Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 172 167
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing WordPress 16 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.23% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.06% 1.68% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 19
West Midlands median daily rate £200 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +4.84% +14.81%
10th Percentile £175 £123 £175
90th Percentile £324 £443 £410
England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £100.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £29.55 £27.50
% change year-on-year -32.31% +7.44% -23.08%

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 776 653 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.87% 13.85% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 438 452
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £261 £206 £220
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.38 £12.58 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.00 £45.50 £26.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

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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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +9 8 £200 -46.67% 5
Coventry -2 2 £213 +6.25% 2
West Bromwich - 2 £200 -
Solihull - 1 £400 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £225 - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 8 (50.00%) PHP
1 8 (50.00%) Google
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 7 (43.75%) Google Tag Manager
2 7 (43.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) MySQL
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) CMS
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) Taxonomies
6 3 (18.75%) Multimedia
6 3 (18.75%) Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 3 (18.75%) SEO
6 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (18.75%) LAMP
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) cPanel
7 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 2 (12.50%) Plesk
7 2 (12.50%) Node.js
7 2 (12.50%) Laravel
7 2 (12.50%) New Media

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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 4 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) Joomla!
2 2 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Drupal
3 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.25%) InDesign
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (43.75%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (6.25%) Linode
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Extranet
1 2 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (31.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) CircleCI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
1 3 (18.75%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Remote Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (18.75%) HTML5
3 3 (18.75%) LAMP
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (12.50%) Laravel
4 2 (12.50%) LESS
4 2 (12.50%) Node.js
4 2 (12.50%) Sass
4 2 (12.50%) Symfony
4 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (12.50%) WAMP
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Taxonomies
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) New Media
3 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Blog
4 1 (6.25%) CMDB
4 1 (6.25%) EPoS
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) SEO
2 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
4 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Due Diligence
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PHP
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) cPanel
1 2 (12.50%) Plesk
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft