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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 127 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing WordPress 16 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.71% 1.67% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 8
Median daily rate £275 £238 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -48.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £271 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £276 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £6.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-64.38% +143.33%
WordPress
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
590 418 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.98% 17.01% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 230 243
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 33
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.95 £30.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WordPress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WordPress across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

WordPress Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Staffordshire +7 3 £288 +13.30%
Shropshire - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire - 2 £405 - 1
Birmingham -16 1 £140 -41.05% 4
Coventry -16 1 £325 +36.84%
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 23 (92.00%) PHP
2 21 (84.00%) HTML
3 20 (80.00%) CSS
4 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (72.00%) Web Development
5 10 (40.00%) HTML5
6 9 (36.00%) MySQL
7 8 (32.00%) .NET
7 8 (32.00%) CMS
7 8 (32.00%) Front End Development
8 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (24.00%) C#
9 6 (24.00%) MVC
10 5 (20.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.00%) CSS3
10 5 (20.00%) jQuery
11 4 (16.00%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (16.00%) Digital Media
11 4 (16.00%) Java
11 4 (16.00%) CRM
11 4 (16.00%) Electronics
12 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (12.00%) TDD
12 3 (12.00%) Joomla!
12 3 (12.00%) Python
12 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (12.00%) ERP
12 3 (12.00%) Network Security
12 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
13 2 (8.00%) Data Protection

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (32.00%) CMS
2 3 (12.00%) Joomla!
3 2 (8.00%) Drupal
4 1 (4.00%) ColdFusion
4 1 (4.00%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.00%) InDesign
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MySQL
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (96.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 5 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (8.00%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Creative Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Graduate IT Support
8 1 (4.00%) IT Support
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Creative Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering Graduate
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) HTML
2 20 (80.00%) CSS
3 10 (40.00%) HTML5
4 8 (32.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) CSS3
5 5 (20.00%) jQuery
6 4 (16.00%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 1 (4.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) LAMP
8 1 (4.00%) Node.js
8 1 (4.00%) RESTful
8 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (4.00%) Symfony
8 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Web Development
2 8 (32.00%) Front End Development
3 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) Web Design
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) Kanban
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) Typography
7 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) PHP
2 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) PHP 5
7 1 (4.00%) PHP 7
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe
1 1 (4.00%) Citrix
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (4.00%) VMware