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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 225 254
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 21 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.61% 2.31% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 20
Median daily rate £313 £323 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £240
% change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -4.34%  

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 1305 1605 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.86% 17.91% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1019 941
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.60% -30.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

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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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Berkshire +20 8 £300 -20.00%
East Sussex +1 6 £313 - 6
Hampshire +7 3 £288 -10.85% 5
Oxfordshire -15 3 £325 +44.44% 7
Surrey +6 1 £325 -1.51% 4
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England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 30 (68.18%) HTML
2 28 (63.64%) MySQL
3 25 (56.82%) PHP
3 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
4 24 (54.55%) CSS
5 20 (45.45%) CMS
5 20 (45.45%) Web Development
6 19 (43.18%) Linux
7 15 (34.09%) HTML5
7 15 (34.09%) SQL
8 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
9 13 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (27.27%) CSS3
10 12 (27.27%) JSON
10 12 (27.27%) jQuery
11 11 (25.00%) Drupal
11 11 (25.00%) LAMP
11 11 (25.00%) Apache
11 11 (25.00%) DevOps
12 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
12 10 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (20.45%) Puppet
13 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
14 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (18.18%) Ansible
14 8 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (18.18%) Python
14 8 (18.18%) Windows
14 8 (18.18%) Active Directory

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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 20 (45.45%) CMS
2 11 (25.00%) Apache
2 11 (25.00%) Drupal
3 1 (2.27%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (2.27%) Kentico
3 1 (2.27%) phpBB
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) GitHub
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.27%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (63.64%) MySQL
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.09%) phpMyAdmin
4 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (70.45%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) WordPress Developer
3 13 (29.55%) PHP Developer
4 9 (20.45%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 8 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 8 (18.18%) Web Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (6.82%) HTML Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Drupal Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.55%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 2 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
9 2 (4.55%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (68.18%) HTML
2 24 (54.55%) CSS
3 15 (34.09%) HTML5
4 12 (27.27%) CSS3
4 12 (27.27%) jQuery
4 12 (27.27%) JSON
5 11 (25.00%) LAMP
6 8 (18.18%) Sass
6 8 (18.18%) YAML
7 5 (11.36%) Node.js
7 5 (11.36%) XML
8 4 (9.09%) Web Services
9 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.82%) Laravel
9 3 (6.82%) Symfony
10 2 (4.55%) MEAN Stack
11 1 (2.27%) Apache Tika
11 1 (2.27%) CakePHP
11 1 (2.27%) LESS
11 1 (2.27%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) User Experience
3 4 (9.09%) Social Media
4 3 (6.82%) Photography
5 2 (4.55%) W3C
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.27%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) Windows
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Web Development
2 11 (25.00%) DevOps
3 10 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (13.64%) Web Design
6 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.36%) Content Management
7 4 (9.09%) OOP
7 4 (9.09%) Post-Production
7 4 (9.09%) Scrum
7 4 (9.09%) SEO
7 4 (9.09%) User Stories
8 3 (6.82%) API Integration
8 3 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.82%) MVC
8 3 (6.82%) OO
8 3 (6.82%) Social Media Management
9 2 (4.55%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.55%) UX Design
9 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
1 25 (56.82%) PHP
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 8 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 8 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) PHP 7
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Puppet
2 8 (18.18%) Ansible
2 8 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Piwik
3 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Rackspace
2 3 (6.82%) Zend
3 2 (4.55%) Twitter
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Pardot
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
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