The first table below looks at the demand for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 73 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing WordPress 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.83% 1.39% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £225 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £279
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
120 144 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.18% 19.17% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 64
Average daily rate £375 £325 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.96% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WordPress
North West

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WordPress across the Cheshire region.

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 1 £225 - 2
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
WordPress
North West

WordPress
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress.

1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Social Media
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Drupal
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SEO
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001