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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 64 64 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing PHP 49 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 2.17% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.30% 6.54% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 18
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 £200 £165 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £101.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
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
778 688 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.69% 33.12% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 413 423
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 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.30 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 21 £375 +38.88% 10
Coventry -9 7 £350 +40.00% 4
Warwickshire -9 5 £315 +14.54% 5
Worcestershire - 5 £145 - 3
Staffordshire -2 3 £285 +14.00% 6
Wolverhampton - 3 £325 -
Solihull - 1 £290 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (63.64%) HTML
2 61 (61.62%) JavaScript
3 59 (59.60%) CSS
4 45 (45.45%) MySQL
5 26 (26.26%) jQuery
6 20 (20.20%) Magento
6 20 (20.20%) HTML5
7 18 (18.18%) Linux
8 17 (17.17%) SQL
8 17 (17.17%) E-Commerce
9 16 (16.16%) Ajax
9 16 (16.16%) CSS3
10 15 (15.15%) Zend
11 14 (14.14%) MVC
12 13 (13.13%) OO
12 13 (13.13%) .NET
12 13 (13.13%) AngularJS
13 12 (12.12%) Backbone.js
13 12 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (12.12%) Symfony
13 12 (12.12%) Apache
14 11 (11.11%) Java
14 11 (11.11%) LAMP
14 11 (11.11%) Web Development
15 10 (10.10%) Puppet
15 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (10.10%) CMS
15 10 (10.10%) Perl
15 10 (10.10%) Oracle
15 10 (10.10%) CRM

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (12.12%) Apache
2 10 (10.10%) CMS
3 8 (8.08%) Drupal
4 7 (7.07%) WordPress
5 6 (6.06%) Joomla!
5 6 (6.06%) Node.js
6 5 (5.05%) IIS
7 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.02%) Moodle
8 1 (1.01%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Photoshop
1 4 (4.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.01%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 20 (20.20%) Magento
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.01%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) HTTP
1 1 (1.01%) Extranet
1 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (45.45%) MySQL
2 9 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.02%) Informix
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.01%) SQLite
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Subversion
1 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.04%) Grunt
3 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.02%) Selenium
4 2 (2.02%) JMeter
5 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.01%) WatiN
5 1 (1.01%) JBehave
5 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.01%) RubyGems
5 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (7.07%) Marketing
2 2 (2.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.01%) Automotive
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
3 1 (1.01%) Games
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (80.81%) Developer
2 32 (32.32%) PHP Developer
3 11 (11.11%) Magento Developer
4 10 (10.10%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Web Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Drupal Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 5 (5.05%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Junior PHP Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Junior Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Junior
9 3 (3.03%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) PHP Magento Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Designer
10 2 (2.02%) Graduate PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (63.64%) HTML
2 59 (59.60%) CSS
3 26 (26.26%) jQuery
4 20 (20.20%) HTML5
5 16 (16.16%) CSS3
5 16 (16.16%) Ajax
6 13 (13.13%) .NET
6 13 (13.13%) AngularJS
7 12 (12.12%) Symfony
7 12 (12.12%) Backbone.js
7 12 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (11.11%) LAMP
9 9 (9.09%) Ember.js
10 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET
10 6 (6.06%) Web Services
10 6 (6.06%) XML
10 6 (6.06%) Sass
11 5 (5.05%) Yii
11 5 (5.05%) CakePHP
11 5 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.05%) Open Source
4 3 (3.03%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Social Network
5 1 (1.01%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Linux
2 8 (8.08%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.05%) UNIX
4 3 (3.03%) Windows
5 2 (2.02%) Solaris
5 2 (2.02%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Fedora
6 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) E-Commerce
2 14 (14.14%) MVC
3 13 (13.13%) OO
4 11 (11.11%) Web Development
5 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.10%) CRM
6 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.09%) DevOps
7 7 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (7.07%) Web Design
7 7 (7.07%) OOP
7 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.06%) Content Management
8 6 (6.06%) Scrum
9 3 (3.03%) Project Management
9 3 (3.03%) SEO
9 3 (3.03%) Workflow
9 3 (3.03%) Validation
9 3 (3.03%) Migration
9 3 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (61.62%) JavaScript
2 17 (17.17%) SQL
3 11 (11.11%) Java
4 10 (10.10%) Perl
5 8 (8.08%) Python
5 8 (8.08%) Scala
6 6 (6.06%) PHP5
7 5 (5.05%) PHP4
8 4 (4.04%) ActionScript
9 3 (3.03%) Ruby
9 3 (3.03%) C#
10 2 (2.02%) C++
10 2 (2.02%) Korn
10 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.02%) VB
10 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.01%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (10.10%) Puppet
2 9 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.06%) Nagios
4 3 (3.03%) Control-M
4 3 (3.03%) Ansible
5 2 (2.02%) Salt
6 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Zend
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle
3 6 (6.06%) SAP
3 6 (6.06%) JD Edwards
4 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.03%) VMware
5 3 (3.03%) Adobe
6 2 (2.02%) Sybase
6 2 (2.02%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.01%) iRise
7 1 (1.01%) Twitter
7 1 (1.01%) Marketo
7 1 (1.01%) HubSpot
7 1 (1.01%) Google
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.01%) Citrix
7 1 (1.01%) BMC
7 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.01%) Sony
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