Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

WordPress
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 111 108
Rank change year-on-year +29 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing WordPress 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.64% 0.21% 0.052%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.32% 1.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Cheshire median daily rate £338 £225 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +25.00% -20.00%
North West median daily rate £300 £225 £225
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £8.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year -43.33% - -

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 185 338 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.90% 18.03% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 218 104
Cheshire median daily rate £373 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +4.92% +1.67%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £210
90th Percentile £500 £541 £509
North West median daily rate £375 £386 £378
% change year-on-year -2.72% +2.12% +12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £20.89 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.61% -20.42% +55.88%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.10 £13.65
90th Percentile £33.00 £34.50 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £21.00
% change year-on-year -21.53% -2.90% +5.00%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +19 2 £394 +162.50%
Macclesfield - 2 £300 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £97 - 1
WordPress
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 6 (75.00%) PHP
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) Sass
3 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (37.50%) Front End Development
4 3 (37.50%) React
4 3 (37.50%) webpack
4 3 (37.50%) gulp
4 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) Laravel
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) CMS
4 3 (37.50%) LAMP
4 3 (37.50%) CodeIgniter
4 3 (37.50%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (25.00%) Unix

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (37.50%) CMS
1 3 (37.50%) ExpressionEngine
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) gulp
2 3 (37.50%) webpack
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (37.50%) PHP Developer
4 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) Sass
2 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (37.50%) CodeIgniter
3 3 (37.50%) CSS3
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) Laravel
3 3 (37.50%) React
4 1 (12.50%) LESS
4 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Front End Development
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Secure Coding
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware