Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 529 565
Rank change year-on-year -29 +36 -62
Contract jobs citing WordPress 307 387 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.91% 1.97% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 292 263
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.57%
10th Percentile £206 £169 £171
90th Percentile £438 £456 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £245
% change year-on-year +9.09% +12.24% -10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £9.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +330.56% -21.74% -45.88%
10th Percentile £15.70 £8.78 £9.90
90th Percentile £43.75 £17.25 £31.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £9.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +183.33% -21.74% -56.19%

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16091 19654 20037
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.92% 17.86% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10397 12838 12317
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 469 691
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.39 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +7.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.80 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £18.84
% change year-on-year -7.32% +8.81% +10.82%

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 23 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Top 13 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 23 July 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 -20 286 £300 - 131
UK excluding London +52 175 £300 +9.09% 95
London -53 122 £338 +3.85% 37
North of England +72 64 £300 +20.00% 36
South East +6 47 £338 +22.73% 24
North West +60 43 £300 +33.33% 20
Midlands +15 23 £280 +1.82% 10
Yorkshire +25 21 £290 -10.08% 16
South West +4 21 £250 -9.09% 15
Scotland +45 13 £290 +190.25% 1
West Midlands +19 12 £300 +36.36% 8
East Midlands -6 11 £250 -24.53% 2
East of England -1 7 £300 +87.50% 9

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 225 (73.29%) HTML
2 206 (67.10%) PHP
3 203 (66.12%) CSS
4 180 (58.63%) JavaScript
5 109 (35.50%) MySQL
6 107 (34.85%) HTML5
7 94 (30.62%) Web Development
8 90 (29.32%) CMS
9 87 (28.34%) CSS3
10 85 (27.69%) jQuery
11 74 (24.10%) Git (software)
12 62 (20.20%) Drupal
12 62 (20.20%) Front End Development
13 58 (18.89%) LAMP
14 56 (18.24%) User Experience
15 54 (17.59%) Linux
16 52 (16.94%) Sass
17 51 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
18 44 (14.33%) Responsive Web Design
19 36 (11.73%) Web Design
20 34 (11.07%) AngularJS
21 33 (10.75%) Photoshop
21 33 (10.75%) SQL
22 32 (10.42%) Marketing
23 29 (9.45%) SQL Server
23 29 (9.45%) Adobe
24 27 (8.79%) TDD
24 27 (8.79%) Finance
25 26 (8.47%) MVC
25 26 (8.47%) OO

