Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 498 559 536
Rank change year-on-year +61 -23 +41
Contract jobs citing WordPress 116 278 370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.77% 1.96% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 195 291
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £228 £206 £213
90th Percentile £502 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +4.84% -0.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -37.73% -31.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -57.14% +37.25%

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 6,539 14,209 16,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.56% 15.80% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,124 9,035 10,878
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £280 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £415
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 300 364
Median hourly rate £24.55 £18.88 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.07% -0.66% -
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £52.38 £48.83 £49.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.91% -2.72%

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 4 June 2020.

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
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 4 June 2020. 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 +80 94 £335 -4.29% 87
UK excluding London +110 81 £325 +4.84% 69
London +93 33 £400 -5.83% 19
Scotland +50 19 £525 +162.50%
South East +117 18 £400 +23.08% 13
South West +57 18 £325 +46.07% 10
North of England +55 12 £325 - 25
Work from Home +13 12 £400 +77.78% 9
North West +38 11 £325 +9.70% 17
East of England +66 6 £238 +2.15% 6
Midlands +57 6 £325 - 14
West Midlands +49 3 £300 - 3
East Midlands +37 3 £325 - 11
Wales +32 2 £330 +140.00% 1
Yorkshire +47 1 £475 +11.76% 4

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 52 (44.83%) HTML
2 51 (43.97%) PHP
2 51 (43.97%) CSS
3 47 (40.52%) JavaScript
4 27 (23.28%) Git (software)
5 26 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (19.83%) CMS
7 21 (18.10%) MySQL
8 17 (14.66%) HTML5
9 16 (13.79%) Content Management
10 15 (12.93%) jQuery
11 14 (12.07%) CSS3
11 14 (12.07%) User Experience
11 14 (12.07%) Vue.js
12 13 (11.21%) Public Sector
12 13 (11.21%) Drupal
12 13 (11.21%) Google
13 12 (10.34%) Laravel
13 12 (10.34%) Front End Development
14 11 (9.48%) Analytics
14 11 (9.48%) Marketing
14 11 (9.48%) Publishing
14 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.62%) Web Development
15 10 (8.62%) React
15 10 (8.62%) PHP 7
16 9 (7.76%) Sass
16 9 (7.76%) Scrum
16 9 (7.76%) Adobe
16 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Office

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 23 (19.83%) CMS
2 13 (11.21%) Drupal
3 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.17%) Apache
5 4 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.72%) Blackboard Learn
6 2 (1.72%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.72%) Moodle
6 2 (1.72%) nginx
6 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.86%) Podio
7 1 (0.86%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.59%) Edge Animate
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.72%) InVision
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.72%) Sketch
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.86%) Figma
4 1 (0.86%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Magento
2 2 (1.72%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) Google Analytics
2 6 (5.17%) GCP
2 6 (5.17%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (3.45%) Office 365
4 3 (2.59%) AWS
4 3 (2.59%) Azure
5 2 (1.72%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (1.72%) WhatsApp
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) AdWords
6 1 (0.86%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.86%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.86%) GitHub
6 1 (0.86%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.86%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Firewall
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
2 2 (1.72%) SSH
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
3 1 (0.86%) LAN
3 1 (0.86%) NAS
3 1 (0.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) SAN
3 1 (0.86%) SMTP
3 1 (0.86%) SSL
3 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) MySQL
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (1.72%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.86%) Big Data
5 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (23.28%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.17%) gulp
3 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.31%) JIRA
4 4 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.45%) Grunt
4 4 (3.45%) Subversion
5 3 (2.59%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (2.59%) Mocha
6 2 (1.72%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.86%) Babel
7 1 (0.86%) Bower
7 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.86%) Selenium
7 1 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 13 (11.21%) Public Sector
2 11 (9.48%) Marketing
2 11 (9.48%) Publishing
3 5 (4.31%) Law
4 4 (3.45%) Finance
5 2 (1.72%) Local Government
6 1 (0.86%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (70.69%) Developer
2 30 (25.86%) WordPress Developer
3 28 (24.14%) PHP Developer
4 10 (8.62%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (7.76%) Drupal Developer
5 9 (7.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (6.90%) Designer
7 7 (6.03%) HTML Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Content Designer
9 5 (4.31%) HTML CSS Developer
9 5 (4.31%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
10 4 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.45%) Web Developer
11 3 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (44.83%) HTML
2 51 (43.97%) CSS
3 17 (14.66%) HTML5
4 15 (12.93%) jQuery
5 14 (12.07%) CSS3
5 14 (12.07%) Vue.js
6 12 (10.34%) Laravel
7 10 (8.62%) React
8 9 (7.76%) Sass
9 8 (6.90%) RESTful
10 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.17%) Django
10 6 (5.17%) Node.js
10 6 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (4.31%) LAMP
11 5 (4.31%) Symfony
11 5 (4.31%) XML
12 4 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
12 4 (3.45%) JSON
12 4 (3.45%) Kohana
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) User Experience
2 5 (4.31%) Analytical Mindset
2 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.31%) e-Learning
2 5 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.31%) Social Media
3 3 (2.59%) Animation
3 3 (2.59%) Blog
3 3 (2.59%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.72%) Wiki
5 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.86%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) NHS
5 1 (0.86%) Photography
5 1 (0.86%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Linux
2 8 (6.90%) Android
3 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.31%) Windows
4 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (1.72%) CentOS
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.79%) Content Management
3 12 (10.34%) Front End Development
4 11 (9.48%) Analytics
5 10 (8.62%) Web Development
6 9 (7.76%) OO
6 9 (7.76%) Scrum
7 8 (6.90%) DevOps
7 8 (6.90%) OO PHP
7 8 (6.90%) TDD
8 7 (6.03%) CRM
8 7 (6.03%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.03%) Project Delivery
8 7 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.03%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (5.17%) B2B
9 6 (5.17%) Content Writing
9 6 (5.17%) SEO
9 6 (5.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.97%) PHP
2 47 (40.52%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.62%) PHP 7
4 5 (4.31%) SQL
5 4 (3.45%) ES6
6 3 (2.59%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.59%) Java
7 2 (1.72%) Python
8 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.86%) C#
8 1 (0.86%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.72%) Degree
1 2 (1.72%) HNC
1 2 (1.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.90%) Docker
2 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.72%) Ansible
2 2 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.72%) Terraform
3 1 (0.86%) cPanel
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Google
2 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.76%) Adobe
4 4 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.59%) hybris
5 3 (2.59%) WooCommerce
6 2 (1.72%) Blackboard
6 2 (1.72%) BuddyPress
6 2 (1.72%) Facebook
6 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.86%) Instagram
7 1 (0.86%) Marketo
7 1 (0.86%) Pardot
7 1 (0.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) VMware
7 1 (0.86%) YouTube
7 1 (0.86%) Zend