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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 469 478
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 145 191 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 1.96% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 136 118
Median daily rate £300 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £440 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £244 £250
% change year-on-year +23.07% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £38.75 £9.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +330.55% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +372.22% -10.00%  

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 7870 9745 9954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.98% 17.43% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5097 6333 6000
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 216 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 134 £310 -3.12% 141
London -18 54 £325 -7.14% 31
South East +3 24 £350 +55.55% 22
North West +53 20 £300 - 27
Manchester +25 16 £300 +2.12% 16
Yorkshire +23 13 £323 +37.23% 19
South West +6 12 £250 -23.07% 11
West Yorkshire +31 11 £325 +11.11% 14
Leeds +23 10 £325 +11.11% 10
Surrey +14 9 £375 +167.85% 2
Scotland +45 7 £125 +25.00% 6
Bristol +9 7 £263 +40.00% 6
City of London -12 7 £338 -18.18% 6
Berkshire +20 5 £450 +20.00% 1
Glasgow +7 5 £103 +2.50%
Oxfordshire -9 5 £300 +50.00% 6
Cornwall - 5 £250 - 1
East Sussex +1 4 £288 +21.05% 5
East Midlands -3 4 £250 -33.33% 4
East of England -5 4 £250 +42.85% 7
Woking - 4 £388 -
West Midlands +17 3 £285 +35.71% 13
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £250 -33.33% 2
Brighton +1 3 £350 +47.36% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £275 +57.14% 5
Hertfordshire - 2 £110 -
Huntingdon - 2 £275 -
Liverpool - 2 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 1
Cheshire +30 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 180 (70.04%) HTML
2 174 (67.70%) PHP
3 167 (64.98%) CSS
4 150 (58.37%) JavaScript
5 89 (34.63%) HTML5
6 75 (29.18%) jQuery
7 73 (28.40%) Web Development
8 71 (27.63%) MySQL
8 71 (27.63%) CSS3
9 69 (26.85%) CMS
10 51 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (19.84%) Git (software)
11 50 (19.46%) Front End Development
12 41 (15.95%) LAMP
13 37 (14.40%) Adobe
13 37 (14.40%) Responsive Web Design
14 36 (14.01%) Sass
14 36 (14.01%) Linux
15 35 (13.62%) User Experience
16 34 (13.23%) Drupal
17 30 (11.67%) Photoshop
18 28 (10.89%) AngularJS
19 27 (10.51%) E-Commerce
20 26 (10.12%) Web Design
20 26 (10.12%) Marketing
21 25 (9.73%) TDD
22 24 (9.34%) .NET
22 24 (9.34%) SQL
23 21 (8.17%) SEO
23 21 (8.17%) Amazon AWS

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 (26.85%) CMS
2 34 (13.23%) Drupal
3 9 (3.50%) Apache
3 9 (3.50%) Joomla!
4 8 (3.11%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.17%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.17%) DNN
6 3 (1.17%) MODX
7 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.39%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.39%) Moodle
8 1 (0.39%) phpBB
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.39%) TYPO3
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (11.67%) Photoshop
2 16 (6.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (5.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.39%) GIMP
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (7.00%) Magento
2 5 (1.95%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.95%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.78%) Shopify
4 1 (0.39%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.39%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.00%) GitHub
3 16 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.89%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.78%) IaaS
5 2 (0.78%) MailChimp
5 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) AdWords
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.50%) Intranet
2 5 (1.95%) Internet
3 2 (0.78%) SSL
4 1 (0.39%) HTTP
4 1 (0.39%) LDAP
4 1 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (27.63%) MySQL
2 20 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.56%) phpMyAdmin
5 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) GIS
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (19.84%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.84%) gulp
4 12 (4.67%) Grunt
5 8 (3.11%) Subversion
6 7 (2.72%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.56%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.56%) Maven
7 4 (1.56%) webpack
8 3 (1.17%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.17%) Mocha
8 3 (1.17%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.78%) JIRA
9 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.78%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.78%) Sinon.JS
General
1 26 (10.12%) Marketing
2 15 (5.84%) Publishing
3 12 (4.67%) Finance
4 5 (1.95%) Legal
4 5 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.17%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.39%) Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Military
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 211 (82.10%) Developer
2 81 (31.52%) WordPress Developer
3 71 (27.63%) PHP Developer
4 41 (15.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 39 (15.18%) Web Developer
6 34 (13.23%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 23 (8.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (8.56%) HTML Developer
9 16 (6.23%) HTML CSS Developer
9 16 (6.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (4.67%) PHP Web Developer
11 11 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (4.28%) MySQL Developer
11 11 (4.28%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 11 (4.28%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.89%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.50%) Drupal Developer
13 9 (3.50%) UI Developer
14 8 (3.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (70.04%) HTML
2 167 (64.98%) CSS
3 89 (34.63%) HTML5
4 75 (29.18%) jQuery
5 71 (27.63%) CSS3
6 41 (15.95%) LAMP
7 36 (14.01%) Sass
8 28 (10.89%) AngularJS
9 24 (9.34%) .NET
10 21 (8.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (7.78%) Laravel
11 20 (7.78%) Node.js
12 19 (7.39%) JSON
13 16 (6.23%) REST
14 15 (5.84%) React
15 14 (5.45%) LESS
16 12 (4.67%) XML
17 11 (4.28%) YAML
18 10 (3.89%) RESTful
18 10 (3.89%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.62%) User Experience
2 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.89%) Social Media
4 9 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.72%) W3C
6 6 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.95%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.56%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.17%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.17%) NHS
9 3 (1.17%) Photography
9 3 (1.17%) Podcast
10 2 (0.78%) Animation
10 2 (0.78%) Blog
10 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.01%) Linux
2 15 (5.84%) Windows
3 10 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.40%) Web Development
2 51 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (19.46%) Front End Development
4 37 (14.40%) Responsive Web Design
5 27 (10.51%) E-Commerce
6 26 (10.12%) Web Design
7 25 (9.73%) TDD
8 21 (8.17%) SEO
9 20 (7.78%) DevOps
10 19 (7.39%) OO
11 16 (6.23%) Content Management
12 15 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (5.45%) Analytics
14 11 (4.28%) Wireframes
15 10 (3.89%) MVC
15 10 (3.89%) OO PHP
16 9 (3.50%) Open Source
16 9 (3.50%) Scrum
17 8 (3.11%) Statistics
18 7 (2.72%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 174 (67.70%) PHP
2 150 (58.37%) JavaScript
3 24 (9.34%) SQL
4 19 (7.39%) Python
5 18 (7.00%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.28%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.50%) C#
7 9 (3.50%) Java
8 4 (1.56%) Go
8 4 (1.56%) Perl
9 3 (1.17%) VB
10 2 (0.78%) ES6
10 2 (0.78%) PHP 5
10 2 (0.78%) Ruby
10 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.78%) VB6
11 1 (0.39%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.39%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 11 (4.28%) Degree
2 4 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.23%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) PMO
2 3 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (5.84%) Docker
2 11 (4.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 14 (5.45%) Puppet
2 12 (4.67%) Ansible
2 12 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.78%) Plesk
4 1 (0.39%) cPanel
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Piwik
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (14.40%) Adobe
2 17 (6.61%) Google
3 15 (5.84%) Zend
4 11 (4.28%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.33%) Rackspace
5 6 (2.33%) SAP
6 5 (1.95%) hybris
7 4 (1.56%) Facebook
7 4 (1.56%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.39%) Macromedia
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle
8 1 (0.39%) PayPal
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.39%) Sage
8 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.39%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.39%) Xerox
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