Period
to 21 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 557 552
Rank change year-on-year +38 -5 +15
Contract jobs citing WordPress 417 307 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.41% 1.89% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 235 289
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £175
90th Percentile £488 £438 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +330.56% -21.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.70 £8.78
90th Percentile £78.00 £43.75 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.59 £25.50 £9.00
% change year-on-year -46.73% +183.33% -21.74%

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 17,276 16,251 19,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.58% 16.94% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,359 10,490 12,822
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 393 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.45
% change year-on-year +2.63% -7.07% +10.51%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 +48 400 £325 +8.33% 358
UK excluding London +15 212 £300 - 283
London +28 197 £375 +15.38% 90
South East +23 86 £325 -3.70% 53
North of England -25 54 £285 -5.00% 93
Yorkshire -9 27 £300 +3.45% 28
North West -28 26 £280 -6.67% 61
South West +4 22 £250 - 40
Midlands -10 21 £313 +11.61% 48
East of England +10 19 £288 -4.17% 34
West Midlands -27 12 £325 +8.33% 32
East Midlands +4 9 £300 +20.00% 16
Scotland -41 9 £220 -24.20% 11
North East - 1 £205 - 4
Wales - 1 £400 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 239 (57.31%) HTML
2 236 (56.59%) PHP
3 235 (56.35%) CSS
4 228 (54.68%) JavaScript
5 119 (28.54%) Web Development
6 114 (27.34%) jQuery
6 114 (27.34%) CMS
7 99 (23.74%) Git (software)
8 98 (23.50%) MySQL
9 95 (22.78%) HTML5
10 89 (21.34%) Front End Development
11 82 (19.66%) CSS3
12 72 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (16.79%) AngularJS
14 69 (16.55%) Marketing
15 57 (13.67%) Linux
16 55 (13.19%) E-Commerce
17 51 (12.23%) Laravel
18 50 (11.99%) React
19 46 (11.03%) Sass
20 45 (10.79%) Drupal
21 44 (10.55%) Adobe
21 44 (10.55%) User Experience
22 41 (9.83%) gulp
23 40 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
23 40 (9.59%) Content Management
24 38 (9.11%) Photoshop
25 37 (8.87%) Web Services
26 36 (8.63%) Finance
27 33 (7.91%) SEO

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
1 114 (27.34%) CMS
2 45 (10.79%) Drupal
3 26 (6.24%) Apache
4 24 (5.76%) Confluence
5 19 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.92%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.20%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.20%) ExpressionEngine
8 5 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.96%) nginx
10 3 (0.72%) MODX
10 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.24%) Blackboard Learn
12 1 (0.24%) concrete5
12 1 (0.24%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 38 (9.11%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.24%) InDesign
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (7.43%) Magento
2 6 (1.44%) Eloqua
3 5 (1.20%) Shopify
4 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.08%) GitHub
4 15 (3.60%) Google Analytics
5 14 (3.36%) Rackspace Cloud
6 9 (2.16%) npm
6 9 (2.16%) PaaS
7 6 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (1.20%) SaaS
9 4 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.72%) Akamai
10 3 (0.72%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.48%) Mailgun
12 1 (0.24%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.24%) Linode
12 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.24%) Twilio
12 1 (0.24%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.96%) SMS
1 4 (0.96%) SSH
2 3 (0.72%) DNS
2 3 (0.72%) Firewall
2 3 (0.72%) VPN
3 2 (0.48%) FTP
3 2 (0.48%) Intranet
3 2 (0.48%) Skype
3 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.24%) DHCP
4 1 (0.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (23.50%) MySQL
2 19 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.16%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.96%) Redis
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.48%) DB2
7 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.24%) phpMyAdmin
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 99 (23.74%) Git (software)
2 41 (9.83%) gulp
3 31 (7.43%) JIRA
4 24 (5.76%) Jenkins
5 22 (5.28%) Grunt
6 14 (3.36%) webpack
7 11 (2.64%) PhpStorm
7 11 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.68%) GitLab
9 5 (1.20%) Subversion
10 4 (0.96%) git-flow
10 4 (0.96%) GoCD
10 4 (0.96%) jMock
10 4 (0.96%) JUnit
10 4 (0.96%) Maven
10 4 (0.96%) Mockito
11 3 (0.72%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.48%) RSpec
