The table below looks at the statistics for ExpressionEngine skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ExpressionEngine over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EllisLab ExpressionEngine
Rank 601 566 557
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing ExpressionEngine 6 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.023% 0.014%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.058% 0.13% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £144
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10279 9349 9109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.01% 17.99% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6583 5677 5140
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 403 449
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

ExpressionEngine
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ExpressionEngine within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

ExpressionEngine Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ExpressionEngine
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ExpressionEngine within the UK.

ExpressionEngine Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ExpressionEngine
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ExpressionEngine within the UK.

ExpressionEngine Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ExpressionEngine
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ExpressionEngine within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
England -28 6 £300 +33.33% 3
South East -19 2 £275 +22.22% 1
North West - 1 £225 -
Manchester - 1 £225 -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
Hull - - - -
London - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

ExpressionEngine
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ExpressionEngine 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 ExpressionEngine.

1 19 (90.48%) PHP
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (57.14%) CSS
4 11 (52.38%) MySQL
5 10 (47.62%) HTML
6 9 (42.86%) OOP
6 9 (42.86%) CMS
7 8 (38.10%) MVC
7 8 (38.10%) OO
7 8 (38.10%) CodeIgniter
7 8 (38.10%) WordPress
8 7 (33.33%) PHP5
8 7 (33.33%) HTML5
9 6 (28.57%) Zend
10 5 (23.81%) Symfony
10 5 (23.81%) Drupal
10 5 (23.81%) jQuery
10 5 (23.81%) Facebook
10 5 (23.81%) Google
10 5 (23.81%) Digital Media
11 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (19.05%) Publishing
11 4 (19.05%) Twitter
11 4 (19.05%) Social Media
11 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
11 4 (19.05%) Google Maps API
11 4 (19.05%) Joomla!
12 3 (14.29%) RESTful
12 3 (14.29%) Sass
12 3 (14.29%) Magento

ExpressionEngine
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ExpressionEngine 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 ExpressionEngine. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) CMS
2 8 (38.10%) WordPress
3 5 (23.81%) Drupal
4 4 (19.05%) Joomla!
5 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
5 2 (9.52%) Liferay
6 1 (4.76%) Node.js
6 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Magento
2 2 (9.52%) Tridion
3 1 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (19.05%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (80.95%) PHP Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 10 (47.62%) HTML
3 8 (38.10%) CodeIgniter
4 7 (33.33%) HTML5
5 5 (23.81%) jQuery
5 5 (23.81%) Symfony
6 4 (19.05%) Google Maps API
7 3 (14.29%) RESTful
7 3 (14.29%) CSS3
7 3 (14.29%) Sass
8 2 (9.52%) LESS
8 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
8 2 (9.52%) CakePHP
8 2 (9.52%) YUI
8 2 (9.52%) Zend Framework
8 2 (9.52%) LAMP
8 2 (9.52%) Ajax
9 1 (4.76%) JSON
9 1 (4.76%) Flash
9 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Digital Media
2 4 (19.05%) Social Media
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) W3C
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) OOP
2 8 (38.10%) OO
2 8 (38.10%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Game Development
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) OO PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) PHP
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) PHP5
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Zend
2 5 (23.81%) Google
2 5 (23.81%) Facebook
3 4 (19.05%) Twitter
4 2 (9.52%) Adobe
4 2 (9.52%) Akamai