Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 167 193
Rank change year-on-year -36 +26 +17
Contract jobs citing WordPress 22 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.47% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% 3.05% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 5
South West median daily rate £275 £245 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% -10.91% +42.86%
10th Percentile £198 £193 £210
90th Percentile £314 £338 £420
England median daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year +1.56% +2.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £11.00 - -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +150.00% -58.04%

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 926 852 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.50% 15.37% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 533 700
South West median daily rate £425 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +2.70% -1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 30 32
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £27.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.30% -18.18% -15.92%
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.14 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.00 £56.95 £42.95
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.16%

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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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -12 10 £275 -10.20% 9
Somerset +1 9 £290 +5.45% 10
Cornwall -8 2 £300 +41.18% 5
Dorset - 1 £213 - 4
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England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 20 (90.91%) PHP
2 11 (50.00%) MySQL
3 10 (45.45%) HTML
4 9 (40.91%) CSS
4 9 (40.91%) CMS
4 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 8 (36.36%) Drupal
6 7 (31.82%) Web Development
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 6 (27.27%) Laravel
8 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
8 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 5 (22.73%) Magento
8 5 (22.73%) jQuery
8 5 (22.73%) React
8 5 (22.73%) WooCommerce
9 4 (18.18%) RxJS
9 4 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
9 4 (18.18%) Symfony
10 3 (13.64%) Joomla!
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) SQL
10 3 (13.64%) XML
10 3 (13.64%) OO
10 3 (13.64%) CSS3
10 3 (13.64%) User Experience
10 3 (13.64%) Handlebars
11 2 (9.09%) PHP 7

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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 9 (40.91%) CMS
2 8 (36.36%) Drupal
3 3 (13.64%) Joomla!
4 1 (4.55%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Magento
2 2 (9.09%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Redis
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Riak
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) PHP Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (18.18%) CMS Developer
4 4 (18.18%) WordPress Developer
5 3 (13.64%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Backend Developer
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) OO PHP Developer
7 1 (4.55%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) Laravel
4 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
4 5 (22.73%) HTML5
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) React
5 4 (18.18%) RxJS
5 4 (18.18%) Symfony
6 3 (13.64%) CSS3
6 3 (13.64%) Handlebars
6 3 (13.64%) XML
7 2 (9.09%) CakePHP
7 2 (9.09%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (9.09%) Node.js
7 2 (9.09%) RESTful
7 2 (9.09%) Sass
7 2 (9.09%) Twig
8 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Web Development
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) OO
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) MVC
3 2 (9.09%) OO PHP
3 2 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (4.55%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) PHP
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) PHP 5
4 2 (9.09%) PHP 7
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) Go
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) WooCommerce
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) VMware