Period
to 27 February 2021

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 February 2021 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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 285 333
Rank change year-on-year +107 +48 -1
Contract jobs citing WordPress 11 14 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 0.91% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 25
Median daily rate £224 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.70% +16.80% -0.40%
10th Percentile £175 £144 £213
90th Percentile £280 £438 £406
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.15 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.02% -59.57% -
England median hourly rate £36.25 £10.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year +259.80% -49.63% -42.86%

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 677 1,536 2,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.24% 14.44% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 961 1,691
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £288 £240 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 92
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +10.77% -12.41%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.89 £48.70 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +34.21% +2.70% -1.07%

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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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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 February 2021. 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 +67 5 £261 -28.42% 9
Hampshire +44 4 - - 5
Oxfordshire +24 3 £261 -34.69% 3
Berkshire +58 2 - - 5
Kent - 2 £200 - 3
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England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) PHP
4 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 5 (45.45%) CSS3
5 4 (36.36%) WooCommerce
6 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
6 3 (27.27%) Drupal
6 3 (27.27%) CMS
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Automotive
7 2 (18.18%) Adobe
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Marketing
7 2 (18.18%) Web Development
7 2 (18.18%) Social Media
7 2 (18.18%) jQuery
7 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 2 (18.18%) Vue.js
7 2 (18.18%) Typography
7 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
7 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
7 2 (18.18%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (18.18%) User Experience
7 2 (18.18%) React
7 2 (18.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)

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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 3 (27.27%) CMS
1 3 (27.27%) Drupal
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe XD
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) WordPress Developer
3 3 (27.27%) PHP Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Designer
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Designer
4 2 (18.18%) Digital UX Designer
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Designer
4 2 (18.18%) Lead UX Designer
4 2 (18.18%) UI Designer
4 2 (18.18%) UI/UX Designer
4 2 (18.18%) UX Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (9.09%) Junior
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Junior PHP Developer
5 1 (9.09%) PowerPoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) CSS3
2 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) React
3 2 (18.18%) Vue.js
4 1 (9.09%) Pixi.js
4 1 (9.09%) Sass
4 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Life Science
1 2 (18.18%) Renewable Energy
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Typography
2 2 (18.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) PHP 7
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) WooCommerce
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Marketo
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft