The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 448 418 459
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +41
Contract jobs citing WordPress 166 163 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 1.73% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 98 69
Average daily rate
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£275 £260 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £35.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%

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
10653 9424 9607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.25% 17.97% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6678 5709 5423
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 378 465
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.95 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WordPress within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -15 166 £275 +7.84% 156
London -5 78 £300 -11.11% 54
South East -11 39 £275 +57.14% 25
East Midlands +17 19 £250 +5.26% 11
Surrey +5 16 £275 - 7
City of London +16 15 £290 -9.01% 10
East of England -13 13 £250 - 9
Hampshire -15 10 £310 +77.14% 4
Berkshire +19 9 £275 -54.16% 2
Leicestershire +13 8 £230 -3.15% 1
Hertfordshire -18 8 £150 - 2
North West -14 7 £274 +21.66% 19
Leicester +13 6 £225 -26.53%
Manchester -3 6 £400 +70.21% 13
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £250 - 6
Northamptonshire -1 5 £315 +40.00% 4
West Sussex - 5 - -
Reading - 5 £275 -
Nottingham +13 4 £213 - 5
Cambridge +6 4 £375 - 2
Basingstoke +3 4 £375 +3.44% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £375 +16.27% 5
Slough -5 4 £250 -58.33%
Guildford - 4 £275 - 2
West Midlands -19 3 £175 +3.70% 7
South West -33 3 £325 +25.00% 15
North East -36 3 £175 +75.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -38 3 £175 +75.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 3 £175 +75.00% 1
Altrincham - 3 - -

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 252 (69.04%) HTML
2 248 (67.95%) PHP
3 241 (66.03%) CSS
4 187 (51.23%) JavaScript
5 120 (32.88%) CMS
6 116 (31.78%) MySQL
7 115 (31.51%) HTML5
8 106 (29.04%) jQuery
9 101 (27.67%) Drupal
10 87 (23.84%) CSS3
11 62 (16.99%) Linux
12 58 (15.89%) Web Development
13 52 (14.25%) Marketing
14 51 (13.97%) E-Commerce
15 47 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (11.78%) MVC
17 41 (11.23%) Git (software)
18 40 (10.96%) Zend
19 38 (10.41%) Joomla!
20 37 (10.14%) Ajax
20 37 (10.14%) LAMP
20 37 (10.14%) Magento
21 32 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
21 32 (8.77%) Apache
21 32 (8.77%) Photoshop
22 31 (8.49%) Open Source
23 30 (8.22%) Adobe
24 29 (7.95%) Subversion
24 29 (7.95%) Content Management
24 29 (7.95%) PHP5

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 120 (32.88%) CMS
2 101 (27.67%) Drupal
3 38 (10.41%) Joomla!
4 32 (8.77%) Apache
5 17 (4.66%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.74%) ExpressionEngine
7 7 (1.92%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.64%) nginx
8 6 (1.64%) Node.js
9 5 (1.37%) IIS
9 5 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.10%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.82%) Jadu
11 3 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.55%) SilverStripe
12 2 (0.55%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.55%) DNN
12 2 (0.55%) TeamSite
12 2 (0.55%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 32 (8.77%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (3.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.64%) MS Office
5 4 (1.10%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.10%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.82%) InDesign
6 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.55%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (10.14%) Magento
2 8 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.64%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.37%) osCommerce
5 3 (0.82%) Zen Cart
5 3 (0.82%) Shopify
6 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.74%) SaaS
2 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.19%) PaaS
4 5 (1.37%) GitHub
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.27%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.27%) Trello
7 1 (0.27%) Force.com
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.58%) Intranet
2 13 (3.56%) HTTP
3 11 (3.01%) Internet
4 10 (2.74%) SSL
5 8 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.37%) LDAP
7 3 (0.82%) SSH
8 2 (0.55%) FTP
9 1 (0.27%) DNS
9 1 (0.27%) RFID
9 1 (0.27%) Firewall
9 1 (0.27%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (31.78%) MySQL
2 11 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.19%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.55%) Redis
6 2 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.27%) QlikView
7 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.95%) Subversion
3 16 (4.38%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (2.47%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.64%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.10%) Grunt
7 4 (1.10%) Xdebug
8 3 (0.82%) JIRA
9 2 (0.55%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.55%) JUnit
9 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.55%) Maven
10 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.27%) RSpec
10 1 (0.27%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.27%) Hudson
10 1 (0.27%) Behat
General
1 52 (14.25%) Marketing
2 14 (3.84%) Publishing
3 10 (2.74%) Finance
3 10 (2.74%) Retail
4 9 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.19%) Advertising
6 5 (1.37%) Games
6 5 (1.37%) Back Office
7 3 (0.82%) Local Government
8 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 294 (80.55%) Developer
2 106 (29.04%) PHP Developer
3 77 (21.10%) Web Developer
4 67 (18.36%) Front-End Developer
5 58 (15.89%) WordPress Developer
6 24 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.21%) PHP Web Developer
8 14 (3.84%) Magento Developer
9 11 (3.01%) Senior PHP Developer
10 10 (2.74%) Designer
10 10 (2.74%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 9 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.47%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.47%) Junior
12 7 (1.92%) Analyst
12 7 (1.92%) Web Designer
12 7 (1.92%) Drupal Developer
12 7 (1.92%) Web Editor
12 7 (1.92%) Content Editor
12 7 (1.92%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (69.04%) HTML
2 241 (66.03%) CSS
3 115 (31.51%) HTML5
4 106 (29.04%) jQuery
5 87 (23.84%) CSS3
6 37 (10.14%) Ajax
6 37 (10.14%) LAMP
7 28 (7.67%) .NET
8 27 (7.40%) Web Services
9 26 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (6.30%) XML
11 20 (5.48%) CodeIgniter
12 19 (5.21%) XHTML
13 18 (4.93%) SOAP
13 18 (4.93%) JSON
13 18 (4.93%) Symfony
14 17 (4.66%) ASP.NET
14 17 (4.66%) Sass
15 14 (3.84%) AngularJS
16 13 (3.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.49%) Open Source
2 29 (7.95%) Social Media
3 24 (6.58%) User Experience
4 23 (6.30%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.19%) W3C
6 7 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.64%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.10%) GIS
8 4 (1.10%) Blog
8 4 (1.10%) Animation
9 3 (0.82%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.55%) iDTV
10 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.27%) New Media
11 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.27%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.99%) Linux
2 14 (3.84%) Windows
3 9 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.19%) Android
5 6 (1.64%) UNIX
6 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.37%) Debian
6 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.10%) CentOS
7 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.89%) Web Development
2 51 (13.97%) E-Commerce
3 47 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (11.78%) MVC
5 32 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 29 (7.95%) Content Management
7 27 (7.40%) OO
8 26 (7.12%) SEO
9 21 (5.75%) OOP
10 17 (4.66%) CRM
10 17 (4.66%) Scrum
11 15 (4.11%) Web Design
11 15 (4.11%) Project Management
12 14 (3.84%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.29%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (3.29%) DevOps
14 9 (2.47%) OO PHP
14 9 (2.47%) TDD
15 8 (2.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 248 (67.95%) PHP
2 187 (51.23%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.95%) PHP5
4 27 (7.40%) Java
5 21 (5.75%) SQL
6 16 (4.38%) Ruby
7 14 (3.84%) C#
8 12 (3.29%) Python
9 5 (1.37%) Perl
10 3 (0.82%) PHP4
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.27%) VB
12 1 (0.27%) C
12 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (6.03%) Degree
2 10 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.55%) MySQL Certification
3 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.27%) HNC
4 1 (0.27%) HND
4 1 (0.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.64%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Varnish
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) Puppet
2 2 (0.55%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.27%) Kibana
3 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (10.96%) Zend
2 30 (8.22%) Adobe
3 20 (5.48%) Twitter
4 19 (5.21%) Google
5 15 (4.11%) Facebook
5 15 (4.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.19%) VMware
7 5 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.82%) Akamai
8 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) RedDot
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle
10 1 (0.27%) SAP
10 1 (0.27%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.27%) Interwoven
10 1 (0.27%) Open Text
10 1 (0.27%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.27%) Marketo
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston upon Thames
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day Full Time and/or Part Time Opportunity A
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £175.56 - £221.83 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Consol Partners
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brackley
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-20 Per Hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 17 days ago