Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 516 519 421
Rank change year-on-year +3 -98 +33
Contract jobs citing Drupal 378 373 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.32% 2.25% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 268 372
UK median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £274 £218 £221
90th Percentile £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +12.31% -5.80% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.29% -29.66% -4.86%
10th Percentile £33.00 £16.01 £15.02
90th Percentile £40.88 £35.75 £59.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +20.69% -15.33% -15.43%

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 16,276 16,582 17,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 16.55% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,497 11,054 11,343
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £633 £622 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 398 408
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.15% -7.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.93% -3.30% -

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 19 January 2019.

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
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 19 January 2019. 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 -2 365 £388 +10.71% 135
London +18 221 £400 +6.67% 55
UK excluding London -37 153 £365 +12.31% 85
South East +1 67 £415 +31.75% 20
North of England -14 36 £305 -6.15% 25
North West -7 23 £305 -6.15% 18
South West -38 21 £280 -9.68% 14
Midlands -6 13 £375 +25.00% 8
West Midlands -2 10 £375 +31.58% 3
North East 0 9 £365 +4.29% 2
Scotland -4 8 £275 -47.62% 2
East of England -14 6 £400 +23.08% 14
Yorkshire -13 4 £250 -23.08% 5
East Midlands +7 3 £369 +8.46% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 195 (51.59%) PHP
2 174 (46.03%) HTML
3 162 (42.86%) CSS
4 145 (38.36%) JavaScript
5 138 (36.51%) CMS
6 113 (29.89%) jQuery
7 102 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (22.75%) MySQL
9 74 (19.58%) Git (software)
10 48 (12.70%) WordPress
11 46 (12.17%) Linux
12 45 (11.90%) Content Management
12 45 (11.90%) Front End Development
13 44 (11.64%) MVC
14 42 (11.11%) User Experience
14 42 (11.11%) HTML5
15 41 (10.85%) Web Development
16 40 (10.58%) Photoshop
16 40 (10.58%) CSS3
17 37 (9.79%) TDD
18 36 (9.52%) Project Management
19 35 (9.26%) LAMP
19 35 (9.26%) Web Services
19 35 (9.26%) Symfony
20 34 (8.99%) OO
20 34 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
21 33 (8.73%) Test Automation
21 33 (8.73%) E-Commerce
22 32 (8.47%) DevOps
22 32 (8.47%) gulp

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
1 138 (36.51%) CMS
2 48 (12.70%) WordPress
3 15 (3.97%) Apache Qpid
4 11 (2.91%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.38%) Apache
5 9 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.85%) IIS
7 5 (1.32%) Confluence
7 5 (1.32%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.26%) Moodle
9 1 (0.26%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.26%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.26%) Zope
Applications
1 40 (10.58%) Photoshop
2 22 (5.82%) Fireworks
3 6 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (2.91%) Magento
2 10 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.59%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (1.59%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 4 (1.06%) CiviCRM
5 3 (0.79%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.50%) Apigee
3 15 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.91%) GitHub
5 10 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (2.12%) Boomi
7 7 (1.85%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.59%) Heroku
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.79%) npm
10 3 (0.79%) Office 365
10 3 (0.79%) Trello
11 2 (0.53%) SaaS
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.26%) PaaS
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.23%) HTTP
1 16 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.97%) Kerberos
2 15 (3.97%) SSL
3 4 (1.06%) Firewall
3 4 (1.06%) SMS
4 3 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.79%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) DHCP
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.26%) SSH
5 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (22.75%) MySQL
2 26 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.97%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.79%) Power BI
8 2 (0.53%) Redis
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.26%) GIS
9 1 (0.26%) Riak
Development Applications
1 74 (19.58%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.47%) gulp
3 29 (7.67%) Dreamweaver
4 28 (7.41%) JIRA
5 13 (3.44%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.12%) Grunt
7 7 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.32%) Subversion
9 4 (1.06%) Selenium
9 4 (1.06%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.79%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.79%) GitLab
10 3 (0.79%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.53%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.26%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
General
1 24 (6.35%) Publishing
2 21 (5.56%) Marketing
3 18 (4.76%) Finance
4 12 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.59%) Banking
6 4 (1.06%) Advertising
6 4 (1.06%) Games
6 4 (1.06%) Law
7 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.53%) Retail
8 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 264 (69.84%) Developer
2 180 (47.62%) Drupal Developer
3 59 (15.61%) PHP Developer
4 34 (8.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 29 (7.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 22 (5.82%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 19 (5.03%) Architect
9 17 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (4.50%) Web Developer
10 16 (4.23%) Analyst
11 14 (3.70%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.17%) Consultant
12 12 (3.17%) Digital Project Manager
13 10 (2.65%) MySQL Developer
13 10 (2.65%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 10 (2.65%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.65%) Web Manager
14 8 (2.12%) CMS Developer
14 8 (2.12%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (46.03%) HTML
2 162 (42.86%) CSS
3 113 (29.89%) jQuery
4 42 (11.11%) HTML5
5 40 (10.58%) CSS3
6 35 (9.26%) LAMP
6 35 (9.26%) Symfony
6 35 (9.26%) Web Services
7 29 (7.67%) XHTML
8 27 (7.14%) Node.js
9 24 (6.35%) REST
10 21 (5.56%) Ajax
11 20 (5.29%) Sass
12 19 (5.03%) AngularJS
13 18 (4.76%) .NET
13 18 (4.76%) React
13 18 (4.76%) SOAP
14 16 (4.23%) JSON
14 16 (4.23%) OAuth
15 15 (3.97%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.11%) User Experience
2 16 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.70%) Social Media
5 11 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.06%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.06%) PMI
10 3 (0.79%) Blog
10 3 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Video Editing
11 2 (0.53%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.53%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.17%) Linux
2 15 (3.97%) Unix
3 13 (3.44%) Windows
4 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.79%) Android
8 2 (0.53%) CentOS
8 2 (0.53%) Debian
8 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (11.90%) Content Management
2 45 (11.90%) Front End Development
3 44 (11.64%) MVC
4 41 (10.85%) Web Development
5 37 (9.79%) TDD
6 36 (9.52%) Project Management
7 34 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (8.99%) OO
8 33 (8.73%) E-Commerce
8 33 (8.73%) Test Automation
9 32 (8.47%) DevOps
10 28 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (7.14%) Analytics
12 26 (6.88%) SEO
13 25 (6.61%) CRM
14 24 (6.35%) B2B
15 21 (5.56%) B2C
15 21 (5.56%) OOP
15 21 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (51.59%) PHP
2 145 (38.36%) JavaScript
3 27 (7.14%) Java
4 25 (6.61%) C#
4 25 (6.61%) Python
5 21 (5.56%) SQL
6 20 (5.29%) Perl
7 6 (1.59%) Ruby
8 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.32%) PHP 5
8 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.06%) C++
9 4 (1.06%) VBScript
10 3 (0.79%) Go
10 3 (0.79%) PHP 7
11 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (7.94%) Degree
2 10 (2.65%) PMI Certification
2 10 (2.65%) PMP
3 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.85%) ISEB
5 5 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.06%) APMP
6 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.79%) MBA
8 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) QA
2 10 (2.65%) WCAG
3 3 (0.79%) GxP
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (5.29%) Docker
2 15 (3.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.32%) XenApp
4 3 (0.79%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) Nagios
2 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.53%) WMI
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (6.88%) Oracle
2 17 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.44%) Google
3 13 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (2.12%) Dell
4 8 (2.12%) Informatica
4 8 (2.12%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.32%) Adobe
5 5 (1.32%) Citrix
5 5 (1.32%) VMware
5 5 (1.32%) Zend
6 4 (1.06%) hybris
7 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.53%) Nintex
8 2 (0.53%) OutSystems
8 2 (0.53%) Remedy
8 2 (0.53%) SAP
8 2 (0.53%) WooCommerce
9 1 (0.26%) Okta