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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 99 78 74
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing WordPress 6 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.60% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.88% 3.79% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£256 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £330 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £260 £235
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+143.33% -14.28%
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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
320 211 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.00% 15.88% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 115 97
Average daily rate £403 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.91 £19.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 WordPress within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - 1 £350 - 1
Wigan - 1 £180 -
WordPress
North West

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) PHP
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) CSS3
4 6 (60.00%) HTML5
5 5 (50.00%) MySQL
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) SEO
7 3 (30.00%) Marketing
7 3 (30.00%) Drupal
8 2 (20.00%) Email Marketing
8 2 (20.00%) MS Office
8 2 (20.00%) CMS
8 2 (20.00%) jQuery
8 2 (20.00%) Magento
8 2 (20.00%) Social Media
8 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
8 2 (20.00%) Online Marketing
8 2 (20.00%) Social Media Marketing
8 2 (20.00%) Sass
8 2 (20.00%) Analytics
8 2 (20.00%) MailChimp
8 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
8 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (20.00%) Google
8 2 (20.00%) Legal
8 2 (20.00%) XHTML
8 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (10.00%) Adobe

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (30.00%) Drupal
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (10.00%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Grunt
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Editor
4 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Content Editor
4 1 (10.00%) Content Editor
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) CSS3
4 6 (60.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) XHTML
5 2 (20.00%) Sass
6 1 (10.00%) JSON
6 1 (10.00%) Symfony
6 1 (10.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SEO
2 2 (20.00%) Online Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Social Media Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Zend
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe