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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / West Midlands
Rank 62 79 76
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 59 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.46% 1.70% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.08% 4.92% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 25
Median daily rate £340 £273 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £383 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £35.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.76% +63.95%

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
730 915 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.45% 34.66% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 565 396
Median daily rate £400 £370 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £17.04 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 19 £475 +40.74% 15
Herefordshire - 11 £100 -
Staffordshire +5 8 £370 +48.00% 3
Warwickshire -1 8 £270 +11.57% 12
Coventry -7 3 £340 +28.30% 4
Solihull - 3 £325 - 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £293 - 1
Shropshire +27 1 - - 5
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 80 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 77 (53.47%) HTML
3 66 (45.83%) CSS
4 65 (45.14%) MySQL
5 52 (36.11%) Web Development
5 52 (36.11%) Git (software)
6 51 (35.42%) Linux
7 39 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (23.61%) Jenkins
10 33 (22.92%) Configuration Management
11 30 (20.83%) HTTP
11 30 (20.83%) OO
12 27 (18.75%) Python
13 26 (18.06%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (15.97%) Puppet
15 23 (15.97%) MongoDB
15 23 (15.97%) Web Services
15 23 (15.97%) Ansible
16 22 (15.28%) Java
16 22 (15.28%) Ruby
16 22 (15.28%) Laravel
16 22 (15.28%) Open Source
17 21 (14.58%) User Experience
18 20 (13.89%) OO PHP
18 20 (13.89%) DevOps
19 19 (13.19%) Web Operations
19 19 (13.19%) Rackspace
19 19 (13.19%) PostgreSQL

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 (11.81%) CMS
2 14 (9.72%) Apache
3 12 (8.33%) WordPress
4 8 (5.56%) Drupal
5 5 (3.47%) nginx
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.08%) ColdFusion
6 3 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.39%) IIS
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.69%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.69%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.47%) GitHub
3 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.08%) PaaS
4 3 (2.08%) Route 53
4 3 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.83%) HTTP
2 17 (11.81%) SSL
2 17 (11.81%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.64%) Network Security
4 1 (0.69%) DNS
4 1 (0.69%) Extranet
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (45.14%) MySQL
2 23 (15.97%) MongoDB
3 19 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (9.72%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.08%) Big Data
6 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.08%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.39%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.39%) DB2
7 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.69%) DataStage
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (36.11%) Git (software)
2 34 (23.61%) Jenkins
3 18 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (2.08%) gulp
4 3 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.39%) JMeter
5 2 (1.39%) JUnit
5 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.69%) Mocha
6 1 (0.69%) Mockito
6 1 (0.69%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.69%) Selenium
6 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.69%) Xcode
6 1 (0.69%) Yeoman
General
1 9 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (71.53%) Developer
2 67 (46.53%) PHP Developer
3 19 (13.19%) Senior Developer
4 12 (8.33%) MySQL Developer
4 12 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 9 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
6 7 (4.86%) Digital Developer
6 7 (4.86%) WebOps Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Architect
7 6 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Magento Developer
8 4 (2.78%) Symfony Developer
9 3 (2.08%) Hadoop Architect
9 3 (2.08%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 3 (2.08%) PHP Magento Developer
9 3 (2.08%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (53.47%) HTML
2 66 (45.83%) CSS
3 23 (15.97%) Web Services
4 22 (15.28%) Laravel
5 16 (11.11%) jQuery
6 15 (10.42%) RESTful
7 12 (8.33%) LAMP
7 12 (8.33%) Symfony
8 11 (7.64%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.94%) HTML5
10 7 (4.86%) .NET
10 7 (4.86%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (4.17%) Ajax
11 6 (4.17%) CSS3
11 6 (4.17%) Node.js
12 5 (3.47%) JSON
12 5 (3.47%) React
13 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
13 4 (2.78%) SOAP
13 4 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) User Experience
2 11 (7.64%) Digital Media
3 9 (6.25%) W3C
4 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.42%) Linux
2 17 (11.81%) Unix
3 15 (10.42%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.78%) Android
4 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.78%) Windows
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.11%) Web Development
2 39 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (22.92%) Configuration Management
5 30 (20.83%) OO
6 22 (15.28%) Open Source
7 20 (13.89%) DevOps
7 20 (13.89%) OO PHP
8 19 (13.19%) Web Operations
9 15 (10.42%) MVC
9 15 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
10 14 (9.72%) Line Management
10 14 (9.72%) Web Design
11 13 (9.03%) E-Commerce
11 13 (9.03%) Visualisation
12 12 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.64%) CRM
13 11 (7.64%) ERP
14 9 (6.25%) TDD
15 6 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 80 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 27 (18.75%) Python
3 22 (15.28%) Java
3 22 (15.28%) Ruby
4 13 (9.03%) SQL
5 6 (4.17%) C#
6 4 (2.78%) Perl
6 4 (2.78%) PHP 5
7 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.39%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.69%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) Groovy
9 1 (0.69%) Korn
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Scala
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (18.06%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (15.97%) Ansible
2 23 (15.97%) Puppet
3 18 (12.50%) Salt
4 3 (2.08%) collectd
4 3 (2.08%) Kibana
4 3 (2.08%) logstash
4 3 (2.08%) StatsD
4 3 (2.08%) Terraform
5 2 (1.39%) Plesk
6 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (13.19%) Rackspace
2 9 (6.25%) Zend
3 3 (2.08%) Apple
3 3 (2.08%) Google
3 3 (2.08%) IBM
3 3 (2.08%) Informatica
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle
3 3 (2.08%) SaltStack
3 3 (2.08%) Talend
4 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe
5 1 (0.69%) hybris
5 1 (0.69%) Pega
5 1 (0.69%) Splunk
5 1 (0.69%) webMethods
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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