Period
to 22 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 569 508 547
Rank change year-on-year -61 +39 -17
Contract jobs citing WordPress 244 401 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.92% 2.56% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 310 228
England median daily rate £350 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £218 £205 £200
90th Percentile £526 £494 £438
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.24% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
England median hourly rate - £13.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.45% +330.56%
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £13.59 £38.75
% change year-on-year +84.03% -64.94% +330.56%

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 12,711 15,641 14,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.51% 16.78% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,159 10,311 9,698
England median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £270 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 378 383
England median hourly rate £20.86 £21.00 £19.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% +5.16% -0.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.58 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.16 £20.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year +3.22% +6.25% -4.46%

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 22 August 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 August 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 -28 113 £400 +6.67% 54
North of England +13 41 £343 +20.18% 78
Midlands +43 34 £325 +8.33% 63
North West +29 24 £269 -4.02% 38
South East -32 24 £325 - 55
South West -17 23 £300 +9.09% 29
West Midlands +38 21 £338 +8.00% 42
Yorkshire +13 16 £425 +49.12% 29
East Midlands +34 13 £325 +10.64% 21
East of England +9 8 £390 +33.33% 27
North East +23 1 - - 11
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 173 (70.90%) JavaScript
2 170 (69.67%) PHP
3 164 (67.21%) HTML
4 157 (64.34%) CSS
5 93 (38.11%) jQuery
6 81 (33.20%) MySQL
7 75 (30.74%) HTML5
8 69 (28.28%) Web Development
9 65 (26.64%) CMS
10 58 (23.77%) Front End Development
11 52 (21.31%) Sass
11 52 (21.31%) Git (software)
12 45 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (17.21%) CSS3
14 39 (15.98%) DevOps
15 38 (15.57%) Marketing
16 37 (15.16%) Laravel
16 37 (15.16%) LAMP
16 37 (15.16%) SEO
17 35 (14.34%) Drupal
18 33 (13.52%) React
19 32 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 31 (12.70%) User Experience
21 30 (12.30%) Docker
22 29 (11.89%) Linux
23 27 (11.07%) OO
23 27 (11.07%) Vue.js
24 26 (10.66%) Responsive Web Design
25 24 (9.84%) Google
25 24 (9.84%) AWS

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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 65 (26.64%) CMS
2 35 (14.34%) Drupal
3 18 (7.38%) Apache
4 9 (3.69%) Moodle
5 8 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.87%) Confluence
6 7 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.05%) Totara
8 4 (1.64%) Jadu
9 3 (1.23%) SilverStripe
9 3 (1.23%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.82%) SAS
10 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.41%) IIS
11 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.41%) Kentico
11 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (8.20%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.64%) Zeplin
4 3 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.41%) InVision
6 1 (0.41%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Magento
2 3 (1.23%) Shopify
3 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.84%) AWS
2 20 (8.20%) Azure
3 17 (6.97%) Google Analytics
4 9 (3.69%) GitHub
5 4 (1.64%) Office 365
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.23%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (1.23%) GCP
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.82%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.82%) G Suite
7 2 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.82%) IaaS
7 2 (0.82%) PaaS
7 2 (0.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) Firewall
1 3 (1.23%) FTP
1 3 (1.23%) SSH
1 3 (1.23%) VPN
1 3 (1.23%) WAN
1 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.82%) LAN
2 2 (0.82%) NAS
2 2 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.41%) DHCP
3 1 (0.41%) DNS
3 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.41%) Skype
3 1 (0.41%) VLAN
3 1 (0.41%) VSAN
3 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (33.20%) MySQL
2 6 (2.46%) Blockchain
2 6 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.82%) phpMyAdmin
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) Power BI
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 52 (21.31%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.79%) JIRA
3 16 (6.56%) gulp
4 9 (3.69%) Grunt
4 9 (3.69%) webpack
5 7 (2.87%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.05%) PhpStorm
6 5 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.23%) PostCSS
8 3 (1.23%) Subversion
9 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.82%) Firebug
10 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq
10 1 (0.41%) Hudson
10 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.41%) RSpec
10 1 (0.41%) WiX
General
1 38 (15.57%) Marketing
2 18 (7.38%) Finance
3 15 (6.15%) Publishing
4 10 (4.10%) Law
4 10 (4.10%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.87%) Legal
6 6 (2.46%) Banking
7 5 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.82%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 213 (87.30%) Developer
2 91 (37.30%) WordPress Developer
3 68 (27.87%) PHP Developer
4 46 (18.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 37 (15.16%) Web Developer
6 27 (11.07%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 20 (8.20%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (7.38%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.97%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (6.56%) PHP Web Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Digital Developer
11 9 (3.69%) React Developer
12 8 (3.28%) Designer
13 7 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.87%) Magento Developer
13 7 (2.87%) Senior PHP Developer
14 5 (2.05%) AWS Developer
14 5 (2.05%) Node.js Developer
14 5 (2.05%) Python Developer
14 5 (2.05%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (67.21%) HTML
2 157 (64.34%) CSS
3 93 (38.11%) jQuery
4 75 (30.74%) HTML5
5 52 (21.31%) Sass
6 42 (17.21%) CSS3
7 37 (15.16%) LAMP
7 37 (15.16%) Laravel
8 33 (13.52%) React
9 32 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (11.07%) Vue.js
11 19 (7.79%) Node.js
12 14 (5.74%) AngularJS
12 14 (5.74%) LESS
13 9 (3.69%) Django
13 9 (3.69%) Symfony
14 8 (3.28%) Mustache
14 8 (3.28%) Web Services
15 7 (2.87%) REST
16 6 (2.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) User Experience
2 14 (5.74%) Social Media
3 9 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.87%) NHS
5 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.05%) e-Learning
6 5 (2.05%) Equities
7 4 (1.64%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.82%) Bitcoin
8 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.82%) Life Science
8 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.82%) W3C
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.41%) Online Games
9 1 (0.41%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.89%) Linux
2 12 (4.92%) Windows
3 9 (3.69%) Unix
4 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (28.28%) Web Development
2 58 (23.77%) Front End Development
3 45 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (15.98%) DevOps
5 37 (15.16%) SEO
6 27 (11.07%) OO
7 26 (10.66%) Responsive Web Design
8 23 (9.43%) OO PHP
8 23 (9.43%) Open Source
9 22 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (8.61%) Analytics
10 21 (8.61%) Web Application Development
11 20 (8.20%) MVC
11 20 (8.20%) TDD
12 18 (7.38%) Mentoring
13 16 (6.56%) E-Commerce
13 16 (6.56%) Web Design
14 15 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (6.15%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 173 (70.90%) JavaScript
2 170 (69.67%) PHP
3 20 (8.20%) PHP 7
4 11 (4.51%) SQL
5 6 (2.46%) ES6
5 6 (2.46%) Python
6 5 (2.05%) Java
7 2 (0.82%) C
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (3.28%) Degree
3 7 (2.87%) DBS Check
4 5 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) HND
5 1 (0.41%) MCSE
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.46%) GDPR
1 6 (2.46%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (12.30%) Docker
2 4 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.87%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.46%) Ansible
3 5 (2.05%) cPanel
4 3 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.82%) Nagios
5 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.41%) SCCM
6 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (9.84%) Google
2 13 (5.33%) Adobe
3 12 (4.92%) WooCommerce
4 10 (4.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.28%) HubSpot
6 5 (2.05%) Oracle
7 4 (1.64%) Twitter
8 3 (1.23%) Facebook
8 3 (1.23%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.23%) YouTube
9 2 (0.82%) Avaya
9 2 (0.82%) Cisco
9 2 (0.82%) Instagram
9 2 (0.82%) Meraki
9 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.82%) Sophos
9 2 (0.82%) Symantec
10 1 (0.41%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.41%) Pinterest
10 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow