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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 622 558 528
Rank change year-on-year -64 -30 +60
Contract jobs citing Drupal 218 178 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.09% 2.15% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 128 49
10th Percentile £319 £263 £263
25th Percentile £363 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £393 £375
Median % change year-on-year +8.28% +4.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £478 £500 £450
90th Percentile £525 £588 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +29.63% -10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 £29.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +175.86% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 10,443 8,264 5,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 12.68% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,168 5,573 3,799
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £419 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.25% +3.05% -
75th Percentile £630 £575 £550
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 161 122
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £17.03 £16.18 £15.94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +45.83% +20.00% +0.98%
75th Percentile £65.32 £51.00 £32.81
90th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £52.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.21 £19.18
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.77% +11.80%

Drupal
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Drupal over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Top 16 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -70 174 £413 +10.00% 28
Work from Home -44 166 £425 +13.33% 18
London -69 79 £400 -11.11% 13
UK excluding London -52 70 £438 +29.63% 15
North of England -43 41 £438 +27.27% 6
Yorkshire -13 37 £438 +11.46% 3
South East -23 15 £425 +30.77% 4
North West -42 4 £350 +1.82% 3
Wales -8 3 £425 +4.62%
East of England -16 3 £700 +43.59% 1
Midlands -41 3 £450 +80.00%
East Midlands -11 2 £450 +80.00%
Scotland -15 2 £525 +208.82% 1
South West -27 2 £510 +56.92% 3
West Midlands -40 1 £400 +60.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 127 (58.26%) PHP
2 99 (45.41%) JavaScript
3 64 (29.36%) MySQL
4 58 (26.61%) HTML
5 55 (25.23%) Agile
6 49 (22.48%) CMS
7 45 (20.64%) MVC
8 43 (19.72%) CSS
8 43 (19.72%) Full Stack Development
9 41 (18.81%) OOP
10 34 (15.60%) Symfony
11 33 (15.14%) jQuery
12 27 (12.39%) Vue.js
13 25 (11.47%) Node.js
13 25 (11.47%) User Experience
14 24 (11.01%) AWS
14 24 (11.01%) React
15 23 (10.55%) Accessibility
15 23 (10.55%) Git (software)
16 22 (10.09%) Web Development
16 22 (10.09%) Social Skills
16 22 (10.09%) CI/CD
17 21 (9.63%) HTML5
17 21 (9.63%) Migration
18 20 (9.17%) TDD
19 18 (8.26%) Public Sector
20 17 (7.80%) Front End Development
20 17 (7.80%) Finance
20 17 (7.80%) DevOps
20 17 (7.80%) AngularJS

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 49 (22.48%) CMS
2 12 (5.50%) WordPress
3 8 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.75%) Apache
4 6 (2.75%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.46%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.46%) Moodle
7 1 (0.46%) nginx
7 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.38%) Sketch
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Magento
1 2 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.01%) AWS
2 16 (7.34%) Azure
3 12 (5.50%) Google Analytics
4 7 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (2.75%) Siteimprove
6 4 (1.83%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.38%) GitHub
7 3 (1.38%) npm
7 3 (1.38%) Route 53
7 3 (1.38%) Serverless
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.92%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.92%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.92%) Datadog
8 2 (0.92%) SaaS
9 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) SSL
2 6 (2.75%) DNS
2 6 (2.75%) Firewall
2 6 (2.75%) VPN
3 3 (1.38%) DKIM
3 3 (1.38%) DMARC
3 3 (1.38%) HTTP
4 1 (0.46%) eduroam
4 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.46%) Internet
4 1 (0.46%) SMTP
4 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (29.36%) MySQL
2 7 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.75%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.83%) Redis
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 23 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.59%) gulp
3 9 (4.13%) JIRA
3 9 (4.13%) webpack
4 8 (3.67%) git-flow
4 8 (3.67%) Grunt
5 6 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.75%) Selenium
6 5 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.46%) Babel
7 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.46%) Gradle
7 1 (0.46%) JMeter
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) Mocha
7 1 (0.46%) Postman
7 1 (0.46%) Protractor
7 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.46%) Storybook
General
1 22 (10.09%) Social Skills
2 18 (8.26%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.80%) Finance
4 14 (6.42%) Marketing
5 13 (5.96%) Publishing
6 12 (5.50%) Retail
7 5 (2.29%) Legal
8 4 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.38%) Advertising
9 3 (1.38%) Banking
9 3 (1.38%) Local Government
10 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.46%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 145 (66.51%) Developer
2 79 (36.24%) Drupal Developer
3 71 (32.57%) PHP Developer
4 17 (7.80%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 16 (7.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 14 (6.42%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.96%) Senior Drupal Developer
8 11 (5.05%) Senior PHP Developer
9 10 (4.59%) Administrator
10 9 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (4.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.13%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.67%) Backend Developer
11 8 (3.67%) Web Developer
12 7 (3.21%) Architect
12 7 (3.21%) Content Editor
12 7 (3.21%) Web Manager
13 6 (2.75%) Digital Project Manager
13 6 (2.75%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (26.61%) HTML
2 43 (19.72%) CSS
3 34 (15.60%) Symfony
4 33 (15.14%) jQuery
5 27 (12.39%) Vue.js
6 25 (11.47%) Node.js
7 24 (11.01%) React
8 21 (9.63%) HTML5
9 17 (7.80%) AngularJS
10 15 (6.88%) Sass
11 12 (5.50%) LAMP
12 11 (5.05%) CSS3
12 11 (5.05%) Laravel
13 6 (2.75%) JSON
14 5 (2.29%) XML
15 4 (1.83%) Behat
15 4 (1.83%) Drush
15 4 (1.83%) Gherkin
15 4 (1.83%) Twig
16 3 (1.38%) MobX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.47%) User Experience
2 6 (2.75%) Social Media
3 5 (2.29%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (1.38%) Low-Code
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.46%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.46%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.34%) Linux
2 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.38%) Unix
3 3 (1.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.23%) Agile
2 45 (20.64%) MVC
3 43 (19.72%) Full Stack Development
4 41 (18.81%) OOP
5 22 (10.09%) CI/CD
5 22 (10.09%) Web Development
6 21 (9.63%) Migration
7 20 (9.17%) TDD
8 17 (7.80%) DevOps
8 17 (7.80%) Front End Development
9 16 (7.34%) Analytics
10 15 (6.88%) Content Management
11 14 (6.42%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.42%) Scrum
12 11 (5.05%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.13%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.13%) Web Application Development
14 8 (3.67%) Project Management
14 8 (3.67%) SEO
14 8 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (58.26%) PHP
2 99 (45.41%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.50%) SQL
4 10 (4.59%) ES6
4 10 (4.59%) Java
5 7 (3.21%) Python
6 6 (2.75%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.83%) Perl
8 2 (0.92%) Bash
8 2 (0.92%) Ruby
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) C#
9 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.75%) RHCE
2 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.46%) Degree
3 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.55%) Accessibility
2 12 (5.50%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.67%) Docker
2 6 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) Postfix
4 2 (0.92%) Varnish
5 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) Terraform
2 9 (4.13%) Ansible
3 7 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.21%) Puppet
4 2 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.46%) Consul
5 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.46%) Packer
5 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (5.96%) Google
2 10 (4.59%) Red Hat
2 10 (4.59%) VMware
3 7 (3.21%) Adobe
4 5 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.83%) Percona
5 4 (1.83%) Zend
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.92%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.92%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.92%) New Relic
8 1 (0.46%) Aruba
8 1 (0.46%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle
8 1 (0.46%) Sitecore