The first table below looks at the demand for Drupal skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drupal over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Manchester 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drupal
Rank 75 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Drupal 6 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.48% 0.089% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.13% 0.45% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 20
Average daily rate
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£325 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.30 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-45.33% +36.36%
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
192 221 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.34% 19.61% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 96 138
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
Drupal
North West

Drupal
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Drupal Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Drupal
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Drupal Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Drupal
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drupal across the Manchester region.

Drupal Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Drupal
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - - - -
Drupal
North West

Drupal
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Drupal 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 Drupal.

1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
4 5 (62.50%) MySQL
4 5 (62.50%) CMS
5 4 (50.00%) Apache
5 4 (50.00%) Content Management
5 4 (50.00%) jQuery
5 4 (50.00%) Twitter
5 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (25.00%) WordPress
6 2 (25.00%) OOP
7 1 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) XHTML
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) LAMP
7 1 (12.50%) MVC
7 1 (12.50%) Magento

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Drupal 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 Drupal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) CMS
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Magento Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Twitter