The first table below looks at the demand for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 21 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.56% 5.26% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 11.90% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.50% 44.21% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 33
Average daily rate £310 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
West Midlands

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Staffordshire region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Staffordshire region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £350 - 5
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
PHP
West Midlands

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Symfony
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) REST
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) Magento
6 1 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (10.00%) SaaS
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (10.00%) Zend
6 1 (10.00%) CakePHP
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) Dojo

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) Symfony
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) REST
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) CakePHP
3 1 (10.00%) Dojo
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) OOP
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Zend
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft