The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 28 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.38% 1.17% 3.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.73% 3.49% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 12
Average daily rate £275 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £177 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £410 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 172 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.54% 33.59% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 123
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 33 (70.21%) HTML
2 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
3 23 (48.94%) MySQL
4 22 (46.81%) CSS
5 16 (34.04%) jQuery
6 15 (31.91%) HTML5
6 15 (31.91%) SQL
7 14 (29.79%) CSS3
8 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
9 11 (23.40%) XML
9 11 (23.40%) Magento
10 10 (21.28%) WordPress
10 10 (21.28%) Ajax
10 10 (21.28%) E-Commerce
11 9 (19.15%) UNIX
11 9 (19.15%) OO
11 9 (19.15%) JSP
11 9 (19.15%) Control-M
11 9 (19.15%) Migration
11 9 (19.15%) CGI
11 9 (19.15%) Web 2.0
11 9 (19.15%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (17.02%) OOP
13 7 (14.89%) Adobe
13 7 (14.89%) CMS
13 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (14.89%) Sass
14 6 (12.77%) Symfony
14 6 (12.77%) Finance

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (21.28%) WordPress
2 7 (14.89%) CMS
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
4 3 (6.38%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.13%) Drupal
6 1 (2.13%) Node.js
6 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Magento
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) MySQL
2 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.64%) Informix
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.13%) Redis
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.13%) RubyGems
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Grunt
4 1 (2.13%) TextMate
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (87.23%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) PHP Developer
3 12 (25.53%) Web Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (10.64%) UNIX Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Developer
6 4 (8.51%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Business Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) PHP Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) PHP Magento Developer
8 2 (4.26%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (70.21%) HTML
2 22 (46.81%) CSS
3 16 (34.04%) jQuery
4 15 (31.91%) HTML5
5 14 (29.79%) CSS3
6 11 (23.40%) XML
7 10 (21.28%) Ajax
8 9 (19.15%) JSP
8 9 (19.15%) CGI
9 7 (14.89%) Sass
10 6 (12.77%) Symfony
11 5 (10.64%) .NET
11 5 (10.64%) Web Services
11 5 (10.64%) JSON
12 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
12 4 (8.51%) WCF
12 4 (8.51%) WPF
12 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
12 4 (8.51%) SOAP
13 3 (6.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Web 2.0
2 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) UNIX
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.13%) Fedora
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) E-Commerce
2 9 (19.15%) OO
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
2 9 (19.15%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (17.02%) OOP
4 6 (12.77%) MVC
5 5 (10.64%) OOD
5 5 (10.64%) SEO
5 5 (10.64%) Web Development
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.51%) Web Design
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.51%) RDF
6 4 (8.51%) ERP
7 3 (6.38%) Content Management
7 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) Perl
3 6 (12.77%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) PHP5
5 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (8.51%) C#
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 2 (4.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) PHP4
8 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) Control-M
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Adobe
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Sybase
4 4 (8.51%) BMC
5 2 (4.26%) Zend
5 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.26%) Sony
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.13%) iRise
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
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