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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 45 26 46
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing PHP 19 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.48% 5.40% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.41% 15.31% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 4
Average daily rate
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£274 £275 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% +35.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £233 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
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
202 196 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.37% 35.25% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 127 99
Average daily rate £340 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 30 March 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 30 March 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 21 (72.41%) CSS
2 20 (68.97%) HTML
2 20 (68.97%) JavaScript
2 20 (68.97%) MySQL
3 15 (51.72%) jQuery
4 11 (37.93%) MVC
5 9 (31.03%) Ajax
6 8 (27.59%) OOP
7 7 (24.14%) OO
7 7 (24.14%) Drupal
7 7 (24.14%) PHP5
7 7 (24.14%) HTML5
8 6 (20.69%) CSS3
8 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
9 5 (17.24%) Linux
9 5 (17.24%) Magento
10 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
10 4 (13.79%) Yii
10 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 4 (13.79%) CMS
10 4 (13.79%) Zend
11 3 (10.34%) LAMP
11 3 (10.34%) Web Design
11 3 (10.34%) Subversion
11 3 (10.34%) Apache
11 3 (10.34%) Adobe
11 3 (10.34%) SQL
11 3 (10.34%) UNIX
11 3 (10.34%) Web Services

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (24.14%) Drupal
2 4 (13.79%) CMS
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) Heroku
1 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) PHP Developer
3 7 (24.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 6 (20.69%) MySQL Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Web Developer
5 4 (13.79%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Magento Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.45%) Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) CSS
2 20 (68.97%) HTML
3 15 (51.72%) jQuery
4 9 (31.03%) Ajax
5 7 (24.14%) HTML5
6 6 (20.69%) CSS3
7 4 (13.79%) Yii
7 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
8 3 (10.34%) Sass
8 3 (10.34%) LAMP
8 3 (10.34%) Web Services
9 2 (6.90%) XML
9 2 (6.90%) Symfony
9 2 (6.90%) LESS
9 2 (6.90%) Laravel
9 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (3.45%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (3.45%) Semantic HTML
10 1 (3.45%) WebRTC
10 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Taxonomies
1 1 (3.45%) Blog
1 1 (3.45%) Social Media
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) OOP
3 7 (24.14%) OO
4 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
4 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (10.34%) Web Design
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
6 2 (6.90%) OO PHP
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.45%) Android Development
7 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Content Management
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) PHP5
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP4
5 1 (3.45%) Scala
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) KVM
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Zend
2 3 (10.34%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.45%) Sun
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) Google
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