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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 159 147 127
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing WordPress 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.69% 1.52% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Median daily rate £300 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -56.52%
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
722 656 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.89% 16.88% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 356 255
Median daily rate £400 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £539 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 27
Median hourly rate £22.54 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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
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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 3 £313 +38.88% 15
Cheshire - 2 £300 - 5
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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
2 14 (70.00%) CSS
3 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) Web Development
5 7 (35.00%) Drupal
5 7 (35.00%) CMS
6 6 (30.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) Front End Development
8 4 (20.00%) LAMP
8 4 (20.00%) MySQL
8 4 (20.00%) HTML5
8 4 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
8 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (15.00%) PhoneGap
9 3 (15.00%) Node.js
9 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (15.00%) ExpressionEngine
9 3 (15.00%) Magento
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.00%) Android
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) Content Management
9 3 (15.00%) Web Design
9 3 (15.00%) DevOps
9 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (15.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
10 2 (10.00%) SOAP
10 2 (10.00%) XML

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 7 (35.00%) CMS
1 7 (35.00%) Drupal
2 3 (15.00%) ExpressionEngine
2 3 (15.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Magento
2 1 (5.00%) OpenCart
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (35.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 7 (35.00%) HTML Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (30.00%) WordPress Developer
5 5 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (20.00%) CMS Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (10.00%) Magento Developer
9 1 (5.00%) Architect
9 1 (5.00%) Designer
9 1 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
9 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
9 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) HTML
2 14 (70.00%) CSS
3 6 (30.00%) jQuery
4 4 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
4 4 (20.00%) HTML5
4 4 (20.00%) LAMP
5 3 (15.00%) PhoneGap
6 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.00%) CSS3
6 2 (10.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (5.00%) .NET
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.00%) REST
7 1 (5.00%) Symfony
7 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Web Development
2 5 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) API Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) OWASP
5 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) PHP
2 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PHP 4
3 1 (5.00%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (5.00%) Facebook
2 1 (5.00%) Google