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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 237 244 240
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing WordPress 43 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% 1.33% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 17
Median daily rate £225 £270 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -56.52%
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
1809 1651 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.76% 16.62% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 942 882
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 72 81
Median hourly rate £14.25 £25.00 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% +56.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.15 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +22 13 £200 - 2
Berkshire +3 8 £375 +56.25% 1
Hampshire +3 5 £263 -8.29% 1
East Sussex - 5 £238 - 4
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £225 +55.17% 3
Kent - 4 £298 - 8
Surrey -7 3 £140 -58.51% 2
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 45 (70.31%) PHP
2 42 (65.63%) CSS
3 39 (60.94%) JavaScript
3 39 (60.94%) HTML
4 24 (37.50%) Web Development
4 24 (37.50%) jQuery
5 19 (29.69%) CMS
6 18 (28.13%) SQL
6 18 (28.13%) Drupal
7 16 (25.00%) Linux
8 15 (23.44%) Windows
8 15 (23.44%) .NET
8 15 (23.44%) Joomla!
9 14 (21.88%) HTML5
9 14 (21.88%) MySQL
10 13 (20.31%) Marketing
10 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
11 12 (18.75%) CSS3
11 12 (18.75%) Front End Development
12 10 (15.63%) User Experience
12 10 (15.63%) MVC
12 10 (15.63%) VMware
12 10 (15.63%) Oracle
12 10 (15.63%) Java
12 10 (15.63%) C#
13 9 (14.06%) Intranet
13 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
13 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
13 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
13 9 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (29.69%) CMS
2 18 (28.13%) Drupal
3 15 (23.44%) Joomla!
4 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
4 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
5 7 (10.94%) IIS
6 6 (9.38%) Node.js
7 5 (7.81%) Apache
8 4 (6.25%) concrete5
8 4 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (4.69%) Umbraco
10 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (3.13%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (3.13%) MODX
10 2 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.13%) 3ds Max
3 2 (3.13%) Acrobat
3 2 (3.13%) GIMP
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.56%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Magento
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.56%) BigMachines
3 1 (1.56%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) MailChimp
3 2 (3.13%) Sage Pay
4 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) Intranet
2 6 (9.38%) Internet
3 5 (7.81%) HTTP
4 2 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.69%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) Grunt
4 2 (3.13%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 13 (20.31%) Marketing
2 4 (6.25%) German Language
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (67.19%) Developer
2 19 (29.69%) PHP Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Web Developer
4 14 (21.88%) Support Engineer
5 12 (18.75%) WordPress Developer
6 10 (15.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (14.06%) Systems Support Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (9.38%) PHP Web Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Technical Support
8 6 (9.38%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (7.81%) Administrator
9 5 (7.81%) Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) IT Manager
9 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (7.81%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Systems Support
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (65.63%) CSS
2 39 (60.94%) HTML
3 24 (37.50%) jQuery
4 15 (23.44%) .NET
5 14 (21.88%) HTML5
6 12 (18.75%) CSS3
7 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
7 9 (14.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (12.50%) Ajax
9 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
9 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
9 7 (10.94%) LAMP
10 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (7.81%) DCOM
12 4 (6.25%) Laravel
13 3 (4.69%) CodeIgniter
13 3 (4.69%) COM
13 3 (4.69%) Flash
13 3 (4.69%) PhoneGap
13 3 (4.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.13%) Life Science
2 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Animation
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Linux
2 15 (23.44%) Windows
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.69%) Debian
5 2 (3.13%) Android
5 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.13%) CentOS
5 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Web Development
2 12 (18.75%) Front End Development
3 10 (15.63%) MVC
4 9 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.38%) SEO
6 5 (7.81%) Content Management
6 5 (7.81%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.25%) OO
7 4 (6.25%) Web Design
8 3 (4.69%) Content Development
8 3 (4.69%) CRM
8 3 (4.69%) Open Source
8 3 (4.69%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) Web Accessibility
9 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.13%) Android Development
9 2 (3.13%) Automation Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 2 (3.13%) iOS Development
9 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (70.31%) PHP
2 39 (60.94%) JavaScript
3 18 (28.13%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) C#
4 10 (15.63%) Java
5 8 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.94%) VB
7 5 (7.81%) Python
7 5 (7.81%) VB6
8 3 (4.69%) ActionScript
8 3 (4.69%) C++
8 3 (4.69%) Ruby
9 2 (3.13%) Apple Swift
9 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.56%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.56%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.56%) C
10 1 (1.56%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
1 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) cPanel
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Oracle
1 10 (15.63%) VMware
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.94%) Adobe
4 4 (6.25%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.25%) Zend
5 2 (3.13%) PayPal
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) Facebook
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.56%) Sage
6 1 (1.56%) Siebel
6 1 (1.56%) Twitter
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