The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 96 91
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.57% 2.70% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £300 £225 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £239
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -4.34%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 196 259 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.35% 14.66% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 154 173
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £36.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 22 (88.00%) HTML
2 20 (80.00%) PHP
3 19 (76.00%) CSS
4 13 (52.00%) HTML5
5 11 (44.00%) Photoshop
6 10 (40.00%) Adobe
6 10 (40.00%) jQuery
6 10 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (40.00%) Front End Development
7 9 (36.00%) Drupal
7 9 (36.00%) CSS3
7 9 (36.00%) LAMP
8 7 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (28.00%) Web Design
8 7 (28.00%) MySQL
8 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (24.00%) Performance Optimisation
9 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (20.00%) User Experience
11 4 (16.00%) Grunt
11 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
11 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
11 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (16.00%) Sass
11 4 (16.00%) Node.js
11 4 (16.00%) TDD
11 4 (16.00%) Web Development
12 3 (12.00%) Degree
12 3 (12.00%) CMS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (36.00%) Drupal
2 3 (12.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) Joomla!
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Photoshop
2 10 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Grunt
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) gulp
2 3 (12.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (12.00%) Mocha
3 2 (8.00%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) PhpStorm
General
1 2 (8.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) WordPress Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Drupal Developer
4 7 (28.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (28.00%) PHP Developer
4 7 (28.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 6 (24.00%) MySQL Developer
5 6 (24.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Junior
6 3 (12.00%) Junior Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Graduate
7 2 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Digital Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Graduate Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (4.00%) Graduate Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Junior Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) HTML
2 19 (76.00%) CSS
3 13 (52.00%) HTML5
4 10 (40.00%) jQuery
5 9 (36.00%) CSS3
5 9 (36.00%) LAMP
6 4 (16.00%) Node.js
6 4 (16.00%) Sass
7 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (12.00%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (12.00%) React
7 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.00%) Chai
8 2 (8.00%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
9 1 (4.00%) LESS
9 1 (4.00%) React Native
9 1 (4.00%) RESTful
9 1 (4.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) User Experience
2 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.00%) Photography
3 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 7 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (28.00%) Web Design
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (16.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.00%) Web Development
4 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (4.00%) Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) PHP
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Adobe
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Negotiable
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