The first table below looks at the demand for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Birmingham region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 48 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.64% 0.20% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.31% 1.09% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £275 £145 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% -51.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £279
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
97 92 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.93% 18.00% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 46
Average daily rate £350 £363 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £440 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.10 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £23.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WordPress
West Midlands

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress.

1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) PHP
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
2 8 (80.00%) Magento
3 7 (70.00%) HTML5
3 7 (70.00%) CSS3
3 7 (70.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (70.00%) Adobe
3 7 (70.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (70.00%) MySQL
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (50.00%) Sass
4 5 (50.00%) SEO
4 5 (50.00%) JSON
5 3 (30.00%) CMS
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
6 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
6 2 (20.00%) Sony
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) Content Management
7 1 (10.00%) Ruby
7 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (10.00%) Perl
7 1 (10.00%) Drupal

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) UI Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) HTML5
3 7 (70.00%) CSS3
4 5 (50.00%) Sass
4 5 (50.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) SEO
2 5 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) PHP5
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Adobe
2 2 (20.00%) Sony