The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Drupal skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Drupal over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

Drupal
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 134 117
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17  
Contract jobs citing Drupal 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.10% 0.59% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year - -80.43%  

Drupal 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 West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 323 512 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.86% 17.70% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 274 320
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -30.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £13.00 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

Drupal
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Drupal in the West Midlands

Drupal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Drupal in the West Midlands

Drupal
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 Drupal within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Warwickshire - 5 £375 - 2
Coventry - 4 £375 -
Birmingham +11 3 £300 - 6
Drupal
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Drupal 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 Drupal.

1 9 (40.91%) CMS
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) Middleware
3 7 (31.82%) Content Management
3 7 (31.82%) Web Development
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) MySQL
6 4 (18.18%) PaaS
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
7 3 (13.64%) BPEL
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (13.64%) SQLPlus
7 3 (13.64%) Service Management
7 3 (13.64%) Workflow
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (9.09%) Symfony
9 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project

Drupal
Co-occurring 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 9 (40.91%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (13.64%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 17 (77.27%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (9.09%) HTML Developer
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) CSS
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) Middleware
3 2 (9.09%) Symfony
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Laravel
4 1 (4.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Content Management
1 7 (31.82%) Web Development
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) BPEL
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) BDD
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) PHP
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Informatica
2 1 (4.55%) Zend