Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PHP Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 80 81
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 14 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.99% 1.23% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.29% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 17
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £363 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -16.67% +61.11%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £303
90th Percentile £508 £458 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +29.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £15.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,366 1,554 1,398
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.22% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1,099 873
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £187 £216 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 46 54
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% -6.78% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £8.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.25 £39.38 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% +13.33% -9.37%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in Birmingham

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Zend
3 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 6 (42.86%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) CSS
4 5 (35.71%) PHPUnit
4 5 (35.71%) REST
4 5 (35.71%) OO PHP
5 4 (28.57%) Docker
5 4 (28.57%) Doctrine
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) MySQL
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (21.43%) LAMP
6 3 (21.43%) JMS
6 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Laravel
6 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Behat

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
1 1 (7.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (35.71%) PHPUnit
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) Doctrine
3 3 (21.43%) Behat
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) JMS
3 3 (21.43%) LAMP
3 3 (21.43%) Laravel
4 2 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (14.29%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (7.14%) LESS
5 1 (7.14%) Sass
5 1 (7.14%) Semantic UI
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) OO PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Case Management
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (14.29%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) Line Management
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Web Design
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Zend