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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 134 128 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing WordPress 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.072% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.20% 0.36% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £239 £260 £235
% change year-on-year
-8.17% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+39.04% +50.00%
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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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
502 550 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.74% 19.93% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 276 183
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 25
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -23.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £19.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -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
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 31 July 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
Glasgow +6 2 £300 - 1
Edinburgh -7 2 £250 -3.84%
Stirling - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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UK

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 13 (68.42%) CSS
4 12 (63.16%) PHP
5 8 (42.11%) jQuery
6 7 (36.84%) CMS
7 6 (31.58%) Web Development
8 5 (26.32%) HTML5
8 5 (26.32%) Adobe
8 5 (26.32%) Web Services
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 4 (21.05%) XML
9 4 (21.05%) MySQL
9 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
9 4 (21.05%) PHP5
9 4 (21.05%) RESTful
9 4 (21.05%) JSON
9 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 4 (21.05%) Ajax
9 4 (21.05%) Drupal
10 3 (15.79%) nginx
10 3 (15.79%) Social Media
10 3 (15.79%) CSS3
10 3 (15.79%) SOAP
10 3 (15.79%) HTTP
10 3 (15.79%) Apache
10 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
11 2 (10.53%) User Experience
11 2 (10.53%) Java
11 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (36.84%) CMS
2 4 (21.05%) Drupal
3 3 (15.79%) nginx
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) Joomla!
5 1 (5.26%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Front-End Developer
2 5 (26.32%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 13 (68.42%) CSS
3 8 (42.11%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
5 4 (21.05%) Ajax
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 3 (15.79%) CSS3
6 3 (15.79%) SOAP
7 1 (5.26%) Sass
7 1 (5.26%) LESS
7 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.26%) Flash
7 1 (5.26%) XHTML
7 1 (5.26%) SAML
7 1 (5.26%) LAMP
7 1 (5.26%) JSF
7 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Social Media
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Web Development
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) System Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) SEO
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) PHP5
4 2 (10.53%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) Alterian