The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.68% 2.84% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.38% 5.48% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £370 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £450 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +102.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
64 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 39.26% 51.77% 54.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 48
Median daily rate £285 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +2 5 £370 +55.78% 6
PHP
West Midlands

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 10 (62.50%) MySQL
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) CodeIgniter
4 6 (37.50%) Laravel
5 5 (31.25%) RESTful
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) WordPress
6 4 (25.00%) Ajax
6 4 (25.00%) Web Development
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
7 3 (18.75%) LAMP
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) ColdFusion
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) CMS
8 2 (12.50%) Apache
8 2 (12.50%) Apple
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) JSON
8 2 (12.50%) Google
8 2 (12.50%) Google Analytics

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) WordPress
2 3 (18.75%) ColdFusion
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (6.25%) Drupal
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
1 1 (6.25%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) MySQL
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) DataStage
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) PHP Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (18.75%) MySQL Developer
5 3 (18.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Development Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Development Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Magento Developer
7 1 (6.25%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) CodeIgniter
2 6 (37.50%) Laravel
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) RESTful
4 4 (25.00%) Ajax
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) LAMP
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) JSON
6 2 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
7 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
7 1 (6.25%) HTML5
7 1 (6.25%) React
7 1 (6.25%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (25.00%) MVC
1 4 (25.00%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) OO PHP
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PHP 7
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Apple
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Zend