The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 111 114 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing WordPress 11 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.35% 0.081%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.25% 1.94% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +13.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £233 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £30.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -77.83%
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UK

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

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
488 464 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.02% 17.95% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 279 215
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
Edinburgh +5 11 £290 -22.66% 3
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (60.00%) PHP
3 12 (48.00%) HTML
3 12 (48.00%) CSS
4 11 (44.00%) Web Services
5 9 (36.00%) Linux
5 9 (36.00%) jQuery
6 8 (32.00%) Web Development
6 8 (32.00%) JSON
6 8 (32.00%) XML
6 8 (32.00%) Mac OS X
6 8 (32.00%) PHP5
6 8 (32.00%) RESTful
7 7 (28.00%) nginx
7 7 (28.00%) SOAP
7 7 (28.00%) CMS
7 7 (28.00%) Apache
7 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (24.00%) HTTP
8 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (20.00%) Adobe
10 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.00%) Refactoring
10 4 (16.00%) Ajax
10 4 (16.00%) MySQL
11 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (12.00%) Project Management
11 3 (12.00%) Content Management
11 3 (12.00%) Joomla!

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (28.00%) nginx
1 7 (28.00%) CMS
1 7 (28.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) Joomla!
2 3 (12.00%) Drupal
3 1 (4.00%) concrete5
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.00%) InDesign
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) WordPress Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (16.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior
7 1 (4.00%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) HTML
1 12 (48.00%) CSS
2 11 (44.00%) Web Services
3 9 (36.00%) jQuery
4 8 (32.00%) JSON
4 8 (32.00%) XML
4 8 (32.00%) RESTful
5 7 (28.00%) SOAP
6 4 (16.00%) Ajax
7 3 (12.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) CSS3
8 2 (8.00%) Flash
9 1 (4.00%) XHTML
9 1 (4.00%) JSP
9 1 (4.00%) J2EE
9 1 (4.00%) SAML
9 1 (4.00%) LAMP
9 1 (4.00%) JSF
9 1 (4.00%) Sass
9 1 (4.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Social Media
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) W3C
3 1 (4.00%) Blog
3 1 (4.00%) Animation
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Web Development
2 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.00%) Refactoring
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Content Management
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (60.00%) PHP
3 8 (32.00%) PHP5
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Alterian