The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 87 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WordPress 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.18% - 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.82% - 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -37.50%
WordPress
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
245 173 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.17% 17.32% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 97 49
Average daily rate £425 £404 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.84 £28.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) CMS
3 5 (71.43%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) PhoneGap
4 3 (42.86%) Drupal
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) LAMP
4 3 (42.86%) Content Management
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
5 2 (28.57%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (28.57%) Web Design
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (14.29%) Coremetrics
6 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
6 1 (14.29%) Social Media
6 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (14.29%) Adobe

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 3 (42.86%) Drupal
2 3 (42.86%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) PHP Developer
3 5 (71.43%) Web Developer
4 4 (57.14%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (28.57%) CMS Developer
5 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (28.57%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (14.29%) Designer
6 1 (14.29%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) LAMP
2 3 (42.86%) PhoneGap
3 2 (28.57%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Web Development
2 3 (42.86%) Content Management
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) Coremetrics