The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 400 403 428
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +25
Contract jobs citing WordPress 199 170 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.07% 1.95% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 94 102
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £157 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £238 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.07 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -16.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £16.75 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £83.31 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -22.61%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8736 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.59% 17.14% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5689 4956 5561
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 442 448
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 189 £300 +23.07% 148
London +41 101 £350 +27.27% 47
City of London +32 23 £413 +20.00% 11
South East -16 20 £225 - 22
East of England -10 15 £236 +5.00% 7
Yorkshire +11 14 £205 +5.12% 14
West Midlands -22 12 £450 +89.47% 6
North West -10 11 £313 +25.00% 26
South Yorkshire +9 10 £175 - 1
Birmingham -5 9 £475 +100.00%
Hertfordshire - 9 £260 - 4
East Midlands -4 6 £275 +23.59% 5
Manchester -5 6 £319 +26.23% 18
Surrey -6 6 £300 -14.28% 9
Sheffield - 6 £140 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £388 -
Cheshire +8 4 £225 -10.00% 6
Leeds +5 4 £238 +10.46% 7
Berkshire +4 4 - -
West Yorkshire +1 4 £238 +10.46% 13
Oxfordshire -7 4 £163 -18.75%
Leicestershire - 4 £238 - 1
Midlands - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £238 -
Southampton -5 3 £225 - 3
Hampshire -17 3 £225 +5.88% 7
Scotland -22 3 £215 -30.64% 2
South West -27 3 £98 -61.00% 11
Bracknell - 3 - -
Staffordshire +4 2 £293 -

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 305 (75.87%) PHP
2 275 (68.41%) HTML
3 268 (66.67%) CSS
4 214 (53.23%) JavaScript
5 155 (38.56%) MySQL
6 142 (35.32%) jQuery
7 129 (32.09%) HTML5
8 116 (28.86%) CSS3
9 114 (28.36%) CMS
10 80 (19.90%) E-Commerce
11 76 (18.91%) Drupal
12 75 (18.66%) Web Development
13 62 (15.42%) Magento
14 60 (14.93%) Linux
15 51 (12.69%) LAMP
16 50 (12.44%) Responsive Web Design
17 47 (11.69%) SEO
18 45 (11.19%) Adobe
18 45 (11.19%) SQL
18 45 (11.19%) Ajax
19 42 (10.45%) JSON
20 41 (10.20%) Adobe Illustrator
20 41 (10.20%) Web Services
20 41 (10.20%) Git (software)
21 40 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
22 39 (9.70%) Photoshop
22 39 (9.70%) OO
23 38 (9.45%) Apache
23 38 (9.45%) PHP5
24 37 (9.20%) Open Source

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 114 (28.36%) CMS
2 76 (18.91%) Drupal
3 38 (9.45%) Apache
4 32 (7.96%) SharePoint
5 31 (7.71%) Joomla!
6 14 (3.48%) ExpressionEngine
7 11 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (2.24%) Node.js
9 5 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.24%) Confluence
10 4 (1.00%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.00%) Moodle
10 4 (1.00%) nginx
11 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.50%) SilverStripe
12 2 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.50%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.50%) IIS
13 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 41 (10.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 39 (9.70%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.74%) MS Office
4 4 (1.00%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.50%) InDesign
6 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 62 (15.42%) Magento
2 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.50%) Zen Cart
4 2 (0.50%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.74%) SaaS
2 8 (1.99%) PaaS
3 7 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.24%) GitHub
5 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.75%) Office 365
6 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) Trello
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.47%) Intranet
2 13 (3.23%) HTTP
3 8 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.99%) SSL
4 7 (1.74%) Internet
5 5 (1.24%) LDAP
6 3 (0.75%) Firewall
7 2 (0.50%) SAN
7 2 (0.50%) SMS
7 2 (0.50%) SSH
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.25%) NFC
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) Extranet
8 1 (0.25%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (38.56%) MySQL
2 35 (8.71%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.50%) RavenDB
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.98%) Subversion
3 10 (2.49%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.00%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.00%) JIRA
6 3 (0.75%) PHPUnit
6 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.50%) JUnit
7 2 (0.50%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.25%) Xdebug
8 1 (0.25%) Flash Builder
8 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.25%) Hudson
8 1 (0.25%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
General
1 34 (8.46%) Marketing
2 14 (3.48%) Finance
2 14 (3.48%) Publishing
3 8 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.74%) Retail
5 6 (1.49%) Advertising
6 3 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 314 (78.11%) Developer
2 96 (23.88%) PHP Developer
3 91 (22.64%) Web Developer
4 71 (17.66%) Front-End Developer
5 60 (14.93%) WordPress Developer
6 18 (4.48%) PHP Web Developer
7 17 (4.23%) Front-End Web Developer
7 17 (4.23%) Designer
8 14 (3.48%) LAMP Developer
9 13 (3.23%) Magento Developer
10 12 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.24%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.24%) Senior Developer
12 8 (1.99%) Junior
12 8 (1.99%) Web Manager
13 7 (1.74%) Analyst
13 7 (1.74%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 7 (1.74%) PHP Magento Developer
13 7 (1.74%) DevOps Engineer
14 6 (1.49%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (68.41%) HTML
2 268 (66.67%) CSS
3 142 (35.32%) jQuery
4 129 (32.09%) HTML5
5 116 (28.86%) CSS3
6 51 (12.69%) LAMP
7 45 (11.19%) Ajax
8 42 (10.45%) JSON
9 41 (10.20%) Web Services
10 32 (7.96%) .NET
11 31 (7.71%) Sass
12 30 (7.46%) XHTML
13 20 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (3.23%) AngularJS
15 12 (2.99%) Symfony
16 11 (2.74%) CodeIgniter
17 10 (2.49%) Laravel
17 10 (2.49%) Flash
17 10 (2.49%) ASP.NET
17 10 (2.49%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.20%) Open Source
2 18 (4.48%) Social Media
3 13 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.24%) Blog
5 8 (1.99%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.74%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.49%) Social Network
8 5 (1.24%) W3C
9 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.75%) VLE
10 3 (0.75%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.50%) FMCG
11 2 (0.50%) Copywriting
12 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.25%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.25%) BBC
12 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.93%) Linux
2 18 (4.48%) Android
3 15 (3.73%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.99%) UNIX
5 8 (1.99%) Windows
6 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.90%) E-Commerce
2 75 (18.66%) Web Development
3 50 (12.44%) Responsive Web Design
4 47 (11.69%) SEO
5 40 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (9.70%) OO
7 36 (8.96%) Content Management
8 33 (8.21%) MVC
9 23 (5.72%) Project Management
10 22 (5.47%) OOP
11 21 (5.22%) Web Design
12 14 (3.48%) Android Development
12 14 (3.48%) Scrum
13 13 (3.23%) Configuration Management
13 13 (3.23%) CRM
13 13 (3.23%) iOS Development
14 12 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (2.74%) Analytics
16 10 (2.49%) Digital Marketing
17 9 (2.24%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 305 (75.87%) PHP
2 214 (53.23%) JavaScript
3 45 (11.19%) SQL
4 38 (9.45%) PHP5
5 18 (4.48%) Java
6 15 (3.73%) Ruby
6 15 (3.73%) Python
7 14 (3.48%) C#
8 4 (1.00%) Perl
8 4 (1.00%) PHP4
9 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 19 (4.73%) Degree
2 10 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.50%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.25%) ISEB
4 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) WCAG
2 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Varnish
2 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.74%) Nagios
2 10 (2.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.50%) Legato
3 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 45 (11.19%) Adobe
2 29 (7.21%) Zend
3 15 (3.73%) Twitter
4 13 (3.23%) Google
5 12 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.74%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.49%) Facebook
7 10 (2.49%) VMware
8 8 (1.99%) Sony
9 5 (1.24%) Oracle
9 5 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.75%) Sencha
11 2 (0.50%) Akamai
11 2 (0.50%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.50%) Interwoven
11 2 (0.50%) CommVault
11 2 (0.50%) SAP
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco
11 2 (0.50%) EMC
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: COMPETITIVE RATE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-275 Per Day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Creative Personnel
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Loughborough
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Sunderland
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago