Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 177 195
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -9
Contract jobs citing WordPress 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.07% 0.82% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £345 £265 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.19% -24.29% -
10th Percentile £253 £198 £280
90th Percentile £394 £285 £400
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +150.00% -54.89% +77.33%

WordPress is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 842 855 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.71% 19.82% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 514 510
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -5.33%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 27
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £15.89 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.15
% change year-on-year - -0.74% +11.94%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 8 £350 +32.08% 3
Glasgow - 1 £225 -
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (22.22%) React
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe
5 2 (22.22%) User Experience
5 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 2 (22.22%) SMS
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 2 (22.22%) SEO
5 2 (22.22%) Content Management
5 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) RESTful
6 1 (11.11%) Social Media
6 1 (11.11%) CSS3
6 1 (11.11%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (11.11%) Ajax
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) CMS
6 1 (11.11%) OpenText
6 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

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Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SMS
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Bower
2 1 (11.11%) Grunt
2 1 (11.11%) gulp
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Content Editor
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Content Editor
4 1 (11.11%) Web Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) React
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) LESS
5 1 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (11.11%) Sass
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Motion Graphics
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (22.22%) Content Management
2 2 (22.22%) SEO
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Development
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Typography
3 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Alterian
2 1 (11.11%) OpenText
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore