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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 413 416 439
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Contract jobs citing WordPress 196 168 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.93% 1.83% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 98
Average daily rate
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£313 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £158 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +49.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +25.00%

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
10171 9203 10118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 17.24% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6022 5356 5748
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 382 466
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 +20 189 £313 +31.57% 131
London +19 80 £350 +27.27% 48
South East -4 38 £250 +47.05% 17
East of England -7 23 £260 +18.18% 10
City of London +27 19 £350 +5.66% 8
Hertfordshire -3 15 £260 - 2
North West -4 11 £325 +38.29% 20
Surrey +5 10 £250 -28.57% 3
Berkshire +19 9 £250 - 1
East Midlands +2 9 £325 +44.44% 13
West Midlands -21 9 £463 +94.73% 6
Manchester -6 8 £325 +38.29% 17
Hampshire -13 8 £275 +29.41% 4
Yorkshire +1 7 £200 -9.09% 10
Birmingham -6 7 £475 +100.00% 2
West Sussex - 5 - - 2
Slough - 5 £250 -
West Yorkshire 0 4 £200 -11.11% 7
Leeds -3 4 £200 -11.11% 3
Oxfordshire -16 4 £163 -1.51% 3
North East -16 4 £175 - 2
Tyne and Wear -20 4 £175 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 4 £175 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £388 - 2
Midlands - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire +19 3 £350 +30.84% 3
Sheffield +14 3 £140 -30.00% 1
Leicestershire +9 3 £325 -13.33% 2
South Yorkshire +8 3 £140 -30.00% 2
Northamptonshire -1 3 £313 +38.88% 8

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 249 (68.22%) PHP
2 245 (67.12%) HTML
3 234 (64.11%) CSS
4 180 (49.32%) JavaScript
5 119 (32.60%) MySQL
6 112 (30.68%) CMS
7 109 (29.86%) HTML5
8 101 (27.67%) jQuery
9 93 (25.48%) CSS3
10 79 (21.64%) Drupal
11 63 (17.26%) Web Development
12 56 (15.34%) Linux
13 53 (14.52%) E-Commerce
14 41 (11.23%) Git (software)
15 40 (10.96%) LAMP
16 38 (10.41%) Marketing
16 38 (10.41%) Zend
16 38 (10.41%) MVC
17 37 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (10.14%) Magento
18 36 (9.86%) Ajax
18 36 (9.86%) Joomla!
19 33 (9.04%) SharePoint
20 32 (8.77%) Open Source
21 31 (8.49%) Photoshop
21 31 (8.49%) .NET
22 30 (8.22%) PHP5
23 28 (7.67%) Responsive Web Design
24 27 (7.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 27 (7.40%) Apache

