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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 40 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing WordPress 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.48% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.57% 3.85% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£180 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £239 £260 £235
% change year-on-year
-8.17% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+39.04% +50.00%
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
56 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.43% 12.15% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 18
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £169 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Liverpool -7 2 £180 - 1
WordPress
North West

WordPress
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Grunt

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript