Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 May 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 316 322
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing WordPress 78 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.90% 1.48% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 45
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -4.35%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £175
90th Percentile £391 £475 £388
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South East median hourly rate - - £9.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £38.75 £9.00
% change year-on-year -37.83% +330.56% -10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,690 2,568 3,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.98% 16.62% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,614 1,465 2,064
South East median daily rate £430 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £458 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +6.40% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 84 106
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.78 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.28 £19.64 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.86% -1.79% +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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
Thames Valley +10 41 £325 +8.33% 17
Berkshire +5 28 £325 -7.14% 8
West Sussex - 17 £325 - 2
Surrey -24 12 £381 +1.67% 7
Buckinghamshire - 10 £300 - 3
East Sussex 0 7 £300 -4.00% 6
Oxfordshire -7 3 £350 +16.67% 6
Hampshire -8 1 £350 -22.22% 14
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England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 41 (52.56%) CMS
2 37 (47.44%) PHP
3 32 (41.03%) HTML
3 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 29 (37.18%) CSS
5 23 (29.49%) User Experience
6 21 (26.92%) jQuery
7 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (21.79%) E-Commerce
9 15 (19.23%) SQL
9 15 (19.23%) Marketing
10 14 (17.95%) Content Management
10 14 (17.95%) MySQL
10 14 (17.95%) Web Development
10 14 (17.95%) Front End Development
11 13 (16.67%) Adobe
12 12 (15.38%) Magento
12 12 (15.38%) AngularJS
13 11 (14.10%) Laravel
13 11 (14.10%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (14.10%) Django
13 11 (14.10%) Publishing
13 11 (14.10%) Content Writing
14 10 (12.82%) .NET
14 10 (12.82%) Drupal
15 8 (10.26%) C#
15 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
15 8 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (10.26%) CRM
15 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 41 (52.56%) CMS
2 10 (12.82%) Drupal
3 5 (6.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.56%) Apache
4 2 (2.56%) nginx
5 1 (1.28%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.28%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Magento
2 2 (2.56%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) GitHub
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.28%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) SMS
2 1 (1.28%) FTP
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) SMTP
2 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) MySQL
2 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.56%) FileMaker
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Axure RP
2 4 (5.13%) RSpec
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 2 (2.56%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.28%) Grunt
5 1 (1.28%) gulp
5 1 (1.28%) Xcode
General
1 15 (19.23%) Marketing
2 11 (14.10%) Publishing
3 4 (5.13%) Finance
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (74.36%) Developer
2 24 (30.77%) WordPress Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 12 (15.38%) Designer
4 12 (15.38%) PHP Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Content Designer
5 11 (14.10%) Web Content Designer
5 11 (14.10%) Web Designer
6 10 (12.82%) Digital Project Manager
6 10 (12.82%) Project Manager
7 7 (8.97%) Web Developer
8 6 (7.69%) React Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (6.41%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 4 (5.13%) .NET Project Manager
10 4 (5.13%) Angular Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Magento Developer
11 3 (3.85%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 2 (2.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (41.03%) HTML
2 29 (37.18%) CSS
3 21 (26.92%) jQuery
4 12 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 11 (14.10%) Django
5 11 (14.10%) Laravel
6 10 (12.82%) .NET
7 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
7 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (8.97%) React
8 7 (8.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (8.97%) Web Services
9 5 (6.41%) CSS3
9 5 (6.41%) HTML5
9 5 (6.41%) LAMP
10 4 (5.13%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (5.13%) Symfony
10 4 (5.13%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) User Experience
2 5 (6.41%) Fintech
2 5 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.56%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) E-Commerce
3 14 (17.95%) Content Management
3 14 (17.95%) Front End Development
3 14 (17.95%) Web Development
4 11 (14.10%) Content Writing
4 11 (14.10%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (10.26%) CRM
6 7 (8.97%) Project Management
7 6 (7.69%) MVC
7 6 (7.69%) Scrum
8 5 (6.41%) Decision-Making
8 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.41%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.41%) SEO
8 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.41%) Wireframes
9 4 (5.13%) OOP
9 4 (5.13%) TDD
10 3 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (47.44%) PHP
2 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
3 15 (19.23%) SQL
4 8 (10.26%) C#
5 6 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (3.85%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) Adobe
2 8 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.13%) Google
4 2 (2.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.28%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.28%) Marketo
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle