The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 432 420 472
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +52
Contract jobs citing WordPress 228 253 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.27% 2.43% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 171 89
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £398 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £36.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.90% +160.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £36.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-58.90% +151.72%

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
10053 10399 10216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.93% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6570 6621 6140
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 320 407
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 215 £300 - 143
London -35 109 £325 - 41
South East +22 34 £275 -8.33% 25
Yorkshire +11 20 £325 +30.00% 18
West Midlands -26 16 £300 +13.20% 8
North West +12 15 £225 -14.28% 26
West Yorkshire +9 15 £325 +30.00% 17
Leeds +5 14 £325 +30.00% 14
Manchester +4 11 £225 -14.28% 15
Berkshire +6 10 £281 -19.64% 1
South West +10 9 £275 +71.87% 11
East Midlands +1 9 £200 -33.33% 6
Reading +29 8 £263 -4.54% 1
Hampshire +3 8 £200 -20.00% 7
City of London +1 8 £338 +3.05% 11
Northamptonshire -3 7 £200 -33.33% 2
Oxfordshire -4 7 £313 +25.00% 5
Bristol 0 6 £275 +161.90% 1
Southampton - 6 - - 2
Edinburgh +13 5 £245 -34.66%
Scotland +13 5 £245 -34.66% 1
Sheffield +6 5 - -
South Yorkshire 0 5 - -
Oxford -7 4 £300 +20.00% 5
Cheshire +10 3 £200 -42.85% 1
Brighton +6 3 £275 -21.42% 2
East of England +5 3 £190 -15.55% 6
Surrey +4 3 £200 -33.33% 6
East Sussex +3 3 £275 -21.42% 4
Birmingham -9 3 £450 +69.81% 4

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WordPress.

1 295 (70.07%) HTML
2 282 (66.98%) PHP
3 281 (66.75%) CSS
4 242 (57.48%) JavaScript
5 129 (30.64%) Web Development
6 127 (30.17%) HTML5
7 123 (29.22%) CMS
8 122 (28.98%) MySQL
9 119 (28.27%) jQuery
10 93 (22.09%) Front End Development
11 88 (20.90%) CSS3
12 81 (19.24%) Drupal
13 80 (19.00%) Git (software)
14 69 (16.39%) Marketing
15 59 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (13.30%) Content Management
16 56 (13.30%) MVC
17 53 (12.59%) LAMP
18 52 (12.35%) Linux
19 49 (11.64%) Degree
20 47 (11.16%) AngularJS
20 47 (11.16%) OO
21 43 (10.21%) User Experience
22 39 (9.26%) Sass
23 37 (8.79%) Magento
24 34 (8.08%) SQL
25 33 (7.84%) Open Source
25 33 (7.84%) Joomla!
26 32 (7.60%) OOP
26 32 (7.60%) E-Commerce

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 123 (29.22%) CMS
2 81 (19.24%) Drupal
3 33 (7.84%) Joomla!
4 16 (3.80%) Apache
5 13 (3.09%) Umbraco
6 12 (2.85%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.61%) IIS
7 11 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.66%) Confluence
9 5 (1.19%) Magnolia
9 5 (1.19%) Moodle
10 3 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.48%) eZ Publish
11 2 (0.48%) MODX
11 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (6.89%) Photoshop
2 17 (4.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.09%) MS Office
4 10 (2.38%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.90%) InDesign
6 7 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.71%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.48%) Edge Animate
9 2 (0.48%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (8.79%) Magento
2 4 (0.95%) Sage X3
3 3 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.48%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Shopify
5 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.04%) GitHub
3 12 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.43%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.48%) Boomi
8 2 (0.48%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.48%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.48%) Force.com
8 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.48%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.48%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.48%) Office 365
8 2 (0.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.85%) Intranet
2 8 (1.90%) Internet
3 7 (1.66%) Skype
3 7 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.43%) HTTP
4 6 (1.43%) Network Security
5 5 (1.19%) DNS
6 2 (0.48%) DHCP
6 2 (0.48%) Firewall
6 2 (0.48%) FTP
6 2 (0.48%) LAN
6 2 (0.48%) WAN
6 2 (0.48%) Wireless
7 1 (0.24%) Extranet
7 1 (0.24%) SSH
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (28.98%) MySQL
2 21 (4.99%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.71%) MS Access
9 2 (0.48%) Big Data
9 2 (0.48%) GIS
9 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.24%) Redis
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (19.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.04%) Subversion
3 15 (3.56%) Grunt
3 15 (3.56%) gulp
4 13 (3.09%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.61%) JIRA
6 8 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
7 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.19%) Bower
9 4 (0.95%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.71%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.71%) webpack
11 2 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.48%) Selenium
11 2 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.24%) Mocha
12 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (16.39%) Marketing
2 15 (3.56%) Finance
3 11 (2.61%) Legal
4 8 (1.90%) Publishing
5 7 (1.66%) Electronics
5 7 (1.66%) Retail
6 5 (1.19%) Advertising
6 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.95%) German Language
8 3 (0.71%) Banking
8 3 (0.71%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (0.71%) Local Government
8 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (78.38%) Developer
2 125 (29.69%) PHP Developer
3 111 (26.37%) WordPress Developer
4 72 (17.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 54 (12.83%) Web Developer
6 32 (7.60%) HTML Developer
7 30 (7.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (5.94%) Analyst
8 25 (5.94%) HTML CSS Developer
9 18 (4.28%) Support Analyst
10 17 (4.04%) PHP Web Developer
11 16 (3.80%) Designer
11 16 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (3.56%) Magento Developer
12 15 (3.56%) Technical Analyst
12 15 (3.56%) Technical Support
13 12 (2.85%) Digital Developer
14 11 (2.61%) Technical Support Analyst
15 10 (2.38%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (70.07%) HTML
2 281 (66.75%) CSS
3 127 (30.17%) HTML5
4 119 (28.27%) jQuery
5 88 (20.90%) CSS3
6 53 (12.59%) LAMP
7 47 (11.16%) AngularJS
8 39 (9.26%) Sass
9 31 (7.36%) .NET
10 29 (6.89%) XML
11 28 (6.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (5.46%) Ajax
12 23 (5.46%) Web Services
13 22 (5.23%) Node.js
14 21 (4.99%) Symfony
15 20 (4.75%) Laravel
15 20 (4.75%) LESS
16 18 (4.28%) JSON
17 17 (4.04%) REST
18 14 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.21%) User Experience
2 17 (4.04%) Digital Media
3 16 (3.80%) Blog
4 15 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.33%) Social Media
6 9 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.66%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.66%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.95%) Animation
10 4 (0.95%) NHS
10 4 (0.95%) Statistics
10 4 (0.95%) W3C
11 3 (0.71%) Social Network
12 2 (0.48%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.35%) Linux
2 17 (4.04%) Windows
3 5 (1.19%) Android
4 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Unix
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (30.64%) Web Development
2 93 (22.09%) Front End Development
3 59 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (13.30%) Content Management
4 56 (13.30%) MVC
5 47 (11.16%) OO
6 33 (7.84%) Open Source
7 32 (7.60%) E-Commerce
7 32 (7.60%) OOP
8 25 (5.94%) Web Design
9 23 (5.46%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (4.99%) TDD
11 20 (4.75%) DevOps
11 20 (4.75%) Scrum
12 19 (4.51%) SEO
13 17 (4.04%) CRM
13 17 (4.04%) OO PHP
14 16 (3.80%) Unit Testing
15 15 (3.56%) Digital Marketing
16 14 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 282 (66.98%) PHP
2 242 (57.48%) JavaScript
3 34 (8.08%) SQL
4 23 (5.46%) Java
5 17 (4.04%) C#
6 15 (3.56%) Python
6 15 (3.56%) Ruby
7 9 (2.14%) PHP 5
8 8 (1.90%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.43%) VB
9 6 (1.43%) VB6
10 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.48%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.48%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) PHP 4
12 1 (0.24%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.24%) Scala
12 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (11.64%) Degree
2 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.24%) HNC
4 1 (0.24%) HND
4 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.85%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.71%) Docker
2 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.66%) Ansible
2 5 (1.19%) Puppet
3 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.48%) Graphite
4 2 (0.48%) Packer
4 2 (0.48%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.48%) TeamSite
4 2 (0.48%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) Plesk
Vendors
1 29 (6.89%) Adobe
2 23 (5.46%) Zend
3 22 (5.23%) Google
4 15 (3.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.56%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.90%) RedDot
5 8 (1.90%) Sage
6 6 (1.43%) Rackspace
6 6 (1.43%) SAP
7 5 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.95%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (0.95%) FrontRange
9 3 (0.71%) Facebook
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle
9 3 (0.71%) Twitter
10 2 (0.48%) New Relic
10 2 (0.48%) Omniture
10 2 (0.48%) Pardot
10 2 (0.48%) Splunk
10 2 (0.48%) Talend
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £145.00 - £165.00 per day + NONE
Posted: 2 days ago