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 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 132 131 134
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.02% 1.56% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Median daily rate £325 £300 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +39.53%
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 £8.50 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
494 514 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.98% 16.83% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 309 416
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 19
Median hourly rate £33.75 £20.19 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.20% +9.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.53 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £55.00
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 West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the South West 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
Gloucestershire +11 5 £325 -
Bristol +4 2 £188 - 1
Somerset +9 1 £175 -
Devon - 1 £195 -
Dorset - 1 £350 - 3
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 West region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 17 (58.62%) PHP
2 14 (48.28%) HTML
2 14 (48.28%) Web Development
3 13 (44.83%) MySQL
4 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (34.48%) CMS
5 10 (34.48%) CSS
6 8 (27.59%) Drupal
7 7 (24.14%) jQuery
8 5 (17.24%) Laravel
8 5 (17.24%) Linux
9 3 (10.34%) Magento
9 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.34%) Open Source
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.34%) HTML5
9 3 (10.34%) Social Media
9 3 (10.34%) Yii
9 3 (10.34%) LAMP
9 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
10 2 (6.90%) SQL
10 2 (6.90%) Apache
10 2 (6.90%) Intranet
10 2 (6.90%) Adobe
10 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (34.48%) CMS
2 8 (27.59%) Drupal
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (6.90%) Joomla!
3 2 (6.90%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) BigMachines
2 1 (3.45%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.45%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Intranet
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Grunt
2 1 (3.45%) gulp
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 12 (41.38%) PHP Developer
3 7 (24.14%) WordPress Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (13.79%) MySQL Developer
4 4 (13.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) CMS Developer
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Junior
5 3 (10.34%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) HTML
2 10 (34.48%) CSS
3 7 (24.14%) jQuery
4 5 (17.24%) Laravel
5 3 (10.34%) HTML5
5 3 (10.34%) LAMP
5 3 (10.34%) Yii
6 2 (6.90%) CSS3
6 2 (6.90%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) Ajax
7 1 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (3.45%) Mason
7 1 (3.45%) Sass
7 1 (3.45%) Symfony
7 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.45%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Social Media
2 2 (6.90%) Blog
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Web Development
2 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
2 3 (10.34%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
2 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
3 2 (6.90%) MVC
3 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (3.45%) Analytics
4 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (3.45%) Line Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile First
4 1 (3.45%) OO PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) PHP
2 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Apex Code
4 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Plesk
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe
1 2 (6.90%) Twitter
2 1 (3.45%) Facebook
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Sage
2 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.45%) Siebel