The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 40 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.07% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.52% 5.26% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £150 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +372.22% -42.85%  

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 46 38 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 16.37% 13.87% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 23
Median daily rate £305 £255 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.60% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £111 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.18% +10.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in Leicestershire

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress in Leicestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Leicestershire

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Leicester - 3 £150 -
WordPress
East Midlands

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
3 5 (71.43%) jQuery
4 4 (57.14%) Front End Development
5 3 (42.86%) OO PHP
5 3 (42.86%) Magento
5 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) CSS3
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Ajax
5 3 (42.86%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) Adobe
5 3 (42.86%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) Sass
6 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) React
6 2 (28.57%) gulp
7 1 (14.29%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (14.29%) Node.js
7 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
7 1 (14.29%) Grunt
7 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) gulp
2 1 (14.29%) Grunt
2 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) HTML Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (42.86%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (42.86%) PHP Developer
4 3 (42.86%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (28.57%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 1 (14.29%) AWS Developer
6 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
6 1 (14.29%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) CSS3
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Animation
1 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
1 1 (14.29%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 4 (57.14%) Front End Development
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) OO PHP
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Adobe