The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 74 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.92% 0.95% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £269 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £239
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £23.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-56.52% -83.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
156 210 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.07% 20.21% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 117 71
Average daily rate £400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 22
Average hourly rate £33.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.50 £30.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) CMS
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) Redis
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Memcached
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Joomla!
5 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
5 1 (14.29%) Symfony
5 1 (14.29%) Zend
5 1 (14.29%) Drupal
5 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Content Management
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) B2B
5 1 (14.29%) Adobe
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (14.29%) LAMP
5 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (42.86%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Joomla!
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Redis
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) PHP Developer
2 3 (42.86%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Designer
4 1 (14.29%) Graphic Designer
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) Memcached
2 1 (14.29%) Symfony
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) B2B
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Zend
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe