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 24 June 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.

WordPress
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 444 472
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 109 191 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.54% 2.16% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 155 122
Median daily rate £300 £310 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £440 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £238
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.72% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -4.34%  

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 7075 8843 9046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.66% 17.91% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4553 6003 5754
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 203 309
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.49 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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

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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 3 months to 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -41 49 £300 -7.69% 44
South East +16 21 £313 -3.10% 29
North West +22 13 £300 +45.45% 13
West Midlands +25 7 £288 +4.54% 13
Yorkshire +14 6 £262 +16.55% 17
South West -1 6 £345 +76.92% 17
East Midlands -9 3 £238 -17.03% 3
East of England - 3 £275 - 3
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 184 (72.73%) HTML
2 169 (66.80%) CSS
3 167 (66.01%) PHP
4 144 (56.92%) JavaScript
5 94 (37.15%) HTML5
6 91 (35.97%) MySQL
7 75 (29.64%) CSS3
8 73 (28.85%) Web Development
8 73 (28.85%) jQuery
9 72 (28.46%) CMS
10 62 (24.51%) Git (software)
11 55 (21.74%) Front End Development
12 50 (19.76%) LAMP
13 48 (18.97%) Drupal
14 47 (18.58%) Linux
15 45 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (17.00%) Sass
17 41 (16.21%) User Experience
18 40 (15.81%) Responsive Web Design
19 31 (12.25%) Web Design
19 31 (12.25%) Photoshop
19 31 (12.25%) Marketing
20 29 (11.46%) AngularJS
21 26 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (10.28%) Adobe
22 25 (9.88%) SQL
23 24 (9.49%) OO
24 23 (9.09%) Magento
24 23 (9.09%) JSON
24 23 (9.09%) Node.js

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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 72 (28.46%) CMS
2 48 (18.97%) Drupal
3 18 (7.11%) Apache
4 10 (3.95%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.37%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.58%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.19%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.19%) DNN
8 3 (1.19%) nginx
9 2 (0.79%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) IIS
10 1 (0.40%) Kentico
10 1 (0.40%) phpBB
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) TYPO3
Applications
1 31 (12.25%) Photoshop
2 16 (6.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (5.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.40%) GIMP
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (9.09%) Magento
2 3 (1.19%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.19%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.79%) Shopify
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.40%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.30%) GitHub
3 17 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (5.53%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.19%) CloudFront
5 3 (1.19%) MailChimp
5 3 (1.19%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.79%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.79%) Route 53
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) AdWords
7 1 (0.40%) Akamai
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.40%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.98%) Intranet
2 4 (1.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
3 1 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (35.97%) MySQL
2 21 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.37%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.58%) phpMyAdmin
5 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 62 (24.51%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.93%) gulp
4 11 (4.35%) Grunt
5 7 (2.77%) Subversion
6 5 (1.98%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.98%) webpack
7 4 (1.58%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.58%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.58%) Maven
7 4 (1.58%) Mocha
8 3 (1.19%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.19%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.79%) Bower
9 2 (0.79%) JIRA
9 2 (0.79%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.79%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (12.25%) Marketing
2 19 (7.51%) Publishing
3 18 (7.11%) Finance
4 7 (2.77%) Retail
5 5 (1.98%) Banking
6 4 (1.58%) Games
7 3 (1.19%) Advertising
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 210 (83.00%) Developer
2 86 (33.99%) WordPress Developer
3 69 (27.27%) PHP Developer
4 45 (17.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 39 (15.42%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 38 (15.02%) Web Developer
7 18 (7.11%) HTML Developer
8 16 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (5.53%) Drupal Developer
10 13 (5.14%) PHP Web Developer
11 11 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
11 11 (4.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 11 (4.35%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.95%) HTML CSS Developer
13 8 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.77%) UI Developer
15 6 (2.37%) Senior Developer
15 6 (2.37%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (72.73%) HTML
2 169 (66.80%) CSS
3 94 (37.15%) HTML5
4 75 (29.64%) CSS3
5 73 (28.85%) jQuery
6 50 (19.76%) LAMP
7 43 (17.00%) Sass
8 29 (11.46%) AngularJS
9 23 (9.09%) JSON
9 23 (9.09%) Node.js
10 19 (7.51%) Laravel
10 19 (7.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (7.11%) LESS
12 16 (6.32%) Symfony
13 14 (5.53%) .NET
13 14 (5.53%) React
14 12 (4.74%) RESTful
15 11 (4.35%) Ajax
15 11 (4.35%) YAML
16 10 (3.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.21%) User Experience
2 14 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.35%) Social Media
4 9 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.77%) W3C
6 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.58%) Photography
9 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.19%) Blog
9 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.19%) NHS
9 3 (1.19%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.40%) FMCG
11 1 (0.40%) iPad
11 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.40%) Motion Graphics
11 1 (0.40%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.58%) Linux
2 15 (5.93%) Windows
3 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.77%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.98%) Unix
6 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.85%) Web Development
2 55 (21.74%) Front End Development
3 45 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (15.81%) Responsive Web Design
5 31 (12.25%) Web Design
6 24 (9.49%) OO
7 22 (8.70%) TDD
8 21 (8.30%) DevOps
8 21 (8.30%) MVC
8 21 (8.30%) SEO
9 17 (6.72%) Analytics
10 16 (6.32%) E-Commerce
11 14 (5.53%) Content Management
11 14 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (5.53%) OO PHP
12 12 (4.74%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (4.35%) Wireframes
14 9 (3.56%) OOP
15 8 (3.16%) Project Management
16 7 (2.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 167 (66.01%) PHP
2 144 (56.92%) JavaScript
3 25 (9.88%) SQL
4 18 (7.11%) Python
5 15 (5.93%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.74%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.56%) Java
8 8 (3.16%) C#
9 5 (1.98%) Ruby
10 4 (1.58%) Go
10 4 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.19%) ES6
11 3 (1.19%) Perl
12 2 (0.79%) PHP 4
12 2 (0.79%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.79%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.40%) SOQL
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (6.32%) Docker
2 11 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 12 (4.74%) Puppet
2 11 (4.35%) Ansible
2 11 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.58%) cPanel
4 2 (0.79%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) Piwik
5 1 (0.40%) Plesk
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 26 (10.28%) Adobe
2 21 (8.30%) Google
3 15 (5.93%) Zend
4 12 (4.74%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.16%) Rackspace
6 7 (2.77%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.58%) SAP
7 4 (1.58%) Twitter
8 3 (1.19%) Facebook
8 3 (1.19%) hybris
9 2 (0.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) HubSpot
10 1 (0.40%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.40%) Nintex
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle
10 1 (0.40%) Pardot
10 1 (0.40%) PayPal
10 1 (0.40%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.40%) Xerox
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