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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
England / North West
Rank 128 141 131
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing WordPress 7 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.60% 2.81% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 6
Median daily rate £270 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £294 £253
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +16.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
437 604 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 15.88% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 341 262
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 42 29
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +44.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 24 January 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 +6 6 £270 -6.08% 10
Cheshire +22 1 £300 - 4
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 16 (80.00%) HTML
1 16 (80.00%) PHP
1 16 (80.00%) CSS
2 12 (60.00%) MySQL
3 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) Web Development
5 6 (30.00%) LAMP
6 5 (25.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) Photoshop
6 5 (25.00%) Adobe
6 5 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (25.00%) CakePHP
7 4 (20.00%) HTML5
7 4 (20.00%) CSS3
7 4 (20.00%) CMS
7 4 (20.00%) phpMyAdmin
8 3 (15.00%) Front End Development
8 3 (15.00%) OO
8 3 (15.00%) Drupal
8 3 (15.00%) jQuery
8 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.00%) Magento
9 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (10.00%) Linux
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) Web Design
10 1 (5.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (5.00%) Prototyping

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 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) Drupal
3 1 (5.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (5.00%) Magnolia
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 5 (25.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) MySQL
2 4 (20.00%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Grunt
2 1 (5.00%) gulp
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 8 (40.00%) WordPress Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Web Developer
5 5 (25.00%) MySQL Developer
5 5 (25.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 4 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (10.00%) Designer
8 2 (10.00%) Magento Developer
9 1 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
9 1 (5.00%) HTML CSS Designer
9 1 (5.00%) Linux Developer
9 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) CSS
1 16 (80.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) LAMP
3 5 (25.00%) CakePHP
4 4 (20.00%) CSS3
4 4 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
7 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (5.00%) Flash
7 1 (5.00%) Laravel
7 1 (5.00%) Node.js
7 1 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (5.00%) Sass
7 1 (5.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Web Development
2 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 3 (15.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (15.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (10.00%) Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.00%) OO PHP
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (5.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) PHP
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Zend
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