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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 89 74 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing WordPress 8 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.63% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.94% 3.77% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -
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
272 212 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.64% 16.68% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 93
Average daily rate £339 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £12.70 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £33.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
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 30 March 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
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
WordPress
North West

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
3 12 (75.00%) PHP
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) Magento
6 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) HTML5
7 5 (31.25%) CSS3
8 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (18.75%) MySQL
10 2 (12.50%) Web Services
10 2 (12.50%) Flash
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) Web Development
10 2 (12.50%) Degree
10 2 (12.50%) LAMP
10 2 (12.50%) Node.js
10 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
10 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (12.50%) Facebook
10 2 (12.50%) Twitter
10 2 (12.50%) Sass
10 2 (12.50%) LESS
10 2 (12.50%) Ember.js
10 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (12.50%) Zurb Foundation
11 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
11 1 (6.25%) Game Development
11 1 (6.25%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (6.25%) Games

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
5 3 (18.75%) HTML Developer
5 3 (18.75%) CSS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Magento Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (12.50%) Zurb Foundation
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Flash
6 2 (12.50%) LAMP
6 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
6 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (12.50%) Sass
6 2 (12.50%) LESS
6 2 (12.50%) Ember.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (6.25%) Game Development
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) PHP
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Facebook
1 2 (12.50%) Twitter