) Development Analyst
12 3 (1.48%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (62.56%) HTML
2 125 (61.58%) CSS
3 67 (33.00%) HTML5
4 61 (30.05%) CSS3
5 60 (29.56%) jQuery
6 25 (12.32%) .NET
7 19 (9.36%) Ajax
8 17 (8.37%) LAMP
8 17 (8.37%) JSON
9 12 (5.91%) Sass
9 12 (5.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (5.42%) Web Services
11 10 (4.93%) AngularJS
12 9 (4.43%) Backbone.js
12 9 (4.43%) ASP.NET
13 8 (3.94%) Symfony
14 7 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
14 7 (3.45%) RESTful
14 7 (3.45%) XHTML
15 6 (2.96%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.84%) Open Source
2 9 (4.43%) Social Media
2 9 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.46%) Blog
3 5 (2.46%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.97%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.97%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.48%) Social Network
6 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.99%) Copywriting
6 2 (0.99%) W3C
6 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) BBC
7 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.49%) VLE
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.75%) Linux
2 7 (3.45%) UNIX
3 5 (2.46%) Windows
4 4 (1.97%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.48%) Android
5 3 (1.48%) CentOS
6 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.73%) Web Development
2 31 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (12.81%) E-Commerce
4 25 (12.32%) MVC
5 23 (11.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (7.88%) Content Management
6 16 (7.88%) OO
7 14 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 14 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (5.91%) DevOps
8 12 (5.91%) SEO
9 11 (5.42%) Web Design
10 10 (4.93%) OOP
11 8 (3.94%) Project Management
11 8 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.96%) Scrum
12 6 (2.96%) Analytics
13 5 (2.46%) User Experience Design
13 5 (2.46%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (2.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 141 (69.46%) PHP
2 103 (50.74%) JavaScript
3 20 (9.85%) PHP5
4 19 (9.36%) Java
5 13 (6.40%) Ruby
5 13 (6.40%) C#
6 9 (4.43%) SQL
6 9 (4.43%) Python
7 2 (0.99%) Perl
7 2 (0.99%) PHP4
8 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (4.43%) Degree
1 9 (4.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.49%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.49%) ISEB
2 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.99%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.97%) Varnish
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Puppet
2 2 (0.99%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.49%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.49%) Kibana
3 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (9.85%) Zend
2 14 (6.90%) Adobe
3 10 (4.93%) Google
4 8 (3.94%) VMware
5 7 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.45%) Twitter
6 4 (1.97%) Facebook
7 3 (1.48%) Akamai
7 3 (1.48%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.99%) Sony
9 1 (0.49%) Open Text
9 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.49%) Macromedia
9 1 (0.49%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle
9 1 (0.49%) SAP
9 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.49%) Sencha
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