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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 464 412 411
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -1
Contract jobs citing WordPress 143 174 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.44% 1.91% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 124 80
Average daily rate
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£261 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £26.25 £76.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% -65.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £26.25 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-61.90% -80.60%

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
9903 9123 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.28% 17.33% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 5700 4695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 305 460
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.45 £42.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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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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 -54 131 £261 -12.91% 148
London -71 47 £315 -1.17% 44
West Midlands +13 26 £225 -18.18% 4
South East -5 21 £240 -7.69% 27
City of London +6 13 £323 -16.77% 9
Scotland -2 12 £250 -28.57% 4
South West +14 11 £213 -1.16% 15
Edinburgh +4 11 £290 -22.66% 2
West Bromwich - 11 £225 -
Birmingham -3 7 £238 -24.00%
East Midlands -10 7 £283 +2.72% 4
North West -17 7 £225 -21.73% 24
Yorkshire -19 7 £250 -9.09% 15
East of England +10 6 £325 - 13
Berkshire -3 6 £230 -12.38% 1
Manchester -7 6 £225 -23.40% 13
Hampshire 0 5 £348 +54.44% 3
Nottingham -5 5 £300 - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 5 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £213 - 1
Swindon - 5 £213 -
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £325 - 3
Oxford -13 4 £163 -37.50% 1
Oxfordshire -22 4 £163 -37.50% 5
Slough - 4 £240 -
Surrey - 3 £338 - 9
Cornwall +3 2 £300 +92.00%
Cambridge -1 2 £214 - 3
Gloucestershire -5 2 £163 - 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 £256 -6.81% 12

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 191 (67.02%) HTML
2 189 (66.32%) PHP
3 182 (63.86%) CSS
4 173 (60.70%) JavaScript
5 117 (41.05%) jQuery
6 110 (38.60%) HTML5
7 104 (36.49%) MySQL
8 94 (32.98%) CSS3
9 77 (27.02%) CMS
10 51 (17.89%) Drupal
11 45 (15.79%) Git (software)
12 44 (15.44%) Marketing
12 44 (15.44%) Photoshop
13 43 (15.09%) Web Development
14 40 (14.04%) LAMP
15 39 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (12.63%) Linux
17 34 (11.93%) Content Management
18 31 (10.88%) Sass
19 27 (9.47%) Responsive Web Design
19 27 (9.47%) Adobe
20 26 (9.12%) Joomla!
20 26 (9.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 25 (8.77%) Magento
21 25 (8.77%) Ajax
21 25 (8.77%) PHP5
21 25 (8.77%) OO
22 24 (8.42%) E-Commerce
23 22 (7.72%) AngularJS
24 21 (7.37%) LESS

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 77 (27.02%) CMS
2 51 (17.89%) Drupal
3 26 (9.12%) Joomla!
4 18 (6.32%) Apache
5 9 (3.16%) nginx
5 9 (3.16%) Node.js
6 6 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.40%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
9 1 (0.35%) DNN
9 1 (0.35%) Confluence
9 1 (0.35%) Jadu
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.35%) Moodle
9 1 (0.35%) Kentico
Applications
1 44 (15.44%) Photoshop
2 17 (5.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (4.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.75%) Fireworks
4 5 (1.75%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.40%) InDesign
6 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.35%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (8.77%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.35%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.11%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) Yammer
3 2 (0.70%) GitHub
3 2 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.81%) HTTP
2 5 (1.75%) DNS
3 4 (1.40%) Wireless
3 4 (1.40%) Intranet
3 4 (1.40%) Internet
4 3 (1.05%) Firewall
5 2 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.70%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) SSL
6 1 (0.35%) SSH
6 1 (0.35%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (36.49%) MySQL
2 7 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.70%) Redis
4 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.51%) Subversion
3 7 (2.46%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (2.11%) Grunt
4 6 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.05%) JIRA
6 2 (0.70%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.35%) Xcode
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.35%) Sublime Text
General
1 44 (15.44%) Marketing
2 19 (6.67%) Publishing
3 14 (4.91%) Advertising
4 5 (1.75%) Games
4 5 (1.75%) Finance
5 2 (0.70%) Czech Language
5 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.70%) Interactive Media
5 2 (0.70%) Automotive
5 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.35%) German Language
6 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 233 (81.75%) Developer
2 81 (28.42%) PHP Developer
3 68 (23.86%) WordPress Developer
4 54 (18.95%) Web Developer
5 51 (17.89%) Front-End Developer
6 22 (7.72%) Designer
7 11 (3.86%) Magento Developer
7 11 (3.86%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 10 (3.51%) Web Designer
9 9 (3.16%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 8 (2.81%) PHP Web Developer
11 7 (2.46%) Drupal Developer
11 7 (2.46%) AWS Developer
12 6 (2.11%) Content Editor
13 5 (1.75%) Senior Software Engineer
13 5 (1.75%) JavaScript Developer
13 5 (1.75%) Front-End Web Developer
13 5 (1.75%) Full Stack Developer
14 4 (1.40%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (67.02%) HTML
2 182 (63.86%) CSS
3 117 (41.05%) jQuery
4 110 (38.60%) HTML5
5 94 (32.98%) CSS3
6 40 (14.04%) LAMP
7 31 (10.88%) Sass
8 26 (9.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 25 (8.77%) Ajax
10 22 (7.72%) AngularJS
11 21 (7.37%) LESS
12 20 (7.02%) Web Services
13 19 (6.67%) JSON
14 14 (4.91%) XML
14 14 (4.91%) Symfony
15 12 (4.21%) .NET
15 12 (4.21%) RESTful
16 10 (3.51%) Flash
17 9 (3.16%) Laravel
18 8 (2.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.37%) User Experience
2 18 (6.32%) Social Media
3 12 (4.21%) Open Source
4 9 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.81%) Digital Media
5 8 (2.81%) Blog
6 6 (2.11%) W3C
7 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.40%) New Media
8 3 (1.05%) Animation
8 3 (1.05%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.70%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.35%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) SCORM
10 1 (0.35%) VLE
10 1 (0.35%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.63%) Linux
2 9 (3.16%) Windows
2 9 (3.16%) Mac OS X
3 6 (2.11%) CentOS
4 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.70%) Android
7 2 (0.70%) UNIX
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.09%) Web Development
2 39 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (11.93%) Content Management
4 27 (9.47%) Responsive Web Design
5 25 (8.77%) OO
6 24 (8.42%) E-Commerce
7 19 (6.67%) MVC
8 18 (6.32%) OO PHP
9 17 (5.96%) Web Design
10 13 (4.56%) SEO
11 12 (4.21%) OOP
11 12 (4.21%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (2.46%) Migration
14 7 (2.46%) Analytics
15 6 (2.11%) DevOps
15 6 (2.11%) Mentoring
15 6 (2.11%) BDD
15 6 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 189 (66.32%) PHP
2 173 (60.70%) JavaScript
3 25 (8.77%) PHP5
4 8 (2.81%) SQL
5 7 (2.46%) Java
5 7 (2.46%) Python
6 5 (1.75%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (3.16%) Degree
2 6 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.40%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.05%) vSphere
3 2 (0.70%) Docker
4 1 (0.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) Plesk
1 7 (2.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Nagios
2 1 (0.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 27 (9.47%) Adobe
2 18 (6.32%) Google
3 14 (4.91%) Zend
4 8 (2.81%) Twitter
5 6 (2.11%) Sitecore
5 6 (2.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.75%) Facebook
7 3 (1.05%) Cisco
7 3 (1.05%) HP
7 3 (1.05%) Dell
7 3 (1.05%) VMware
7 3 (1.05%) Altiris
7 3 (1.05%) Dell KACE
7 3 (1.05%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (0.70%) F5
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle
9 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.35%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.35%) Siebel
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