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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 431 460 436
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -24
Contract jobs citing WordPress 207 207 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.09% 1.98% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 143 104
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £380 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £276 £255 £268
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.38% +143.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £22.50 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £36.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-64.38% +143.33%

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
9910 10445 10083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.59% 17.90% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6474 6560 5896
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 331 429
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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 +15 196 £300 - 141
London -4 96 £313 -3.84% 40
South East +9 27 £276 -8.16% 21
Yorkshire +13 20 £325 +15.55% 15
West Yorkshire +14 18 £325 +4.00% 12
Leeds +9 18 £325 +4.00% 8
North West +23 17 £200 -20.00% 25
West Midlands -22 16 £275 +15.78% 8
Manchester +3 11 £225 -12.19% 13
City of London +25 9 £313 -5.30% 5
Northamptonshire +10 9 £344 +96.42% 2
South West +8 9 £325 +36.84% 12
East Midlands +2 9 £344 +49.45% 9
Reading +21 5 £300 +9.09%
Berkshire +12 5 £300 +9.09% 1
Cheshire +12 5 £150 -53.84% 2
Northampton +5 5 £400 +128.57%
Surrey +1 5 £200 -23.80% 5
Oxfordshire - 5 £300 - 5
Hampshire -5 4 £200 -20.00% 4
Bristol - 4 £325 - 2
Brighton +11 3 £275 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £275 -8.33% 3
East Sussex +9 3 £275 - 2
Gloucestershire +7 3 £225 - 2
Cheltenham +3 3 £225 - 2
Staffordshire +2 3 £288 +13.30%
Oxford - 3 £300 - 2
Wales +25 2 £313 - 1
Milton Keynes +15 2 £293 -2.50%

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 269 (68.62%) PHP
2 263 (67.09%) HTML
3 253 (64.54%) CSS
4 229 (58.42%) JavaScript
5 130 (33.16%) Web Development
6 120 (30.61%) HTML5
7 118 (30.10%) jQuery
7 118 (30.10%) MySQL
8 102 (26.02%) CMS
9 89 (22.70%) Front End Development
10 84 (21.43%) CSS3
11 75 (19.13%) Git (software)
12 64 (16.33%) Drupal
13 60 (15.31%) Marketing
13 60 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
13 60 (15.31%) Linux
14 51 (13.01%) LAMP
15 45 (11.48%) AngularJS
16 43 (10.97%) Sass
17 42 (10.71%) User Experience
17 42 (10.71%) MVC
18 38 (9.69%) OO
19 35 (8.93%) SQL
19 35 (8.93%) Content Management
20 34 (8.67%) E-Commerce
20 34 (8.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 33 (8.42%) Magento
22 31 (7.91%) .NET
22 31 (7.91%) Photoshop
23 30 (7.65%) Open Source

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
1 102 (26.02%) CMS
2 64 (16.33%) Drupal
3 30 (7.65%) Joomla!
4 21 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.34%) Apache
6 12 (3.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (2.55%) IIS
7 10 (2.55%) Umbraco
8 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.04%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.28%) Magnolia
9 5 (1.28%) Moodle
10 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.77%) Confluence
11 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
12 2 (0.51%) nginx
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (7.91%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.32%) MS Office
4 11 (2.81%) MS Excel
5 9 (2.30%) InDesign
6 7 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.77%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.51%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (8.42%) Magento
2 4 (1.02%) Sage X3
3 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.26%) Shopify
5 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.08%) GitHub
3 12 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.53%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.77%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.51%) Boomi
8 2 (0.51%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.51%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.51%) Force.com
8 2 (0.51%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.51%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.51%) Office 365
8 2 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.57%) Intranet
2 7 (1.79%) DNS
2 7 (1.79%) Internet
2 7 (1.79%) Skype
2 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.53%) HTTP
3 6 (1.53%) Network Security
4 3 (0.77%) SSH
5 2 (0.51%) DHCP
5 2 (0.51%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) FTP
5 2 (0.51%) LAN
5 2 (0.51%) WAN
5 2 (0.51%) Wireless
6 1 (0.26%) Extranet
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (30.10%) MySQL
2 20 (5.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.77%) MS Access
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.51%) Big Data
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.26%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (19.13%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.85%) gulp
3 18 (4.59%) Grunt
4 17 (4.34%) Subversion
5 11 (2.81%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.55%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (2.55%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.53%) JIRA
9 5 (1.28%) Bower
9 5 (1.28%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.02%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.77%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.77%) Selenium
11 3 (0.77%) webpack
12 2 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (15.31%) Marketing
2 12 (3.06%) Finance
3 9 (2.30%) Publishing
4 7 (1.79%) Electronics
5 6 (1.53%) Advertising
5 6 (1.53%) Retail
6 5 (1.28%) Legal
6 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.02%) German Language
8 3 (0.77%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (0.77%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 313 (79.85%) Developer
2 121 (30.87%) WordPress Developer
3 118 (30.10%) PHP Developer
4 70 (17.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 58 (14.80%) Web Developer
6 31 (7.91%) HTML Developer
7 28 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 23 (5.87%) HTML CSS Developer
9 17 (4.34%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.08%) PHP Web Developer
11 15 (3.83%) Magento Developer
12 14 (3.57%) Analyst
13 13 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.32%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.06%) Designer
14 12 (3.06%) Junior
14 12 (3.06%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.06%) Technical Support
15 11 (2.81%) Digital Developer
16 10 (2.55%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (67.09%) HTML
2 253 (64.54%) CSS
3 120 (30.61%) HTML5
4 118 (30.10%) jQuery
5 84 (21.43%) CSS3
6 51 (13.01%) LAMP
7 45 (11.48%) AngularJS
8 43 (10.97%) Sass
9 34 (8.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 31 (7.91%) .NET
11 24 (6.12%) XML
12 23 (5.87%) Node.js
13 22 (5.61%) LESS
13 22 (5.61%) Web Services
14 20 (5.10%) Ajax
15 19 (4.85%) JSON
16 17 (4.34%) Symfony
17 16 (4.08%) ASP.NET
17 16 (4.08%) Laravel
17 16 (4.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.71%) User Experience
2 17 (4.34%) Digital Media
3 16 (4.08%) Blog
4 15 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.83%) Social Media
5 10 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.53%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.02%) Animation
8 4 (1.02%) NHS
8 4 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.77%) Social Network
10 2 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.51%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.31%) Linux
2 21 (5.36%) Windows
3 7 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.53%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.28%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (33.16%) Web Development
2 89 (22.70%) Front End Development
3 60 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (10.71%) MVC
5 38 (9.69%) OO
6 35 (8.93%) Content Management
7 34 (8.67%) E-Commerce
8 30 (7.65%) Open Source
9 28 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
10 26 (6.63%) Web Design
11 22 (5.61%) OOP
12 21 (5.36%) DevOps
12 21 (5.36%) TDD
13 20 (5.10%) SEO
14 18 (4.59%) CRM
15 16 (4.08%) Scrum
15 16 (4.08%) Wireframes
16 15 (3.83%) ERP
16 15 (3.83%) OO PHP
17 13 (3.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 269 (68.62%) PHP
2 229 (58.42%) JavaScript
3 35 (8.93%) SQL
4 24 (6.12%) Java
5 18 (4.59%) C#
6 14 (3.57%) Ruby
7 10 (2.55%) Python
8 9 (2.30%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.53%) VB
9 6 (1.53%) VB6
10 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.02%) PHP 5
11 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.51%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.51%) C++
12 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.26%) PHP 4
13 1 (0.26%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 25 (6.38%) Degree
2 3 (0.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.53%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.77%) Docker
3 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (1.53%) Ansible
1 6 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.28%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) Graphite
3 2 (0.51%) Packer
3 2 (0.51%) Pingdom
3 2 (0.51%) Terraform
4 1 (0.26%) cPanel
4 1 (0.26%) Plesk
Vendors
1 29 (7.40%) Adobe
2 21 (5.36%) Google
3 15 (3.83%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.83%) Sitecore
3 15 (3.83%) Zend
4 10 (2.55%) Sage
5 9 (2.30%) VMware
6 8 (2.04%) Oracle
6 8 (2.04%) RedDot
6 8 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.53%) SAP
8 4 (1.02%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (1.02%) FrontRange
9 3 (0.77%) Akamai
9 3 (0.77%) Facebook
9 3 (0.77%) Marketo
9 3 (0.77%) Twitter
10 2 (0.51%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.51%) Splunk
10 2 (0.51%) Talend
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Manchester
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