Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 515 510
Rank change year-on-year -54 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing WordPress 304 369 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.93% 2.04% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 266 289
England median daily rate £325 £303 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% +0.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £191 £175 £187
90th Percentile £456 £425 £402
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -58.90% +94.67%
10th Percentile £16.83 £11.70 £22.00
90th Percentile £42.25 £77.50 £56.60
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +150.00% -54.89% +77.33%

WordPress is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15767 18098 18560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.63% 18.55% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10456 11804 11801
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 448 555
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.98 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.15
% change year-on-year - -0.74% +11.94%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WordPress in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -51 149 £363 +11.54% 23
North of England +58 59 £300 +13.21% 30
North West +46 45 £300 +41.18% 17
South East -6 44 £315 +14.44% 22
South West +11 27 £263 -4.55% 11
Midlands +6 18 £325 +18.18% 14
West Midlands +8 14 £325 +13.04% 10
Yorkshire +8 12 £263 -19.23% 10
East of England -1 7 £313 +16.82% 12
East Midlands -14 4 £300 +10.09% 4
North East - 2 - - 3
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 218 (71.71%) HTML
2 212 (69.74%) CSS
3 199 (65.46%) PHP
4 180 (59.21%) JavaScript
5 107 (35.20%) MySQL
6 96 (31.58%) Web Development
7 94 (30.92%) jQuery
8 86 (28.29%) HTML5
9 80 (26.32%) CSS3
10 79 (25.99%) CMS
10 79 (25.99%) Git (software)
11 74 (24.34%) Drupal
12 66 (21.71%) Front End Development
13 62 (20.39%) Sass
14 57 (18.75%) LAMP
15 42 (13.82%) User Experience
15 42 (13.82%) Linux
16 40 (13.16%) Marketing
16 40 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
17 39 (12.83%) SEO
17 39 (12.83%) Photoshop
18 37 (12.17%) OO
18 37 (12.17%) AngularJS
18 37 (12.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 36 (11.84%) Magento
20 35 (11.51%) Finance
21 32 (10.53%) Adobe
21 32 (10.53%) React
22 31 (10.20%) Laravel
22 31 (10.20%) MVC

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 79 (25.99%) CMS
2 74 (24.34%) Drupal
3 22 (7.24%) Apache
4 14 (4.61%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.95%) Confluence
5 12 (3.95%) Umbraco
6 11 (3.62%) Joomla!
7 10 (3.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (2.63%) nginx
10 7 (2.30%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (1.32%) TYPO3
12 3 (0.99%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.66%) eZ Publish
13 2 (0.66%) Kentico
14 1 (0.33%) DNN
14 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.33%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 39 (12.83%) Photoshop
2 21 (6.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (4.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.32%) LaTeX
5 3 (0.99%) Camtasia
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.66%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 36 (11.84%) Magento
2 4 (1.32%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.99%) Shopify
4 1 (0.33%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.92%) Google Analytics
3 17 (5.59%) GitHub
4 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.63%) npm
6 5 (1.64%) Akamai
7 4 (1.32%) Office 365
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.99%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.99%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.99%) Route 53
9 2 (0.66%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.66%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) AdWords
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.33%) Trello
10 1 (0.33%) Veeva
10 1 (0.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.30%) Intranet
2 6 (1.97%) SAN
3 4 (1.32%) Firewall
3 4 (1.32%) LAN
3 4 (1.32%) MPLS
3 4 (1.32%) OSPF
3 4 (1.32%) WAN
3 4 (1.32%) WLAN
4 2 (0.66%) DNS
4 2 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.66%) HTTP
4 2 (0.66%) Internet
4 2 (0.66%) SMS
4 2 (0.66%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (35.20%) MySQL
2 13 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.97%) Power BI
5 3 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (25.99%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.91%) gulp
2 21 (6.91%) JIRA
3 18 (5.92%) Subversion
4 14 (4.61%) Grunt
5 13 (4.28%) Vagrant
6 9 (2.96%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.63%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.97%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (1.32%) Bower
9 4 (1.32%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.32%) webpack
10 3 (0.99%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.99%) Mocha
10 3 (0.99%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.66%) QUnit
11 2 (0.66%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.66%) Xdebug
General
1 40 (13.16%) Marketing
2 35 (11.51%) Finance
3 17 (5.59%) Advertising
4 15 (4.93%) Banking
5 9 (2.96%) Publishing
6 8 (2.63%) Brand Awareness
6 8 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.63%) Retail
7 6 (1.97%) Games
7 6 (1.97%) Legal
8 3 (0.99%) Billing
8 3 (0.99%) Digital Economy
8 3 (0.99%) French Language
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 243 (79.93%) Developer
2 107 (35.20%) WordPress Developer
3 90 (29.61%) PHP Developer
4 57 (18.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 46 (15.13%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 40 (13.16%) Web Developer
7 25 (8.22%) Drupal Developer
8 22 (7.24%) HTML Developer
9 19 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (5.59%) Magento Developer
11 14 (4.61%) HTML CSS Developer
11 14 (4.61%) MySQL Developer
11 14 (4.61%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 14 (4.61%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.95%) PHP Web Developer
13 11 (3.62%) Consultant
13 11 (3.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 9 (2.96%) UI Developer
15 8 (2.63%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (71.71%) HTML
2 212 (69.74%) CSS
3 94 (30.92%) jQuery
4 86 (28.29%) HTML5
5 80 (26.32%) CSS3
6 62 (20.39%) Sass
7 57 (18.75%) LAMP
8 37 (12.17%) AngularJS
8 37 (12.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 32 (10.53%) React
10 31 (10.20%) Laravel
11 23 (7.57%) Web Services
12 22 (7.24%) Ajax
13 21 (6.91%) LESS
14 16 (5.26%) Node.js
14 16 (5.26%) Symfony
15 13 (4.28%) XHTML
15 13 (4.28%) XML
16 11 (3.62%) .NET
16 11 (3.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.82%) User Experience
2 15 (4.93%) Social Media
3 12 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.29%) Fintech
5 9 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.63%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.64%) Animation
8 5 (1.64%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.99%) NHS
10 3 (0.99%) Replication
11 2 (0.66%) iPad
11 2 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.66%) W3C
12 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.33%) Marketing Technology
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.82%) Linux
2 12 (3.95%) Unix
3 8 (2.63%) Windows
4 4 (1.32%) CentOS
4 4 (1.32%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.32%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (31.58%) Web Development
2 66 (21.71%) Front End Development
3 40 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (12.83%) SEO
5 37 (12.17%) OO
6 31 (10.20%) MVC
7 28 (9.21%) Content Management
7 28 (9.21%) Responsive Web Design
8 27 (8.88%) Analytics
9 22 (7.24%) TDD
10 21 (6.91%) OO PHP
10 21 (6.91%) Web Design
11 20 (6.58%) Digital Marketing
12 17 (5.59%) Project Management
13 16 (5.26%) OOP
14 15 (4.93%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.28%) DevOps
15 13 (4.28%) Open Source
16 12 (3.95%) Scrum
16 12 (3.95%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 199 (65.46%) PHP
2 180 (59.21%) JavaScript
3 25 (8.22%) SQL
4 17 (5.59%) Java
5 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.32%) C#
6 4 (1.32%) C++
6 4 (1.32%) Fortran
6 4 (1.32%) Ruby
7 3 (0.99%) PHP 5
7 3 (0.99%) PHP 7
8 2 (0.66%) ES6
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) XPath
9 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.33%) C
9 1 (0.33%) Go
9 1 (0.33%) Perl
9 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (1.32%) CCNP
2 4 (1.32%) CCSE
2 4 (1.32%) CISA
2 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (1.32%) CISMP
2 4 (1.32%) CISSP
3 2 (0.66%) MCSA
3 2 (0.66%) MCSE
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) GDPR
2 3 (0.99%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) WAI
3 2 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (5.59%) Docker
2 8 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (1.32%) SCCM
1 4 (1.32%) SCOM
2 3 (0.99%) cPanel
3 2 (0.66%) Nagios
3 2 (0.66%) Plesk
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (10.53%) Adobe
2 20 (6.58%) Google
3 19 (6.25%) Zend
4 16 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.61%) Sitecore
6 9 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.96%) WooCommerce
7 8 (2.63%) Rackspace
7 8 (2.63%) VMware
8 6 (1.97%) HubSpot
8 6 (1.97%) Nintex
8 6 (1.97%) Veeam
9 5 (1.64%) Cisco
9 5 (1.64%) EMC
9 5 (1.64%) Juniper
10 4 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.32%) Citrix
10 4 (1.32%) CommVault
10 4 (1.32%) McAfee
10 4 (1.32%) NetApp