Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Drupal skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Drupal over the 6 months to 17 August 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.

Drupal
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 436 513
Rank change year-on-year -111 +77 -30
Contract jobs citing Drupal 375 495 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.17% 3.06% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 370 290
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £213 £243 £217
90th Percentile £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +7.69% -4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 9
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.21% +163.64% -50.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £27.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.83 £156.20 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £29.00 £9.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% +222.22% -74.29%

Drupal is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,286 16,202 19,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 16.93% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,300 10,483 13,118
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 407 491
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.27% -1.70% -
10th Percentile £12.14 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.64 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.82% -4.18% +2.50%

Drupal
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Drupal as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Drupal over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Drupal over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England -99 366 £375 +7.14% 139
UK excluding London -79 216 £350 +7.69% 88
London -68 158 £375 - 56
South East -22 84 £375 +7.14% 30
North of England -67 41 £400 +23.08% 16
South West +5 38 £288 +9.52% 19
Midlands -1 34 £275 -15.38% 11
North West -59 28 £250 -23.08% 13
West Midlands -11 20 £250 -33.33% 7
East Midlands -7 14 £495 +65.00% 4
Yorkshire -7 12 £425 +41.67% 3
East of England -10 10 £293 -4.10% 7
Scotland -57 9 £103 -79.50% 3
North East -15 1 £205 -48.75%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Drupal 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 with a requirement for Drupal.

1 201 (53.60%) PHP
2 168 (44.80%) HTML
3 167 (44.53%) JavaScript
4 153 (40.80%) CSS
5 121 (32.27%) CMS
6 109 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (25.33%) MySQL
8 78 (20.80%) HTML5
9 69 (18.40%) Content Management
10 68 (18.13%) jQuery
11 64 (17.07%) Git (software)
12 61 (16.27%) LAMP
13 57 (15.20%) CSS3
14 54 (14.40%) Web Development
15 48 (12.80%) WordPress
16 46 (12.27%) Symfony
17 36 (9.60%) Front End Development
18 34 (9.07%) E-Commerce
19 33 (8.80%) Laravel
20 32 (8.53%) Marketing
21 31 (8.27%) Linux
21 31 (8.27%) Web Services
21 31 (8.27%) OO
22 30 (8.00%) Release Management
22 30 (8.00%) User Experience
23 29 (7.73%) SDLC
23 29 (7.73%) GitHub
23 29 (7.73%) Test Automation
24 26 (6.93%) Sass
25 24 (6.40%) DevOps

