The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress 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 WordPress over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 146 129 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -27
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.35% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.48% 2.27% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -0.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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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
676 484 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.49% 15.29% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 254 207
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 44
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WordPress
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 WordPress within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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 9 £225 -18.18% 17
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 4
Lancashire - - - - 3
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (94.74%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) HTML
2 17 (89.47%) PHP
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) Magento
5 8 (42.11%) HTML5
5 8 (42.11%) CSS3
6 7 (36.84%) jQuery
7 6 (31.58%) MySQL
8 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
9 3 (15.79%) Web Development
9 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 2 (10.53%) CMS
10 2 (10.53%) LAMP
10 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
10 2 (10.53%) Web Services
10 2 (10.53%) OO
10 2 (10.53%) Flash
10 2 (10.53%) Degree
10 2 (10.53%) Drupal
10 2 (10.53%) Web Design
10 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (10.53%) Zurb Foundation
10 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
10 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (10.53%) Facebook
10 2 (10.53%) Twitter
10 2 (10.53%) Sass
10 2 (10.53%) LESS

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) CMS
1 2 (10.53%) Drupal
1 2 (10.53%) ExpressionEngine
1 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) PHP Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (15.79%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Magento Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) CSS Developer
6 1 (5.26%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.26%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) HTML5
3 8 (42.11%) CSS3
4 7 (36.84%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.53%) Zurb Foundation
6 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
6 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (10.53%) Sass
6 2 (10.53%) LESS
6 2 (10.53%) Ember.js
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) Flash
6 2 (10.53%) LAMP
7 1 (5.26%) Symfony
7 1 (5.26%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
1 3 (15.79%) Web Development
2 2 (10.53%) Web Design
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) TDD
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Game Development
3 1 (5.26%) OO PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) PHP
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Facebook
1 2 (10.53%) Twitter
2 1 (5.26%) Zend