Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 6 months to 16 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.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 575 523
Rank change year-on-year +67 -52 -4
Contract jobs citing WordPress 437 313 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.53% 1.88% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 230 292
UK median daily rate £325 £311 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +2.89% +4.31%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £175
90th Percentile £500 £438 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +150.00% -49.58%
10th Percentile £11.55 £16.83 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.25 £81.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -36.67% +150.00% -58.90%

WordPress 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 17,248 16,645 19,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.78% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,225 10,860 12,943
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £254
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 415 409 519
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.98
90th Percentile £50.95 £48.75 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
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 WordPress within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 +86 418 £325 +4.00% 335
UK excluding London +28 218 £300 - 270
London +48 211 £375 +15.38% 77
South East +30 76 £325 +3.17% 63
North of England -21 58 £285 -5.00% 72
Yorkshire -1 35 £300 +9.09% 25
Midlands -6 26 £288 -4.17% 53
East of England +22 24 £298 -4.80% 30
North West -21 22 £283 -5.83% 41
South West -24 22 £275 - 41
West Midlands -19 15 £200 -36.00% 24
East Midlands +3 11 £288 +15.00% 29
Scotland -13 10 £119 -65.51% 9
Wales -18 2 £400 +100.00% 3
North East +3 1 £275 - 6

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress 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 WordPress.

1 247 (56.52%) PHP
2 240 (54.92%) JavaScript
3 237 (54.23%) HTML
4 229 (52.40%) CSS
5 131 (29.98%) CMS
6 123 (28.15%) MySQL
7 119 (27.23%) jQuery
8 116 (26.54%) Web Development
9 97 (22.20%) Git (software)
10 88 (20.14%) HTML5
11 84 (19.22%) CSS3
11 84 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (18.99%) Front End Development
13 62 (14.19%) AngularJS
13 62 (14.19%) E-Commerce
14 61 (13.96%) React
15 59 (13.50%) Photoshop
16 53 (12.13%) Sass
17 50 (11.44%) Marketing
18 49 (11.21%) Drupal
19 48 (10.98%) Linux
20 45 (10.30%) User Experience
20 45 (10.30%) Laravel
20 45 (10.30%) Adobe
21 43 (9.84%) Java
22 42 (9.61%) Content Management
23 37 (8.47%) SEO
24 35 (8.01%) Symfony
24 35 (8.01%) Docker
25 34 (7.78%) DevOps

