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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 711 490 514
Rank change year-on-year -221 +24 +64
Contract jobs citing WordPress 119 172 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.11% 2.25% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 129 98
10th Percentile £193 £179 £210
25th Percentile £250 £240 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £325 £338
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -2.17%
75th Percentile £488 £450 £438
90th Percentile £563 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
10th Percentile £28.33 £13.40 £14.47
25th Percentile £29.56 £15.34 £15.06
Median hourly rate £32.75 £41.25 £16.76
Median % change year-on-year -20.61% +146.20% +11.70%
75th Percentile £37.19 £55.00 £19.48
90th Percentile £41.13 £57.50 £20.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £15.45
% change year-on-year +33.33% +69.88% +3.02%

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 10,769 7,661 7,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.32% 13.49% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,369 5,213 4,806
10th Percentile £315 £300 £268
25th Percentile £419 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
75th Percentile £632 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £440
% change year-on-year +6.74% +1.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 163 162
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.30 £12.66
25th Percentile £17.57 £17.09 £15.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% +15.11%
75th Percentile £58.35 £56.25 £35.75
90th Percentile £75.17 £65.53 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +31.58% +18.75%

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 16 May 2022.

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 17 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -181 98 £350 +7.69% 113
Work from Home -136 83 £375 +15.38% 56
London -150 50 £400 -5.88% 26
UK excluding London -83 48 £325 +25.00% 88
South East -26 13 £375 +87.50% 17
North of England -70 12 £310 +26.53% 32
Midlands -38 8 £550 +266.67% 10
North West -38 6 £277 +28.60% 18
Wales -13 5 £338 -19.40% 1
Yorkshire -45 5 £325 +25.00% 10
East Midlands -18 4 £550 +266.67% 3
East of England -29 4 £185 -26.00% 10
West Midlands - 4 £225 - 7
Scotland -12 2 £525 +110.00% 2
South West -41 2 £200 -46.67% 17
Isle of Man - 2 - -
North East - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 56 (47.06%) HTML
2 54 (45.38%) JavaScript
3 49 (41.18%) CSS
4 45 (37.82%) PHP
5 28 (23.53%) SEO
5 28 (23.53%) Marketing
6 26 (21.85%) User Experience
7 24 (20.17%) React
7 24 (20.17%) Web Development
7 24 (20.17%) CMS
8 23 (19.33%) Analytics
9 22 (18.49%) MySQL
10 21 (17.65%) Google
10 21 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 19 (15.97%) Node.js
11 19 (15.97%) Agile
12 18 (15.13%) Google Analytics
13 17 (14.29%) UX Design
14 16 (13.45%) Sass
14 16 (13.45%) Social Skills
15 14 (11.76%) jQuery
15 14 (11.76%) Adobe
16 13 (10.92%) Full Stack Development
17 12 (10.08%) E-Commerce
17 12 (10.08%) Drupal
18 11 (9.24%) AWS
18 11 (9.24%) Accessibility
19 10 (8.40%) WooCommerce
19 10 (8.40%) Linux
20 9 (7.56%) Microsoft

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 24 (20.17%) CMS
2 12 (10.08%) Drupal
3 7 (5.88%) Apache
4 6 (5.04%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.36%) Joomla!
6 3 (2.52%) Kentico
6 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.84%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (3.36%) Adobe XD
4 3 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (2.52%) Sketch
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Magento
2 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.52%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.84%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.13%) Google Analytics
2 11 (9.24%) AWS
3 8 (6.72%) Azure
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (5.04%) SaaS
5 5 (4.20%) GitHub
6 4 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.36%) Serverless
7 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.52%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.52%) Cloudflare
7 3 (2.52%) GCP
7 3 (2.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (2.52%) SurveyMonkey
8 2 (1.68%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.68%) Figma
8 2 (1.68%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (1.68%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Internet
2 4 (3.36%) DNS
3 3 (2.52%) Intranet
4 2 (1.68%) DKIM
4 2 (1.68%) HTTP
4 2 (1.68%) VSAN
5 1 (0.84%) DMARC
5 1 (0.84%) eduroam
5 1 (0.84%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.49%) MySQL
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.52%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.52%) BigQuery
3 3 (2.52%) Looker
3 3 (2.52%) Tableau
4 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.72%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.52%) webpack
5 2 (1.68%) CircleCI
5 2 (1.68%) gulp
6 1 (0.84%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.84%) Mocha
6 1 (0.84%) Storybook
6 1 (0.84%) WiX
General
1 28 (23.53%) Marketing
2 16 (13.45%) Social Skills
3 3 (2.52%) Billing
3 3 (2.52%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Local Government
4 2 (1.68%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.84%) Finance
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
5 1 (0.84%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 66 (55.46%) Developer
2 31 (26.05%) WordPress Developer
3 16 (13.45%) Designer
4 12 (10.08%) PHP Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Consultant
6 10 (8.40%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (8.40%) Web Developer
7 9 (7.56%) Web Designer
8 7 (5.88%) SEO Consultant
9 6 (5.04%) Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) UX Designer
10 5 (4.20%) HTML Developer
10 5 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Digital Designer
11 4 (3.36%) SEO Developer
11 4 (3.36%) UI Designer
11 4 (3.36%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (47.06%) HTML
2 49 (41.18%) CSS
3 24 (20.17%) React
4 19 (15.97%) Node.js
5 16 (13.45%) Sass
6 14 (11.76%) jQuery
7 8 (6.72%) CSS3
7 8 (6.72%) HTML5
7 8 (6.72%) REST
7 8 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (5.88%) JSON
8 7 (5.88%) Laravel
9 6 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (3.36%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.36%) Next.js
10 4 (3.36%) Vue.js
11 3 (2.52%) Lambda Expressions
11 3 (2.52%) Material-UI
11 3 (2.52%) Symfony
11 3 (2.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.85%) User Experience
2 8 (6.72%) Social Media
3 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.52%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.68%) Clustering
5 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.68%) Sports Betting
6 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.84%) Animation
6 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.84%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Linux
2 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Windows
3 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.53%) SEO
2 24 (20.17%) Web Development
3 23 (19.33%) Analytics
4 19 (15.97%) Agile
5 17 (14.29%) UX Design
6 13 (10.92%) Full Stack Development
7 12 (10.08%) E-Commerce
8 9 (7.56%) Content Management
9 8 (6.72%) Wireframes
10 7 (5.88%) DevOps
10 7 (5.88%) Fintech
10 7 (5.88%) Front End Development
10 7 (5.88%) Social Media Marketing
11 6 (5.04%) CRM
11 6 (5.04%) Log Aggregation
11 6 (5.04%) Prototyping
11 6 (5.04%) Task Automation
11 6 (5.04%) User Research
12 5 (4.20%) Pair Programming
12 5 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 54 (45.38%) JavaScript
2 45 (37.82%) PHP
3 8 (6.72%) SQL
4 6 (5.04%) Bash
5 5 (4.20%) ES6
6 4 (3.36%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.52%) Java
8 2 (1.68%) C#
8 2 (1.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) Degree
2 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) Accessibility
2 3 (2.52%) PMO
2 3 (2.52%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) Docker
2 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.84%) Postfix
5 1 (0.84%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) Nagios
1 6 (5.04%) Puppet
1 6 (5.04%) Terraform
2 1 (0.84%) Ansible
2 1 (0.84%) Plesk
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) Google
2 14 (11.76%) Adobe
3 10 (8.40%) WooCommerce
4 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.56%) VMware
5 7 (5.88%) Facebook
5 7 (5.88%) Instagram
5 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.04%) Sitecore
6 6 (5.04%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.52%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.52%) Zend
9 2 (1.68%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.68%) Hotjar
9 2 (1.68%) Marketo
9 2 (1.68%) New Relic
9 2 (1.68%) Trustwave
10 1 (0.84%) Netlify
10 1 (0.84%) Percona