Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 322 348
Rank change year-on-year +6 +26 -28
Contract jobs citing WordPress 57 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.99% 1.54% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 31
South East median daily rate £315 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £255 £148 £213
90th Percentile £393 £450 £388
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +33.33%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22% +12.50%

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 2,866 2,597 3,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.00% 16.73% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,678 1,497 1,989
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £241
90th Percentile £575 £556 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 87 105
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +21.62% +12.12%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.52
90th Percentile £48.75 £56.75 £53.35
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%

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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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +1 43 £320 +6.67% 21
Berkshire -3 23 £325 - 6
Buckinghamshire -9 17 £250 +11.11% 7
East Sussex 0 8 £300 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -17 3 £350 +12.00% 8
Surrey -28 3 £390 +7.59% 12
Hampshire -3 1 £350 +55.56% 11
Kent -8 1 £313 -3.85%
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 6
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England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 33 (57.89%) PHP
2 25 (43.86%) HTML
3 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 24 (42.11%) CSS
4 19 (33.33%) CMS
5 17 (29.82%) jQuery
6 16 (28.07%) Web Development
7 15 (26.32%) MySQL
8 12 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (19.30%) CSS3
9 11 (19.30%) Web Services
9 11 (19.30%) LAMP
9 11 (19.30%) Finance
9 11 (19.30%) Front End Development
10 10 (17.54%) Marketing
10 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
11 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
11 9 (15.79%) Degree
12 8 (14.04%) Ajax
12 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.04%) Financial Institution
12 8 (14.04%) SQL
12 8 (14.04%) Brand Awareness
12 8 (14.04%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (14.04%) Social Media Marketing
12 8 (14.04%) Magento
12 8 (14.04%) Social Media
12 8 (14.04%) Hedge funds
13 7 (12.28%) HTML5
13 7 (12.28%) User Experience

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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 19 (33.33%) CMS
2 5 (8.77%) Drupal
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (7.02%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.75%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Magento
2 1 (1.75%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.53%) GitHub
2 2 (3.51%) Veeva
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Route 53
3 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) SMS
2 2 (3.51%) FTP
2 2 (3.51%) HTTP
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) SMTP
2 2 (3.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) MySQL
2 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.51%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) Vagrant
3 4 (7.02%) Axure RP
3 4 (7.02%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) RSpec
5 2 (3.51%) Grunt
5 2 (3.51%) gulp
5 2 (3.51%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Composer
6 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Marketing
3 8 (14.04%) Brand Awareness
3 8 (14.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (82.46%) Developer
2 23 (40.35%) WordPress Developer
3 11 (19.30%) PHP Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Web Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (10.53%) React Developer
6 5 (8.77%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Magento Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (3.51%) .NET Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.51%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.51%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) HTML
2 24 (42.11%) CSS
3 17 (29.82%) jQuery
4 12 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (19.30%) CSS3
5 11 (19.30%) LAMP
5 11 (19.30%) Web Services
6 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 8 (14.04%) Ajax
8 7 (12.28%) HTML5
8 7 (12.28%) JSON
8 7 (12.28%) Laravel
8 7 (12.28%) XML
9 4 (7.02%) .NET
9 4 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (7.02%) React
9 4 (7.02%) REST
9 4 (7.02%) RESTful
9 4 (7.02%) XHTML
10 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Hedge funds
1 8 (14.04%) Social Media
2 7 (12.28%) User Experience
3 5 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.26%) Fintech
5 1 (1.75%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Web Development
2 11 (19.30%) Front End Development
3 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (14.04%) Social Media Marketing
4 7 (12.28%) OO
4 7 (12.28%) OO PHP
5 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.77%) MVC
5 5 (8.77%) SEO
6 4 (7.02%) Scrum
7 3 (5.26%) API Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) TDD
7 3 (5.26%) Web Application Development
8 2 (3.51%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 2 (3.51%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.51%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) PHP
2 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 5 (8.77%) Ruby
5 4 (7.02%) PHP 7
6 2 (3.51%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Adobe
2 3 (5.26%) Google
3 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.51%) Twitter
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle