The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 42 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 21 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.88% 3.60% 3.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.86% 10.34% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +30.95%
PHP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
237 232 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.47% 34.83% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 160 114
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £175.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Birmingham region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Birmingham region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP.

1 48 (84.21%) HTML
2 47 (82.46%) JavaScript
3 38 (66.67%) CSS
4 34 (59.65%) MySQL
5 19 (33.33%) Magento
6 17 (29.82%) jQuery
6 17 (29.82%) E-Commerce
7 15 (26.32%) Ajax
7 15 (26.32%) HTML5
7 15 (26.32%) CSS3
8 11 (19.30%) Symfony
8 11 (19.30%) SQL
8 11 (19.30%) XML
9 9 (15.79%) UNIX
9 9 (15.79%) JSP
9 9 (15.79%) Migration
9 9 (15.79%) CGI
9 9 (15.79%) Control-M
9 9 (15.79%) Zend
9 9 (15.79%) WordPress
9 9 (15.79%) Web 2.0
9 9 (15.79%) Backbone.js
9 9 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
9 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
10 8 (14.04%) Sass
10 8 (14.04%) Ember.js
10 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (14.04%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (14.04%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (14.04%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.79%) WordPress
2 6 (10.53%) CMS
3 2 (3.51%) Drupal
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Magento
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Extranet
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (59.65%) MySQL
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.77%) Informix
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) JMeter
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.75%) Selenium
2 1 (1.75%) JBehave
2 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) RubyGems
2 1 (1.75%) Grunt
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
2 4 (7.02%) Games
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (87.72%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) PHP Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Magento Developer
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Web Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (8.77%) UNIX Developer
8 4 (7.02%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Front-End Web Developer
11 1 (1.75%) Consultant
11 1 (1.75%) Applications Developer
11 1 (1.75%) Tester
11 1 (1.75%) Junior
11 1 (1.75%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.75%) Oracle Developer
11 1 (1.75%) Senior Software Engineer
11 1 (1.75%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.75%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (84.21%) HTML
2 38 (66.67%) CSS
3 17 (29.82%) jQuery
4 15 (26.32%) Ajax
4 15 (26.32%) HTML5
4 15 (26.32%) CSS3
5 11 (19.30%) Symfony
5 11 (19.30%) XML
6 9 (15.79%) JSP
6 9 (15.79%) CGI
6 9 (15.79%) Backbone.js
6 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 8 (14.04%) Sass
7 8 (14.04%) Ember.js
7 8 (14.04%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (8.77%) JSON
9 4 (7.02%) CakePHP
10 3 (5.26%) LAMP
11 2 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (3.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Web 2.0
2 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.26%) Open Source
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) UNIX
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Fedora
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) E-Commerce
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 9 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 8 (14.04%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (14.04%) Web Development
3 8 (14.04%) MVC
4 7 (12.28%) SEO
5 6 (10.53%) OOP
6 4 (7.02%) OO
7 3 (5.26%) Web Design
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (3.51%) TDD
8 2 (3.51%) Content Management
8 2 (3.51%) Scrum
8 2 (3.51%) CRM
9 1 (1.75%) ETL
9 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.75%) Process Management
9 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (82.46%) JavaScript
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) PHP5
4 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 5 (8.77%) PHP4
6 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) ActionScript
7 3 (5.26%) Ruby
8 2 (3.51%) Scala
8 2 (3.51%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Control-M
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Zend
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) Adobe
4 5 (8.77%) Sybase
5 4 (7.02%) BMC
6 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.51%) Sony
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 2 (3.51%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.75%) iRise
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