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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 89 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.18% 0.18% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.43% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £244 £250
% change year-on-year +23.07% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +372.22% -10.00%  

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 70 246 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.32% 22.26% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 153 62
Median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £570 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.39% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) LESS
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

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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 1 (100.00%) Drupal
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) LESS
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PHP