The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 64 50
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 19 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.09% 0.49% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 0.52% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 12
Median daily rate £325 £338 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +14.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £348 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 584 774 744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 94.96% 94.51% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 547 495
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 34
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 15 (65.22%) CSS
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (56.52%) MySQL
5 11 (47.83%) OO
6 10 (43.48%) OO PHP
7 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Web Development
8 8 (34.78%) RESTful
9 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
9 7 (30.43%) Symfony
10 6 (26.09%) MVC
10 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
11 5 (21.74%) Doctrine
11 5 (21.74%) Case Management
11 5 (21.74%) jQuery
11 5 (21.74%) LESS
11 5 (21.74%) Zend
12 4 (17.39%) LAMP
12 4 (17.39%) TDD
12 4 (17.39%) Linux
12 4 (17.39%) HTML5
12 4 (17.39%) Laravel
12 4 (17.39%) gulp
12 4 (17.39%) Grunt
13 3 (13.04%) PHP 5
13 3 (13.04%) PHP 4
13 3 (13.04%) Test Automation

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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Drupal
2 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) MySQL
2 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Grunt
2 4 (17.39%) gulp
3 2 (8.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) CSS
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 8 (34.78%) RESTful
3 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
3 7 (30.43%) Symfony
4 5 (21.74%) Doctrine
4 5 (21.74%) jQuery
4 5 (21.74%) LESS
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) LAMP
5 4 (17.39%) Laravel
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 2 (8.70%) Ajax
7 2 (8.70%) CSS3
7 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.35%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) OO
2 10 (43.48%) OO PHP
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Web Development
4 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 5 (21.74%) Case Management
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) OOP
9 1 (4.35%) BDD
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
9 1 (4.35%) DevOps
9 1 (4.35%) Internet Marketing
9 1 (4.35%) Scrum
9 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.35%) Service Design
9 1 (4.35%) Time Management
9 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) PHP 4
3 3 (13.04%) PHP 5
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Zend
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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