Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 86 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 -2
Contract jobs citing WordPress 9 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.72% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.14% 1.89% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Cheshire median daily rate £173 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.70% -16.67% -25.09%
10th Percentile £111 £185 £209
90th Percentile £235 £315 £358
North West median daily rate £300 £270 £269
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.47% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £36.25 - -
North West median hourly rate £36.25 - -

WordPress is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 175 212 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.92% 16.32% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 140 155
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £265
90th Percentile £555 £600 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.62% -42.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.18 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £18.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.93 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.15% -23.44% +15.80%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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
Crewe - 4 - - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £250 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £97 - 1
WordPress
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 5 (55.56%) Web Development
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) PHP
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Drupal
4 1 (11.11%) Codeception
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Gatling
4 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Ivanti
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

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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 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Codeception
2 1 (11.11%) Gatling
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Web Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
5 2 (22.22%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (22.22%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Ivanti
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) VMware