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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Drupal
UK
Rank 400 443 445
Rank change year-on-year +43 +2  
Contract jobs citing Drupal 206 187 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.65% 2.05% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 120 108
Median daily rate £363 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £284 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year +6.55% -6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -74.28%  

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

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7784 9113 9021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.41% 17.25% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5089 5794 5356
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £561 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 225 316
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Drupal
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Drupal as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 201 £363 +3.57% 90
London +7 105 £375 - 24
South East +29 37 £355 +18.33% 11
North West +30 21 £325 +8.33% 17
City of London +15 18 £363 -17.19% 4
Surrey +25 13 £360 +2.49%
Manchester +29 12 £325 -1.88% 10
South West +2 11 £278 -14.61% 6
West Midlands +20 10 £375 - 8
Bristol +12 10 £255 +13.33% 4
West Sussex +9 9 £648 +110.56% 1
East of England +2 8 £300 -20.00% 5
Merseyside - 7 £325 - 3
Liverpool - 7 £325 - 3
Woking - 7 £388 -
Worthing - 7 £648 -
Yorkshire +6 6 £325 +7.43% 7
East Sussex +13 5 £240 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -5 5 £300 - 5
Berkshire +21 4 £438 +94.44% 2
Birmingham +4 4 £300 - 3
Brighton 0 4 £240 -20.00%
Warwickshire - 4 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire +4 3 £425 +61.90%
Sheffield +4 3 £425 -
Leeds +2 3 £325 +6.55% 5
West Yorkshire +1 3 £325 +6.55% 6
East Midlands -3 3 £300 -14.28% 6
Coventry - 3 £375 - 1

Drupal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Drupal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Drupal.

1 220 (48.03%) PHP
2 214 (46.72%) HTML
3 198 (43.23%) CSS
4 173 (37.77%) JavaScript
5 133 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (27.73%) MySQL
7 120 (26.20%) CMS
8 100 (21.83%) jQuery
9 91 (19.87%) Web Development
10 82 (17.90%) HTML5
11 73 (15.94%) Git (software)
12 57 (12.45%) Symfony
13 54 (11.79%) Front End Development
14 49 (10.70%) Content Management
15 47 (10.26%) Linux
16 45 (9.83%) AngularJS
17 40 (8.73%) Sass
17 40 (8.73%) WordPress
17 40 (8.73%) SQL
18 37 (8.08%) CSS3
19 35 (7.64%) Python
19 35 (7.64%) JSON
20 30 (6.55%) Microsoft
20 30 (6.55%) XML
21 29 (6.33%) Marketing
21 29 (6.33%) Scrum
22 28 (6.11%) E-Commerce
23 26 (5.68%) Security Cleared
24 24 (5.24%) Laravel
24 24 (5.24%) Jenkins

Drupal
Top Related 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
1 120 (26.20%) CMS
2 40 (8.73%) WordPress
3 18 (3.93%) Apache Solr
4 15 (3.28%) Apache
5 14 (3.06%) Umbraco
6 13 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.75%) SilverStripe
9 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.09%) Confluence
11 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.66%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.66%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.66%) SAS
12 2 (0.44%) Kentico
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.22%) Liferay
13 1 (0.22%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Magento
2 4 (0.87%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.28%) GitHub
3 12 (2.62%) Google Analytics
4 11 (2.40%) SaaS
5 7 (1.53%) PaaS
6 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.66%) Akamai
8 2 (0.44%) Office 365
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.22%) IaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.62%) Intranet
2 10 (2.18%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) Broadband
4 1 (0.22%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) LDAP
4 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (27.73%) MySQL
2 17 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (3.71%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.97%) Power BI
5 8 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.09%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.87%) Big Data
8 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.44%) MOLAP
9 2 (0.44%) OLAP
9 2 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.44%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 73 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.24%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.40%) Selenium
4 10 (2.18%) Grunt
4 10 (2.18%) JIRA
5 9 (1.97%) JMeter
6 8 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.75%) Subversion
7 6 (1.31%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.31%) PHPUnit
8 5 (1.09%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.87%) Hudson
9 4 (0.87%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.66%) gulp
10 3 (0.66%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.44%) GitLab
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (6.33%) Marketing
2 15 (3.28%) Retail
3 11 (2.40%) Finance
3 11 (2.40%) Publishing
4 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.66%) Legal
5 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.44%) Advertising
6 2 (0.44%) Automotive
6 2 (0.44%) Front Office
6 2 (0.44%) Local Government
6 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.22%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Banking
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) Games
7 1 (0.22%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 347 (75.76%) Developer
2 277 (60.48%) Drupal Developer
3 54 (11.79%) PHP Developer
4 32 (6.99%) Web Developer
5 30 (6.55%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 29 (6.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 28 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (4.59%) Architect
9 18 (3.93%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (3.71%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.28%) HTML Developer
12 14 (3.06%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (2.84%) Senior Drupal Developer
14 12 (2.62%) Analyst
15 10 (2.18%) Lead Developer
15 10 (2.18%) MySQL Developer
15 10 (2.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (46.72%) HTML
2 198 (43.23%) CSS
3 100 (21.83%) jQuery
4 82 (17.90%) HTML5
5 57 (12.45%) Symfony
6 45 (9.83%) AngularJS
7 40 (8.73%) Sass
8 37 (8.08%) CSS3
9 35 (7.64%) JSON
10 30 (6.55%) XML
11 24 (5.24%) LAMP
11 24 (5.24%) Laravel
12 19 (4.15%) .NET
12 19 (4.15%) Behat
12 19 (4.15%) Middleware
12 19 (4.15%) REST
13 17 (3.71%) Web Services
14 15 (3.28%) Ajax
15 14 (3.06%) RESTful
16 13 (2.84%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.49%) User Experience
3 12 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
5 4 (0.87%) iPad
5 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.44%) EPoS
6 2 (0.44%) Fintech
6 2 (0.44%) Social Media
7 1 (0.22%) CMDB
7 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.22%) Handset
7 1 (0.22%) NHS
7 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.26%) Linux
2 23 (5.02%) Windows
3 10 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.66%) Unix
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (19.87%) Web Development
3 54 (11.79%) Front End Development
4 49 (10.70%) Content Management
5 29 (6.33%) Scrum
6 28 (6.11%) E-Commerce
7 24 (5.24%) DevOps
8 23 (5.02%) MVC
9 22 (4.80%) BDD
9 22 (4.80%) Migration
10 21 (4.59%) Analytics
11 18 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (3.93%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (3.93%) SEO
12 16 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (3.49%) OO
12 16 (3.49%) Unit Testing
13 15 (3.28%) Configuration Management
14 14 (3.06%) CRM
14 14 (3.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (48.03%) PHP
2 173 (37.77%) JavaScript
3 40 (8.73%) SQL
4 35 (7.64%) Python
5 16 (3.49%) Java
6 13 (2.84%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.62%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.62%) C#
8 9 (1.97%) R
9 7 (1.53%) Perl
10 6 (1.31%) PHP 5
10 6 (1.31%) XPath
11 4 (0.87%) Ruby
12 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.44%) VBA
13 1 (0.22%) ES6
13 1 (0.22%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.93%) Degree
3 11 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.87%) CCA
5 3 (0.66%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.22%) MCSE
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.24%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.75%) Docker
3 6 (1.31%) Varnish
4 2 (0.44%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 23 (5.02%) Ansible
2 22 (4.80%) Puppet
3 21 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.09%) Kibana
4 5 (1.09%) logstash
5 4 (0.87%) Piwik
6 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) Plesk
7 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (6.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.49%) Google
3 14 (3.06%) Sitecore
4 13 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.40%) Zend
6 9 (1.97%) Adobe
7 7 (1.53%) Symantec
8 6 (1.31%) Gigya
9 5 (1.09%) Splunk
10 4 (0.87%) hybris
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle
10 4 (0.87%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) ATG
11 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.66%) Pardot
12 2 (0.44%) Panasonic
12 2 (0.44%) PayPal
12 2 (0.44%) Siebel
12 2 (0.44%) Tableau
12 2 (0.44%) Xerox
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