The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing WordPress 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Application Platforms category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £251 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.42% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
77 49 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.77% 16.50% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 4
Average daily rate £375 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £13.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

WordPress
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Copywriting
1 2 (100.00%) Blog
1 2 (100.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Social Media
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Intranet
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Publishing
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (100.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Intranet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Content Editor
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Content Editor
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Editor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blog
1 2 (100.00%) Copywriting
1 2 (100.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter