The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 91 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.39% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 2.52% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Median daily rate £238 £286 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.03% +16.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £425 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £238
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.78%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 221 238 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 14.68% 15.49% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 151 142
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £282 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -10.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

WordPress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Northamptonshire -4 1 £225 -34.54% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 1 - - 2
Leicestershire -9 1 £250 -12.28%
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 7 (70.00%) HTML
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 6 (60.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) OO PHP
3 3 (30.00%) Magento
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) User Experience
4 2 (20.00%) React
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (20.00%) CMS
5 1 (10.00%) LiveLink
5 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (10.00%) Animation
5 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
5 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
5 1 (10.00%) Blog
5 1 (10.00%) Drupal
5 1 (10.00%) Email Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) TeamSite
5 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com

WordPress
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Drupal
2 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (10.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Magento
2 1 (10.00%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) GoToWebinar
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Grunt
2 1 (10.00%) gulp
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) WordPress Developer
2 3 (30.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (30.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
3 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Communications Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Content Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriter
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Content Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Communications Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Ajax
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (20.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) Sass
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Animation
2 1 (10.00%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) OO PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Behavioural Change
3 1 (10.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Channel Management
3 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (10.00%) Sitecore