Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 196 218
Rank change year-on-year +29 +22 -26
Contract jobs citing WordPress 37 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.50% 1.99% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 24
North West median daily rate £313 £270 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.74% +0.47% -2.27%
10th Percentile £248 £167 £158
90th Percentile £388 £330 £364
England median daily rate £325 £311 £300
% change year-on-year +4.42% +3.75% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £36.25 - -
England median hourly rate £29.55 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.44% -15.38% +73.33%

WordPress is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 822 1,006 1,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.38% 16.57% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 649 796
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £225
90th Percentile £598 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 80
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -17.81% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £19.15 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

WordPress
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

WordPress
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

WordPress
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

WordPress
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 21 January 2018. 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 +21 25 £325 +20.37% 21
Cheshire +7 8 £250 - 12
Lancashire - 1 £275 - 4
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 33 (89.19%) HTML
2 32 (86.49%) CSS
3 21 (56.76%) PHP
4 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
5 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
6 15 (40.54%) MySQL
7 13 (35.14%) CMS
7 13 (35.14%) Front End Development
8 12 (32.43%) Sass
8 12 (32.43%) HTML5
9 11 (29.73%) Drupal
9 11 (29.73%) CSS3
9 11 (29.73%) AngularJS
10 10 (27.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (27.03%) jQuery
11 7 (18.92%) Web Development
11 7 (18.92%) Grunt
11 7 (18.92%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 7 (18.92%) React
12 6 (16.22%) gulp
12 6 (16.22%) Joomla!
12 6 (16.22%) Marketing
12 6 (16.22%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (13.51%) JIRA
13 5 (13.51%) Web Design
13 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (13.51%) User Experience
14 4 (10.81%) Data Analytics
14 4 (10.81%) Confluence
14 4 (10.81%) Analytics

WordPress
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 13 (35.14%) CMS
2 11 (29.73%) Drupal
3 6 (16.22%) Joomla!
4 4 (10.81%) Confluence
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.81%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (5.41%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) LaTeX
2 3 (8.11%) Camtasia
3 2 (5.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.92%) Grunt
3 6 (16.22%) gulp
4 5 (13.51%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.70%) Codeception
6 1 (2.70%) Gatling
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.22%) Marketing
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (83.78%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (18.92%) PHP Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Web Developer
4 6 (16.22%) WordPress Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Author
5 4 (10.81%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Magento Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Author
6 3 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (8.11%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Designer
7 1 (2.70%) MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.70%) UI Designer
7 1 (2.70%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (89.19%) HTML
2 32 (86.49%) CSS
3 12 (32.43%) HTML5
3 12 (32.43%) Sass
4 11 (29.73%) AngularJS
4 11 (29.73%) CSS3
5 10 (27.03%) jQuery
5 10 (27.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (18.92%) React
6 7 (18.92%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 4 (10.81%) Sphinx
7 4 (10.81%) XML
8 3 (8.11%) REST
9 1 (2.70%) D3.js
9 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.70%) LESS
9 1 (2.70%) Redux
9 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) W3C
3 1 (2.70%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Front End Development
2 7 (18.92%) Web Development
3 6 (16.22%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (13.51%) Web Design
5 4 (10.81%) Analytics
5 4 (10.81%) Content Management
5 4 (10.81%) Data Analytics
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) Wireframes
7 2 (5.41%) SEO
8 1 (2.70%) Case Management
8 1 (2.70%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) PHP
2 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) C++
3 4 (10.81%) Fortran
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Sitecore
2 3 (8.11%) hybris
3 1 (2.70%) Avaya
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft