Period
to 22 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 484 562
Rank change year-on-year -20 +78 -39
Contract jobs citing WordPress 132 86 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.03% 1.56% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 67 185
10th Percentile £208 £187 £215
25th Percentile £250 £300 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £335 £350
Median % change year-on-year -2.99% -4.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £438 £425 £463
90th Percentile £493 £488 £538
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +109.30% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +87.21% +43.33% -36.96%

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 6,514 5,527 13,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.00% 14.64% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,475 3,789 8,543
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £570 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 117 263
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £23.71 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.56% +14.29% -8.50%
75th Percentile £56.13 £33.00 £34.26
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.50 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -1.03%

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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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WordPress in England

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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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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 June 2021. 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 -25 74 £400 +6.67% 36
North of England +27 24 £245 -24.62% 63
Yorkshire +26 16 £260 -45.26% 35
South West +11 10 £400 +21.21% 21
North West 0 8 £220 -32.31% 22
South East -11 8 £200 -50.00% 33
Midlands -21 4 £300 -7.69% 36
East Midlands +4 3 £300 -7.69% 17
East of England -2 1 £325 +36.84% 13
West Midlands -19 1 £225 -30.77% 19
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 76 (57.58%) PHP
2 73 (55.30%) CSS
3 70 (53.03%) HTML
4 64 (48.48%) JavaScript
5 39 (29.55%) CMS
5 39 (29.55%) Marketing
6 36 (27.27%) SEO
7 33 (25.00%) User Experience
8 29 (21.97%) Git (software)
9 23 (17.42%) Accessibility
10 22 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (15.91%) MVC
11 21 (15.91%) Adobe
11 21 (15.91%) Social Skills
12 20 (15.15%) Symfony
12 20 (15.15%) Social Media
13 19 (14.39%) Web Development
13 19 (14.39%) Wireframes
14 18 (13.64%) CSS3
14 18 (13.64%) Sass
14 18 (13.64%) React
15 17 (12.88%) HTML5
15 17 (12.88%) Node.js
15 17 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
16 16 (12.12%) jQuery
16 16 (12.12%) Software Engineering
17 15 (11.36%) Content Management
17 15 (11.36%) Azure
18 13 (9.85%) GDPR

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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 39 (29.55%) CMS
2 12 (9.09%) Jadu
3 10 (7.58%) Drupal
4 6 (4.55%) Apache Solr
4 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.03%) Apache
5 4 (3.03%) Moodle
5 4 (3.03%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.27%) IIS
7 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.52%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.52%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.52%) Totara
8 1 (0.76%) Confluence
8 1 (0.76%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Sketch
2 8 (6.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (6.06%) InVision
3 6 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.55%) Figma
3 6 (4.55%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.27%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.76%) InDesign
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Magento
2 3 (2.27%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.36%) Azure
2 10 (7.58%) GitHub
3 8 (6.06%) AWS
4 3 (2.27%) Heroku
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (2.27%) SaaS
5 2 (1.52%) PaaS
5 2 (1.52%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.52%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Asana
6 1 (0.76%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.76%) Google Ads
6 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.76%) Serverless
6 1 (0.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.82%) Internet
2 5 (3.79%) SSL
3 4 (3.03%) Intranet
4 3 (2.27%) DHCP
4 3 (2.27%) DNS
4 3 (2.27%) Firewall
5 2 (1.52%) SAN
5 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) MySQL
2 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.52%) Big Data
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (21.97%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.85%) gulp
3 9 (6.82%) Bitbucket
4 7 (5.30%) Grunt
4 7 (5.30%) Subversion
5 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.52%) JIRA
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.76%) git-flow
6 1 (0.76%) PostCSS
General
1 39 (29.55%) Marketing
2 21 (15.91%) Social Skills
3 7 (5.30%) Finance
4 6 (4.55%) Advertising
4 6 (4.55%) Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Law
5 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.27%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.27%) Publishing
7 2 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.52%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (69.70%) Developer
2 36 (27.27%) PHP Developer
3 33 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
4 20 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
5 15 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (7.58%) Designer
8 9 (6.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (6.06%) Lead Developer
10 7 (5.30%) HTML Developer
11 6 (4.55%) HTML CSS Developer
11 6 (4.55%) UX Designer
12 5 (3.79%) Analyst
12 5 (3.79%) Digital Project Manager
12 5 (3.79%) Project Manager
13 4 (3.03%) Content Editor
13 4 (3.03%) Digital Designer
13 4 (3.03%) Web Developer
13 4 (3.03%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (55.30%) CSS
2 70 (53.03%) HTML
3 20 (15.15%) Symfony
4 18 (13.64%) CSS3
4 18 (13.64%) React
4 18 (13.64%) Sass
5 17 (12.88%) HTML5
5 17 (12.88%) Node.js
6 16 (12.12%) jQuery
7 11 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 10 (7.58%) Ajax
8 10 (7.58%) Web Services
8 10 (7.58%) XHTML
9 8 (6.06%) CakePHP
9 8 (6.06%) JSON
10 7 (5.30%) Laravel
10 7 (5.30%) Redux
10 7 (5.30%) SOAP
11 6 (4.55%) Django
12 5 (3.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.00%) User Experience
2 20 (15.15%) Social Media
3 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.27%) Animation
4 3 (2.27%) FMCG
5 2 (1.52%) Blog
5 2 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.52%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.52%) NHS
5 2 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.76%) LIMS
6 1 (0.76%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.76%) Photography
6 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.76%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.76%) W3C
6 1 (0.76%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) Unix
3 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.27%) SEO
2 22 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.91%) MVC
4 19 (14.39%) Web Development
4 19 (14.39%) Wireframes
5 17 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (12.12%) Software Engineering
7 15 (11.36%) Content Management
8 13 (9.85%) Front End Development
9 12 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
10 11 (8.33%) Sprint Planning
10 11 (8.33%) Sprint Retrospective
11 10 (7.58%) DevOps
11 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.58%) Web Application Development
12 8 (6.06%) API Integration
12 8 (6.06%) B2B
12 8 (6.06%) B2C
13 7 (5.30%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (57.58%) PHP
2 64 (48.48%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.06%) ES6
4 7 (5.30%) ES7
5 5 (3.79%) Python
5 5 (3.79%) SQL
6 3 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (1.52%) PHP 5
7 2 (1.52%) PHP 7
7 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.76%) Java
8 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.42%) Accessibility
2 13 (9.85%) GDPR
3 3 (2.27%) QA
3 3 (2.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.27%) Docker
2 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (15.91%) Adobe
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.03%) WooCommerce
4 3 (2.27%) Apple
4 3 (2.27%) HubSpot
4 3 (2.27%) VMware
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.52%) Google
5 2 (1.52%) Marketo
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle
5 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.76%) Facebook
6 1 (0.76%) LabVantage
6 1 (0.76%) Sage
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Zend