The first table below looks at the demand for Drupal skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drupal over the 3 months to 30 July 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drupal
Rank 122 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Drupal 6 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.37% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.37% 2.02% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £235 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.30 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-45.33% +36.36%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
437 494 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.56% 18.25% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 228 375
Average daily rate £325 £313 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 50
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £23.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Drupal
England

Drupal
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Drupal Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Drupal
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Drupal Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Drupal
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drupal across the North West region.

Drupal Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Drupal
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Manchester -6 5 £325 +30.00% 3
Cheshire - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Drupal
England

Drupal
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Drupal 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 Drupal.

1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
3 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (71.43%) CSS
5 8 (57.14%) MySQL
5 8 (57.14%) CMS
6 7 (50.00%) jQuery
7 6 (42.86%) Content Management
8 5 (35.71%) Apache
9 4 (28.57%) Twitter
9 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (21.43%) Magento
10 3 (21.43%) WordPress
10 3 (21.43%) OOP
11 2 (14.29%) SQL
11 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 2 (14.29%) Project Management
11 2 (14.29%) Web Development
11 2 (14.29%) Symfony
11 2 (14.29%) Zend
12 1 (7.14%) Ajax
12 1 (7.14%) LAMP
12 1 (7.14%) Open Source
12 1 (7.14%) MVC
12 1 (7.14%) OOD
12 1 (7.14%) XHTML
12 1 (7.14%) OO
12 1 (7.14%) XML
12 1 (7.14%) Linux

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Drupal 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 Drupal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) CMS
2 5 (35.71%) Apache
3 3 (21.43%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Magento Developer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 10 (71.43%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (14.29%) Symfony
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) LAMP
6 1 (7.14%) XHTML
6 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Content Management
2 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Twitter
2 2 (14.29%) Zend
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