The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 19 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.78% 1.39% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 4.17% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £293 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +50.04%
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 Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
80 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 46.24% 33.33% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 29
Average daily rate £364 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -76.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.00 £47.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £13.00 £63.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 1 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 3 £260 - 5
Tamworth - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent +6 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 - - 2
PHP
West Midlands

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) MySQL
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) Apache
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) Magento
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) CMS
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (18.18%) XenServer
5 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (18.18%) PHP5
5 2 (18.18%) WordPress
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Zend
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) NetBeans

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) WordPress
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) PHP Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Content Management
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) PHP5
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Zend
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat