Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 89 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 -23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 23 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.54% 1.02% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.07% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 24
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £440 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +55.75% -22.07%
10th Percentile £263 £318 £213
90th Percentile £428 £480 £384
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 1418 1494 1346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.59% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 971 845
Birmingham median daily rate £380 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £222 £225 £208
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 70
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -6.45% -
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £39.75 £36.73 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +2.94%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 12 (52.17%) MySQL
5 11 (47.83%) OO
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (43.48%) Web Development
7 9 (39.13%) jQuery
7 9 (39.13%) OO PHP
8 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
9 7 (30.43%) MVC
10 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
10 6 (26.09%) RESTful
10 6 (26.09%) Laravel
11 5 (21.74%) Doctrine
11 5 (21.74%) HTML5
11 5 (21.74%) Symfony
11 5 (21.74%) Zend
12 4 (17.39%) TDD
12 4 (17.39%) Drupal
12 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 4 (17.39%) Case Management
12 4 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (17.39%) LESS
13 3 (13.04%) Grunt
13 3 (13.04%) CSS3
13 3 (13.04%) gulp
13 3 (13.04%) Microsoft

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 4 (17.39%) Drupal
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
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 12 (52.17%) MySQL
2 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Grunt
2 3 (13.04%) gulp
2 3 (13.04%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) CSS
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) jQuery
3 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
4 6 (26.09%) Laravel
4 6 (26.09%) RESTful
5 5 (21.74%) Doctrine
5 5 (21.74%) HTML5
5 5 (21.74%) Symfony
6 4 (17.39%) LESS
6 4 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 3 (13.04%) CSS3
7 3 (13.04%) LAMP
8 2 (8.70%) Ajax
9 1 (4.35%) Behat
9 1 (4.35%) CakePHP
9 1 (4.35%) SAML
9 1 (4.35%) SOAP
9 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) OO
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Web Development
3 9 (39.13%) OO PHP
4 7 (30.43%) MVC
5 4 (17.39%) Case Management
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (8.70%) OOP
7 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Service Design
8 1 (4.35%) API Integration
8 1 (4.35%) DevOps
8 1 (4.35%) Migration
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
8 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) PHP 4
3 3 (13.04%) PHP 5
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.35%) Python
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Zend
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft