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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 52 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing PHP 73 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.00% 2.15% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.75% 7.11% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.18% +64.44%
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
749 689 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.81% 30.18% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 410 239
Average daily rate £325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 19
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.75 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.11% -12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £18.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -6 26 £294 -16.07% 22
West Bromwich - 13 £225 -
Staffordshire - 9 £286 - 8
Warwickshire +3 8 £240 -18.98% 12
Coventry -4 4 £313 -10.71% 2
Worcestershire +3 1 £300 -1.63% 7
Herefordshire - 1 £188 - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 67 (60.36%) HTML
2 65 (58.56%) MySQL
3 61 (54.95%) CSS
4 57 (51.35%) JavaScript
5 40 (36.04%) jQuery
6 29 (26.13%) WordPress
7 26 (23.42%) Linux
8 25 (22.52%) HTML5
9 23 (20.72%) CSS3
9 23 (20.72%) LAMP
10 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (15.32%) Joomla!
12 16 (14.41%) Web Development
13 15 (13.51%) CMS
13 15 (13.51%) Web Services
14 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
15 13 (11.71%) Ajax
15 13 (11.71%) Google
16 12 (10.81%) MVC
16 12 (10.81%) Finance
16 12 (10.81%) E-Commerce
17 11 (9.91%) Photoshop
17 11 (9.91%) MongoDB
18 10 (9.01%) Magento
18 10 (9.01%) REST
18 10 (9.01%) OOP
19 8 (7.21%) Apache
19 8 (7.21%) SQL
19 8 (7.21%) Java
19 8 (7.21%) Subversion

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 29 (26.13%) WordPress
2 17 (15.32%) Joomla!
3 15 (13.51%) CMS
4 8 (7.21%) Apache
5 7 (6.31%) Drupal
6 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.80%) MS Project
2 2 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.70%) PaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.80%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Heroku
3 2 (1.80%) GitHub
3 2 (1.80%) Joyent
3 2 (1.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.90%) Boomi
4 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Intranet
2 2 (1.80%) VLAN
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
3 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.90%) ASN.1
3 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (58.56%) MySQL
2 11 (9.91%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.21%) Subversion
3 6 (5.41%) PHPUnit
4 4 (3.60%) PhpStorm
5 3 (2.70%) JIRA
6 2 (1.80%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.80%) Selenium
7 1 (0.90%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.90%) Grunt
7 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.90%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.90%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Marketing
3 4 (3.60%) Automotive
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Games
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (87.39%) Developer
2 60 (54.05%) PHP Developer
3 14 (12.61%) Web Developer
3 14 (12.61%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 13 (11.71%) MySQL Developer
5 7 (6.31%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (5.41%) AWS Developer
7 5 (4.50%) WordPress Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Magento Developer
8 4 (3.60%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Administrator
9 3 (2.70%) Senior PHP Developer
10 2 (1.80%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.80%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (1.80%) HTML Developer
10 2 (1.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (60.36%) HTML
2 61 (54.95%) CSS
3 40 (36.04%) jQuery
4 25 (22.52%) HTML5
5 23 (20.72%) CSS3
5 23 (20.72%) LAMP
6 15 (13.51%) Web Services
7 13 (11.71%) Ajax
8 10 (9.01%) REST
9 8 (7.21%) Laravel
10 7 (6.31%) .NET
10 7 (6.31%) XML
11 6 (5.41%) JSON
11 6 (5.41%) Symfony
11 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.50%) Sass
12 5 (4.50%) XHTML
13 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
13 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (2.70%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) New Media
2 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.60%) User Experience
3 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.80%) Social Media
3 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.90%) Linked Data
4 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.90%) VAX
4 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.42%) Linux
2 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.70%) Android
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.70%) UNIX
3 3 (2.70%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.90%) CentOS
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.90%) VMS
5 1 (0.90%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.41%) Web Development
3 12 (10.81%) MVC
3 12 (10.81%) E-Commerce
4 10 (9.01%) OOP
5 6 (5.41%) Web Design
6 5 (4.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (4.50%) OO
7 4 (3.60%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.60%) Open Source
7 4 (3.60%) Unit Testing
7 4 (3.60%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (2.70%) iOS Development
8 3 (2.70%) SEO
8 3 (2.70%) Workflow
8 3 (2.70%) Scrum
9 2 (1.80%) Content Management
9 2 (1.80%) TDD
9 2 (1.80%) Migration
9 2 (1.80%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 57 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.21%) SQL
2 8 (7.21%) Java
2 8 (7.21%) PHP5
3 5 (4.50%) C#
4 4 (3.60%) Python
4 4 (3.60%) PHP4
5 3 (2.70%) Perl
6 2 (1.80%) C
6 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.90%) Scala
7 1 (0.90%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.90%) DCL
7 1 (0.90%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) Pascal
7 1 (0.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) XenServer
3 1 (0.90%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Plesk
2 2 (1.80%) Puppet
2 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.80%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) Google
2 7 (6.31%) Zend
3 6 (5.41%) Adobe
4 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.80%) Apple
5 2 (1.80%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.80%) Facebook
6 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.90%) Sun
6 1 (0.90%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) Dell
6 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle
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