Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 548 515
Rank change year-on-year +41 -33 +52
Contract jobs citing WordPress 394 287 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.51% 1.91% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 224 288
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +13.21%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £175
90th Percentile £488 £438 £457
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
England median hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +330.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £15.70 £8.78
90th Percentile £89.00 £43.75 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £9.00
% change year-on-year -61.29% +330.56% -21.74%

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 15,667 15,029 18,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.62% 17.01% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,385 9,721 12,036
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +8.97%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 373 424
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.97 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% -0.15% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.40 £52.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.39
% change year-on-year +2.56% -4.36% +7.32%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018. 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 +32 196 £375 +13.21% 88
South East +17 84 £325 -3.70% 52
North of England -33 53 £285 -5.00% 92
Yorkshire -13 27 £300 +3.45% 28
North West -35 25 £283 -5.83% 60
South West +5 21 £250 - 40
Midlands -11 20 £300 +7.14% 47
East of England +17 19 £288 -4.17% 34
West Midlands -26 11 £325 +8.33% 32
East Midlands +2 9 £300 +20.00% 15
North East - 1 £205 - 4
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 222 (56.35%) HTML
1 222 (56.35%) PHP
2 221 (56.09%) CSS
3 217 (55.08%) JavaScript
4 110 (27.92%) jQuery
5 109 (27.66%) Web Development
6 107 (27.16%) CMS
7 94 (23.86%) Git (software)
8 91 (23.10%) HTML5
9 90 (22.84%) MySQL
10 85 (21.57%) Front End Development
11 78 (19.80%) CSS3
12 72 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (17.26%) AngularJS
14 66 (16.75%) Marketing
15 55 (13.96%) E-Commerce
16 54 (13.71%) Linux
17 48 (12.18%) Laravel
18 47 (11.93%) React
19 46 (11.68%) Sass
20 44 (11.17%) User Experience
21 41 (10.41%) Drupal
21 41 (10.41%) gulp
22 40 (10.15%) Content Management
23 39 (9.90%) Adobe
24 37 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
25 36 (9.14%) Photoshop
26 34 (8.63%) Finance
27 33 (8.38%) Web Services
28 31 (7.87%) Magento

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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
1 107 (27.16%) CMS
2 41 (10.41%) Drupal
3 24 (6.09%) Confluence
4 23 (5.84%) Apache
5 19 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (2.03%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.27%) ExpressionEngine
8 5 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.27%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.02%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.51%) nginx
11 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.25%) concrete5
12 1 (0.25%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.25%) PrestaShop
12 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (9.14%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.25%) InDesign
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (7.87%) Magento
2 6 (1.52%) Eloqua
3 5 (1.27%) Shopify
4 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.06%) GitHub
4 14 (3.55%) Rackspace Cloud
5 13 (3.30%) Google Analytics
6 9 (2.28%) PaaS
7 7 (1.78%) npm
8 6 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (1.27%) SaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.25%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.25%) Heroku
10 1 (0.25%) Linode
10 1 (0.25%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.25%) Office 365
10 1 (0.25%) Twilio
10 1 (0.25%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.02%) SMS
2 3 (0.76%) SSH
2 3 (0.76%) VPN
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
3 2 (0.51%) Skype
3 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) DHCP
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (22.84%) MySQL
2 18 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.05%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.02%) Redis
7 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.25%) DB2
8 1 (0.25%) phpMyAdmin
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (23.86%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.41%) gulp
3 30 (7.61%) JIRA
4 24 (6.09%) Jenkins
5 22 (5.58%) Grunt
6 14 (3.55%) webpack
7 11 (2.79%) PhpStorm
7 11 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.78%) GitLab
9 5 (1.27%) Subversion
10 4 (1.02%) git-flow
10 4 (1.02%) GoCD
10 4 (1.02%) jMock
10 4 (1.02%) JUnit
10 4 (1.02%) Maven
10 4 (1.02%) Mockito
11 3 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.51%) RSpec
12 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (16.75%) Marketing
2 34 (8.63%) Finance
3 23 (5.84%) Retail
4 13 (3.30%) Publishing
5 10 (2.54%) Banking
6 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.03%) Advertising
7 8 (2.03%) Games
8 5 (1.27%) Local Government
9 4 (1.02%) Back Office
9 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.76%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 299 (75.89%) Developer
2 123 (31.22%) WordPress Developer
3 96 (24.37%) PHP Developer
4 90 (22.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 42 (10.66%) Web Developer
6 38 (9.64%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 28 (7.11%) HTML Developer
8 27 (6.85%) HTML CSS Developer
9 24 (6.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (4.06%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (3.55%) Administrator
12 14 (3.55%) Designer
13 12 (3.05%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.05%) Web Administrator
14 11 (2.79%) Content Designer
14 11 (2.79%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (2.79%) PHP Web Developer
14 11 (2.79%) Web Content Designer
14 11 (2.79%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (56.35%) HTML
2 221 (56.09%) CSS
3 110 (27.92%) jQuery
4 91 (23.10%) HTML5
5 78 (19.80%) CSS3
6 68 (17.26%) AngularJS
7 48 (12.18%) Laravel
8 47 (11.93%) React
9 46 (11.68%) Sass
10 33 (8.38%) Web Services
11 29 (7.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 26 (6.60%) Vue.js
13 19 (4.82%) Symfony
14 17 (4.31%) .NET
14 17 (4.31%) LAMP
15 15 (3.81%) REST
16 14 (3.55%) Node.js
17 12 (3.05%) Django
17 12 (3.05%) RESTful
18 11 (2.79%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.17%) User Experience
2 15 (3.81%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.81%) Social Media
2 15 (3.81%) W3C
3 10 (2.54%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.28%) Equities
5 8 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (1.78%) Blog
6 7 (1.78%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.27%) Fintech
7 5 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.76%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.51%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.51%) Podcast
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.71%) Linux
2 4 (1.02%) Android
3 3 (0.76%) Windows
4 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (27.66%) Web Development
2 85 (21.57%) Front End Development
3 72 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (13.96%) E-Commerce
5 40 (10.15%) Content Management
6 30 (7.61%) SEO
7 29 (7.36%) DevOps
8 28 (7.11%) Digital Marketing
9 26 (6.60%) MVC
10 23 (5.84%) Migration
11 22 (5.58%) API Integration
11 22 (5.58%) Project Management
12 21 (5.33%) CRM
12 21 (5.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 20 (5.08%) Web Design
14 18 (4.57%) Open Source
15 17 (4.31%) Analytics
16 16 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (4.06%) TDD
17 15 (3.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 222 (56.35%) PHP
2 217 (55.08%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.36%) Java
4 19 (4.82%) SQL
5 8 (2.03%) C#
5 8 (2.03%) ES6
6 7 (1.78%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.78%) TypeScript
7 6 (1.52%) Java 8
7 6 (1.52%) Ruby
8 5 (1.27%) Python
9 4 (1.02%) PHP 7
9 4 (1.02%) Scala
10 2 (0.51%) ES7
10 2 (0.51%) ES8
10 2 (0.51%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (3.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.28%) Degree
2 9 (2.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.02%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.25%) PMP
5 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.81%) QA
2 9 (2.28%) MiFID
3 3 (0.76%) GDPR
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (6.35%) Docker
2 4 (1.02%) etcd
2 4 (1.02%) flannel
3 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (3.81%) Ansible
2 9 (2.28%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.27%) Puppet
4 4 (1.02%) rkt
5 3 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Plesk
6 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 39 (9.90%) Adobe
2 23 (5.84%) Google
3 21 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.55%) Rackspace
6 12 (3.05%) Oracle
6 12 (3.05%) WooCommerce
7 10 (2.54%) hybris
8 8 (2.03%) Facebook
9 7 (1.78%) Sencha
9 7 (1.78%) Twitter
10 5 (1.27%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.27%) Volusion
11 3 (0.76%) Zend
12 2 (0.51%) Apple
12 2 (0.51%) HubSpot
12 2 (0.51%) IBM
13 1 (0.25%) Marketo
13 1 (0.25%) Tableau
13 1 (0.25%) Xamarin