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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 435 458 447
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs citing WordPress 189 136 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.05% 1.48% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 104 83
Average daily rate £300 £280 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £169 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £253
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.33% -11.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-22.33% -11.20%

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
9231 9186 8902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.96% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5999 5690 5246
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 317 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.88 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +68 184 £300 +9.09% 172
London +30 95 £325 +8.33% 48
South East +7 19 £301 +0.41% 19
South West 0 16 £275 +44.73% 13
North West +1 15 £288 +4.54% 25
Yorkshire +2 14 £300 - 18
West Yorkshire +4 13 £300 - 12
Leeds +3 12 £300 - 12
West Midlands -9 12 £267 +52.57% 13
City of London +38 9 £300 - 6
Somerset +10 9 £325 +44.44%
Manchester -9 8 £269 -2.27% 13
East Midlands -4 7 £375 +87.50% 18
Cheshire - 6 £300 - 8
East of England +6 5 £169 -32.50% 12
Surrey -2 5 £301 +2.55% 4
Birmingham 0 4 £275 +69.23% 6
Edinburgh -9 4 £250 -36.30%
Scotland -11 4 £250 -16.66%
East Sussex +8 3 £288 -16.36% 2
Warwickshire +4 3 £259 +29.50% 2
Berkshire +2 3 £275 - 1
Nottinghamshire -4 3 £188 -62.50% 3
Nottingham -11 3 £188 -62.50% 2
Wilmslow - 3 £300 -
Hampshire - 3 £288 - 6
Kent - 3 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £200 -20.00% 4
Dorset +7 2 £275 - 6
Reading -4 2 £275 -12.00%

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 270 (68.88%) HTML
2 250 (63.78%) CSS
3 248 (63.27%) PHP
4 215 (54.85%) JavaScript
5 119 (30.36%) CMS
6 113 (28.83%) jQuery
7 111 (28.32%) HTML5
8 101 (25.77%) MySQL
9 83 (21.17%) CSS3
10 82 (20.92%) Drupal
11 78 (19.90%) Front End Development
12 73 (18.62%) Photoshop
13 65 (16.58%) Git (software)
14 63 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (13.78%) AngularJS
16 53 (13.52%) E-Commerce
17 52 (13.27%) MVC
18 51 (13.01%) Magento
19 49 (12.50%) Web Development
20 47 (11.99%) LAMP
21 46 (11.73%) Linux
22 45 (11.48%) Sass
23 43 (10.97%) SQL
24 41 (10.46%) Marketing
25 38 (9.69%) LESS
26 37 (9.44%) OO
27 36 (9.18%) Apache
28 35 (8.93%) .NET
28 35 (8.93%) User Experience
28 35 (8.93%) Node.js

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 119 (30.36%) CMS
2 82 (20.92%) Drupal
3 36 (9.18%) Apache
4 35 (8.93%) Node.js
5 29 (7.40%) Joomla!
6 20 (5.10%) Umbraco
7 18 (4.59%) nginx
8 15 (3.83%) ExpressionEngine
9 8 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.53%) Magnolia
11 5 (1.28%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.02%) IIS
12 4 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.77%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.77%) Jadu
13 3 (0.77%) LiveLink
14 2 (0.51%) concrete5
14 2 (0.51%) DNN
14 2 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
15 1 (0.26%) TWiki
Applications
1 73 (18.62%) Photoshop
2 24 (6.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (4.59%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.30%) MS Office
6 5 (1.28%) Fireworks
6 5 (1.28%) InDesign
7 4 (1.02%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.51%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.51%) Edge Animate
9 2 (0.51%) GIMP
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 51 (13.01%) Magento
2 6 (1.53%) BigMachines
2 6 (1.53%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.51%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.10%) Google Analytics
2 17 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.81%) MailChimp
4 10 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.53%) AdWords
6 6 (1.53%) GitHub
6 6 (1.53%) SaaS
7 4 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.51%) Heroku
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.51%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.26%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.42%) Intranet
2 8 (2.04%) HTTP
3 7 (1.79%) DNS
4 4 (1.02%) FTP
4 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.77%) Internet
6 2 (0.51%) Firewall
6 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.51%) Network Security
6 2 (0.51%) Skype
6 2 (0.51%) SSH
7 1 (0.26%) SMTP
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) WebEx
7 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (25.77%) MySQL
2 19 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.51%) SQLite
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.87%) Grunt
3 15 (3.83%) Subversion
4 12 (3.06%) JIRA
4 12 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.81%) FogBugz
6 10 (2.55%) Selenium
6 10 (2.55%) Vagrant
7 9 (2.30%) gulp
8 8 (2.04%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (1.02%) Sublime Text
12 3 (0.77%) git-flow
13 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.51%) JUnit
13 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.26%) PHPUnit
General
1 41 (10.46%) Marketing
2 32 (8.16%) Publishing
3 11 (2.81%) Advertising
3 11 (2.81%) Finance
4 7 (1.79%) Retail
5 3 (0.77%) Back Office
5 3 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.51%) Local Government
6 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 289 (73.72%) Developer
2 122 (31.12%) PHP Developer
3 114 (29.08%) WordPress Developer
4 67 (17.09%) Web Developer
5 65 (16.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 47 (11.99%) HTML Developer
7 32 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
8 31 (7.91%) HTML CSS Developer
9 21 (5.36%) Magento Developer
10 19 (4.85%) PHP Web Developer
11 17 (4.34%) Designer
12 15 (3.83%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.57%) Drupal Developer
14 12 (3.06%) Junior
15 11 (2.81%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 11 (2.81%) MySQL Developer
15 11 (2.81%) PHP Magento Developer
15 11 (2.81%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 11 (2.81%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.81%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (68.88%) HTML
2 250 (63.78%) CSS
3 113 (28.83%) jQuery
4 111 (28.32%) HTML5
5 83 (21.17%) CSS3
6 54 (13.78%) AngularJS
7 47 (11.99%) LAMP
8 45 (11.48%) Sass
9 38 (9.69%) LESS
10 35 (8.93%) .NET
11 29 (7.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (6.38%) Web Services
13 21 (5.36%) Ajax
13 21 (5.36%) Laravel
14 18 (4.59%) ASP.NET
15 16 (4.08%) XML
16 15 (3.83%) Symfony
17 14 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
17 14 (3.57%) RESTful
18 13 (3.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.93%) User Experience
2 32 (8.16%) Social Media
3 21 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.55%) Blog
6 9 (2.30%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.79%) W3C
8 6 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.53%) Copywriting
8 6 (1.53%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.02%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.51%) NHS
11 1 (0.26%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.26%) Motion Graphics
11 1 (0.26%) PMI
11 1 (0.26%) SCORM
11 1 (0.26%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.73%) Linux
2 13 (3.32%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.81%) Android
4 9 (2.30%) Windows
5 5 (1.28%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.02%) CentOS
6 4 (1.02%) Debian
6 4 (1.02%) Unix
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.90%) Front End Development
2 63 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (13.52%) E-Commerce
4 52 (13.27%) MVC
5 49 (12.50%) Web Development
6 37 (9.44%) OO
7 32 (8.16%) Content Management
8 28 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
9 26 (6.63%) Analytics
10 25 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (6.38%) Scrum
11 22 (5.61%) SEO
12 21 (5.36%) Web Design
13 20 (5.10%) Project Management
14 19 (4.85%) TDD
15 15 (3.83%) Open Source
16 14 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
16 14 (3.57%) OO PHP
17 13 (3.32%) OOP
17 13 (3.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 248 (63.27%) PHP
2 215 (54.85%) JavaScript
3 43 (10.97%) SQL
4 32 (8.16%) Java
5 18 (4.59%) Python
6 17 (4.34%) C#
7 16 (4.08%) Ruby
8 6 (1.53%) Apex Code
8 6 (1.53%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.28%) VB
10 4 (1.02%) PHP 5
10 4 (1.02%) Scala
10 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.77%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.77%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.77%) C++
11 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.26%) Perl
13 1 (0.26%) PHP 4
Qualifications
1 15 (3.83%) Degree
2 4 (1.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.51%) AWS Certification
3 2 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.28%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) WCAG
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.77%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) Ansible
3 2 (0.51%) cPanel
3 2 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (7.91%) Adobe
2 28 (7.14%) Google
3 21 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.85%) Twitter
4 19 (4.85%) Zend
5 13 (3.32%) Oracle
6 12 (3.06%) Facebook
7 8 (2.04%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.53%) Siebel
9 5 (1.28%) Interwoven
9 5 (1.28%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.77%) CODA
11 2 (0.51%) Akamai
11 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.51%) PayPal
11 2 (0.51%) VMware
12 1 (0.26%) Blackboard
12 1 (0.26%) Isilon
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £7.00 - £7.70 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ISL
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + Flexible or some remote work possible
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £100 - £125 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Holborn, Central London
Reed Business Information
Rate: To £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago