Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 572 533
Rank change year-on-year +71 -39 +41
Contract jobs citing WordPress 107 261 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.71% 1.97% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 184 270
Median daily rate £344 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +9.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £213
90th Percentile £488 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £19.13 - £24.09
10th Percentile £16.59 - £20.38
90th Percentile £21.10 - £65.50
UK median hourly rate £19.13 £15.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year +27.52% -37.73% -37.83%

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 6,254 13,276 15,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.51% 15.84% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,992 8,559 10,057
Median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
10th Percentile £281 £287 £273
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 263 331
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £11.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.83 £51.25
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.67% -1.58% -

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in England

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WordPress in England.

Daily rate trend for WordPress in England

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WordPress in England

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WordPress in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 May 2020. 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 +87 41 £400 -5.88% 19
South West +43 20 £325 +46.07% 11
South East +98 18 £400 +23.08% 10
North of England +46 14 £325 - 18
North West +37 13 £313 +4.17% 10
Midlands +55 7 £325 - 7
East of England +60 6 £238 +2.15% 4
West Midlands +54 4 £325 +10.64% 1
East Midlands +39 3 £325 - 6
Yorkshire +41 1 £475 +11.76% 5
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 49 (45.79%) HTML
2 47 (43.93%) PHP
2 47 (43.93%) CSS
3 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.56%) CMS
4 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (18.69%) MySQL
5 20 (18.69%) HTML5
6 19 (17.76%) CSS3
6 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
7 16 (14.95%) Front End Development
8 14 (13.08%) Vue.js
8 14 (13.08%) User Experience
8 14 (13.08%) Drupal
8 14 (13.08%) jQuery
8 14 (13.08%) Content Management
8 14 (13.08%) Google
9 12 (11.21%) React
9 12 (11.21%) Analytics
9 12 (11.21%) Marketing
10 10 (9.35%) Web Development
10 10 (9.35%) RESTful
11 9 (8.41%) Laravel
11 9 (8.41%) Sass
11 9 (8.41%) Linux
11 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.48%) CRM
12 8 (7.48%) Android
12 8 (7.48%) Google Analytics
12 8 (7.48%) 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 22 (20.56%) CMS
2 14 (13.08%) Drupal
3 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.74%) Apache
5 3 (2.80%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.87%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) Podio
7 1 (0.93%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.93%) InDesign
3 1 (0.93%) InVision
3 1 (0.93%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Magento
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) Google Analytics
2 6 (5.61%) GCP
2 6 (5.61%) Google Tag Manager
3 5 (4.67%) Azure
4 4 (3.74%) Office 365
5 3 (2.80%) AWS
6 2 (1.87%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (1.87%) WhatsApp
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) AdWords
7 1 (0.93%) Asana
7 1 (0.93%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.93%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.93%) GitHub
7 1 (0.93%) Google Docs
7 1 (0.93%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.93%) npm
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Intranet
2 2 (1.87%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.69%) MySQL
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (2.80%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.54%) gulp
2 7 (6.54%) JIRA
3 5 (4.67%) Grunt
3 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.80%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (2.80%) Mocha
6 2 (1.87%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) Babel
7 1 (0.93%) Bower
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) GitLab
7 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 12 (11.21%) Marketing
2 7 (6.54%) Publishing
3 5 (4.67%) Law
4 4 (3.74%) Finance
5 2 (1.87%) Local Government
5 2 (1.87%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (74.77%) Developer
2 30 (28.04%) WordPress Developer
3 25 (23.36%) PHP Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (11.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (8.41%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Designer
7 6 (5.61%) HTML Developer
7 6 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Lead Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Content Designer
8 5 (4.67%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (4.67%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Digital Project Manager
9 4 (3.74%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.74%) Senior PHP Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (45.79%) HTML
2 47 (43.93%) CSS
3 20 (18.69%) HTML5
4 19 (17.76%) CSS3
5 14 (13.08%) jQuery
5 14 (13.08%) Vue.js
6 12 (11.21%) React
7 10 (9.35%) RESTful
8 9 (8.41%) Laravel
8 9 (8.41%) Sass
9 8 (7.48%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.54%) Node.js
10 7 (6.54%) Symfony
11 6 (5.61%) Django
11 6 (5.61%) JSON
11 6 (5.61%) REST
12 5 (4.67%) XML
13 4 (3.74%) CodeIgniter
13 4 (3.74%) LAMP
13 4 (3.74%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) User Experience
2 5 (4.67%) Analytical Mindset
2 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.74%) Animation
3 4 (3.74%) Social Media
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Blog
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Android
3 6 (5.61%) Windows
4 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.74%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.74%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.87%) CentOS
6 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.95%) Front End Development
3 14 (13.08%) Content Management
4 12 (11.21%) Analytics
5 10 (9.35%) Web Development
6 8 (7.48%) CRM
7 7 (6.54%) DevOps
7 7 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (6.54%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.54%) Project Delivery
7 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.54%) TDD
8 6 (5.61%) B2B
8 6 (5.61%) Content Writing
8 6 (5.61%) Project Management
8 6 (5.61%) SEO
8 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.67%) Migration
9 5 (4.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.93%) PHP
2 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.61%) PHP 7
3 6 (5.61%) SQL
4 4 (3.74%) ES6
5 2 (1.87%) C#
5 2 (1.87%) PHP 5
5 2 (1.87%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.93%) Java
6 1 (0.93%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.93%) VBA
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Docker
2 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.87%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.87%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) cPanel
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Google
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.80%) Adobe
3 3 (2.80%) hybris
3 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.80%) WooCommerce
4 2 (1.87%) BuddyPress
4 2 (1.87%) Facebook
4 2 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.87%) Twitter
5 1 (0.93%) Instagram
5 1 (0.93%) Mapbox
5 1 (0.93%) Marketo
5 1 (0.93%) Pardot
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) YouTube
5 1 (0.93%) Zend