Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 39 76
Rank change year-on-year -23 +37 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP 38 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.59% 4.05% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.12% 12.13% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 16
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +36.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £244
90th Percentile £488 £538 £381
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +21.15% +8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £9.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 £9.00
% change year-on-year - +271.56% -29.41%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 534 445 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 36.35% 33.41% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 313 339
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £287 £269 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £489
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +17.65% +14.42%
10th Percentile £15.18 £13.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.35 £38.88
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.54% +31.31% -4.81%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Birmingham

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Birmingham

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Birmingham

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for PHP.

1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Git (software)
2 17 (44.74%) Linux
3 16 (42.11%) Zend
4 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (36.84%) HTML
5 14 (36.84%) MySQL
6 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
6 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
7 12 (31.58%) OO PHP
7 12 (31.58%) OO
7 12 (31.58%) REST
8 11 (28.95%) PHPUnit
8 11 (28.95%) CSS
8 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (26.32%) Docker
9 10 (26.32%) Doctrine
10 9 (23.68%) Continuous Deployment
10 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
11 8 (21.05%) Mac OS X
11 8 (21.05%) Unix
11 8 (21.05%) BDD
11 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
12 7 (18.42%) HTML5
12 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
12 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
12 7 (18.42%) Behat
13 6 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design

PHP
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 3 (7.89%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) Moodle
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.26%) WordPress
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) SSL
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) SMS
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) MySQL
2 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.89%) Redis
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.26%) Couchbase
5 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Git (software)
2 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (28.95%) PHPUnit
4 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 6 (15.79%) Subversion
5 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
5 3 (7.89%) Jasmine
5 3 (7.89%) Mocha
5 3 (7.89%) Selenium
6 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.26%) Maven
6 2 (5.26%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (13.16%) Marketing
1 5 (13.16%) Persian Language
2 3 (7.89%) Automotive
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) PHP Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Backend Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Digital Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Backend Developer
6 2 (5.26%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Magento Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) HTML
2 12 (31.58%) REST
3 11 (28.95%) CSS
4 10 (26.32%) Doctrine
5 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
5 7 (18.42%) Behat
5 7 (18.42%) HTML5
6 6 (15.79%) Laravel
6 6 (15.79%) Sass
7 5 (13.16%) Ajax
7 5 (13.16%) Node.js
8 4 (10.53%) JMS
8 4 (10.53%) jQuery
8 4 (10.53%) Symfony
8 4 (10.53%) Web Services
9 3 (7.89%) LAMP
9 3 (7.89%) LESS
9 3 (7.89%) SOAP
10 2 (5.26%) Express
10 2 (5.26%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.26%) Wiki
3 1 (2.63%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Mac OS X
2 8 (21.05%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) CentOS
4 2 (5.26%) Debian
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) OO
3 12 (31.58%) OO PHP
4 9 (23.68%) Continuous Deployment
4 9 (23.68%) Scrum
5 8 (21.05%) BDD
5 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Web Development
8 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) DevOps
8 5 (13.16%) Front End Development
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
8 5 (13.16%) Web Design
9 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.53%) MVC
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.79%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) PHP 7
3 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) NFS
3 2 (5.26%) Samba
3 2 (5.26%) Squid
3 2 (5.26%) Varnish
3 2 (5.26%) Xen
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Capistrano
2 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
2 2 (5.26%) WMI
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.63%) Kibana
3 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Zend
2 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Splunk
3 2 (5.26%) WSO2
4 1 (2.63%) Rackspace