The first table below looks at the demand for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 Southampton 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 41 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.87% 0.65% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.45% 4.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -22.61%
Application Platforms Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
87 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 25.14% 13.92% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 18 28
Average daily rate £338 £355 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
WordPress
Hampshire

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) PHP
3 6 (75.00%) MySQL
4 5 (62.50%) SEO
4 5 (62.50%) jQuery
5 4 (50.00%) JSON
5 4 (50.00%) Magento
5 4 (50.00%) HTML5
5 4 (50.00%) CSS3
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (50.00%) Adobe
5 4 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (50.00%) Sass
6 3 (37.50%) Joomla!
7 2 (25.00%) CMS
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (25.00%) Open Source
8 1 (12.50%) Ajax
8 1 (12.50%) Marketing
8 1 (12.50%) Degree
8 1 (12.50%) Linux
8 1 (12.50%) Apache
8 1 (12.50%) Social Media
8 1 (12.50%) Facebook
8 1 (12.50%) Twitter

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (37.50%) Joomla!
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) CSS3
3 4 (50.00%) Sass
3 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) LAMP
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SEO
2 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter