Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 586 606
Rank change year-on-year +32 +20 -48
Contract jobs citing WordPress 173 305 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.78% 1.90% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 206 204
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £210 £195 £209
90th Percentile £488 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
UK median hourly rate £10.08 £18.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.27% -46.43% -
10th Percentile £6.00 £13.50 £21.81
90th Percentile £16.49 £35.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.08 £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -59.70% -31.03% -14.71%

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 9,716 16,076 16,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.34% 16.23% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,176 10,422 11,005
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 335 375
UK median hourly rate £21.13 £19.65 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.39% -
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -5.26%

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 27 February 2020.

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 16 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 27 February 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 +37 152 £338 +3.85% 321
UK excluding London +58 103 £325 +12.07% 273
London +56 64 £390 +4.00% 67
South West +46 33 £334 +20.27% 45
North of England +20 23 £325 - 71
North West +24 19 £325 +6.56% 43
South East +46 14 £296 -5.20% 61
Scotland +32 14 £538 +177.42% 15
Midlands +56 9 £325 +30.00% 55
East of England +29 8 £231 +2.78% 23
West Midlands +46 5 £325 +44.44% 25
East Midlands +42 4 £325 +20.93% 30
Yorkshire +27 3 £400 +23.08% 20
North East +25 1 - - 8
Wales - 1 £330 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 93 (53.76%) PHP
2 91 (52.60%) HTML
3 85 (49.13%) JavaScript
3 85 (49.13%) CSS
4 43 (24.86%) CMS
5 39 (22.54%) HTML5
6 34 (19.65%) CSS3
7 33 (19.08%) Web Development
8 29 (16.76%) jQuery
9 28 (16.18%) MySQL
9 28 (16.18%) Front End Development
10 27 (15.61%) Drupal
11 23 (13.29%) Laravel
12 22 (12.72%) User Experience
13 21 (12.14%) Marketing
14 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (11.56%) Content Management
15 19 (10.98%) React
16 18 (10.40%) Vue.js
16 18 (10.40%) Git (software)
16 18 (10.40%) Microsoft
17 17 (9.83%) Sass
18 16 (9.25%) Linux
19 14 (8.09%) SQL
20 12 (6.94%) Magento
20 12 (6.94%) Azure
20 12 (6.94%) Google
20 12 (6.94%) Symfony
20 12 (6.94%) SEO
20 12 (6.94%) LAMP

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 43 (24.86%) CMS
2 27 (15.61%) Drupal
3 10 (5.78%) Apache
4 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.47%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.89%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.73%) Moodle
8 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.16%) Blackboard Learn
8 2 (1.16%) IIS
8 2 (1.16%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.58%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Kentico
9 1 (0.58%) Podio
9 1 (0.58%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.89%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.73%) Edge Animate
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.58%) Figma
5 1 (0.58%) InVision
5 1 (0.58%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Magento
2 2 (1.16%) Shopify
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Azure
2 8 (4.62%) AWS
3 6 (3.47%) Office 365
4 5 (2.89%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.31%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.73%) GitHub
7 2 (1.16%) npm
7 2 (1.16%) SaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) AdWords
8 1 (0.58%) Asana
8 1 (0.58%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.58%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.58%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.58%) GCP
8 1 (0.58%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.58%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.58%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.89%) Intranet
2 3 (1.73%) DNS
2 3 (1.73%) Firewall
2 3 (1.73%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.58%) LAN
3 1 (0.58%) Network Security
3 1 (0.58%) RFID
3 1 (0.58%) SSH
3 1 (0.58%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) WAN
3 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.18%) MySQL
2 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.89%) MariaDB
4 4 (2.31%) Power BI
4 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.58%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL Workbench
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (10.40%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.05%) Grunt
2 7 (4.05%) gulp
3 4 (2.31%) JIRA
4 3 (1.73%) Babel
4 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.73%) webpack
5 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.16%) Firebug
5 2 (1.16%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.16%) Mocha
5 2 (1.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.58%) Bower
6 1 (0.58%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.58%) GitLab
6 1 (0.58%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (12.14%) Marketing
2 11 (6.36%) Public Sector
3 9 (5.20%) Finance
3 9 (5.20%) Publishing
4 6 (3.47%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) Interactive Media
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 136 (78.61%) Developer
2 52 (30.06%) WordPress Developer
3 51 (29.48%) PHP Developer
4 23 (13.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 16 (9.25%) Web Developer
6 15 (8.67%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 14 (8.09%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (7.51%) Drupal Developer
9 10 (5.78%) PHP Web Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Graduate
10 9 (5.20%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (5.20%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.62%) HTML Developer
12 7 (4.05%) Designer
12 7 (4.05%) HTML CSS Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Graduate PHP Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Graduate Web Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Lead Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (52.60%) HTML
2 85 (49.13%) CSS
3 39 (22.54%) HTML5
4 34 (19.65%) CSS3
5 29 (16.76%) jQuery
6 23 (13.29%) Laravel
7 19 (10.98%) React
8 18 (10.40%) Vue.js
9 17 (9.83%) Sass
10 12 (6.94%) AngularJS
10 12 (6.94%) LAMP
10 12 (6.94%) Symfony
11 11 (6.36%) Node.js
11 11 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (5.78%) REST
13 8 (4.62%) .NET
14 7 (4.05%) JSON
15 6 (3.47%) LESS
15 6 (3.47%) RESTful
16 5 (2.89%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.72%) User Experience
2 10 (5.78%) Graphic Design
3 7 (4.05%) Animation
3 7 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.89%) e-Learning
4 5 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.31%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.31%) Blog
5 4 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.31%) Social Media
6 3 (1.73%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.16%) Wiki
8 1 (0.58%) CCTV
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Photography
8 1 (0.58%) SCORM
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.58%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.25%) Linux
2 7 (4.05%) Windows
3 5 (2.89%) Android
4 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.73%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.16%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.08%) Web Development
2 28 (16.18%) Front End Development
3 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.56%) Content Management
4 12 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
4 12 (6.94%) SEO
5 10 (5.78%) E-Commerce
5 10 (5.78%) Project Management
6 8 (4.62%) Analytics
7 7 (4.05%) DevOps
7 7 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (4.05%) Project Delivery
8 6 (3.47%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.47%) TDD
9 5 (2.89%) B2B
9 5 (2.89%) Content Writing
9 5 (2.89%) CRM
9 5 (2.89%) Migration
9 5 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.89%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 93 (53.76%) PHP
2 85 (49.13%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.09%) SQL
4 8 (4.62%) PHP 7
5 7 (4.05%) C#
5 7 (4.05%) Java
5 7 (4.05%) Python
6 5 (2.89%) ES6
7 4 (2.31%) VB
8 3 (1.73%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.16%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.58%) C
10 1 (0.58%) ES7
10 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.73%) HND
3 2 (1.16%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) HNC
3 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) WCAG
2 3 (1.73%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.73%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Ansible
1 1 (0.58%) cPanel
1 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) Google
3 11 (6.36%) Adobe
4 7 (4.05%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.47%) WooCommerce
6 4 (2.31%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.73%) Facebook
7 3 (1.73%) Twitter
8 2 (1.16%) Blackboard
8 2 (1.16%) hybris
8 2 (1.16%) Marketo
8 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.16%) Zend
9 1 (0.58%) Apple
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco
9 1 (0.58%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.58%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.58%) Pardot
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud