Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 602 420 587
Rank change year-on-year -182 +167 -103
Contract jobs citing WordPress 133 59 227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.57% 1.55% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 42 160
10th Percentile £213 £181 £241
25th Percentile £263 £236 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £330 £350
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%
75th Percentile £450 £400 £438
90th Percentile £488 £461 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £338
% change year-on-year +4.48% -0.74% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £23.25 £23.40 £6.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.64% +290.00% -57.95%
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £23.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.62% -6.40% +75.22%

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 8,457 3,806 12,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 14.87% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,863 2,585 7,952
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £405 £388 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +0.54%
75th Percentile £600 £571 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 98 245
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.63 £10.88
25th Percentile £16.67 £15.19 £13.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.62 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.01% +8.10% -
75th Percentile £53.75 £34.75 £34.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £57.27 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.74 £20.86
% change year-on-year +12.70% +4.24% +4.28%

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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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -168 55 £363 +3.57% 58
North of England -65 35 £333 +33.10% 48
North West -40 19 £400 +100.00% 30
Yorkshire -33 16 £275 -31.25% 15
South West -40 12 £400 +65.80% 25
South East -88 9 £275 -21.43% 25
Midlands - 7 £288 - 27
East Midlands - 5 £288 - 11
West Midlands - 2 £300 - 16
East of England -45 1 £350 +16.67% 13
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 73 (54.89%) CSS
2 70 (52.63%) PHP
3 66 (49.62%) HTML
4 63 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 38 (28.57%) CMS
6 36 (27.07%) React
7 29 (21.80%) User Experience
7 29 (21.80%) Git (software)
8 24 (18.05%) Accessibility
9 21 (15.79%) Adobe
9 21 (15.79%) Marketing
9 21 (15.79%) jQuery
10 20 (15.04%) Sass
10 20 (15.04%) Social Skills
11 19 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 19 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (13.53%) TDD
12 18 (13.53%) Web Development
13 17 (12.78%) Content Management
13 17 (12.78%) MySQL
14 16 (12.03%) HTML5
14 16 (12.03%) Wireframes
14 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (12.03%) Sketch
15 15 (11.28%) Laravel
15 15 (11.28%) SEO
15 15 (11.28%) Blog
16 14 (10.53%) E-Commerce
16 14 (10.53%) Node.js
16 14 (10.53%) GitHub

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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 38 (28.57%) CMS
2 9 (6.77%) Apache Solr
2 9 (6.77%) Drupal
2 9 (6.77%) Jadu
3 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.01%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.26%) Apache
5 2 (1.50%) Headless CMS
5 2 (1.50%) Moodle
5 2 (1.50%) Totara
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Sketch
2 14 (10.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (6.77%) InVision
4 8 (6.02%) Photoshop
5 6 (4.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (3.76%) Figma
7 2 (1.50%) InDesign
8 1 (0.75%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Magento
2 2 (1.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) GitHub
2 11 (8.27%) Azure
3 5 (3.76%) AWS
4 3 (2.26%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.50%) Amplience
5 2 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.50%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.50%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.50%) SaaS
5 2 (1.50%) Serverless
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.75%) Google Ads
6 1 (0.75%) Heroku
6 1 (0.75%) npm
6 1 (0.75%) Slack
6 1 (0.75%) Trello
6 1 (0.75%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) Internet
2 3 (2.26%) Intranet
3 2 (1.50%) DKIM
3 2 (1.50%) DMARC
3 2 (1.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) MySQL
2 2 (1.50%) Big Data
2 2 (1.50%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.50%) MariaDB
2 2 (1.50%) Redis
3 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (21.80%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.27%) gulp
3 10 (7.52%) Bitbucket
3 10 (7.52%) Grunt
4 8 (6.02%) Subversion
5 3 (2.26%) JIRA
5 3 (2.26%) webpack
6 2 (1.50%) Storybook
7 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.75%) git-flow
General
1 21 (15.79%) Marketing
2 20 (15.04%) Social Skills
3 6 (4.51%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.51%) Publishing
4 5 (3.76%) Advertising
5 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.50%) Law
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (69.17%) Developer
2 44 (33.08%) WordPress Developer
3 29 (21.80%) PHP Developer
4 17 (12.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 15 (11.28%) Senior Developer
6 10 (7.52%) HTML Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Designer
7 8 (6.02%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) HTML CSS Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Content Editor
9 5 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.01%) React Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Administrator
11 3 (2.26%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Web Content Editor
11 3 (2.26%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (54.89%) CSS
2 66 (49.62%) HTML
3 36 (27.07%) React
4 21 (15.79%) jQuery
5 20 (15.04%) Sass
6 16 (12.03%) HTML5
7 15 (11.28%) Laravel
8 14 (10.53%) CSS3
8 14 (10.53%) Node.js
9 13 (9.77%) GatsbyJS
10 11 (8.27%) GraphQL
11 10 (7.52%) Ajax
12 9 (6.77%) JSON
13 8 (6.02%) CakePHP
13 8 (6.02%) Redux
13 8 (6.02%) Symfony
14 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.01%) LAMP
15 3 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (2.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.80%) User Experience
2 15 (11.28%) Blog
3 12 (9.02%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.50%) Animation
4 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.50%) NHS
4 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.50%) Social Media
4 2 (1.50%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.75%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.75%) Photography
5 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.26%) Linux
2 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Unix
3 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 18 (13.53%) TDD
2 18 (13.53%) Web Development
3 17 (12.78%) Content Management
4 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (12.03%) Wireframes
5 15 (11.28%) SEO
6 14 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 13 (9.77%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (9.77%) Full Stack Development
7 13 (9.77%) Software Engineering
8 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
9 11 (8.27%) Re-Platforming
9 11 (8.27%) Web Accessibility
10 9 (6.77%) Sprint Planning
10 9 (6.77%) Sprint Retrospective
10 9 (6.77%) Task Automation
11 7 (5.26%) DevOps
12 6 (4.51%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 70 (52.63%) PHP
2 63 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.27%) ES6
4 8 (6.02%) ES7
5 3 (2.26%) SQL
6 2 (1.50%) JSX
6 2 (1.50%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.75%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (1.50%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.05%) Accessibility
2 11 (8.27%) GDPR
3 3 (2.26%) QA
3 3 (2.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (9.02%) Docker
2 2 (1.50%) Postfix
2 2 (1.50%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Adobe
2 4 (3.01%) Google
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.26%) HubSpot
3 3 (2.26%) WooCommerce
4 2 (1.50%) Marketo
4 2 (1.50%) Percona
4 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.50%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) BMC
5 1 (0.75%) Facebook
5 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.75%) Zend