The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 78 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing WordPress 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.64% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.72% 2.11% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £30.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -77.83%
WordPress
Scotland

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

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
242 237 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.08% 19.07% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 154 60
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £490 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) PHP
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) CSS
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) Web Development
3 6 (42.86%) jQuery
4 5 (35.71%) JSON
4 5 (35.71%) RESTful
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Mac OS X
5 4 (28.57%) HTTP
5 4 (28.57%) Adobe
5 4 (28.57%) CMS
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
5 4 (28.57%) SOAP
5 4 (28.57%) MySQL
5 4 (28.57%) PHP5
5 4 (28.57%) nginx
5 4 (28.57%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) Social Media
7 2 (14.29%) Drupal
7 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) nginx
2 2 (14.29%) Drupal
3 1 (7.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (28.57%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
1 9 (64.29%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
3 5 (35.71%) RESTful
3 5 (35.71%) JSON
3 5 (35.71%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) Sass
5 1 (7.14%) LESS
5 1 (7.14%) Flash
5 1 (7.14%) XHTML
5 1 (7.14%) SAML
5 1 (7.14%) LAMP
5 1 (7.14%) JSF
5 1 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Social Media
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Web Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) PHP
3 4 (28.57%) PHP5
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Alterian