Period
to 22 June 2021

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 22 June 2021 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 545 498 575
Rank change year-on-year -47 +77 -40
Contract jobs citing WordPress 163 104 293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.96% 1.67% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 75 199
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
25th Percentile £240 £300 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £350 £338
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £428 £438 £450
90th Percentile £488 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -19.23% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
10th Percentile £13.60 " "
25th Percentile £15.63 " £13.50
Median hourly rate £40.25 £21.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +87.21% +43.33% -36.96%
75th Percentile £50.00 " £21.00
90th Percentile £57.50 " £23.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 - £15.00

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 8,305 6,226 14,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.74% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,621 4,178 9,251
10th Percentile £300 £290 £275
25th Percentile £400 £379 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 128 298
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.82 £12.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -1.03%
75th Percentile £51.00 £34.06 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.52 £54.13 £49.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.67 £16.75
% change year-on-year +14.39% +17.43% -4.29%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WordPress.

Daily rate trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WordPress.

Hourly rate trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021. 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 -20 132 £325 -2.99% 203
London -25 74 £400 +6.67% 36
UK excluding London -17 64 £263 -19.23% 172
Work from Home -245 39 £270 -32.50% 42
North of England +27 24 £245 -24.62% 63
Yorkshire +26 16 £260 -45.26% 35
Scotland -42 12 £250 -52.38% 4
South West +11 10 £400 +21.21% 21
North West 0 8 £220 -32.31% 22
South East -11 8 £200 -50.00% 33
Wales +10 5 £419 +26.89% 2
Midlands -21 4 £300 -7.69% 36
East Midlands +4 3 £300 -7.69% 17
East of England -2 1 £325 +36.84% 13
West Midlands -19 1 £225 -30.77% 19

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 89 (54.60%) PHP
2 84 (51.53%) CSS
3 82 (50.31%) HTML
4 74 (45.40%) JavaScript
5 53 (32.52%) CMS
6 43 (26.38%) Marketing
6 43 (26.38%) User Experience
7 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
8 37 (22.70%) SEO
9 31 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (18.40%) Web Development
11 28 (17.18%) Accessibility
12 26 (15.95%) Social Skills
12 26 (15.95%) Content Management
13 24 (14.72%) jQuery
13 24 (14.72%) Symfony
14 23 (14.11%) CSS3
14 23 (14.11%) Sass
15 22 (13.50%) HTML5
15 22 (13.50%) Azure
16 21 (12.88%) MVC
16 21 (12.88%) Adobe
17 20 (12.27%) Social Media
17 20 (12.27%) Wireframes
18 19 (11.66%) React
18 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (11.66%) Digital Marketing
19 17 (10.43%) Node.js
19 17 (10.43%) Software Engineering
19 17 (10.43%) 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 53 (32.52%) CMS
2 15 (9.20%) Drupal
2 15 (9.20%) Jadu
3 9 (5.52%) Apache Solr
4 6 (3.68%) Moodle
4 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.45%) Apache
5 4 (2.45%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.84%) IIS
7 2 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.23%) Blackboard Learn
7 2 (1.23%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.23%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.23%) Totara
8 1 (0.61%) Confluence
8 1 (0.61%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Sketch
2 8 (4.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (4.91%) InVision
3 7 (4.29%) Figma
4 6 (3.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (3.68%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.61%) InDesign
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Magento
2 3 (1.84%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.61%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.50%) Azure
2 11 (6.75%) AWS
3 10 (6.13%) GitHub
4 4 (2.45%) SaaS
5 3 (1.84%) Heroku
5 3 (1.84%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.23%) PaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.23%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Asana
7 1 (0.61%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.61%) Google Ads
7 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.61%) npm
7 1 (0.61%) Serverless
7 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.52%) Internet
2 6 (3.68%) Intranet
3 5 (3.07%) SSL
4 3 (1.84%) DHCP
4 3 (1.84%) DNS
4 3 (1.84%) Firewall
5 2 (1.23%) SAN
5 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) MySQL
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.23%) Big Data
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.98%) gulp
3 9 (5.52%) Bitbucket
4 7 (4.29%) Grunt
4 7 (4.29%) Subversion
5 4 (2.45%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 2 (1.23%) git-flow
6 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.23%) JIRA
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.61%) PostCSS
7 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 43 (26.38%) Marketing
2 26 (15.95%) Social Skills
3 9 (5.52%) Publishing
4 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.91%) Finance
5 7 (4.29%) Banking
6 6 (3.68%) Advertising
6 6 (3.68%) Law
6 6 (3.68%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.45%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (2.45%) Welsh Language
8 3 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.23%) Retail
10 1 (0.61%) Automotive
10 1 (0.61%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.61%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (67.48%) Developer
2 42 (25.77%) PHP Developer
3 38 (23.31%) WordPress Developer
4 20 (12.27%) Full Stack Developer
5 17 (10.43%) Designer
6 15 (9.20%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Lead Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Web Developer
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Content Designer
10 7 (4.29%) HTML Developer
10 7 (4.29%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 7 (4.29%) UX Designer
11 6 (3.68%) HTML CSS Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Content Editor
12 5 (3.07%) Digital Project Manager
12 5 (3.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (51.53%) CSS
2 82 (50.31%) HTML
3 24 (14.72%) jQuery
3 24 (14.72%) Symfony
4 23 (14.11%) CSS3
4 23 (14.11%) Sass
5 22 (13.50%) HTML5
6 19 (11.66%) React
7 17 (10.43%) Node.js
8 11 (6.75%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.13%) Ajax
9 10 (6.13%) Web Services
9 10 (6.13%) XHTML
10 8 (4.91%) CakePHP
10 8 (4.91%) Django
10 8 (4.91%) JSON
11 7 (4.29%) Laravel
11 7 (4.29%) Redux
11 7 (4.29%) SOAP
12 5 (3.07%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.38%) User Experience
2 20 (12.27%) Social Media
3 4 (2.45%) Animation
3 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.84%) Blog
4 3 (1.84%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.84%) FMCG
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.23%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.23%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) LIMS
6 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.61%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.61%) W3C
6 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.07%) Windows
2 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.45%) Linux
3 3 (1.84%) Unix
3 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Android
4 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.70%) SEO
2 31 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.40%) Web Development
4 26 (15.95%) Content Management
5 21 (12.88%) MVC
6 20 (12.27%) Wireframes
7 19 (11.66%) Digital Marketing
7 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (10.43%) DevOps
8 17 (10.43%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.20%) Front End Development
9 15 (9.20%) Web Accessibility
10 14 (8.59%) Sprint Planning
10 14 (8.59%) Sprint Retrospective
11 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.75%) API Integration
13 10 (6.13%) Web Application Development
14 9 (5.52%) Project Management
15 8 (4.91%) B2B
15 8 (4.91%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 89 (54.60%) PHP
2 74 (45.40%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.13%) SQL
4 9 (5.52%) ES6
5 7 (4.29%) ES7
6 5 (3.07%) Python
7 3 (1.84%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) PHP 5
8 2 (1.23%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) Java
9 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.61%) Degree
3 1 (0.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.18%) Accessibility
2 16 (9.82%) GDPR
3 4 (2.45%) WCAG
4 3 (1.84%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.84%) Docker
3 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (12.88%) Adobe
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.68%) Google
3 6 (3.68%) WooCommerce
4 4 (2.45%) Optimizely
5 3 (1.84%) Apple
5 3 (1.84%) HubSpot
5 3 (1.84%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.84%) VMware
6 2 (1.23%) Blackboard
6 2 (1.23%) Citrix
6 2 (1.23%) Marketo
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle
6 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) Facebook
7 1 (0.61%) LabVantage
7 1 (0.61%) Sage
7 1 (0.61%) SAP
7 1 (0.61%) Zend