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 112 (30.68%) CMS
2 79 (21.64%) Drupal
3 36 (9.86%) Joomla!
4 33 (9.04%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.40%) Apache
6 15 (4.11%) ExpressionEngine
7 8 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.64%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.64%) Node.js
9 5 (1.37%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.10%) nginx
10 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.82%) IIS
12 2 (0.55%) Confluence
12 2 (0.55%) SilverStripe
13 1 (0.27%) Lync
13 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.27%) DNN
13 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (8.49%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.64%) MS Office
4 4 (1.10%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.55%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 37 (10.14%) Magento
2 6 (1.64%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.82%) osCommerce
4 3 (0.82%) Zen Cart
5 2 (0.55%) Shopify
6 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.74%) SaaS
2 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.19%) PaaS
4 5 (1.37%) GitHub
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.55%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.55%) Office 365
7 1 (0.27%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.27%) Trello
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Force.com
7 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.03%) Intranet
2 13 (3.56%) HTTP
3 8 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.19%) SSL
4 6 (1.64%) Internet
5 5 (1.37%) LDAP
6 4 (1.10%) SSH
7 2 (0.55%) Firewall
8 1 (0.27%) NFC
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.27%) SAN
8 1 (0.27%) SMS
8 1 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.27%) Extranet
8 1 (0.27%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (32.60%) MySQL
2 14 (3.84%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.27%) QlikView
8 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.66%) Subversion
3 12 (3.29%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.37%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.55%) JUnit
8 2 (0.55%) Maven
8 2 (0.55%) JIRA
8 2 (0.55%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.27%) Hudson
9 1 (0.27%) Behat
9 1 (0.27%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.27%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.27%) Xdebug
9 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.27%) Flash Builder
9 1 (0.27%) RSpec
General
1 38 (10.41%) Marketing
2 17 (4.66%) Publishing
3 15 (4.11%) Finance
4 8 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.64%) Retail
6 4 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Games
7 2 (0.55%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 282 (77.26%) Developer
2 89 (24.38%) PHP Developer
3 77 (21.10%) Front-End Developer
4 72 (19.73%) Web Developer
5 56 (15.34%) WordPress Developer
6 16 (4.38%) PHP Web Developer
7 15 (4.11%) Magento Developer
8 12 (3.29%) Front-End Web Developer
9 11 (3.01%) Designer
9 11 (3.01%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.01%) Software Developer
9 11 (3.01%) Senior Developer
10 9 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.19%) Junior
11 8 (2.19%) Web Editor
11 8 (2.19%) Web Manager
11 8 (2.19%) Content Editor
12 7 (1.92%) Web Content Editor
12 7 (1.92%) Analyst
12 7 (1.92%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (67.12%) HTML
2 234 (64.11%) CSS
3 109 (29.86%) HTML5
4 101 (27.67%) jQuery
5 93 (25.48%) CSS3
6 40 (10.96%) LAMP
7 36 (9.86%) Ajax
8 31 (8.49%) .NET
9 27 (7.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (7.12%) Web Services
11 22 (6.03%) JSON
12 19 (5.21%) XHTML
13 16 (4.38%) Sass
14 14 (3.84%) Symfony
14 14 (3.84%) CodeIgniter
15 13 (3.56%) XML
15 13 (3.56%) ASP.NET
15 13 (3.56%) AngularJS
16 11 (3.01%) Flash
16 11 (3.01%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.77%) Open Source
2 20 (5.48%) Social Media
3 14 (3.84%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.19%) Blog
4 8 (2.19%) W3C
5 6 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.64%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.82%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.55%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.27%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.27%) New Media
9 1 (0.27%) VLE
9 1 (0.27%) NHS
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.34%) Linux
2 9 (2.47%) Windows
3 7 (1.92%) Android
4 6 (1.64%) UNIX
5 5 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.10%) CentOS
7 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.82%) Debian
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.26%) Web Development
2 53 (14.52%) E-Commerce
3 38 (10.41%) MVC
4 37 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (7.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 25 (6.85%) OO
7 24 (6.58%) Content Management
8 22 (6.03%) SEO
9 20 (5.48%) OOP
9 20 (5.48%) Project Management
10 16 (4.38%) CRM
11 14 (3.84%) Scrum
11 14 (3.84%) Web Design
11 14 (3.84%) Configuration Management
11 14 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (3.29%) DevOps
13 10 (2.74%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (2.47%) Analytics
14 9 (2.47%) TDD
15 8 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 249 (68.22%) PHP
2 180 (49.32%) JavaScript
3 30 (8.22%) PHP5
4 23 (6.30%) Java
5 19 (5.21%) SQL
6 15 (4.11%) Ruby
7 14 (3.84%) C#
8 10 (2.74%) Python
9 4 (1.10%) PHP4
10 3 (0.82%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) C
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (5.48%) Degree
2 10 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.55%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.64%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Varnish
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) Puppet
2 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.55%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.27%) Kibana
3 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.27%) Legato
3 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 38 (10.41%) Zend
2 19 (5.21%) Adobe
2 19 (5.21%) Google
3 14 (3.84%) Twitter
4 12 (3.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.74%) Facebook
6 8 (2.19%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.19%) VMware
7 6 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.82%) Akamai
9 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle
9 2 (0.55%) SAP
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco
10 1 (0.27%) Apple
10 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.27%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.27%) Interwoven
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