Recently Matt Mullenweg hosted his annual “State of the Word” address at WordCamp in San Francisco. During his presentation he released several really interesting statistics sourced from around the web and the first ever extensive WordPress user survey. You can catch a few of the most exciting WordPress Statistics here and there will be more released in the coming weeks.
“In every one hundred new sites being built 22 of those are using WordPress”
“The average hourly wage for a WordPress professional is $50″
“14.7% of the top million websites in the world use WordPress”
These are some pretty interesting statistics and I’m sure there will only be more interesting revelations when the full WordPress survey results are released to the public. If there is one thing that is clear from this it’s that there is some big business built around WordPress and huge opportunities for those that know how to work with it.