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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 217 208 220
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing WordPress 23 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 1.89% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £154 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.51% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.30 £23.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1691 1378 1651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.42% 16.29% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 759 806
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 85 83
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Surrey -2 6 £300 -14.28% 6
Berkshire +1 5 £225 -10.00% 2
Oxfordshire -5 4 £163 -7.14% 2
Hampshire -15 3 £225 +5.88% 6
Kent -3 2 £225 +150.00% 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 4
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 34 (82.93%) CSS
2 32 (78.05%) HTML
3 30 (73.17%) JavaScript
4 29 (70.73%) PHP
5 17 (41.46%) MySQL
5 17 (41.46%) E-Commerce
6 16 (39.02%) CMS
7 12 (29.27%) Joomla!
7 12 (29.27%) Drupal
8 10 (24.39%) HTML5
9 9 (21.95%) jQuery
10 7 (17.07%) CSS3
10 7 (17.07%) Web Design
11 6 (14.63%) JSON
11 6 (14.63%) Open Source
12 5 (12.20%) Content Management
12 5 (12.20%) Web Development
12 5 (12.20%) LAMP
12 5 (12.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (12.20%) SEO
12 5 (12.20%) Adobe
13 4 (9.76%) SQL
13 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
13 4 (9.76%) Apache
13 4 (9.76%) Magento
13 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (9.76%) Sass
14 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
14 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
14 3 (7.32%) Linux

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (39.02%) CMS
2 12 (29.27%) Joomla!
2 12 (29.27%) Drupal
3 4 (9.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Magento
2 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) RFID
1 1 (2.44%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) MySQL
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.32%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 18 (43.90%) PHP Developer
3 11 (26.83%) WordPress Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Communications Officer
6 3 (7.32%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Web Editor
7 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Web Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Web Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Communications Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Web Content Editor
7 2 (4.88%) Content Editor
7 2 (4.88%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (2.44%) UI Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (82.93%) CSS
2 32 (78.05%) HTML
3 10 (24.39%) HTML5
4 9 (21.95%) jQuery
5 7 (17.07%) CSS3
6 6 (14.63%) JSON
7 5 (12.20%) LAMP
8 4 (9.76%) Sass
9 3 (7.32%) Ajax
10 2 (4.88%) Zend Framework
11 1 (2.44%) REST
11 1 (2.44%) OAuth
11 1 (2.44%) Flash
11 1 (2.44%) SOAP
11 1 (2.44%) Web Services
11 1 (2.44%) .NET
11 1 (2.44%) CodeIgniter
11 1 (2.44%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Open Source
2 2 (4.88%) Social Media
2 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) Kinect
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) E-Commerce
2 7 (17.07%) Web Design
3 5 (12.20%) Content Management
3 5 (12.20%) Web Development
3 5 (12.20%) SEO
4 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
5 3 (7.32%) OO
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.32%) TDD
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 1 (2.44%) Social Media Marketing
7 1 (2.44%) OO PHP
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.44%) Android Development
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.44%) MVC
7 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) JavaScript
2 29 (70.73%) PHP
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) PHP5
4 2 (4.88%) PHP4
5 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Adobe
2 3 (7.32%) Zend
3 2 (4.88%) Facebook
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Google
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