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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 94 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 16 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.25% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.37% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 9
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£231 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
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
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -9 7 £225 -25.00% 3
Warwickshire - 3 £360 - 4
Worcestershire -5 2 £135 -46.00%
Staffordshire -5 2 £263 +10.52%
Coventry -4 1 £175 -36.36% 1
Shropshire -5 1 £238 -
Solihull - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (100.00%) PHP
2 31 (83.78%) MySQL
3 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
3 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 23 (62.16%) CSS
4 17 (45.95%) MVC
5 15 (40.54%) OO
6 14 (37.84%) jQuery
7 11 (29.73%) Apache
7 11 (29.73%) OOP
7 11 (29.73%) Yii
8 9 (24.32%) HTML5
9 7 (18.92%) LAMP
10 6 (16.22%) Ajax
10 6 (16.22%) PHP5
10 6 (16.22%) Zend
10 6 (16.22%) PHPUnit
10 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
11 5 (13.51%) Laravel
11 5 (13.51%) Magento
11 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
11 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.51%) Subversion
12 4 (10.81%) Web Services
12 4 (10.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
12 4 (10.81%) Drupal
12 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
12 4 (10.81%) CMS
12 4 (10.81%) Web Application Development

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (29.73%) Apache
2 4 (10.81%) CMS
2 4 (10.81%) Drupal
3 1 (2.70%) WordPress
3 1 (2.70%) Liferay
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (83.78%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) PHPUnit
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 4 (10.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) HTML
1 23 (62.16%) CSS
2 14 (37.84%) jQuery
3 11 (29.73%) Yii
4 9 (24.32%) HTML5
5 7 (18.92%) LAMP
6 6 (16.22%) Ajax
7 5 (13.51%) Laravel
8 4 (10.81%) Web Services
9 3 (8.11%) XML
9 3 (8.11%) JSON
9 3 (8.11%) REST
9 3 (8.11%) CSS3
9 3 (8.11%) li3
10 2 (5.41%) CakePHP
10 2 (5.41%) Symfony
11 1 (2.70%) CodeIgniter
11 1 (2.70%) XHTML
11 1 (2.70%) PhoneGap
11 1 (2.70%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) MVC
2 15 (40.54%) OO
3 11 (29.73%) OOP
4 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Web Application Development
6 3 (8.11%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) OO PHP
8 1 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.70%) Content Management
8 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.70%) SEO
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) PHP
2 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) PHP5
4 2 (5.41%) PHP4
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Zend
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