The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Drupal
Rank 157 152 137
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Drupal 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 0.90% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £335 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-80.43% +22.66%
Drupal
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
737 669 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.33% 17.23% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 365 251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £25.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drupal across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Drupal Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 7 £325 - 3
Manchester -10 3 £331 +20.45% 6
Drupal
England

Drupal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) HTML
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 9 (56.25%) PHP
5 7 (43.75%) Intranet
5 7 (43.75%) CMS
5 7 (43.75%) WordPress
6 5 (31.25%) LAMP
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) Web Development
7 4 (25.00%) Content Management
7 4 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) Node.js
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Skype
8 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
8 3 (18.75%) Records Management
8 3 (18.75%) Office 365
8 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (18.75%) PhoneGap
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (18.75%) DevOps
8 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (18.75%) HTML5
8 3 (18.75%) Android
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Publishing

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (43.75%) CMS
1 7 (43.75%) WordPress
2 4 (25.00%) Node.js
3 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
4 1 (6.25%) GeoServer
4 1 (6.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Intranet
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) Skype
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) PHP Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 3 (18.75%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Technical Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (12.50%) Magento Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Drupal Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Digital Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Web Designer
6 1 (6.25%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) LAMP
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) PhoneGap
6 2 (12.50%) CSS3
7 1 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
7 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
7 1 (6.25%) React
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (6.25%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (6.25%) Web Services
7 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Content Management
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (25.00%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (18.75%) Records Management
2 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 9 (56.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) PHP 5
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe
1 2 (12.50%) BT
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) ESRI
2 1 (6.25%) Zend