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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 447 407 429
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +22
Contract jobs citing WordPress 155 171 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.52% 1.83% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 99 84
Average daily rate
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£275 £285 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.40% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £19.30 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £35.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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
10225 9334 9354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.96% 18.01% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6564 5669 5277
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 396 461
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -51 154 £275 - 172
London -13 78 £300 -11.11% 65
South East -24 28 £275 +15.78% 29
City of London +29 20 £300 -5.88% 21
East Midlands +11 18 £225 -5.26% 4
Surrey +11 16 £269 - 4
North West -6 10 £225 +2.27% 27
Leicestershire +13 9 £210 -11.57% 1
Leicester +12 9 £195 -17.89%
South West -26 9 £175 -22.22% 17
Manchester -9 8 £225 -5.26% 13
Berkshire +7 6 £275 -32.92% 2
Hampshire -25 6 £310 +37.77% 8
East of England -11 5 £250 - 7
Guildford - 5 £275 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £405 -
Reading - 5 £275 - 2
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £225 - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £185 +85.00% 9
Bristol -16 4 £125 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £320 - 2
Nottingham +9 3 £200 - 1
Southampton -2 3 £320 +42.22% 6
Bournemouth +4 2 £270 +40.25% 10
Dorset +3 2 £270 +20.00% 10
Hertfordshire -8 2 £200 -
West Yorkshire -10 2 - - 10
Yorkshire -21 2 - - 12
Wiltshire - 2 £256 - 3
Warwickshire - 2 £195 - 6

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 250 (70.03%) HTML
2 241 (67.51%) CSS
3 235 (65.83%) PHP
4 193 (54.06%) JavaScript
5 128 (35.85%) jQuery
6 126 (35.29%) CMS
7 125 (35.01%) MySQL
8 119 (33.33%) HTML5
9 104 (29.13%) Drupal
10 87 (24.37%) CSS3
11 49 (13.73%) Web Development
12 48 (13.45%) Marketing
13 47 (13.17%) Linux
13 47 (13.17%) E-Commerce
14 44 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (11.76%) MVC
16 41 (11.48%) Joomla!
17 39 (10.92%) Ajax
18 38 (10.64%) Zend
18 38 (10.64%) Photoshop
18 38 (10.64%) Git (software)
19 37 (10.36%) LAMP
20 36 (10.08%) Content Management
21 35 (9.80%) PHP5
22 34 (9.52%) Adobe
22 34 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
23 33 (9.24%) Social Media
24 31 (8.68%) Magento
25 30 (8.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 30 (8.40%) OO

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 126 (35.29%) CMS
2 104 (29.13%) Drupal
3 41 (11.48%) Joomla!
4 27 (7.56%) Apache
5 18 (5.04%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.24%) Node.js
6 8 (2.24%) ExpressionEngine
6 8 (2.24%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.68%) IIS
8 5 (1.40%) nginx
9 4 (1.12%) Jadu
9 4 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.84%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.56%) SilverStripe
11 2 (0.56%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.56%) DNN
11 2 (0.56%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 38 (10.64%) Photoshop
2 21 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (4.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.68%) MS Office
4 6 (1.68%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.12%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.84%) InDesign
7 2 (0.56%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 31 (8.68%) Magento
2 8 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.24%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.84%) Shopify
3 3 (0.84%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.28%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.40%) SaaS
3 4 (1.12%) GitHub
4 3 (0.84%) PaaS
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.56%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.28%) Trello
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.56%) Intranet
2 14 (3.92%) Internet
3 5 (1.40%) LDAP
3 5 (1.40%) SSL
4 4 (1.12%) HTTP
5 3 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) SSH
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) RFID
7 1 (0.28%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (35.01%) MySQL
2 10 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.56%) Redis
7 2 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) QlikView
8 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.84%) Subversion
3 15 (4.20%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.96%) Grunt
6 6 (1.68%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.12%) Xdebug
8 4 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.84%) JIRA
10 2 (0.56%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.56%) Maven
10 2 (0.56%) JUnit
10 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.28%) Behat
11 1 (0.28%) Yeoman
11 1 (0.28%) Hudson
11 1 (0.28%) RSpec
11 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 48 (13.45%) Marketing
2 12 (3.36%) Publishing
3 10 (2.80%) Finance
4 9 (2.52%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) Advertising
6 6 (1.68%) Back Office
6 6 (1.68%) Games
7 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.84%) Local Government
9 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 292 (81.79%) Developer
2 114 (31.93%) PHP Developer
3 71 (19.89%) WordPress Developer
4 70 (19.61%) Front-End Developer
5 67 (18.77%) Web Developer
6 25 (7.00%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
8 15 (4.20%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 11 (3.08%) Senior PHP Developer
9 11 (3.08%) Magento Developer
10 10 (2.80%) Designer
11 8 (2.24%) Front-End Web Developer
11 8 (2.24%) Web Editor
11 8 (2.24%) Content Editor
12 7 (1.96%) Junior
12 7 (1.96%) Web Content Editor
12 7 (1.96%) Drupal Developer
12 7 (1.96%) Web Manager
13 6 (1.68%) CSS Developer
13 6 (1.68%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (70.03%) HTML
2 241 (67.51%) CSS
3 128 (35.85%) jQuery
4 119 (33.33%) HTML5
5 87 (24.37%) CSS3
6 39 (10.92%) Ajax
7 37 (10.36%) LAMP
8 30 (8.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 30 (8.40%) .NET
9 28 (7.84%) Web Services
10 23 (6.44%) XML
11 21 (5.88%) CodeIgniter
12 20 (5.60%) XHTML
12 20 (5.60%) Sass
13 19 (5.32%) ASP.NET
14 17 (4.76%) SOAP
14 17 (4.76%) JSON
15 16 (4.48%) AngularJS
16 15 (4.20%) Symfony
17 14 (3.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.24%) Social Media
2 26 (7.28%) Open Source
3 24 (6.72%) User Experience
4 22 (6.16%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.80%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.52%) W3C
6 9 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.40%) Blog
9 4 (1.12%) Animation
9 4 (1.12%) GIS
9 4 (1.12%) iDTV
10 3 (0.84%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.56%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.28%) NHS
12 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.17%) Linux
2 16 (4.48%) Windows
3 9 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.68%) Android
5 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.40%) Debian
5 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.12%) CentOS
7 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.73%) Web Development
2 47 (13.17%) E-Commerce
3 44 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (11.76%) MVC
5 36 (10.08%) Content Management
6 34 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
7 30 (8.40%) OO
7 30 (8.40%) SEO
8 20 (5.60%) OOP
9 17 (4.76%) Scrum
10 16 (4.48%) CRM
11 15 (4.20%) OO PHP
12 14 (3.92%) Project Management
13 13 (3.64%) Web Design
14 10 (2.80%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (2.52%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (2.52%) TDD
15 9 (2.52%) Mentoring
16 8 (2.24%) Analytics
17 7 (1.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 235 (65.83%) PHP
2 193 (54.06%) JavaScript
3 35 (9.80%) PHP5
4 27 (7.56%) Java
5 21 (5.88%) SQL
6 14 (3.92%) C#
7 12 (3.36%) Ruby
8 6 (1.68%) Perl
9 5 (1.40%) Python
10 3 (0.84%) PHP4
11 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) VB
12 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 24 (6.72%) Degree
2 6 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.56%) MySQL Certification
3 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.56%) HNC
3 2 (0.56%) HND
4 1 (0.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.80%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) WCAG
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) Varnish
1 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.68%) Puppet
2 2 (0.56%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.28%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (10.64%) Zend
2 34 (9.52%) Adobe
3 24 (6.72%) Twitter
4 23 (6.44%) Google
5 19 (5.32%) Facebook
6 16 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.12%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.12%) VMware
9 3 (0.84%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.84%) Akamai
10 2 (0.56%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.56%) RedDot
10 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle
11 1 (0.28%) Macromedia
11 1 (0.28%) SAP
11 1 (0.28%) Interwoven
11 1 (0.28%) Open Text
11 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
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Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Romney Marsh
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £200-£375 p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
North East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago
Loughborough
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 220-280 Per Day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago