Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 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 West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 192 186
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6 +14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 28 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.26% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.43% 1.51% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 24
South West median daily rate £288 £275 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +18.92% +7.56%
10th Percentile £199 £177 £90
90th Percentile £366 £416 £338
England median daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +0.78% +7.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £64.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +25.00% +10.00%

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 816 928 1,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.86% 17.03% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 652 755
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.99% -6.53%
10th Percentile £236 £204 £200
90th Percentile £563 £563 £516
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 29
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £38.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% -3.18% +96.25%
10th Percentile £12.82 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.40 £50.00 £46.10
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.35
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.36% +7.50%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in the South West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 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
Bristol -5 10 £319 +15.91% 2
Wiltshire - 6 - - 5
Gloucestershire +23 5 £238 - 2
Cornwall -6 3 £213 -15.00%
Devon - 2 £344 - 5
Somerset - 2 £275 - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 25 (89.29%) PHP
2 18 (64.29%) HTML
2 18 (64.29%) CSS
3 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (35.71%) Laravel
4 10 (35.71%) Web Development
5 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 8 (28.57%) MySQL
6 6 (21.43%) Drupal
6 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 6 (21.43%) React
7 5 (17.86%) Magento
7 5 (17.86%) CMS
8 4 (14.29%) Java
8 4 (14.29%) Advertising
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Time Management
8 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (14.29%) User Experience
9 3 (10.71%) OO PHP
9 3 (10.71%) Sass
9 3 (10.71%) LESS
9 3 (10.71%) CSS3
9 3 (10.71%) HTML5
9 3 (10.71%) RESTful
9 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (10.71%) LAMP
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) TDD
9 3 (10.71%) OO

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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 6 (21.43%) Drupal
2 5 (17.86%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) IPv4
1 1 (3.57%) IPv6
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 11 (39.29%) WordPress Developer
4 6 (21.43%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Web Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (10.71%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (10.71%) HTML Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Magento Developer
8 2 (7.14%) CSS Developer
9 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.57%) PHP Web Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior PHP Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.57%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) CSS
1 18 (64.29%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) Laravel
3 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 6 (21.43%) React
4 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) HTML5
5 3 (10.71%) LAMP
5 3 (10.71%) LESS
5 3 (10.71%) RESTful
5 3 (10.71%) Sass
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) JSON
6 2 (7.14%) Symfony
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 2 (7.14%) XML
7 1 (3.57%) JSP
7 1 (3.57%) LDAP
7 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) CentOS
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Web Development
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Time Management
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) OO PHP
3 3 (10.71%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) API Testing
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Wireframes
5 1 (3.57%) API Integration
5 1 (3.57%) B2B
5 1 (3.57%) Copywriting
5 1 (3.57%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source Development
5 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.57%) SEO
5 1 (3.57%) User Stories
5 1 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) PHP
2 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe
1 2 (7.14%) Dell
1 2 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (3.57%) Dell Compellent
2 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) VMware