Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 534 524
Rank change year-on-year -35 -10 +37
Contract jobs citing WordPress 320 375 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.88% 1.99% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 256 292
UK median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £176 £175 £180
90th Percentile £463 £416 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £21.25 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.47% -40.56% +120.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £15.00 £22.00
90th Percentile £41.75 £85.63 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £15.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +141.67% -58.90% +151.72%

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 17017 18839 19792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 18.35% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11288 12133 12497
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £230
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 442 598
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.02 £10.96
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +10.81% +5.71%

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 December 2017.

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
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 December 2017. 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 -27 304 £325 +8.33% 190
UK excluding London +7 173 £300 +9.09% 145
London -81 142 £375 +10.29% 48
North of England +65 62 £300 +2.56% 61
North West +35 47 £300 +33.33% 34
South East -19 45 £315 +14.55% 32
South West +17 27 £239 -13.18% 15
Midlands +1 19 £313 +13.64% 21
West Midlands +12 14 £325 +13.04% 9
Yorkshire +1 13 £250 -23.15% 26
Scotland -2 9 £345 +30.19% 1
East of England -21 9 £300 +30.43% 13
East Midlands -9 5 £275 +22.22% 12
Wales +12 3 £200 +59.68% 2
North East - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WordPress.

1 231 (72.19%) HTML
2 224 (70.00%) CSS
3 204 (63.75%) PHP
4 190 (59.38%) JavaScript
5 104 (32.50%) jQuery
6 99 (30.94%) MySQL
7 98 (30.63%) Web Development
8 92 (28.75%) CMS
9 91 (28.44%) HTML5
10 80 (25.00%) CSS3
10 80 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 74 (23.13%) Front End Development
11 74 (23.13%) Drupal
12 62 (19.38%) Sass
13 47 (14.69%) LAMP
14 46 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (14.06%) User Experience
16 44 (13.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 44 (13.75%) Marketing
17 43 (13.44%) Photoshop
18 42 (13.13%) SEO
18 42 (13.13%) AngularJS
19 40 (12.50%) React
20 39 (12.19%) Adobe
20 39 (12.19%) Magento
21 35 (10.94%) Linux
21 35 (10.94%) OO
21 35 (10.94%) Finance
22 32 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
23 30 (9.38%) Analytics

