The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.63% - 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.13% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 64 52 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.19% 16.51% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 31
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £274 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.49 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.92% -10.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Merseyside

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 2 £300 - 1
WordPress
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (50.00%) Chai
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (50.00%) React
2 1 (50.00%) webpack
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) gulp
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (50.00%) Mocha
1 1 (50.00%) Sinon.JS
1 1 (50.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (50.00%) Chai
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) React
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe