The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 109 108 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing WordPress 8 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.36% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.89% 1.90% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 10
Average daily rate
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£238 £463 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% +94.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £242 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £491 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -17.14%
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England

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

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
424 473 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.05% 18.68% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 243 205
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 22
Average hourly rate £16.60 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £31.33 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WordPress across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WordPress
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WordPress Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WordPress
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WordPress Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WordPress
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 5 £231 -51.31% 4
Staffordshire -7 2 £254 -13.24% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £214 - 1
Coventry - 1 £238 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £190 - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 33 (97.06%) HTML
2 32 (94.12%) CSS
3 30 (88.24%) PHP
4 23 (67.65%) MySQL
4 23 (67.65%) JavaScript
5 18 (52.94%) HTML5
6 16 (47.06%) Joomla!
6 16 (47.06%) jQuery
6 16 (47.06%) CMS
7 15 (44.12%) CSS3
8 14 (41.18%) LAMP
9 10 (29.41%) Linux
10 9 (26.47%) Google
11 8 (23.53%) Photoshop
12 7 (20.59%) Plesk
13 6 (17.65%) Web Development
14 4 (11.76%) Marketing
14 4 (11.76%) Content Management
14 4 (11.76%) Web Design
14 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
14 4 (11.76%) New Media
15 3 (8.82%) Magento
15 3 (8.82%) Drupal
15 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
16 2 (5.88%) Adobe
16 2 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
16 2 (5.88%) Subversion
16 2 (5.88%) CRM
16 2 (5.88%) Social Media
16 2 (5.88%) Sass

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (47.06%) CMS
1 16 (47.06%) Joomla!
2 3 (8.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (67.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Grunt
General
1 4 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (94.12%) Developer
2 13 (38.24%) PHP Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
3 6 (17.65%) AWS Developer
4 4 (11.76%) PHP Web Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Designer
5 3 (8.82%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Designer
6 2 (5.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 2 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) HTML
2 32 (94.12%) CSS
3 18 (52.94%) HTML5
4 16 (47.06%) jQuery
5 15 (44.12%) CSS3
6 14 (41.18%) LAMP
7 2 (5.88%) Sass
8 1 (2.94%) LESS
8 1 (2.94%) DHTML
8 1 (2.94%) Laravel
8 1 (2.94%) RESTful
8 1 (2.94%) Ajax
8 1 (2.94%) Symfony
8 1 (2.94%) Zend Framework
8 1 (2.94%) XML
8 1 (2.94%) XSLT
8 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) New Media
2 2 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Web Development
2 4 (11.76%) Web Design
2 4 (11.76%) Content Management
3 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) OOP
5 1 (2.94%) OO
5 1 (2.94%) Email Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Open Source
5 1 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (2.94%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) PHP
2 23 (67.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Plesk
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Google
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) Zend
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