The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 Developer
Rank 86 102 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 39 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.53% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.66% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 9
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£288 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
PHP Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the West Midlands 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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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
Birmingham -2 16 £288 -14.81% 4
Warwickshire - 7 £260 - 3
Staffordshire - 4 £294 - 3
Coventry +4 3 £338 +3.84% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £300 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £225 -
Herefordshire - 1 £188 -
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 60 (100.00%) PHP
2 42 (70.00%) MySQL
3 40 (66.67%) HTML
4 34 (56.67%) CSS
5 33 (55.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (38.33%) jQuery
7 13 (21.67%) WordPress
8 11 (18.33%) Ajax
8 11 (18.33%) MVC
8 11 (18.33%) MongoDB
9 10 (16.67%) HTML5
9 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.00%) LAMP
10 9 (15.00%) Web Services
10 9 (15.00%) Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Laravel
11 8 (13.33%) REST
11 8 (13.33%) OOP
11 8 (13.33%) Finance
12 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.67%) Photoshop
12 7 (11.67%) PHP5
13 6 (10.00%) Symfony
13 6 (10.00%) Zend
13 6 (10.00%) Web Development
13 6 (10.00%) JSON
13 6 (10.00%) Adobe
13 6 (10.00%) XML
13 6 (10.00%) CSS3
13 6 (10.00%) Git (software)

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (21.67%) WordPress
2 4 (6.67%) Joomla!
2 4 (6.67%) Apache
3 3 (5.00%) Drupal
3 3 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (70.00%) MySQL
2 11 (18.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (6.67%) PHPUnit
3 4 (6.67%) PhpStorm
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) Grunt
5 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.67%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (3.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (66.67%) HTML
2 34 (56.67%) CSS
3 23 (38.33%) jQuery
4 11 (18.33%) Ajax
5 10 (16.67%) HTML5
6 9 (15.00%) LAMP
6 9 (15.00%) Web Services
6 9 (15.00%) Laravel
7 8 (13.33%) REST
8 6 (10.00%) Symfony
8 6 (10.00%) JSON
8 6 (10.00%) XML
8 6 (10.00%) CSS3
9 5 (8.33%) XHTML
10 3 (5.00%) Yii
11 2 (3.33%) Zend Framework
12 1 (1.67%) li3
12 1 (1.67%) Sass
12 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Open Source
1 4 (6.67%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) MVC
2 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.33%) OOP
4 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.00%) Web Development
6 3 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (5.00%) SEO
6 3 (5.00%) Web Design
7 2 (3.33%) Content Management
7 2 (3.33%) Scrum
8 1 (1.67%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (1.67%) Web Application Development
8 1 (1.67%) OO
8 1 (1.67%) Migration
8 1 (1.67%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.67%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) PHP
2 33 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.67%) PHP5
4 4 (6.67%) PHP4
5 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.33%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Zend
1 6 (10.00%) Adobe
2 3 (5.00%) Google
3 2 (3.33%) Facebook
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
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