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 24 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 54 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 63 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.63% 1.86% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.27% 5.61% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.34 - £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.52% -4.16%
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
762 677 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.76% 33.12% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 393 413
Average daily rate £350 £314 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% +2.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 39
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 24 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 November 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 +2 20 £275 -15.38% 17
Staffordshire +9 18 £338 +50.00% 4
Coventry +3 13 £375 +36.36% 5
Warwickshire -6 5 £195 - 13
Wolverhampton -3 3 £325 +47.72% 6
Worcestershire -4 2 £275 +10.00% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
Shropshire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 68 (59.65%) MySQL
2 66 (57.89%) HTML
3 63 (55.26%) JavaScript
3 63 (55.26%) CSS
4 29 (25.44%) jQuery
5 27 (23.68%) MVC
6 23 (20.18%) Apache
6 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (19.30%) Zend
8 21 (18.42%) Ajax
9 20 (17.54%) Linux
10 18 (15.79%) OO
10 18 (15.79%) AngularJS
11 17 (14.91%) HTML5
11 17 (14.91%) PHP5
11 17 (14.91%) Symfony
11 17 (14.91%) Web Services
11 17 (14.91%) LAMP
12 16 (14.04%) Backbone.js
13 15 (13.16%) Magento
13 15 (13.16%) Drupal
13 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
13 15 (13.16%) IIS
13 15 (13.16%) SQL
14 14 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (12.28%) Ember.js
14 14 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (11.40%) XML
16 12 (10.53%) OOP
16 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 23 (20.18%) Apache
2 15 (13.16%) Drupal
2 15 (13.16%) IIS
3 10 (8.77%) CMS
4 7 (6.14%) WordPress
5 6 (5.26%) Joomla!
6 3 (2.63%) Node.js
7 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.88%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.88%) Liferay
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.63%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.75%) MS Office
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
2 1 (0.88%) DHCP
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) SAN
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (59.65%) MySQL
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) DataStage
7 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.88%) SQLite
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.77%) Subversion
2 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.63%) Selenium
3 3 (2.63%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.75%) JMeter
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.88%) WatiN
5 1 (0.88%) JBehave
5 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (1.75%) Automotive
2 1 (0.88%) Legal
2 1 (0.88%) Banking
2 1 (0.88%) Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Marketing
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 76 (66.67%) Developer
2 35 (30.70%) PHP Developer
3 15 (13.16%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Web Developer
5 9 (7.89%) Magento Developer
6 7 (6.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 6 (5.26%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) WordPress Developer
9 4 (3.51%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.51%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) Analyst
10 3 (2.63%) Junior
10 3 (2.63%) Programmer
10 3 (2.63%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Junior Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (57.89%) HTML
2 63 (55.26%) CSS
3 29 (25.44%) jQuery
4 21 (18.42%) Ajax
5 18 (15.79%) AngularJS
6 17 (14.91%) HTML5
6 17 (14.91%) Symfony
6 17 (14.91%) LAMP
6 17 (14.91%) Web Services
7 16 (14.04%) Backbone.js
8 14 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
8 14 (12.28%) Ember.js
9 13 (11.40%) XML
10 10 (8.77%) Yii
10 10 (8.77%) CSS3
11 9 (7.89%) .NET
12 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.39%) Sass
12 5 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (2.63%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.77%) User Experience
2 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.89%) Social Media
4 8 (7.02%) Blog
4 8 (7.02%) Taxonomies
4 8 (7.02%) Mobile App
5 7 (6.14%) Open Source
6 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.88%) Social Network
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.54%) Linux
2 4 (3.51%) UNIX
3 3 (2.63%) Windows
4 2 (1.75%) Solaris
5 1 (0.88%) HPUX
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) MVC
2 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.79%) OO
4 12 (10.53%) OOP
4 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 11 (9.65%) Web Application Development
5 11 (9.65%) DevOps
6 9 (7.89%) Time Management
7 8 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.14%) Web Development
8 7 (6.14%) Content Management
9 6 (5.26%) Scrum
9 6 (5.26%) OO PHP
10 5 (4.39%) Workflow
10 5 (4.39%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.63%) TDD
11 3 (2.63%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.63%) Test Scripting
11 3 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.26%) JavaScript
2 17 (14.91%) PHP5
3 15 (13.16%) SQL
4 9 (7.89%) Perl
4 9 (7.89%) Java
5 7 (6.14%) Python
6 5 (4.39%) C#
7 4 (3.51%) PHP4
8 3 (2.63%) Scala
8 3 (2.63%) C++
8 3 (2.63%) ActionScript
8 3 (2.63%) Korn
9 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) Ruby
10 1 (0.88%) XPath
10 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.88%) RHCE
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) CCNP
2 1 (0.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) Puppet
1 11 (9.65%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.39%) Ansible
3 3 (2.63%) Salt
3 3 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (19.30%) Zend
2 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (7.02%) VMware
4 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle
6 2 (1.75%) Google
6 2 (1.75%) Twitter
6 2 (1.75%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.88%) Marketo
7 1 (0.88%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.88%) Sybase
7 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Sun
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Dell
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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