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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 74 73 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 38 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.62% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.10% 4.53% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 12
Average daily rate
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£298 £250 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £228 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -33.33%
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
623 751 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.79% 35.83% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 434 333
Average daily rate £340 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 34
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Warwickshire +7 12 £295 - 9
Birmingham -7 10 £263 -12.50% 20
Staffordshire +4 3 £363 +45.00% 5
Worcestershire - 3 £218 - 5
Coventry +3 2 - - 3
Wolverhampton 0 2 £325 +47.72% 1
Shropshire - 1 £238 - 3
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 56 (57.14%) MySQL
2 54 (55.10%) HTML
3 52 (53.06%) CSS
4 49 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 27 (27.55%) jQuery
6 24 (24.49%) MVC
7 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (21.43%) Web Services
9 18 (18.37%) Linux
9 18 (18.37%) HTML5
10 17 (17.35%) Apache
10 17 (17.35%) XML
11 16 (16.33%) OO
12 15 (15.31%) Ajax
13 14 (14.29%) Zend
13 14 (14.29%) PHP5
13 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 13 (13.27%) SQL
14 13 (13.27%) LAMP
14 13 (13.27%) Symfony
14 13 (13.27%) Drupal
14 13 (13.27%) AngularJS
15 12 (12.24%) Web Application Development
15 12 (12.24%) IIS
15 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
16 11 (11.22%) OOP
16 11 (11.22%) User Experience
16 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (11.22%) Magento
16 11 (11.22%) Git (software)

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 17 (17.35%) Apache
2 13 (13.27%) Drupal
3 12 (12.24%) IIS
4 8 (8.16%) CMS
5 5 (5.10%) WordPress
6 3 (3.06%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.02%) Liferay
8 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.02%) DNS
2 1 (1.02%) LAN
2 1 (1.02%) WAN
2 1 (1.02%) DHCP
2 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.02%) Firewall
2 1 (1.02%) Intranet
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (57.14%) MySQL
2 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.02%) DataStage
7 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.14%) Subversion
2 7 (7.14%) PHPUnit
3 6 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.06%) Selenium
6 2 (2.04%) JIRA
6 2 (2.04%) JMeter
6 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.02%) WatiN
7 1 (1.02%) JBehave
7 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Automotive
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (63.27%) Developer
2 34 (34.69%) PHP Developer
3 10 (10.20%) Architect
4 9 (9.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (8.16%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Magento Developer
8 4 (4.08%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
9 3 (3.06%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.06%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) PHP Magento Developer
9 3 (3.06%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.10%) HTML
2 52 (53.06%) CSS
3 27 (27.55%) jQuery
4 21 (21.43%) Web Services
5 18 (18.37%) HTML5
6 17 (17.35%) XML
7 15 (15.31%) Ajax
8 13 (13.27%) LAMP
8 13 (13.27%) Symfony
8 13 (13.27%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.20%) Backbone.js
9 10 (10.20%) CSS3
10 9 (9.18%) .NET
10 9 (9.18%) Yii
10 9 (9.18%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (9.18%) Ember.js
11 6 (6.12%) JSON
11 6 (6.12%) REST
11 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
12 5 (5.10%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) User Experience
1 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Open Source
3 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.16%) Blog
4 8 (8.16%) Taxonomies
4 8 (8.16%) Social Media
5 7 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.02%) Social Network
7 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Linux
2 7 (7.14%) UNIX
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 3 (3.06%) Solaris
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) HPUX
6 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) MVC
2 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.33%) OO
4 12 (12.24%) Web Application Development
5 11 (11.22%) OOP
6 10 (10.20%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (8.16%) Time Management
7 8 (8.16%) DevOps
8 7 (7.14%) Web Development
9 6 (6.12%) OO PHP
9 6 (6.12%) Scrum
10 5 (5.10%) Workflow
10 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.10%) Content Management
11 4 (4.08%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.08%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.06%) TDD
12 3 (3.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.29%) PHP5
3 13 (13.27%) SQL
4 10 (10.20%) Java
5 7 (7.14%) Perl
6 6 (6.12%) C#
7 3 (3.06%) C++
7 3 (3.06%) Python
7 3 (3.06%) Korn
8 2 (2.04%) XPath
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.02%) VBA
9 1 (1.02%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) Scala
9 1 (1.02%) PHP4
9 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.02%) RHCE
2 1 (1.02%) CCNP
2 1 (1.02%) CCNA
2 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) KVM
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (8.16%) Puppet
2 5 (5.10%) Ansible
3 2 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Zend
2 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.16%) VMware
4 7 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.04%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.04%) Sun
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
6 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix
6 1 (1.02%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) Dell
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) Adobe
6 1 (1.02%) Apple
6 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.02%) Google
6 1 (1.02%) Twitter
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