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 24 June 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.

PHP
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 57 42
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15  
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.46% 1.58% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.86% 4.39% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 21
Median daily rate £344 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +196.87% -58.97%  

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 222 296 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.75% 35.97% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 213 166
Median daily rate £388 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.50 £38.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +43.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.60 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 28 (52.83%) MySQL
2 27 (50.94%) HTML
3 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (47.17%) CSS
4 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
5 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
6 17 (32.08%) Linux
7 16 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (26.42%) OO
9 13 (24.53%) DevOps
10 12 (22.64%) OO PHP
10 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
10 12 (22.64%) Web Development
10 12 (22.64%) Puppet
11 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (20.75%) Open Source
11 11 (20.75%) Symfony
11 11 (20.75%) RESTful
11 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
11 11 (20.75%) Ansible
12 10 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (18.87%) MongoDB
12 10 (18.87%) SSL
12 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
12 10 (18.87%) Web Services
13 9 (16.98%) Subversion
13 9 (16.98%) Ruby
13 9 (16.98%) Python
13 9 (16.98%) HTTP

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 6 (11.32%) Drupal
2 4 (7.55%) WordPress
3 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) GitHub
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.89%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.89%) Heroku
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Route 53
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) SSL
2 9 (16.98%) HTTP
2 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (52.83%) MySQL
2 16 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (18.87%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.77%) MS Access
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.98%) Subversion
4 6 (11.32%) Grunt
4 6 (11.32%) gulp
5 4 (7.55%) PHPUnit
6 2 (3.77%) JIRA
7 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.89%) Mocha
7 1 (1.89%) Mockito
7 1 (1.89%) Protractor
7 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Developer
2 23 (43.40%) PHP Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Web Developer
4 9 (16.98%) PHP Web Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Symfony Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Drupal Developer
6 6 (11.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (11.32%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Digital Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Magento Developer
9 3 (5.66%) MySQL Developer
9 3 (5.66%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 3 (5.66%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.94%) HTML
2 25 (47.17%) CSS
3 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
4 11 (20.75%) RESTful
4 11 (20.75%) Symfony
5 10 (18.87%) Web Services
6 7 (13.21%) LESS
7 6 (11.32%) Doctrine
7 6 (11.32%) HTML5
7 6 (11.32%) jQuery
8 5 (9.43%) CSS3
8 5 (9.43%) LAMP
9 4 (7.55%) .NET
9 4 (7.55%) Laravel
9 4 (7.55%) Node.js
9 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.77%) Akka
10 2 (3.77%) Play Framework
10 2 (3.77%) Sass
10 2 (3.77%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) CMDB
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) OO
3 13 (24.53%) DevOps
4 12 (22.64%) OO PHP
4 12 (22.64%) Web Development
5 11 (20.75%) Open Source
6 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.98%) Web Operations
8 8 (15.09%) MVC
9 7 (13.21%) TDD
9 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.32%) Case Management
11 4 (7.55%) BDD
11 4 (7.55%) Front End Development
11 4 (7.55%) Scrum
11 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
12 3 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (5.66%) OOP
12 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.98%) Python
2 9 (16.98%) Ruby
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) Java
4 4 (7.55%) PHP 4
4 4 (7.55%) PHP 5
5 2 (3.77%) Scala
5 2 (3.77%) VBA
6 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) WAI
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Puppet
2 11 (20.75%) Ansible
3 10 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (16.98%) Salt
5 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.89%) collectd
6 1 (1.89%) Kibana
6 1 (1.89%) logstash
6 1 (1.89%) StatsD
6 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Rackspace
2 5 (9.43%) Zend
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago