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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 105 107 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing WordPress 15 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.50% 1.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.87% 2.76% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Average daily rate
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£231 £450 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.61% +89.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £257 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £490 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £260 £238
% change year-on-year
-8.65% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+21.66% +23.07%
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
388 434 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.23% 18.05% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 223 166
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -28.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.28 £27.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 28 July 2015. 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
Birmingham -2 6 £231 -51.31% 3
West Bromwich - 3 £225 -
Worcestershire - 2 £214 -
Staffordshire -6 1 £238 -18.80% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £260 - 5
Coventry - 1 £238 -
Herefordshire - 1 £190 -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 33 (94.29%) HTML
2 32 (91.43%) CSS
3 31 (88.57%) PHP
4 25 (71.43%) MySQL
5 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
6 19 (54.29%) HTML5
7 18 (51.43%) jQuery
8 16 (45.71%) Joomla!
8 16 (45.71%) CSS3
8 16 (45.71%) CMS
9 14 (40.00%) LAMP
10 10 (28.57%) Linux
11 9 (25.71%) Google
12 8 (22.86%) Photoshop
13 7 (20.00%) Plesk
14 5 (14.29%) Web Development
15 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
15 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
15 4 (11.43%) New Media
16 3 (8.57%) Magento
16 3 (8.57%) Drupal
16 3 (8.57%) Web Design
16 3 (8.57%) Marketing
16 3 (8.57%) Content Management
17 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
17 2 (5.71%) Subversion
17 2 (5.71%) Adobe
17 2 (5.71%) CRM
17 2 (5.71%) Social Media
17 2 (5.71%) Sass

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 16 (45.71%) CMS
1 16 (45.71%) Joomla!
2 3 (8.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (17.14%) WordPress Developer
3 6 (17.14%) AWS Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 4 (11.43%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Designer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Magento Developer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (94.29%) HTML
2 32 (91.43%) CSS
3 19 (54.29%) HTML5
4 18 (51.43%) jQuery
5 16 (45.71%) CSS3
6 14 (40.00%) LAMP
7 2 (5.71%) Sass
7 2 (5.71%) LESS
8 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.86%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.86%) Laravel
8 1 (2.86%) RESTful
8 1 (2.86%) Ajax
8 1 (2.86%) Symfony
8 1 (2.86%) Zend Framework
8 1 (2.86%) XML
8 1 (2.86%) XSLT
8 1 (2.86%) XHTML
8 1 (2.86%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) New Media
2 2 (5.71%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Web Development
2 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.57%) Web Design
3 3 (8.57%) Content Management
4 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Workflow
5 1 (2.86%) OOP
5 1 (2.86%) OO
5 1 (2.86%) Email Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Open Source
5 1 (2.86%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (2.86%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) PHP
2 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe
3 1 (2.86%) Zend
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