Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 606 513 584
Rank change year-on-year -93 +71 -41
Contract jobs citing WordPress 204 418 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.66% 2.39% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 296 229
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £206 £189 £181
90th Percentile £475 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £289 £300
% change year-on-year +12.55% -3.75% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £18.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -50.00% +150.00%
10th Percentile £6.00 £11.55 £16.83
90th Percentile £27.78 £35.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £23.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% -36.67% +150.00%

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 12,288 17,465 17,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.77% 16.78% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,903 11,346 11,293
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £633 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 403 434
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.35 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50% -3.52%

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 21 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor 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 21 November 2019. 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 -90 180 £338 +3.85% 278
UK excluding London -25 110 £325 +12.55% 255
London -30 84 £350 -6.67% 37
North of England +13 32 £325 +14.04% 67
South West -2 24 £331 +20.45% 43
North West +23 20 £294 +1.73% 34
Midlands +39 16 £275 +10.00% 56
Scotland +29 14 £225 +89.08% 6
South East -13 14 £400 +30.61% 47
West Midlands +35 10 £275 +37.50% 32
Yorkshire +8 10 £413 +44.74% 20
East of England +19 9 £358 +20.17% 28
East Midlands +24 6 £260 -9.57% 24
North East +23 2 - - 13
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 139 (68.14%) PHP
2 133 (65.20%) JavaScript
3 125 (61.27%) HTML
4 121 (59.31%) CSS
5 69 (33.82%) CMS
6 64 (31.37%) jQuery
7 59 (28.92%) Web Development
8 51 (25.00%) MySQL
9 50 (24.51%) HTML5
10 44 (21.57%) Sass
11 42 (20.59%) CSS3
12 38 (18.63%) Front End Development
13 34 (16.67%) Laravel
13 34 (16.67%) Drupal
14 33 (16.18%) React
15 32 (15.69%) Marketing
16 29 (14.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (12.75%) Git (software)
19 23 (11.27%) Google
19 23 (11.27%) Linux
20 22 (10.78%) SEO
21 21 (10.29%) LAMP
21 21 (10.29%) DevOps
21 21 (10.29%) User Experience
22 19 (9.31%) Photoshop
23 18 (8.82%) Apache
23 18 (8.82%) Finance
24 17 (8.33%) LESS
25 16 (7.84%) Azure

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 69 (33.82%) CMS
2 34 (16.67%) Drupal
3 18 (8.82%) Apache
4 10 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.96%) Jadu
6 3 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.47%) IIS
6 3 (1.47%) Joomla!
6 3 (1.47%) Moodle
6 3 (1.47%) SilverStripe
6 3 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.47%) Totara
6 3 (1.47%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.49%) Confluence
7 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.49%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Kentico
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.96%) Zeplin
5 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.98%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.98%) InVision
7 1 (0.49%) Figma
7 1 (0.49%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (6.37%) Magento
2 4 (1.96%) Shopify
3 3 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.84%) Azure
2 15 (7.35%) AWS
3 14 (6.86%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.94%) GitHub
4 6 (2.94%) Office 365
4 6 (2.94%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.47%) Serverless
6 2 (0.98%) G Suite
6 2 (0.98%) GCP
6 2 (0.98%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.49%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.49%) npm
7 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.96%) Intranet
2 3 (1.47%) LAN
2 3 (1.47%) VPN
2 3 (1.47%) WAN
2 3 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.98%) DNS
3 2 (0.98%) Firewall
3 2 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.98%) NAS
4 1 (0.49%) Extranet
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (2.45%) Power BI
2 5 (2.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.96%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.39%) JIRA
3 9 (4.41%) webpack
4 7 (3.43%) Grunt
5 6 (2.94%) Subversion
6 4 (1.96%) Firebug
6 4 (1.96%) gulp
6 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.47%) Babel
8 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.98%) PostCSS
9 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.49%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.49%) ESLint
9 1 (0.49%) Hudson
9 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.49%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.49%) Trac
9 1 (0.49%) Xdebug
General
1 32 (15.69%) Marketing
2 18 (8.82%) Finance
3 10 (4.90%) Publishing
4 8 (3.92%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.94%) Law
6 5 (2.45%) Retail
7 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (84.31%) Developer
2 70 (34.31%) WordPress Developer
3 64 (31.37%) PHP Developer
4 36 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 31 (15.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 24 (11.76%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 18 (8.82%) PHP Web Developer
8 15 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (6.37%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (5.39%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.90%) React Developer
12 9 (4.41%) Graduate
12 9 (4.41%) Graduate Developer
13 7 (3.43%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 6 (2.94%) Drupal Developer
14 6 (2.94%) Junior
14 6 (2.94%) Senior PHP Developer
15 5 (2.45%) Designer
15 5 (2.45%) Graduate PHP Developer
15 5 (2.45%) Graduate Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (61.27%) HTML
2 121 (59.31%) CSS
3 64 (31.37%) jQuery
4 50 (24.51%) HTML5
5 44 (21.57%) Sass
6 42 (20.59%) CSS3
7 34 (16.67%) Laravel
8 33 (16.18%) React
9 29 (14.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (10.29%) LAMP
11 17 (8.33%) LESS
12 14 (6.86%) Node.js
12 14 (6.86%) Vue.js
13 11 (5.39%) AngularJS
14 8 (3.92%) Symfony
15 7 (3.43%) .NET
16 6 (2.94%) REST
17 5 (2.45%) Django
17 5 (2.45%) JSON
17 5 (2.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.29%) User Experience
2 11 (5.39%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.90%) Social Media
4 9 (4.41%) Graphic Design
5 5 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.47%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.98%) Animation
7 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.98%) W3C
8 1 (0.49%) BBC
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) CCTV
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Online Games
8 1 (0.49%) Tandem
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.27%) Linux
2 10 (4.90%) Windows
3 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) Web Development
2 38 (18.63%) Front End Development
3 28 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (10.78%) SEO
5 21 (10.29%) DevOps
6 15 (7.35%) Analytics
6 15 (7.35%) Content Management
7 14 (6.86%) E-Commerce
8 13 (6.37%) OO
8 13 (6.37%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.90%) Web Design
11 9 (4.41%) Fintech
11 9 (4.41%) Wireframes
12 8 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (3.92%) Email Marketing
12 8 (3.92%) MVC
12 8 (3.92%) OO PHP
12 8 (3.92%) Project Management
12 8 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 139 (68.14%) PHP
2 133 (65.20%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.92%) Java
3 8 (3.92%) SQL
4 6 (2.94%) C#
4 6 (2.94%) ES6
5 5 (2.45%) PHP 7
5 5 (2.45%) Python
6 4 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) ES7
7 1 (0.49%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.98%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.98%) HND
4 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) HNC
4 1 (0.49%) MCSD
4 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.45%) WCAG
2 4 (1.96%) GDPR
3 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Ansible
1 1 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.49%) Puppet
1 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (11.27%) Google
2 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.88%) Adobe
4 10 (4.90%) WooCommerce
5 9 (4.41%) HubSpot
6 5 (2.45%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.96%) Twitter
7 4 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.98%) Avaya
8 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.98%) Symantec
9 1 (0.49%) Apple
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco
9 1 (0.49%) Facebook
9 1 (0.49%) IBM
9 1 (0.49%) Marketo
9 1 (0.49%) Zend