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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 122 139
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 12 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.52% 2.83% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Median daily rate £250 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £360 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £8.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +372.22% -42.85%  

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 476 494 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.46% 17.00% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 348 309
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 6 £250 - 3
Cornwall - 6 £250 -
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England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 13 (86.67%) HTML
1 13 (86.67%) PHP
1 13 (86.67%) CSS
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (73.33%) Web Development
3 10 (66.67%) HTML5
4 7 (46.67%) MySQL
5 6 (40.00%) CSS3
6 5 (33.33%) CMS
7 4 (26.67%) Web Design
7 4 (26.67%) W3C
7 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
8 3 (20.00%) Magento
8 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (20.00%) OO
8 3 (20.00%) SEO
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (13.33%) LAMP
9 2 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (13.33%) OO PHP
9 2 (13.33%) User Experience
9 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
9 2 (13.33%) Analytics
9 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 2 (13.33%) RESTful
9 2 (13.33%) Google
9 2 (13.33%) Drupal
9 2 (13.33%) jQuery
10 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing

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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 5 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Drupal
3 1 (6.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) PHP Developer
3 7 (46.67%) Web Developer
4 5 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (26.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (13.33%) Magento Developer
7 2 (13.33%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 1 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
8 1 (6.67%) MySQL Developer
8 1 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Senior WordPress Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) CSS
1 13 (86.67%) HTML
2 10 (66.67%) HTML5
3 6 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) LAMP
4 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) D3.js
5 1 (6.67%) Doctrine
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) Meteor
5 1 (6.67%) Node.js
5 1 (6.67%) React
5 1 (6.67%) XHTML
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) W3C
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Web Development
2 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
2 4 (26.67%) Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) SEO
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) OO PHP
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) PHP
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Zend