The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress 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 WordPress over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 82 78 65
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing WordPress 9 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.31% 4.31% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £313 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £228
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £23.00 £135.37
% change year-on-year
-56.52% -83.00%
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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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
272 232 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.48% 16.76% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 134 82
Average daily rate £375 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 12 (85.71%) PHP
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) Magento
5 5 (35.71%) MySQL
5 5 (35.71%) jQuery
6 4 (28.57%) HTML5
6 4 (28.57%) CSS3
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
7 2 (14.29%) Twitter
7 2 (14.29%) Sass
7 2 (14.29%) LESS
7 2 (14.29%) Ember.js
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (14.29%) Zurb Foundation
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) CMS
7 2 (14.29%) LAMP
8 1 (7.14%) MVC
8 1 (7.14%) SEO
8 1 (7.14%) Web Design
8 1 (7.14%) OO
8 1 (7.14%) HTTP
8 1 (7.14%) Adobe
8 1 (7.14%) Fireworks

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) PHP Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (14.29%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) jQuery
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) LAMP
4 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 2 (14.29%) Sass
4 2 (14.29%) LESS
4 2 (14.29%) Ember.js
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (14.29%) Zurb Foundation
5 1 (7.14%) Symfony
5 1 (7.14%) Laravel
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
2 1 (7.14%) TDD
2 1 (7.14%) OO
2 1 (7.14%) MVC
2 1 (7.14%) SEO
2 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) PHP
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Twitter
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Zend
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: Dependant on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago