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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
UK
Rank 453 438 476
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +38
Contract jobs citing WordPress 148 199 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.86% 2.30% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 129 114
Median daily rate £294 £300 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -11.11%

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
7969 8663 9157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.52% 16.92% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5206 5506 5590
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 225 310
Median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -37 141 £300 - 159
London -10 65 £325 -1.51% 36
South East +12 17 £388 +31.91% 20
North West +19 13 £270 -10.00% 31
East of England 0 13 £225 +33.33% 9
South West -9 13 £250 -23.07% 11
Manchester +16 12 £270 -10.00% 18
Cambridgeshire +12 12 £225 +12.50% 2
East Midlands +1 8 £250 -13.04% 8
City of London -3 8 £213 -34.61% 12
Bristol +8 7 £250 +134.74% 6
West Midlands +5 7 £343 +34.57% 19
Scotland +21 6 £125 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire +10 6 £328 +8.26% 17
Surrey +9 6 £400 +32.78% 1
Cornwall - 6 £250 -
Berkshire +15 5 £450 +63.63% 1
Leicestershire +6 5 £150 - 3
West Yorkshire +5 4 £328 +9.16% 15
Oxfordshire -5 4 £300 +50.00% 4
Glasgow - 4 £103 -
Woking -4 3 £400 +23.07%
Leicester - 3 £150 - 3
Edinburgh +20 2 £210 -16.00% 1
Slough +8 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £250 +33.33% 3
Stafford -1 2 £375 +50.00% 1
Birmingham -3 2 - - 3
Staffordshire -6 2 £375 +50.00% 2
Leeds -7 2 £328 +9.16% 11

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 228 (70.81%) HTML
2 214 (66.46%) PHP
2 214 (66.46%) CSS
3 188 (58.39%) JavaScript
4 97 (30.12%) CMS
5 93 (28.88%) Web Development
6 91 (28.26%) MySQL
7 90 (27.95%) HTML5
8 74 (22.98%) CSS3
9 73 (22.67%) jQuery
10 58 (18.01%) Front End Development
11 55 (17.08%) Git (software)
12 48 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (13.66%) LAMP
13 44 (13.66%) Drupal
14 40 (12.42%) Content Management
14 40 (12.42%) Linux
15 38 (11.80%) Marketing
15 38 (11.80%) Degree
16 36 (11.18%) E-Commerce
16 36 (11.18%) Adobe
17 34 (10.56%) AngularJS
18 31 (9.63%) User Experience
18 31 (9.63%) OO
19 30 (9.32%) SQL
20 29 (9.01%) .NET
20 29 (9.01%) MVC
20 29 (9.01%) TDD
20 29 (9.01%) Sass
21 27 (8.39%) Photoshop

