The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

WordPress
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 144 187
Rank change year-on-year -15 +43  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 7 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.59% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 3.51% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Median daily rate £290 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £444 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £240
% change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -4.34%  

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 514 569 1004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 15.58% 16.81% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 439 755
Median daily rate £493 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.57% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 27
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.38% +7.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £23.20 £38.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 14 (93.33%) HTML
1 14 (93.33%) CSS
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) PHP
3 7 (46.67%) CSS3
4 6 (40.00%) Marketing
4 6 (40.00%) jQuery
4 6 (40.00%) HTML5
5 5 (33.33%) Web Development
5 5 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (33.33%) Sass
5 5 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (26.67%) Publishing
6 4 (26.67%) Photoshop
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Email Marketing
6 4 (26.67%) Web Design
6 4 (26.67%) Node.js
7 3 (20.00%) REST
7 3 (20.00%) hybris
7 3 (20.00%) Marketing Management
7 3 (20.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (20.00%) SAP CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Google
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (20.00%) Statistics
7 3 (20.00%) JSON
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (20.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP CRM
1 3 (20.00%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (13.33%) Magento
3 1 (6.67%) osCommerce
3 1 (6.67%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Google Analytics
1 2 (13.33%) MailChimp
2 1 (6.67%) AdWords
2 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Grunt
2 1 (6.67%) Sublime Text
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Economy
3 1 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Email Developer
4 3 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 3 (20.00%) HTML Email Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (13.33%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing Manager
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Marketing Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) CSS
1 14 (93.33%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) CSS3
3 6 (40.00%) HTML5
3 6 (40.00%) jQuery
4 5 (33.33%) Sass
4 5 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (26.67%) Node.js
6 3 (20.00%) Express
6 3 (20.00%) JSON
6 3 (20.00%) LAMP
6 3 (20.00%) REST
7 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.67%) Flash
7 1 (6.67%) React
7 1 (6.67%) Semantic UI
7 1 (6.67%) XHTML
7 1 (6.67%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) FMCG
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 5 (33.33%) Web Development
2 4 (26.67%) Email Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) API Integration
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing Management
3 3 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Code Optimisation
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Content Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Development
5 1 (6.67%) Game Development
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile First
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Google
1 3 (20.00%) hybris
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe
2 2 (13.33%) Twitter
3 1 (6.67%) Macromedia
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud