Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 325 339
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -18
Contract jobs citing WordPress 44 54 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 1.78% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 39
South East median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.44% -8.25% +9.09%
10th Percentile £251 £163 £213
90th Percentile £400 £368 £388
England median daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year +7.44% +0.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
South East median hourly rate - £13.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.38% +196.75%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -58.90% +94.67%

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 2959 3040 3573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.58% 18.26% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1797 2130
South East median daily rate £406 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 123 117
South East median hourly rate £19.30 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.24% +21.62% +12.91%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.06
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%

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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 24 November 2017.

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 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
Thames Valley +3 35 £320 +6.67% 7
Berkshire +16 17 £325 +23.81% 3
Oxfordshire +8 9 £313 -7.41% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 9 £250 -9.09%
East Sussex -1 3 £310 +18.10% 1
Hampshire -1 3 £163 -27.78% 8
Kent -10 1 £313 +2.46%
Surrey -11 1 £325 +22.64% 5
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 1
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England

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 South East region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 31 (70.45%) PHP
2 28 (63.64%) HTML
3 25 (56.82%) CSS
4 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 22 (50.00%) MySQL
5 19 (43.18%) Git (software)
5 19 (43.18%) Web Development
6 16 (36.36%) jQuery
7 13 (29.55%) LAMP
8 12 (27.27%) Web Services
8 12 (27.27%) HTML5
8 12 (27.27%) CSS3
9 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 11 (25.00%) Front End Development
9 11 (25.00%) Ajax
10 10 (22.73%) Marketing
10 10 (22.73%) Finance
10 10 (22.73%) OO
11 9 (20.45%) Linux
11 9 (20.45%) Drupal
12 8 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (18.18%) Degree
12 8 (18.18%) JSON
12 8 (18.18%) Financial Institution
12 8 (18.18%) Subversion
12 8 (18.18%) CMS
12 8 (18.18%) Apache
12 8 (18.18%) Brand Awareness
12 8 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (18.18%) Social Media Marketing

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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 9 (20.45%) Drupal
2 8 (18.18%) Apache
2 8 (18.18%) CMS
3 5 (11.36%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) WebTrends
2 2 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.36%) GitHub
2 5 (11.36%) npm
3 3 (6.82%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Route 53
4 1 (2.27%) Trello
4 1 (2.27%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
1 1 (2.27%) SMTP
1 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (18.18%) Subversion
3 6 (13.64%) Vagrant
4 3 (6.82%) Grunt
4 3 (6.82%) gulp
5 2 (4.55%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.55%) Bower
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Composer
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
1 10 (22.73%) Marketing
2 8 (18.18%) Brand Awareness
2 8 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 4 (9.09%) Advertising
3 4 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (81.82%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) WordPress Developer
3 17 (38.64%) PHP Developer
4 11 (25.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 8 (18.18%) Drupal Developer
6 7 (15.91%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 6 (13.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (13.64%) HTML CSS Developer
7 6 (13.64%) HTML Developer
7 6 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
9 3 (6.82%) MySQL Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (6.82%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (6.82%) PHP Web Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 1 (2.27%) Full Stack Web Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Senior WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (63.64%) HTML
2 25 (56.82%) CSS
3 16 (36.36%) jQuery
4 13 (29.55%) LAMP
5 12 (27.27%) CSS3
5 12 (27.27%) HTML5
5 12 (27.27%) Web Services
6 11 (25.00%) Ajax
6 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.18%) JSON
7 8 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (15.91%) Sass
9 6 (13.64%) XML
10 5 (11.36%) Laravel
11 4 (9.09%) Node.js
11 4 (9.09%) REST
11 4 (9.09%) RESTful
12 3 (6.82%) Symfony
12 3 (6.82%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 3 (6.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Hedge funds
1 8 (18.18%) Social Media
2 5 (11.36%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) iPad
3 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Web Development
2 11 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 10 (22.73%) OO
4 8 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (18.18%) Social Media Marketing
5 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.64%) OO PHP
7 5 (11.36%) OOP
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) Web Application Development
8 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) MVC
8 4 (9.09%) SEO
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.82%) DevOps
9 3 (6.82%) Scrum
10 2 (4.55%) B2B
10 2 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) PHP
2 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.09%) Ruby
4 3 (6.82%) PHP 7
5 2 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Rackspace
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe
2 1 (2.27%) Google
2 1 (2.27%) WooCommerce