Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 181 171
Rank change year-on-year +40 -10 0
Contract jobs citing WordPress 5 17 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.14% 2.20% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 15
Median daily rate £300 £238 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -26.92% +6.56%
10th Percentile £223 £167 £155
90th Percentile £375 £458 £427
England median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.45 £20.00 £29.55
% change year-on-year -22.74% -32.31% -15.59%

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 439 774 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.67% 15.60% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 448 452
Median daily rate £427 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.49% +0.13%
10th Percentile £251 £248 £250
90th Percentile £550 £560 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 16
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -25.93% +5.19%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.38 £11.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.35 £30.41
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.64% -1.29% -2.56%

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WordPress in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WordPress in the West Midlands

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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 1 April 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 +12 3 £350 +21.74% 4
Coventry +21 2 £300 +26.32% 1
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 2 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Laravel
4 1 (20.00%) Sass
4 1 (20.00%) LESS
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
4 1 (20.00%) Magento
4 1 (20.00%) React
4 1 (20.00%) webpack
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) gulp
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Babel
4 1 (20.00%) PHP 7
4 1 (20.00%) BrowserStack
4 1 (20.00%) Transpiler
4 1 (20.00%) Jest
4 1 (20.00%) Enzyme
4 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

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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 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Babel
2 1 (20.00%) Grunt
2 1 (20.00%) gulp
2 1 (20.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Backend Developer
3 1 (20.00%) CakePHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Web Content Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (40.00%) Laravel
3 2 (40.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Enzyme
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Jest
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) LESS
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) React
4 1 (20.00%) Sass
4 1 (20.00%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) SEO
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Transpiler
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PHP 7
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (20.00%) Zend