The first table below looks at the demand for Drupal skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drupal over the 3 months to 28 July 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 West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drupal
Rank 120 107 115
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Drupal 20 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.14% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.05% 0.92% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Average daily rate
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£308 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.10% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £250 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.30 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-45.33% +36.36%
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
494 326 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.16% 15.30% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 209 312
Average daily rate £330 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £16.85 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
Drupal
England

Drupal
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drupal across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Drupal Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Drupal
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drupal across the South West region.

Drupal Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Drupal
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drupal across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Drupal Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Drupal
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drupal across the South West region.

Drupal Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Drupal
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Bristol -13 9 £291 +16.20% 3
Somerset - 5 £288 -
Cornwall - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 8
Drupal
England

Drupal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Drupal 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 Drupal.

1 63 (82.89%) PHP
2 27 (35.53%) MySQL
2 27 (35.53%) CSS
3 23 (30.26%) HTML
4 22 (28.95%) jQuery
5 21 (27.63%) Zend
6 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 19 (25.00%) Linux
7 19 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
8 18 (23.68%) Symfony
9 17 (22.37%) MVC
10 15 (19.74%) Oracle
11 14 (18.42%) LAMP
12 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
13 11 (14.47%) Open Source
14 10 (13.16%) Sass
14 10 (13.16%) LESS
14 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
14 10 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (13.16%) Content Management
14 10 (13.16%) Red Hat
15 9 (11.84%) RSS
15 9 (11.84%) Alfresco
16 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
16 8 (10.53%) Web Services
16 8 (10.53%) Digital Media
17 7 (9.21%) VirtualBox
17 7 (9.21%) UML
17 7 (9.21%) Intranet
17 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Drupal 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 Drupal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.84%) Alfresco
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.89%) CMS
4 5 (6.58%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (5.26%) Joomla!
5 4 (5.26%) WordPress
5 4 (5.26%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.95%) Moodle
6 3 (3.95%) Apache
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.32%) TeamSite
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Summit
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.32%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Intranet
2 3 (3.95%) LDAP
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) MySQL
2 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.89%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.95%) Publishing
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (80.26%) Developer
2 33 (43.42%) Drupal Developer
3 31 (40.79%) PHP Developer
4 25 (32.89%) Web Developer
5 21 (27.63%) PHP Web Developer
6 15 (19.74%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 9 (11.84%) Architect
8 8 (10.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 7 (9.21%) PHP Zend Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Programmer
10 3 (3.95%) Administrator
11 2 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.63%) Web Architect
12 1 (1.32%) Lead Architect
12 1 (1.32%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) CSS
2 23 (30.26%) HTML
3 22 (28.95%) jQuery
4 19 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
5 18 (23.68%) Symfony
6 14 (18.42%) LAMP
7 10 (13.16%) Sass
7 10 (13.16%) LESS
8 9 (11.84%) RSS
9 8 (10.53%) Web Services
10 6 (7.89%) HTML5
11 5 (6.58%) Ajax
11 5 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (3.95%) REST
12 3 (3.95%) CSS3
13 2 (2.63%) Middleware
13 2 (2.63%) .NET
13 2 (2.63%) SOAP
14 1 (1.32%) Laravel
14 1 (1.32%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Open Source
2 8 (10.53%) Digital Media
3 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) VLE
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 10 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Scientific Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Debian
3 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
3 3 (3.95%) CentOS
4 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) MVC
2 10 (13.16%) Content Management
3 7 (9.21%) UML
4 6 (7.89%) Business Continuity
4 6 (7.89%) Document Management
4 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
4 6 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (7.89%) User Experience Design
4 6 (7.89%) Information Architecture
5 5 (6.58%) Scrum
6 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (2.63%) CRM
7 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.63%) SOA
7 2 (2.63%) TDD
7 2 (2.63%) SEO
7 2 (2.63%) OO PHP
7 2 (2.63%) Campaign Management
7 2 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 63 (82.89%) PHP
2 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.95%) Python
4 2 (2.63%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) VirtualBox
2 6 (7.89%) Varnish
3 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.95%) Postfix
4 3 (3.95%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.95%) NFS
4 3 (3.95%) Samba
4 3 (3.95%) Xen
4 3 (3.95%) KVM
5 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Zend
2 15 (19.74%) Oracle
3 10 (13.16%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.21%) Open Text
5 6 (7.89%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.26%) VMware
6 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.26%) Twitter
7 2 (2.63%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.63%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) McAfee
8 1 (1.32%) Sophos
8 1 (1.32%) Adobe
8 1 (1.32%) Juniper
8 1 (1.32%) Google
8 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.32%) Lumension