The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 27 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.91% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.02% 2.56% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £345 £175 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.14% -30.00%  
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 Somerset with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 57 39 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 27.27% 15.98% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 43
Median daily rate £388 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 15
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +19.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Somerset

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Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bath +7 4 £345 +97.14%
WordPress
South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Somerset region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Magento
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree