Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 589 498 590
Rank change year-on-year -91 +92 -51
Contract jobs citing WordPress 173 403 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.57% 2.52% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 289 218
England median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +6.56%
10th Percentile £213 £198 £194
90th Percentile £469 £509 £463
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
England median hourly rate £6.00 £18.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.00% -50.00% +150.00%
UK median hourly rate £14.15 £18.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% -50.00% +150.00%

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 11,036 16,019 15,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.72% 16.87% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,193 10,492 10,486
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £636 £615
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 379 403
England median hourly rate £20.52 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.73% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.99 £12.35 £11.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -

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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 22 November 2019.

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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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 22 November 2019. 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 -32 81 £350 -6.67% 38
North of England 0 31 £325 +14.04% 67
South West +8 24 £331 +20.45% 45
North West +23 19 £300 +2.56% 32
South East -6 15 £400 +28.00% 46
Midlands +37 13 £295 +18.00% 57
Yorkshire +11 10 £413 +44.74% 22
East of England +19 8 £390 +30.00% 26
West Midlands +39 7 £306 +53.13% 32
East Midlands +18 6 £260 -9.57% 25
North East +12 2 - - 13
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 121 (69.94%) PHP
2 113 (65.32%) JavaScript
3 109 (63.01%) HTML
4 105 (60.69%) CSS
5 59 (34.10%) CMS
6 54 (31.21%) jQuery
7 50 (28.90%) Web Development
8 47 (27.17%) HTML5
9 44 (25.43%) MySQL
10 40 (23.12%) Sass
11 39 (22.54%) CSS3
12 34 (19.65%) Front End Development
13 32 (18.50%) Laravel
14 30 (17.34%) Marketing
15 28 (16.18%) React
16 27 (15.61%) Drupal
17 26 (15.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (13.87%) Google
19 23 (13.29%) Git (software)
20 22 (12.72%) SEO
21 21 (12.14%) Linux
22 19 (10.98%) DevOps
22 19 (10.98%) Photoshop
22 19 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
23 18 (10.40%) LAMP
24 17 (9.83%) Finance
25 16 (9.25%) LESS
25 16 (9.25%) User Experience
26 14 (8.09%) Analytics
26 14 (8.09%) 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 59 (34.10%) CMS
2 27 (15.61%) Drupal
3 13 (7.51%) Apache
4 9 (5.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.31%) Jadu
5 4 (2.31%) Moodle
6 3 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.73%) IIS
6 3 (1.73%) SilverStripe
6 3 (1.73%) Totara
7 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.16%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.58%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.58%) Kentico
Applications
1 19 (10.98%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.31%) Zeplin
5 3 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe XD
6 2 (1.16%) InVision
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.58%) Figma
7 1 (0.58%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Magento
2 4 (2.31%) Shopify
3 3 (1.73%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.09%) Azure
1 14 (8.09%) Google Analytics
2 13 (7.51%) AWS
3 6 (3.47%) GitHub
3 6 (3.47%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.31%) Office 365
5 3 (1.73%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (1.73%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.73%) Serverless
6 2 (1.16%) G Suite
6 2 (1.16%) GCP
6 2 (1.16%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.58%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.58%) npm
7 1 (0.58%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.73%) Intranet
1 3 (1.73%) LAN
1 3 (1.73%) VPN
1 3 (1.73%) WAN
1 3 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.16%) Firewall
2 2 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (0.58%) Extranet
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.58%) Network Security
3 1 (0.58%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.43%) MySQL
2 5 (2.89%) Power BI
2 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.31%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.58%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.20%) JIRA
3 8 (4.62%) webpack
4 6 (3.47%) Grunt
5 4 (2.31%) Firebug
5 4 (2.31%) gulp
5 4 (2.31%) Subversion
5 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.73%) Babel
7 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.16%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.58%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.58%) ESLint
8 1 (0.58%) Hudson
8 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.58%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.58%) Xdebug
General
1 30 (17.34%) Marketing
2 17 (9.83%) Finance
3 8 (4.62%) Publishing
4 6 (3.47%) Law
5 5 (2.89%) Retail
6 4 (2.31%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (85.55%) Developer
2 62 (35.84%) PHP Developer
3 59 (34.10%) WordPress Developer
4 28 (16.18%) Web Developer
5 26 (15.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 21 (12.14%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 19 (10.98%) PHP Web Developer
8 13 (7.51%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (6.94%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Graduate
10 9 (5.20%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.62%) React Developer
12 6 (3.47%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (3.47%) Senior PHP Developer
13 5 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
13 5 (2.89%) Graduate PHP Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Graduate Web Developer
14 4 (2.31%) Designer
14 4 (2.31%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (63.01%) HTML
2 105 (60.69%) CSS
3 54 (31.21%) jQuery
4 47 (27.17%) HTML5
5 40 (23.12%) Sass
6 39 (22.54%) CSS3
7 32 (18.50%) Laravel
8 28 (16.18%) React
9 26 (15.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 18 (10.40%) LAMP
11 16 (9.25%) LESS
12 14 (8.09%) Node.js
13 12 (6.94%) Vue.js
14 10 (5.78%) AngularJS
15 8 (4.62%) Symfony
16 7 (4.05%) .NET
17 4 (2.31%) Django
17 4 (2.31%) REST
17 4 (2.31%) Spring
17 4 (2.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) User Experience
2 11 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.78%) Social Media
4 9 (5.20%) Graphic Design
5 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.73%) Animation
6 3 (1.73%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.73%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.16%) W3C
8 1 (0.58%) BBC
8 1 (0.58%) Blog
8 1 (0.58%) CCTV
8 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) Online Games
8 1 (0.58%) SCORM
8 1 (0.58%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.14%) Linux
2 10 (5.78%) Windows
3 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.90%) Web Development
2 34 (19.65%) Front End Development
3 22 (12.72%) SEO
4 19 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.98%) DevOps
5 14 (8.09%) Analytics
5 14 (8.09%) E-Commerce
6 13 (7.51%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (5.78%) Content Management
9 9 (5.20%) Fintech
9 9 (5.20%) OO
9 9 (5.20%) Web Design
10 8 (4.62%) Email Marketing
10 8 (4.62%) MVC
10 8 (4.62%) Wireframes
11 6 (3.47%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 6 (3.47%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (3.47%) Project Management
11 6 (3.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 121 (69.94%) PHP
2 113 (65.32%) JavaScript
3 9 (5.20%) Java
3 9 (5.20%) SQL
4 6 (3.47%) C#
4 6 (3.47%) Python
5 4 (2.31%) PHP 7
5 4 (2.31%) VB
6 3 (1.73%) ES6
7 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.58%) ES7
7 1 (0.58%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.58%) Ruby
7 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.58%) HND
3 1 (0.58%) MCSD
3 1 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) WCAG
2 4 (2.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.73%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 24 (13.87%) Google
2 11 (6.36%) Adobe
3 10 (5.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.20%) HubSpot
5 7 (4.05%) WooCommerce
6 4 (2.31%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.16%) Avaya
7 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.16%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.16%) Symantec
7 2 (1.16%) Twitter
8 1 (0.58%) Apple
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) Facebook
8 1 (0.58%) Marketo
8 1 (0.58%) Zend