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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WordPress
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 119 118
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing WordPress 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.45% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.99% 2.36% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £330 £220 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +35.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £250
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £9.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +372.22% -42.85%  

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 303 509 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.39% 18.89% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 260 268
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 24
Median hourly rate £20.75 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.20 £27.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WordPress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

WordPress
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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +2 1 £375 +50.00% 1
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £285 - 1
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (60.00%) PHP
2 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) Web Development
5 4 (26.67%) CMS
5 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) CodeIgniter
6 3 (20.00%) Laravel
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Intranet
7 2 (13.33%) Magento
7 2 (13.33%) RESTful
7 2 (13.33%) EPiServer
7 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 2 (13.33%) DNN
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) User Experience
7 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
8 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Compass CSS Framework
8 1 (6.67%) React
8 1 (6.67%) OpenCart
8 1 (6.67%) Drupal
8 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (6.67%) Symfony

WordPress
Top Related 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 (26.67%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) DNN
2 2 (13.33%) EPiServer
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) ColdFusion
3 1 (6.67%) Drupal
3 1 (6.67%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
2 1 (6.67%) OpenCart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Magento Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Magento Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Web Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) WordPress Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CodeIgniter
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) Laravel
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.67%) Compass CSS Framework
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) React
5 1 (6.67%) Sass
5 1 (6.67%) Symfony
5 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Content Management
3 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) PHP
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB6
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Plesk
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Zend