Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 566 523 562
Rank change year-on-year -43 +39 -19
Contract jobs citing WordPress 282 422 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.00% 2.45% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 320 240
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £205 £200
90th Percentile £525 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £13.59 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.03% -64.94% +330.56%
10th Percentile £24.50 £11.00 £15.70
90th Percentile £28.10 £28.13 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £13.59 £25.50
% change year-on-year +84.03% -46.73% +183.33%

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 14,091 17,237 16,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.46% 16.73% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,945 11,258 10,468
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £633 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 407 407
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +4.27% -1.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.22 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.63 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.64
% change year-on-year +4.28% +1.82% -4.18%

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 17 August 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
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 17 August 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 -66 249 £350 +7.69% 311
UK excluding London -14 159 £325 +6.56% 277
London -28 114 £400 +6.67% 49
North of England +19 43 £343 +20.18% 73
Midlands +42 33 £325 +8.33% 61
South East -32 27 £325 - 66
North West +12 24 £269 -4.02% 34
Scotland +50 23 £200 +26.98% 6
South West -19 23 £300 +9.09% 35
West Midlands +26 21 £319 -1.92% 43
Yorkshire +5 18 £425 +39.34% 28
East Midlands +30 12 £325 +10.64% 18
East of England +4 8 £390 +33.33% 27
Wales +8 2 £138 -65.63% 8
North East +23 1 - - 11

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 200 (70.92%) JavaScript
2 193 (68.44%) HTML
3 189 (67.02%) PHP
4 185 (65.60%) CSS
5 105 (37.23%) jQuery
6 93 (32.98%) MySQL
7 88 (31.21%) Web Development
8 84 (29.79%) CMS
9 80 (28.37%) HTML5
10 62 (21.99%) Front End Development
11 57 (20.21%) Git (software)
12 54 (19.15%) Sass
13 52 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (15.25%) CSS3
15 41 (14.54%) Drupal
16 40 (14.18%) Marketing
17 39 (13.83%) SEO
17 39 (13.83%) LAMP
17 39 (13.83%) Laravel
17 39 (13.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 39 (13.83%) DevOps
18 35 (12.41%) User Experience
19 33 (11.70%) React
20 31 (10.99%) Linux
21 30 (10.64%) Docker
22 28 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
23 26 (9.22%) Vue.js
23 26 (9.22%) OO
24 25 (8.87%) Apache
25 24 (8.51%) Google

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 84 (29.79%) CMS
2 41 (14.54%) Drupal
3 25 (8.87%) Apache
4 9 (3.19%) Moodle
5 8 (2.84%) Confluence
5 8 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.84%) Umbraco
6 7 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.77%) Totara
9 3 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.06%) Jadu
9 3 (1.06%) MODX
9 3 (1.06%) SAS
9 3 (1.06%) SilverStripe
10 2 (0.71%) concrete5
10 2 (0.71%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.35%) Kentico
11 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (7.09%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.06%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.71%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.35%) InVision
6 1 (0.35%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (5.32%) Magento
2 3 (1.06%) Shopify
3 2 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.03%) Google Analytics
4 10 (3.55%) GitHub
5 4 (1.42%) Office 365
6 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.06%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.06%) Serverless
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.71%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.71%) G Suite
7 2 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.71%) PaaS
7 2 (0.71%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) Firewall
1 3 (1.06%) FTP
1 3 (1.06%) SSH
1 3 (1.06%) VPN
1 3 (1.06%) WAN
1 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.71%) LAN
2 2 (0.71%) NAS
2 2 (0.71%) SSL
3 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.35%) Skype
3 1 (0.35%) VLAN
3 1 (0.35%) VSAN
3 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (32.98%) MySQL
2 6 (2.13%) Blockchain
2 6 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.71%) phpMyAdmin
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) Power BI
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (20.21%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.80%) JIRA
3 16 (5.67%) gulp
4 10 (3.55%) Grunt
4 10 (3.55%) webpack
5 7 (2.48%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.77%) PhpStorm
6 5 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.77%) Subversion
7 3 (1.06%) PostCSS
7 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.35%) Babel
9 1 (0.35%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.35%) Hudson
9 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.35%) Trac
9 1 (0.35%) WiX
9 1 (0.35%) Xdebug
General
1 40 (14.18%) Marketing
2 20 (7.09%) Finance
3 15 (5.32%) Publishing
4 10 (3.55%) Law
5 7 (2.48%) Legal
6 6 (2.13%) Banking
7 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.42%) Advertising
9 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.71%) Retail
11 1 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 241 (85.46%) Developer
2 99 (35.11%) WordPress Developer
3 70 (24.82%) PHP Developer
4 52 (18.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 51 (18.09%) Web Developer
6 28 (9.93%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 21 (7.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 19 (6.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (6.38%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.67%) PHP Web Developer
11 12 (4.26%) Designer
12 10 (3.55%) React Developer
13 9 (3.19%) Digital Developer
14 8 (2.84%) Junior
14 8 (2.84%) Web Designer
15 7 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
15 7 (2.48%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 7 (2.48%) Magento Developer
15 7 (2.48%) Python Developer
15 7 (2.48%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (68.44%) HTML
2 185 (65.60%) CSS
3 105 (37.23%) jQuery
4 80 (28.37%) HTML5
5 54 (19.15%) Sass
6 43 (15.25%) CSS3
7 39 (13.83%) LAMP
7 39 (13.83%) Laravel
7 39 (13.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 33 (11.70%) React
9 26 (9.22%) Vue.js
10 19 (6.74%) Node.js
11 15 (5.32%) LESS
12 14 (4.96%) AngularJS
13 11 (3.90%) Django
14 9 (3.19%) Symfony
14 9 (3.19%) Web Services
15 8 (2.84%) Mustache
16 7 (2.48%) .NET
16 7 (2.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.41%) User Experience
2 15 (5.32%) Social Media
3 12 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.48%) NHS
6 6 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.77%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.77%) Equities
8 4 (1.42%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.71%) Bitcoin
9 2 (0.71%) Blog
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.71%) Life Science
9 2 (0.71%) W3C
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.35%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.35%) Online Games
10 1 (0.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.99%) Linux
2 12 (4.26%) Windows
3 10 (3.55%) Unix
4 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.21%) Web Development
2 62 (21.99%) Front End Development
3 52 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (13.83%) DevOps
4 39 (13.83%) SEO
5 28 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
6 26 (9.22%) OO
7 23 (8.16%) Analytics
7 23 (8.16%) Open Source
8 22 (7.80%) Content Management
8 22 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.80%) OO PHP
9 21 (7.45%) Web Application Development
10 20 (7.09%) MVC
10 20 (7.09%) TDD
10 20 (7.09%) Web Design
11 18 (6.38%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (5.67%) E-Commerce
13 16 (5.67%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 200 (70.92%) JavaScript
2 189 (67.02%) PHP
3 20 (7.09%) PHP 7
4 11 (3.90%) SQL
5 8 (2.84%) Python
6 6 (2.13%) ES6
7 5 (1.77%) Java
8 2 (0.71%) C
9 1 (0.35%) C#
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (2.84%) Degree
3 7 (2.48%) DBS Check
3 7 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) HND
5 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) HNC
5 1 (0.35%) MCSE
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.13%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) GDPR
3 2 (0.71%) WCAG
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (10.64%) Docker
2 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.48%) Ansible
1 7 (2.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.77%) cPanel
3 3 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.71%) Nagios
4 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (8.51%) Google
2 15 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.96%) Adobe
4 12 (4.26%) WooCommerce
5 8 (2.84%) HubSpot
5 8 (2.84%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.48%) Twitter
7 5 (1.77%) Oracle
8 3 (1.06%) Facebook
8 3 (1.06%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.06%) YouTube
9 2 (0.71%) Avaya
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco
9 2 (0.71%) Instagram
9 2 (0.71%) Meraki
9 2 (0.71%) Sophos
9 2 (0.71%) Symantec
10 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.35%) Dell
10 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com