The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

WordPress
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 69 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 0.25% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.86% 1.32% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £288 £140 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.35% -41.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £140 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £140 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £240
% change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -4.34%  

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 105 152 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.10% 18.67% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 114 59
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £14.90 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WordPress in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Symfony
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) PHP 5
2 2 (50.00%) PHP 4
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) OOP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Symfony Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Symfony
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OO PHP
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP 4
2 2 (50.00%) PHP 5