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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 38 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP 27 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.53% 3.55% 3.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.63% 9.91% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 10
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£375 £273 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% -2.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +20.00%
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
254 232 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.25% 35.80% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 166 123
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.27% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £25.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 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 September 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 38 (82.61%) HTML
2 37 (80.43%) CSS
3 35 (76.09%) JavaScript
4 32 (69.57%) MySQL
5 15 (32.61%) Symfony
5 15 (32.61%) Zend
6 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
7 12 (26.09%) Ember.js
7 12 (26.09%) Backbone.js
7 12 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (26.09%) Magento
8 11 (23.91%) jQuery
9 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
10 9 (19.57%) MVC
10 9 (19.57%) HTML5
11 8 (17.39%) CSS3
12 7 (15.22%) Ajax
12 7 (15.22%) OOP
13 6 (13.04%) Subversion
13 6 (13.04%) PHP5
13 6 (13.04%) PHP4
14 5 (10.87%) Web Development
14 5 (10.87%) ActionScript
15 4 (8.70%) SQL
15 4 (8.70%) Java
15 4 (8.70%) Project Management
15 4 (8.70%) CMS
15 4 (8.70%) LAMP
15 4 (8.70%) CakePHP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (8.70%) CMS
2 3 (6.52%) WordPress
3 2 (4.35%) Joomla!
3 2 (4.35%) Drupal
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Magento
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.17%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (69.57%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Subversion
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) JBehave
3 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (95.65%) Developer
2 19 (41.30%) PHP Developer
3 12 (26.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Magento Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (4.35%) PHP Magento Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Designer
7 1 (2.17%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.17%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.17%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.17%) PHP Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Web Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (82.61%) HTML
2 37 (80.43%) CSS
3 15 (32.61%) Symfony
4 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
5 12 (26.09%) Backbone.js
5 12 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
5 12 (26.09%) Ember.js
6 11 (23.91%) jQuery
7 9 (19.57%) HTML5
8 8 (17.39%) CSS3
9 7 (15.22%) Ajax
10 4 (8.70%) CakePHP
10 4 (8.70%) LAMP
11 3 (6.52%) Sass
12 2 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (4.35%) XML
12 2 (4.35%) XHTML
12 2 (4.35%) .NET
13 1 (2.17%) SOAP
13 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Social Network
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 9 (19.57%) MVC
3 7 (15.22%) OOP
4 5 (10.87%) Web Development
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) CRM
6 3 (6.52%) SEO
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.17%) TDD
8 1 (2.17%) Document Management
8 1 (2.17%) Scrum
8 1 (2.17%) ETL
8 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.17%) User Experience Design
8 1 (2.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (76.09%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.04%) PHP5
2 6 (13.04%) PHP4
3 5 (10.87%) ActionScript
4 4 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Zend
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.17%) iRise
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
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