Trends, Wages and Statistics: What Does a Dedicated WordPress Developer Mean?
WordPress is one of the most popular website platforms in the world. Being designed in 2009 as a personal project, nowadays WP has turned into a worldwide website management system that is used for websites, blogs and platforms. Logically, WP developers are highly appreciated, and the more skilled a WP dev is, the more companies are willing to recruit them. So, finding WordPress developers for hire can be not as simple as it might seem at the first glance. If you came to the point where to find a dedicated WP developer/programmer for your project, Mobilunity came out with few important findings about WP trends, experts and outsourcing.
What You Should Know About WordPress
In 2017, WordPress has taken nearly 60% of the content management market and became the number 1 CMS in the world, as CodeinWP says. Over 15 million websites use WordPress on the entire web. The No. 2 system is Joomla, yet it had only 5.9% of the total market share, VPN Mentor writes. There are approximately 77 million WordPress blogs all over the world, and nearly half a million websites on WordPress are being launched on a daily basis, according to CodeinWP. No wonder, that a dedicated WordPress developer is of such a high demand nowadays in every country of the world.
A skilled developer should have a deep knowledge of WordPress core, themes and plugins, if you plan to use them. Besides basic technical proficiency in HTML, PHP, CSS, MySQL, Java, and jQuery, your dedicated WP coder should be a great team player, experienced in database development and design, and have great communication skills to be able to communicate effectively.
Main Reason to Hire WordPress Developers
As WordPress is the most popular web platform in the world, the number of specialists who are able to use it for website creation is tremendous as well. According to TorqueMag, it was estimated that in 2016, there were 115 WordCamps organized in 41 countries on all six continents. Over 36 thousand tickets were sold with more than 2 thousand speakers for people to watch on stage. In 2016, there were more than 3 thousand meetup events and over 62.5 million people attending them. With 29 WordCamps in 2015, the number almost doubled. Meanwhile, the company WordPress.com has only 394 employees.
The number of WP developers is difficult to measure, yet according to Wmpudev, there are nearly 90 thousand of developers registered on the platform who indicated WordPress as one of their skills.
WordPress Developers Salaries in Various Countries
The salary of a WP dev depends on a few factors including such as experience, skills, and country of residence. It is a well-known fact, that Asian devs work for pennies often resulting in poor final products. Meanwhile, developers in Eastern Europe offer quality services at lower rates but the quality of their products are not influenced by rates.
Annual average salary of WP developers in different countries
WP developers in Germany make $31,355 (€26,400) per year, WP devs skilled in PHP earn more – $53,000 (€44,700), WP designer makes $38,000 (€32,000), while Marketing Communications Coordinator $43,550 (€36,677), according to PayScale.
In Israel, developers get approximately $59,000.
Ways to Hire a WP Developer
If you are seek for WordPress programmers, there are a few models/ways to find them:
- hire freelance devs that place their CVs on freelance online platforms,
- outsource development to other companies abroad,
- make use of dedicated development team model and hire a needed developer from another company.
Surely, it is cheaper to hire a freelance web developer. WordPress is a simple platform, and most people argue that it doesn’t take a person much knowledge and coding experience to build a WP website. Still, anyone who has ever hired developers, knows that there is a significant difference between hiring a single freelance developer and a dedicated or outsourcing company/agency.
Experienced freelance WP devs are available for outstaffing. If you look for developers online, you can find a variety of various outstaffing companies offering WordPress developers for hire. To feel more secure and guarantee your future product some stability, it is recommended to outsource WordPress development or hire dedicated WordPress developers. The latter option is more comfortable if you are not able to hire a coder in-house and do not plan to increase your recruitment expenses. Outstaffing companies offer WordPress plugin developers for hire and they also have whole teams of the needed experts that will fit your requirements. If to chose between the countries where you plan to hire a dedicated dev teams, Ukraine is believed to be one of the best options to hire a great WordPress developer. Ukraine is known for its recent and constantly growing IT market. Moreover, it is very competitive in prices, yet offering experienced dev teams.
TOP-5 Benefits of Building a Dedicated WP Team in Ukraine
Ukraine has a lower wage scale if compared to other countries with WP teams for outstaffing. Yet, a typical WordPress developer in Ukraine speaks fluent English, has yearly experience in coding, and here you can pick up any team according to your requirements.
Your way to your new final product in WordPress should start from examining all the possibilities the modern market offers. If you seek a dedicated WP development team, contact our WordPress consultant at Mobilunity. You will immediately receive a full list of our options that would help you to hire a dream team of WP developers to make your project one of the most successful ones on the WordPress platform.