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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 419 408 421
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing WordPress 209 200 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.92% 1.93% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 104 103
Average daily rate
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£300 £306 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £443 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £20.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.33% -28.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+143.33% -14.28%

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
10869 10358 9195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 18.39% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6930 6112 5340
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 432 385
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 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 -21 201 £300 -4.00% 160
London +39 110 £325 -7.14% 41
South East -26 28 £300 +26.31% 32
City of London -1 17 £330 -5.71% 12
East of England -7 15 £325 +25.00% 9
Hampshire +2 14 £250 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire -23 11 £263 +31.25% 14
West Yorkshire -19 9 £300 +50.00% 13
Leeds -25 9 £300 +50.00% 8
North West -26 9 £250 -23.07% 21
South West +1 8 £238 - 7
West Midlands +7 7 £238 -48.64% 16
Essex +3 6 £338 +58.82%
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £300 - 3
Scotland +4 5 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £350 -6.66% 1
Surrey -8 5 £263 +5.00% 5
East Midlands -12 5 £230 -27.84% 16
Manchester -18 5 £256 -21.15% 12
Birmingham +4 4 £238 -50.00% 5
Cambridge -1 4 £350 -6.66%
Leicestershire 0 3 £230 -29.23% 2
Cheshire -14 3 £325 - 5
Croydon -18 3 - -
Twickenham - 3 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £225 -
Glasgow +8 2 £300 - 1
Liverpool -3 2 £148 -
Hertfordshire -5 2 £150 -42.30% 4

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 265 (74.86%) HTML
2 248 (70.06%) PHP
3 240 (67.80%) CSS
4 211 (59.60%) JavaScript
5 126 (35.59%) jQuery
6 122 (34.46%) HTML5
7 117 (33.05%) MySQL
8 102 (28.81%) CSS3
9 100 (28.25%) CMS
10 65 (18.36%) Git (software)
11 57 (16.10%) LAMP
12 54 (15.25%) Drupal
13 53 (14.97%) Linux
14 52 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (13.84%) Photoshop
16 48 (13.56%) Magento
17 47 (13.28%) OO
17 47 (13.28%) Content Management
18 40 (11.30%) Google
18 40 (11.30%) Marketing
18 40 (11.30%) Web Development
19 39 (11.02%) MVC
20 36 (10.17%) E-Commerce
21 35 (9.89%) User Experience
22 32 (9.04%) Social Media
22 32 (9.04%) Ajax
23 31 (8.76%) Joomla!
24 29 (8.19%) .NET
25 28 (7.91%) Apache
26 27 (7.63%) Web Design

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 100 (28.25%) CMS
2 54 (15.25%) Drupal
3 31 (8.76%) Joomla!
4 28 (7.91%) Apache
5 20 (5.65%) Node.js
6 15 (4.24%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (3.39%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.41%) nginx
10 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.13%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.13%) DNN
12 2 (0.56%) LiveLink
12 2 (0.56%) IIS
12 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.56%) Moodle
13 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.28%) Jadu
Applications
1 49 (13.84%) Photoshop
2 25 (7.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.26%) MS Excel
4 7 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.13%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.13%) MS Office
6 2 (0.56%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
7 1 (0.28%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (13.56%) Magento
2 3 (0.85%) Shopify
2 3 (0.85%) osCommerce
3 2 (0.56%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.28%) Agresso
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.95%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.85%) SaaS
4 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.85%) GitHub
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.56%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.28%) Yammer
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.80%) Internet
2 13 (3.67%) HTTP
2 13 (3.67%) Intranet
3 6 (1.69%) SSH
4 5 (1.41%) DNS
4 5 (1.41%) SMS
5 4 (1.13%) Firewall
6 3 (0.85%) Wireless
6 3 (0.85%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.56%) SSL
7 2 (0.56%) WEP
7 2 (0.56%) DHCP
7 2 (0.56%) FTP
7 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (33.05%) MySQL
2 20 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.98%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.13%) MarkLogic
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) MS Access
5 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.56%) RavenDB
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (18.36%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.06%) Subversion
3 13 (3.67%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.54%) Grunt
5 6 (1.69%) JIRA
6 5 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.13%) FogBugz
7 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.13%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.13%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.13%) gulp
8 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.56%) Redmine
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.56%) Selenium
9 2 (0.56%) Sublime Text
10 1 (0.28%) Xcode
General
1 40 (11.30%) Marketing
2 18 (5.08%) Publishing
3 14 (3.95%) Advertising
4 10 (2.82%) Retail
5 4 (1.13%) Finance
5 4 (1.13%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.85%) Games
6 3 (0.85%) Local Government
7 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 280 (79.10%) Developer
2 87 (24.58%) PHP Developer
3 66 (18.64%) WordPress Developer
4 62 (17.51%) Web Developer
5 57 (16.10%) Front-End Developer
6 22 (6.21%) Magento Developer
7 18 (5.08%) Designer
8 14 (3.95%) Web Designer
9 11 (3.11%) Junior
9 11 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (3.11%) PHP Web Developer
10 9 (2.54%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 8 (2.26%) Drupal Developer
11 8 (2.26%) Junior Developer
12 7 (1.98%) Applications Support
12 7 (1.98%) Administrator
12 7 (1.98%) Content Editor
12 7 (1.98%) Junior Web Developer
12 7 (1.98%) AWS Developer
12 7 (1.98%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (74.86%) HTML
2 240 (67.80%) CSS
3 126 (35.59%) jQuery
4 122 (34.46%) HTML5
5 102 (28.81%) CSS3
6 57 (16.10%) LAMP
7 32 (9.04%) Ajax
8 29 (8.19%) .NET
9 26 (7.34%) Sass
10 23 (6.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (5.37%) AngularJS
12 17 (4.80%) LESS
12 17 (4.80%) Symfony
13 15 (4.24%) JSON
13 15 (4.24%) ASP.NET
13 15 (4.24%) Web Services
13 15 (4.24%) Laravel
14 13 (3.67%) Flash
15 11 (3.11%) XHTML
15 11 (3.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.89%) User Experience
2 32 (9.04%) Social Media
3 11 (3.11%) Digital Media
4 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.98%) Blog
7 6 (1.69%) W3C
8 5 (1.41%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.41%) Animation
8 5 (1.41%) Copywriting
8 5 (1.41%) Wiki
9 4 (1.13%) New Media
10 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.85%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.56%) Statistics
11 2 (0.56%) Photography
12 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.28%) BBC
12 1 (0.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.97%) Linux
2 18 (5.08%) Windows
3 7 (1.98%) Mac OS X
3 7 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.69%) CentOS
5 5 (1.41%) UNIX
6 4 (1.13%) SUSE
7 3 (0.85%) Android
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.28%) Content Management
2 47 (13.28%) OO
3 40 (11.30%) Web Development
4 39 (11.02%) MVC
5 36 (10.17%) E-Commerce
6 27 (7.63%) Web Design
7 25 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (6.21%) OO PHP
9 17 (4.80%) Analytics
9 17 (4.80%) Scrum
10 14 (3.95%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (3.39%) Open Source
11 12 (3.39%) SEO
12 11 (3.11%) Migration
12 11 (3.11%) BDD
13 10 (2.82%) Workflow
14 9 (2.54%) TDD
14 9 (2.54%) CRM
14 9 (2.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 248 (70.06%) PHP
2 211 (59.60%) JavaScript
3 26 (7.34%) SQL
4 16 (4.52%) C#
5 15 (4.24%) Java
6 14 (3.95%) PHP5
7 6 (1.69%) Python
8 5 (1.41%) Ruby
8 5 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.13%) Perl
9 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.56%) C
10 2 (0.56%) VBScript
10 2 (0.56%) VB
10 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.41%) Degree
2 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
3 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) SLA
2 4 (1.13%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.95%) Puppet
2 7 (1.98%) Plesk
3 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (1.13%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.56%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.56%) Graphite
5 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 40 (11.30%) Google
2 25 (7.06%) Adobe
3 18 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.80%) Twitter
5 16 (4.52%) Facebook
6 14 (3.95%) Sitecore
7 13 (3.67%) Zend
8 10 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.98%) VMware
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle
10 4 (1.13%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.85%) Dell KACE
11 3 (0.85%) Ruckus Wireless
11 3 (0.85%) Cisco
11 3 (0.85%) HP
11 3 (0.85%) Dell
11 3 (0.85%) Altiris
11 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.56%) Siebel
12 2 (0.56%) New Relic
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