The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 47 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.68% 0.27% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.19% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £235 £250
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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Cambridgeshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
94 72 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.17% 19.41% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 28 33
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £38.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.25% +62.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.30 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £47.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Progressive Enhancement
2 2 (66.67%) Shopify
2 2 (66.67%) Graceful Degradation
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Graphic Design
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Zend
3 1 (33.33%) Zend Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CakePHP
3 1 (33.33%) XML-RPC
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Zen Cart
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Ext JS

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Shopify
2 1 (33.33%) Zen Cart
2 1 (33.33%) osCommerce
2 1 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) HTML Developer
2 2 (66.67%) CSS Developer
2 2 (66.67%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Zend Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CakePHP
3 1 (33.33%) XML-RPC
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Graphic Design
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Progressive Enhancement
2 2 (66.67%) Graceful Degradation
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Zend