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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 428 415 456
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +41
Contract jobs citing WordPress 144 160 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 1.78% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 111 54
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £363 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £8.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -75.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £8.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+164.70% -75.71%

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
9256 8992 8240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.95% 17.66% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5697 5283 4619
Average daily rate £400 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 315 411
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -3.64%

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 26 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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 -33 126 £275 - 143
London -15 64 £300 +3.00% 43
South East -10 25 £310 -4.61% 32
City of London +18 16 £300 -7.69% 5
Berkshire - 14 £300 - 4
Scotland +4 13 £295 - 3
South West -4 10 £225 +4.65% 14
North West -18 8 £250 -9.09% 19
Glasgow +8 6 £250 - 2
Edinburgh +2 6 £393 - 1
Manchester -10 6 £244 -11.36% 12
Reading - 6 £325 -
East Midlands +8 5 £200 -38.46% 7
Bristol -3 5 £190 -11.62% 5
West Midlands -9 5 £163 -40.90% 5
Surrey +9 3 £338 +92.85% 6
East of England +1 3 £250 +7.52% 11
Somerset -4 3 £225 - 1
Cambridge -5 3 £250 - 1
Birmingham -12 3 £163 -40.90% 2
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £250 -28.57% 1
Bath - 3 £225 -
Leicestershire +5 2 £200 -38.46% 4
East Sussex -2 2 £344 -1.78% 4
Yorkshire -15 2 - - 10
Lancashire - 2 £275 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £200 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £196 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £310 - 5
Brighton - 2 £344 - 2

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

1 196 (65.12%) HTML
2 192 (63.79%) PHP
3 191 (63.46%) CSS
4 171 (56.81%) JavaScript
5 135 (44.85%) jQuery
6 107 (35.55%) MySQL
6 107 (35.55%) HTML5
7 90 (29.90%) CMS
8 78 (25.91%) CSS3
9 70 (23.26%) Drupal
10 51 (16.94%) Marketing
11 42 (13.95%) Responsive Web Design
12 40 (13.29%) Photoshop
13 37 (12.29%) Web Development
14 36 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
15 34 (11.30%) E-Commerce
16 33 (10.96%) Adobe
16 33 (10.96%) Content Management
17 32 (10.63%) Git (software)
17 32 (10.63%) Linux
18 31 (10.30%) LAMP
19 25 (8.31%) Web Services
19 25 (8.31%) XML
20 24 (7.97%) PHP5
20 24 (7.97%) Mobile App
20 24 (7.97%) Sass
20 24 (7.97%) AngularJS
21 23 (7.64%) SEO
22 22 (7.31%) Social Media
22 22 (7.31%) Ajax

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 90 (29.90%) CMS
2 70 (23.26%) Drupal
3 19 (6.31%) Apache
4 18 (5.98%) Joomla!
5 9 (2.99%) Node.js
6 8 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.66%) nginx
7 5 (1.66%) IIS
7 5 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.33%) Jadu
9 3 (1.00%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.00%) TeamSite
9 3 (1.00%) ExpressionEngine
9 3 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.66%) concrete5
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.33%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.33%) DNN
11 1 (0.33%) LiveLink
Applications
1 40 (13.29%) Photoshop
2 21 (6.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (6.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (2.66%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.66%) InDesign
5 5 (1.66%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (6.31%) Magento
2 6 (1.99%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.66%) Shopify
5 1 (0.33%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.66%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.66%) GitHub
3 1 (0.33%) Yammer
3 1 (0.33%) PaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Heroku
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.99%) Intranet
2 9 (2.99%) Internet
3 4 (1.33%) DNS
4 3 (1.00%) HTTP
5 2 (0.66%) FTP
5 2 (0.66%) SSL
5 2 (0.66%) Firewall
5 2 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless
6 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (35.55%) MySQL
2 9 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.33%) Redis
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (10.63%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.64%) Subversion
3 10 (3.32%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (2.99%) Grunt
5 4 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.00%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.00%) Xdebug
7 2 (0.66%) JIRA
7 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 51 (16.94%) Marketing
2 17 (5.65%) Advertising
3 11 (3.65%) Publishing
4 6 (1.99%) Games
4 6 (1.99%) Retail
5 5 (1.66%) Back Office
6 3 (1.00%) Finance
6 3 (1.00%) Automotive
6 3 (1.00%) Local Government
7 2 (0.66%) Interactive Media
7 2 (0.66%) Czech Language
7 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 245 (81.40%) Developer
2 108 (35.88%) PHP Developer
3 91 (30.23%) WordPress Developer
4 58 (19.27%) Front-End Developer
5 53 (17.61%) Web Developer
6 24 (7.97%) Designer
7 22 (7.31%) Senior Developer
8 18 (5.98%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 13 (4.32%) PHP Web Developer
10 10 (3.32%) Web Designer
10 10 (3.32%) Senior PHP Developer
11 8 (2.66%) MySQL Developer
11 8 (2.66%) Content Editor
12 7 (2.33%) CSS Developer
12 7 (2.33%) HTML Developer
12 7 (2.33%) Front-End Web Developer
12 7 (2.33%) Magento Developer
13 6 (1.99%) Senior Web Developer
13 6 (1.99%) Software Engineer
14 5 (1.66%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (65.12%) HTML
2 191 (63.46%) CSS
3 135 (44.85%) jQuery
4 107 (35.55%) HTML5
5 78 (25.91%) CSS3
6 31 (10.30%) LAMP
7 25 (8.31%) Web Services
7 25 (8.31%) XML
8 24 (7.97%) Sass
8 24 (7.97%) AngularJS
9 22 (7.31%) Ajax
10 21 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (4.65%) SOAP
11 14 (4.65%) LESS
12 13 (4.32%) XHTML
12 13 (4.32%) JSON
12 13 (4.32%) .NET
13 11 (3.65%) Symfony
14 10 (3.32%) CodeIgniter
15 9 (2.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.97%) Mobile App
2 22 (7.31%) Social Media
3 20 (6.64%) User Experience
4 17 (5.65%) Open Source
5 12 (3.99%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.66%) Animation
7 4 (1.33%) Blog
7 4 (1.33%) GIS
7 4 (1.33%) iDTV
7 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.66%) Photography
9 2 (0.66%) W3C
9 2 (0.66%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.66%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.33%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.63%) Linux
2 11 (3.65%) Windows
3 8 (2.66%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.00%) Android
6 2 (0.66%) CentOS
6 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.95%) Responsive Web Design
2 37 (12.29%) Web Development
3 36 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (11.30%) E-Commerce
5 33 (10.96%) Content Management
6 23 (7.64%) SEO
7 21 (6.98%) OO
7 21 (6.98%) MVC
8 20 (6.64%) Web Design
9 16 (5.32%) OOP
10 14 (4.65%) OO PHP
11 10 (3.32%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.66%) Migration
13 7 (2.33%) Software Engineering
13 7 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (2.33%) B2B
14 6 (1.99%) B2C
14 6 (1.99%) CRM
14 6 (1.99%) Analytics
14 6 (1.99%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 192 (63.79%) PHP
2 171 (56.81%) JavaScript
3 24 (7.97%) PHP5
4 16 (5.32%) SQL
5 13 (4.32%) Java
6 5 (1.66%) C#
6 5 (1.66%) Perl
6 5 (1.66%) Python
6 5 (1.66%) Ruby
7 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (3.99%) Degree
2 4 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) HNC
3 2 (0.66%) HND
4 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) Puppet
1 2 (0.66%) cPanel
2 1 (0.33%) Nagios
2 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 33 (10.96%) Adobe
2 16 (5.32%) Zend
2 16 (5.32%) Twitter
3 13 (4.32%) Google
4 12 (3.99%) Facebook
5 11 (3.65%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.66%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.66%) F5
9 1 (0.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.33%) New Relic
9 1 (0.33%) RedDot
9 1 (0.33%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle
9 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
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