Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 323 328
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 68 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.30% 1.56% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 34
South East median daily rate £313 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% +11.21% -4.08%
10th Percentile £238 £252 £163
90th Percentile £409 £400 £357
England median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year - +6.56% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.00
England median hourly rate £18.75 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +150.00% -58.90%

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 2,961 2,956 3,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.78% 17.68% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,783 1,764 1,792
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.31% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 105 123
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £19.34 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.46% -14.04% +21.62%
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.45 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.53% +2.56%

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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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +11 33 £300 -7.69% 16
Berkshire -3 17 £325 - 4
Kent +15 12 £300 -4.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +29 8 £300 +20.00% 6
Oxfordshire +14 8 £275 -15.38% 6
Surrey -8 8 £350 +7.69% 4
East Sussex -3 6 £313 +0.81% 3
Hampshire -21 5 £300 +50.00% 5
West Sussex -4 4 £325 -13.33% 3
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England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 53 (77.94%) JavaScript
2 51 (75.00%) PHP
3 48 (70.59%) HTML
4 44 (64.71%) CSS
5 30 (44.12%) jQuery
6 29 (42.65%) CMS
7 28 (41.18%) Git (software)
8 26 (38.24%) MySQL
9 25 (36.76%) Web Development
9 25 (36.76%) Sass
10 17 (25.00%) Front End Development
11 15 (22.06%) HTML5
12 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
13 12 (17.65%) Google
14 11 (16.18%) JSON
14 11 (16.18%) Photoshop
15 10 (14.71%) Content Management
16 9 (13.24%) CSS3
16 9 (13.24%) XML
17 8 (11.76%) Vue.js
17 8 (11.76%) PHP 7
17 8 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
17 8 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 8 (11.76%) Wireframes
17 8 (11.76%) SQL
17 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
17 8 (11.76%) Website Architecture
17 8 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
17 8 (11.76%) RESTful
17 8 (11.76%) Ajax

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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 29 (42.65%) CMS
2 5 (7.35%) Apache
2 5 (7.35%) Drupal
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.94%) Confluence
4 2 (2.94%) Joomla!
4 2 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.47%) concrete5
5 1 (1.47%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Magento
2 2 (2.94%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.47%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.47%) npm
2 1 (1.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Trello
2 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.47%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SSH
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) FTP
3 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) MySQL
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) Firebug
3 7 (10.29%) gulp
4 4 (5.88%) Grunt
5 3 (4.41%) Subversion
6 2 (2.94%) Babel
6 2 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Composer
7 1 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Advertising
2 4 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (88.24%) Developer
2 33 (48.53%) WordPress Developer
3 13 (19.12%) PHP Developer
4 12 (17.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (14.71%) Web Developer
6 9 (13.24%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Backend Developer
7 5 (7.35%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Designer
8 3 (4.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce Developer
9 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce Web Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.47%) Content Designer
10 1 (1.47%) HTML CSS Developer
10 1 (1.47%) SEO Expert
10 1 (1.47%) Web Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (70.59%) HTML
2 44 (64.71%) CSS
3 30 (44.12%) jQuery
4 25 (36.76%) Sass
5 15 (22.06%) HTML5
6 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
7 11 (16.18%) JSON
8 9 (13.24%) CSS3
8 9 (13.24%) XML
9 8 (11.76%) Ajax
9 8 (11.76%) RESTful
9 8 (11.76%) Vue.js
10 7 (10.29%) LESS
10 7 (10.29%) React
10 7 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (8.82%) Highcharts JS
11 6 (8.82%) Laravel
11 6 (8.82%) SVG
12 4 (5.88%) .NET
12 4 (5.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) User Experience
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Social Media
5 1 (1.47%) Blog
5 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Linux
2 4 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Debian
3 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Web Development
2 17 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 10 (14.71%) Content Management
4 8 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 8 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 8 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (11.76%) Website Architecture
4 8 (11.76%) Wireframes
5 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) MVC
5 7 (10.29%) SEO
5 7 (10.29%) Workflow
6 6 (8.82%) Web Design
7 4 (5.88%) Adaptive Web Design
7 4 (5.88%) Web Application Development
8 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.94%) OO
9 2 (2.94%) Open Source
9 2 (2.94%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 53 (77.94%) JavaScript
2 51 (75.00%) PHP
3 8 (11.76%) PHP 5
3 8 (11.76%) PHP 7
3 8 (11.76%) SQL
4 6 (8.82%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) ES6
7 1 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) GDPR
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Google
2 6 (8.82%) Adobe
3 4 (5.88%) WooCommerce
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.41%) Zend
5 2 (2.94%) Apple
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.94%) Volusion
6 1 (1.47%) Nintex
6 1 (1.47%) Screaming Frog
6 1 (1.47%) Xamarin