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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 231 233 216
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing WordPress 27 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.73% 0.72% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Average daily rate
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£263 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £147 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £270 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £239 £275 £238
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.30 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £30.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-61.66% -4.00%
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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
1563 1659 1413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.70% 18.52% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 901 750
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 77 94
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.09 £50.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Hampshire +11 12 £281 +25.00% 6
Berkshire +18 6 £230 -8.00% 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £300 - 5
Surrey -7 1 £338 +22.72% 13
East Sussex -10 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -25 1 £163 +0.77% 3
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England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 33 (68.75%) PHP
2 30 (62.50%) HTML
2 30 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 24 (50.00%) CSS
4 22 (45.83%) CMS
5 20 (41.67%) HTML5
6 15 (31.25%) jQuery
7 14 (29.17%) MySQL
7 14 (29.17%) CSS3
8 13 (27.08%) Content Management
9 11 (22.92%) Marketing
10 8 (16.67%) .NET
10 8 (16.67%) Social Media
11 7 (14.58%) Twitter
11 7 (14.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (14.58%) Sitecore
11 7 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.58%) MVC
12 6 (12.50%) Scrum
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.50%) Internet
12 6 (12.50%) Photoshop
12 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.50%) SLA
12 6 (12.50%) Google
12 6 (12.50%) Drupal
12 6 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (12.50%) Git (software)

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (45.83%) CMS
2 7 (14.58%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (12.50%) Drupal
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.25%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (4.17%) Joomla!
5 2 (4.17%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.08%) DNN
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) Kentico
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 4 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.08%) InDesign
4 1 (2.08%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.08%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (8.33%) SMS
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (4.17%) Intranet
4 2 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) MySQL
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Redis
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.08%) Grunt
General
1 11 (22.92%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Czech Language
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.17%) Advertising
2 2 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (8.33%) Designer
7 3 (6.25%) WordPress Developer
7 3 (6.25%) ICT Officer
8 2 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Content Editor
8 2 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) CMS Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Web Designer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.08%) SQL DBA
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (62.50%) HTML
2 24 (50.00%) CSS
3 20 (41.67%) HTML5
4 15 (31.25%) jQuery
5 14 (29.17%) CSS3
6 8 (16.67%) .NET
7 4 (8.33%) LAMP
7 4 (8.33%) Symfony
8 3 (6.25%) JSF
8 3 (6.25%) Flash
9 2 (4.17%) Ajax
9 2 (4.17%) Memcached
9 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.17%) CakePHP
10 1 (2.08%) amCharts
10 1 (2.08%) Sass
10 1 (2.08%) Nutch
10 1 (2.08%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (2.08%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Social Media
2 5 (10.42%) User Experience
3 4 (8.33%) Digital Media
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.17%) W3C
5 2 (4.17%) Blog
5 2 (4.17%) Statistics
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.08%) Copywriting
6 1 (2.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) CentOS
2 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Content Management
2 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
2 7 (14.58%) MVC
3 6 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (10.42%) Kanban
4 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.33%) B2B
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.33%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (8.33%) Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) SEO
6 3 (6.25%) B2C
6 3 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) PHP
2 30 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Sitecore
1 7 (14.58%) Twitter
2 6 (12.50%) Facebook
2 6 (12.50%) Google
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) Adobe
3 5 (10.42%) Zend
4 4 (8.33%) Rackspace
5 3 (6.25%) Dell KACE
5 3 (6.25%) Ruckus Wireless
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (6.25%) Dell
5 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Altiris
6 1 (2.08%) EPiServer