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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 80 105 86
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 38 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 0.51% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.56% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 10
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£288 £305 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.73% +28.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £350 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-87.71% +311.76%
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
2466 2142 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.15% 91.34% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1452 1116 754
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
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 152 146 151
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.15 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Birmingham +4 16 £288 - 5
Warwickshire +4 6 £260 -14.75% 7
Worcestershire - 5 £300 - 2
Staffordshire -7 4 £294 -16.07% 5
Coventry +3 3 £338 +12.50% 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 28 April 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 57 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (71.93%) MySQL
3 37 (64.91%) HTML
4 33 (57.89%) CSS
5 32 (56.14%) JavaScript
6 21 (36.84%) jQuery
7 15 (26.32%) MVC
8 12 (21.05%) Ajax
9 11 (19.30%) OOP
9 11 (19.30%) HTML5
9 11 (19.30%) MongoDB
10 10 (17.54%) PHP5
11 9 (15.79%) WordPress
12 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.04%) Web Services
12 8 (14.04%) Finance
12 8 (14.04%) LAMP
12 8 (14.04%) REST
12 8 (14.04%) Laravel
13 7 (12.28%) Yii
13 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
13 7 (12.28%) Linux
13 7 (12.28%) Drupal
14 6 (10.53%) Zend
14 6 (10.53%) Web Development
14 6 (10.53%) JSON
14 6 (10.53%) XML
14 6 (10.53%) OO
14 6 (10.53%) CSS3
14 6 (10.53%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (15.79%) WordPress
2 7 (12.28%) Drupal
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) CMS
4 3 (5.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (71.93%) MySQL
2 11 (19.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.02%) PHPUnit
2 4 (7.02%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.75%) Grunt
4 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (64.91%) HTML
2 33 (57.89%) CSS
3 21 (36.84%) jQuery
4 12 (21.05%) Ajax
5 11 (19.30%) HTML5
6 8 (14.04%) REST
6 8 (14.04%) Laravel
6 8 (14.04%) Web Services
6 8 (14.04%) LAMP
7 7 (12.28%) Yii
8 6 (10.53%) CSS3
8 6 (10.53%) XML
8 6 (10.53%) JSON
9 5 (8.77%) Symfony
10 3 (5.26%) XHTML
11 2 (3.51%) Zend Framework
11 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.75%) li3
12 1 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Open Source
1 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Social Media
3 1 (1.75%) New Media
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) MVC
2 11 (19.30%) OOP
3 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.53%) OO
5 6 (10.53%) Web Development
6 3 (5.26%) Web Design
7 2 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (3.51%) SEO
7 2 (3.51%) Scrum
7 2 (3.51%) Content Management
8 1 (1.75%) Migration
8 1 (1.75%) Web Application Development
8 1 (1.75%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (1.75%) OO PHP
8 1 (1.75%) Email Marketing
8 1 (1.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) PHP
2 32 (56.14%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) PHP5
4 3 (5.26%) PHP4
5 2 (3.51%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Zend
2 5 (8.77%) Adobe
3 2 (3.51%) Facebook
3 2 (3.51%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
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