The table below looks at the statistics for PHP5 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 PHP5 over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 117 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing PHP5 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.084% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £310 £298
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
858 745 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.85% 31.17% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 432 290
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.20 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

PHP5
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP5 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PHP5
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP5 across the West Midlands region.

PHP5 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP5
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the West Midlands region.

PHP5 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP5
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 PHP5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +2 4 £330 +20.00% 4
Staffordshire - 2 - - 4
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
PHP5
England

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP5 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 PHP5.

1 13 (100.00%) PHP
2 12 (92.31%) MySQL
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
4 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (69.23%) MVC
6 8 (61.54%) OOP
6 8 (61.54%) Ajax
7 6 (46.15%) jQuery
8 5 (38.46%) Drupal
9 4 (30.77%) Laravel
9 4 (30.77%) OO
9 4 (30.77%) Apache
9 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
9 4 (30.77%) Yii
9 4 (30.77%) Zend
10 3 (23.08%) PhpStorm
10 3 (23.08%) Adobe
10 3 (23.08%) Linux
10 3 (23.08%) PHP4
10 3 (23.08%) Subversion
11 2 (15.38%) NetBeans
11 2 (15.38%) HTML5
11 2 (15.38%) Magento
11 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 2 (15.38%) Web Services
11 2 (15.38%) CSS3
12 1 (7.69%) User Experience
12 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (7.69%) XML

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP5 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 PHP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) Drupal
2 4 (30.77%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) PhpStorm
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) NetBeans
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
1 10 (76.92%) PHP Developer
2 4 (30.77%) PHP Drupal Developer
3 3 (23.08%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 3 (23.08%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) CSS
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) Ajax
3 6 (46.15%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) Laravel
4 4 (30.77%) Yii
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) LAMP
6 1 (7.69%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
1 1 (7.69%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) MVC
2 8 (61.54%) OOP
3 4 (30.77%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) SEO
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PHP4
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Zend
2 3 (23.08%) Adobe
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.69%) Google