Period
to 22 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 551 505
Rank change year-on-year +5 -46 +53
Contract jobs citing WordPress 317 269 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.07% 1.83% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 265
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £175
90th Percentile £461 £438 £444
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
England median hourly rate £24.09 £35.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.17% +141.38% -3.33%
10th Percentile £20.38 £27.50 £8.93
90th Percentile £65.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £24.09 £35.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -31.17% +141.38% -30.12%

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 15,347 14,677 16,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.56% 17.22% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,232 9,493 10,902
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 300 423
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +6.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% -7.14% +13.51%

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

WordPress
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

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in England over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WordPress in England

WordPress
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 April 2018. 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 -33 140 £375 +11.11% 74
South East +5 64 £313 -10.71% 61
North of England -8 54 £275 -8.33% 72
North West -8 31 £275 - 46
Midlands -6 29 £325 +18.18% 42
Yorkshire -9 22 £325 +0.78% 24
South West +16 19 £275 +10.00% 40
West Midlands -1 17 £325 +4.84% 20
East Midlands 0 12 £300 +20.00% 22
East of England -21 11 £288 +15.00% 20
North East +34 1 £205 - 2
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 188 (59.31%) HTML
2 187 (58.99%) CSS
3 180 (56.78%) PHP
4 157 (49.53%) JavaScript
5 101 (31.86%) CMS
6 96 (30.28%) Web Development
7 83 (26.18%) jQuery
8 80 (25.24%) MySQL
8 80 (25.24%) Git (software)
9 77 (24.29%) HTML5
10 65 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (19.87%) Front End Development
12 61 (19.24%) CSS3
13 52 (16.40%) Marketing
13 52 (16.40%) AngularJS
14 48 (15.14%) Drupal
15 45 (14.20%) React
16 44 (13.88%) Laravel
17 41 (12.93%) Sass
18 39 (12.30%) User Experience
19 37 (11.67%) Adobe
20 36 (11.36%) E-Commerce
21 34 (10.73%) JIRA
22 32 (10.09%) Finance
23 31 (9.78%) SEO
23 31 (9.78%) Content Management
23 31 (9.78%) Vue (Vue.js)
23 31 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
24 30 (9.46%) Google
24 30 (9.46%) Linux

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
1 101 (31.86%) CMS
2 48 (15.14%) Drupal
3 16 (5.05%) Confluence
3 16 (5.05%) Joomla!
4 14 (4.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 11 (3.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (3.15%) Umbraco
7 8 (2.52%) Apache
8 4 (1.26%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.26%) ExpressionEngine
9 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.63%) nginx
10 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 27 (8.52%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.32%) InVision
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (8.52%) Magento
2 6 (1.89%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.63%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Shopify
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.94%) Google Analytics
3 18 (5.68%) GitHub
4 14 (4.42%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (1.26%) npm
6 3 (0.95%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.32%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.32%) Trello
8 1 (0.32%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.15%) SMS
2 5 (1.58%) Intranet
3 3 (0.95%) HTTP
3 3 (0.95%) Internet
4 2 (0.63%) DNS
4 2 (0.63%) FTP
4 2 (0.63%) SMTP
4 2 (0.63%) SSH
4 2 (0.63%) SSL
4 2 (0.63%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) DHCP
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) IPv4
5 1 (0.32%) IPv6
5 1 (0.32%) Skype
5 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (25.24%) MySQL
2 11 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.95%) Redis
5 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.63%) DB2
6 2 (0.63%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (25.24%) Git (software)
2 34 (10.73%) JIRA
3 26 (8.20%) gulp
4 22 (6.94%) Grunt
5 15 (4.73%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.84%) webpack
7 4 (1.26%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.26%) git-flow
7 4 (1.26%) GoCD
7 4 (1.26%) jMock
7 4 (1.26%) JUnit
7 4 (1.26%) Mockito
7 4 (1.26%) RSpec
7 4 (1.26%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.26%) Subversion
8 3 (0.95%) Selenium
9 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.63%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.63%) Xcode
General
1 52 (16.40%) Marketing
2 32 (10.09%) Finance
3 12 (3.79%) Retail
4 11 (3.47%) Advertising
5 6 (1.89%) Publishing
6 5 (1.58%) Local Government
7 4 (1.26%) Back Office
7 4 (1.26%) Banking
7 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.63%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 234 (73.82%) Developer
2 91 (28.71%) WordPress Developer
3 73 (23.03%) PHP Developer
4 61 (19.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 41 (12.93%) Web Developer
6 30 (9.46%) HTML Developer
7 29 (9.15%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 21 (6.62%) HTML CSS Developer
9 19 (5.99%) Administrator
10 16 (5.05%) PHP Web Developer
11 15 (4.73%) Analyst
11 15 (4.73%) Web Administrator
12 14 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (4.10%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.79%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.79%) Magento Developer
15 11 (3.47%) Digital Project Manager
15 11 (3.47%) Drupal Developer
16 10 (3.15%) Senior Developer
17 9 (2.84%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (59.31%) HTML
2 187 (58.99%) CSS
3 83 (26.18%) jQuery
4 77 (24.29%) HTML5
5 61 (19.24%) CSS3
6 52 (16.40%) AngularJS
7 45 (14.20%) React
8 44 (13.88%) Laravel
9 41 (12.93%) Sass
10 31 (9.78%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 29 (9.15%) Web Services
12 24 (7.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (6.31%) LAMP
14 16 (5.05%) .NET
15 13 (4.10%) Node.js
15 13 (4.10%) REST
16 12 (3.79%) RESTful
16 12 (3.79%) SOAP
17 10 (3.15%) LESS
18 9 (2.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.30%) User Experience
2 17 (5.36%) Social Media
3 15 (4.73%) Fintech
4 12 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.21%) Blog
8 6 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.58%) W3C
10 4 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.95%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.63%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.63%) Equities
12 2 (0.63%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.63%) NHS
12 2 (0.63%) Podcast
12 2 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.32%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.46%) Linux
2 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.63%) Unix
2 2 (0.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.32%) Android
3 1 (0.32%) CentOS
3 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.28%) Web Development
2 65 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (19.87%) Front End Development
4 36 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 31 (9.78%) Content Management
5 31 (9.78%) SEO
6 28 (8.83%) Analytics
7 26 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
7 26 (8.20%) Project Management
8 23 (7.26%) MVC
9 22 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (5.99%) DevOps
11 17 (5.36%) TDD
12 16 (5.05%) Web Design
13 15 (4.73%) Migration
13 15 (4.73%) Test Automation
14 12 (3.79%) API Integration
14 12 (3.79%) CRM
15 11 (3.47%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (3.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 180 (56.78%) PHP
2 157 (49.53%) JavaScript
3 20 (6.31%) SQL
4 19 (5.99%) Java
5 12 (3.79%) C#
6 8 (2.52%) Ruby
7 4 (1.26%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.26%) PHP 7
7 4 (1.26%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.95%) ES6
8 3 (0.95%) Python
9 2 (0.63%) ES7
9 2 (0.63%) ES8
10 1 (0.32%) Java 8
10 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.32%) Scala
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.21%) CTC Cleared
2 7 (2.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.58%) Degree
4 4 (1.26%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.84%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) GDPR
3 2 (0.63%) MiFID
3 2 (0.63%) WCAG
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.52%) Docker
2 3 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) etcd
3 2 (0.63%) flannel
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.26%) Ansible
3 3 (0.95%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.95%) Puppet
4 2 (0.63%) rkt
4 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 37 (11.67%) Adobe
2 30 (9.46%) Google
3 20 (6.31%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.42%) Rackspace
5 11 (3.47%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.15%) WooCommerce
7 7 (2.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.21%) Twitter
8 6 (1.89%) Facebook
9 5 (1.58%) Sencha
10 4 (1.26%) Oracle
11 3 (0.95%) IBM
11 3 (0.95%) Volusion
12 2 (0.63%) Dell
12 2 (0.63%) EMC
12 2 (0.63%) HubSpot
12 2 (0.63%) hybris
12 2 (0.63%) Zend
13 1 (0.32%) Infor
13 1 (0.32%) Omniture