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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drupal
Rank 125 112 126
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing Drupal 15 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.86% 2.72% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £283 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £285 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £39.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.96% +139.39%
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
525 515 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.34% 18.05% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 228 336
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 44
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -2.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £36.81 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 -10 12 £275 -21.42% 1
Lancashire -11 3 £325 +38.29% 4
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Drupal
England

Drupal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (95.45%) PHP
2 17 (77.27%) HTML
2 17 (77.27%) MySQL
2 17 (77.27%) CSS
3 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (59.09%) CMS
5 10 (45.45%) jQuery
6 9 (40.91%) Content Management
7 8 (36.36%) Apache
8 7 (31.82%) Twitter
9 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
10 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (18.18%) Magento
10 4 (18.18%) Open Source
11 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
11 3 (13.64%) Facebook
11 3 (13.64%) C
11 3 (13.64%) Subversion
11 3 (13.64%) Zend
11 3 (13.64%) Linux
12 2 (9.09%) OO
12 2 (9.09%) Project Management
12 2 (9.09%) WordPress
12 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
12 2 (9.09%) OO PHP
12 2 (9.09%) Web Development
12 2 (9.09%) Behat
13 1 (4.55%) CSS3
13 1 (4.55%) HTML5
13 1 (4.55%) Telecoms

Drupal
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (59.09%) CMS
2 8 (36.36%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) WordPress
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Behat
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) Drupal Developer
3 5 (22.73%) PHP Developer
4 4 (18.18%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Magento Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) HTML
1 17 (77.27%) CSS
2 10 (45.45%) jQuery
3 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) LAMP
4 1 (4.55%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Content Management
2 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Web Development
3 2 (9.09%) OO PHP
3 2 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) PHP
2 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) C
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Twitter
2 3 (13.64%) Zend
2 3 (13.64%) Facebook
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe