Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 566 499
Rank change year-on-year +86 -67 +5
Contract jobs citing WordPress 418 299 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.65% 1.95% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 219 284
England median daily rate £325 £313 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.31% +4.31%
10th Percentile £205 £205 £175
90th Percentile £500 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £325 £311 £303
% change year-on-year +4.42% +2.89% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
England median hourly rate £18.75 £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +150.00% -58.90%
10th Percentile £11.44 £16.83 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.25 £81.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +150.00% -49.58%

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 15,780 15,352 18,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.74% 16.83% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,388 10,083 12,098
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £630 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 382 475
England median hourly rate £21.75 £20.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% +1.09% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +48 211 £375 +15.38% 85
South East +30 76 £325 +3.17% 63
North of England -21 58 £285 -5.00% 78
Yorkshire -1 35 £300 +9.09% 25
Midlands -6 26 £288 -4.17% 52
East of England +22 24 £298 -4.80% 27
North West -21 22 £283 -5.83% 46
South West -24 22 £275 - 43
West Midlands -19 15 £200 -36.00% 23
East Midlands +3 11 £288 +15.00% 29
North East +3 1 £275 - 7
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 238 (56.94%) PHP
2 232 (55.50%) JavaScript
3 226 (54.07%) HTML
4 221 (52.87%) CSS
5 125 (29.90%) CMS
6 118 (28.23%) jQuery
7 117 (27.99%) MySQL
8 110 (26.32%) Web Development
9 94 (22.49%) Git (software)
10 85 (20.33%) HTML5
11 83 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (19.38%) CSS3
13 80 (19.14%) Front End Development
14 61 (14.59%) AngularJS
15 60 (14.35%) React
15 60 (14.35%) E-Commerce
16 56 (13.40%) Photoshop
17 52 (12.44%) Sass
18 46 (11.00%) Linux
18 46 (11.00%) Marketing
19 44 (10.53%) User Experience
19 44 (10.53%) Drupal
20 43 (10.29%) Java
20 43 (10.29%) Laravel
21 42 (10.05%) Content Management
22 39 (9.33%) Adobe
23 35 (8.37%) Symfony
23 35 (8.37%) Docker
24 34 (8.13%) Magento
24 34 (8.13%) SEO

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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
1 125 (29.90%) CMS
2 44 (10.53%) Drupal
3 27 (6.46%) Apache
4 21 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (3.83%) Confluence
6 8 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.67%) Joomla!
8 6 (1.44%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.72%) nginx
11 2 (0.48%) IIS
12 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.24%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.24%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.24%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.24%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (13.40%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.72%) InDesign
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 34 (8.13%) Magento
2 8 (1.91%) Shopify
3 3 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.24%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.24%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.83%) GitHub
4 10 (2.39%) Google Analytics
5 9 (2.15%) npm
5 9 (2.15%) PaaS
6 7 (1.67%) Google Tag Manager
6 7 (1.67%) Office 365
7 6 (1.44%) SaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) Linode
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.24%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.24%) Heroku
10 1 (0.24%) Twilio
10 1 (0.24%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.20%) SSH
1 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.96%) Firewall
2 4 (0.96%) Internet
2 4 (0.96%) VPN
3 3 (0.72%) DHCP
3 3 (0.72%) DNS
3 3 (0.72%) FTP
4 2 (0.48%) Intranet
4 2 (0.48%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) DSL
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) SMS
5 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (27.99%) MySQL
2 21 (5.02%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.44%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.48%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.48%) Redis
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.24%) Big Data
8 1 (0.24%) Firebird
8 1 (0.24%) MS Access
8 1 (0.24%) Riak
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 94 (22.49%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.42%) gulp
3 30 (7.18%) JIRA
4 28 (6.70%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.55%) Grunt
6 13 (3.11%) GitLab
6 13 (3.11%) Maven
7 11 (2.63%) PhpStorm
7 11 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.67%) webpack
9 6 (1.44%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.44%) Subversion
10 5 (1.20%) Webistrano
11 4 (0.96%) Firebug
12 3 (0.72%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.72%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.72%) Selenium
13 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.48%) Bower
13 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (11.00%) Marketing
2 32 (7.66%) Retail
3 24 (5.74%) Publishing
4 23 (5.50%) Finance
5 12 (2.87%) Banking
5 12 (2.87%) Games
6 11 (2.63%) Advertising
7 9 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.96%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 319 (76.32%) Developer
2 122 (29.19%) WordPress Developer
3 97 (23.21%) PHP Developer
4 73 (17.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 45 (10.77%) Full Stack Developer
6 40 (9.57%) Web Developer
7 35 (8.37%) JavaScript Developer
8 32 (7.66%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 26 (6.22%) Analyst
10 25 (5.98%) HTML CSS Developer
10 25 (5.98%) HTML Developer
11 17 (4.07%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.35%) Designer
13 12 (2.87%) CMS Developer
13 12 (2.87%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (2.87%) Junior
14 11 (2.63%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.39%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.39%) React Developer
15 10 (2.39%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (54.07%) HTML
2 221 (52.87%) CSS
3 118 (28.23%) jQuery
4 85 (20.33%) HTML5
5 81 (19.38%) CSS3
6 61 (14.59%) AngularJS
7 60 (14.35%) React
8 52 (12.44%) Sass
9 43 (10.29%) Laravel
10 35 (8.37%) Symfony
11 27 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (5.74%) Vue.js
13 23 (5.50%) REST
14 21 (5.02%) .NET
15 20 (4.78%) Django
15 20 (4.78%) LAMP
15 20 (4.78%) Web Services
16 19 (4.55%) Spring
17 18 (4.31%) LESS
18 17 (4.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.53%) User Experience
2 25 (5.98%) W3C
3 14 (3.35%) Social Media
4 11 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.15%) Equities
5 9 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.20%) Fintech
7 5 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.96%) Video Editing
9 3 (0.72%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.48%) Blog
10 2 (0.48%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.00%) Linux
2 9 (2.15%) Windows
3 8 (1.91%) Android
4 6 (1.44%) Unix
5 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.48%) Debian
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (26.32%) Web Development
2 83 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (19.14%) Front End Development
4 60 (14.35%) E-Commerce
5 42 (10.05%) Content Management
6 34 (8.13%) SEO
7 32 (7.66%) DevOps
8 29 (6.94%) MVC
9 23 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (5.26%) Migration
11 19 (4.55%) Analytics
11 19 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
12 17 (4.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (4.07%) TDD
13 16 (3.83%) OO
14 15 (3.59%) Open Source
14 15 (3.59%) Web Design
15 14 (3.35%) CRM
15 14 (3.35%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (3.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 238 (56.94%) PHP
2 232 (55.50%) JavaScript
3 43 (10.29%) Java
4 30 (7.18%) SQL
5 16 (3.83%) Python
6 15 (3.59%) C#
7 8 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.67%) Java 8
8 7 (1.67%) PHP 5
8 7 (1.67%) PHP 7
9 6 (1.44%) ES6
10 4 (0.96%) C++
10 4 (0.96%) Ruby
10 4 (0.96%) Scala
10 4 (0.96%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.72%) Go
11 3 (0.72%) VBA
12 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (4.07%) Degree
2 7 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.24%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.78%) QA
2 9 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.15%) MiFID
3 6 (1.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 35 (8.37%) Docker
2 4 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.72%) etcd
3 3 (0.72%) flannel
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.59%) Ansible
3 5 (1.20%) Capistrano
3 5 (1.20%) Puppet
4 3 (0.72%) rkt
5 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.24%) Plesk
6 1 (0.24%) Terraform
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (9.33%) Adobe
2 26 (6.22%) Google
2 26 (6.22%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.74%) hybris
4 17 (4.07%) WooCommerce
5 15 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.87%) Oracle
7 5 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.20%) Zend
8 3 (0.72%) Sencha
8 3 (0.72%) Volusion
9 2 (0.48%) Apple
9 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.48%) Facebook
9 2 (0.48%) VMware
10 1 (0.24%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.24%) IBM
10 1 (0.24%) Sage
10 1 (0.24%) Twitter
10 1 (0.24%) Xamarin