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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 144 133 125
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing WordPress 16 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.57% 1.30% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 3
Average daily rate £275 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £251 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.42% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
WordPress
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
622 539 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.39% 16.77% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 293 202
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £10.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 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
Manchester -12 10 £269 -2.27% 13
Cheshire - 5 £300 - 8
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (75.00%) HTML
1 21 (75.00%) PHP
2 19 (67.86%) CSS
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (32.14%) Drupal
4 9 (32.14%) jQuery
4 9 (32.14%) HTML5
5 8 (28.57%) CMS
6 7 (25.00%) MySQL
6 7 (25.00%) CSS3
7 5 (17.86%) Content Management
7 5 (17.86%) Google
7 5 (17.86%) Web Development
7 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
7 5 (17.86%) Node.js
7 5 (17.86%) Social Media
8 4 (14.29%) Magento
8 4 (14.29%) Google Analytics
8 4 (14.29%) Analytics
8 4 (14.29%) LAMP
8 4 (14.29%) Front End Development
9 3 (10.71%) Publishing
9 3 (10.71%) Intranet
9 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 3 (10.71%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.71%) Oracle
9 3 (10.71%) Java
9 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (32.14%) Drupal
2 8 (28.57%) CMS
3 5 (17.86%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.57%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Magento
2 2 (7.14%) BigMachines
2 2 (7.14%) Eloqua
3 1 (3.57%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Google Analytics
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.14%) GitHub
2 2 (7.14%) MailChimp
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.57%) Grunt
3 1 (3.57%) gulp
General
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 14 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (21.43%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (21.43%) HTML Developer
4 6 (21.43%) WordPress Developer
5 5 (17.86%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Content Editor
7 2 (7.14%) Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.14%) Magento Developer
7 2 (7.14%) UI Developer
7 2 (7.14%) UI/UX Developer
7 2 (7.14%) UX Developer
8 1 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior UI Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior UX Designer
8 1 (3.57%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) HTML
2 19 (67.86%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) HTML5
3 9 (32.14%) jQuery
4 7 (25.00%) CSS3
5 4 (14.29%) LAMP
6 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.71%) PhoneGap
7 2 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (7.14%) Ember.js
7 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (7.14%) Mason
7 2 (7.14%) SOAP
7 2 (7.14%) Symfony
7 2 (7.14%) Visualforce
7 2 (7.14%) XHTML
7 2 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (3.57%) Laravel
8 1 (3.57%) REST
8 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
1 5 (17.86%) Social Media
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Blog
3 2 (7.14%) Copywriting
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Android
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Content Management
1 5 (17.86%) Web Development
2 4 (14.29%) Analytics
2 4 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps
3 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (10.71%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (10.71%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Email Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Online Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) OO PHP
4 2 (7.14%) SEO
4 2 (7.14%) Social Media Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) PHP
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) PHP 4
5 1 (3.57%) PHP 5
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Google
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.14%) Siebel
3 2 (7.14%) Twitter
3 2 (7.14%) Zend
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Coremetrics
4 1 (3.57%) Facebook
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