Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 424 410
Rank change year-on-year -61 -14 +39
Contract jobs citing WordPress 147 195 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 2.22% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 157 153
London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £206 £211 £220
90th Percentile £494 £430 £425
England median daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +17.33%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -58.90% +94.67%

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 7981 8785 8491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.10% 19.71% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5691 6074 5753
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £638 £620 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 107 119
London median hourly rate £20.91 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.17% -10.00% +7.11%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.87 £43.20
England median hourly rate £20.71 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.56% +8.33%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in London

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in London

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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 20 November 2017. 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 -14 26 £385 +14.07% 10
West London -3 14 £290 -28.40% 4
East London -1 4 £463 +23.33%
South London -33 2 £363 +11.54%
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 104 (70.75%) HTML
2 102 (69.39%) CSS
3 88 (59.86%) JavaScript
4 87 (59.18%) PHP
5 47 (31.97%) MySQL
6 45 (30.61%) jQuery
7 42 (28.57%) HTML5
8 39 (26.53%) Git (software)
8 39 (26.53%) Web Development
9 37 (25.17%) CMS
10 36 (24.49%) CSS3
11 34 (23.13%) Sass
11 34 (23.13%) Drupal
12 27 (18.37%) Linux
13 26 (17.69%) Photoshop
14 25 (17.01%) Adobe
14 25 (17.01%) LAMP
14 25 (17.01%) SEO
15 24 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (15.65%) OO
16 23 (15.65%) Front End Development
17 22 (14.97%) User Experience
17 22 (14.97%) Marketing
18 18 (12.24%) Content Management
18 18 (12.24%) Analytics
19 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (10.88%) SQL
20 15 (10.20%) Finance
21 14 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
21 14 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design

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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 37 (25.17%) CMS
2 34 (23.13%) Drupal
3 9 (6.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.44%) Umbraco
5 7 (4.76%) Apache
6 6 (4.08%) Confluence
6 6 (4.08%) Joomla!
7 4 (2.72%) TYPO3
8 3 (2.04%) EPiServer
8 3 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.36%) eZ Publish
9 2 (1.36%) nginx
10 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.68%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Photoshop
2 14 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (6.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Magento
2 3 (2.04%) Shopify
3 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.84%) Google Analytics
3 11 (7.48%) GitHub
4 5 (3.40%) Akamai
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.72%) Office 365
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.04%) npm
7 2 (1.36%) BrowserStack
7 2 (1.36%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.36%) Route 53
8 1 (0.68%) AdWords
8 1 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.68%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.68%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) Intranet
2 4 (2.72%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) LAN
2 4 (2.72%) MPLS
2 4 (2.72%) OSPF
2 4 (2.72%) SAN
2 4 (2.72%) WAN
2 4 (2.72%) WLAN
3 2 (1.36%) DNS
3 2 (1.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.97%) MySQL
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.08%) Power BI
4 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (26.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.16%) JIRA
3 9 (6.12%) gulp
4 7 (4.76%) Vagrant
5 6 (4.08%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (3.40%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.40%) Grunt
6 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.40%) Subversion
7 2 (1.36%) Bower
7 2 (1.36%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.36%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.36%) Xdebug
8 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.68%) GitLab
8 1 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) PostCSS
General
1 22 (14.97%) Marketing
2 15 (10.20%) Finance
3 11 (7.48%) Banking
4 8 (5.44%) Publishing
5 6 (4.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.04%) Digital Economy
6 3 (2.04%) French Language
6 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Games
7 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 107 (72.79%) Developer
2 52 (35.37%) WordPress Developer
3 31 (21.09%) PHP Developer
4 25 (17.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 19 (12.93%) Web Developer
6 16 (10.88%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 13 (8.84%) HTML Developer
8 11 (7.48%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.80%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) UI Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Lead Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Senior WordPress Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Administrator
12 6 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
12 6 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (4.08%) HTML CSS Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Magento Developer
12 6 (4.08%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (70.75%) HTML
2 102 (69.39%) CSS
3 45 (30.61%) jQuery
4 42 (28.57%) HTML5
5 36 (24.49%) CSS3
6 34 (23.13%) Sass
7 25 (17.01%) LAMP
8 14 (9.52%) React
9 13 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (8.16%) LESS
11 11 (7.48%) AngularJS
11 11 (7.48%) Laravel
11 11 (7.48%) Web Services
12 8 (5.44%) .NET
13 7 (4.76%) Node.js
13 7 (4.76%) Symfony
14 6 (4.08%) Ajax
14 6 (4.08%) Flash
14 6 (4.08%) XHTML
14 6 (4.08%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) User Experience
2 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Fintech
4 6 (4.08%) Social Media
5 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.40%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.72%) Animation
6 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.04%) NHS
8 2 (1.36%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.68%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.37%) Linux
2 6 (4.08%) Unix
3 4 (2.72%) CentOS
3 4 (2.72%) Windows
4 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.53%) Web Development
2 25 (17.01%) SEO
3 24 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (15.65%) Front End Development
4 23 (15.65%) OO
5 18 (12.24%) Analytics
5 18 (12.24%) Content Management
6 14 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (8.16%) MVC
7 12 (8.16%) Open Source
8 11 (7.48%) OO PHP
8 11 (7.48%) Project Management
9 10 (6.80%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.80%) Web Design
10 9 (6.12%) Change Management
10 9 (6.12%) DevOps
10 9 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (5.44%) CRM
11 8 (5.44%) TDD
11 8 (5.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 88 (59.86%) JavaScript
2 87 (59.18%) PHP
3 16 (10.88%) SQL
4 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.72%) C#
6 3 (2.04%) Java
7 2 (1.36%) ES6
7 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) CCNP
2 4 (2.72%) CCSE
2 4 (2.72%) CISA
2 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.72%) CISMP
2 4 (2.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) GDPR
2 3 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) Docker
2 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (2.72%) SCCM
1 4 (2.72%) SCOM
2 3 (2.04%) cPanel
3 2 (1.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.68%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) Adobe
2 13 (8.84%) Google
2 13 (8.84%) Zend
3 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.76%) Sitecore
5 7 (4.76%) WooCommerce
6 6 (4.08%) HubSpot
6 6 (4.08%) Nintex
7 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.72%) CommVault
7 4 (2.72%) EqualLogic
7 4 (2.72%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (2.72%) NetApp
7 4 (2.72%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.72%) Rackspace
7 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.72%) Splunk
7 4 (2.72%) Trustwave
7 4 (2.72%) Veeam