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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drupal
Rank 122 120 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing Drupal 7 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.32% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.69% 1.67% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
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
414 478 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.83% 18.86% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 218 367
Average daily rate £325 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £27.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
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 10 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 +1 6 £325 +44.44% 5
Cheshire - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Drupal
England

Drupal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 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 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (94.12%) HTML
3 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
4 12 (70.59%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) CMS
6 7 (41.18%) MySQL
7 5 (29.41%) Content Management
7 5 (29.41%) Twitter
7 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (23.53%) Apache
9 3 (17.65%) OOP
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) Magento
9 3 (17.65%) Symfony
9 3 (17.65%) Zend
9 3 (17.65%) WordPress
10 2 (11.76%) Ajax
10 2 (11.76%) Web Development
10 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 2 (11.76%) Project Management
10 2 (11.76%) MVC
11 1 (5.88%) OOD
11 1 (5.88%) XHTML
11 1 (5.88%) OO
11 1 (5.88%) XML
11 1 (5.88%) Linux
11 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
11 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (5.88%) LAMP

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (47.06%) CMS
2 4 (23.53%) Apache
3 3 (17.65%) WordPress
4 1 (5.88%) Jadu
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Drupal Developer
3 6 (35.29%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 12 (70.59%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (17.65%) Symfony
6 2 (11.76%) Ajax
7 1 (5.88%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
7 1 (5.88%) Laravel
7 1 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) XHTML
7 1 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Content Management
2 3 (17.65%) OOP
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Twitter
2 3 (17.65%) Zend
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Rate: £200 - £210 per day
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