The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 64 68
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.52% 0.70% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.97% 4.76% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £300 £363 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +64.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £239
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.18%  
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 Reading with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 101 126 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.60% 14.75% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 82 62
Median daily rate £368 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.66 £25.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% -25.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £25.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.39 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony
3 1 (33.33%) Zend
3 1 (33.33%) CakePHP
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) PHP Developer
1 3 (100.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
1 3 (100.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) CakePHP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Laravel
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Zend