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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 134 97 109
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +12
Contract jobs citing WordPress 15 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.67% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.60% 4.04% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Median daily rate £275 £225 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £252 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £238 £260
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £6.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% -20.00%
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
578 396 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.25% 16.65% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 210 224
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 41
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.52 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.28 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -1 3 £288 +21.05% 3
Worcestershire -3 2 £275 +28.65%
Warwickshire -4 2 £405 +55.76% 1
Birmingham -18 2 £140 -37.77% 3
Coventry -10 1 £325 +36.84%
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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%) HTML
1 23 (92.00%) PHP
2 22 (88.00%) CSS
3 19 (76.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (64.00%) Web Development
5 10 (40.00%) CMS
6 9 (36.00%) HTML5
6 9 (36.00%) Front End Development
7 7 (28.00%) jQuery
7 7 (28.00%) MySQL
8 5 (20.00%) .NET
8 5 (20.00%) CSS3
8 5 (20.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) MVC
9 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.00%) CRM
9 4 (16.00%) Java
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
9 4 (16.00%) Joomla!
9 4 (16.00%) Digital Media
10 3 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (12.00%) Drupal
10 3 (12.00%) Network Security
10 3 (12.00%) SQL
10 3 (12.00%) ERP
10 3 (12.00%) Adobe
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.00%) TDD

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 10 (40.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.00%) Joomla!
3 3 (12.00%) 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 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.00%) Fireworks
3 1 (4.00%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) MySQL
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (24.00%) WordPress Developer
4 5 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (12.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
7 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Creative Designer
7 1 (4.00%) HTML CSS Designer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Support
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Creative Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering Graduate
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering Support
7 1 (4.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) HTML
2 22 (88.00%) CSS
3 9 (36.00%) HTML5
4 7 (28.00%) jQuery
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) CSS3
6 3 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 1 (4.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) LAMP
8 1 (4.00%) Laravel
8 1 (4.00%) Node.js
8 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (4.00%) WinForms
8 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Web Development
2 9 (36.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) Web Design
6 2 (8.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) SEO
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.00%) Information Architecture
7 1 (4.00%) Kanban
7 1 (4.00%) Open Source
7 1 (4.00%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.00%) Typography
7 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) PHP
2 19 (76.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) PHP 5
6 1 (4.00%) PHP 7
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Capita
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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