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 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 228 226 201
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing WordPress 21 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.29% 0.68% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £216 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £355 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £250 £271
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -31.00%
WordPress
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
1624 1469 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.71% 17.44% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 738 638
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.23% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 78 97
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
Berkshire +12 10 £228 +3.40% 3
Surrey +4 5 £253 +44.28% 11
East Sussex -12 2 £344 -1.78% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £310 -4.61% 3
Oxfordshire -15 1 £238 -40.62% 1
Hampshire -20 1 - - 5
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 50 (80.65%) HTML
1 50 (80.65%) CSS
2 45 (72.58%) JavaScript
2 45 (72.58%) PHP
3 32 (51.61%) jQuery
4 31 (50.00%) MySQL
5 26 (41.94%) CMS
6 23 (37.10%) Drupal
7 21 (33.87%) HTML5
8 16 (25.81%) Mobile App
9 14 (22.58%) CSS3
10 12 (19.35%) Content Management
10 12 (19.35%) Linux
11 11 (17.74%) Marketing
12 10 (16.13%) Degree
12 10 (16.13%) OO
12 10 (16.13%) SEO
13 9 (14.52%) MVC
13 9 (14.52%) Subversion
13 9 (14.52%) Ajax
14 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.90%) Java
15 7 (11.29%) SQL
15 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
15 7 (11.29%) Web Design
15 7 (11.29%) Responsive Web Design
16 6 (9.68%) Digital Media
16 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
16 6 (9.68%) PHP5

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 26 (41.94%) CMS
2 23 (37.10%) Drupal
3 6 (9.68%) Apache
4 4 (6.45%) Joomla!
5 3 (4.84%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.61%) Moodle
6 1 (1.61%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.61%) Confluence
6 1 (1.61%) MODX
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Photoshop
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.61%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Yammer
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (50.00%) MySQL
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Subversion
2 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.06%) Grunt
4 4 (6.45%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.84%) Xdebug
6 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
General
1 11 (17.74%) Marketing
2 6 (9.68%) Publishing
3 2 (3.23%) Czech Language
3 2 (3.23%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
4 1 (1.61%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (82.26%) Developer
2 30 (48.39%) PHP Developer
3 16 (25.81%) WordPress Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Web Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Content Editor
7 4 (6.45%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (6.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.23%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.23%) PHP Programmer
8 2 (3.23%) Programmer
8 2 (3.23%) Magento Developer
8 2 (3.23%) PHP Magento Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Junior
9 1 (1.61%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Web Programmer
9 1 (1.61%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (80.65%) HTML
1 50 (80.65%) CSS
2 32 (51.61%) jQuery
3 21 (33.87%) HTML5
4 14 (22.58%) CSS3
5 9 (14.52%) Ajax
6 6 (9.68%) CodeIgniter
6 6 (9.68%) SOAP
7 5 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (8.06%) .NET
7 5 (8.06%) Web Services
7 5 (8.06%) LAMP
8 4 (6.45%) Symfony
8 4 (6.45%) XML
8 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
8 4 (6.45%) Flash
8 4 (6.45%) XHTML
9 3 (4.84%) XSL
9 3 (4.84%) Sass
10 2 (3.23%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.68%) Digital Media
3 5 (8.06%) Open Source
4 4 (6.45%) iDTV
5 2 (3.23%) Social Media
5 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) W3C
5 2 (3.23%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) Blog
6 1 (1.61%) SCORM
6 1 (1.61%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 6 (9.68%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Debian
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Content Management
2 10 (16.13%) OO
2 10 (16.13%) SEO
3 9 (14.52%) MVC
4 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.29%) Web Design
5 7 (11.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (9.68%) B2B
7 5 (8.06%) OO PHP
7 5 (8.06%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.06%) B2C
7 5 (8.06%) Email Marketing
7 5 (8.06%) Web Development
8 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.45%) Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
10 2 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (72.58%) JavaScript
1 45 (72.58%) PHP
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) PHP5
5 3 (4.84%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.61%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) HNC
2 2 (3.23%) HND
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) WCAG
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) cPanel
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Zend
3 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.45%) Adobe
5 2 (3.23%) Twitter
6 1 (1.61%) Rackspace
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