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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
North West / Manchester
Rank 72 101 90
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 18 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.38% 0.28% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.41% 1.85% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Median daily rate £270 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +372.22% -42.85%  

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 214 270 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 16.37% 15.05% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 134 135
Median daily rate £375 £385 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +16.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £15.75 £40.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.62% +185.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £20.57 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £190.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

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

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in Manchester

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (95.45%) HTML
2 18 (81.82%) PHP
2 18 (81.82%) CSS
3 11 (50.00%) Photoshop
4 10 (45.45%) MySQL
4 10 (45.45%) HTML5
5 9 (40.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (40.91%) jQuery
5 9 (40.91%) Adobe
5 9 (40.91%) LAMP
6 8 (36.36%) Drupal
7 7 (31.82%) Front End Development
8 6 (27.27%) CSS3
8 6 (27.27%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (22.73%) Web Design
10 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 4 (18.18%) Sass
10 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
11 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (13.64%) Node.js
11 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (13.64%) User Experience
12 2 (9.09%) gulp
12 2 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (9.09%) Wireframes
12 2 (9.09%) Mocha
12 2 (9.09%) Jasmine

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Top Related 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 8 (36.36%) Drupal
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) Joomla!
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 9 (40.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Grunt
2 2 (9.09%) gulp
2 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 2 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (9.09%) Mocha
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) PhpStorm
3 1 (4.55%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) WordPress Developer
3 8 (36.36%) MySQL Developer
3 8 (36.36%) PHP Developer
3 8 (36.36%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 8 (36.36%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (22.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (9.09%) Junior
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Linux Developer
7 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (95.45%) HTML
2 18 (81.82%) CSS
3 10 (45.45%) HTML5
4 9 (40.91%) jQuery
4 9 (40.91%) LAMP
5 6 (27.27%) CSS3
6 4 (18.18%) Sass
7 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
7 3 (13.64%) Node.js
7 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
9 1 (4.55%) Ajax
9 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
9 1 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (4.55%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (4.55%) Laravel
9 1 (4.55%) LESS
9 1 (4.55%) React
9 1 (4.55%) RESTful
9 1 (4.55%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Front End Development
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (22.73%) Web Design
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Wireframes
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Plesk
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Zend
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