Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 45 61
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.31% 3.41% 2.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.55% 10.81% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 46
Birmingham median daily rate £440 £413 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.08% +53.18%
10th Percentile £243 £276 £278
90th Percentile £511 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £325 £348
% change year-on-year +23.08% -6.47% +39.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +122.93% +17.65%

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 504 472 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.27% 31.57% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 342 387
Birmingham median daily rate £407 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £544 £513 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £40.75 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.61% +34.71% +27.37%
10th Percentile £15.23 £23.88 £14.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £38.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.22 £29.50
% change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61% +13.46%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) HTML
2 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 13 (39.39%) Zend
3 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
4 12 (36.36%) REST
4 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 12 (36.36%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) OO
5 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (30.30%) PHPUnit
6 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
6 10 (30.30%) OO PHP
7 9 (27.27%) Docker
7 9 (27.27%) Doctrine
8 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
8 8 (24.24%) Unix
9 7 (21.21%) MySQL
9 7 (21.21%) Mac OS X
9 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.21%) TDD
10 6 (18.18%) Web Development
10 6 (18.18%) BDD
10 6 (18.18%) Behat
10 6 (18.18%) User Experience
10 6 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (15.15%) DevOps
11 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (15.15%) HTML5

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 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) Moodle
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
1 1 (3.03%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
3 7 (21.21%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
2 10 (30.30%) PHPUnit
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (6.06%) Advertising
1 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) PHP Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Backend Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Developer
5 3 (9.09%) React Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Backend Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UI Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UI/UX Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UX Developer
6 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Linux Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Magento Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (3.03%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) CSS
1 14 (42.42%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) REST
3 9 (27.27%) Doctrine
4 6 (18.18%) Behat
5 5 (15.15%) HTML5
6 4 (12.12%) JMS
6 4 (12.12%) Laravel
6 4 (12.12%) React
7 3 (9.09%) jQuery
7 3 (9.09%) LAMP
8 2 (6.06%) Ajax
8 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.06%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (6.06%) CSS3
8 2 (6.06%) Sass
8 2 (6.06%) Web Services
9 1 (3.03%) .NET
9 1 (3.03%) SOAP
9 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
3 7 (21.21%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
5 1 (3.03%) Debian
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (33.33%) OO
3 10 (30.30%) OO PHP
4 7 (21.21%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.18%) BDD
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (18.18%) Web Development
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) DevOps
6 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.12%) Open Source
7 4 (12.12%) Prototyping
7 4 (12.12%) Web Design
7 4 (12.12%) Wireframes
8 3 (9.09%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) PHP 7
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) NFS
2 1 (3.03%) Samba
2 1 (3.03%) Squid
2 1 (3.03%) Varnish
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.03%) Capistrano
2 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) Salt
2 1 (3.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Zend
2 3 (9.09%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) WSO2