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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 449 420 417
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing WordPress 182 198 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.75% 2.00% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 101 94
Average daily rate
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£275 £285 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £239 £255 £235
% change year-on-year
-6.37% +8.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £21.25 £20.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.76% +1.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+39.04% +50.00%

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
10418 9905 8724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 18.10% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6661 5856 4961
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 397 424
Average hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.82% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 3 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

WordPress Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 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
England -22 174 £275 -5.98% 171
London -24 88 £325 -7.14% 52
South East -13 28 £300 +33.33% 27
Hampshire +8 16 £250 +11.11% 9
City of London -21 15 £355 -11.25% 6
East of England 0 14 £325 +52.94% 9
South West +7 11 £213 +117.94% 9
West Midlands +4 10 £225 -50.00% 11
Essex -5 7 £325 +52.94%
North West -20 7 £250 -9.09% 25
Buckinghamshire - 7 £300 - 4
Scotland 0 5 £255 -1.92% 1
East Midlands -8 5 £230 -16.36% 17
Birmingham 0 4 £231 -51.31% 2
Yorkshire -29 4 £225 +12.50% 18
Gloucestershire - 4 £163 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 3
Leicestershire +3 3 £230 -3.15% 2
Cheshire -8 3 £325 +44.44% 7
Manchester -11 3 £250 -23.07% 9
Sheffield -13 3 £225 +60.71% 2
South Yorkshire -16 3 £225 +28.57% 3
Somerset - 3 £250 -
Wiltshire - 3 £213 -
West Bromwich - 3 £225 -
Bath - 3 £250 -
Andover - 3 £356 -
Twickenham - 3 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 - 3

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 247 (73.08%) HTML
2 231 (68.34%) PHP
3 224 (66.27%) CSS
4 204 (60.36%) JavaScript
5 130 (38.46%) jQuery
6 120 (35.50%) MySQL
7 119 (35.21%) HTML5
8 99 (29.29%) CSS3
9 95 (28.11%) CMS
10 52 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 51 (15.09%) LAMP
11 51 (15.09%) Linux
11 51 (15.09%) Drupal
12 46 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (13.31%) OO
14 44 (13.02%) Content Management
14 44 (13.02%) Magento
15 42 (12.43%) Marketing
16 41 (12.13%) Web Development
17 38 (11.24%) Google
17 38 (11.24%) Photoshop
18 36 (10.65%) E-Commerce
19 32 (9.47%) User Experience
20 31 (9.17%) MVC
20 31 (9.17%) Ajax
21 30 (8.88%) Joomla!
22 29 (8.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 27 (7.99%) Sass
24 25 (7.40%) Apache
25 23 (6.80%) .NET

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 95 (28.11%) CMS
2 51 (15.09%) Drupal
3 30 (8.88%) Joomla!
4 25 (7.40%) Apache
5 14 (4.14%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (3.25%) Node.js
8 7 (2.07%) nginx
9 6 (1.78%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.89%) DNN
13 2 (0.59%) IIS
13 2 (0.59%) Moodle
13 2 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
14 1 (0.30%) Jadu
14 1 (0.30%) Kentico
14 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.30%) LiveLink
Applications
1 38 (11.24%) Photoshop
2 19 (5.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.18%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.18%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.59%) MS Office
5 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.30%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (13.02%) Magento
2 3 (0.89%) Shopify
2 3 (0.89%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.30%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.30%) Agresso
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.55%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.18%) GitHub
3 4 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.30%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.30%) Yammer
5 1 (0.30%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.03%) Internet
2 11 (3.25%) Intranet
3 10 (2.96%) HTTP
4 8 (2.37%) DNS
5 6 (1.78%) Firewall
6 5 (1.48%) SMS
6 5 (1.48%) SSH
7 4 (1.18%) PuTTY
7 4 (1.18%) Wireless
8 2 (0.59%) WEP
8 2 (0.59%) DHCP
8 2 (0.59%) FTP
8 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.59%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (35.50%) MySQL
2 18 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.96%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.18%) MarkLogic
6 3 (0.89%) MS Access
6 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.62%) Subversion
3 9 (2.66%) Grunt
4 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.78%) JIRA
5 6 (1.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.18%) gulp
6 4 (1.18%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.89%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.59%) Selenium
8 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.59%) Redmine
8 2 (0.59%) Sublime Text
9 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 42 (12.43%) Marketing
2 17 (5.03%) Publishing
3 13 (3.85%) Advertising
4 10 (2.96%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Legal
5 4 (1.18%) Games
5 4 (1.18%) Finance
6 2 (0.59%) Automotive
6 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.59%) Local Government
6 2 (0.59%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 267 (78.99%) Developer
2 84 (24.85%) PHP Developer
3 68 (20.12%) WordPress Developer
4 62 (18.34%) Web Developer
5 54 (15.98%) Front-End Developer
6 19 (5.62%) Magento Developer
7 15 (4.44%) Designer
8 11 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (3.25%) Junior
8 11 (3.25%) Web Designer
9 10 (2.96%) PHP Web Developer
10 8 (2.37%) Junior Developer
11 7 (2.07%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.07%) Administrator
11 7 (2.07%) Content Editor
11 7 (2.07%) Junior Web Developer
11 7 (2.07%) Drupal Developer
11 7 (2.07%) AWS Developer
11 7 (2.07%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 6 (1.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (73.08%) HTML
2 224 (66.27%) CSS
3 130 (38.46%) jQuery
4 119 (35.21%) HTML5
5 99 (29.29%) CSS3
6 51 (15.09%) LAMP
7 31 (9.17%) Ajax
8 29 (8.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (7.99%) Sass
10 23 (6.80%) .NET
11 20 (5.92%) AngularJS
12 19 (5.62%) LESS
13 18 (5.33%) Web Services
13 18 (5.33%) Symfony
14 15 (4.44%) JSON
15 14 (4.14%) Laravel
16 13 (3.85%) Flash
17 12 (3.55%) RESTful
18 9 (2.66%) SOAP
18 9 (2.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.47%) User Experience
2 22 (6.51%) Social Media
3 9 (2.66%) Digital Media
3 9 (2.66%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.66%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.07%) Blog
5 6 (1.78%) W3C
6 5 (1.48%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.48%) Wiki
7 4 (1.18%) Copywriting
7 4 (1.18%) New Media
7 4 (1.18%) Animation
8 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.89%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.59%) Statistics
9 2 (0.59%) Photography
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.30%) BBC
10 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.09%) Linux
2 19 (5.62%) Windows
3 8 (2.37%) CentOS
4 5 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.48%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) SUSE
6 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.59%) Android
6 2 (0.59%) UNIX
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (13.31%) OO
3 44 (13.02%) Content Management
4 41 (12.13%) Web Development
5 36 (10.65%) E-Commerce
6 31 (9.17%) MVC
7 22 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (6.21%) OO PHP
8 21 (6.21%) Web Design
9 15 (4.44%) Analytics
10 14 (4.14%) Scrum
10 14 (4.14%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (3.55%) Open Source
12 10 (2.96%) SEO
12 10 (2.96%) Workflow
12 10 (2.96%) Migration
12 10 (2.96%) BDD
12 10 (2.96%) DevOps
13 9 (2.66%) CRM
14 8 (2.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 231 (68.34%) PHP
2 204 (60.36%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.80%) SQL
4 15 (4.44%) PHP5
5 14 (4.14%) C#
6 11 (3.25%) Java
7 8 (2.37%) Python
8 5 (1.48%) Ruby
9 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 2 (0.59%) VB
10 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.59%) Perl
10 2 (0.59%) C
10 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 11 (3.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.48%) Degree
4 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.78%) SLA
2 4 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.89%) vSphere
3 1 (0.30%) Varnish
3 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.14%) Puppet
2 7 (2.07%) Plesk
3 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.59%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.59%) Graphite
4 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (11.24%) Google
2 22 (6.51%) Adobe
3 19 (5.62%) Twitter
4 16 (4.73%) Facebook
5 14 (4.14%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.14%) Zend
6 13 (3.85%) Sitecore
7 9 (2.66%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.48%) VMware
9 4 (1.18%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.89%) New Relic
10 3 (0.89%) Dell KACE
10 3 (0.89%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (0.89%) Altiris
10 3 (0.89%) Cisco
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle
10 3 (0.89%) HP
10 3 (0.89%) Dell
11 2 (0.59%) Akamai
11 2 (0.59%) F5
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kings Lynn
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Greater Manchester
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago