Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 6 months to 23 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 187 159
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 +3
Contract jobs citing WordPress 14 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.92% 2.35% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 18
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +19.40% +28.85%
10th Percentile £129 £175 £184
90th Percentile £438 £403 £335
England median daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £100.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -58.90% +94.67%

WordPress is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 730 1064 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.08% 17.20% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 618 427
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £207 £238 £233
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% -11.64% -
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.60 £11.04
90th Percentile £42.20 £24.00 £33.55
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WordPress in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

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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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 9 £325 - 3
Shropshire +14 1 £215 -42.67% 2
Warwickshire 0 1 £325 -19.75% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £125 - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 11 (78.57%) CSS
1 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 10 (71.43%) PHP
3 9 (64.29%) Web Development
4 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) HTML5
6 5 (35.71%) CSS3
6 5 (35.71%) jQuery
6 5 (35.71%) Front End Development
7 4 (28.57%) Sass
7 4 (28.57%) MySQL
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) Java
8 3 (21.43%) Advertising
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) LESS
8 3 (21.43%) Laravel
8 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (21.43%) User Experience
9 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (14.29%) Drupal
9 2 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (14.29%) Ajax
9 2 (14.29%) Marketing
9 2 (14.29%) Git (software)

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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 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (7.14%) DNN
2 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) MailChimp
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) DotNetNuke Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Web Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Symfony Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) CSS
1 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
3 5 (35.71%) CSS3
3 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) Sass
5 3 (21.43%) Laravel
5 3 (21.43%) LESS
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Ajax
7 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
7 1 (7.14%) Django
7 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
7 1 (7.14%) React
7 1 (7.14%) RESTful
7 1 (7.14%) Symfony
7 1 (7.14%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Web Development
2 5 (35.71%) Front End Development
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Microservices
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Progressive Web App
5 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PHP
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) PHP 4
5 1 (7.14%) PHP 5
5 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSA
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) Sophos
1 2 (14.29%) Sun
1 2 (14.29%) Veeam
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper