The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 234 220 226
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing WordPress 18 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.12% 1.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 10
Average daily rate £260 £230 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £184 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £291
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1607 1479 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.68% 17.36% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 800 840
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 97 82
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £13.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £31.45 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
WordPress
England

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 23 April 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 23 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
Oxfordshire - 8 £260 - 1
Hampshire -4 5 £325 +44.44% 2
Berkshire +3 3 £263 -4.54%
East Sussex - 2 £95 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 6
West Sussex - - - - 2
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England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 27 (93.10%) HTML
1 27 (93.10%) CSS
2 24 (82.76%) PHP
3 20 (68.97%) JavaScript
4 16 (55.17%) E-Commerce
5 13 (44.83%) HTML5
6 11 (37.93%) jQuery
6 11 (37.93%) MySQL
7 7 (24.14%) CMS
7 7 (24.14%) Web Design
7 7 (24.14%) CSS3
8 6 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (20.69%) JSON
8 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.24%) SEO
9 5 (17.24%) Sass
10 4 (13.79%) LAMP
10 4 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (13.79%) Content Management
10 4 (13.79%) Magento
10 4 (13.79%) Web Services
10 4 (13.79%) SQL
10 4 (13.79%) Adobe
11 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
11 3 (10.34%) .NET
11 3 (10.34%) Drupal
12 2 (6.90%) Kentico
12 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
12 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (6.90%) Mobile App

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (24.14%) CMS
2 3 (10.34%) Drupal
3 2 (6.90%) Kentico
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) nginx
4 1 (3.45%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.45%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
1 1 (3.45%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) MySQL
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (93.10%) Developer
2 14 (48.28%) PHP Developer
3 9 (31.03%) WordPress Developer
4 8 (27.59%) Web Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.90%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Joomla! Developer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Joomla! Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (93.10%) HTML
1 27 (93.10%) CSS
2 13 (44.83%) HTML5
3 11 (37.93%) jQuery
4 7 (24.14%) CSS3
5 6 (20.69%) JSON
6 5 (17.24%) Sass
7 4 (13.79%) LAMP
7 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
8 3 (10.34%) .NET
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (6.90%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (3.45%) YAML
10 1 (3.45%) XHTML
10 1 (3.45%) SOAP
10 1 (3.45%) XML
10 1 (3.45%) XSLT
10 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Wiki
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) E-Commerce
2 7 (24.14%) Web Design
3 6 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (17.24%) SEO
5 4 (13.79%) Content Management
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Web Development
6 1 (3.45%) Information Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) PHP
2 20 (68.97%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Twitter