Period
to 21 August 2019

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 21 August 2019 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
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 63 34
Rank change year-on-year +33 -29 +44
Contract jobs citing PHP 68 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.95% 2.61% 4.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.20% 7.20% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 31 47
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +36.00%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £290
90th Percentile £584 £488 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -15.63% +23.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.44

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 479 528 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 34.84% 36.24% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 345 313
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £264
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +17.65%
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +39.13% -11.54% +31.31%

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 21 August 2019.

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 21 August 2019, 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 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
1 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) CSS
3 21 (30.88%) Linux
4 20 (29.41%) MySQL
4 20 (29.41%) Java
4 20 (29.41%) DevOps
4 20 (29.41%) Terraform
5 19 (27.94%) AWS
6 18 (26.47%) Laravel
7 17 (25.00%) HTML
8 15 (22.06%) Puppet
9 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
10 13 (19.12%) J2EE
10 13 (19.12%) HTTP
10 13 (19.12%) jQuery
11 12 (17.65%) Web Development
11 12 (17.65%) Configuration Management
11 12 (17.65%) SSL
11 12 (17.65%) .NET
12 11 (16.18%) WordPress
13 10 (14.71%) Games
13 10 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (13.24%) React
14 9 (13.24%) Docker
14 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
15 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
15 8 (11.76%) HTML5
15 8 (11.76%) Front End Development

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 11 (16.18%) WordPress
2 4 (5.88%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) Drupal
3 3 (4.41%) CMS
3 3 (4.41%) nginx
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Jetty
4 2 (2.94%) Mongrel
4 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Magento
2 2 (2.94%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.94%) AWS
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.94%) Azure
3 2 (2.94%) GCP
3 2 (2.94%) GitHub
3 2 (2.94%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.94%) Route 53
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 13 (19.12%) HTTP
3 12 (17.65%) SSL
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 2 (2.94%) DNS
4 2 (2.94%) FTP
4 2 (2.94%) IPsec
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.94%) GitLab
4 2 (2.94%) gulp
4 2 (2.94%) PostCSS
4 2 (2.94%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.47%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.47%) Hudson
5 1 (1.47%) JIRA
5 1 (1.47%) Maven
5 1 (1.47%) Mockito
5 1 (1.47%) Selenium
5 1 (1.47%) sqlmap
5 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 10 (14.71%) Games
2 5 (7.35%) Advertising
3 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (64.71%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (23.53%) PHP Developer
4 15 (22.06%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (22.06%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (20.59%) AWS DevOps
5 14 (20.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 14 (20.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 14 (20.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 8 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (8.82%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Magento Developer
9 3 (4.41%) React Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Node.js Developer
11 1 (1.47%) HTML CSS Developer
11 1 (1.47%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) CSS
2 18 (26.47%) Laravel
3 17 (25.00%) HTML
4 13 (19.12%) J2EE
4 13 (19.12%) jQuery
5 12 (17.65%) .NET
6 9 (13.24%) React
7 8 (11.76%) HTML5
8 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.35%) Node.js
10 3 (4.41%) LAMP
10 3 (4.41%) Redux
10 3 (4.41%) Symfony
11 2 (2.94%) Ajax
11 2 (2.94%) dotless
11 2 (2.94%) OAuth2
11 2 (2.94%) Servlets
11 2 (2.94%) Spring
11 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.94%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
1 2 (2.94%) User Experience
2 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) DevOps
3 12 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.65%) Web Development
4 8 (11.76%) Front End Development
5 5 (7.35%) OO PHP
5 5 (7.35%) TDD
6 4 (5.88%) API Integration
6 4 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.88%) OO
6 4 (5.88%) Open Source
7 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (4.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.94%) BDD
8 2 (2.94%) High Availability
8 2 (2.94%) Scrum
8 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 20 (29.41%) Java
3 7 (10.29%) Python
4 5 (7.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.41%) ES6
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.47%) C#
7 1 (1.47%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) AWS Certification
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) CGEIT
4 1 (1.47%) CISA
4 1 (1.47%) CISM
4 1 (1.47%) CISSP
4 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (29.41%) Terraform
2 15 (22.06%) Puppet
3 10 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.94%) Packer
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.47%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) WooCommerce
2 2 (2.94%) Google
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) VMware
3 1 (1.47%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.47%) Splunk
3 1 (1.47%) Zend