Drupal
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 121 (32.27%) CMS
2 48 (12.80%) WordPress
3 16 (4.27%) Apache
4 15 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (4.00%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.60%) Alfresco
6 6 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.60%) FileNet
6 6 (1.60%) Joomla!
6 6 (1.60%) Liferay
6 6 (1.60%) LiveLink
7 5 (1.33%) Documentum
7 5 (1.33%) LiveCycle
7 5 (1.33%) nginx
8 4 (1.07%) IIS
8 4 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.53%) MODX
10 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.53%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.27%) InDesign
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (6.13%) Magento
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Shopify
4 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.73%) GitHub
2 18 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.67%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.33%) Office 365
6 3 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.80%) npm
7 2 (0.53%) Akamai
7 2 (0.53%) Boomi
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Mailgun
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.93%) Firewall
2 8 (2.13%) HTTP
3 5 (1.33%) DNS
3 5 (1.33%) SMS
4 2 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.27%) SNMP
5 1 (0.27%) SSH
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (25.33%) MySQL
2 12 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.07%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.07%) SQLite
6 2 (0.53%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) Power BI
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.27%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.27%) SoapUI
3 14 (3.73%) PHPUnit
4 13 (3.47%) GitLab
5 11 (2.93%) JIRA
6 9 (2.40%) Selenium
6 9 (2.40%) WebDriver
7 7 (1.87%) gulp
8 6 (1.60%) Subversion
9 5 (1.33%) Grunt
10 4 (1.07%) Ant
10 4 (1.07%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.07%) Xcode
11 3 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.53%) Maven
12 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.27%) webpack
General
1 32 (8.53%) Marketing
2 14 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.47%) Finance
3 13 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (3.20%) Publishing
5 8 (2.13%) Banking
6 5 (1.33%) Advertising
6 5 (1.33%) Retail
7 3 (0.80%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 253 (67.47%) Developer
2 185 (49.33%) Drupal Developer
3 79 (21.07%) PHP Developer
4 47 (12.53%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 27 (7.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 21 (5.60%) Architect
6 21 (5.60%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.00%) Drupal Architect
8 13 (3.47%) HTML Developer
9 11 (2.93%) Digital Project Manager
9 11 (2.93%) HTML CSS Developer
9 11 (2.93%) MySQL Developer
9 11 (2.93%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 11 (2.93%) Senior Developer
9 11 (2.93%) Web Architect
10 10 (2.67%) PHP Architect
10 10 (2.67%) Web Developer
11 9 (2.40%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (44.80%) HTML
2 153 (40.80%) CSS
3 78 (20.80%) HTML5
4 68 (18.13%) jQuery
5 61 (16.27%) LAMP
6 57 (15.20%) CSS3
7 46 (12.27%) Symfony
8 33 (8.80%) Laravel
9 31 (8.27%) Web Services
10 26 (6.93%) Sass
11 23 (6.13%) Node.js
12 22 (5.87%) AngularJS
12 22 (5.87%) React
13 9 (2.40%) Ajax
13 9 (2.40%) SOAP
13 9 (2.40%) Vue.js
14 8 (2.13%) .NET
14 8 (2.13%) JSR 170
14 8 (2.13%) Spring
15 7 (1.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.00%) User Experience
2 13 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.93%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.93%) Social Media
4 9 (2.40%) PMI
5 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.07%) Blog
6 4 (1.07%) NHS
7 3 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.80%) Video Editing
7 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.53%) Fintech
8 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.53%) Replication
8 2 (0.53%) W3C
9 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.27%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.27%) Life Science
9 1 (0.27%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.27%) Linux
2 16 (4.27%) Windows
3 10 (2.67%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.33%) Unix
5 4 (1.07%) Android
5 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.07%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (18.40%) Content Management
3 54 (14.40%) Web Development
4 36 (9.60%) Front End Development
5 34 (9.07%) E-Commerce
6 31 (8.27%) OO
7 30 (8.00%) Release Management
8 29 (7.73%) SDLC
8 29 (7.73%) Test Automation
9 24 (6.40%) DevOps
10 23 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (5.87%) Responsive Web Design
12 21 (5.60%) Analytics
13 19 (5.07%) Deployment Automation
14 18 (4.80%) SEO
15 16 (4.27%) Configuration Management
15 16 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (4.27%) Project Management
16 15 (4.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 201 (53.60%) PHP
2 167 (44.53%) JavaScript
3 20 (5.33%) Java
4 13 (3.47%) SQL
5 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.67%) VBScript
6 6 (1.60%) C#
7 5 (1.33%) PHP 7
8 4 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.07%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.80%) Perl
9 3 (0.80%) PHP 5
9 3 (0.80%) Python
9 3 (0.80%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.27%) ES6
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (4.27%) Degree
2 10 (2.67%) PMI Certification
2 10 (2.67%) PMP
3 9 (2.40%) ISEB
4 6 (1.60%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.60%) MBA
5 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.87%) QA
2 12 (3.20%) WCAG
3 4 (1.07%) PMO
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (2.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.07%) XenApp
3 3 (0.80%) KVM
3 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.80%) vSphere
4 2 (0.53%) LXC
4 2 (0.53%) Postfix
4 2 (0.53%) vCloud
4 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.27%) NFS
5 1 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (2.40%) WMI
2 5 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.33%) Puppet
3 3 (0.80%) Ansible
3 3 (0.80%) Nagios
4 2 (0.53%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.53%) Fail2ban
4 2 (0.53%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (5.87%) Adobe
2 15 (4.00%) Oracle
3 13 (3.47%) Google
3 13 (3.47%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.67%) Zend
5 9 (2.40%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.60%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.60%) FatWire
6 6 (1.60%) IBM
6 6 (1.60%) Interwoven
6 6 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.60%) Vignette
6 6 (1.60%) VMware
6 6 (1.60%) Xerox
7 5 (1.33%) OpenText
8 4 (1.07%) Citrix
8 4 (1.07%) Sencha
9 3 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.53%) Informatica
10 2 (0.53%) NetApp