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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 455 390 422
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +32
Contract jobs citing WordPress 155 200 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.51% 2.12% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 147 79
Average daily rate
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£265 £284 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £228
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £23.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-56.52% -83.00%

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
10242 9449 8424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 17.31% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6259 5859 4740
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 316 431
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 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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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 -67 140 £263 -4.54% 165
London -32 54 £320 +2.81% 43
West Midlands -1 25 £225 -18.18% 5
South East -22 22 £263 +0.96% 32
City of London +13 15 £320 -1.53% 12
Scotland 0 14 £290 -17.14% 1
Edinburgh -1 12 £293 -23.02% 1
North West -17 10 £225 -18.18% 32
Birmingham -3 9 £215 -21.81% 4
Manchester -4 9 £225 -18.18% 18
East of England +12 8 £313 - 15
South West +4 8 £300 +39.53% 9
West Bromwich - 8 £225 -
Berkshire -1 7 £251 -4.28% 5
East Midlands -7 7 £283 +2.72% 14
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £250 - 3
Yorkshire -29 6 £256 -6.81% 14
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 - 3
Nottingham - 5 £300 - 3
Cambridge -6 4 £250 - 3
Hampshire -13 4 £286 -11.92% 7
Slough - 4 £240 - 2
Wiltshire +12 3 £213 -
Swindon +10 3 £213 -
Reading +3 3 £325 +20.93%
Oxford -18 3 - -
Oxfordshire -25 3 - - 2
Surrey - 3 £338 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £145 - 6
Cornwall +2 2 £300 +39.53%

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 195 (66.55%) HTML
2 192 (65.53%) PHP
3 186 (63.48%) CSS
4 172 (58.70%) JavaScript
5 124 (42.32%) jQuery
6 111 (37.88%) MySQL
7 107 (36.52%) HTML5
8 90 (30.72%) CSS3
9 79 (26.96%) CMS
10 58 (19.80%) Drupal
11 48 (16.38%) Photoshop
12 47 (16.04%) Git (software)
13 44 (15.02%) Marketing
14 43 (14.68%) Web Development
15 38 (12.97%) LAMP
16 36 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (11.60%) Linux
18 33 (11.26%) Sass
19 32 (10.92%) Content Management
20 30 (10.24%) PHP5
20 30 (10.24%) Responsive Web Design
21 28 (9.56%) Ajax
22 27 (9.22%) Joomla!
22 27 (9.22%) OO
22 27 (9.22%) Adobe
22 27 (9.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 25 (8.53%) E-Commerce
23 25 (8.53%) Magento
24 22 (7.51%) AngularJS
25 21 (7.17%) LESS

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 79 (26.96%) CMS
2 58 (19.80%) Drupal
3 27 (9.22%) Joomla!
4 19 (6.48%) Apache
5 9 (3.07%) nginx
5 9 (3.07%) Node.js
6 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.37%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.37%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.68%) IIS
8 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.68%) concrete5
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.34%) DNN
9 1 (0.34%) Kentico
9 1 (0.34%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.34%) MODX
9 1 (0.34%) Jadu
Applications
1 48 (16.38%) Photoshop
2 21 (7.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (5.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.37%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.02%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (8.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.39%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.68%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Yammer
2 2 (0.68%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Heroku
3 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.39%) HTTP
2 5 (1.71%) DNS
3 4 (1.37%) Intranet
3 4 (1.37%) Wireless
4 3 (1.02%) Internet
4 3 (1.02%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.34%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.34%) SSH
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (37.88%) MySQL
2 6 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.05%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) Redis
3 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.10%) Subversion
3 7 (2.39%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (2.05%) Grunt
5 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.02%) JIRA
7 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.68%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.34%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.34%) Xcode
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 44 (15.02%) Marketing
2 19 (6.48%) Publishing
3 13 (4.44%) Advertising
4 5 (1.71%) Games
4 5 (1.71%) Finance
5 2 (0.68%) Automotive
5 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.68%) Retail
5 2 (0.68%) Interactive Media
5 2 (0.68%) Czech Language
5 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.34%) German Language
6 1 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 242 (82.59%) Developer
2 84 (28.67%) PHP Developer
3 69 (23.55%) WordPress Developer
4 58 (19.80%) Web Developer
5 57 (19.45%) Front-End Developer
6 23 (7.85%) Designer
7 15 (5.12%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 11 (3.75%) Magento Developer
9 9 (3.07%) PHP Web Developer
9 9 (3.07%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.07%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.07%) Web Designer
10 7 (2.39%) Content Editor
11 6 (2.05%) MySQL Developer
11 6 (2.05%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (2.05%) Front-End Web Developer
12 5 (1.71%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (1.71%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 5 (1.71%) Full Stack Developer
13 4 (1.37%) Digital Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (66.55%) HTML
2 186 (63.48%) CSS
3 124 (42.32%) jQuery
4 107 (36.52%) HTML5
5 90 (30.72%) CSS3
6 38 (12.97%) LAMP
7 33 (11.26%) Sass
8 28 (9.56%) Ajax
9 27 (9.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (7.51%) AngularJS
11 21 (7.17%) LESS
11 21 (7.17%) Web Services
12 19 (6.48%) JSON
13 18 (6.14%) XML
14 14 (4.78%) Symfony
15 12 (4.10%) .NET
15 12 (4.10%) RESTful
16 9 (3.07%) Laravel
17 8 (2.73%) SOAP
17 8 (2.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.83%) Social Media
1 20 (6.83%) User Experience
2 13 (4.44%) Open Source
3 10 (3.41%) Blog
4 8 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.39%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.71%) W3C
7 4 (1.37%) New Media
7 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.02%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.02%) Animation
9 2 (0.68%) Photography
9 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) iDTV
10 1 (0.34%) Social Network
10 1 (0.34%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.34%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.60%) Linux
2 8 (2.73%) Mac OS X
2 8 (2.73%) Windows
3 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.71%) CentOS
4 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.68%) UNIX
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.68%) Web Development
2 36 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (10.92%) Content Management
4 30 (10.24%) Responsive Web Design
5 27 (9.22%) OO
6 25 (8.53%) E-Commerce
7 21 (7.17%) OO PHP
8 19 (6.48%) MVC
9 17 (5.80%) Web Design
10 15 (5.12%) SEO
11 12 (4.10%) OOP
12 11 (3.75%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.07%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (2.73%) Analytics
14 8 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (2.05%) BDD
15 6 (2.05%) Migration
15 6 (2.05%) Project Management
16 5 (1.71%) B2B
16 5 (1.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 192 (65.53%) PHP
2 172 (58.70%) JavaScript
3 30 (10.24%) PHP5
4 7 (2.39%) Java
4 7 (2.39%) SQL
5 6 (2.05%) Python
6 5 (1.71%) C#
7 4 (1.37%) Ruby
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (3.07%) Degree
2 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) HNC
4 1 (0.34%) HND
4 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.02%) vSphere
3 2 (0.68%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (2.05%) Puppet
2 5 (1.71%) Plesk
3 2 (0.68%) cPanel
3 2 (0.68%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.34%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (9.22%) Adobe
2 17 (5.80%) Google
3 15 (5.12%) Zend
4 9 (3.07%) Twitter
5 7 (2.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.37%) VMware
6 4 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.37%) Facebook
7 3 (1.02%) Dell KACE
7 3 (1.02%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (1.02%) Altiris
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco
7 3 (1.02%) HP
7 3 (1.02%) Dell
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle
8 2 (0.68%) F5
9 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.34%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.34%) New Relic
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: Dependant on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Xcede
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum £22k - £30k
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Spa
Rate: £300-350 pd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Kings Lynn
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £16000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Notonthehighstreet.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago