Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 331 301
Rank change year-on-year +115 -30 +14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 18 36 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.25% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.74% 1.50% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 66
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £276 £216 £263
90th Percentile £425 £469 £391
England median daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -1.41% +9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.13 - £24.09

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 1,034 2,403 2,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.40% 16.41% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 1,422 1,599
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.75%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £263
90th Percentile £607 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 88 77
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.04% -28.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.00 £11.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.95 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.60 £19.28
% change year-on-year +26.34% -3.51% -1.95%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WordPress as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WordPress in the South East.

Daily rate trend for WordPress in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WordPress in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WordPress in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WordPress in the South East.

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 27 May 2020. 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 +73 9 £400 +28.00% 4
West Sussex +39 5 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £400 - 2
Berkshire +56 3 - - 1
Hampshire +56 1 - - 2
Surrey +55 1 £138 -63.33% 1
Kent +28 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +28 1 £330 -16.19% 1
East Sussex +28 1 £263 -19.23% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 9 (50.00%) CMS
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Content Management
3 6 (33.33%) Marketing
3 6 (33.33%) Django
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) PHP
3 6 (33.33%) Docker
3 6 (33.33%) User Experience
3 6 (33.33%) Kubernetes
3 6 (33.33%) Content Writing
4 5 (27.78%) Google Tag Manager
4 5 (27.78%) Service Design
4 5 (27.78%) GCP
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) Publishing
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (27.78%) Google
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (27.78%) Project Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) B2B
5 4 (22.22%) Drupal
5 4 (22.22%) Node.js
5 4 (22.22%) React
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) ES6
6 3 (16.67%) Twig
6 3 (16.67%) Chai

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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 (50.00%) CMS
2 4 (22.22%) Drupal
3 3 (16.67%) Apache Solr
3 3 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.56%) InDesign
1 1 (5.56%) InVision
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.56%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) GCP
1 5 (27.78%) Google Tag Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Google Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 3 (16.67%) Mocha
3 2 (11.11%) CircleCI
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (33.33%) Marketing
2 5 (27.78%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Content Designer
3 5 (27.78%) Designer
4 3 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Copywriter
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead PHP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Django
2 4 (22.22%) Node.js
2 4 (22.22%) React
3 3 (16.67%) Chai
3 3 (16.67%) Enzyme
3 3 (16.67%) Jest
3 3 (16.67%) Twig
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) Laravel
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
5 1 (5.56%) LINQ
5 1 (5.56%) Symfony
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (5.56%) WinForms
5 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) User Experience
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Mindset
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Animation
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) CentOS
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Content Management
2 6 (33.33%) Content Writing
3 5 (27.78%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (27.78%) Project Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) Service Design
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) B2B
5 3 (16.67%) B2C
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Product Management
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) API Development
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (16.67%) ES6
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.56%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (11.11%) Terraform
3 1 (5.56%) cPanel
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Google
2 3 (16.67%) hybris
2 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) Mapbox
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft