The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 124 141 106
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -35
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.00% 1.11% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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£213 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £236 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £30.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -77.83%
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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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
500 542 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.63% 18.29% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 367 226
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 12
Average hourly rate £20.09 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram 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

WordPress
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 29 May 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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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
Wiltshire - 5 £213 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 2 £163 - 1
Somerset - 2 £250 - 4
Cornwall +2 1 £300 +92.00%
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
2 14 (66.67%) HTML
3 13 (61.90%) PHP
3 13 (61.90%) CSS
4 8 (38.10%) CSS3
4 8 (38.10%) HTML5
5 5 (23.81%) jQuery
5 5 (23.81%) Web Development
6 4 (19.05%) MySQL
6 4 (19.05%) Drupal
6 4 (19.05%) Symfony
6 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (19.05%) PHP5
6 4 (19.05%) Sass
6 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (14.29%) Yii
7 3 (14.29%) Magento
7 3 (14.29%) LAMP
8 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
8 2 (9.52%) Adobe
8 2 (9.52%) Marketing
8 2 (9.52%) Facebook
8 2 (9.52%) Twitter
9 1 (4.76%) Analytics
9 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
9 1 (4.76%) User Experience
9 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
9 1 (4.76%) Django
9 1 (4.76%) Email Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (19.05%) Drupal
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) InDesign
2 1 (4.76%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) WordPress Developer
3 8 (38.10%) PHP Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Magento Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Website Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) HTML
2 13 (61.90%) CSS
3 8 (38.10%) CSS3
3 8 (38.10%) HTML5
4 5 (23.81%) jQuery
5 4 (19.05%) Symfony
5 4 (19.05%) Sass
5 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (14.29%) Yii
6 3 (14.29%) LAMP
7 1 (4.76%) Django
7 1 (4.76%) Flash
7 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) Social Media
1 1 (4.76%) Photography
1 1 (4.76%) Blog
1 1 (4.76%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) CentOS
1 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Web Development
2 1 (4.76%) Analytics
2 1 (4.76%) Email Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Information Architecture
2 1 (4.76%) Web Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) Project Management
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.76%) Web Design
2 1 (4.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
2 13 (61.90%) PHP
3 4 (19.05%) PHP5
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe
1 2 (9.52%) Facebook
1 2 (9.52%) Twitter