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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 429 425 457
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +32
Contract jobs citing WordPress 183 169 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.78% 1.83% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 96
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 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £235 £260
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
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
10254 9211 10317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.84% 17.44% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6149 5433 5831
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 370 480
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £39.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -0.88%

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 16 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 16 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 16 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 +18 176 £313 +31.57% 137
London +38 81 £350 +30.84% 50
South East -7 35 £250 +33.33% 19
East of England -18 23 £260 +36.84% 12
City of London +29 16 £350 +16.66% 13
Hertfordshire -2 16 £260 - 2
East Midlands +5 12 £325 +44.44% 10
Surrey +8 10 £250 -28.57% 2
Berkshire +17 9 £250 -58.33% 4
North West -11 9 £325 +38.29% 20
Manchester -10 8 £325 +38.29% 14
Hampshire -1 7 £283 +32.94% 2
Slough +2 5 £250 -58.33%
West Sussex - 5 - - 2
Northamptonshire +3 4 £319 +41.66% 5
North East -28 4 £175 +75.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 4 £175 +75.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -30 4 £175 +75.00% 1
Midlands - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £388 - 1
Nottinghamshire +14 3 £350 +30.84% 1
Leicestershire +6 3 £325 -13.33% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £400 +24.03% 2
Yorkshire -9 3 £200 -11.11% 13
Cambridge -10 3 £400 +6.66%
Oxfordshire -19 3 £255 +54.54% 6
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Nottingham +22 2 - - 1
Reading +9 2 £338 - 1
Suffolk -1 2 £168 -11.84% 3

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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 (68.03%) HTML
2 247 (67.49%) PHP
3 239 (65.30%) CSS
4 180 (49.18%) JavaScript
5 115 (31.42%) MySQL
5 115 (31.42%) CMS
6 109 (29.78%) HTML5
7 100 (27.32%) jQuery
8 89 (24.32%) CSS3
9 82 (22.40%) Drupal
10 64 (17.49%) Web Development
11 59 (16.12%) Linux
12 58 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
13 52 (14.21%) E-Commerce
14 43 (11.75%) Marketing
15 40 (10.93%) LAMP
15 40 (10.93%) Git (software)
16 39 (10.66%) Zend
16 39 (10.66%) MVC
17 37 (10.11%) Ajax
18 36 (9.84%) Joomla!
19 35 (9.56%) Magento
20 32 (8.74%) Open Source
21 31 (8.47%) PHP5
22 30 (8.20%) Photoshop
22 30 (8.20%) .NET
23 29 (7.92%) SharePoint
24 28 (7.65%) Apache
24 28 (7.65%) Web Services
24 28 (7.65%) Responsive Web Design

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 115 (31.42%) CMS
2 82 (22.40%) Drupal
3 36 (9.84%) Joomla!
4 29 (7.92%) SharePoint
5 28 (7.65%) Apache
6 15 (4.10%) ExpressionEngine
7 9 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.91%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.64%) Node.js
10 4 (1.09%) nginx
10 4 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.82%) IIS
12 2 (0.55%) Content Management Server
12 2 (0.55%) DNN
12 2 (0.55%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.55%) SilverStripe
13 1 (0.27%) Lync
13 1 (0.27%) Confluence
13 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (8.20%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.91%) MS Office
4 4 (1.09%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.09%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) InDesign
6 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (9.56%) Magento
2 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.37%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.82%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.82%) Zen Cart
4 2 (0.55%) Shopify
5 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.73%) SaaS
2 9 (2.46%) 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 (6.01%) Intranet
2 13 (3.55%) HTTP
3 8 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.19%) Internet
3 8 (2.19%) SSL
4 5 (1.37%) LDAP
5 4 (1.09%) SSH
6 2 (0.55%) Firewall
7 1 (0.27%) NFC
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) SMS
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) Extranet
7 1 (0.27%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (31.42%) MySQL
2 14 (3.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.09%) 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 40 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.74%) Subversion
3 12 (3.28%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.37%) PHPUnit
5 5 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.09%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.55%) JUnit
7 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.55%) Maven
7 2 (0.55%) JIRA
7 2 (0.55%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.27%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.27%) Xdebug
8 1 (0.27%) Hudson
8 1 (0.27%) Behat
8 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.27%) Flash Builder
8 1 (0.27%) RSpec
General
1 43 (11.75%) Marketing
2 17 (4.64%) Publishing
3 16 (4.37%) Finance
4 9 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.46%) Retail
5 5 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (0.55%) Games
6 2 (0.55%) Automotive
6 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 286 (78.14%) Developer
2 90 (24.59%) PHP Developer
3 77 (21.04%) Front-End Developer
4 71 (19.40%) Web Developer
5 56 (15.30%) WordPress Developer
6 16 (4.37%) PHP Web Developer
7 15 (4.10%) Magento Developer
8 12 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.01%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.01%) Software Developer
9 11 (3.01%) Designer
10 10 (2.73%) Front-End Web Developer
11 9 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.46%) Junior
12 8 (2.19%) Analyst
12 8 (2.19%) Web Editor
12 8 (2.19%) Web Manager
12 8 (2.19%) Content Editor
13 7 (1.91%) Web Content Editor
13 7 (1.91%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (68.03%) HTML
2 239 (65.30%) CSS
3 109 (29.78%) HTML5
4 100 (27.32%) jQuery
5 89 (24.32%) CSS3
6 40 (10.93%) LAMP
7 37 (10.11%) Ajax
8 30 (8.20%) .NET
9 28 (7.65%) Web Services
10 27 (7.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (6.28%) JSON
12 21 (5.74%) XHTML
13 17 (4.64%) CodeIgniter
14 16 (4.37%) Sass
15 15 (4.10%) Symfony
16 14 (3.83%) XML
16 14 (3.83%) ASP.NET
17 12 (3.28%) Flash
17 12 (3.28%) AngularJS
18 11 (3.01%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.74%) Open Source
2 27 (7.38%) User Experience
3 21 (5.74%) Social Media
4 16 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.19%) W3C
5 8 (2.19%) Blog
6 6 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.64%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.09%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.82%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.27%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.27%) New Media
10 1 (0.27%) Kinect
10 1 (0.27%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.27%) NHS
10 1 (0.27%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.12%) Linux
2 10 (2.73%) Windows
3 6 (1.64%) UNIX
3 6 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.64%) Android
4 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.09%) Debian
5 4 (1.09%) CentOS
5 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.49%) Web Development
2 58 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (14.21%) E-Commerce
4 39 (10.66%) MVC
5 28 (7.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 26 (7.10%) OO
7 24 (6.56%) Content Management
8 23 (6.28%) SEO
9 20 (5.46%) OOP
9 20 (5.46%) Project Management
10 16 (4.37%) CRM
10 16 (4.37%) Scrum
11 15 (4.10%) Web Design
12 14 (3.83%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.28%) DevOps
14 10 (2.73%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (2.46%) TDD
15 9 (2.46%) OO PHP
16 8 (2.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 247 (67.49%) PHP
2 180 (49.18%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.47%) PHP5
4 23 (6.28%) Java
5 19 (5.19%) SQL
6 15 (4.10%) Ruby
7 13 (3.55%) C#
8 10 (2.73%) Python
9 4 (1.09%) 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 21 (5.74%) Degree
2 10 (2.73%) 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 (1.09%) 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 39 (10.66%) Zend
2 18 (4.92%) Google
2 18 (4.92%) Adobe
3 15 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.10%) Twitter
4 12 (3.28%) Facebook
5 9 (2.46%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.19%) VMware
7 7 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.82%) Akamai
9 2 (0.55%) RedDot
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle
9 2 (0.55%) SAP
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco
10 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.27%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.27%) Interwoven
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £60k - 65k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ultimate Asset
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Profiles Creative
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago