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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 42 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 28 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.44% 4.35% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.81% 12.39% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 4
Average daily rate
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£281 £350 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +50.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £375 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.29 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.66% +65.73%
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
237 226 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.12% 35.09% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 152 60
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 28 (68.29%) HTML
1 28 (68.29%) JavaScript
2 25 (60.98%) CSS
3 23 (56.10%) MySQL
4 22 (53.66%) jQuery
5 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
5 11 (26.83%) HTML5
6 10 (24.39%) CSS3
7 9 (21.95%) MVC
8 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
8 8 (19.51%) Linux
8 8 (19.51%) WordPress
8 8 (19.51%) Ajax
9 7 (17.07%) Subversion
10 6 (14.63%) OOP
11 5 (12.20%) Web Services
11 5 (12.20%) Adobe
11 5 (12.20%) SQL
11 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (12.20%) CMS
11 5 (12.20%) PHP5
11 5 (12.20%) Zend
11 5 (12.20%) Web Development
11 5 (12.20%) Laravel
11 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
12 4 (9.76%) Sass
12 4 (9.76%) Magento
12 4 (9.76%) PHP4
12 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (19.51%) WordPress
2 5 (12.20%) CMS
3 3 (7.32%) Drupal
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Google App Engine
1 2 (4.88%) PaaS
1 2 (4.88%) Heroku
1 2 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (56.10%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.07%) Subversion
3 4 (9.76%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (92.68%) Developer
2 21 (51.22%) PHP Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Web Developer
4 8 (19.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 7 (17.07%) MySQL Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Magento Developer
8 2 (4.88%) SEO Developer
8 2 (4.88%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (4.88%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.88%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) UNIX Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (68.29%) HTML
2 25 (60.98%) CSS
3 22 (53.66%) jQuery
4 11 (26.83%) HTML5
5 10 (24.39%) CSS3
6 8 (19.51%) Ajax
7 5 (12.20%) Web Services
7 5 (12.20%) Laravel
7 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
8 4 (9.76%) Sass
9 3 (7.32%) LESS
9 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (7.32%) LAMP
9 3 (7.32%) .NET
9 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (4.88%) XHTML
10 2 (4.88%) WCF
10 2 (4.88%) Symfony
10 2 (4.88%) Zend Framework
11 1 (2.44%) REST
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 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.44%) VMS
3 1 (2.44%) OpenVMS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) MVC
2 6 (14.63%) OOP
3 5 (12.20%) Web Development
3 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.76%) Web Design
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) SEO
5 3 (7.32%) OO
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.44%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.44%) CRM
7 1 (2.44%) Email Marketing
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.44%) Android Development
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.44%) OO PHP
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Development
7 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PHP5
3 4 (9.76%) PHP4
4 2 (4.88%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Pascal
5 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) DCL
5 1 (2.44%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) KVM
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Adobe
1 5 (12.20%) Zend
2 2 (4.88%) Google
2 2 (4.88%) Facebook
3 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.44%) Sun
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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