The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Merseyside 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs citing WordPress 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 2.43% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £279
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
21 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.99% 12.14% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 18
Average daily rate £288 £425 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +44.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £305 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WordPress
North West

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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP