Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 152 189
Rank change year-on-year +45 +37 -26
Contract jobs citing WordPress 2 23 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.52% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.67% 3.49% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 13
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £325 £219 £180
90th Percentile £375 £469 £350
England median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.40 - £13.00

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 300 659 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.14% 14.95% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 395 516
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +1.49%
10th Percentile £307 £249 £257
90th Percentile £575 £584 £568
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +25.00% +4.92%
Median hourly rate £25.15 £20.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +22.68% -3.53% +7.24%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WordPress as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WordPress in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

WordPress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WordPress in the West Midlands.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +38 2 £350 +3.70% 3
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) LAMP
1 2 (100.00%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (100.00%) Laravel
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) webpack
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) Babel
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 7
2 1 (50.00%) Transpiler
2 1 (50.00%) Jest
2 1 (50.00%) Enzyme
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) Magento
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (50.00%) Zend
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP

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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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Magento
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Babel
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) gulp
1 1 (50.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Backend Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (100.00%) LAMP
1 2 (100.00%) Laravel
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Enzyme
2 1 (50.00%) Jest
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Transpiler
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 7
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Zend