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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
UK / England
Rank 435 437 470
Rank change year-on-year +2 +33  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 143 177 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.98% 2.11% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 111 91
Median daily rate £320 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £9.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +330.55% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +372.22% -42.85%  

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7238 8397 8295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.54% 17.25% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4730 5379 4981
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 212 298
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in England

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 March 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
London -13 57 £325 +1.56% 29
South East +10 23 £360 +60.00% 19
North West +31 20 £273 -9.16% 24
Yorkshire +11 16 £325 +6.55% 21
South West 0 12 £250 -23.07% 7
East Midlands -1 7 £250 -39.39% 3
East of England -6 4 £300 +77.77% 14
West Midlands +5 3 £330 +50.00% 9
North East - 1 - - 4
WordPress
UK

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 194 (68.79%) PHP
2 189 (67.02%) HTML
3 173 (61.35%) CSS
4 158 (56.03%) JavaScript
5 89 (31.56%) HTML5
6 77 (27.30%) MySQL
7 76 (26.95%) Web Development
8 74 (26.24%) CMS
9 71 (25.18%) CSS3
10 69 (24.47%) jQuery
11 55 (19.50%) Git (software)
12 52 (18.44%) Front End Development
13 49 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (13.48%) Drupal
14 38 (13.48%) LAMP
15 36 (12.77%) Sass
15 36 (12.77%) Linux
16 34 (12.06%) E-Commerce
16 34 (12.06%) User Experience
17 32 (11.35%) Adobe
17 32 (11.35%) Marketing
18 30 (10.64%) AngularJS
19 28 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
20 27 (9.57%) Laravel
20 27 (9.57%) Photoshop
20 27 (9.57%) SEO
21 25 (8.87%) TDD
21 25 (8.87%) .NET
22 23 (8.16%) DevOps
22 23 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap

WordPress
Top Related 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 74 (26.24%) CMS
2 38 (13.48%) Drupal
3 11 (3.90%) Joomla!
4 9 (3.19%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.84%) Apache
6 4 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.71%) Confluence
8 2 (0.71%) DNN
8 2 (0.71%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.35%) concrete5
9 1 (0.35%) Kentico
9 1 (0.35%) phpBB
9 1 (0.35%) Tornado
9 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (9.57%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (3.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.42%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.06%) MS Office
6 1 (0.35%) GIMP
6 1 (0.35%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (7.45%) Magento
2 5 (1.77%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.77%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.71%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.71%) Shopify
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.38%) GitHub
3 17 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.61%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.35%) AdWords
6 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.90%) Intranet
2 4 (1.42%) Internet
3 2 (0.71%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (27.30%) MySQL
2 21 (7.45%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.06%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) GIS
5 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (19.50%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.32%) gulp
4 10 (3.55%) Grunt
4 10 (3.55%) Subversion
5 6 (2.13%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.42%) JIRA
6 4 (1.42%) Maven
6 4 (1.42%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.42%) webpack
7 3 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.06%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.71%) GitLab
8 2 (0.71%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.71%) Mocha
8 2 (0.71%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 32 (11.35%) Marketing
2 14 (4.96%) Publishing
3 10 (3.55%) Finance
4 6 (2.13%) Legal
5 3 (1.06%) Games
5 3 (1.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Military
6 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (81.56%) Developer
2 88 (31.21%) WordPress Developer
3 85 (30.14%) PHP Developer
4 43 (15.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 38 (13.48%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 36 (12.77%) Web Developer
7 25 (8.87%) Full Stack Developer
8 20 (7.09%) HTML Developer
8 20 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (4.96%) HTML CSS Developer
10 13 (4.61%) PHP Web Developer
11 12 (4.26%) Drupal Developer
12 11 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.90%) MySQL Developer
12 11 (3.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 11 (3.90%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.90%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.19%) Analyst
13 9 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.19%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (67.02%) HTML
2 173 (61.35%) CSS
3 89 (31.56%) HTML5
4 71 (25.18%) CSS3
5 69 (24.47%) jQuery
6 38 (13.48%) LAMP
7 36 (12.77%) Sass
8 30 (10.64%) AngularJS
9 27 (9.57%) Laravel
10 25 (8.87%) .NET
11 23 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (6.74%) JSON
12 19 (6.74%) REST
13 17 (6.03%) Node.js
14 14 (4.96%) React
15 13 (4.61%) CodeIgniter
15 13 (4.61%) RESTful
15 13 (4.61%) XML
16 12 (4.26%) Ajax
17 11 (3.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.06%) User Experience
2 12 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.84%) Social Media
4 8 (2.84%) W3C
5 7 (2.48%) Podcast
6 6 (2.13%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.42%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.06%) Animation
9 3 (1.06%) Blog
9 3 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.06%) NHS
10 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.71%) Photography
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.77%) Linux
2 16 (5.67%) Windows
3 10 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.71%) Unix
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.95%) Web Development
2 52 (18.44%) Front End Development
3 49 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (12.06%) E-Commerce
5 28 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
6 27 (9.57%) SEO
7 25 (8.87%) TDD
8 23 (8.16%) DevOps
8 23 (8.16%) OO
9 20 (7.09%) Content Management
9 20 (7.09%) Web Design
10 17 (6.03%) Analytics
11 15 (5.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (4.96%) MVC
13 12 (4.26%) Open Source
14 11 (3.90%) OO PHP
15 9 (3.19%) OOP
15 9 (3.19%) Statistics
15 9 (3.19%) Wireframes
16 8 (2.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 194 (68.79%) PHP
2 158 (56.03%) JavaScript
3 23 (8.16%) SQL
4 20 (7.09%) Python
5 18 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.55%) Java
8 7 (2.48%) C#
9 5 (1.77%) Perl
9 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.42%) Go
10 4 (1.42%) PHP 5
11 2 (0.71%) ES6
11 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.71%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.35%) SOQL
12 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (6.03%) Degree
2 4 (1.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.67%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) PMO
2 4 (1.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (4.96%) Docker
2 11 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (4.61%) Ansible
1 13 (4.61%) Puppet
2 12 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.71%) Plesk
4 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.35%) cPanel
4 1 (0.35%) Piwik
4 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (11.35%) Adobe
2 20 (7.09%) Zend
3 19 (6.74%) Google
4 9 (3.19%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.19%) Rackspace
5 6 (2.13%) SAP
6 5 (1.77%) hybris
7 4 (1.42%) Twitter
8 3 (1.06%) Facebook
8 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.71%) Sage
10 1 (0.35%) HubSpot
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle
10 1 (0.35%) SaltStack
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