Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 527 491
Rank change year-on-year -16 -36 +81
Contract jobs citing WordPress 294 299 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.94% 1.91% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 196 270
England median daily rate £325 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £213 £191 £175
90th Percentile £474 £438 £416
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.81 £17.25 £14.73
90th Percentile £52.50 £93.75 £63.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22% +4.65%

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 15,134 15,670 16,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.37% 17.89% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,187 10,141 10,803
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 329 474
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.97
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 19 February 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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -73 132 £375 +7.14% 73
South East +9 57 £315 +5.00% 53
North of England +54 52 £300 +11.11% 111
North West +27 32 £275 +1.85% 62
South West +22 25 £288 +9.52% 28
Midlands -10 22 £313 +11.61% 44
Yorkshire +4 18 £300 -8.40% 43
West Midlands +2 11 £325 +4.84% 20
East Midlands -3 11 £300 +50.00% 24
East of England -28 7 £300 +23.71% 28
North East +45 2 - - 6
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 177 (60.20%) PHP
1 177 (60.20%) CSS
2 172 (58.50%) HTML
3 140 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 90 (30.61%) Web Development
5 88 (29.93%) MySQL
6 84 (28.57%) jQuery
7 82 (27.89%) CMS
8 79 (26.87%) Git (software)
8 79 (26.87%) HTML5
9 65 (22.11%) CSS3
10 63 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (20.07%) Drupal
11 59 (20.07%) Sass
11 59 (20.07%) Front End Development
12 46 (15.65%) Marketing
13 45 (15.31%) AngularJS
14 43 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (13.95%) JIRA
16 37 (12.59%) React
16 37 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
16 37 (12.59%) Finance
16 37 (12.59%) Web Services
17 33 (11.22%) Adobe
17 33 (11.22%) SEO
18 32 (10.88%) LAMP
19 29 (9.86%) OO
19 29 (9.86%) Linux
20 28 (9.52%) Analytics
20 28 (9.52%) User Experience

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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 82 (27.89%) CMS
2 59 (20.07%) Drupal
3 22 (7.48%) Confluence
4 20 (6.80%) Joomla!
5 12 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (3.74%) Umbraco
7 9 (3.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (3.06%) Apache
8 7 (2.38%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.36%) nginx
10 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.34%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 27 (9.18%) Photoshop
2 15 (5.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.36%) LaTeX
4 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.02%) Camtasia
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.34%) InVision
Business Applications
1 27 (9.18%) Magento
2 3 (1.02%) Shopify
3 2 (0.68%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.80%) Google Analytics
3 19 (6.46%) GitHub
4 9 (3.06%) Rackspace Cloud
5 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.36%) Akamai
6 4 (1.36%) Office 365
7 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.68%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.68%) Trello
8 2 (0.68%) Veeva
9 1 (0.34%) AdWords
9 1 (0.34%) npm
9 1 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.38%) Intranet
1 7 (2.38%) SMS
2 5 (1.70%) Firewall
3 4 (1.36%) LAN
3 4 (1.36%) MPLS
3 4 (1.36%) OSPF
3 4 (1.36%) SAN
3 4 (1.36%) WAN
3 4 (1.36%) WLAN
4 3 (1.02%) DNS
4 3 (1.02%) HTTP
4 3 (1.02%) Internet
4 3 (1.02%) SSL
5 2 (0.68%) FTP
5 2 (0.68%) SMTP
5 2 (0.68%) SSH
5 2 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) IPv4
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (29.93%) MySQL
2 10 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.68%) DB2
4 2 (0.68%) FileMaker
4 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) MS Access
5 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) Redis
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (26.87%) Git (software)
2 41 (13.95%) JIRA
3 20 (6.80%) gulp
4 17 (5.78%) Grunt
5 16 (5.44%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.40%) Vagrant
7 7 (2.38%) Subversion
8 5 (1.70%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.36%) Axure RP
10 3 (1.02%) RSpec
10 3 (1.02%) Selenium
10 3 (1.02%) webpack
11 2 (0.68%) Codeception
11 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.68%) git-flow
11 2 (0.68%) GoCD
11 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.68%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.68%) Xcode
12 1 (0.34%) Visual Composer
General
1 46 (15.65%) Marketing
2 37 (12.59%) Finance
3 12 (4.08%) Advertising
4 9 (3.06%) Retail
5 8 (2.72%) Banking
5 8 (2.72%) Brand Awareness
5 8 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.70%) Legal
6 5 (1.70%) Local Government
7 3 (1.02%) Publishing
7 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.68%) Law
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 221 (75.17%) Developer
2 98 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
3 72 (24.49%) PHP Developer
4 49 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 44 (14.97%) Web Developer
6 40 (13.61%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 28 (9.52%) HTML Developer
8 18 (6.12%) Administrator
8 18 (6.12%) Drupal Developer
8 18 (6.12%) HTML CSS Developer
9 17 (5.78%) PHP Web Developer
10 16 (5.44%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.76%) Web Administrator
12 13 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (4.42%) Magento Developer
13 12 (4.08%) MySQL Developer
13 12 (4.08%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 11 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (3.40%) Analyst
15 10 (3.40%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (60.20%) CSS
2 172 (58.50%) HTML
3 84 (28.57%) jQuery
4 79 (26.87%) HTML5
5 65 (22.11%) CSS3
6 59 (20.07%) Sass
7 45 (15.31%) AngularJS
8 43 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 37 (12.59%) React
9 37 (12.59%) Web Services
10 32 (10.88%) LAMP
11 24 (8.16%) Laravel
12 20 (6.80%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 20 (6.80%) XML
13 19 (6.46%) LESS
14 18 (6.12%) Ajax
15 15 (5.10%) REST
16 12 (4.08%) Node.js
17 11 (3.74%) .NET
17 11 (3.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.52%) User Experience
2 21 (7.14%) Fintech
2 21 (7.14%) Social Media
3 10 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.72%) Hedge funds
5 8 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.36%) Animation
8 3 (1.02%) NHS
9 2 (0.68%) Blog
9 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.34%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.34%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing Technology
10 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.86%) Linux
2 5 (1.70%) CentOS
3 3 (1.02%) Unix
4 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.68%) Windows
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (30.61%) Web Development
2 63 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (20.07%) Front End Development
4 33 (11.22%) SEO
5 29 (9.86%) OO
6 28 (9.52%) Analytics
7 26 (8.84%) Responsive Web Design
8 25 (8.50%) Content Management
8 25 (8.50%) Digital Marketing
9 23 (7.82%) Project Management
10 19 (6.46%) OO PHP
11 17 (5.78%) DevOps
11 17 (5.78%) E-Commerce
11 17 (5.78%) MVC
12 15 (5.10%) Web Design
13 12 (4.08%) Migration
13 12 (4.08%) Scrum
13 12 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (4.08%) TDD
14 11 (3.74%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 177 (60.20%) PHP
2 140 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 21 (7.14%) SQL
4 15 (5.10%) Java
5 5 (1.70%) C#
5 5 (1.70%) PHP 7
5 5 (1.70%) Ruby
6 4 (1.36%) C++
6 4 (1.36%) Fortran
7 3 (1.02%) ES6
8 2 (0.68%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.34%) C
9 1 (0.34%) ES7
9 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.34%) Python
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (4.42%) Degree
2 12 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (1.36%) CCNP
4 4 (1.36%) CCSE
4 4 (1.36%) CISA
4 4 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.36%) CISMP
4 4 (1.36%) CISSP
4 4 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.70%) GDPR
2 3 (1.02%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) WCAG
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (4.42%) Docker
2 7 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (1.36%) SCCM
1 4 (1.36%) SCOM
2 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 33 (11.22%) Adobe
2 23 (7.82%) Google
3 18 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (5.44%) Sitecore
5 12 (4.08%) Rackspace
6 11 (3.74%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.74%) WooCommerce
7 6 (2.04%) EMC
7 6 (2.04%) Zend
8 5 (1.70%) VMware
9 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.36%) Cisco
9 4 (1.36%) Citrix
9 4 (1.36%) CommVault
9 4 (1.36%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (1.36%) Juniper
9 4 (1.36%) McAfee
9 4 (1.36%) NetApp
9 4 (1.36%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.36%) Splunk