The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 27 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.

WordPress
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 29 42
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.35% 2.11% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.79% 8.77% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £150 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxford with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 56 57 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.51% 24.05% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 69
Median daily rate £500 £299 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -30.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 12
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Oxford

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Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxford region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Post-Production

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
1 1 (50.00%) Joomla!
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) CMS Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Post-Production
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA