The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 117 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing WordPress 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.81% 0.70% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£230 £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £26.25 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-61.90% -80.60%
WordPress
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
332 431 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.09% 17.03% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 230 166
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 28
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £9.70 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WordPress across the Berkshire region.

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 4 £240 -
Reading +8 1 £220 -18.13%
WordPress
South East

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress.

1 11 (55.00%) PHP
2 10 (50.00%) Content Management
3 9 (45.00%) CMS
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
5 6 (30.00%) Publishing
5 6 (30.00%) jQuery
6 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (25.00%) HTML5
6 5 (25.00%) CSS3
6 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (25.00%) MySQL
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) SEO
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Marketing
8 3 (15.00%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (15.00%) B2B
8 3 (15.00%) Adobe
8 3 (15.00%) Photoshop
8 3 (15.00%) MVC
8 3 (15.00%) LAMP
9 2 (10.00%) User Experience
9 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (10.00%) B2C
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (45.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (10.00%) Drupal
4 1 (5.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (5.00%) Fireworks
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (30.00%) Publishing
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (10.00%) Czech Language
3 2 (10.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) PHP Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Content Editor
3 5 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (15.00%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) CMS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Graphic Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 6 (30.00%) jQuery
3 5 (25.00%) HTML5
3 5 (25.00%) CSS3
4 3 (15.00%) LAMP
5 2 (10.00%) Memcached
6 1 (5.00%) Symfony
6 1 (5.00%) Laravel
6 1 (5.00%) Sass
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
1 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (5.00%) Blog
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) W3C
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Content Management
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) SEO
4 3 (15.00%) B2B
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) B2C
5 2 (10.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) Email Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) UX Design
6 1 (5.00%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (5.00%) OO
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Web Design
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) PHP
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Zend
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter