The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 396 403 438
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +35
Contract jobs citing WordPress 196 164 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.03% 1.89% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 94 103
Average daily rate
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£300 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £378 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.25 £20.90 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £16.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £29.17 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9649 8688 9865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 16.99% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5693 4960 5613
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 424 444
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 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 187 £300 +26.98% 134
London +48 99 £350 +27.27% 47
City of London +24 22 £400 +18.51% 8
South East -17 21 £225 +12.50% 23
East of England -6 16 £236 +5.00% 4
Yorkshire +14 13 £200 -6.97% 7
West Midlands -23 11 £450 +89.47% 5
North West -4 10 £275 +17.02% 19
South Yorkshire - 9 £175 - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £260 - 2
Birmingham -6 8 £475 +100.00%
Surrey +3 6 £300 -14.28% 8
East Midlands -4 6 £275 +23.59% 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £388 - 1
Berkshire +3 5 £225 -10.00%
Manchester -13 5 £325 +38.29% 12
Sheffield - 5 £140 - 1
Cheshire +6 4 £225 -10.00% 6
West Yorkshire 0 4 £200 -6.97% 6
Oxfordshire -1 4 £163 -7.14% 2
Leeds -6 4 £200 -6.97% 2
Leicester - 4 £238 -
Midlands - 4 - -
Leicestershire - 4 £238 -
Southampton -5 3 £225 - 1
Hampshire -13 3 £225 +5.88% 6
South West -19 3 £98 -44.28% 13
Bracknell - 3 - -
Staffordshire +7 2 £293 - 1
Kent -2 2 £225 +150.00%

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 300 (75.19%) PHP
2 271 (67.92%) HTML
3 264 (66.17%) CSS
4 210 (52.63%) JavaScript
5 152 (38.10%) MySQL
6 136 (34.09%) jQuery
7 125 (31.33%) HTML5
8 112 (28.07%) CSS3
8 112 (28.07%) CMS
9 82 (20.55%) E-Commerce
10 75 (18.80%) Drupal
11 74 (18.55%) Web Development
12 61 (15.29%) Magento
13 58 (14.54%) Linux
14 49 (12.28%) LAMP
14 49 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
15 46 (11.53%) SEO
16 45 (11.28%) Adobe
17 43 (10.78%) SQL
18 42 (10.53%) Ajax
18 42 (10.53%) JSON
19 41 (10.28%) Adobe Illustrator
20 40 (10.03%) Web Services
20 40 (10.03%) Git (software)
21 39 (9.77%) PHP5
22 38 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
22 38 (9.52%) Photoshop
22 38 (9.52%) OO
23 37 (9.27%) Apache
24 36 (9.02%) Open Source

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (28.07%) CMS
2 75 (18.80%) Drupal
3 37 (9.27%) Apache
4 32 (8.02%) SharePoint
5 30 (7.52%) Joomla!
6 14 (3.51%) ExpressionEngine
7 10 (2.51%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (2.26%) Node.js
9 5 (1.25%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.00%) Confluence
10 4 (1.00%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.00%) nginx
11 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.75%) Moodle
12 2 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.50%) SilverStripe
12 2 (0.50%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.50%) IIS
13 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 41 (10.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 38 (9.52%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.75%) MS Office
4 4 (1.00%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.50%) InDesign
6 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 61 (15.29%) Magento
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.50%) Zen Cart
4 2 (0.50%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.76%) SaaS
2 8 (2.01%) PaaS
3 7 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.25%) GitHub
5 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.75%) Office 365
6 2 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) Trello
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) Heroku
7 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.26%) Intranet
2 13 (3.26%) HTTP
3 8 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.01%) SSL
4 6 (1.50%) Internet
5 5 (1.25%) LDAP
6 3 (0.75%) Firewall
7 2 (0.50%) SAN
7 2 (0.50%) SMS
7 2 (0.50%) SSH
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.25%) NFC
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) RFID
8 1 (0.25%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (38.10%) MySQL
2 33 (8.27%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.50%) RavenDB
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) QlikView
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.76%) Subversion
3 10 (2.51%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.00%) JIRA
5 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.75%) PHPUnit
5 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.50%) JUnit
6 2 (0.50%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Xdebug
7 1 (0.25%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.25%) Flash Builder
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
7 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.25%) PhoneGap
General
1 34 (8.52%) Marketing
2 14 (3.51%) Finance
2 14 (3.51%) Publishing
3 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.75%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Advertising
6 3 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 310 (77.69%) Developer
2 97 (24.31%) PHP Developer
3 90 (22.56%) Web Developer
4 70 (17.54%) Front-End Developer
5 59 (14.79%) WordPress Developer
6 18 (4.51%) PHP Web Developer
7 17 (4.26%) Designer
8 16 (4.01%) Front-End Web Developer
9 14 (3.51%) LAMP Developer
10 13 (3.26%) Magento Developer
11 12 (3.01%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.26%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.01%) Junior
13 8 (2.01%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.01%) Web Manager
14 7 (1.75%) Analyst
14 7 (1.75%) PHP Magento Developer
14 7 (1.75%) DevOps Engineer
15 6 (1.50%) UI Programmer
15 6 (1.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (67.92%) HTML
2 264 (66.17%) CSS
3 136 (34.09%) jQuery
4 125 (31.33%) HTML5
5 112 (28.07%) CSS3
6 49 (12.28%) LAMP
7 42 (10.53%) Ajax
7 42 (10.53%) JSON
8 40 (10.03%) Web Services
9 31 (7.77%) .NET
9 31 (7.77%) Sass
10 29 (7.27%) XHTML
11 19 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (3.01%) AngularJS
12 12 (3.01%) Symfony
13 11 (2.76%) CodeIgniter
14 10 (2.51%) Laravel
14 10 (2.51%) ASP.NET
14 10 (2.51%) Flash
14 10 (2.51%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.02%) Open Source
2 18 (4.51%) Social Media
3 13 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.26%) Blog
5 8 (2.01%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.50%) Social Network
8 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.00%) W3C
8 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.75%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.50%) FMCG
10 2 (0.50%) VLE
10 2 (0.50%) Copywriting
11 1 (0.25%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.25%) BBC
11 1 (0.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.54%) Linux
2 18 (4.51%) Android
3 15 (3.76%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.26%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.01%) UNIX
5 8 (2.01%) Windows
6 5 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.55%) E-Commerce
2 74 (18.55%) Web Development
3 49 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
4 46 (11.53%) SEO
5 38 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (9.52%) OO
6 35 (8.77%) Content Management
7 32 (8.02%) MVC
8 23 (5.76%) Project Management
9 22 (5.51%) OOP
10 21 (5.26%) Web Design
11 14 (3.51%) Android Development
11 14 (3.51%) CRM
12 13 (3.26%) Scrum
12 13 (3.26%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.26%) iOS Development
13 12 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (2.76%) Analytics
15 10 (2.51%) Digital Marketing
16 9 (2.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 300 (75.19%) PHP
2 210 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 43 (10.78%) SQL
4 39 (9.77%) PHP5
5 19 (4.76%) Java
6 16 (4.01%) Ruby
7 15 (3.76%) Python
8 12 (3.01%) C#
9 4 (1.00%) Perl
9 4 (1.00%) PHP4
10 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 19 (4.76%) Degree
2 10 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.50%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.25%) ISEB
4 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) WCAG
2 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.25%) Varnish
2 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.76%) Nagios
2 10 (2.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.50%) Legato
3 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 45 (11.28%) Adobe
2 29 (7.27%) Zend
3 14 (3.51%) Twitter
4 12 (3.01%) Google
5 11 (2.76%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.51%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.51%) VMware
7 9 (2.26%) Facebook
8 8 (2.01%) Sony
9 5 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle
11 3 (0.75%) Sencha
12 2 (0.50%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.50%) Akamai
12 2 (0.50%) Interwoven
12 2 (0.50%) CommVault
12 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.50%) Cisco
12 2 (0.50%) EMC
12 2 (0.50%) SAP
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Keene and Lord
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-275 Per Day
Posted: 27 days ago