The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 127 114
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.12% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.56% 0.64% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Median daily rate £125 £100 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -66.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £100 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £100 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 273 470 445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.56% 18.16% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 287 245
Median daily rate £358 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.18% -31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Glasgow +6 5 £103 +2.50%
Edinburgh +18 1 £145 -
WordPress
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) Web Development
2 7 (70.00%) CMS
3 5 (50.00%) PHP
4 4 (40.00%) LAMP
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) CSS3
5 3 (30.00%) MODX
6 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (20.00%) Sass
6 2 (20.00%) LESS
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (20.00%) Grunt
6 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
6 2 (20.00%) EPiServer
6 2 (20.00%) Drupal
6 2 (20.00%) Content Management
6 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) Local Government
7 1 (10.00%) Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
7 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (10.00%) Web Design
7 1 (10.00%) VLE
7 1 (10.00%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (70.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) MODX
3 2 (20.00%) Drupal
3 2 (20.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (10.00%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Grunt
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) LAMP
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (20.00%) LESS
4 2 (20.00%) Sass
4 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Online Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe