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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 42 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% 2.81% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.38% 8.12% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Average daily rate
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£260 £300 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
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
149 197 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.96% 34.56% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 117 81
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.40 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 26 (78.79%) HTML
1 26 (78.79%) CSS
2 25 (75.76%) MySQL
3 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 12 (36.36%) Symfony
4 12 (36.36%) Zend
4 12 (36.36%) AngularJS
5 11 (33.33%) MVC
6 10 (30.30%) jQuery
6 10 (30.30%) Backbone.js
7 9 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (27.27%) Ember.js
8 7 (21.21%) OOP
8 7 (21.21%) HTML5
9 6 (18.18%) CSS3
9 6 (18.18%) PHP5
9 6 (18.18%) Ajax
10 5 (15.15%) Drupal
10 5 (15.15%) OO
10 5 (15.15%) Yii
11 4 (12.12%) Magento
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) LAMP
12 3 (9.09%) CMS
12 3 (9.09%) Apache
12 3 (9.09%) Web Services
12 3 (9.09%) UNIX
12 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
13 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (15.15%) Drupal
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Joomla!
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) WordPress
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) JMeter
2 1 (3.03%) JBehave
2 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Developer
2 13 (39.39%) PHP Developer
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
5 4 (12.12%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 3 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Magento Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (6.06%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) PHP Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Web Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (78.79%) HTML
1 26 (78.79%) CSS
2 12 (36.36%) Symfony
2 12 (36.36%) AngularJS
3 10 (30.30%) jQuery
3 10 (30.30%) Backbone.js
4 9 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (27.27%) Ember.js
5 7 (21.21%) HTML5
6 6 (18.18%) CSS3
6 6 (18.18%) Ajax
7 5 (15.15%) Yii
8 4 (12.12%) LAMP
9 3 (9.09%) Web Services
10 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (6.06%) Sass
11 1 (3.03%) XML
11 1 (3.03%) XHTML
11 1 (3.03%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (3.03%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.03%) Blog
3 1 (3.03%) Social Network
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) MVC
2 7 (21.21%) OOP
3 5 (15.15%) OO
4 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) TDD
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
6 1 (3.03%) Web Design
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Android Development
6 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.03%) OO PHP
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.18%) PHP5
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) PHP4
4 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) KVM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Zend
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Sun
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore