Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 November 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 190 199
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing WordPress 27 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.12% 1.38% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 18
South West median daily rate £263 £275 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +42.86% +10.00%
10th Percentile £198 £201 £90
90th Percentile £345 £379 £314
England median daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year +7.44% +0.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £120.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -58.90% +94.67%

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 865 1012 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.26% 17.79% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 721 788
South West median daily rate £380 £363 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -2.82% -0.53%
10th Percentile £222 £213 £200
90th Percentile £538 £525 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -28.03% +96.25%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.95 £42.50 £46.50
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Bristol -8 10 £306 +11.36% 3
Gloucestershire +20 7 £219 -2.78% 1
Somerset 0 5 £345 -
Cornwall - 4 £213 - 1
Devon - 1 £300 - 1
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 21 (77.78%) PHP
2 16 (59.26%) HTML
2 16 (59.26%) CSS
3 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
4 13 (48.15%) Web Development
5 11 (40.74%) Magento
6 10 (37.04%) Drupal
6 10 (37.04%) MySQL
7 7 (25.93%) Java
7 7 (25.93%) Advertising
8 6 (22.22%) CMS
9 5 (18.52%) LAMP
9 5 (18.52%) MVC
10 4 (14.81%) SEO
10 4 (14.81%) Laravel
11 3 (11.11%) Zend
11 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (11.11%) OO
11 3 (11.11%) API Integration
11 3 (11.11%) OO PHP
12 2 (7.41%) Sass
12 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
12 2 (7.41%) Analytics
12 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
12 2 (7.41%) User Experience
12 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
12 2 (7.41%) Apache
12 2 (7.41%) OOP
12 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
12 2 (7.41%) Adobe

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (37.04%) Drupal
2 6 (22.22%) CMS
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) gulp
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 7 (25.93%) Advertising
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) PHP Developer
3 10 (37.04%) WordPress Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Magento Developer
4 5 (18.52%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
5 3 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.70%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.70%) MySQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) CSS
1 16 (59.26%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) LAMP
3 4 (14.81%) Laravel
4 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.41%) jQuery
4 2 (7.41%) Sass
4 2 (7.41%) Symfony
5 1 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.70%) LESS
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js
5 1 (3.70%) React
5 1 (3.70%) XHTML
5 1 (3.70%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Web Development
2 5 (18.52%) MVC
3 4 (14.81%) SEO
4 3 (11.11%) API Integration
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) OO PHP
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) OOP
5 2 (7.41%) Pay per click
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management
6 1 (3.70%) Copywriting
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) TDD
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) PHP
2 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PHP 5
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Plesk
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Zend
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
2 2 (7.41%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) EMC
3 1 (3.70%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace