The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 106 101 90
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing WordPress 12 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.11% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.22% 0.63% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
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 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
373 315 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.69% 17.19% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 141 157
Average daily rate £330 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £54.44 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WordPress
England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 10 £275 +89.65% 2
Coventry - 1 £275 -
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) PHP
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (75.00%) jQuery
3 9 (75.00%) Magento
4 8 (66.67%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) CSS3
4 8 (66.67%) MySQL
4 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 8 (66.67%) Adobe
4 8 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (41.67%) SEO
5 5 (41.67%) CMS
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (41.67%) Sass
5 5 (41.67%) JSON
6 4 (33.33%) Web Development
7 3 (25.00%) Content Management
7 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
7 3 (25.00%) Sony
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 1 (8.33%) Open Source
8 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
8 1 (8.33%) Ruby
8 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (8.33%) Drupal

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) UI Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) jQuery
4 8 (66.67%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) CSS3
5 5 (41.67%) Sass
5 5 (41.67%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) SEO
2 5 (41.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
4 3 (25.00%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) PHP
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) PHP5
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Adobe
2 3 (25.00%) Sony