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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 440 403 422
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +19
Contract jobs citing WordPress 170 169 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.69% 1.82% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 105 75
Average daily rate
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£275 £294 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £231 £233
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.22 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.76%

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
10083 9305 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6516 5660 4970
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 386 447
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 -32 160 £275 -6.38% 120
London +8 84 £300 -9.43% 39
South East -26 32 £275 +15.78% 25
City of London +16 21 £300 - 12
Surrey +10 18 £275 - 3
East Midlands +15 14 £225 -7.69% 3
South West -29 11 £215 -4.44% 17
Scotland -2 10 £319 - 4
North West -8 10 £250 +13.63% 20
Leicestershire +15 9 £210 -13.84%
Leicester +14 9 £195 -17.89%
Manchester -6 8 £250 +11.11% 12
Berkshire +8 6 £275 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -26 5 £343 +52.22% 6
Bristol - 5 £150 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £448 - 1
Guildford - 5 £275 - 1
Glasgow +2 4 £250 - 2
West Midlands -2 4 £185 - 8
Reading - 4 £275 -
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £200 - 1
Nottingham +4 3 £200 - 1
East of England -10 3 £250 - 3
Northamptonshire - 3 £315 - 2
Dorset +1 2 £270 +20.00% 13
Bournemouth 0 2 £270 +40.25% 13
Southampton -5 2 £375 +66.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £305 -6.15% 2
Wiltshire -13 2 £256 -39.70% 1
Milton Keynes -14 2 £305 - 1

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 234 (68.62%) HTML
2 226 (66.28%) CSS
3 217 (63.64%) PHP
4 193 (56.60%) JavaScript
5 133 (39.00%) jQuery
6 121 (35.48%) MySQL
7 117 (34.31%) HTML5
8 115 (33.72%) CMS
9 99 (29.03%) Drupal
10 87 (25.51%) CSS3
11 49 (14.37%) Marketing
12 47 (13.78%) Web Development
13 46 (13.49%) Linux
14 45 (13.20%) E-Commerce
15 43 (12.61%) MVC
16 39 (11.44%) Zend
17 37 (10.85%) Joomla!
17 37 (10.85%) PHP5
17 37 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (10.85%) Content Management
17 37 (10.85%) Responsive Web Design
18 36 (10.56%) Photoshop
19 35 (10.26%) LAMP
19 35 (10.26%) Ajax
19 35 (10.26%) Git (software)
20 30 (8.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 30 (8.80%) .NET
20 30 (8.80%) Adobe
21 29 (8.50%) OO
21 29 (8.50%) Magento

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (33.72%) CMS
2 99 (29.03%) Drupal
3 37 (10.85%) Joomla!
4 27 (7.92%) Apache
5 12 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.35%) nginx
6 8 (2.35%) Node.js
7 7 (2.05%) ExpressionEngine
8 5 (1.47%) IIS
9 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.17%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.17%) Jadu
10 3 (0.88%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.88%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.59%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.59%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.59%) DNN
11 2 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.59%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 36 (10.56%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (4.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (2.05%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.47%) InDesign
7 4 (1.17%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.88%) MS Office
9 2 (0.59%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 29 (8.50%) Magento
2 6 (1.76%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.88%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.88%) Shopify
4 1 (0.29%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.17%) SaaS
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) GitHub
4 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.59%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Force.com
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.29%) Trello
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.69%) Intranet
2 12 (3.52%) Internet
3 6 (1.76%) HTTP
4 4 (1.17%) SSL
5 2 (0.59%) FTP
5 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.59%) LDAP
5 2 (0.59%) SSH
6 1 (0.29%) NFC
6 1 (0.29%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (35.48%) MySQL
2 11 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 2 (0.59%) Redis
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.92%) Subversion
3 13 (3.81%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (2.64%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.35%) PHPUnit
6 7 (2.05%) Grunt
7 5 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.17%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.17%) Xdebug
9 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.59%) JUnit
10 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.59%) JIRA
10 2 (0.59%) Maven
11 1 (0.29%) RSpec
11 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.29%) Hudson
11 1 (0.29%) Yeoman
11 1 (0.29%) Behat
11 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
General
1 49 (14.37%) Marketing
2 11 (3.23%) Advertising
3 10 (2.93%) Publishing
4 8 (2.35%) Retail
5 7 (2.05%) Games
6 6 (1.76%) Back Office
7 5 (1.47%) Finance
8 3 (0.88%) Local Government
8 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.59%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 278 (81.52%) Developer
2 114 (33.43%) PHP Developer
3 79 (23.17%) WordPress Developer
4 69 (20.23%) Front-End Developer
5 59 (17.30%) Web Developer
6 24 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.28%) Designer
8 16 (4.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 15 (4.40%) PHP Web Developer
10 12 (3.52%) Senior PHP Developer
11 11 (3.23%) Magento Developer
12 10 (2.93%) Content Editor
13 8 (2.35%) Front-End Web Developer
14 7 (2.05%) Web Editor
14 7 (2.05%) MySQL Developer
14 7 (2.05%) Web Content Editor
14 7 (2.05%) Drupal Developer
14 7 (2.05%) Senior Web Developer
14 7 (2.05%) Junior
15 6 (1.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (68.62%) HTML
2 226 (66.28%) CSS
3 133 (39.00%) jQuery
4 117 (34.31%) HTML5
5 87 (25.51%) CSS3
6 35 (10.26%) LAMP
6 35 (10.26%) Ajax
7 30 (8.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 30 (8.80%) .NET
8 28 (8.21%) Web Services
8 28 (8.21%) XML
9 22 (6.45%) CodeIgniter
10 21 (6.16%) SOAP
11 19 (5.57%) JSON
11 19 (5.57%) ASP.NET
11 19 (5.57%) XHTML
11 19 (5.57%) Sass
12 15 (4.40%) Symfony
13 14 (4.11%) AngularJS
14 13 (3.81%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.62%) Social Media
2 25 (7.33%) Open Source
3 22 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 22 (6.45%) User Experience
4 10 (2.93%) Digital Media
5 9 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.64%) W3C
6 5 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.47%) Animation
7 4 (1.17%) iDTV
7 4 (1.17%) GIS
7 4 (1.17%) Blog
8 3 (0.88%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.59%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) Kinect
10 1 (0.29%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.49%) Linux
2 17 (4.99%) Windows
3 8 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.47%) Android
4 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.47%) Debian
5 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.17%) CentOS
6 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.78%) Web Development
2 45 (13.20%) E-Commerce
3 43 (12.61%) MVC
4 37 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (10.85%) Content Management
4 37 (10.85%) Responsive Web Design
5 29 (8.50%) OO
6 24 (7.04%) SEO
7 18 (5.28%) OOP
8 16 (4.69%) OO PHP
8 16 (4.69%) Web Design
9 13 (3.81%) CRM
10 12 (3.52%) Scrum
11 11 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (2.93%) Mentoring
13 9 (2.64%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (2.64%) Project Management
14 8 (2.35%) Migration
14 8 (2.35%) Software Engineering
14 8 (2.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 217 (63.64%) PHP
2 193 (56.60%) JavaScript
3 37 (10.85%) PHP5
4 23 (6.74%) Java
5 22 (6.45%) SQL
6 14 (4.11%) C#
7 11 (3.23%) Ruby
8 6 (1.76%) Perl
9 4 (1.17%) Python
10 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.59%) PHP4
11 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.29%) C
11 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (5.87%) Degree
2 5 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.59%) HNC
3 2 (0.59%) HND
3 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.59%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.64%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) WCAG
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Varnish
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.47%) Puppet
2 3 (0.88%) cPanel
3 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.29%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (11.44%) Zend
2 30 (8.80%) Adobe
3 21 (6.16%) Twitter
4 20 (5.87%) Google
5 16 (4.69%) Facebook
5 16 (4.69%) Microsoft
6 8 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.17%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.88%) Akamai
8 3 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.88%) VMware
9 2 (0.59%) RedDot
9 2 (0.59%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.29%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.29%) CyberSource
10 1 (0.29%) DataCash
10 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.29%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.29%) SAP
London
Nakama
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sandwich
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £18000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago