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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 64 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 59 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.30% 1.80% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.29% 5.49% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £260 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +17.77%
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
809 692 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.53% 32.72% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 424 446
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 30
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -28.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.56 £37.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +3 24 £375 +38.88% 8
Coventry -2 11 £375 +50.00% 7
Worcestershire - 6 £145 - 8
Staffordshire +2 5 £294 +17.50% 6
Warwickshire -6 4 £315 +14.54% 6
Wolverhampton - 3 £325 - 1
Solihull - 1 £290 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 4
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (59.09%) HTML
2 64 (58.18%) CSS
3 61 (55.45%) JavaScript
4 56 (50.91%) MySQL
5 26 (23.64%) jQuery
6 25 (22.73%) Magento
7 23 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (19.09%) E-Commerce
8 21 (19.09%) Zend
8 21 (19.09%) HTML5
9 20 (18.18%) OO
10 18 (16.36%) Linux
10 18 (16.36%) AngularJS
11 16 (14.55%) KnockoutJS
11 16 (14.55%) Symfony
11 16 (14.55%) MVC
12 15 (13.64%) Backbone.js
13 14 (12.73%) Ajax
13 14 (12.73%) Apache
14 13 (11.82%) .NET
14 13 (11.82%) SQL
14 13 (11.82%) Java
14 13 (11.82%) Ember.js
14 13 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (11.82%) CSS3
15 12 (10.91%) Web Development
15 12 (10.91%) CMS
16 11 (10.00%) LAMP
16 11 (10.00%) Subversion
16 11 (10.00%) CRM

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (12.73%) Apache
2 12 (10.91%) CMS
3 8 (7.27%) Drupal
4 7 (6.36%) Joomla!
5 6 (5.45%) WordPress
6 5 (4.55%) IIS
6 5 (4.55%) Node.js
7 2 (1.82%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.82%) Moodle
8 1 (0.91%) Liferay
8 1 (0.91%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.91%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (22.73%) Magento
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.91%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) HTTP
1 1 (0.91%) Extranet
1 1 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (50.91%) MySQL
2 9 (8.18%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.91%) SQLite
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Subversion
1 11 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.73%) Selenium
2 3 (2.73%) PHPUnit
2 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.73%) Grunt
3 2 (1.82%) JMeter
4 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.91%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.91%) JIRA
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.91%) WatiN
4 1 (0.91%) JBehave
4 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (6.36%) Marketing
2 1 (0.91%) Automotive
2 1 (0.91%) Legal
2 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (77.27%) Developer
2 38 (34.55%) PHP Developer
3 14 (12.73%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Magento Developer
5 11 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (3.64%) PHP Magento Developer
9 4 (3.64%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Junior PHP Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Junior Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Junior
10 3 (2.73%) Programmer
10 3 (2.73%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (59.09%) HTML
2 64 (58.18%) CSS
3 26 (23.64%) jQuery
4 21 (19.09%) HTML5
5 18 (16.36%) AngularJS
6 16 (14.55%) KnockoutJS
6 16 (14.55%) Symfony
7 15 (13.64%) Backbone.js
8 14 (12.73%) Ajax
9 13 (11.82%) .NET
9 13 (11.82%) CSS3
9 13 (11.82%) Ember.js
10 11 (10.00%) LAMP
11 7 (6.36%) Web Services
12 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET
12 6 (5.45%) Yii
12 6 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (4.55%) Sass
13 5 (4.55%) CakePHP
14 3 (2.73%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.55%) User Experience
4 4 (3.64%) Open Source
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Social Network
5 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.36%) Linux
2 7 (6.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.73%) Windows
4 2 (1.82%) Solaris
4 2 (1.82%) UNIX
5 1 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.09%) E-Commerce
3 20 (18.18%) OO
4 16 (14.55%) MVC
5 12 (10.91%) Web Development
6 11 (10.00%) CRM
6 11 (10.00%) DevOps
7 10 (9.09%) OOP
8 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.27%) Content Management
10 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.55%) Scrum
11 5 (4.55%) OO PHP
12 4 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (3.64%) Web Application Development
12 4 (3.64%) Web Design
12 4 (3.64%) Project Management
13 3 (2.73%) SEO
13 3 (2.73%) Workflow
13 3 (2.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) JavaScript
2 13 (11.82%) SQL
2 13 (11.82%) Java
3 10 (9.09%) Perl
3 10 (9.09%) Python
4 6 (5.45%) PHP5
4 6 (5.45%) PHP4
4 6 (5.45%) Scala
5 5 (4.55%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.73%) C#
7 2 (1.82%) C++
7 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
7 2 (1.82%) Korn
7 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.82%) VB
7 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.91%) ISEB
1 1 (0.91%) Degree
1 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) Puppet
1 11 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.45%) Nagios
3 3 (2.73%) Ansible
4 2 (1.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (19.09%) Zend
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle
3 6 (5.45%) SAP
3 6 (5.45%) JD Edwards
4 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.73%) VMware
6 2 (1.82%) Adobe
6 2 (1.82%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.91%) Marketo
7 1 (0.91%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.91%) iRise
7 1 (0.91%) Twitter
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.91%) Google
7 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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