The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 105 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 13 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.76% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.82% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
Average daily rate £305 £238 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.42% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £260 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+311.76% +142.85%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
PHP Developer
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 7 £288 +27.77% 6
Warwickshire - 3 £305 - 3
Staffordshire -3 1 £350 +75.00% 5
Coventry - 1 £300 - 3
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (52.94%) HTML
3 16 (47.06%) OOP
4 15 (44.12%) MySQL
5 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 13 (38.24%) CSS
6 13 (38.24%) jQuery
7 10 (29.41%) Symfony
7 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (29.41%) OO
8 8 (23.53%) SOAP
8 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
9 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
9 7 (20.59%) Magento
9 7 (20.59%) REST
9 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
9 7 (20.59%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (14.71%) Zend
10 5 (14.71%) CakePHP
10 5 (14.71%) Apache
10 5 (14.71%) SQL
10 5 (14.71%) MVC
10 5 (14.71%) HTML5
11 4 (11.76%) XML
11 4 (11.76%) CRM
11 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
12 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
12 3 (8.82%) PHP5

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) WordPress
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Magento
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Extranet
1 1 (2.94%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) MySQL
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.94%) TextMate
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) HTML
2 13 (38.24%) CSS
2 13 (38.24%) jQuery
3 10 (29.41%) Symfony
4 8 (23.53%) SOAP
5 7 (20.59%) REST
6 5 (14.71%) CakePHP
6 5 (14.71%) HTML5
7 4 (11.76%) XML
8 3 (8.82%) LAMP
9 2 (5.88%) CSS3
9 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.88%) Yii
9 2 (5.88%) RESTful
9 2 (5.88%) Smarty
9 2 (5.88%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (5.88%) .NET
9 2 (5.88%) XHTML
10 1 (2.94%) Web Services
10 1 (2.94%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) OOP
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) OO
3 7 (20.59%) TDD
3 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.71%) MVC
5 4 (11.76%) CRM
5 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) OO PHP
6 2 (5.88%) Web Development
7 1 (2.94%) ERP
7 1 (2.94%) OOD
7 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Content Management
7 1 (2.94%) Scrum
7 1 (2.94%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) PHP5
5 2 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) PHP4
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Zend
2 2 (5.88%) JD Edwards
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
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