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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 58 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 64 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.55% 1.72% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.94% 5.41% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 14
Average daily rate
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£315 £260 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £234 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +6.00%
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
806 666 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.18% 31.91% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 408 448
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £227 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 34
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -27.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £15.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 25 £375 +36.36% 17
Coventry +4 11 £375 +50.00% 3
Staffordshire +1 8 £300 +20.00% 10
Warwickshire -6 5 £255 -7.27% 10
Worcestershire - 5 £145 - 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £325 - 1
Solihull - 1 £290 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 65 (56.52%) HTML
2 64 (55.65%) CSS
3 61 (53.04%) JavaScript
4 57 (49.57%) MySQL
5 27 (23.48%) jQuery
6 25 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (20.87%) Magento
8 22 (19.13%) Zend
9 20 (17.39%) HTML5
9 20 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 20 (17.39%) E-Commerce
10 19 (16.52%) OO
10 19 (16.52%) Linux
11 18 (15.65%) MVC
12 17 (14.78%) Backbone.js
12 17 (14.78%) KnockoutJS
12 17 (14.78%) Symfony
13 16 (13.91%) Apache
14 14 (12.17%) Ember.js
14 14 (12.17%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (12.17%) Ajax
15 13 (11.30%) SQL
16 12 (10.43%) Java
16 12 (10.43%) .NET
16 12 (10.43%) CSS3
17 11 (9.57%) Puppet
17 11 (9.57%) DevOps
17 11 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (9.57%) Web Development
17 11 (9.57%) Subversion

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (13.91%) Apache
2 11 (9.57%) CMS
3 9 (7.83%) Drupal
4 8 (6.96%) WordPress
5 7 (6.09%) Joomla!
6 6 (5.22%) IIS
7 4 (3.48%) Node.js
8 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.74%) Moodle
9 1 (0.87%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.87%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.61%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) InDesign
3 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (20.87%) Magento
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.87%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Firewall
1 1 (0.87%) DHCP
1 1 (0.87%) HTTP
1 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (49.57%) MySQL
2 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Subversion
2 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.61%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.61%) Grunt
3 3 (2.61%) Selenium
4 2 (1.74%) JMeter
5 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.87%) WatiN
5 1 (0.87%) JBehave
5 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (5.22%) Marketing
2 1 (0.87%) Retail
2 1 (0.87%) Automotive
2 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (74.78%) Developer
2 37 (32.17%) PHP Developer
3 15 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (10.43%) Magento Developer
5 10 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 8 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Junior PHP Developer
9 4 (3.48%) PHP Magento Developer
9 4 (3.48%) WordPress Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Junior
9 4 (3.48%) Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) Junior Developer
10 3 (2.61%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (56.52%) HTML
2 64 (55.65%) CSS
3 27 (23.48%) jQuery
4 20 (17.39%) HTML5
4 20 (17.39%) AngularJS
5 17 (14.78%) Backbone.js
5 17 (14.78%) KnockoutJS
5 17 (14.78%) Symfony
6 14 (12.17%) Ember.js
6 14 (12.17%) Ajax
7 12 (10.43%) .NET
7 12 (10.43%) CSS3
8 11 (9.57%) LAMP
9 9 (7.83%) Web Services
10 7 (6.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (5.22%) Yii
11 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.35%) Sass
12 5 (4.35%) CakePHP
13 4 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.09%) User Experience
2 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.48%) Open Source
4 2 (1.74%) Social Media
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Blog
5 1 (0.87%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.52%) Linux
2 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.48%) Windows
4 3 (2.61%) UNIX
4 3 (2.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) HPUX
5 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 19 (16.52%) OO
4 18 (15.65%) MVC
5 11 (9.57%) DevOps
5 11 (9.57%) Web Development
6 10 (8.70%) CRM
7 9 (7.83%) OOP
7 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.96%) Content Management
9 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (4.35%) OO PHP
11 4 (3.48%) Web Application Development
11 4 (3.48%) Scrum
11 4 (3.48%) Web Design
11 4 (3.48%) Project Management
12 3 (2.61%) TDD
12 3 (2.61%) Validation
12 3 (2.61%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.04%) JavaScript
2 13 (11.30%) SQL
3 12 (10.43%) Java
4 10 (8.70%) Perl
4 10 (8.70%) Python
5 7 (6.09%) PHP5
6 6 (5.22%) PHP4
6 6 (5.22%) Scala
7 5 (4.35%) ActionScript
8 3 (2.61%) C#
9 2 (1.74%) Korn
9 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) C++
9 2 (1.74%) VB
9 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (1.74%) ISEB
2 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) Puppet
1 11 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.22%) Nagios
3 3 (2.61%) Ansible
4 2 (1.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (19.13%) Zend
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle
3 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.35%) JD Edwards
3 5 (4.35%) SAP
4 4 (3.48%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.74%) Adobe
5 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.87%) Google
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix
6 1 (0.87%) Sun
6 1 (0.87%) HP
6 1 (0.87%) Dell
6 1 (0.87%) Twitter
6 1 (0.87%) Marketo
6 1 (0.87%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.87%) iRise
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
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Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago