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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
England / South East
Rank 217 234 239
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 23 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.79% 1.90% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 9
Median daily rate £360 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £175 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +372.22% -42.85%  

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1282 1631 1652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.58% 17.69% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1060 920
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 73
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £52.25 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Surrey +14 9 £375 +24.48% 3
Oxfordshire -12 7 £300 +50.00% 4
Berkshire +29 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Hampshire +7 1 - - 3
East Sussex +5 1 £210 -11.57% 4
WordPress
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (56.76%) HTML
2 20 (54.05%) CMS
3 19 (51.35%) CSS
4 18 (48.65%) MySQL
5 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
6 14 (37.84%) SQL
7 13 (35.14%) HTML5
7 13 (35.14%) CSS3
8 12 (32.43%) Web Development
8 12 (32.43%) PHP
9 11 (29.73%) Linux
10 10 (27.03%) Drupal
11 9 (24.32%) JSON
11 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
11 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
11 9 (24.32%) Content Management
12 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
12 8 (21.62%) Python
12 8 (21.62%) Windows
12 8 (21.62%) Puppet
12 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
12 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (21.62%) QA
12 8 (21.62%) YAML
12 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
12 8 (21.62%) Marketing
12 8 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (21.62%) Ansible
12 8 (21.62%) DevOps
12 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related 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 20 (54.05%) CMS
2 10 (27.03%) Drupal
3 6 (16.22%) Joomla!
4 5 (13.51%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (2.70%) Kentico
5 1 (2.70%) phpBB
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (48.65%) MySQL
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) phpMyAdmin
4 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (21.62%) Marketing
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Military
4 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) WordPress Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (16.22%) PHP Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Web Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Designer
4 5 (13.51%) Web Content Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Web Designer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Assistant
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Assistant
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Designer
6 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Web Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Website Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) HTML
2 19 (51.35%) CSS
3 13 (35.14%) CSS3
3 13 (35.14%) HTML5
4 9 (24.32%) JSON
5 8 (21.62%) YAML
6 7 (18.92%) jQuery
7 5 (13.51%) LAMP
8 4 (10.81%) XML
9 3 (8.11%) Sass
10 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
10 2 (5.41%) Node.js
11 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.70%) Ember.js
11 1 (2.70%) Laravel
11 1 (2.70%) LESS
11 1 (2.70%) Smarty
11 1 (2.70%) SOAP
11 1 (2.70%) Symfony
11 1 (2.70%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) User Experience
3 4 (10.81%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) Social Media
5 2 (5.41%) Photography
5 2 (5.41%) W3C
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.70%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 8 (21.62%) Windows
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Web Development
2 9 (24.32%) Content Management
3 8 (21.62%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (21.62%) DevOps
4 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Data Protection
5 5 (13.51%) SEO
5 5 (13.51%) Web Design
6 4 (10.81%) Document Management
6 4 (10.81%) IT Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Statistics
7 3 (8.11%) Content Writing
7 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (8.11%) Front End Development
7 3 (8.11%) OOP
7 3 (8.11%) Post-Production
7 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) PHP
4 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
4 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
4 8 (21.62%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) PHP 5
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) PMO
2 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Ansible
1 8 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (21.62%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Piwik
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Rackspace
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Twitter
3 2 (5.41%) Zend
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore