The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 462 481 451
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing WordPress 185 142 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.77% 1.40% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 107 117
Median daily rate £300 £261 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -66.66%

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
10455 10147 9526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.48% 18.42% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 6299 5900
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 360 326
Median hourly rate £19.63 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WordPress
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 182 £300 +15.38% 138
London +63 105 £350 +16.66% 31
South East +9 42 £275 +14.58% 17
City of London +50 17 £325 - 9
Yorkshire +8 9 £193 -23.00% 18
Oxfordshire +5 9 £200 +23.07% 2
South West -7 9 £191 -10.00% 18
Hampshire +2 8 £323 -2.27% 2
Berkshire -8 8 £375 +63.04% 3
West Midlands -31 8 £220 -2.22% 8
Oxford +6 7 £200 +23.07% 2
West Yorkshire +2 6 £225 -12.19% 13
Reading -5 6 £375 +70.45%
North West -17 6 £225 - 30
East Sussex - 6 £225 - 4
Brighton - 6 £225 - 1
Leeds +1 5 £225 -12.19% 11
Southampton +20 4 £323 -7.19% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £250 +44.92% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £286 -4.58% 5
Warwickshire -2 4 £210 -19.23% 3
Manchester -13 4 £263 +16.66% 18
Bristol - 4 £103 - 4
Kent - 4 £245 - 2
Milton Keynes +11 3 £225 +55.17%
Harrogate - 3 £255 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £160 - 2
Birmingham -3 2 - -
Surrey -8 2 £140 -58.51% 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £344 - 2

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WordPress.

1 266 (69.27%) PHP
2 249 (64.84%) HTML
3 245 (63.80%) CSS
4 222 (57.81%) JavaScript
5 134 (34.90%) Web Development
6 115 (29.95%) MySQL
7 113 (29.43%) CMS
7 113 (29.43%) jQuery
8 103 (26.82%) HTML5
9 87 (22.66%) CSS3
10 79 (20.57%) Front End Development
11 78 (20.31%) Drupal
12 72 (18.75%) Git (software)
13 52 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (13.28%) MVC
14 51 (13.28%) Linux
15 47 (12.24%) LAMP
16 46 (11.98%) Marketing
16 46 (11.98%) E-Commerce
17 44 (11.46%) SQL
17 44 (11.46%) Magento
17 44 (11.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 41 (10.68%) AngularJS
18 41 (10.68%) OO
19 37 (9.64%) Photoshop
20 35 (9.11%) Sass
20 35 (9.11%) User Experience
21 34 (8.85%) Joomla!
22 33 (8.59%) Content Management
23 31 (8.07%) Responsive Web Design

