Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 324 315
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 +30
Contract jobs citing WordPress 82 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.91% 1.66% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 40 54
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.93% -2.27%
10th Percentile £250 £207 £175
90th Percentile £394 £400 £388
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South East median hourly rate - - £9.00
England median hourly rate £13.00 £38.75 £9.00
% change year-on-year -66.45% +330.56% -60.00%

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 2,818 2,779 3,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.77% 17.27% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 1,606 2,193
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £281 £255 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 94 125
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.50 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.70% -9.96% -2.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £48.53 £55.55
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +18 46 £325 +8.33% 19
Berkshire +5 31 £325 +6.12% 3
West Sussex - 18 £325 - 3
Surrey -21 12 £350 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £300 - 8
Oxfordshire -5 7 £285 -5.00% 8
Kent - 3 £300 - 11
East Sussex -7 2 £250 -20.00% 11
Hampshire -18 1 £225 +12.50% 11
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England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 47 (57.32%) JavaScript
2 43 (52.44%) PHP
3 41 (50.00%) CMS
4 39 (47.56%) HTML
5 35 (42.68%) CSS
6 29 (35.37%) jQuery
7 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
7 21 (25.61%) Front End Development
8 19 (23.17%) E-Commerce
9 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
9 17 (20.73%) Sass
9 17 (20.73%) User Experience
10 16 (19.51%) Web Development
10 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (18.29%) MySQL
11 15 (18.29%) Content Management
11 15 (18.29%) HTML5
12 14 (17.07%) Marketing
12 14 (17.07%) SQL
13 12 (14.63%) Magento
13 12 (14.63%) Content Writing
14 11 (13.41%) Digital Marketing
14 11 (13.41%) Django
14 11 (13.41%) Adobe
14 11 (13.41%) Publishing
15 10 (12.20%) C#
15 10 (12.20%) Drupal
16 9 (10.98%) .NET
17 8 (9.76%) Photoshop
17 8 (9.76%) MVC

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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 (50.00%) CMS
2 10 (12.20%) Drupal
3 5 (6.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
4 3 (3.66%) Joomla!
4 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.22%) concrete5
6 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.22%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.66%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (14.63%) Magento
2 3 (3.66%) Shopify
3 1 (1.22%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.66%) GitHub
2 2 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.22%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (1.22%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.22%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.22%) npm
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) SSH
2 1 (1.22%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) Intranet
2 1 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) MySQL
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.32%) gulp
3 3 (3.66%) Grunt
4 2 (2.44%) Babel
5 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.22%) RSpec
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) Visual Composer
5 1 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 14 (17.07%) Marketing
2 11 (13.41%) Publishing
3 6 (7.32%) Finance
4 3 (3.66%) Advertising
5 2 (2.44%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (75.61%) Developer
2 28 (34.15%) WordPress Developer
3 19 (23.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (18.29%) PHP Developer
5 12 (14.63%) Designer
6 11 (13.41%) Content Designer
6 11 (13.41%) Web Content Designer
6 11 (13.41%) Web Designer
7 8 (9.76%) Digital Project Manager
7 8 (9.76%) Project Manager
8 7 (8.54%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (8.54%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Angular Developer
9 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (2.44%) .NET Project Manager
10 2 (2.44%) CMS Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (2.44%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 2 (2.44%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (47.56%) HTML
2 35 (42.68%) CSS
3 29 (35.37%) jQuery
4 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
5 17 (20.73%) Sass
6 15 (18.29%) HTML5
7 11 (13.41%) Django
8 9 (10.98%) .NET
9 8 (9.76%) Laravel
9 8 (9.76%) React
9 8 (9.76%) Vue.js
10 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
10 7 (8.54%) CSS3
10 7 (8.54%) Symfony
11 6 (7.32%) Ajax
11 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (7.32%) Highcharts JS
11 6 (7.32%) SVG
12 5 (6.10%) LESS
12 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) User Experience
2 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Fintech
3 2 (2.44%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) Blog
4 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Front End Development
2 19 (23.17%) E-Commerce
3 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.51%) Web Development
4 15 (18.29%) Content Management
5 12 (14.63%) Content Writing
6 11 (13.41%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (9.76%) MVC
8 7 (8.54%) CRM
8 7 (8.54%) Workflow
9 5 (6.10%) OOP
9 5 (6.10%) Project Management
9 5 (6.10%) Scrum
9 5 (6.10%) SEO
9 5 (6.10%) Wireframes
10 4 (4.88%) Web Application Development
10 4 (4.88%) Web Design
11 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.66%) Project Planning
11 3 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (57.32%) JavaScript
2 43 (52.44%) PHP
3 14 (17.07%) SQL
4 10 (12.20%) C#
5 4 (4.88%) Java
6 2 (2.44%) ES6
7 1 (1.22%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.22%) Ruby
7 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Adobe
2 6 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (4.88%) Google
3 4 (4.88%) WooCommerce
4 2 (2.44%) Apple
4 2 (2.44%) Volusion
5 1 (1.22%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.22%) Marketo
5 1 (1.22%) Nintex
5 1 (1.22%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.22%) Zend