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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 99 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 23 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.23% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.33% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 9
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£263 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £290 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £175.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-94.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-51.42% +40.00%
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
2343 1952 2160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.78% 92.29% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1030 1068
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 138 148
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.95 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 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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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 -13 10 £275 +1.85% 6
Worcestershire - 6 £145 - 6
Staffordshire +2 3 £344 +37.50% 2
Coventry -7 2 £313 - 3
Warwickshire -14 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 £290 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) PHP
2 29 (80.56%) MySQL
3 25 (69.44%) HTML
3 25 (69.44%) JavaScript
4 24 (66.67%) CSS
5 14 (38.89%) MVC
6 13 (36.11%) jQuery
7 12 (33.33%) OO
8 11 (30.56%) Apache
9 10 (27.78%) OOP
10 9 (25.00%) LAMP
11 8 (22.22%) Subversion
11 8 (22.22%) Magento
11 8 (22.22%) HTML5
12 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
13 6 (16.67%) CMS
13 6 (16.67%) Ajax
13 6 (16.67%) PHP5
13 6 (16.67%) PHP4
13 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
14 5 (13.89%) Yii
14 5 (13.89%) CSS3
14 5 (13.89%) CakePHP
14 5 (13.89%) Web Development
14 5 (13.89%) Zend
14 5 (13.89%) ActionScript
15 4 (11.11%) Java
15 4 (11.11%) SQL
15 4 (11.11%) CRM
15 4 (11.11%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 11 (30.56%) Apache
2 6 (16.67%) CMS
3 2 (5.56%) Joomla!
3 2 (5.56%) WordPress
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) Liferay
4 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Magento
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.78%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (80.56%) MySQL
2 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Subversion
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.33%) PHPUnit
3 3 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) HTML
2 24 (66.67%) CSS
3 13 (36.11%) jQuery
4 9 (25.00%) LAMP
5 8 (22.22%) HTML5
6 6 (16.67%) Ajax
7 5 (13.89%) CakePHP
7 5 (13.89%) Yii
7 5 (13.89%) CSS3
8 3 (8.33%) Laravel
8 3 (8.33%) .NET
9 2 (5.56%) XHTML
10 1 (2.78%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (2.78%) Web Services
10 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
10 1 (2.78%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Social Network
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) MVC
2 12 (33.33%) OO
3 10 (27.78%) OOP
4 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.89%) Web Development
6 4 (11.11%) Project Management
6 4 (11.11%) CRM
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
8 2 (5.56%) SEO
9 1 (2.78%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (2.78%) OO PHP
9 1 (2.78%) User Experience Design
9 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.78%) Content Management
9 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) PHP
2 25 (69.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) PHP5
3 6 (16.67%) PHP4
4 5 (13.89%) ActionScript
5 4 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Zend
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) JD Edwards
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