Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 650 446 580
Rank change year-on-year -204 +134 -72
Contract jobs citing WordPress 154 73 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.45% 1.66% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 53 174
10th Percentile £213 £182 £213
25th Percentile £263 £250 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £335 £338
Median % change year-on-year +4.48% -0.74% +3.85%
75th Percentile £435 £415 £438
90th Percentile £488 £468 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
10th Percentile £10.88 £17.56 "
25th Percentile £12.94 £20.09 £6.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.40 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -31.62% -6.40% +75.22%
75th Percentile £22.25 £27.84 £25.50
90th Percentile £37.40 £32.14 £27.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.03 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.72% -15.90% +75.22%

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 10,593 4,400 13,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 14.94% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,239 2,958 8,548
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £380 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £595 £558 £556
90th Percentile £675 £655 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 115 301
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £15.81 £14.25
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.74 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +12.70% +4.24% +4.28%
75th Percentile £53.06 £39.88 £38.85
90th Percentile £68.43 £61.22 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -182 133 £350 +6.06% 196
UK excluding London -132 69 £350 +16.67% 142
London -168 55 £363 +3.57% 58
Work from Home -233 37 £388 -3.13% 53
North of England -65 35 £333 +33.10% 48
North West -40 19 £400 +100.00% 30
Yorkshire -33 16 £275 -31.25% 15
South West -40 12 £400 +65.80% 25
South East -88 9 £275 -21.43% 25
Midlands - 7 £288 - 27
East Midlands - 5 £288 - 11
Scotland -84 3 - - 4
Wales -24 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £300 - 16
East of England -45 1 £350 +16.67% 13

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 83 (53.90%) PHP
2 78 (50.65%) CSS
3 71 (46.10%) HTML
4 69 (44.81%) JavaScript
5 50 (32.47%) CMS
6 38 (24.68%) React
7 35 (22.73%) Git (software)
8 31 (20.13%) User Experience
9 27 (17.53%) Marketing
10 26 (16.88%) Content Management
10 26 (16.88%) Accessibility
11 24 (15.58%) Social Skills
11 24 (15.58%) MySQL
12 23 (14.94%) jQuery
13 21 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (13.64%) Adobe
14 20 (12.99%) Web Development
14 20 (12.99%) Front End Development
14 20 (12.99%) Sass
15 19 (12.34%) Laravel
16 18 (11.69%) TDD
17 17 (11.04%) SEO
17 17 (11.04%) HTML5
17 17 (11.04%) Wireframes
17 17 (11.04%) Full Stack Development
18 16 (10.39%) Sketch
18 16 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (10.39%) Node.js
19 15 (9.74%) GitHub
19 15 (9.74%) CSS3

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 50 (32.47%) CMS
2 11 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 11 (7.14%) Jadu
3 10 (6.49%) Drupal
4 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.60%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.95%) Apache
6 2 (1.30%) Confluence
6 2 (1.30%) Headless CMS
6 2 (1.30%) Moodle
6 2 (1.30%) Totara
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (10.39%) Sketch
2 14 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (5.84%) InVision
4 8 (5.19%) Photoshop
5 6 (3.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (3.90%) Figma
6 2 (1.30%) InDesign
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Magento
2 2 (1.30%) Shopify
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.74%) GitHub
2 13 (8.44%) Azure
3 9 (5.84%) AWS
4 3 (1.95%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.95%) SaaS
5 2 (1.30%) Amplience
5 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.30%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.30%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.30%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.30%) Serverless
5 2 (1.30%) Trello
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.65%) Google Ads
6 1 (0.65%) Heroku
6 1 (0.65%) npm
6 1 (0.65%) Slack
6 1 (0.65%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) Internet
2 5 (3.25%) Intranet
3 2 (1.30%) DKIM
3 2 (1.30%) DMARC
3 2 (1.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) MySQL
2 2 (1.30%) Big Data
2 2 (1.30%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.30%) MariaDB
2 2 (1.30%) Redis
3 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 11 (7.14%) gulp
3 10 (6.49%) Grunt
4 8 (5.19%) Subversion
5 5 (3.25%) JIRA
6 3 (1.95%) webpack
7 2 (1.30%) Storybook
8 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.65%) git-flow
General
1 27 (17.53%) Marketing
2 24 (15.58%) Social Skills
3 9 (5.84%) Publishing
4 7 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.25%) Advertising
6 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.30%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.30%) Retail
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 105 (68.18%) Developer
2 48 (31.17%) WordPress Developer
3 38 (24.68%) PHP Developer
4 18 (11.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 15 (9.74%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.49%) HTML Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Designer
7 9 (5.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.84%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Content Editor
9 6 (3.90%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (3.90%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.60%) React Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Web Content Editor
10 4 (2.60%) Web Editor
11 3 (1.95%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (50.65%) CSS
2 71 (46.10%) HTML
3 38 (24.68%) React
4 23 (14.94%) jQuery
5 20 (12.99%) Sass
6 19 (12.34%) Laravel
7 17 (11.04%) HTML5
8 16 (10.39%) Node.js
9 15 (9.74%) CSS3
10 13 (8.44%) GatsbyJS
11 11 (7.14%) GraphQL
12 10 (6.49%) Ajax
13 9 (5.84%) JSON
14 8 (5.19%) CakePHP
14 8 (5.19%) Redux
14 8 (5.19%) Symfony
14 8 (5.19%) Web Services
15 5 (3.25%) LAMP
16 4 (2.60%) AngularJS
17 3 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.13%) User Experience
2 15 (9.74%) Blog
3 12 (7.79%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.30%) Animation
4 2 (1.30%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.30%) Motion Graphics
4 2 (1.30%) NHS
4 2 (1.30%) Photography
4 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.30%) Social Media
4 2 (1.30%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.95%) Linux
2 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Unix
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) Content Management
2 21 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.99%) Front End Development
3 20 (12.99%) Web Development
4 18 (11.69%) TDD
5 17 (11.04%) Full Stack Development
5 17 (11.04%) SEO
5 17 (11.04%) Wireframes
6 16 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (9.74%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
9 13 (8.44%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.44%) Web Accessibility
10 12 (7.79%) Data Protection
11 11 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
11 11 (7.14%) Sprint Planning
11 11 (7.14%) Sprint Retrospective
12 10 (6.49%) DevOps
13 9 (5.84%) Task Automation
14 7 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 83 (53.90%) PHP
2 69 (44.81%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.14%) ES6
4 8 (5.19%) ES7
5 5 (3.25%) SQL
6 2 (1.30%) JSX
6 2 (1.30%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.65%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (1.30%) Degree
1 2 (1.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.88%) Accessibility
2 13 (8.44%) GDPR
3 3 (1.95%) QA
3 3 (1.95%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Postfix
2 2 (1.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (13.64%) Adobe
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.60%) Google
4 3 (1.95%) HubSpot
4 3 (1.95%) WooCommerce
5 2 (1.30%) Marketo
5 2 (1.30%) Percona
5 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.30%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) BMC
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook
6 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.65%) Zend