Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 15 October 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 508 334 473
Rank change year-on-year -174 +139 -32
Contract jobs citing WordPress 60 27 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.27% 1.33% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 82
10th Percentile £220 £212 £263
25th Percentile £292 £236 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £338 £390
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% -13.46% +4.00%
75th Percentile £475 £400 £500
90th Percentile £558 £468 £550
England median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £36.25 -
Median % change year-on-year -65.52% - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £30.15 £6.00
% change year-on-year +7.79% +402.50% -68.00%

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,728 2,028 5,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.34% 14.74% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,348 1,417 4,110
10th Percentile £340 £313 £290
25th Percentile £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £598 £588
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 47
10th Percentile £17.53 £15.00 £14.49
25th Percentile £21.50 £19.69 £18.12
Median hourly rate £34.50 £36.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.83% +72.62% +5.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £41.50 £37.78
90th Percentile £67.00 £52.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.32 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +10.00% -

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in London

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WordPress in London.

Daily rate trend for WordPress in London

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WordPress in London over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WordPress in London

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WordPress in London.

Hourly rate trend for WordPress in London

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the London region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Central London -52 7 £450 +50.00% 11
West London - 1 £250 - 9
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 London region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 38 (63.33%) PHP
2 27 (45.00%) HTML
3 25 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 24 (40.00%) CSS
5 16 (26.67%) CMS
6 14 (23.33%) MySQL
6 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (21.67%) React
8 12 (20.00%) Laravel
9 9 (15.00%) Social Skills
9 9 (15.00%) Marketing
10 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (11.67%) Symfony
11 7 (11.67%) jQuery
11 7 (11.67%) TDD
11 7 (11.67%) User Experience
12 6 (10.00%) Accessibility
12 6 (10.00%) Web Development
12 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.33%) Adobe
13 5 (8.33%) MVC
13 5 (8.33%) SEO
13 5 (8.33%) Drupal
13 5 (8.33%) Content Management
13 5 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
14 4 (6.67%) GitHub
14 4 (6.67%) Sketch
14 4 (6.67%) Umbraco
14 4 (6.67%) Azure

WordPress
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (26.67%) CMS
2 5 (8.33%) Drupal
3 4 (6.67%) Umbraco
4 3 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Apache
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.33%) Headless CMS
5 2 (3.33%) Moodle
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) Totara
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Sketch
2 2 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.33%) Figma
2 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe XD
3 1 (1.67%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Azure
1 4 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (3.33%) Amplience
2 2 (3.33%) AWS
2 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (3.33%) Power Platform
2 2 (3.33%) PowerApps
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Serverless
3 1 (1.67%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.67%) Heroku
3 1 (1.67%) npm
3 1 (1.67%) Trello
3 1 (1.67%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) DKIM
1 2 (3.33%) DMARC
1 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) Blockchain
2 2 (3.33%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.33%) Redis
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) gulp
2 2 (3.33%) webpack
3 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.67%) git-flow
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Storybook
General
1 9 (15.00%) Marketing
1 9 (15.00%) Social Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Publishing
3 3 (5.00%) Advertising
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Music Industry
4 1 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (60.00%) Developer
2 18 (30.00%) WordPress Developer
3 14 (23.33%) PHP Developer
4 5 (8.33%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Content Editor
6 3 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Web Content Editor
6 3 (5.00%) Web Editor
7 2 (3.33%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Web Designer
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.00%) HTML
2 24 (40.00%) CSS
3 13 (21.67%) React
4 12 (20.00%) Laravel
5 7 (11.67%) jQuery
5 7 (11.67%) Symfony
6 4 (6.67%) Node.js
7 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.00%) CSS3
8 2 (3.33%) HTML5
8 2 (3.33%) LAMP
8 2 (3.33%) REST
8 2 (3.33%) Sass
8 2 (3.33%) Web Services
8 2 (3.33%) XHTML
9 1 (1.67%) Ajax
9 1 (1.67%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (1.67%) JSON
9 1 (1.67%) RESTful
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Blog
2 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.67%) Animation
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.67%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.67%) TDD
3 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.00%) Web Development
4 5 (8.33%) Content Management
4 5 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
4 5 (8.33%) MVC
4 5 (8.33%) SEO
5 4 (6.67%) Open Source
6 3 (5.00%) Analytics
6 3 (5.00%) Coaching
6 3 (5.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.00%) Web Design
7 2 (3.33%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (3.33%) API Integration
7 2 (3.33%) Clean Code
7 2 (3.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (63.33%) PHP
2 25 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.33%) ES6
4 1 (1.67%) JSX
4 1 (1.67%) PHP 7
4 1 (1.67%) Ruby
4 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) Accessibility
2 2 (3.33%) WCAG
3 1 (1.67%) GDPR
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Postfix
1 2 (3.33%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Adobe
2 3 (5.00%) HubSpot
2 3 (5.00%) WooCommerce
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Percona
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Apple
4 1 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.67%) Spotify
4 1 (1.67%) YouTube