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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 7 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing PHP 17 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.17% 5.93% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 13.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Average daily rate
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£344 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -7.93%
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
51 60 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 42.50% 44.44% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 84
Average daily rate £325 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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
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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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 5 £319 - 1
Lichfield -3 1 £250 -
Tamworth - 1 - - 1
Uttoxeter - - - -
Stafford - - - -
PHP
West Midlands

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (75.00%) MySQL
2 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (65.00%) jQuery
4 12 (60.00%) CSS
5 11 (55.00%) Apache
6 10 (50.00%) Web Application Development
7 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (45.00%) SQL
7 9 (45.00%) MVC
8 8 (40.00%) Ajax
8 8 (40.00%) Web Services
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (35.00%) XML
9 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (35.00%) IIS
9 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (35.00%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (35.00%) LAMP
9 7 (35.00%) Time Management
9 7 (35.00%) Taxonomies
9 7 (35.00%) Blog
9 7 (35.00%) Drupal
9 7 (35.00%) PHP5
9 7 (35.00%) User Experience
9 7 (35.00%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (35.00%) Social Media
10 6 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (20.00%) OOP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (55.00%) Apache
2 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 7 (35.00%) Drupal
3 3 (15.00%) WordPress
4 1 (5.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) MySQL
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (15.00%) PHPUnit
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) WatiN
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 13 (65.00%) jQuery
3 12 (60.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) Ajax
4 8 (40.00%) Web Services
5 7 (35.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) LAMP
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 2 (10.00%) Sass
7 2 (10.00%) Laravel
8 1 (5.00%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.00%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (35.00%) Taxonomies
2 7 (35.00%) Blog
2 7 (35.00%) User Experience
2 7 (35.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) HPUX
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (45.00%) MVC
3 7 (35.00%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (35.00%) Time Management
4 4 (20.00%) OOP
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) PHP5
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Korn
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Sun
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Dell
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter