The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills 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 over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 73 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 46 49 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.83% 1.93% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.06% 6.30% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 24
Average daily rate
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£288 £315 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.75 £9.50 £101.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.21% -90.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £9.50 £43.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £28.74 £160.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
PHP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
759 778 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.26% 30.68% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 443 413
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.92 £74.30 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PHP
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 across the West Midlands region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PHP
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 across the West Midlands region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -6 10 £363 -3.33% 27
Coventry 0 9 £288 -17.85% 1
Warwickshire +7 8 £230 -26.98% 11
Solihull +1 5 £350 +20.68% 2
Worcestershire -2 5 £214 +47.41% 2
Shropshire - 4 £240 - 2
Staffordshire -7 3 £254 -10.96% 8
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP also 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 that cited PHP.

1 79 (65.83%) HTML
2 72 (60.00%) MySQL
2 72 (60.00%) CSS
3 71 (59.17%) JavaScript
4 39 (32.50%) jQuery
5 33 (27.50%) HTML5
6 30 (25.00%) WordPress
7 27 (22.50%) Linux
8 26 (21.67%) CSS3
9 25 (20.83%) LAMP
10 17 (14.17%) Joomla!
10 17 (14.17%) Git (software)
11 16 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (12.50%) Magento
13 14 (11.67%) Ajax
13 14 (11.67%) CMS
13 14 (11.67%) Web Development
14 13 (10.83%) Google
14 13 (10.83%) Java
14 13 (10.83%) .NET
14 13 (10.83%) MVC
15 12 (10.00%) SQL
15 12 (10.00%) TDD
16 11 (9.17%) Photoshop
17 10 (8.33%) E-Commerce
17 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
18 9 (7.50%) Laravel
18 9 (7.50%) Subversion
18 9 (7.50%) Data Protection
19 8 (6.67%) Marketing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP also 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 that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (25.00%) WordPress
2 17 (14.17%) Joomla!
3 14 (11.67%) CMS
4 5 (4.17%) Apache
5 3 (2.50%) Drupal
6 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.83%) Moodle
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) GitHub
2 4 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (1.67%) IaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) PaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Heroku
3 2 (1.67%) Joyent
4 1 (0.83%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Intranet
2 2 (1.67%) Firewall
2 2 (1.67%) VLAN
2 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
3 1 (0.83%) SSH
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (60.00%) MySQL
2 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (14.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.50%) Subversion
3 8 (6.67%) Selenium
4 6 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (5.00%) PHPUnit
5 5 (4.17%) JIRA
6 4 (3.33%) PhpStorm
7 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.67%) Grunt
7 2 (1.67%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (6.67%) Finance
1 8 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (2.50%) Games
3 2 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (87.50%) Developer
2 63 (52.50%) PHP Developer
3 17 (14.17%) Web Developer
4 11 (9.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 10 (8.33%) MySQL Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Magento Developer
7 6 (5.00%) AWS Developer
7 6 (5.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Senior PHP Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 4 (3.33%) PHP Magento Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.50%) WordPress Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Programmer
10 3 (2.50%) Intranet Developer
11 2 (1.67%) HTML Developer
11 2 (1.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (65.83%) HTML
2 72 (60.00%) CSS
3 39 (32.50%) jQuery
4 33 (27.50%) HTML5
5 26 (21.67%) CSS3
6 25 (20.83%) LAMP
7 14 (11.67%) Ajax
8 13 (10.83%) .NET
9 9 (7.50%) Laravel
10 8 (6.67%) REST
10 8 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.67%) Web Services
10 8 (6.67%) XHTML
11 6 (5.00%) Symfony
12 5 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (4.17%) Sass
13 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
13 4 (3.33%) JSON
14 3 (2.50%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Linked Data
2 6 (5.00%) New Media
3 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.33%) Social Media
3 4 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) VAX
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Xbox
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.50%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.33%) Android
4 3 (2.50%) Windows
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.83%) VMS
6 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.67%) Web Development
3 13 (10.83%) MVC
4 12 (10.00%) TDD
5 10 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (7.50%) Data Protection
7 8 (6.67%) OO
7 8 (6.67%) BDD
8 7 (5.83%) RDF
8 7 (5.83%) Workflow
8 7 (5.83%) OOP
9 6 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (4.17%) Open Source
10 5 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.33%) Web Design
11 4 (3.33%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (2.50%) SEO
12 3 (2.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 71 (59.17%) JavaScript
2 13 (10.83%) Java
3 12 (10.00%) SQL
4 8 (6.67%) C#
5 5 (4.17%) PHP5
5 5 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.33%) PHP4
6 4 (3.33%) Python
7 3 (2.50%) Perl
7 3 (2.50%) C++
7 3 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.67%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) DCL
9 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 2 (1.67%) Degree
1 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) Plesk
2 2 (1.67%) Puppet
2 2 (1.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Google
2 6 (5.00%) Zend
2 6 (5.00%) Adobe
3 3 (2.50%) Facebook
4 2 (1.67%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) Dell
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter
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Posted: 5 days ago
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