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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 95 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -1
Contract jobs citing PHP 44 80 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 2.98% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.69% 9.21% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 58 43
Median daily rate £300 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £185 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £10.00 £30.20 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.88% -7.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-50.33% -13.71%
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
939 869 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.79% 32.34% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 540 440
Median daily rate £388 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 49 26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.36 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -14 16 £300 +20.00% 27
Warwickshire +1 14 £250 -15.25% 15
Worcestershire -5 5 £350 +16.66% 4
Staffordshire +9 3 £313 +9.17% 7
Coventry -4 2 £350 +14.28% 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 - 4
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 66 (73.33%) HTML
2 64 (71.11%) CSS
3 55 (61.11%) JavaScript
4 41 (45.56%) Web Development
5 40 (44.44%) MySQL
6 33 (36.67%) HTML5
7 27 (30.00%) Java
8 26 (28.89%) CSS3
9 24 (26.67%) CRM
10 22 (24.44%) Linux
11 19 (21.11%) Digital Media
12 18 (20.00%) jQuery
13 17 (18.89%) MVC
13 17 (18.89%) WordPress
14 16 (17.78%) Network Security
14 16 (17.78%) ERP
15 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (13.33%) CMS
15 12 (13.33%) OOP
15 12 (13.33%) Front End Development
16 11 (12.22%) Unix
17 10 (11.11%) .NET
17 10 (11.11%) Open Source
18 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
18 9 (10.00%) PHP 5
19 8 (8.89%) REST
19 8 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 7 (7.78%) OO PHP
20 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
20 7 (7.78%) Mason

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (18.89%) WordPress
2 12 (13.33%) CMS
3 4 (4.44%) Drupal
3 4 (4.44%) Node.js
3 4 (4.44%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.33%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.22%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) BigMachines
1 6 (6.67%) Eloqua
2 4 (4.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (6.67%) SaaS
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.78%) Network Security
2 5 (5.56%) VoIP
3 3 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.11%) DHCP
5 1 (1.11%) Firewall
5 1 (1.11%) HTTP
5 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) NetBeans
2 3 (3.33%) Zend Studio
3 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.11%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.11%) Selenium
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Advertising
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Automotive
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (82.22%) Developer
2 44 (48.89%) PHP Developer
3 15 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 13 (14.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (7.78%) WordPress Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (6.67%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (5.56%) MySQL Developer
7 5 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 5 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) VoIP Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) C Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Perl Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Perl Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (73.33%) HTML
2 64 (71.11%) CSS
3 33 (36.67%) HTML5
4 26 (28.89%) CSS3
5 18 (20.00%) jQuery
6 10 (11.11%) .NET
7 8 (8.89%) REST
7 8 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.78%) JSON
8 7 (7.78%) Mason
8 7 (7.78%) Visualforce
9 6 (6.67%) Ajax
9 6 (6.67%) Laravel
9 6 (6.67%) Web Services
10 5 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
10 5 (5.56%) Symfony
11 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.44%) Ember.js
11 4 (4.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Digital Media
2 6 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) EPoS
4 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Linux
2 11 (12.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.11%) CentOS
3 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.56%) Web Development
2 24 (26.67%) CRM
3 17 (18.89%) MVC
4 16 (17.78%) ERP
5 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 12 (13.33%) OOP
6 10 (11.11%) Open Source
7 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.78%) OO PHP
9 6 (6.67%) OO
9 6 (6.67%) TDD
10 5 (5.56%) BDD
11 4 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (3.33%) Content Management
12 3 (3.33%) Scrum
13 2 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (2.22%) Data Protection
13 2 (2.22%) Data Visualisation
13 2 (2.22%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 55 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 27 (30.00%) Java
3 9 (10.00%) PHP 5
4 7 (7.78%) Apex Code
5 6 (6.67%) Ruby
6 5 (5.56%) SQL
7 4 (4.44%) C
8 3 (3.33%) C#
8 3 (3.33%) Perl
9 2 (2.22%) Python
10 1 (1.11%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) Clojure
10 1 (1.11%) Scala
10 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Kamailio
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle
1 7 (7.78%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (6.67%) Siebel
3 5 (5.56%) Cisco
3 5 (5.56%) Zend
4 4 (4.44%) Adobe
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix
5 2 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (1.11%) Capita
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.11%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £299 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £127 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago