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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 451 483 433
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -50
Contract jobs citing WordPress 192 158 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.04% 1.61% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 125 121
Median daily rate £313 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £240 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -61.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -61.66%

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
9426 9825 9389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.57% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6296 6134 5667
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 339 354
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.80 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 +42 188 £310 +24.00% 151
London +64 103 £325 - 39
South East +16 36 £323 +14.66% 22
City of London +47 19 £338 -4.92% 9
Yorkshire +6 12 £225 - 20
South West +1 12 £195 -8.23% 13
North West -7 11 £206 +14.58% 34
West Yorkshire +16 10 £320 +21.90% 14
Leeds +3 9 £320 +21.90% 12
Berkshire -6 8 £375 +63.04% 2
West Midlands -39 8 £275 +15.78% 6
Oxfordshire +17 7 £225 +38.46% 3
Manchester -9 7 £225 +8.43% 22
Reading +2 6 £363 +64.77%
East Midlands 0 6 £286 +16.83% 5
Hampshire -3 6 £323 +14.66% 5
Oxford +7 5 £220 +35.38% 3
Brighton - 5 - -
East Sussex - 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £103 - 2
Southampton +20 4 £323 +29.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £293 -2.50% 2
Northamptonshire +2 4 £344 +96.42% 2
Milton Keynes +19 3 £275 -8.33% 1
Northampton -1 3 £400 +128.57% 1
Surrey -1 3 £330 -2.22% 4
North Yorkshire - 3 £160 - 2
Harrogate - 3 £255 -
Wales +22 2 £313 - 1
Staffordshire +5 2 £300 +14.28% 3

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 262 (69.50%) PHP
2 248 (65.78%) HTML
3 246 (65.25%) CSS
4 220 (58.36%) JavaScript
5 130 (34.48%) Web Development
6 109 (28.91%) MySQL
7 108 (28.65%) jQuery
8 106 (28.12%) HTML5
8 106 (28.12%) CMS
9 88 (23.34%) CSS3
10 80 (21.22%) Front End Development
11 72 (19.10%) Drupal
12 71 (18.83%) Git (software)
13 55 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (13.79%) Linux
15 49 (13.00%) Marketing
16 46 (12.20%) LAMP
16 46 (12.20%) MVC
17 44 (11.67%) E-Commerce
18 39 (10.34%) SQL
18 39 (10.34%) AngularJS
18 39 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (10.08%) Sass
19 38 (10.08%) OO
20 37 (9.81%) Magento
21 36 (9.55%) User Experience
22 34 (9.02%) Joomla!
23 32 (8.49%) Responsive Web Design
24 31 (8.22%) Photoshop
25 29 (7.69%) Java

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
1 106 (28.12%) CMS
2 72 (19.10%) Drupal
3 34 (9.02%) Joomla!
4 21 (5.57%) Apache
5 20 (5.31%) SharePoint
6 12 (3.18%) ExpressionEngine
7 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.39%) IIS
7 9 (2.39%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.12%) nginx
9 4 (1.06%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.06%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.53%) concrete5
11 2 (0.53%) MODX
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 31 (8.22%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.45%) MS Office
4 10 (2.65%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.33%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.33%) InDesign
6 4 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 37 (9.81%) Magento
2 5 (1.33%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.80%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.80%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) Shopify
4 2 (0.53%) Unica
5 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.18%) GitHub
4 7 (1.86%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (1.59%) MailChimp
6 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.80%) SaaS
7 3 (0.80%) Sage Pay
8 2 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.53%) Boomi
8 2 (0.53%) Force.com
8 2 (0.53%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.53%) Heroku
8 2 (0.53%) Office 365
9 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.31%) Intranet
2 10 (2.65%) DNS
3 8 (2.12%) HTTP
4 6 (1.59%) Internet
5 5 (1.33%) FTP
5 5 (1.33%) Network Security
5 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.06%) SSH
7 3 (0.80%) Firewall
7 3 (0.80%) Skype
8 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.53%) SAN
8 2 (0.53%) VLAN
9 1 (0.27%) DHCP
9 1 (0.27%) Extranet
9 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (28.91%) MySQL
2 11 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.80%) Big Data
7 2 (0.53%) GIS
7 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (18.83%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.77%) Subversion
3 17 (4.51%) gulp
4 15 (3.98%) Grunt
5 11 (2.92%) JIRA
6 7 (1.86%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (1.59%) Selenium
7 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.33%) PHPUnit
8 5 (1.33%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.80%) Sublime Text
10 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (13.00%) Marketing
2 15 (3.98%) Finance
2 15 (3.98%) Publishing
3 6 (1.59%) Advertising
4 4 (1.06%) German Language
4 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.53%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (0.53%) Electronics
6 2 (0.53%) Law
6 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 299 (79.31%) Developer
2 132 (35.01%) PHP Developer
3 120 (31.83%) WordPress Developer
4 66 (17.51%) Web Developer
5 56 (14.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 33 (8.75%) HTML Developer
7 29 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 24 (6.37%) Senior Developer
9 23 (6.10%) HTML CSS Developer
10 19 (5.04%) PHP Web Developer
11 16 (4.24%) Magento Developer
12 15 (3.98%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.71%) Drupal Developer
13 14 (3.71%) MySQL Developer
13 14 (3.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 13 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
15 12 (3.18%) Designer
16 11 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
16 11 (2.92%) Junior
16 11 (2.92%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (65.78%) HTML
2 246 (65.25%) CSS
3 108 (28.65%) jQuery
4 106 (28.12%) HTML5
5 88 (23.34%) CSS3
6 46 (12.20%) LAMP
7 39 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 39 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 38 (10.08%) Sass
9 28 (7.43%) Node.js
10 26 (6.90%) Ajax
10 26 (6.90%) Web Services
11 24 (6.37%) .NET
11 24 (6.37%) LESS
12 23 (6.10%) Laravel
12 23 (6.10%) REST
12 23 (6.10%) Symfony
13 19 (5.04%) XML
14 15 (3.98%) CodeIgniter
15 13 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.55%) User Experience
2 16 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 13 (3.45%) Social Media
4 9 (2.39%) Blog
4 9 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.06%) Animation
5 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.80%) W3C
7 2 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.53%) Clustering
7 2 (0.53%) Copywriting
7 2 (0.53%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.53%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.53%) Life Science
7 2 (0.53%) NHS
7 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.53%) Social Network
7 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.79%) Linux
2 20 (5.31%) Windows
3 9 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.59%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.06%) Android
7 2 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Debian
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (34.48%) Web Development
2 80 (21.22%) Front End Development
3 55 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (12.20%) MVC
5 44 (11.67%) E-Commerce
6 38 (10.08%) OO
7 32 (8.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 29 (7.69%) Content Management
9 26 (6.90%) Open Source
10 23 (6.10%) Web Design
11 22 (5.84%) TDD
12 21 (5.57%) OOP
13 20 (5.31%) DevOps
14 19 (5.04%) SEO
15 18 (4.77%) Analytics
15 18 (4.77%) CRM
16 17 (4.51%) OO PHP
17 16 (4.24%) Scrum
17 16 (4.24%) Unit Testing
18 14 (3.71%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 262 (69.50%) PHP
2 220 (58.36%) JavaScript
3 39 (10.34%) SQL
4 29 (7.69%) Java
5 18 (4.77%) Ruby
6 15 (3.98%) Python
7 13 (3.45%) C#
8 9 (2.39%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.33%) VB
9 5 (1.33%) VB6
10 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.80%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.80%) PHP 5
11 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.53%) C++
12 2 (0.53%) PHP 4
13 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.27%) C
13 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (4.77%) Degree
2 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.06%) WCAG
2 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 11 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.53%) Docker
3 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.27%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.33%) Puppet
3 3 (0.80%) Ansible
3 3 (0.80%) cPanel
4 2 (0.53%) Graphite
4 2 (0.53%) Packer
4 2 (0.53%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.53%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.27%) Plesk
Vendors
1 27 (7.16%) Adobe
2 19 (5.04%) Zend
3 17 (4.51%) Google
4 16 (4.24%) Oracle
5 15 (3.98%) Microsoft
6 13 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.18%) VMware
8 10 (2.65%) Twitter
9 8 (2.12%) RedDot
10 7 (1.86%) Facebook
11 5 (1.33%) SAP
12 4 (1.06%) Akamai
12 4 (1.06%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.06%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.80%) CODA
13 3 (0.80%) Marketo
13 3 (0.80%) Sage
13 3 (0.80%) Siebel
14 2 (0.53%) New Relic
14 2 (0.53%) Talend
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sevenoaks
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday