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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 113 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.41% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.02% 2.37% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £318 £275 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +57.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £294 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
331 422 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.04% 17.39% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 231 208
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 27
Median hourly rate £21.47 £16.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.15% +0.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £16.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £24.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +6 4 £325 +30.00% 3
Birmingham -2 3 £188 -31.81% 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 19 (76.00%) PHP
2 16 (64.00%) HTML
2 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (56.00%) Web Development
5 9 (36.00%) CMS
6 8 (32.00%) MySQL
7 7 (28.00%) jQuery
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (24.00%) HTML5
8 6 (24.00%) Front End Development
9 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) MVC
9 5 (20.00%) SQL
10 4 (16.00%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (16.00%) CSS3
10 4 (16.00%) Laravel
11 3 (12.00%) RESTful
11 3 (12.00%) Magento
11 3 (12.00%) C#
11 3 (12.00%) Java
12 2 (8.00%) XML
12 2 (8.00%) Linux
12 2 (8.00%) OO
12 2 (8.00%) Python
12 2 (8.00%) MS Access
12 2 (8.00%) CRM
12 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
12 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce

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 9 (36.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) DNN
2 2 (8.00%) Drupal
2 2 (8.00%) Joomla!
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Magento
2 1 (4.00%) OpenCart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) MySQL
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.00%) PhpStorm
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Magento Developer
4 3 (12.00%) PHP Magento Developer
4 3 (12.00%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (8.00%) HTML Developer
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ColdFusion Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Lead PHP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Web Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) CSS
1 16 (64.00%) HTML
2 7 (28.00%) jQuery
3 6 (24.00%) HTML5
4 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (16.00%) CodeIgniter
5 4 (16.00%) CSS3
5 4 (16.00%) Laravel
6 3 (12.00%) RESTful
7 2 (8.00%) LAMP
7 2 (8.00%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (8.00%) Symfony
7 2 (8.00%) XML
8 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) Node.js
8 1 (4.00%) REST
8 1 (4.00%) SOAP
8 1 (4.00%) Web Services
8 1 (4.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Web Development
2 6 (24.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) Web Design
5 1 (4.00%) API Design
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Kanban
5 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) PHP
2 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) PHP 5
6 1 (4.00%) PHP 7
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VB6
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Ektron
1 2 (8.00%) Zend