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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 438 440 426
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 134 119 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.51% 1.38% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 79 71
Average daily rate
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£285 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £250 £271
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.15 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -31.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -31.00%

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
8899 8630 8290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.67% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5567 5102 4650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 316 426
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.05 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -17 119 £275 - 143
London -5 61 £300 - 48
South East -2 21 £275 -4.34% 27
City of London +21 18 £300 +6.19% 11
South West -11 14 £190 -15.55% 20
Scotland +2 11 £319 - 1
Berkshire +12 10 £228 +3.40% 3
North West +4 8 £275 +22.22% 26
East Midlands +20 7 £200 -38.46% 3
Bristol -1 7 £183 -18.88% 7
Leicestershire +8 5 £195 -40.00% 1
Surrey +4 5 £253 +44.28% 11
Manchester +2 5 £275 +22.22% 12
Bracknell - 5 £150 -
Edinburgh - 5 £448 - 1
Somerset +1 3 £225 - 1
Bath - 3 £225 -
West Midlands +2 2 £275 +10.00% 4
North East -11 2 £200 -27.27% 3
East Sussex -12 2 £344 -1.78% 3
Brighton -13 2 £344 +37.50% 2
Reading - 2 £300 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £275 - 6
Reigate +6 1 - - 5
Maidenhead +5 1 £275 +25.00% 1
Cheshire +1 1 £401 +88.47% 4
Bournemouth -2 1 - - 8
Suffolk -3 1 £125 -50.00% 1
East of England -3 1 £125 -34.21% 7
Wiltshire -4 1 £163 -61.76% 1

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 211 (68.28%) HTML
2 203 (65.70%) CSS
3 190 (61.49%) PHP
4 177 (57.28%) JavaScript
5 129 (41.75%) jQuery
6 111 (35.92%) HTML5
7 106 (34.30%) MySQL
8 100 (32.36%) CMS
9 83 (26.86%) Drupal
10 79 (25.57%) CSS3
11 51 (16.50%) Marketing
12 42 (13.59%) Photoshop
13 41 (13.27%) E-Commerce
13 41 (13.27%) Web Development
14 40 (12.94%) Content Management
15 39 (12.62%) Responsive Web Design
16 37 (11.97%) Linux
17 35 (11.33%) Adobe
18 34 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (10.68%) Ajax
19 33 (10.68%) Git (software)
19 33 (10.68%) LAMP
20 30 (9.71%) XML
21 29 (9.39%) MVC
22 28 (9.06%) PHP5
23 27 (8.74%) SEO
24 26 (8.41%) Web Services
24 26 (8.41%) Subversion
24 26 (8.41%) Joomla!
24 26 (8.41%) Zend

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 100 (32.36%) CMS
2 83 (26.86%) Drupal
3 26 (8.41%) Joomla!
4 24 (7.77%) Apache
5 10 (3.24%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.27%) nginx
7 6 (1.94%) Node.js
8 5 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.29%) ExpressionEngine
9 4 (1.29%) Jadu
9 4 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.29%) IIS
10 3 (0.97%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.65%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.65%) DNN
11 2 (0.65%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.32%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (13.59%) Photoshop
2 23 (7.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (6.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (3.24%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.62%) InDesign
5 5 (1.62%) Fireworks
6 4 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.32%) MS Office
7 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 23 (7.44%) Magento
2 8 (2.59%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.97%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.97%) Shopify
4 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.32%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.65%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) Force.com
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) GitHub
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Heroku
3 1 (0.32%) Yammer
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.21%) Intranet
2 11 (3.56%) Internet
3 3 (0.97%) HTTP
4 2 (0.65%) SSH
4 2 (0.65%) SSL
4 2 (0.65%) FTP
5 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (34.30%) MySQL
2 13 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.65%) Big Data
6 2 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 33 (10.68%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.41%) Subversion
3 12 (3.88%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (2.27%) Grunt
5 6 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.62%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.97%) Xdebug
9 2 (0.65%) JIRA
9 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.32%) Behat
10 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.32%) RSpec
10 1 (0.32%) Yeoman
General
1 51 (16.50%) Marketing
2 14 (4.53%) Advertising
3 12 (3.88%) Publishing
4 6 (1.94%) Retail
4 6 (1.94%) Back Office
5 5 (1.62%) Games
6 4 (1.29%) Finance
7 3 (0.97%) Local Government
8 2 (0.65%) Czech Language
8 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 254 (82.20%) Developer
2 103 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 82 (26.54%) WordPress Developer
4 60 (19.42%) Front-End Developer
5 55 (17.80%) Web Developer
6 25 (8.09%) Senior Developer
7 23 (7.44%) Designer
8 17 (5.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 12 (3.88%) Senior PHP Developer
9 12 (3.88%) PHP Web Developer
10 11 (3.56%) Magento Developer
11 10 (3.24%) Web Designer
11 10 (3.24%) Content Editor
12 9 (2.91%) Front-End Web Developer
13 8 (2.59%) MySQL Developer
14 6 (1.94%) CSS Developer
14 6 (1.94%) Senior Web Developer
14 6 (1.94%) HTML Developer
15 5 (1.62%) Programmer
15 5 (1.62%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (68.28%) HTML
2 203 (65.70%) CSS
3 129 (41.75%) jQuery
4 111 (35.92%) HTML5
5 79 (25.57%) CSS3
6 33 (10.68%) Ajax
6 33 (10.68%) LAMP
7 30 (9.71%) XML
8 26 (8.41%) Web Services
9 25 (8.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (6.47%) SOAP
10 20 (6.47%) Sass
11 18 (5.83%) .NET
11 18 (5.83%) XHTML
12 17 (5.50%) JSON
13 15 (4.85%) CodeIgniter
13 15 (4.85%) AngularJS
14 13 (4.21%) Symfony
15 11 (3.56%) ASP.NET
16 10 (3.24%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.09%) Social Media
2 23 (7.44%) Mobile App
3 21 (6.80%) Open Source
4 20 (6.47%) User Experience
5 10 (3.24%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.27%) W3C
7 5 (1.62%) Blog
7 5 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.62%) Animation
8 4 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.29%) iDTV
8 4 (1.29%) GIS
9 3 (0.97%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.65%) Photography
10 2 (0.65%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.65%) Clustering
11 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.97%) Linux
2 14 (4.53%) Windows
3 9 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.62%) Debian
4 5 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.29%) Android
5 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.27%) E-Commerce
1 41 (13.27%) Web Development
2 40 (12.94%) Content Management
3 39 (12.62%) Responsive Web Design
4 34 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (9.39%) MVC
6 27 (8.74%) SEO
7 25 (8.09%) OO
8 17 (5.50%) Web Design
9 16 (5.18%) OO PHP
10 14 (4.53%) OOP
11 11 (3.56%) Mentoring
12 9 (2.91%) Software Engineering
13 8 (2.59%) Analytics
13 8 (2.59%) Scrum
14 7 (2.27%) Migration
14 7 (2.27%) CRM
14 7 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (1.94%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 190 (61.49%) PHP
2 177 (57.28%) JavaScript
3 28 (9.06%) PHP5
4 21 (6.80%) Java
5 16 (5.18%) SQL
6 9 (2.91%) Ruby
7 7 (2.27%) C#
8 6 (1.94%) Perl
9 3 (0.97%) Python
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.32%) PHP4
10 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 16 (5.18%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.65%) HNC
3 2 (0.65%) HND
4 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.94%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) WCAG
2 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) cPanel
2 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.32%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 35 (11.33%) Adobe
2 26 (8.41%) Zend
3 18 (5.83%) Twitter
3 18 (5.83%) Google
4 15 (4.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.21%) Facebook
6 6 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.62%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.97%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.65%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle
9 2 (0.65%) RedDot
10 1 (0.32%) VMware
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.32%) Akamai
10 1 (0.32%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.32%) CyberSource
10 1 (0.32%) DataCash
10 1 (0.32%) PagerDuty
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £200 - 300 per day
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London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
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Rate: £190 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 36k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-350 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: 30-35 Per Hour
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