WordPress
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
1 131 (29.98%) CMS
2 49 (11.21%) Drupal
3 29 (6.64%) Apache
4 21 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (3.66%) Confluence
6 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.60%) Joomla!
8 6 (1.37%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.14%) nginx
10 4 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.46%) IIS
11 2 (0.46%) MODX
12 1 (0.23%) Blackboard Learn
12 1 (0.23%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.23%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.23%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (13.50%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.69%) InDesign
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 34 (7.78%) Magento
2 9 (2.06%) Shopify
3 3 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.23%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.89%) GitHub
4 12 (2.75%) Google Analytics
5 11 (2.52%) npm
6 10 (2.29%) Google Tag Manager
7 9 (2.06%) PaaS
8 7 (1.60%) Office 365
9 6 (1.37%) SaaS
10 3 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.69%) Akamai
11 2 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.46%) Linode
11 2 (0.46%) Mailgun
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.23%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.23%) Twilio
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.37%) Firewall
2 5 (1.14%) DNS
2 5 (1.14%) SSH
2 5 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.92%) Internet
3 4 (0.92%) VPN
4 3 (0.69%) DHCP
4 3 (0.69%) FTP
5 2 (0.46%) Intranet
5 2 (0.46%) Skype
6 1 (0.23%) DSL
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
6 1 (0.23%) LAN
6 1 (0.23%) SMS
6 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (28.15%) MySQL
2 21 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.06%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.46%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.46%) Redis
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.23%) Firebird
8 1 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.23%) Riak
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 97 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.09%) gulp
3 30 (6.86%) JIRA
4 28 (6.41%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.35%) Grunt
6 13 (2.97%) GitLab
6 13 (2.97%) Maven
7 11 (2.52%) PhpStorm
7 11 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.60%) webpack
9 6 (1.37%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.37%) Subversion
10 5 (1.14%) Webistrano
11 4 (0.92%) Firebug
12 3 (0.69%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.69%) Selenium
13 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
13 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (11.44%) Marketing
2 32 (7.32%) Retail
3 25 (5.72%) Finance
4 24 (5.49%) Publishing
5 12 (2.75%) Banking
5 12 (2.75%) Games
6 11 (2.52%) Advertising
7 9 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.14%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.92%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 329 (75.29%) Developer
2 127 (29.06%) WordPress Developer
3 99 (22.65%) PHP Developer
4 73 (16.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 47 (10.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 43 (9.84%) Web Developer
7 35 (8.01%) JavaScript Developer
8 34 (7.78%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 26 (5.95%) Analyst
10 25 (5.72%) HTML CSS Developer
10 25 (5.72%) HTML Developer
11 17 (3.89%) Java Developer
12 15 (3.43%) Designer
13 12 (2.75%) CMS Developer
13 12 (2.75%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (2.75%) Junior
14 11 (2.52%) React Developer
14 11 (2.52%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.29%) Content Designer
15 10 (2.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (54.23%) HTML
2 229 (52.40%) CSS
3 119 (27.23%) jQuery
4 88 (20.14%) HTML5
5 84 (19.22%) CSS3
6 62 (14.19%) AngularJS
7 61 (13.96%) React
8 53 (12.13%) Sass
9 45 (10.30%) Laravel
10 35 (8.01%) Symfony
11 27 (6.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (5.72%) REST
13 24 (5.49%) Vue.js
14 23 (5.26%) LAMP
15 21 (4.81%) .NET
15 21 (4.81%) Web Services
16 20 (4.58%) Django
17 19 (4.35%) Spring
18 18 (4.12%) LESS
19 17 (3.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.30%) User Experience
2 25 (5.72%) W3C
3 15 (3.43%) Social Media
4 12 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.06%) Equities
5 9 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.60%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.14%) Fintech
8 5 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.92%) Blog
9 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.92%) Video Editing
10 3 (0.69%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.69%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.46%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.98%) Linux
2 12 (2.75%) Windows
3 9 (2.06%) Android
4 8 (1.83%) Unix
5 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) Debian
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (26.54%) Web Development
2 84 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (18.99%) Front End Development
4 62 (14.19%) E-Commerce
5 42 (9.61%) Content Management
6 37 (8.47%) SEO
7 34 (7.78%) DevOps
8 30 (6.86%) MVC
9 25 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (5.03%) Analytics
10 22 (5.03%) Migration
11 21 (4.81%) Digital Marketing
12 19 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
13 17 (3.89%) OO
13 17 (3.89%) TDD
14 15 (3.43%) Open Source
14 15 (3.43%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (3.43%) Web Design
15 14 (3.20%) CRM
15 14 (3.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 247 (56.52%) PHP
2 240 (54.92%) JavaScript
3 43 (9.84%) Java
4 33 (7.55%) SQL
5 16 (3.66%) C#
5 16 (3.66%) Python
6 8 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.60%) Java 8
7 7 (1.60%) PHP 5
7 7 (1.60%) PHP 7
8 6 (1.37%) ES6
9 4 (0.92%) C++
9 4 (0.92%) Ruby
9 4 (0.92%) Scala
9 4 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.69%) Go
10 3 (0.69%) VBA
11 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (5.03%) Degree
2 7 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.58%) QA
2 9 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.06%) MiFID
3 6 (1.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 35 (8.01%) Docker
2 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.69%) etcd
3 3 (0.69%) flannel
4 2 (0.46%) Postfix
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.89%) Ansible
3 7 (1.60%) Puppet
4 5 (1.14%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.69%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.69%) rkt
5 3 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.46%) Fail2ban
6 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.23%) Plesk
7 1 (0.23%) Terraform
7 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (10.30%) Adobe
2 30 (6.86%) Google
3 26 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.49%) hybris
5 19 (4.35%) WooCommerce
6 15 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.75%) Oracle
8 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.14%) Zend
9 3 (0.69%) Sencha
9 3 (0.69%) Volusion
10 2 (0.46%) Apple
10 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.46%) Facebook
10 2 (0.46%) Lets Encrypt
10 2 (0.46%) VMware
10 2 (0.46%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.23%) DoubleClick
11 1 (0.23%) IBM
11 1 (0.23%) Sage