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 97 (30.12%) CMS
2 44 (13.66%) Drupal
3 13 (4.04%) Joomla!
3 13 (4.04%) Umbraco
4 10 (3.11%) Apache
5 6 (1.86%) Confluence
6 4 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.24%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.24%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.93%) IIS
7 3 (0.93%) MODX
8 2 (0.62%) concrete5
8 2 (0.62%) DNN
8 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.31%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (8.39%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.24%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.93%) MS Office
6 2 (0.62%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.31%) GIMP
7 1 (0.31%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (7.14%) Magento
2 5 (1.55%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.55%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.62%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.62%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.42%) Google Analytics
3 10 (3.11%) GitHub
4 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.93%) MailChimp
7 2 (0.62%) Trello
8 1 (0.31%) AdWords
8 1 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.04%) Intranet
2 4 (1.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.62%) Network Security
3 2 (0.62%) Skype
3 2 (0.62%) SSH
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (28.26%) MySQL
2 23 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.86%) phpMyAdmin
5 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) GIS
6 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.04%) gulp
4 12 (3.73%) Grunt
5 8 (2.48%) JIRA
5 8 (2.48%) Subversion
6 7 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.24%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.24%) Maven
8 4 (1.24%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.24%) webpack
9 3 (0.93%) GitLab
9 3 (0.93%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.62%) Bower
10 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.62%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.62%) Mocha
10 2 (0.62%) PhpStorm
General
1 38 (11.80%) Marketing
2 14 (4.35%) Publishing
3 11 (3.42%) Finance
3 11 (3.42%) Legal
4 3 (0.93%) Retail
5 2 (0.62%) Banking
5 2 (0.62%) Games
5 2 (0.62%) Local Government
5 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Military
6 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 254 (78.88%) Developer
2 102 (31.68%) PHP Developer
3 84 (26.09%) WordPress Developer
4 47 (14.60%) Web Developer
5 43 (13.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 25 (7.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 22 (6.83%) HTML Developer
9 19 (5.90%) Analyst
10 18 (5.59%) PHP Web Developer
11 16 (4.97%) HTML CSS Developer
12 15 (4.66%) Designer
13 12 (3.73%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
14 11 (3.42%) MySQL Developer
14 11 (3.42%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 11 (3.42%) UI Developer
14 11 (3.42%) Web Designer
15 10 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (3.11%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (70.81%) HTML
2 214 (66.46%) CSS
3 90 (27.95%) HTML5
4 74 (22.98%) CSS3
5 73 (22.67%) jQuery
6 44 (13.66%) LAMP
7 34 (10.56%) AngularJS
8 29 (9.01%) .NET
8 29 (9.01%) Sass
9 26 (8.07%) Laravel
10 24 (7.45%) REST
11 22 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (5.90%) Ajax
12 19 (5.90%) XML
13 18 (5.59%) JSON
14 14 (4.35%) Node.js
14 14 (4.35%) React
15 12 (3.73%) Web Services
16 11 (3.42%) RESTful
16 11 (3.42%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.63%) User Experience
2 15 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.80%) W3C
4 8 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.17%) Podcast
6 6 (1.86%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.24%) Social Media
8 4 (1.24%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.93%) Animation
9 3 (0.93%) Blog
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.93%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.31%) Equities
11 1 (0.31%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.31%) iPad
11 1 (0.31%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.42%) Linux
2 17 (5.28%) Windows
3 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.55%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.62%) Unix
6 1 (0.31%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.88%) Web Development
2 58 (18.01%) Front End Development
3 48 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (12.42%) Content Management
5 36 (11.18%) E-Commerce
6 31 (9.63%) OO
7 29 (9.01%) MVC
7 29 (9.01%) TDD
8 26 (8.07%) Responsive Web Design
9 24 (7.45%) SEO
10 22 (6.83%) DevOps
11 20 (6.21%) OOP
12 19 (5.90%) Web Design
13 15 (4.66%) Analytics
13 15 (4.66%) Open Source
14 14 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (3.73%) Statistics
16 11 (3.42%) OO PHP
16 11 (3.42%) SDLC
17 10 (3.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 214 (66.46%) PHP
2 188 (58.39%) JavaScript
3 30 (9.32%) SQL
4 23 (7.14%) Python
5 19 (5.90%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.11%) Java
6 10 (3.11%) PHP 5
6 10 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.86%) C#
8 5 (1.55%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.24%) Go
9 4 (1.24%) Perl
10 3 (0.93%) Ruby
11 2 (0.62%) ES6
11 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.62%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.31%) SOQL
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (11.80%) Degree
2 4 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.31%) HNC
3 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.28%) QA
2 7 (2.17%) PMO
2 7 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.24%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (4.04%) Ansible
2 12 (3.73%) Puppet
3 11 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.62%) Plesk
4 2 (0.62%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.31%) Piwik
5 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (11.18%) Adobe
2 24 (7.45%) Zend
3 16 (4.97%) Google
4 12 (3.73%) Rackspace
5 8 (2.48%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.55%) hybris
6 5 (1.55%) SAP
7 4 (1.24%) Twitter
8 3 (0.93%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.62%) Facebook
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle
9 2 (0.62%) Sage
10 1 (0.31%) HubSpot
10 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) SaltStack
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