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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 23 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.28% - 3.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.67% - 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£288 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 - £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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
75 51 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 40.11% 33.12% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 24
Average daily rate £354 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £15.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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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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
Tamworth - 2 - - 3
Lichfield - 1 - - 1
Stafford - 1 £300 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 2
PHP
West Midlands

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) XenServer
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Laravel
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (20.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Magento
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (20.00%) Zend
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) PHP5
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) OOP
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) NetBeans
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) Drupal
3 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VLAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) PHPUnit
1 2 (20.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) Laravel
5 1 (10.00%) li3
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Web Development
1 2 (20.00%) OOP
1 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PHP5
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) XenServer
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Zend
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook