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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 38 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing PHP 23 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.25% 4.01% 3.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.70% 12.44% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +16.20%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
215 193 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.37% 32.22% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 115 115
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.75 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
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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
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 29 July 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 47 (85.45%) HTML
2 45 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 37 (67.27%) CSS
4 30 (54.55%) MySQL
5 18 (32.73%) Magento
6 17 (30.91%) jQuery
7 16 (29.09%) E-Commerce
7 16 (29.09%) HTML5
7 16 (29.09%) CSS3
8 15 (27.27%) Ajax
9 11 (20.00%) WordPress
9 11 (20.00%) SQL
9 11 (20.00%) XML
10 9 (16.36%) CGI
10 9 (16.36%) Control-M
10 9 (16.36%) Migration
10 9 (16.36%) UNIX
10 9 (16.36%) JSP
10 9 (16.36%) Web 2.0
10 9 (16.36%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (16.36%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (14.55%) Sass
11 8 (14.55%) Web Development
11 8 (14.55%) Oracle
11 8 (14.55%) Java
11 8 (14.55%) MVC
12 7 (12.73%) SEO
12 7 (12.73%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (12.73%) Adobe
12 7 (12.73%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (20.00%) WordPress
2 6 (10.91%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Drupal
3 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Node.js
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) Joomla!
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Magento
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (54.55%) MySQL
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.09%) Informix
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) RubyGems
2 1 (1.82%) Grunt
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Games
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (89.09%) Developer
2 17 (30.91%) PHP Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Magento Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (9.09%) UNIX Developer
6 5 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) PHP Magento Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Front-End Web Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Designer
10 1 (1.82%) User Experience Consultant
10 1 (1.82%) UI Programmer
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Junior Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Junior
10 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.82%) Consultant
10 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (85.45%) HTML
2 37 (67.27%) CSS
3 17 (30.91%) jQuery
4 16 (29.09%) HTML5
4 16 (29.09%) CSS3
5 15 (27.27%) Ajax
6 11 (20.00%) XML
7 9 (16.36%) JSP
7 9 (16.36%) CGI
8 8 (14.55%) Sass
9 7 (12.73%) Symfony
10 6 (10.91%) Backbone.js
10 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
11 5 (9.09%) JSON
11 5 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (9.09%) Ember.js
12 4 (7.27%) CakePHP
13 2 (3.64%) RESTful
13 2 (3.64%) LAMP
13 2 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Web 2.0
2 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.45%) Open Source
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) UNIX
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Fedora
4 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) E-Commerce
2 9 (16.36%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (16.36%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (14.55%) Web Development
3 8 (14.55%) MVC
4 7 (12.73%) SEO
5 6 (10.91%) OOP
6 4 (7.27%) OO
6 4 (7.27%) Web Design
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 2 (3.64%) CRM
8 2 (3.64%) Scrum
8 2 (3.64%) Content Management
9 1 (1.82%) Document Management
9 1 (1.82%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.82%) Memory Management
9 1 (1.82%) Analytics
9 1 (1.82%) TDD
9 1 (1.82%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
3 8 (14.55%) Java
4 7 (12.73%) PHP5
5 6 (10.91%) Perl
6 5 (9.09%) PHP4
7 4 (7.27%) ActionScript
7 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.64%) Ruby
8 2 (3.64%) Python
8 2 (3.64%) Scala
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Control-M
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) Adobe
3 5 (9.09%) Sybase
3 5 (9.09%) Zend
4 4 (7.27%) BMC
5 2 (3.64%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.64%) Sony
5 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.82%) iRise
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft