Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 514 438 445
Rank change year-on-year -76 +7 -12
Contract jobs citing Drupal 410 505 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.37% 3.03% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 364 360
UK median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £234 £225 £213
90th Percentile £488 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +13.85% -5.80% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £31.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -9.49% +52.22%
10th Percentile £12.65 £27.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £44.58 £37.25 £59.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £31.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +9.68% -9.49% -23.89%

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 17,284 16,643 19,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.75% 16.76% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,245 10,856 13,055
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £251
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 411 521
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -71 399 £388 +10.71% 154
UK excluding London -60 214 £370 +13.85% 96
London -34 196 £390 +4.00% 60
South East -11 81 £403 +23.85% 15
North of England -65 39 £425 +30.77% 53
South West -16 38 £275 +22.22% 11
Midlands -14 36 £328 +2.75% 7
North West -58 24 £300 -7.69% 33
West Midlands -8 22 £263 -19.23% 6
East Midlands 0 14 £480 +56.10% 1
Yorkshire -8 11 £425 +41.67% 10
Scotland -30 11 £118 -76.47% 2
East of England -5 9 £294 -9.62% 8
North East -1 4 £358 -10.63% 10

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 211 (51.46%) PHP
2 177 (43.17%) HTML
3 165 (40.24%) JavaScript
4 163 (39.76%) CSS
5 143 (34.88%) CMS
6 120 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (24.63%) jQuery
8 99 (24.15%) MySQL
9 69 (16.83%) Git (software)
10 66 (16.10%) Content Management
10 66 (16.10%) LAMP
11 58 (14.15%) HTML5
12 50 (12.20%) WordPress
13 49 (11.95%) CSS3
14 48 (11.71%) Web Development
15 43 (10.49%) Symfony
16 42 (10.24%) Front End Development
17 38 (9.27%) DevOps
17 38 (9.27%) Linux
18 37 (9.02%) Web Services
19 36 (8.78%) User Experience
19 36 (8.78%) Test Automation
20 35 (8.54%) SDLC
21 34 (8.29%) Photoshop
22 33 (8.05%) E-Commerce
22 33 (8.05%) MVC
22 33 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
23 32 (7.80%) Project Management
23 32 (7.80%) Degree
24 30 (7.32%) Continuous Integration

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
1 143 (34.88%) CMS
2 50 (12.20%) WordPress
3 17 (4.15%) Apache
4 15 (3.66%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.46%) Alfresco
6 6 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.46%) FileNet
6 6 (1.46%) IIS
6 6 (1.46%) Liferay
6 6 (1.46%) LiveLink
7 5 (1.22%) Documentum
7 5 (1.22%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.98%) nginx
9 3 (0.73%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.49%) Confluence
10 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.49%) MODX
Applications
1 34 (8.29%) Photoshop
2 19 (4.63%) Fireworks
3 5 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 22 (5.37%) Magento
2 6 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.73%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.61%) GitHub
2 19 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 7 (1.71%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.71%) Office 365
5 6 (1.46%) Boomi
5 6 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.22%) npm
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.49%) Akamai
7 2 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Heroku
7 2 (0.49%) Linode
7 2 (0.49%) Mailgun
7 2 (0.49%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.68%) Firewall
2 8 (1.95%) HTTP
3 4 (0.98%) DNS
3 4 (0.98%) SMS
4 2 (0.49%) DHCP
4 2 (0.49%) Internet
4 2 (0.49%) SSH
4 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.24%) Broadband
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (24.15%) MySQL
2 19 (4.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.98%) Power BI
6 4 (0.98%) SQLite
7 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) Redis
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) GIS
9 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 69 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.61%) gulp
3 22 (5.37%) Dreamweaver
4 19 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.63%) JIRA
5 16 (3.90%) SoapUI
6 11 (2.68%) Selenium
7 9 (2.20%) Subversion
7 9 (2.20%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.95%) Grunt
8 8 (1.95%) PHPUnit
9 7 (1.71%) GitLab
10 5 (1.22%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.98%) Ant
11 4 (0.98%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.98%) Xcode
12 3 (0.73%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.73%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.49%) CircleCI
General
1 28 (6.83%) Marketing
2 20 (4.88%) Publishing
3 12 (2.93%) Finance
3 12 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (2.20%) Banking
5 7 (1.71%) Retail
6 4 (0.98%) Advertising
6 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.73%) Law
7 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 274 (66.83%) Developer
2 193 (47.07%) Drupal Developer
3 74 (18.05%) PHP Developer
4 39 (9.51%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 29 (7.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 25 (6.10%) Project Manager
7 18 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 16 (3.90%) Analyst
9 14 (3.41%) Architect
9 14 (3.41%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.17%) Digital Project Manager
10 13 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (2.93%) MySQL Developer
11 12 (2.93%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 12 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (2.68%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.68%) LAMP Developer
13 10 (2.44%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 9 (2.20%) CMS Developer
14 9 (2.20%) Senior Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (43.17%) HTML
2 163 (39.76%) CSS
3 101 (24.63%) jQuery
4 66 (16.10%) LAMP
5 58 (14.15%) HTML5
6 49 (11.95%) CSS3
7 43 (10.49%) Symfony
8 37 (9.02%) Web Services
9 30 (7.32%) Node.js
10 29 (7.07%) Laravel
11 26 (6.34%) AngularJS
12 23 (5.61%) XHTML
13 21 (5.12%) React
14 19 (4.63%) Ajax
15 18 (4.39%) Sass
16 16 (3.90%) .NET
17 15 (3.66%) JSON
17 15 (3.66%) SOAP
17 15 (3.66%) XML
18 14 (3.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.78%) User Experience
2 20 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.44%) Social Media
5 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.20%) PMI
6 8 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.98%) Blog
8 4 (0.98%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.98%) NHS
9 3 (0.73%) Video Editing
10 2 (0.49%) Replication
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) Fintech
11 1 (0.24%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.24%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.27%) Linux
2 21 (5.12%) Windows
3 9 (2.20%) Ubuntu
4 8 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.98%) Android
6 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.98%) Unix
6 4 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) CentOS
7 2 (0.49%) Debian
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (16.10%) Content Management
3 48 (11.71%) Web Development
4 42 (10.24%) Front End Development
5 38 (9.27%) DevOps
6 36 (8.78%) Test Automation
7 35 (8.54%) SDLC
8 33 (8.05%) E-Commerce
8 33 (8.05%) MVC
8 33 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (7.80%) Project Management
10 30 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (6.83%) Analytics
12 25 (6.10%) OO
13 24 (5.85%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (4.88%) Scrum
15 19 (4.63%) CRM
15 19 (4.63%) Web Operations
16 18 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (4.39%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 211 (51.46%) PHP
2 165 (40.24%) JavaScript
3 28 (6.83%) Java
4 17 (4.15%) C#
5 16 (3.90%) SQL
6 12 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.93%) VBScript
7 8 (1.95%) Python
8 7 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.46%) Perl
10 5 (1.22%) Ruby
11 4 (0.98%) C++
11 4 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.98%) PHP 5
11 4 (0.98%) PHP 7
12 3 (0.73%) Go
13 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (7.80%) Degree
2 13 (3.17%) ISEB
3 9 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.20%) PMI Certification
3 9 (2.20%) PMP
4 6 (1.46%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.46%) MBA
4 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.98%) APMP
6 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.37%) QA
2 17 (4.15%) WCAG
3 4 (0.98%) PMO
4 3 (0.73%) GxP
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (4.15%) Docker
2 6 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.46%) XenApp
3 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.73%) vSphere
4 2 (0.49%) KVM
4 2 (0.49%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (2.20%) WMI
2 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.98%) Nagios
2 4 (0.98%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) Ansible
3 2 (0.49%) Fail2ban
3 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (5.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.88%) Oracle
3 14 (3.41%) Adobe
4 13 (3.17%) Google
5 12 (2.93%) Zend
6 6 (1.46%) Citrix
6 6 (1.46%) Dell
6 6 (1.46%) FatWire
6 6 (1.46%) IBM
6 6 (1.46%) Informatica
6 6 (1.46%) Interwoven
6 6 (1.46%) MuleSoft
6 6 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.46%) Vignette
6 6 (1.46%) VMware
6 6 (1.46%) Xerox
7 5 (1.22%) OpenText
7 5 (1.22%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.98%) hybris