The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress 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 WordPress over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 217 206 224
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing WordPress 32 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.91% 2.39% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 11
Average daily rate
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£258 £188 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.33% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £151 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £373 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -44.88%
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England

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

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1673 1504 1788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.09% 17.28% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 832 857
Average daily rate £363 £353 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 61 92
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.02 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.08 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WordPress
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WordPress
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 WordPress within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
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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
Berkshire +18 10 £250 -58.33% 2
Surrey +6 8 £238 -32.14% 2
Hampshire -16 6 £300 +41.17% 2
West Sussex - 5 - - 2
Oxfordshire -20 2 £255 +54.54% 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 38 (84.44%) CSS
2 36 (80.00%) HTML
3 33 (73.33%) JavaScript
4 28 (62.22%) PHP
5 22 (48.89%) MySQL
5 22 (48.89%) CMS
6 17 (37.78%) Drupal
7 14 (31.11%) Joomla!
8 11 (24.44%) HTML5
8 11 (24.44%) jQuery
9 10 (22.22%) Ajax
10 9 (20.00%) Apache
10 9 (20.00%) Linux
11 8 (17.78%) OO
11 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
11 8 (17.78%) LAMP
12 7 (15.56%) Content Management
12 7 (15.56%) PHP5
12 7 (15.56%) Zend
13 6 (13.33%) Degree
13 6 (13.33%) Subversion
13 6 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
13 6 (13.33%) Open Source
13 6 (13.33%) CSS3
13 6 (13.33%) MVC
13 6 (13.33%) SOAP
13 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 5 (11.11%) Photoshop
14 5 (11.11%) Web Services
14 5 (11.11%) Java

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (48.89%) CMS
2 17 (37.78%) Drupal
3 14 (31.11%) Joomla!
4 9 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (4.44%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) RFID
2 1 (2.22%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (48.89%) MySQL
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Subversion
2 5 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (86.67%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) PHP Developer
3 12 (26.67%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (15.56%) WordPress Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Web Editor
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Communications Officer
6 3 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Communications Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Web Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Web Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Web Content Editor
7 2 (4.44%) Content Editor
7 2 (4.44%) LAMP Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (2.22%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (84.44%) CSS
2 36 (80.00%) HTML
3 11 (24.44%) jQuery
3 11 (24.44%) HTML5
4 10 (22.22%) Ajax
5 8 (17.78%) LAMP
6 6 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
6 6 (13.33%) SOAP
6 6 (13.33%) CSS3
7 5 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (11.11%) Web Services
8 4 (8.89%) Flash
9 3 (6.67%) Symfony
10 2 (4.44%) Zend Framework
10 2 (4.44%) JSON
10 2 (4.44%) XHTML
10 2 (4.44%) Sass
10 2 (4.44%) LESS
10 2 (4.44%) DHTML
10 2 (4.44%) FBML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Social Media
3 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.44%) W3C
3 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.22%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Kinect
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.89%) Debian
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) OO
1 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
2 7 (15.56%) Content Management
3 6 (13.33%) MVC
4 5 (11.11%) Web Development
4 5 (11.11%) OO PHP
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) SEO
6 3 (6.67%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) Web Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.44%) Android Development
7 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
7 2 (4.44%) OOP
7 2 (4.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 28 (62.22%) PHP
3 7 (15.56%) PHP5
4 5 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) PHP4
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) WCAG
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Zend
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.67%) Adobe
3 3 (6.67%) Twitter
4 2 (4.44%) Facebook
5 1 (2.22%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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