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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 82 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 68 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.10% 1.85% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.81% 6.14% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 38
Median daily rate £300 £273 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £382 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +34.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £18.75 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-18.66% -44.11%
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
999 749 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.92% 30.13% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 434 445
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.37 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -16 10 £363 +51.04% 2
Warwickshire -6 9 £278 +29.06% 16
Staffordshire +5 8 £300 +15.38% 3
Birmingham -16 8 £325 -10.34% 17
Wolverhampton - 5 £300 - 3
Worcestershire -2 2 £213 -0.58% 6
Solihull -8 2 £263 -25.00% 2
Coventry -21 2 £325 +13.04% 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 81 (69.83%) JavaScript
2 68 (58.62%) Web Development
3 65 (56.03%) HTML
4 63 (54.31%) CSS
5 59 (50.86%) Java
6 43 (37.07%) CRM
7 42 (36.21%) Digital Media
8 41 (35.34%) Network Security
8 41 (35.34%) ERP
9 40 (34.48%) MySQL
10 24 (20.69%) MVC
10 24 (20.69%) WordPress
11 23 (19.83%) HTML5
11 23 (19.83%) .NET
12 18 (15.52%) Front End Development
13 17 (14.66%) C#
13 17 (14.66%) CMS
14 15 (12.93%) CSS3
15 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (11.21%) SQL
16 13 (11.21%) Linux
17 12 (10.34%) jQuery
17 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
18 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
18 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
18 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
19 10 (8.62%) JIRA
19 10 (8.62%) Puppet
19 10 (8.62%) LAMP
19 10 (8.62%) Ruby

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (20.69%) WordPress
2 17 (14.66%) CMS
3 8 (6.90%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.45%) ColdFusion
5 3 (2.59%) Confluence
5 3 (2.59%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.72%) Apache
6 2 (1.72%) Drupal
7 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.86%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.72%) GitHub
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.86%) IaaS
4 1 (0.86%) PaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Route 53
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (35.34%) Network Security
2 2 (1.72%) DNS
2 2 (1.72%) Firewall
2 2 (1.72%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.86%) LDAP
3 1 (0.86%) SNMP
3 1 (0.86%) TACACS
3 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.48%) MySQL
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.72%) MS Access
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) JIRA
2 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.45%) NetBeans
2 4 (3.45%) Zend Studio
3 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.86%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.86%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.86%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.86%) Subversion
4 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.03%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Electronics
3 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Automotive
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 93 (80.17%) Developer
2 52 (44.83%) PHP Developer
3 14 (12.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (11.21%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (10.34%) Web Developer
6 10 (8.62%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.03%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.03%) HTML CSS Developer
7 7 (6.03%) HTML Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Umbraco Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.31%) WordPress Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Junior PHP Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (56.03%) HTML
2 63 (54.31%) CSS
3 23 (19.83%) .NET
3 23 (19.83%) HTML5
4 15 (12.93%) CSS3
5 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
5 12 (10.34%) jQuery
6 10 (8.62%) LAMP
7 9 (7.76%) Sass
8 8 (6.90%) REST
8 8 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (6.03%) Node.js
9 7 (6.03%) Web Services
10 6 (5.17%) JSON
11 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.31%) Razor View Engine
12 4 (3.45%) LESS
12 4 (3.45%) Symfony
13 3 (2.59%) Hibernate
13 3 (2.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (36.21%) Digital Media
2 7 (6.03%) CMDB
3 5 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.31%) User Experience
4 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.72%) EPoS
6 2 (1.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Telematics
7 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) Windows
3 3 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.72%) Android
4 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.72%) Unix
5 1 (0.86%) CentOS
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.62%) Web Development
2 43 (37.07%) CRM
3 41 (35.34%) ERP
4 24 (20.69%) MVC
5 18 (15.52%) Front End Development
6 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
8 9 (7.76%) OOP
9 7 (6.03%) TDD
10 6 (5.17%) OO PHP
11 5 (4.31%) OO
12 4 (3.45%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.45%) DevOps
12 4 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
13 3 (2.59%) API Integration
14 2 (1.72%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 2 (1.72%) Scrum
14 2 (1.72%) SEO
14 2 (1.72%) Software Engineering
14 2 (1.72%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 81 (69.83%) JavaScript
2 59 (50.86%) Java
3 17 (14.66%) C#
4 13 (11.21%) SQL
5 10 (8.62%) Ruby
6 8 (6.90%) PHP 5
6 8 (6.90%) Python
7 2 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.86%) Perl
8 1 (0.86%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) ISEB
1 7 (6.03%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) CCNA
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.86%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) Puppet
2 8 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.86%) Ansible
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.86%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.86%) Kibana
4 1 (0.86%) logstash
4 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.86%) Plesk
Vendors
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle
2 5 (4.31%) Zend
3 3 (2.59%) VMware
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco
4 2 (1.72%) Citrix
4 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.86%) Adobe
5 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.86%) Epicor
5 1 (0.86%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.86%) Juniper
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.86%) Splunk
5 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Digital Skills
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago