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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 157 124 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.47% 2.38% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £330 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -17.14%
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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
682 505 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.77% 16.37% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 258 239
Average daily rate £416 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 -22 5 £256 -21.15% 15
Cheshire -7 4 £325 - 6
Merseyside -8 2 £148 -
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England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (93.75%) HTML
1 15 (93.75%) PHP
2 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) CSS3
4 8 (50.00%) HTML5
5 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
6 5 (31.25%) MySQL
7 4 (25.00%) Magento
7 4 (25.00%) User Experience
8 3 (18.75%) jQuery
8 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) Legal
8 3 (18.75%) Retail
9 2 (12.50%) Marketing
9 2 (12.50%) CMS
9 2 (12.50%) MVC
9 2 (12.50%) SEO
9 2 (12.50%) Symfony
9 2 (12.50%) Zend
9 2 (12.50%) Drupal
9 2 (12.50%) Sass
9 2 (12.50%) Laravel
10 1 (6.25%) Social Media Marketing
10 1 (6.25%) Eloqua
10 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
10 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
10 1 (6.25%) AngularJS

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) Drupal
2 1 (6.25%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Fireworks
1 1 (6.25%) PrintSoft PReS
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Magento
2 1 (6.25%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (37.50%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UX Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Officer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 9 (56.25%) CSS3
4 8 (50.00%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) Symfony
6 2 (12.50%) Laravel
6 2 (12.50%) Sass
7 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
7 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (6.25%) Mason
7 1 (6.25%) Visualforce
7 1 (6.25%) XHTML
7 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Email Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Online Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) OO PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) PHP
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Apex Code
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) Eloqua
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Siebel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) Google