Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 189 174
Rank change year-on-year +30 -15 +24
Contract jobs citing WordPress 10 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.85% 2.04% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 11
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -38.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £183 £175 £125
90th Percentile £360 £390 £438
England median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £6.00 £18.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -68.00% -50.00% +150.00%

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 540 835 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.94% 16.48% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 468 465
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £223 £250 £211
90th Percentile £570 £563 £570
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +29.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £13.04
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.60 £42.20
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.75% +7.32% +2.50%

WordPress
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

WordPress
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

WordPress
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +2 8 £306 +53.13% 11
Coventry +11 1 £200 +45.45% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 6
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (90.00%) PHP
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
4 6 (60.00%) React
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) Web Development
6 3 (30.00%) CMS
6 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) CSS3
6 3 (30.00%) ES6
6 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (30.00%) OO PHP
6 3 (30.00%) WooCommerce
7 2 (20.00%) PostCSS
7 2 (20.00%) Sass
7 2 (20.00%) Content Management
7 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) HTML5
8 1 (10.00%) Apache Flex
8 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
8 1 (10.00%) RESTful
8 1 (10.00%) Google
8 1 (10.00%) Firebug
8 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
8 1 (10.00%) CRM
8 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce

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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 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) PostCSS
2 1 (10.00%) Firebug
2 1 (10.00%) gulp
2 1 (10.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (20.00%) React Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Web Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Web Content Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) jQuery
2 6 (60.00%) React
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) Sass
6 1 (10.00%) Apache Flex
6 1 (10.00%) Laravel
6 1 (10.00%) RESTful
6 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Contract Management
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) PHP
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) ES6
4 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) WooCommerce
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore