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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 77 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing PHP 40 55 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 2.25% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.64% 7.54% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 18
Average daily rate
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£240 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £232 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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
709 729 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.49% 29.77% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 429 345
Average daily rate £335 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £94.50 £37.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -9 11 £256 -26.78% 16
Warwickshire +1 7 £200 -32.77% 9
Coventry 0 6 £250 -28.57% 5
Worcestershire +3 4 £214 -5.00% 2
Shropshire - 4 £240 - 3
West Bromwich - 3 £225 -
Staffordshire -5 2 £249 -14.95% 5
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 76 (64.96%) MySQL
2 75 (64.10%) HTML
3 69 (58.97%) CSS
4 63 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 39 (33.33%) jQuery
6 31 (26.50%) WordPress
7 28 (23.93%) HTML5
8 26 (22.22%) Linux
9 22 (18.80%) LAMP
9 22 (18.80%) CSS3
10 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (14.53%) Joomla!
11 16 (13.68%) CMS
12 15 (12.82%) Ajax
12 15 (12.82%) Magento
12 15 (12.82%) Git (software)
13 14 (11.97%) Web Development
14 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 13 (11.11%) Google
15 12 (10.26%) MVC
16 11 (9.40%) Photoshop
16 11 (9.40%) Laravel
17 9 (7.69%) .NET
17 9 (7.69%) OOP
17 9 (7.69%) Web Services
17 9 (7.69%) Symfony
18 8 (6.84%) Subversion
18 8 (6.84%) SQL
18 8 (6.84%) AngularJS
19 7 (5.98%) Plesk

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 31 (26.50%) WordPress
2 17 (14.53%) Joomla!
3 16 (13.68%) CMS
4 7 (5.98%) Drupal
5 6 (5.13%) Apache
6 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.85%) Moodle
7 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) GitHub
1 4 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.56%) PaaS
3 2 (1.71%) Heroku
3 2 (1.71%) Joyent
3 2 (1.71%) IaaS
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.71%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.85%) Boomi
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) Intranet
2 2 (1.71%) Firewall
2 2 (1.71%) VLAN
3 1 (0.85%) ASN.1
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (64.96%) MySQL
2 5 (4.27%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.84%) Subversion
3 4 (3.42%) JIRA
3 4 (3.42%) PhpStorm
4 2 (1.71%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.71%) Selenium
4 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.71%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.85%) Grunt
5 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (5.98%) Marketing
2 5 (4.27%) Finance
3 3 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (88.03%) Developer
2 68 (58.12%) PHP Developer
3 14 (11.97%) Web Developer
4 13 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 12 (10.26%) MySQL Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Magento Developer
7 6 (5.13%) AWS Developer
7 6 (5.13%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 6 (5.13%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (3.42%) PHP Magento Developer
8 4 (3.42%) WordPress Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Intranet Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Senior Developer
10 2 (1.71%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.71%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (64.10%) HTML
2 69 (58.97%) CSS
3 39 (33.33%) jQuery
4 28 (23.93%) HTML5
5 22 (18.80%) CSS3
5 22 (18.80%) LAMP
6 15 (12.82%) Ajax
7 11 (9.40%) Laravel
8 9 (7.69%) Symfony
8 9 (7.69%) .NET
8 9 (7.69%) Web Services
9 8 (6.84%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.98%) XHTML
11 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.42%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (3.42%) Sass
11 4 (3.42%) REST
11 4 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (2.56%) LESS
13 2 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) New Media
2 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.42%) Social Media
4 3 (2.56%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.85%) VAX
6 1 (0.85%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.56%) Windows
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) VMS
4 1 (0.85%) OpenVMS
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.97%) Web Development
3 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 12 (10.26%) MVC
5 9 (7.69%) OOP
6 6 (5.13%) Workflow
7 5 (4.27%) Web Design
7 5 (4.27%) OO
8 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (2.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (2.56%) Open Source
9 3 (2.56%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (2.56%) Project Management
9 3 (2.56%) SEO
9 3 (2.56%) Scrum
10 2 (1.71%) Migration
10 2 (1.71%) TDD
10 2 (1.71%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 8 (6.84%) SQL
3 6 (5.13%) Java
3 6 (5.13%) PHP5
4 5 (4.27%) C#
5 4 (3.42%) Python
5 4 (3.42%) PHP4
5 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.71%) Perl
6 2 (1.71%) C
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) Pascal
7 1 (0.85%) DCL
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
1 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) Plesk
2 2 (1.71%) Puppet
2 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Google
2 7 (5.98%) Zend
3 6 (5.13%) Adobe
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle
5 2 (1.71%) Apple
5 2 (1.71%) Facebook
5 2 (1.71%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) Dell
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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