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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 50 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.52% 3.31% 3.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.24% 10.43% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 16
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.61% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £30.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-42.62% +34.59%
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
210 230 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.01% 31.68% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 139 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £18.95 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £107.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015, 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 30 (73.17%) HTML
2 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
2 27 (65.85%) CSS
3 25 (60.98%) MySQL
4 22 (53.66%) jQuery
5 13 (31.71%) HTML5
6 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
6 11 (26.83%) MVC
7 10 (24.39%) WordPress
7 10 (24.39%) CSS3
8 9 (21.95%) Ajax
9 8 (19.51%) Subversion
9 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
10 7 (17.07%) OOP
10 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
11 6 (14.63%) Laravel
11 6 (14.63%) Magento
11 6 (14.63%) Linux
11 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.20%) Web Development
12 5 (12.20%) Zend
12 5 (12.20%) CMS
12 5 (12.20%) Web Services
12 5 (12.20%) Adobe
12 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (9.76%) PhpStorm
13 4 (9.76%) PHP4
13 4 (9.76%) Sass
13 4 (9.76%) LESS
13 4 (9.76%) AngularJS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 (24.39%) WordPress
2 5 (12.20%) CMS
3 3 (7.32%) Drupal
4 1 (2.44%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Google App Engine
1 2 (4.88%) PaaS
1 2 (4.88%) Heroku
1 2 (4.88%) GitHub
1 2 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Telnet
1 1 (2.44%) SSH
1 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (60.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.51%) Subversion
3 4 (9.76%) PhpStorm
4 2 (4.88%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Games
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (97.56%) Developer
2 25 (60.98%) PHP Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Web Developer
4 7 (17.07%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 6 (14.63%) MySQL Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Magento Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (7.32%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) SEO Developer
8 2 (4.88%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.88%) PHP Magento Developer
8 2 (4.88%) WordPress Developer
9 1 (2.44%) OpenVMS Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior PHP Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Python Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Drupal Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (73.17%) HTML
2 27 (65.85%) CSS
3 22 (53.66%) jQuery
4 13 (31.71%) HTML5
5 10 (24.39%) CSS3
6 9 (21.95%) Ajax
7 6 (14.63%) Laravel
8 5 (12.20%) Web Services
9 4 (9.76%) Sass
9 4 (9.76%) LESS
9 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
10 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (7.32%) XHTML
10 3 (7.32%) .NET
10 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.88%) LAMP
11 2 (4.88%) XML
11 2 (4.88%) XSLT
11 2 (4.88%) WCF
11 2 (4.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Social Media
2 1 (2.44%) New Media
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) VMS
2 1 (2.44%) OpenVMS
2 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) MVC
2 7 (17.07%) OOP
2 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Web Development
4 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (9.76%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) Web Design
6 3 (7.32%) SEO
7 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.88%) OO PHP
8 1 (2.44%) API Development
8 1 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.44%) Open Source
8 1 (2.44%) Email Marketing
8 1 (2.44%) TDD
8 1 (2.44%) Content Management
8 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) PHP4
3 3 (7.32%) PHP5
4 2 (4.88%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) DCL
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Pascal
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Adobe
1 5 (12.20%) Zend
2 2 (4.88%) Facebook
2 2 (4.88%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Apple
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