The table below looks at the statistics for PHP 5 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 5 over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 145 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% - 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% - 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £350 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £318
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
PHP 5
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
1026 746 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.27% 30.18% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 430 439
Median daily rate £368 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.08% +4.61%
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 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.45 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.46 £64.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

PHP 5
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

PHP 5 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PHP 5
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 5 across the West Midlands region.

PHP 5 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 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 5.

1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) MySQL
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) OOP
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (50.00%) Smartphone
4 4 (50.00%) NetBeans
4 4 (50.00%) Zend
4 4 (50.00%) Zend Studio
4 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (37.50%) API Integration
5 3 (37.50%) Symfony
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (25.00%) CSS3
6 2 (25.00%) LESS
6 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (12.50%) Drupal
7 1 (12.50%) PHP 7
7 1 (12.50%) Laravel
7 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
7 1 (12.50%) Network Security
7 1 (12.50%) WordPress

PHP 5
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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) Joomla!
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (50.00%) NetBeans
1 4 (50.00%) Zend Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Symfony Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Symfony
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) LESS
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) LAMP
5 1 (12.50%) Laravel
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) API Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PHP 7
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Plesk
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Zend