The first table below looks at the demand for Drupal skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drupal over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drupal
Rank 208 195 188
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Drupal 38 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.33% 2.75% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 36
Average daily rate £300 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £338 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+102.70% -28.84%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1630 1454 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.48% 17.12% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 779 838
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 96 81
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Drupal
England

Drupal
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Drupal Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Drupal
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Drupal Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Drupal
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drupal across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Drupal Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Drupal
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Drupal Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Drupal
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex -4 10 £198 -39.23% 1
Oxfordshire +3 9 £280 -1.75% 9
Berkshire -9 9 £350 +34.61% 2
Buckinghamshire -19 9 £375 +7.14%
Surrey - 1 £275 - 4
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - - 6
Kent - - - - 1
Drupal
England

Drupal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Drupal 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 Drupal.

1 65 (85.53%) PHP
2 59 (77.63%) HTML
3 58 (76.32%) JavaScript
4 52 (68.42%) CSS
5 29 (38.16%) MySQL
6 25 (32.89%) jQuery
7 18 (23.68%) HTML5
8 15 (19.74%) LAMP
9 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (15.79%) Ajax
10 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
11 11 (14.47%) CSS3
11 11 (14.47%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (14.47%) XML
12 8 (10.53%) Linux
12 8 (10.53%) CMS
12 8 (10.53%) Open Source
13 7 (9.21%) TDD
13 7 (9.21%) Subversion
13 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.21%) OO
13 7 (9.21%) SQL
14 6 (7.89%) UML
14 6 (7.89%) Web Development
14 6 (7.89%) JSON
14 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (7.89%) BDD
15 5 (6.58%) REST
15 5 (6.58%) Content Management
15 5 (6.58%) Games

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Drupal 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 Drupal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.53%) CMS
2 3 (3.95%) WordPress
2 3 (3.95%) Moodle
2 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.32%) Kentico
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.63%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Intranet
2 2 (2.63%) Extranet
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.21%) Subversion
3 4 (5.26%) PHPUnit
3 4 (5.26%) Behat
4 2 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.32%) Ant
5 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 5 (6.58%) Games
2 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (96.05%) Developer
2 55 (72.37%) Drupal Developer
3 18 (23.68%) Web Developer
4 13 (17.11%) PHP Developer
5 8 (10.53%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 4 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Junior
8 2 (2.63%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Digital Project Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.32%) Front-End Web Developer
9 1 (1.32%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.32%) LAMP Developer
9 1 (1.32%) UI Programmer
9 1 (1.32%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (77.63%) HTML
2 52 (68.42%) CSS
3 25 (32.89%) jQuery
4 18 (23.68%) HTML5
5 15 (19.74%) LAMP
6 12 (15.79%) Ajax
7 11 (14.47%) CSS3
7 11 (14.47%) XML
8 6 (7.89%) JSON
9 5 (6.58%) REST
10 4 (5.26%) SOAP
11 3 (3.95%) XHTML
12 2 (2.63%) Symfony
12 2 (2.63%) Web Services
13 1 (1.32%) YAML
13 1 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
13 1 (1.32%) Ember.js
13 1 (1.32%) Memcached
13 1 (1.32%) XSLT
13 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (10.53%) Open Source
3 4 (5.26%) Social Network
4 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.21%) TDD
2 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
2 7 (9.21%) OO
3 6 (7.89%) UML
3 6 (7.89%) Web Development
3 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (7.89%) BDD
4 5 (6.58%) Content Management
5 4 (5.26%) Web Design
6 3 (3.95%) OOP
6 3 (3.95%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.63%) Scrum
7 2 (2.63%) Project Management
7 2 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.63%) OO PHP
8 1 (1.32%) Time Management
8 1 (1.32%) Kanban
8 1 (1.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (1.32%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (85.53%) PHP
2 58 (76.32%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.21%) SQL
4 3 (3.95%) Python
4 3 (3.95%) PHP5
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle
1 1 (1.32%) Zend
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