Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 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.

Drupal
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 459 445
Rank change year-on-year +33 -14 -9
Contract jobs citing Drupal 500 506 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.05% 2.54% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 348 433
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £213 £225
90th Percentile £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -5.80% +15.00% -13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £41.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.70% +87.50% +45.21%
10th Percentile £27.00 £20.38 £18.40
90th Percentile £156.20 £61.88 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £34.25 £57.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% -39.91% +363.41%

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 16373 19928 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 18.54% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10623 13137 12962
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 502 675
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Drupal in the UK

Drupal
Top 15 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 23 September 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
England +34 467 £350 -6.67% 69
UK excluding London +97 267 £325 -5.80% 39
London -52 221 £375 - 31
South East +57 88 £325 -4.41% 14
North of England +88 82 £325 -18.75% 6
North West +80 71 £325 -5.45% 3
South West +16 30 £225 -8.16% 1
Midlands +50 29 £319 +0.39% 8
Scotland +29 24 £500 +81.82%
East Midlands +8 16 £304 +6.58%
West Midlands +50 13 £333 -5.00% 8
East of England -24 11 £325 -18.75% 9
North East +75 6 £400 -
Yorkshire +3 5 £300 -29.41% 3
Wales - 4 £275 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 301 (60.20%) HTML
2 298 (59.60%) PHP
3 270 (54.00%) CSS
4 227 (45.40%) JavaScript
5 173 (34.60%) MySQL
6 158 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (27.20%) Git (software)
8 125 (25.00%) CMS
9 124 (24.80%) jQuery
10 113 (22.60%) HTML5
11 81 (16.20%) CSS3
12 75 (15.00%) Front End Development
13 72 (14.40%) Web Development
14 66 (13.20%) WordPress
15 65 (13.00%) Marketing
16 63 (12.60%) AngularJS
17 62 (12.40%) Finance
18 61 (12.20%) Symfony
19 59 (11.80%) Sass
20 50 (10.00%) SQL
20 50 (10.00%) Linux
21 45 (9.00%) Content Management
22 44 (8.80%) Scrum
22 44 (8.80%) Microsoft
23 39 (7.80%) LAMP
24 38 (7.60%) Web Services
24 38 (7.60%) REST
25 37 (7.40%) TDD
26 36 (7.20%) Oracle
27 35 (7.00%) Business Intelligence

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
1 125 (25.00%) CMS
2 66 (13.20%) WordPress
3 31 (6.20%) Apache Solr
4 29 (5.80%) Umbraco
5 22 (4.40%) Apache
6 17 (3.40%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.80%) Liferay
8 13 (2.60%) Alfresco
8 13 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.40%) nginx
10 10 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (1.40%) Confluence
13 6 (1.20%) Joomla!
14 5 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (1.00%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.60%) Moodle
16 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (0.40%) DNN
16 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (3.40%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.20%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.40%) InDesign
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (4.60%) Magento
2 5 (1.00%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.20%) GitHub
3 19 (3.80%) Google Analytics
4 17 (3.40%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 13 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (1.00%) Office 365
6 5 (1.00%) PaaS
6 5 (1.00%) SaaS
7 3 (0.60%) AdWords
8 2 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.40%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.20%) IaaS
9 1 (0.20%) npm
9 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.20%) Slack
9 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.00%) Internet
1 5 (1.00%) Intranet
2 4 (0.80%) SSH
3 3 (0.60%) Skype
4 2 (0.40%) Firewall
4 2 (0.40%) FTP
4 2 (0.40%) HTTP
4 2 (0.40%) LAN
4 2 (0.40%) MPLS
4 2 (0.40%) OSPF
4 2 (0.40%) SAN
4 2 (0.40%) SMTP
4 2 (0.40%) WAN
4 2 (0.40%) WLAN
5 1 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (34.60%) MySQL
2 17 (3.40%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.60%) Power BI
6 6 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.80%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.60%) GIS
8 3 (0.60%) Redis
9 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.20%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 136 (27.20%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.20%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.40%) Grunt
4 21 (4.20%) JIRA
5 17 (3.40%) Subversion
6 12 (2.40%) gulp
7 10 (2.00%) Jasmine
7 10 (2.00%) PHPUnit
7 10 (2.00%) Selenium
7 10 (2.00%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.40%) GitLab
9 6 (1.20%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.80%) git-flow
10 4 (0.80%) PhantomJS
11 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.60%) JMeter
11 3 (0.60%) Maven
11 3 (0.60%) Mocha
11 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (13.00%) Marketing
2 62 (12.40%) Finance
3 26 (5.20%) Publishing
4 16 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.80%) Electronics
5 14 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.60%) Banking
6 8 (1.60%) Games
6 8 (1.60%) Retail
7 6 (1.20%) Advertising
8 5 (1.00%) Legal
9 3 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 415 (83.00%) Developer
2 291 (58.20%) Drupal Developer
3 106 (21.20%) PHP Developer
4 66 (13.20%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 60 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (4.40%) HTML Developer
6 22 (4.40%) Senior Developer
7 21 (4.20%) Web Developer
8 15 (3.00%) MySQL Developer
8 15 (3.00%) Oracle Developer
8 15 (3.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 15 (3.00%) Symfony Developer
9 14 (2.80%) Angular Developer
10 13 (2.60%) HTML CSS Developer
11 12 (2.40%) Consultant
11 12 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (2.40%) Senior Drupal Developer
11 12 (2.40%) WordPress Developer
12 11 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (2.20%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (60.20%) HTML
2 270 (54.00%) CSS
3 124 (24.80%) jQuery
4 113 (22.60%) HTML5
5 81 (16.20%) CSS3
6 63 (12.60%) AngularJS
7 61 (12.20%) Symfony
8 59 (11.80%) Sass
9 39 (7.80%) LAMP
10 38 (7.60%) REST
10 38 (7.60%) Web Services
11 29 (5.80%) Laravel
12 28 (5.60%) RESTful
12 28 (5.60%) SOAP
13 26 (5.20%) XML
14 24 (4.80%) Ajax
14 24 (4.80%) Node.js
15 19 (3.80%) Drush
16 17 (3.40%) JSON
16 17 (3.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.20%) User Experience
2 18 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.00%) e-Learning
4 11 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.20%) Social Media
7 5 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.80%) iPad
8 4 (0.80%) NHS
8 4 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.60%) Fintech
9 3 (0.60%) Video Editing
10 2 (0.40%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.40%) Motion Graphics
11 1 (0.20%) Blog
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (0.80%) SUSE
2 4 (0.80%) Windows
3 3 (0.60%) Android
3 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
3 3 (0.60%) Unix
4 2 (0.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (15.00%) Front End Development
3 72 (14.40%) Web Development
4 45 (9.00%) Content Management
5 44 (8.80%) Scrum
6 37 (7.40%) TDD
7 35 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (6.60%) E-Commerce
9 32 (6.40%) Open Source
9 32 (6.40%) Responsive Web Design
10 30 (6.00%) MVC
10 30 (6.00%) Test Automation
11 29 (5.80%) CRM
12 28 (5.60%) Migration
13 26 (5.20%) OO
14 25 (5.00%) Analytics
15 24 (4.80%) OOP
15 24 (4.80%) Web Design
16 23 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
16 23 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 298 (59.60%) PHP
2 227 (45.40%) JavaScript
3 50 (10.00%) SQL
4 32 (6.40%) Java
5 11 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.20%) Python
7 4 (0.80%) C#
7 4 (0.80%) PHP 5
7 4 (0.80%) Ruby
7 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.40%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.40%) Perl
8 2 (0.40%) PHP 7
8 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.40%) XPath
9 1 (0.20%) Go
9 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (3.00%) Degree
2 9 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.00%) BC Cleared
3 5 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.40%) CCNP
4 2 (0.40%) CCSE
4 2 (0.40%) CISA
4 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.40%) CISMP
4 2 (0.40%) CISSP
4 2 (0.40%) ISEB
4 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.00%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.60%) WCAG
3 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.40%) GDPR
3 2 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.40%) Docker
3 3 (0.60%) Varnish
4 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.20%) Puppet
2 5 (1.00%) Ansible
2 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.60%) Kibana
3 3 (0.60%) logstash
4 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.40%) SCCM
4 2 (0.40%) SCOM
4 2 (0.40%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.20%) Rancher
Vendors
1 44 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.20%) Oracle
3 29 (5.80%) Google
4 18 (3.60%) IBM
5 14 (2.80%) SAP
6 13 (2.60%) Adobe
6 13 (2.60%) OpenText
7 12 (2.40%) Sitecore
8 10 (2.00%) Zend
9 9 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.60%) Twitter
11 7 (1.40%) Facebook
12 6 (1.20%) HubSpot
12 6 (1.20%) Nintex
13 5 (1.00%) Splunk
14 4 (0.80%) Apple
14 4 (0.80%) Citrix
14 4 (0.80%) Hotjar
14 4 (0.80%) Optimizely
15 3 (0.60%) Atlassian