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 113 (29.43%) CMS
2 78 (20.31%) Drupal
3 34 (8.85%) Joomla!
4 25 (6.51%) Node.js
5 23 (5.99%) Apache
6 19 (4.95%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.65%) ExpressionEngine
8 10 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (2.60%) IIS
8 10 (2.60%) nginx
9 9 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (2.34%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.30%) Magnolia
10 5 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.30%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.04%) Alfresco
11 4 (1.04%) concrete5
12 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.52%) MODX
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (9.64%) Photoshop
2 16 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.86%) MS Office
4 7 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.56%) InDesign
6 4 (1.04%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.52%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.52%) Edge Animate
7 2 (0.52%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 44 (11.46%) Magento
2 5 (1.30%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.78%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.78%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.52%) Unica
5 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.86%) GitHub
4 8 (2.08%) MailChimp
5 7 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.56%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.78%) SaaS
8 3 (0.78%) Sage Pay
9 2 (0.52%) Heroku
9 2 (0.52%) Office 365
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.26%) AdWords
10 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.99%) Intranet
2 10 (2.60%) DNS
3 9 (2.34%) HTTP
4 8 (2.08%) Internet
5 5 (1.30%) FTP
5 5 (1.30%) Network Security
5 5 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.04%) Firewall
6 4 (1.04%) SSH
7 3 (0.78%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.52%) SAN
8 2 (0.52%) VLAN
9 1 (0.26%) DHCP
9 1 (0.26%) Skype
9 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (29.95%) MySQL
2 13 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.95%) Subversion
3 18 (4.69%) Grunt
4 14 (3.65%) gulp
5 9 (2.34%) JIRA
6 6 (1.56%) Selenium
6 6 (1.56%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.30%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.78%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.78%) Sublime Text
9 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (11.98%) Marketing
2 18 (4.69%) Publishing
3 15 (3.91%) Finance
4 7 (1.82%) Advertising
5 5 (1.30%) Retail
6 4 (1.04%) German Language
6 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 298 (77.60%) Developer
2 132 (34.38%) PHP Developer
3 120 (31.25%) WordPress Developer
4 73 (19.01%) Web Developer
5 53 (13.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 34 (8.85%) HTML Developer
7 29 (7.55%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (6.51%) Senior Developer
9 24 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
10 23 (5.99%) PHP Web Developer
11 20 (5.21%) Magento Developer
12 16 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
13 15 (3.91%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.65%) MySQL Developer
14 14 (3.65%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 13 (3.39%) Analyst
15 13 (3.39%) Senior PHP Developer
16 12 (3.13%) Designer
17 10 (2.60%) Full Stack Developer
17 10 (2.60%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (64.84%) HTML
2 245 (63.80%) CSS
3 113 (29.43%) jQuery
4 103 (26.82%) HTML5
5 87 (22.66%) CSS3
6 47 (12.24%) LAMP
7 44 (11.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 41 (10.68%) AngularJS
9 35 (9.11%) Sass
10 27 (7.03%) .NET
11 26 (6.77%) Ajax
11 26 (6.77%) Laravel
12 23 (5.99%) REST
12 23 (5.99%) Web Services
13 21 (5.47%) LESS
13 21 (5.47%) Symfony
14 17 (4.43%) CodeIgniter
14 17 (4.43%) XML
15 14 (3.65%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.11%) User Experience
2 15 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.13%) Social Media
4 11 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.08%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.82%) Blog
7 6 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.30%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.04%) Animation
9 4 (1.04%) W3C
10 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.52%) Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) Life Science
12 1 (0.26%) Motion Graphics
12 1 (0.26%) Replication
12 1 (0.26%) Semantic Web
12 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.28%) Linux
2 22 (5.73%) Windows
3 10 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.56%) Android
6 6 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.78%) CentOS
7 3 (0.78%) Debian
8 2 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Unix
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (34.90%) Web Development
2 79 (20.57%) Front End Development
3 52 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (13.28%) MVC
5 46 (11.98%) E-Commerce
6 41 (10.68%) OO
7 33 (8.59%) Content Management
8 31 (8.07%) Responsive Web Design
9 24 (6.25%) TDD
10 22 (5.73%) Open Source
10 22 (5.73%) Web Design
11 20 (5.21%) DevOps
12 18 (4.69%) OO PHP
12 18 (4.69%) OOP
13 17 (4.43%) Analytics
13 17 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (4.43%) SEO
13 17 (4.43%) Unit Testing
14 16 (4.17%) CRM
15 14 (3.65%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 266 (69.27%) PHP
2 222 (57.81%) JavaScript
3 44 (11.46%) SQL
4 27 (7.03%) Java
5 18 (4.69%) Ruby
6 16 (4.17%) C#
7 14 (3.65%) Python
8 9 (2.34%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.82%) VB
10 6 (1.56%) PHP 5
11 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.30%) VB6
12 3 (0.78%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.78%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.78%) C++
12 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.52%) PHP 4
13 2 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (5.47%) Degree
2 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) WCAG
2 3 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.78%) cPanel
2 3 (0.78%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) Graphite
3 2 (0.52%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.26%) Plesk
Vendors
1 29 (7.55%) Adobe
2 21 (5.47%) Zend
3 18 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.69%) Oracle
4 12 (3.13%) VMware
5 11 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.60%) Google
6 10 (2.60%) Twitter
7 8 (2.08%) RedDot
8 7 (1.82%) Facebook
9 5 (1.30%) Akamai
9 5 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.04%) Interwoven
11 3 (0.78%) CODA
11 3 (0.78%) Marketo
11 3 (0.78%) Sage
11 3 (0.78%) SAP
11 3 (0.78%) Siebel
12 2 (0.52%) New Relic
12 2 (0.52%) PayPal
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £350.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Blackpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Success Appointments
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Blackpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, United Kingdom
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 (Pro rata)
Posted: 7 days ago