Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 217 214
Rank change year-on-year +60 -3 -33
Contract jobs citing WordPress 43 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.02% 1.63% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 15
North West median daily rate £300 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -18.18%
10th Percentile £108 £135 £180
90th Percentile £380 £333 £283
England median daily rate £300 £300 £263
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £8.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.33% - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £9.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +330.56% -10.00% -55.56%

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 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 856 1286 1152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.10% 16.74% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 751 638
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% - +17.42%
10th Percentile £231 £228 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +4.71% +8.28% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 59 53
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% -2.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £42.35 £51.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in the North West over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in the North West

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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 WordPress in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the North West

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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 WordPress within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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
Manchester +20 25 £275 +22.22% 8
Cheshire +31 8 £338 +50.00% 6
Merseyside - 6 £300 - 3
Lancashire +15 1 - - 3
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England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 North West region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 36 (83.72%) HTML
2 32 (74.42%) CSS
3 31 (72.09%) PHP
4 27 (62.79%) HTML5
5 24 (55.81%) CSS3
5 24 (55.81%) Front End Development
6 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
7 19 (44.19%) jQuery
8 17 (39.53%) CMS
9 16 (37.21%) Drupal
10 14 (32.56%) Photoshop
11 13 (30.23%) React
12 12 (27.91%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (27.91%) LAMP
12 12 (27.91%) Adobe
12 12 (27.91%) Web Design
13 11 (25.58%) TDD
13 11 (25.58%) Adobe Illustrator
13 11 (25.58%) Sass
13 11 (25.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 10 (23.26%) User Experience
14 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
14 10 (23.26%) gulp
14 10 (23.26%) MySQL
14 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
16 8 (18.60%) Node.js
16 8 (18.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (18.60%) Mobile App
16 8 (18.60%) Mobile Application Development

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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 17 (39.53%) CMS
2 16 (37.21%) Drupal
3 7 (16.28%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (6.98%) Apache
4 3 (6.98%) Joomla!
4 3 (6.98%) Umbraco
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Photoshop
2 11 (25.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (25.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) gulp
2 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
3 8 (18.60%) Grunt
4 7 (16.28%) Jasmine
4 7 (16.28%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (16.28%) Mocha
5 6 (13.95%) Sinon.JS
6 5 (11.63%) webpack
7 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.33%) PhpStorm
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Games
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (95.35%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (27.91%) Drupal Developer
4 10 (23.26%) WordPress Developer
5 7 (16.28%) PHP Developer
6 6 (13.95%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Web Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Digital Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (9.30%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (9.30%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Junior
8 3 (6.98%) Junior Developer
9 2 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Graduate
9 2 (4.65%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) HTML
2 32 (74.42%) CSS
3 27 (62.79%) HTML5
4 24 (55.81%) CSS3
5 19 (44.19%) jQuery
6 13 (30.23%) React
7 12 (27.91%) LAMP
8 11 (25.58%) Sass
9 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
10 8 (18.60%) Node.js
10 8 (18.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (13.95%) Apache Cordova
11 6 (13.95%) Chai
11 6 (13.95%) Ionic Framework
12 5 (11.63%) LESS
13 4 (9.30%) CodeIgniter
13 4 (9.30%) Laravel
14 1 (2.33%) React Native
14 1 (2.33%) REST
14 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) User Experience
2 8 (18.60%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (2.33%) Photography
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Front End Development
2 12 (27.91%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (27.91%) Web Design
3 11 (25.58%) TDD
4 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) Mobile Application Development
5 8 (18.60%) Wireframes
6 7 (16.28%) Web Development
7 6 (13.95%) MVC
7 6 (13.95%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 2 (4.65%) Cross-Platform Development
10 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (4.65%) Secure Coding
10 2 (4.65%) SEO
11 1 (2.33%) A/B Testing
11 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
11 1 (2.33%) Email Marketing
11 1 (2.33%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) PHP
2 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Plesk
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Adobe
2 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
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