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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
England / North West
Rank 119 152 145
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -7
Contract jobs citing WordPress 14 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.44% 1.89% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 7
Median daily rate £270 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -11.11%

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
407 635 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.73% 16.58% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 367 300
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 13 £270 -6.08% 20
Merseyside - 1 £300 - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 19 (95.00%) HTML
2 18 (90.00%) PHP
2 18 (90.00%) CSS
3 14 (70.00%) MySQL
4 9 (45.00%) LAMP
4 9 (45.00%) Photoshop
5 8 (40.00%) Adobe
5 8 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 5 (25.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) CSS3
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (15.00%) CMS
8 3 (15.00%) CakePHP
8 3 (15.00%) Drupal
8 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (15.00%) Node.js
8 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (15.00%) Sass
8 3 (15.00%) MVC
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
8 3 (15.00%) Web Design
8 3 (15.00%) Web Development
9 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.00%) OO
9 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
9 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (10.00%) phpMyAdmin

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) CMS
1 3 (15.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Photoshop
2 8 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (70.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) Grunt
2 1 (5.00%) gulp
2 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (5.00%) Mocha
2 1 (5.00%) PhpStorm
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) PHP Developer
3 10 (50.00%) WordPress Developer
4 8 (40.00%) MySQL Developer
4 8 (40.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Designer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (5.00%) Linux Developer
7 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) HTML
2 18 (90.00%) CSS
3 9 (45.00%) LAMP
4 6 (30.00%) HTML5
5 5 (25.00%) CSS3
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (15.00%) CakePHP
6 3 (15.00%) Node.js
6 3 (15.00%) Sass
7 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.00%) Ajax
8 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (5.00%) Laravel
8 1 (5.00%) LESS
8 1 (5.00%) React Native
8 1 (5.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Social Media
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (15.00%) MVC
2 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (15.00%) Web Design
2 3 (15.00%) Web Development
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (5.00%) OO PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (5.00%) SEO
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) PHP
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Zend
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