Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 537 561 520
Rank change year-on-year +24 -41 -27
Contract jobs citing WordPress 328 293 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.18% 1.91% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 203 216
England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £206 £201 £178
90th Percentile £525 £475 £425
UK median daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year +1.56% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
England median hourly rate £20.00 £29.55 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.31% +7.44% -23.08%
10th Percentile £12.68 £21.10 £17.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.75 £93.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £29.55 £27.50
% change year-on-year -40.77% +7.44% -23.08%

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 15,052 15,329 16,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.51% 16.60% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,807 10,306 10,628
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £257
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £469 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 366 368
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.33% -7.45%

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

WordPress
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

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in England

WordPress
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 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WordPress in England

WordPress
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 16 January 2019. 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 +38 165 £375 - 89
North of England +4 60 £305 +1.67% 96
South East -3 49 £300 -3.61% 57
Yorkshire +16 39 £288 +9.52% 32
Midlands 0 24 £250 -23.08% 53
North West -23 19 £325 +8.33% 53
West Midlands -13 16 £200 -38.46% 35
South West -37 16 £275 - 32
East of England +4 14 £325 +8.33% 13
East Midlands +15 8 £288 -4.17% 18
North East -3 2 £320 - 11
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 195 (59.45%) PHP
2 182 (55.49%) HTML
3 177 (53.96%) JavaScript
4 175 (53.35%) CSS
5 119 (36.28%) CMS
6 103 (31.40%) MySQL
7 82 (25.00%) Web Development
8 81 (24.70%) jQuery
9 65 (19.82%) Git (software)
10 61 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (17.07%) HTML5
12 48 (14.63%) CSS3
13 45 (13.72%) React
13 45 (13.72%) Drupal
14 44 (13.41%) Front End Development
15 41 (12.50%) Laravel
16 40 (12.20%) Sass
17 39 (11.89%) User Experience
18 37 (11.28%) Symfony
18 37 (11.28%) E-Commerce
19 35 (10.67%) Content Management
20 34 (10.37%) Adobe
20 34 (10.37%) Photoshop
20 34 (10.37%) DevOps
21 33 (10.06%) SEO
22 32 (9.76%) Java
22 32 (9.76%) Google
23 30 (9.15%) SQL
23 30 (9.15%) Linux
24 29 (8.84%) AngularJS

WordPress
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
1 119 (36.28%) CMS
2 45 (13.72%) Drupal
3 13 (3.96%) Umbraco
4 10 (3.05%) Apache
4 10 (3.05%) Confluence
5 9 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (2.44%) Joomla!
6 8 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.13%) IIS
8 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.91%) nginx
10 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.30%) Jetty
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (10.37%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.52%) InDesign
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.30%) InVision
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (7.01%) Magento
2 6 (1.83%) Shopify
3 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.30%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.27%) GitHub
2 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.44%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.13%) Google Tag Manager
4 7 (2.13%) Office 365
5 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.52%) npm
6 3 (0.91%) Akamai
6 3 (0.91%) Cloudflare
6 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.91%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (0.91%) SaaS
7 2 (0.61%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.61%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.61%) Trello
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.13%) Internet
2 5 (1.52%) Intranet
3 4 (1.22%) Firewall
3 4 (1.22%) FTP
3 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.91%) DHCP
4 3 (0.91%) DNS
4 3 (0.91%) SSH
5 2 (0.61%) Extranet
5 2 (0.61%) HTTP
5 2 (0.61%) VPN
6 1 (0.30%) DSL
6 1 (0.30%) IPsec
6 1 (0.30%) LAN
6 1 (0.30%) Skype
6 1 (0.30%) SSL
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (31.40%) MySQL
2 17 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.52%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.61%) Big Data
8 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.30%) Firebird
9 1 (0.30%) GIS
9 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.30%) MS Access
9 1 (0.30%) Redis
9 1 (0.30%) Riak
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (19.82%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.01%) JIRA
3 17 (5.18%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.96%) Grunt
5 11 (3.35%) GitLab
5 11 (3.35%) gulp
6 9 (2.74%) Firebug
6 9 (2.74%) Maven
7 6 (1.83%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.83%) Subversion
7 6 (1.83%) Webistrano
8 4 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.91%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.91%) Selenium
9 3 (0.91%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.91%) webpack
10 2 (0.61%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
General
1 24 (7.32%) Retail
2 20 (6.10%) Marketing
3 18 (5.49%) Publishing
4 15 (4.57%) Finance
5 13 (3.96%) Advertising
6 8 (2.44%) Games
7 5 (1.52%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.22%) Banking
9 3 (0.91%) Law
10 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (72.26%) Developer
2 97 (29.57%) WordPress Developer
3 82 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 36 (10.98%) Full Stack Developer
5 33 (10.06%) Web Developer
6 31 (9.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 30 (9.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 24 (7.32%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 23 (7.01%) Analyst
10 22 (6.71%) HTML Developer
11 20 (6.10%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (3.35%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.05%) CMS Developer
13 10 (3.05%) PHP Web Developer
14 9 (2.74%) Applications Support
14 9 (2.74%) Full Stack Web Developer
15 8 (2.44%) Designer
15 8 (2.44%) Java Developer
16 7 (2.13%) Drupal Developer
16 7 (2.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (55.49%) HTML
2 175 (53.35%) CSS
3 81 (24.70%) jQuery
4 56 (17.07%) HTML5
5 48 (14.63%) CSS3
6 45 (13.72%) React
7 41 (12.50%) Laravel
8 40 (12.20%) Sass
9 37 (11.28%) Symfony
10 29 (8.84%) AngularJS
11 24 (7.32%) Vue.js
12 22 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (6.40%) .NET
13 21 (6.40%) LAMP
14 19 (5.79%) LESS
14 19 (5.79%) REST
15 15 (4.57%) Ajax
15 15 (4.57%) Web Services
16 12 (3.66%) Django
16 12 (3.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.89%) User Experience
2 14 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.27%) W3C
3 11 (3.35%) Social Media
4 7 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.52%) Fintech
5 5 (1.52%) Graphic Design
5 5 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.52%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.22%) Photography
7 3 (0.91%) Blog
7 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.91%) Video Editing
8 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.15%) Linux
2 15 (4.57%) Windows
3 8 (2.44%) Android
3 8 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.13%) Unix
5 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.61%) Debian
6 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.00%) Web Development
2 61 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (13.41%) Front End Development
4 37 (11.28%) E-Commerce
5 35 (10.67%) Content Management
6 34 (10.37%) DevOps
7 33 (10.06%) SEO
8 22 (6.71%) MVC
9 17 (5.18%) Migration
9 17 (5.18%) Responsive Web Design
9 17 (5.18%) TDD
9 17 (5.18%) Wireframes
10 16 (4.88%) Analytics
10 16 (4.88%) OO
11 14 (4.27%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (3.96%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 11 (3.35%) Software Engineering
13 11 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 195 (59.45%) PHP
2 177 (53.96%) JavaScript
3 32 (9.76%) Java
4 30 (9.15%) SQL
5 17 (5.18%) Python
6 12 (3.66%) C#
6 12 (3.66%) PHP 7
7 11 (3.35%) PHP 5
8 6 (1.83%) Ruby
9 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.22%) C++
10 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.61%) ES6
11 2 (0.61%) Go
11 2 (0.61%) VBA
12 1 (0.30%) C
12 1 (0.30%) KiXtart
12 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (4.57%) Degree
2 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.49%) QA
2 9 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.61%) MiFID
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) P3O
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (6.71%) Docker
2 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.35%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.83%) Capistrano
3 3 (0.91%) Ansible
3 3 (0.91%) Puppet
4 2 (0.61%) cPanel
4 2 (0.61%) Plesk
4 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.30%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (10.37%) Adobe
2 32 (9.76%) Google
3 15 (4.57%) hybris
4 14 (4.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.27%) WooCommerce
5 5 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.91%) New Relic
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle
6 3 (0.91%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.91%) VMware
6 3 (0.91%) Zend
7 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.61%) Screaming Frog
7 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.30%) Meraki
8 1 (0.30%) Nintex
8 1 (0.30%) Sage
8 1 (0.30%) Spiceworks
8 1 (0.30%) TippingPoint