12 2 (0.48%) Selenium
12 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 69 (16.55%) Marketing
2 36 (8.63%) Finance
3 23 (5.52%) Retail
4 13 (3.12%) Publishing
5 10 (2.40%) Banking
6 9 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.92%) Advertising
7 8 (1.92%) Games
8 5 (1.20%) Local Government
9 4 (0.96%) Back Office
9 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.72%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 314 (75.30%) Developer
2 129 (30.94%) WordPress Developer
3 98 (23.50%) PHP Developer
4 90 (21.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 47 (11.27%) Web Developer
6 39 (9.35%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 28 (6.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (6.71%) HTML Developer
8 27 (6.47%) HTML CSS Developer
9 19 (4.56%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (3.84%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 15 (3.60%) Administrator
12 14 (3.36%) Designer
13 12 (2.88%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.88%) Web Administrator
14 11 (2.64%) Content Designer
14 11 (2.64%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (2.64%) PHP Web Developer
14 11 (2.64%) Web Content Designer
14 11 (2.64%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (57.31%) HTML
2 235 (56.35%) CSS
3 114 (27.34%) jQuery
4 95 (22.78%) HTML5
5 82 (19.66%) CSS3
6 70 (16.79%) AngularJS
7 51 (12.23%) Laravel
8 50 (11.99%) React
9 46 (11.03%) Sass
10 37 (8.87%) Web Services
11 30 (7.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 27 (6.47%) Vue.js
13 20 (4.80%) LAMP
14 19 (4.56%) Symfony
15 18 (4.32%) Node.js
15 18 (4.32%) REST
16 17 (4.08%) .NET
17 12 (2.88%) Django
17 12 (2.88%) RESTful
18 11 (2.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.55%) User Experience
2 16 (3.84%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.60%) Social Media
3 15 (3.60%) W3C
4 10 (2.40%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.16%) Blog
5 9 (2.16%) Equities
6 8 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.20%) Fintech
9 4 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.72%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) Podcast
11 2 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.67%) Linux
2 6 (1.44%) Windows
3 5 (1.20%) Android
4 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (28.54%) Web Development
2 89 (21.34%) Front End Development
3 72 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (13.19%) E-Commerce
5 40 (9.59%) Content Management
6 33 (7.91%) SEO
7 31 (7.43%) DevOps
8 30 (7.19%) Digital Marketing
9 28 (6.71%) MVC
10 24 (5.76%) Migration
10 24 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
11 22 (5.28%) API Integration
11 22 (5.28%) Project Management
12 21 (5.04%) CRM
13 20 (4.80%) Analytics
13 20 (4.80%) Web Design
14 18 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (4.32%) Open Source
15 16 (3.84%) TDD
16 15 (3.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 236 (56.59%) PHP
2 228 (54.68%) JavaScript
3 29 (6.95%) Java
4 24 (5.76%) SQL
5 9 (2.16%) C#
6 8 (1.92%) ES6
7 7 (1.68%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.68%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.44%) Java 8
8 6 (1.44%) Ruby
9 5 (1.20%) Python
10 4 (0.96%) PHP 7
10 4 (0.96%) Scala
11 2 (0.48%) ES7
11 2 (0.48%) ES8
11 2 (0.48%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (3.12%) Degree
1 13 (3.12%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.96%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.24%) PMP
5 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.84%) QA
2 9 (2.16%) MiFID
3 4 (0.96%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (6.00%) Docker
2 4 (0.96%) etcd
2 4 (0.96%) flannel
3 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (4.08%) Ansible
2 9 (2.16%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.68%) Puppet
4 4 (0.96%) rkt
5 3 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.48%) Fail2ban
6 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.24%) Plesk
7 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.24%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 44 (10.55%) Adobe
2 27 (6.47%) Google
3 21 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (4.80%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.36%) Rackspace
6 13 (3.12%) Oracle
7 12 (2.88%) WooCommerce
8 10 (2.40%) hybris
9 8 (1.92%) Facebook
10 7 (1.68%) Sencha
10 7 (1.68%) Twitter
11 5 (1.20%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.20%) Volusion
12 3 (0.72%) Zend
13 2 (0.48%) Apple
13 2 (0.48%) HubSpot
13 2 (0.48%) IBM
13 2 (0.48%) Lets Encrypt
13 2 (0.48%) Xamarin
14 1 (0.24%) SAP