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 92 (28.75%) CMS
2 74 (23.13%) Drupal
3 17 (5.31%) Apache
4 14 (4.38%) Joomla!
4 14 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.75%) Confluence
6 11 (3.44%) Umbraco
7 10 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.88%) ExpressionEngine
9 5 (1.56%) nginx
10 4 (1.25%) TYPO3
11 3 (0.94%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.63%) eZ Publish
12 2 (0.63%) Kentico
13 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.31%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 43 (13.44%) Photoshop
2 27 (8.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (4.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.25%) LaTeX
5 3 (0.94%) Camtasia
5 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.63%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 39 (12.19%) Magento
2 4 (1.25%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.94%) Shopify
4 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.31%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.94%) Google Analytics
3 16 (5.00%) GitHub
4 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.56%) Akamai
6 4 (1.25%) Office 365
7 3 (0.94%) MailChimp
7 3 (0.94%) npm
8 2 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) AdWords
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) Route 53
9 1 (0.31%) Trello
9 1 (0.31%) Veeva
9 1 (0.31%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.19%) Intranet
2 6 (1.88%) SAN
3 5 (1.56%) SMS
4 4 (1.25%) Firewall
4 4 (1.25%) HTTP
4 4 (1.25%) Internet
4 4 (1.25%) LAN
4 4 (1.25%) MPLS
4 4 (1.25%) OSPF
4 4 (1.25%) WAN
4 4 (1.25%) WLAN
5 3 (0.94%) DNS
5 3 (0.94%) FTP
5 3 (0.94%) SMTP
5 3 (0.94%) SSH
5 3 (0.94%) SSL
6 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (30.94%) MySQL
2 12 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.88%) Power BI
4 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.31%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.44%) JIRA
3 26 (8.13%) gulp
4 20 (6.25%) Grunt
5 19 (5.94%) Subversion
6 12 (3.75%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.50%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (2.19%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.88%) Axure RP
10 4 (1.25%) webpack
11 3 (0.94%) Bower
11 3 (0.94%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.94%) Mocha
11 3 (0.94%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.63%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.63%) QUnit
12 2 (0.63%) Xdebug
General
1 44 (13.75%) Marketing
2 35 (10.94%) Finance
3 20 (6.25%) Advertising
4 13 (4.06%) Banking
5 9 (2.81%) Retail
6 8 (2.50%) Brand Awareness
6 8 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.88%) Legal
7 6 (1.88%) Publishing
8 5 (1.56%) Games
9 3 (0.94%) Billing
9 3 (0.94%) Digital Economy
9 3 (0.94%) French Language
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 252 (78.75%) Developer
2 109 (34.06%) WordPress Developer
3 87 (27.19%) PHP Developer
4 65 (20.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 47 (14.69%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 41 (12.81%) Web Developer
7 26 (8.13%) HTML Developer
8 24 (7.50%) Drupal Developer
9 23 (7.19%) Magento Developer
10 21 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (5.31%) HTML CSS Developer
12 16 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (5.00%) Senior Developer
13 15 (4.69%) MySQL Developer
13 15 (4.69%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 13 (4.06%) PHP Web Developer
15 12 (3.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 10 (3.13%) UI Developer
17 9 (2.81%) Consultant
18 8 (2.50%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (72.19%) HTML
2 224 (70.00%) CSS
3 104 (32.50%) jQuery
4 91 (28.44%) HTML5
5 80 (25.00%) CSS3
6 62 (19.38%) Sass
7 47 (14.69%) LAMP
8 44 (13.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 42 (13.13%) AngularJS
10 40 (12.50%) React
11 29 (9.06%) Laravel
12 24 (7.50%) Ajax
13 23 (7.19%) LESS
13 23 (7.19%) Web Services
14 16 (5.00%) XML
15 15 (4.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 14 (4.38%) REST
17 13 (4.06%) RESTful
17 13 (4.06%) XHTML
18 12 (3.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.06%) User Experience
2 17 (5.31%) Social Media
3 13 (4.06%) Fintech
4 12 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.50%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.88%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.56%) Animation
8 5 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.94%) NHS
10 3 (0.94%) Replication
11 2 (0.63%) iPad
11 2 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.63%) W3C
12 1 (0.31%) Marketing Technology
12 1 (0.31%) Motion Graphics
12 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.94%) Linux
2 11 (3.44%) Unix
3 8 (2.50%) Windows
4 4 (1.25%) CentOS
4 4 (1.25%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Android
5 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.63%) Web Development
2 74 (23.13%) Front End Development
3 46 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (13.13%) SEO
5 35 (10.94%) OO
6 32 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 30 (9.38%) Analytics
8 29 (9.06%) Content Management
9 24 (7.50%) MVC
10 22 (6.88%) Digital Marketing
11 21 (6.56%) E-Commerce
12 20 (6.25%) Web Design
13 19 (5.94%) OO PHP
14 18 (5.63%) Project Management
15 16 (5.00%) OOP
15 16 (5.00%) TDD
16 14 (4.38%) Scrum
17 13 (4.06%) Open Source
17 13 (4.06%) Wireframes
18 11 (3.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 204 (63.75%) PHP
2 190 (59.38%) JavaScript
3 26 (8.13%) SQL
4 23 (7.19%) Java
5 6 (1.88%) C#
5 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.25%) C++
6 4 (1.25%) Fortran
7 3 (0.94%) PHP 5
7 3 (0.94%) PHP 7
8 2 (0.63%) ES6
8 2 (0.63%) XPath
9 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) Go
9 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) Python
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (5.31%) Degree
2 4 (1.25%) CCNP
2 4 (1.25%) CCSE
2 4 (1.25%) CISA
2 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (1.25%) CISMP
2 4 (1.25%) CISSP
2 4 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.63%) MCSA
4 2 (0.63%) MCSE
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.25%) GDPR
1 4 (1.25%) WCAG
2 2 (0.63%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (5.31%) Docker
2 8 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (1.25%) SCCM
1 4 (1.25%) SCOM
2 2 (0.63%) Plesk
3 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 39 (12.19%) Adobe
2 20 (6.25%) Google
3 16 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.69%) Sitecore
5 14 (4.38%) Zend
6 13 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (3.44%) WooCommerce
8 8 (2.50%) VMware
9 6 (1.88%) HubSpot
9 6 (1.88%) Nintex
9 6 (1.88%) Veeam
10 5 (1.56%) Cisco
10 5 (1.56%) EMC
10 5 (1.56%) Juniper
11 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.25%) Citrix
11 4 (1.25%) CommVault
11 4 (1.25%) McAfee
11 4 (1.25%) NetApp
11 4 (1.25%) SolarWinds