The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services 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 Zend over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Zend Technologies Ltd.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank - 100 92
Contract jobs citing Zend 0 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.16% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.33% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate - £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +182.05%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1218 896 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.22% 48.91% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 389 446
Average daily rate £350 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 114 97
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Zend
England

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Zend Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Zend
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Zend Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Zend
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 Zend within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Zend
England

Zend
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Zend 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 Zend.

1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) MySQL
3 3 (60.00%) OOP
3 3 (60.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) XHTML
4 2 (40.00%) CRM
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Smarty
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) OO PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (20.00%) Zend Framework
5 1 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
5 1 (20.00%) PHP5
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) LAMP

Zend
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Zend 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 Zend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Zend Developer
3 1 (20.00%) OO PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) XHTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) Smarty
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Zend Framework
3 1 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OOP
1 3 (60.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) OO PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
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