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 3 months to 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 156 151
Rank change year-on-year +47 -5  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 21 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.20% 0.88% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 9
Median daily rate £300 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £235 £250
% change year-on-year +27.65% -6.00%  
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 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 404 684 623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 17.23% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 381 323
Median daily rate £360 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
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%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 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 +28 17 £288 -2.12% 9
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 3
Cheshire +29 1 - - 5
Lancashire - 1 - - 6
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England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 26 (92.86%) HTML
2 23 (82.14%) PHP
3 22 (78.57%) CSS
4 14 (50.00%) Photoshop
5 13 (46.43%) HTML5
6 12 (42.86%) Adobe
6 12 (42.86%) jQuery
7 11 (39.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (35.71%) Front End Development
8 10 (35.71%) MySQL
9 9 (32.14%) LAMP
9 9 (32.14%) CSS3
10 8 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (28.57%) Drupal
10 8 (28.57%) Web Design
11 7 (25.00%) Sass
12 6 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
12 6 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
12 6 (21.43%) User Experience
13 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (17.86%) Node.js
14 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
14 4 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
14 4 (14.29%) LESS
14 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
14 4 (14.29%) Wireframes
15 3 (10.71%) gulp

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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 8 (28.57%) Drupal
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) Joomla!
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 11 (39.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Grunt
2 3 (10.71%) gulp
2 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
2 3 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (10.71%) Mocha
3 2 (7.14%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) PhpStorm
4 1 (3.57%) webpack
General
1 2 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) WordPress Developer
3 9 (32.14%) PHP Developer
3 9 (32.14%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 8 (28.57%) Drupal Developer
4 8 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (28.57%) MySQL Developer
4 8 (28.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Junior
5 3 (10.71%) Junior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (7.14%) Web Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Junior Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) HTML
2 22 (78.57%) CSS
3 13 (46.43%) HTML5
4 12 (42.86%) jQuery
5 9 (32.14%) CSS3
5 9 (32.14%) LAMP
6 7 (25.00%) Sass
7 5 (17.86%) Node.js
7 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 4 (14.29%) LESS
9 3 (10.71%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (7.14%) Chai
10 2 (7.14%) Ionic Framework
10 2 (7.14%) React
11 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
11 1 (3.57%) React Native
11 1 (3.57%) RESTful
11 1 (3.57%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) User Experience
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Front End Development
2 8 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (28.57%) Web Design
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (14.29%) Wireframes
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) SEO
6 2 (7.14%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) A/B Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (3.57%) Cross-Platform Development
7 1 (3.57%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.57%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.57%) Open Source
7 1 (3.57%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) PHP
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Plesk
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Adobe