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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 90 (29.32%) CMS
2 62 (20.20%) Drupal
3 22 (7.17%) Apache
4 10 (3.26%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.61%) ExpressionEngine
5 8 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.95%) Joomla!
6 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.30%) nginx
9 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.98%) DNN
9 3 (0.98%) MODX
9 3 (0.98%) TYPO3
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.65%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.33%) Moodle
11 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.33%) Tornado
Applications
1 33 (10.75%) Photoshop
2 23 (7.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (5.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 25 (8.14%) Magento
2 3 (0.98%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.65%) Shopify
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.33%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.49%) GitHub
3 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (4.89%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.98%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.98%) MailChimp
5 3 (0.98%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.65%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Route 53
7 1 (0.33%) Akamai
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) Intranet
2 4 (1.30%) Internet
3 3 (0.98%) SMS
4 2 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.65%) SAN
4 2 (0.65%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) HTTP
5 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (35.50%) MySQL
2 29 (9.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.63%) Power BI
4 3 (0.98%) phpMyAdmin
4 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 74 (24.10%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.17%) gulp
3 21 (6.84%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.89%) Grunt
5 14 (4.56%) Subversion
6 8 (2.61%) webpack
7 7 (2.28%) Jasmine
7 7 (2.28%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (2.28%) Mocha
8 6 (1.95%) Sinon.JS
9 5 (1.63%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.63%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (1.63%) Maven
10 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.98%) Bower
11 3 (0.98%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.98%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.65%) PostCSS
12 2 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 32 (10.42%) Marketing
2 27 (8.79%) Finance
3 15 (4.89%) Publishing
4 9 (2.93%) Banking
5 8 (2.61%) Games
6 7 (2.28%) Retail
7 5 (1.63%) Advertising
8 3 (0.98%) Legal
9 2 (0.65%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.65%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 254 (82.74%) Developer
2 110 (35.83%) WordPress Developer
3 83 (27.04%) PHP Developer
4 53 (17.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (15.64%) Web Developer
6 45 (14.66%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 23 (7.49%) Full Stack Developer
8 21 (6.84%) HTML Developer
9 20 (6.51%) Drupal Developer
10 16 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (5.21%) PHP Web Developer
11 13 (4.23%) HTML CSS Developer
11 13 (4.23%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
13 10 (3.26%) Consultant
13 10 (3.26%) MySQL Developer
13 10 (3.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 7 (2.28%) Lead Developer
14 7 (2.28%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 7 (2.28%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (73.29%) HTML
2 203 (66.12%) CSS
3 107 (34.85%) HTML5
4 87 (28.34%) CSS3
5 85 (27.69%) jQuery
6 58 (18.89%) LAMP
7 52 (16.94%) Sass
8 34 (11.07%) AngularJS
9 25 (8.14%) Laravel
9 25 (8.14%) Node.js
10 24 (7.82%) JSON
10 24 (7.82%) React
11 22 (7.17%) LESS
12 21 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (4.89%) Symfony
14 14 (4.56%) .NET
14 14 (4.56%) Ajax
14 14 (4.56%) RESTful
15 11 (3.58%) Web Services
15 11 (3.58%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (18.24%) User Experience
2 14 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.26%) Social Media
6 7 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.95%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.63%) W3C
9 4 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.30%) Photography
10 3 (0.98%) Blog
10 3 (0.98%) NHS
11 2 (0.65%) Animation
11 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.65%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.65%) FMCG
11 2 (0.65%) Replication
11 2 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.59%) Linux
2 18 (5.86%) Windows
3 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.61%) Ubuntu
4 8 (2.61%) Unix
5 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (30.62%) Web Development
2 62 (20.20%) Front End Development
3 51 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (14.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 36 (11.73%) Web Design
6 27 (8.79%) TDD
7 26 (8.47%) MVC
7 26 (8.47%) OO
8 25 (8.14%) SEO
9 23 (7.49%) DevOps
10 19 (6.19%) Analytics
11 17 (5.54%) E-Commerce
12 16 (5.21%) Content Management
13 15 (4.89%) OO PHP
14 14 (4.56%) OOP
14 14 (4.56%) Project Management
15 13 (4.23%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (3.91%) Wireframes
17 11 (3.58%) API Integration
17 11 (3.58%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 206 (67.10%) PHP
2 180 (58.63%) JavaScript
3 33 (10.75%) SQL
4 18 (5.86%) Python
5 17 (5.54%) Bash Shell
6 16 (5.21%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.58%) Java
8 10 (3.26%) C#
9 8 (2.61%) Ruby
10 5 (1.63%) Go
11 4 (1.30%) Perl
12 3 (0.98%) ES6
12 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) PHP 4
13 2 (0.65%) PHP 5
13 2 (0.65%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.33%) SOQL
14 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (4.23%) Degree
2 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.65%) MCSA
2 2 (0.65%) MCSE
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.26%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (6.19%) Docker
2 15 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (4.23%) Puppet
2 11 (3.58%) Ansible
2 11 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.30%) cPanel
4 3 (0.98%) Plesk
5 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) Piwik
6 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 29 (9.45%) Adobe
2 21 (6.84%) Google
3 18 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.86%) Zend
4 9 (2.93%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.95%) Rackspace
6 5 (1.63%) HubSpot
6 5 (1.63%) Nintex
7 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.30%) SAP
7 4 (1.30%) VMware
8 3 (0.98%) Facebook
8 3 (0.98%) Twitter
9 2 (0.65%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.65%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Sophos
9 2 (0.65%) Sun
9 2 (0.65%) Veeam
10 1 (0.33%) Alterian
10 1 (0.33%) Macromedia
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