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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 468 458 478
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing WordPress 154 190 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.75% 2.05% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 144 119
Median daily rate £325 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £261 £253
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.50 £94.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -

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
8804 9259 9900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 16.80% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5628 5858 6294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 260 361
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.94%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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 -28 147 £345 +15.00% 144
London -4 88 £355 +5.97% 39
South East +18 20 £250 -14.89% 27
East of England +10 12 £250 +11.11% 11
City of London -3 10 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £238 - 6
West Midlands -14 9 £288 +4.54% 20
Hampshire +19 7 £225 -10.00% 3
Southampton - 7 £225 -
Yorkshire +16 6 £255 -3.77% 12
East Midlands +2 6 £225 - 8
North West -3 6 £283 +18.94% 18
Berkshire -1 5 £175 -50.00% 3
Manchester -7 5 £265 +0.95% 4
West Yorkshire +20 3 £255 -15.00% 11
Edinburgh +18 3 £265 -24.28%
Leeds +17 3 £255 -15.00% 9
Scotland +8 3 £265 -24.28%
Reading +6 3 £133 - 1
Staffordshire +2 3 £275 +1.85% 5
Birmingham -7 3 £244 -11.36% 5
South Yorkshire -8 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - - 2
Sheffield - 3 - -
Surrey +19 2 £363 +20.83% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £225 -
Kent +2 2 £325 - 4
Warwick +1 2 - -
South West -2 2 - - 7
Warwickshire -6 2 - - 2

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 261 (68.68%) HTML
2 251 (66.05%) PHP
3 243 (63.95%) CSS
4 210 (55.26%) JavaScript
5 120 (31.58%) Web Development
6 113 (29.74%) CMS
7 103 (27.11%) HTML5
8 92 (24.21%) jQuery
9 85 (22.37%) MySQL
10 73 (19.21%) Front End Development
11 67 (17.63%) CSS3
12 64 (16.84%) Git (software)
13 59 (15.53%) Drupal
14 55 (14.47%) Marketing
15 51 (13.42%) Content Management
16 47 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (12.37%) Sass
17 44 (11.58%) Degree
18 41 (10.79%) AngularJS
19 38 (10.00%) LAMP
20 35 (9.21%) Linux
21 34 (8.95%) Magento
21 34 (8.95%) User Experience
22 33 (8.68%) Adobe
23 32 (8.42%) MVC
23 32 (8.42%) E-Commerce
24 30 (7.89%) .NET
25 29 (7.63%) Laravel
26 28 (7.37%) XML
27 27 (7.11%) OOP

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 (29.74%) CMS
2 59 (15.53%) Drupal
3 23 (6.05%) Joomla!
4 14 (3.68%) Umbraco
5 11 (2.89%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.37%) Apache
6 9 (2.37%) Confluence
6 9 (2.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.32%) IIS
7 5 (1.32%) Magnolia
7 5 (1.32%) Moodle
8 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.53%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.53%) concrete5
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.53%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (0.53%) eZ Publish
9 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (5.79%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.58%) InDesign
3 6 (1.58%) MS Office
4 4 (1.05%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.79%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.53%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.53%) Edge Animate
6 2 (0.53%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (8.95%) Magento
2 4 (1.05%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Shopify
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.89%) GitHub
3 6 (1.58%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.79%) SaaS
7 2 (0.53%) Boomi
7 2 (0.53%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.53%) Force.com
7 2 (0.53%) G Suite
7 2 (0.53%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.53%) Trello
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.47%) Intranet
2 7 (1.84%) Skype
3 3 (0.79%) Internet
3 3 (0.79%) Network Security
3 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.53%) DNS
4 2 (0.53%) FTP
4 2 (0.53%) LAN
4 2 (0.53%) WAN
4 2 (0.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.26%) DHCP
5 1 (0.26%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) SSH
5 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (22.37%) MySQL
2 19 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.05%) phpMyAdmin
6 3 (0.79%) GIS
6 3 (0.79%) MS Access
6 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.26%) Redis
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.00%) Grunt
3 17 (4.47%) gulp
4 13 (3.42%) Bitbucket
5 12 (3.16%) Subversion
6 10 (2.63%) JIRA
7 9 (2.37%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.84%) Bower
8 7 (1.84%) Dreamweaver
9 6 (1.58%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.32%) webpack
11 3 (0.79%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.53%) GitLab
12 2 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.53%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.53%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.53%) Selenium
12 2 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (14.47%) Marketing
2 14 (3.68%) Legal
3 10 (2.63%) Finance
4 9 (2.37%) Publishing
5 5 (1.32%) Electronics
5 5 (1.32%) Retail
6 4 (1.05%) Local Government
6 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) Advertising
7 2 (0.53%) Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 298 (78.42%) Developer
2 118 (31.05%) PHP Developer
3 100 (26.32%) WordPress Developer
4 60 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 49 (12.89%) Web Developer
6 29 (7.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 25 (6.58%) HTML Developer
8 24 (6.32%) Analyst
9 23 (6.05%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
11 18 (4.74%) Designer
12 17 (4.47%) Technical Analyst
13 16 (4.21%) PHP Web Developer
14 15 (3.95%) Magento Developer
14 15 (3.95%) Support Analyst
15 14 (3.68%) Senior Developer
15 14 (3.68%) Technical Support
16 12 (3.16%) Web Designer
17 11 (2.89%) Technical Support Analyst
18 10 (2.63%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (68.68%) HTML
2 243 (63.95%) CSS
3 103 (27.11%) HTML5
4 92 (24.21%) jQuery
5 67 (17.63%) CSS3
6 47 (12.37%) Sass
7 41 (10.79%) AngularJS
8 38 (10.00%) LAMP
9 30 (7.89%) .NET
10 29 (7.63%) Laravel
11 28 (7.37%) XML
12 26 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (5.79%) REST
14 21 (5.53%) Ajax
15 16 (4.21%) Node.js
16 15 (3.95%) JSON
16 15 (3.95%) React
17 13 (3.42%) LESS
17 13 (3.42%) Web Services
18 12 (3.16%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.95%) User Experience
2 11 (2.89%) Digital Media
2 11 (2.89%) Mobile App
2 11 (2.89%) Social Media
3 10 (2.63%) Blog
3 10 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.37%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.11%) Statistics
6 7 (1.84%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.84%) e-Learning
6 7 (1.84%) Podcast
7 5 (1.32%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.32%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.79%) NHS
8 3 (0.79%) SCORM
9 2 (0.53%) Animation
9 2 (0.53%) Social Network
9 2 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.21%) Linux
2 9 (2.37%) Windows
3 6 (1.58%) Android
4 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.53%) Unix
5 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.58%) Web Development
2 73 (19.21%) Front End Development
3 51 (13.42%) Content Management
4 47 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (8.42%) E-Commerce
5 32 (8.42%) MVC
6 27 (7.11%) OOP
6 27 (7.11%) Open Source
7 26 (6.84%) TDD
8 24 (6.32%) OO
9 23 (6.05%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (5.53%) SEO
11 20 (5.26%) Web Design
12 15 (3.95%) Scrum
13 14 (3.68%) DevOps
14 13 (3.42%) Data Protection
15 12 (3.16%) Wireframes
16 11 (2.89%) CRM
16 11 (2.89%) Document Management
16 11 (2.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 251 (66.05%) PHP
2 210 (55.26%) JavaScript
3 21 (5.53%) SQL
4 18 (4.74%) Python
5 15 (3.95%) Java
6 11 (2.89%) PHP 5
7 9 (2.37%) C#
8 7 (1.84%) Ruby
9 5 (1.32%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.53%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.53%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.53%) Perl
12 2 (0.53%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.26%) C++
13 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) VB
13 1 (0.26%) VB6
13 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (11.58%) Degree
2 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.26%) HNC
3 1 (0.26%) HND
3 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.74%) QA
2 9 (2.37%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.37%) Ansible
2 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.79%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) Packer
4 2 (0.53%) Plesk
4 2 (0.53%) TeamSite
4 2 (0.53%) Terraform
5 1 (0.26%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 33 (8.68%) Adobe
2 23 (6.05%) Zend
3 21 (5.53%) Google
4 13 (3.42%) Sitecore
5 11 (2.89%) Rackspace
6 9 (2.37%) Sage
7 6 (1.58%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.05%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (1.05%) HEAT Software
8 4 (1.05%) SAP
9 3 (0.79%) Facebook
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle
9 3 (0.79%) Twitter
10 2 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.53%) arcserve
10 2 (0.53%) Ektron
10 2 (0.53%) hybris
10 2 (0.53%) Informatica
10 2 (0.53%) Kaspersky
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £34000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Universal Music Publishing Mgb Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton-London, SM2 5AS
Reed Business Information
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago