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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
UK
Rank 453 438 453
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing WordPress 130 190 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.72% 2.20% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 133 115
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £294 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
7543 8617 8883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.13% 16.96% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4839 5484 5570
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 232 316
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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 -37 126 £300 - 127
London -20 67 £350 +7.69% 27
East of England +10 16 £225 +38.46% 6
Cambridgeshire +13 14 £225 - 2
South East +8 11 £250 -14.89% 20
West Midlands +4 10 £318 +15.45% 18
North West +19 7 £270 -10.00% 23
Yorkshire +12 7 £320 +6.66% 16
City of London -8 7 £278 -7.50% 6
Manchester +18 6 £270 -6.08% 10
East Midlands +5 6 £200 +18.51% 7
West Yorkshire +19 5 £303 +0.83% 15
Leicestershire +9 5 £150 - 4
Staffordshire +6 4 £325 +30.00% 3
South West -2 4 £228 -4.21% 10
Hampshire +14 3 £225 -21.73% 4
Leeds -1 3 £303 +0.83% 13
Birmingham -2 3 £188 -31.81% 1
Stafford -3 3 £375 +50.00% 1
Southampton - 3 £225 - 2
Scotland +26 2 £270 +8.00%
Edinburgh +19 2 £270 +8.00%
Brighton +6 2 £230 -27.84%
East Sussex +4 2 £230 -27.84% 1
Oxfordshire 0 2 £300 -20.00% 6
Bristol -4 2 £228 +88.40% 1
Bradford - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £275 - 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Cheshire +18 1 £300 - 5

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 226 (68.69%) HTML
2 212 (64.44%) PHP
3 211 (64.13%) CSS
4 187 (56.84%) JavaScript
5 103 (31.31%) Web Development
6 94 (28.57%) CMS
7 85 (25.84%) HTML5
8 83 (25.23%) jQuery
9 74 (22.49%) MySQL
10 68 (20.67%) CSS3
11 61 (18.54%) Git (software)
11 61 (18.54%) Front End Development
12 50 (15.20%) Drupal
13 48 (14.59%) Content Management
14 44 (13.37%) Marketing
15 43 (13.07%) Degree
16 39 (11.85%) Sass
17 38 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (10.94%) E-Commerce
18 36 (10.94%) AngularJS
19 34 (10.33%) LAMP
20 33 (10.03%) MVC
21 32 (9.73%) Adobe
21 32 (9.73%) .NET
22 31 (9.42%) User Experience
23 29 (8.81%) Magento
23 29 (8.81%) OO
23 29 (8.81%) TDD
24 28 (8.51%) Laravel
25 26 (7.90%) Linux

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 94 (28.57%) CMS
2 50 (15.20%) Drupal
3 21 (6.38%) Joomla!
4 16 (4.86%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.74%) Apache
6 8 (2.43%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.13%) Confluence
8 6 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.52%) Magnolia
10 4 (1.22%) IIS
10 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.61%) concrete5
11 2 (0.61%) DNN
11 2 (0.61%) eZ Publish
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.30%) Moodle
12 1 (0.30%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (6.99%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.52%) MS Office
5 4 (1.22%) InDesign
6 2 (0.61%) Edge Animate
6 2 (0.61%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.30%) GIMP
7 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (8.81%) Magento
2 4 (1.22%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.22%) SAP hybris
3 3 (0.91%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.61%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.61%) Shopify
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.43%) Google Analytics
3 7 (2.13%) GitHub
4 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.91%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.61%) Trello
7 1 (0.30%) AdWords
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.86%) Intranet
2 5 (1.52%) Skype
3 3 (0.91%) Internet
3 3 (0.91%) Network Security
4 2 (0.61%) FTP
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
5 1 (0.30%) LDAP
5 1 (0.30%) SSH
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (22.49%) MySQL
2 14 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.34%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.52%) phpMyAdmin
5 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.91%) MS Access
6 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) Big Data
8 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) GIS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (18.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.17%) Grunt
3 14 (4.26%) gulp
4 13 (3.95%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.74%) JIRA
5 9 (2.74%) Subversion
6 5 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.22%) Bower
7 4 (1.22%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.91%) GitLab
8 3 (0.91%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.91%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.61%) webpack
10 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (13.37%) Marketing
2 13 (3.95%) Legal
2 13 (3.95%) Publishing
3 10 (3.04%) Finance
4 3 (0.91%) Banking
4 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.61%) Electronics
5 2 (0.61%) Local Government
5 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Back Office
6 1 (0.30%) Billing
6 1 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 258 (78.42%) Developer
2 104 (31.61%) PHP Developer
3 76 (23.10%) WordPress Developer
4 51 (15.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 44 (13.37%) Web Developer
6 27 (8.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 24 (7.29%) Analyst
7 24 (7.29%) HTML Developer
8 22 (6.69%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (6.08%) HTML CSS Developer
10 17 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (4.86%) Designer
11 16 (4.86%) PHP Web Developer
12 15 (4.56%) Support Analyst
13 14 (4.26%) Technical Support
14 12 (3.65%) Magento Developer
15 11 (3.34%) Senior Developer
15 11 (3.34%) Technical Support Analyst
15 11 (3.34%) Web Designer
16 10 (3.04%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (68.69%) HTML
2 211 (64.13%) CSS
3 85 (25.84%) HTML5
4 83 (25.23%) jQuery
5 68 (20.67%) CSS3
6 39 (11.85%) Sass
7 36 (10.94%) AngularJS
8 34 (10.33%) LAMP
9 32 (9.73%) .NET
10 28 (8.51%) Laravel
11 23 (6.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (6.38%) REST
13 16 (4.86%) XML
14 15 (4.56%) Ajax
14 15 (4.56%) Node.js
15 14 (4.26%) React
16 13 (3.95%) Symfony
17 11 (3.34%) CakePHP
17 11 (3.34%) Web Services
18 10 (3.04%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.42%) User Experience
2 11 (3.34%) Statistics
3 10 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.74%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.43%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.13%) Podcast
6 7 (2.13%) Social Media
7 4 (1.22%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.22%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.22%) W3C
8 3 (0.91%) Blog
8 3 (0.91%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.61%) Animation
9 2 (0.61%) Copywriting
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.90%) Linux
2 9 (2.74%) Windows
3 2 (0.61%) Android
3 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.61%) Unix
4 1 (0.30%) CentOS
4 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (31.31%) Web Development
2 61 (18.54%) Front End Development
3 48 (14.59%) Content Management
4 38 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (10.94%) E-Commerce
6 33 (10.03%) MVC
7 29 (8.81%) OO
7 29 (8.81%) TDD
8 24 (7.29%) OOP
9 22 (6.69%) SEO
10 21 (6.38%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (5.47%) Web Design
12 14 (4.26%) Open Source
13 12 (3.65%) DevOps
14 11 (3.34%) Analytics
14 11 (3.34%) Scrum
14 11 (3.34%) SDLC
14 11 (3.34%) Unit Testing
15 10 (3.04%) CRM
15 10 (3.04%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 212 (64.44%) PHP
2 187 (56.84%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.78%) SQL
4 16 (4.86%) Python
5 12 (3.65%) Java
5 12 (3.65%) PHP 5
6 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.52%) C#
6 5 (1.52%) Ruby
6 5 (1.52%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.22%) Perl
8 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.61%) PHP 7
9 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.61%) VB
9 2 (0.61%) VB6
10 1 (0.30%) C
10 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (13.07%) Degree
2 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.30%) HNC
4 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.38%) QA
2 9 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) Ansible
2 2 (0.61%) Plesk
2 2 (0.61%) Puppet
2 2 (0.61%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (9.73%) Adobe
2 23 (6.99%) Zend
3 13 (3.95%) Rackspace
4 11 (3.34%) Google
5 7 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.52%) Sage
7 4 (1.22%) hybris
7 4 (1.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.22%) SAP
8 3 (0.91%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (0.91%) HEAT Software
8 3 (0.91%) Twitter
9 2 (0.61%) Ektron
9 2 (0.61%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.61%) Facebook
9 2 (0.61%) Kaspersky
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle
9 2 (0.61%) Pardot
10 1 (0.30%) HubSpot
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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