The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 128 117 137
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing WordPress 23 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.74% 0.34% 0.097%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.80% 1.99% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
Average daily rate
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£260 £190 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £312 £195
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £235 £260
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +25.00%
WordPress
England

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

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
605 403 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.52% 16.98% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 171 253
Average daily rate £398 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.71% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.71% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 35
Average hourly rate £24.56 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £38.50 £38.90
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 the East of England

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the East of England region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the East of England region.

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the East of England region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. 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
Hertfordshire -4 16 £260 - 3
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £400 +24.03% 2
Suffolk -5 2 £168 -11.84% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 3
Essex - - - - 2
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 24 (88.89%) HTML
2 23 (85.19%) PHP
3 21 (77.78%) CSS
4 15 (55.56%) HTML5
5 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
5 14 (51.85%) MySQL
6 11 (40.74%) Web Development
6 11 (40.74%) CSS3
7 9 (33.33%) jQuery
8 7 (25.93%) CRM
8 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) Drupal
9 6 (22.22%) CMS
10 5 (18.52%) MVC
10 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
10 5 (18.52%) Magento
11 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (14.81%) Degree
11 4 (14.81%) Joomla!
11 4 (14.81%) JSON
11 4 (14.81%) Photoshop
12 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
12 3 (11.11%) .NET
12 3 (11.11%) SEO
12 3 (11.11%) Scrum
12 3 (11.11%) LAMP
12 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 3 (11.11%) QA
12 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (25.93%) Drupal
2 6 (22.22%) CMS
3 4 (14.81%) Joomla!
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js
5 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Photoshop
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Magento
2 2 (7.41%) Shopify
3 1 (3.70%) osCommerce
3 1 (3.70%) Zen Cart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (29.63%) PHP Developer
4 5 (18.52%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Magento Developer
5 2 (7.41%) CSS Developer
5 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior PHP Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Joomla! Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) HTML
2 21 (77.78%) CSS
3 15 (55.56%) HTML5
4 11 (40.74%) CSS3
5 9 (33.33%) jQuery
6 4 (14.81%) JSON
7 3 (11.11%) .NET
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (11.11%) LAMP
7 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (3.70%) REST
9 1 (3.70%) XML-RPC
9 1 (3.70%) Ajax
9 1 (3.70%) Ext JS
9 1 (3.70%) XML
9 1 (3.70%) DOM
9 1 (3.70%) Symfony
9 1 (3.70%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.70%) W3C
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Web Development
2 7 (25.93%) CRM
3 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
3 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (11.11%) Line Management
5 3 (11.11%) Usability Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 3 (11.11%) SEO
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (7.41%) Graceful Degradation
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.70%) Process Management
7 1 (3.70%) Content Management
7 1 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) PHP
2 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Zend
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) Facebook
2 1 (3.70%) Twitter
2 1 (3.70%) CyberSource
2 1 (3.70%) DataCash