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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 133 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Contract jobs citing WordPress 16 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.44% 0.039%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.83% 2.71% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 1
Median daily rate £300 £265 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +35.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £36.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-58.90% +151.72%
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
566 406 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.47% 16.16% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 234 223
Median daily rate £400 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.98 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.04 £33.55 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 September 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 September 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
Birmingham -9 3 £450 +69.81% 4
Warwickshire -3 2 £405 +29.60% 1
Shropshire - 2 £375 - 1
Staffordshire -2 1 £275 +1.85% 1
Coventry - 1 £325 - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 20 (86.96%) PHP
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 19 (82.61%) CSS
3 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (65.22%) Web Development
5 11 (47.83%) HTML5
6 10 (43.48%) MySQL
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (34.78%) CMS
8 7 (30.43%) .NET
8 7 (30.43%) Front End Development
9 6 (26.09%) CSS3
9 6 (26.09%) MVC
10 5 (21.74%) C#
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) jQuery
11 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
11 4 (17.39%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (17.39%) CRM
11 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
11 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (17.39%) Electronics
12 3 (13.04%) TDD
12 3 (13.04%) ERP
12 3 (13.04%) Java
12 3 (13.04%) Digital Media
12 3 (13.04%) Network Security
13 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
13 2 (8.70%) RESTful
13 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (34.78%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Joomla!
3 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Acrobat
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.35%) InDesign
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) MySQL
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.35%) PhpStorm
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) PHP Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (21.74%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (21.74%) HTML Developer
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (17.39%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Creative Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead PHP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Creative Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Designer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 19 (82.61%) CSS
3 11 (47.83%) HTML5
4 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 5 (21.74%) jQuery
7 4 (17.39%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (8.70%) LAMP
8 2 (8.70%) RESTful
8 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (4.35%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (4.35%) JSON
9 1 (4.35%) Laravel
9 1 (4.35%) Symfony
9 1 (4.35%) WinForms
9 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Digital Media
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Web Development
2 7 (30.43%) Front End Development
3 6 (26.09%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) API Design
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (4.35%) Kanban
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source
7 1 (4.35%) Typography
7 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) PHP
2 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) PHP 5
6 1 (4.35%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Plesk
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (4.35%) Zend