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 28 June 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 58 71
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.65% 1.00% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.84% 4.08% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Median daily rate £338 £275 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.72% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £239
% change year-on-year +5.26% +19.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -4.34%  

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 141 147 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 22.89% 24.54% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 105 121
Median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.56% -36.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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

WordPress
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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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 28 June 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 -3 3 £350 +57.30% 2
WordPress
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (81.82%) Web Development
3 8 (72.73%) PHP
3 8 (72.73%) CSS
4 6 (54.55%) MySQL
4 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 5 (45.45%) CSS3
5 5 (45.45%) jQuery
5 5 (45.45%) HTML5
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) Apache
5 5 (45.45%) LAMP
6 4 (36.36%) OOP
6 4 (36.36%) Web Design
6 4 (36.36%) XML
6 4 (36.36%) phpMyAdmin
6 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (27.27%) User Stories
7 3 (27.27%) User Experience
7 3 (27.27%) Post-Production
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) QA
7 3 (27.27%) Symfony
7 3 (27.27%) Drupal
8 2 (18.18%) Ruby
8 2 (18.18%) Photography
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) Subversion

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Co-occurring 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 5 (45.45%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) PHP Developer
3 6 (54.55%) WordPress Developer
4 5 (45.45%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Analyst
6 2 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (18.18%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (18.18%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 2 (18.18%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
7 1 (9.09%) MySQL Developer
7 1 (9.09%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 1 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
3 5 (45.45%) LAMP
4 4 (36.36%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Symfony
6 2 (18.18%) Laravel
6 2 (18.18%) Node.js
7 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Photography
2 2 (18.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) OOP
2 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (36.36%) Web Design
3 3 (27.27%) Post-Production
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Social Media Management
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PHP
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Zend