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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 111 106 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing WordPress 4 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.093% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.98% 0.58% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate
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£185 - £278
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £238 £235
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.76%
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
410 345 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.90% 16.09% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 187 145
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 26
Average hourly rate £16.63 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.80% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.89%

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
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 22 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
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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
Warwickshire - 2 £195 - 4
Staffordshire +4 1 £175 -
Coventry -3 1 £175 -
Birmingham - 1 £175 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Magento
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OOP
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) SEO
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter