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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 39 37 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing PHP 20 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.08% 3.26% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.85% 10.77% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 13
Median daily rate £440 £313 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.64% +20.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 226 195 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.82% 30.23% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 133 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +3.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £11.75 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.63% -51.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £36.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Birmingham

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Birmingham

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for PHP.

1 29 (60.42%) Linux
1 29 (60.42%) Git (software)
2 26 (54.17%) MySQL
3 23 (47.92%) HTTP
3 23 (47.92%) Configuration Management
3 23 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (47.92%) Jenkins
4 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 19 (39.58%) CSS
6 19 (39.58%) Puppet
6 19 (39.58%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (39.58%) Ansible
6 19 (39.58%) DevOps
7 18 (37.50%) Python
7 18 (37.50%) Ruby
8 17 (35.42%) HTML
8 17 (35.42%) Rackspace
8 17 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (33.33%) Web Services
9 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 16 (33.33%) SSL
9 16 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (33.33%) Salt
9 16 (33.33%) Web Operations
10 15 (31.25%) Subversion
10 15 (31.25%) MongoDB
10 15 (31.25%) Open Source
11 12 (25.00%) Web Development
12 9 (18.75%) OO

PHP
Top Related 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 (8.33%) WordPress
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) Drupal
2 3 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (6.25%) Route 53
2 3 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (47.92%) HTTP
2 16 (33.33%) SSL
2 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) MySQL
2 16 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (31.25%) MongoDB
4 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (60.42%) Git (software)
2 23 (47.92%) Jenkins
3 15 (31.25%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) Grunt
4 1 (2.08%) gulp
4 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) JMeter
4 1 (2.08%) Mocha
4 1 (2.08%) Mockito
4 1 (2.08%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) WebOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Digital Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.17%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) CSS
2 17 (35.42%) HTML
3 16 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.33%) RESTful
4 4 (8.33%) Symfony
5 3 (6.25%) CSS3
5 3 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (6.25%) LAMP
5 3 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (6.25%) Sensu
6 2 (4.17%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) Laravel
6 2 (4.17%) Node.js
6 2 (4.17%) React
6 2 (4.17%) Sass
7 1 (2.08%) Behat
7 1 (2.08%) Express
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
7 1 (2.08%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Mac OS X
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Configuration Management
1 23 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (39.58%) DevOps
4 16 (33.33%) Web Operations
5 15 (31.25%) Open Source
6 12 (25.00%) Web Development
7 9 (18.75%) OO
7 9 (18.75%) OO PHP
7 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (16.67%) Line Management
8 8 (16.67%) Web Design
9 7 (14.58%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.58%) Visualisation
10 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.25%) BDD
11 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Front End Development
12 2 (4.17%) MVC
12 2 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (37.50%) Python
2 18 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) PHP 5
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Groovy
5 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (39.58%) Ansible
1 19 (39.58%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (39.58%) Puppet
2 16 (33.33%) Salt
3 3 (6.25%) collectd
3 3 (6.25%) Kibana
3 3 (6.25%) logstash
3 3 (6.25%) StatsD
3 3 (6.25%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Rackspace
2 3 (6.25%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.08%) Splunk
3 1 (2.08%) Zend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 5 days ago