The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Drupal skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Drupal over the 3 months to 23 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.

Drupal
England / North West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 153 148
Rank change year-on-year +44 -5  
Contract jobs citing Drupal 31 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.56% 1.32% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 4
Median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £635 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -74.28%  

Drupal 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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 410 684 619
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.50% 17.20% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 381 319
Median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 32
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Drupal
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Drupal in the North West

Drupal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Drupal in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Drupal in the North West

Drupal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Drupal in the North West over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Drupal in the North West

Drupal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Drupal in the North West

Drupal
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drupal within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +20 13 £320 -3.39% 3
Merseyside - 12 £325 - 7
Cheshire +25 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
Drupal
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Drupal 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 North West region with a requirement for Drupal.

1 33 (84.62%) PHP
2 21 (53.85%) HTML
3 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
4 14 (35.90%) CSS
5 13 (33.33%) MySQL
6 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.64%) jQuery
8 9 (23.08%) HTML5
9 8 (20.51%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (20.51%) Symfony
9 8 (20.51%) WordPress
10 7 (17.95%) Laravel
10 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
11 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (12.82%) Sass
12 4 (10.26%) SDLC
12 4 (10.26%) Magento
12 4 (10.26%) Apache Solr
12 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (10.26%) TDD
12 4 (10.26%) CMS
12 4 (10.26%) Web Development
12 4 (10.26%) Selenium
13 3 (7.69%) QA
13 3 (7.69%) Zend
13 3 (7.69%) Linux
13 3 (7.69%) OO
13 3 (7.69%) OOD
13 3 (7.69%) MVC

Drupal
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.51%) WordPress
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Solr
2 4 (10.26%) CMS
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.56%) SilverStripe
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Magento
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
1 2 (5.13%) Google Analytics
1 2 (5.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Broadband
1 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) GitLab
4 2 (5.13%) JMeter
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) Grunt
5 1 (2.56%) gulp
5 1 (2.56%) PhpStorm
General
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (82.05%) Developer
2 30 (76.92%) Drupal Developer
3 8 (20.51%) PHP Developer
4 7 (17.95%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.69%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Drupal Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Magento Developer
7 2 (5.13%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) PHP Magento Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Digital Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Integration Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) HTML
2 14 (35.90%) CSS
3 10 (25.64%) jQuery
4 9 (23.08%) HTML5
5 8 (20.51%) Symfony
6 7 (17.95%) Laravel
7 5 (12.82%) Sass
7 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.13%) Behat
8 2 (5.13%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (5.13%) LESS
9 1 (2.56%) .NET
9 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (10.26%) SDLC
2 4 (10.26%) TDD
2 4 (10.26%) Web Development
3 3 (7.69%) MVC
3 3 (7.69%) OO
3 3 (7.69%) OOD
4 2 (5.13%) Analytics
4 2 (5.13%) API Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
4 2 (5.13%) BDD
4 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.13%) Functional Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Scrum
4 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) PHP
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.13%) Kibana
1 2 (5.13%) logstash
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Plesk
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Zend
2 2 (5.13%) Google
2 2 (5.13%) Splunk
3 1 (2.56%) ATG
3 1 (2.56%) hybris
3 1 (2.56%) Kofax
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
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