The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.46% 0.62% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.41% 3.57% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £188 £248 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +52.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.16% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
88 112 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.56% 17.26% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 62
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.52% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +16.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WordPress across the Birmingham region.

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the Birmingham region.

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) PHP
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) MySQL
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) CMS
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) Magento
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
6 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Compass CSS Framework
6 1 (14.29%) API Design
6 1 (14.29%) PhpStorm
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
6 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (14.29%) Sass
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
6 1 (14.29%) Plesk
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) LAMP
6 1 (14.29%) Zend
6 1 (14.29%) Zend Framework

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
1 1 (14.29%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Magento Developer
3 2 (28.57%) PHP Magento Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead PHP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Compass CSS Framework
3 1 (14.29%) LAMP
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) API Design
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Plesk
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Zend