The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 43 64
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 7 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.27% 1.81% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.03% 9.47% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Median daily rate £300 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 116 95 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.98% 19.11% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 76 94
Median daily rate £475 £300 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -26.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £479 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Oxford -10 1 £150 -25.00% 2
WordPress
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) MySQL
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (50.00%) LAMP
3 4 (50.00%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) Post-Production
4 3 (37.50%) phpMyAdmin
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Web Design
4 3 (37.50%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Social Media
5 2 (25.00%) Photography
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Social Media Management
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
2 1 (12.50%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) WordPress Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) PHP Developer
2 3 (37.50%) PHP WordPress Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) CMS Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (12.50%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) CSS3
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Laravel
4 1 (12.50%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Photography
2 2 (25.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) OOP
2 3 (37.50%) Post-Production
2 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
2 3 (37.50%) Web Design
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Social Media Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Zend