The first table below looks at the demand for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Bristol region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 66 54 68
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.74% 0.91% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.66% 5.41% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate £215 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £279
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
Application Platforms Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
191 111 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.13% 16.89% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 72 99
Average daily rate £350 £309 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% -11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £9.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.55% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £9.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
WordPress
South West

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

WordPress
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 6 (85.71%) LAMP
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) Drupal
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) LESS
3 1 (14.29%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) CMS

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (14.29%) Drupal
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) WordPress Developer
2 6 (85.71%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) LAMP
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) LESS
3 1 (14.29%) Semantic HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 1 (14.29%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) PHP