The first table below looks at the demand for WordPress 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 WordPress over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 139 111 125
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.099% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 1.22% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£98 £250 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.00% +5.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -22.61%
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
493 327 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.19% 15.23% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 210 315
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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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 WordPress within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 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 - - - - 3
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 7
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
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England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 12 (85.71%) CSS
3 11 (78.57%) HTML
4 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (71.43%) jQuery
5 7 (50.00%) LAMP
5 7 (50.00%) MySQL
6 4 (28.57%) HTML5
6 4 (28.57%) CMS
6 4 (28.57%) Drupal
6 4 (28.57%) Joomla!
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
7 3 (21.43%) CSS3
8 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 2 (14.29%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (14.29%) SEO
8 2 (14.29%) Symfony
8 2 (14.29%) Zend
8 2 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (14.29%) Subversion
9 1 (7.14%) Ruby
9 1 (7.14%) Google
9 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
9 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (7.14%) InDesign
9 1 (7.14%) Magento
9 1 (7.14%) Adobe

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) Joomla!
1 4 (28.57%) Drupal
2 2 (14.29%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (7.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) PHP Developer
3 7 (50.00%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UI Designer
4 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) CSS
2 11 (78.57%) HTML
3 10 (71.43%) jQuery
4 7 (50.00%) LAMP
5 4 (28.57%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) CSS3
7 2 (14.29%) Symfony
7 2 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (7.14%) Sass
8 1 (7.14%) LESS
8 1 (7.14%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (7.14%) .NET
8 1 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (7.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 2 (14.29%) SEO
2 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Zend
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Google