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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 42 43 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing PHP 22 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.92% 2.19% 5.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.56% 6.11% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +18.18%
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
257 229 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.13% 35.89% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 164 105
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £239 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £23.50 £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 39 (86.67%) HTML
2 38 (84.44%) CSS
3 37 (82.22%) JavaScript
4 33 (73.33%) MySQL
5 17 (37.78%) Symfony
5 17 (37.78%) Zend
5 17 (37.78%) AngularJS
6 15 (33.33%) Backbone.js
7 14 (31.11%) KnockoutJS
7 14 (31.11%) Ember.js
7 14 (31.11%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (28.89%) jQuery
9 11 (24.44%) MVC
10 10 (22.22%) Magento
11 8 (17.78%) HTML5
11 8 (17.78%) Ajax
11 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
12 7 (15.56%) OOP
12 7 (15.56%) CSS3
12 7 (15.56%) PHP5
13 6 (13.33%) PHP4
13 6 (13.33%) Subversion
14 5 (11.11%) ActionScript
15 4 (8.89%) LAMP
15 4 (8.89%) Project Management
15 4 (8.89%) Web Development
16 3 (6.67%) WordPress
16 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 3 (6.67%) User Experience
16 3 (6.67%) Web Services

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (6.67%) WordPress
1 3 (6.67%) CMS
1 3 (6.67%) Drupal
2 2 (4.44%) Joomla!
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Magento
2 1 (2.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (73.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) JBehave
3 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.22%) JMeter
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (95.56%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) PHP Developer
3 14 (31.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Magento Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.22%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.22%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.22%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.22%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (2.22%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Junior
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (86.67%) HTML
2 38 (84.44%) CSS
3 17 (37.78%) Symfony
3 17 (37.78%) AngularJS
4 15 (33.33%) Backbone.js
5 14 (31.11%) KnockoutJS
5 14 (31.11%) Ember.js
6 13 (28.89%) jQuery
7 8 (17.78%) HTML5
7 8 (17.78%) Ajax
8 7 (15.56%) CSS3
9 4 (8.89%) LAMP
10 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (6.67%) Web Services
10 3 (6.67%) XML
10 3 (6.67%) CakePHP
11 2 (4.44%) XHTML
11 2 (4.44%) Sass
12 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (2.22%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) Blog
3 1 (2.22%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) MVC
2 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
3 7 (15.56%) OOP
4 4 (8.89%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Web Development
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) SEO
7 1 (2.22%) UX Design
7 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Web Application Development
7 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.22%) Time Management
7 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) OO
7 1 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (82.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.56%) PHP5
3 6 (13.33%) PHP4
4 5 (11.11%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Zend
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
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