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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 305 348 369
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +21
Contract jobs citing WordPress 111 85 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.29% 1.88% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £228 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £448 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £24.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -17.14%
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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
4849 4532 4483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.45% 18.93% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3344 2967 2922
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 113 109
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
City of London +2 17 £330 -5.71% 11
Croydon -18 3 - -
Twickenham - 3 £375 -
Hammersmith -3 1 £340 -24.44%
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 107 (68.59%) HTML
2 101 (64.74%) CSS
3 96 (61.54%) PHP
4 86 (55.13%) JavaScript
5 55 (35.26%) MySQL
6 53 (33.97%) jQuery
7 48 (30.77%) CMS
8 46 (29.49%) HTML5
9 43 (27.56%) CSS3
10 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (19.87%) LAMP
12 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
13 29 (18.59%) MVC
14 27 (17.31%) OO
15 24 (15.38%) Photoshop
16 23 (14.74%) Drupal
17 22 (14.10%) Content Management
18 21 (13.46%) E-Commerce
19 20 (12.82%) Linux
19 20 (12.82%) Apache
20 19 (12.18%) Magento
20 19 (12.18%) User Experience
21 18 (11.54%) Ajax
22 16 (10.26%) Google
22 16 (10.26%) Web Development
22 16 (10.26%) OO PHP
23 15 (9.62%) AngularJS
23 15 (9.62%) Publishing
23 15 (9.62%) .NET
24 14 (8.97%) Web Design

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 48 (30.77%) CMS
2 23 (14.74%) Drupal
3 20 (12.82%) Apache
4 13 (8.33%) Node.js
5 8 (5.13%) Umbraco
6 7 (4.49%) Joomla!
7 5 (3.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.92%) DNN
10 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.28%) IIS
10 2 (1.28%) LiveLink
10 2 (1.28%) nginx
11 1 (0.64%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 24 (15.38%) Photoshop
2 11 (7.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.92%) MS Office
5 2 (1.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.64%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 19 (12.18%) Magento
2 3 (1.92%) Shopify
2 3 (1.92%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.64%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.64%) Agresso
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.69%) Google Analytics
2 10 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.64%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.64%) GitHub
6 1 (0.64%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.64%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) HTTP
2 6 (3.85%) Internet
3 5 (3.21%) SSH
4 3 (1.92%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.92%) Intranet
4 3 (1.92%) Firewall
5 2 (1.28%) WEP
5 2 (1.28%) DHCP
5 2 (1.28%) FTP
5 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.28%) DNS
5 2 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (35.26%) MySQL
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.56%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.28%) RavenDB
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.28%) MS Access
4 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.05%) Subversion
3 10 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.21%) JIRA
4 5 (3.21%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.56%) FogBugz
5 4 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.28%) Selenium
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.28%) Redmine
6 2 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.28%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.28%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.28%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.64%) Grunt
7 1 (0.64%) Xcode
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (9.62%) Publishing
2 13 (8.33%) Marketing
3 10 (6.41%) Advertising
4 7 (4.49%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.28%) Finance
6 2 (1.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 124 (79.49%) Developer
2 32 (20.51%) WordPress Developer
3 31 (19.87%) PHP Developer
4 25 (16.03%) Front-End Developer
5 19 (12.18%) Web Developer
6 10 (6.41%) Magento Developer
7 8 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (4.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Designer
9 6 (3.85%) Junior
9 6 (3.85%) Junior Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.21%) Web Designer
10 5 (3.21%) Administrator
10 5 (3.21%) Junior Web Developer
11 4 (2.56%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 3 (1.92%) Consultant
12 3 (1.92%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (68.59%) HTML
2 101 (64.74%) CSS
3 53 (33.97%) jQuery
4 46 (29.49%) HTML5
5 43 (27.56%) CSS3
6 31 (19.87%) LAMP
7 18 (11.54%) Ajax
8 15 (9.62%) .NET
8 15 (9.62%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.13%) REST
9 8 (5.13%) ASP.NET
9 8 (5.13%) Flash
10 7 (4.49%) Laravel
10 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (3.85%) Web Services
11 6 (3.85%) Symfony
11 6 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (3.21%) Sass
12 5 (3.21%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.18%) User Experience
2 13 (8.33%) Social Media
3 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.21%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.21%) Wiki
4 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.21%) Animation
5 4 (2.56%) Blog
6 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.92%) Copywriting
6 3 (1.92%) W3C
6 3 (1.92%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.64%) BBC
7 1 (0.64%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Linux
2 12 (7.69%) Windows
3 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.56%) SUSE
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) UNIX
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.59%) MVC
3 27 (17.31%) OO
4 22 (14.10%) Content Management
5 21 (13.46%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.26%) Web Development
6 16 (10.26%) OO PHP
7 14 (8.97%) Analytics
7 14 (8.97%) Web Design
8 13 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (6.41%) BDD
9 10 (6.41%) Migration
9 10 (6.41%) Scrum
10 8 (5.13%) Workflow
11 6 (3.85%) CRM
11 6 (3.85%) DevOps
12 5 (3.21%) Open Source
12 5 (3.21%) Load Testing
12 5 (3.21%) Data Migration
12 5 (3.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (61.54%) PHP
2 86 (55.13%) JavaScript
3 9 (5.77%) C#
4 6 (3.85%) SQL
4 6 (3.85%) PHP5
5 5 (3.21%) Java
6 4 (2.56%) Perl
6 4 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.92%) Python
8 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.28%) Ruby
8 2 (1.28%) VBScript
9 1 (0.64%) VB
9 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (2.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) Puppet
2 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.28%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.28%) Pingdom
3 2 (1.28%) Graphite
4 1 (0.64%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 16 (10.26%) Google
2 8 (5.13%) Adobe
2 8 (5.13%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.21%) Zend
4 5 (3.21%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.56%) VMware
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle
7 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.28%) Akamai
7 2 (1.28%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.28%) Splunk
7 2 (1.28%) Facebook
7 2 (1.28%) Twitter
7 2 (1.28%) New Relic
8 1 (0.64%) ExactTarget
8 1 (0.64%) PayPal
8 1 (0.64%) PTC
8 1 (0.64%) Northgate
8 1 (0.64%) Omniture
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