The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 54 80 61
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -19
Contract jobs citing PHP 68 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.86% 1.26% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.23% 3.90% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 19
Average daily rate £305 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £342 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 33 £275 +22.22% 14
Warwickshire - 14 £309 - 7
Coventry - 12 £325 - 3
Staffordshire -4 2 £350 +40.00% 9
Shropshire - 1 £230 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 3
Herefordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 3
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (63.11%) HTML
2 57 (55.34%) JavaScript
3 43 (41.75%) CSS
4 39 (37.86%) MySQL
4 39 (37.86%) jQuery
5 33 (32.04%) HTML5
6 26 (25.24%) SQL
7 22 (21.36%) CSS3
8 21 (20.39%) XML
8 21 (20.39%) Ajax
9 20 (19.42%) SQL Server
10 19 (18.45%) OO
11 18 (17.48%) .NET
11 18 (17.48%) Magento
12 17 (16.50%) OOP
13 14 (13.59%) Java
13 14 (13.59%) E-Commerce
14 13 (12.62%) SOAP
14 13 (12.62%) Responsive Web Design
15 12 (11.65%) REST
15 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
15 12 (11.65%) WordPress
15 12 (11.65%) Linux
15 12 (11.65%) CRM
16 11 (10.68%) Oracle
16 11 (10.68%) JSON
16 11 (10.68%) Symfony
17 10 (9.71%) Drupal
17 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
17 10 (9.71%) Migration

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.65%) WordPress
2 10 (9.71%) Drupal
2 10 (9.71%) CMS
3 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.77%) Apache
5 6 (5.83%) Alfresco
6 4 (3.88%) IIS
7 3 (2.91%) Node.js
8 2 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.97%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.91%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Magento
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.91%) Intranet
3 2 (1.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.97%) Extranet
4 1 (0.97%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (37.86%) MySQL
2 20 (19.42%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) Informix
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.97%) OLAP
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.97%) Redis
7 1 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.80%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.91%) Subversion
4 2 (1.94%) Grunt
5 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.97%) WebSpeed
5 1 (0.97%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.97%) TextMate
5 1 (0.97%) JIRA
5 1 (0.97%) RubyGems
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Automotive
3 4 (3.88%) Marketing
3 4 (3.88%) Games
3 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (83.50%) Developer
2 34 (33.01%) PHP Developer
3 17 (16.50%) Web Developer
4 11 (10.68%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Front-End Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Applications Developer
7 5 (4.85%) UNIX Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Drupal Developer
8 4 (3.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Business Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Systems Developer
8 4 (3.88%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (2.91%) PHP Programmer
9 3 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (63.11%) HTML
2 43 (41.75%) CSS
3 39 (37.86%) jQuery
4 33 (32.04%) HTML5
5 22 (21.36%) CSS3
6 21 (20.39%) XML
6 21 (20.39%) Ajax
7 18 (17.48%) .NET
8 13 (12.62%) SOAP
9 12 (11.65%) REST
10 11 (10.68%) JSON
10 11 (10.68%) Symfony
11 10 (9.71%) JSP
12 9 (8.74%) CGI
13 8 (7.77%) Sass
14 7 (6.80%) LAMP
15 5 (4.85%) Web Services
15 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
15 5 (4.85%) CakePHP
15 5 (4.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Web 2.0
2 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.91%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
1 12 (11.65%) Linux
2 10 (9.71%) UNIX
2 10 (9.71%) Windows
3 6 (5.83%) Android
4 5 (4.85%) Windows CE
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.94%) CentOS
7 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.97%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) OO
2 17 (16.50%) OOP
3 14 (13.59%) E-Commerce
4 13 (12.62%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (11.65%) CRM
6 10 (9.71%) Migration
6 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.74%) TDD
7 9 (8.74%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.77%) Web Development
8 8 (7.77%) Business Analysis
9 7 (6.80%) MVC
9 7 (6.80%) Web Design
9 7 (6.80%) Automated Testing
9 7 (6.80%) iOS Development
10 6 (5.83%) Web Application Development
10 6 (5.83%) ERP
11 5 (4.85%) OOD
11 5 (4.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (55.34%) JavaScript
2 26 (25.24%) SQL
3 14 (13.59%) Java
4 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.83%) Perl
5 5 (4.85%) Ruby
5 5 (4.85%) PHP5
6 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 4 (3.88%) C#
7 3 (2.91%) Python
7 3 (2.91%) Scala
7 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) PHP4
8 1 (0.97%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.94%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Control-M
2 3 (2.91%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Oracle
2 8 (7.77%) Adobe
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.85%) Sybase
4 5 (4.85%) Zend
5 4 (3.88%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.88%) BMC
5 4 (3.88%) SAP
6 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.91%) Sony
7 2 (1.94%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.97%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.97%) iRise
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