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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 130 133 114
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing WordPress 9 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.64% 1.58% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Average daily rate
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£245 £215 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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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
548 695 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.16% 21.03% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 424 248
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 8
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Bristol -4 4 £190 -11.62% 1
Somerset +4 1 - - 4
Wiltshire +3 1 - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (66.67%) HTML
1 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (52.38%) PHP
3 10 (47.62%) CSS
4 5 (23.81%) Web Development
4 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (19.05%) HTML5
5 4 (19.05%) Social Media
5 4 (19.05%) CSS3
5 4 (19.05%) Yii
5 4 (19.05%) Sass
5 4 (19.05%) Symfony
5 4 (19.05%) PHP5
5 4 (19.05%) LAMP
6 3 (14.29%) Blog
6 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (14.29%) Drupal
6 3 (14.29%) Magento
7 2 (9.52%) Marketing
7 2 (9.52%) Apache
7 2 (9.52%) CMS
7 2 (9.52%) Content Management
7 2 (9.52%) Photography
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
8 1 (4.76%) OO
8 1 (4.76%) Games
8 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
8 1 (4.76%) Subversion
8 1 (4.76%) Social Network

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (14.29%) Drupal
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
3 1 (4.76%) concrete5
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Magento
2 1 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) WordPress Developer
3 6 (28.57%) PHP Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Magento Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Content Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Website Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Producer
6 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Content Manager
6 1 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) LAMP
3 4 (19.05%) Symfony
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) Yii
3 4 (19.05%) CSS3
3 4 (19.05%) Sass
4 1 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (4.76%) Django
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Social Media
2 3 (14.29%) Blog
3 2 (9.52%) Photography
4 1 (4.76%) Social Network
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Web Development
2 2 (9.52%) Content Management
3 1 (4.76%) Online Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (4.76%) OO PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Content Management
3 1 (4.76%) OO
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (52.38%) PHP
3 4 (19.05%) PHP5
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe
1 1 (4.76%) Google
1 1 (4.76%) Zend
1 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
1 1 (4.76%) Facebook
1 1 (4.76%) Twitter