According to Water & Stone, just like in 2010, the "big three" open source CMS services WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are dominating the market. And out of these three it is WordPress that outpaced Joomla and Drupal.
This survey covered 35 systems - the primary focus of the survey was the adoption rate and strength of brand.
For adoption rates, the survey took into consideration installations, downloading and support of third-party.
WordPress led the race in downloading leaving all other competitors behind. In 2011, WordPress covered above 640,000 downloads every week, on average. Interestingly, this figure is 34 percent lower than last year's figure, reports Read Write Web.
Joomla came in second with above 86,000 downloads every week. And for Drupal, this figure is 23,000 downloads.
Third-party analysis proves that WordPress is by far the most popular with around 53.6 percent of Alexa One Million followed by Joomla with 9.6 percent and finally Drupal with just 6.4 percent.
Incidentally, BuiltWith, which is another third-party, shows that WordPress has above 4.2 million installs and Joomla around 1.7 million, finally Drupal with 308,000 installations.