Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 50 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.22% 3.35% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.22% 8.72% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 20
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £430 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +66.99% -14.17%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £212
90th Percentile £526 £538 £393
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.44 £15.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year +122.93% +17.65% -46.37%

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 489 585 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.45% 38.46% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 369 256
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £234
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +16.26%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 (58.00%) MySQL
2 26 (52.00%) HTML
3 22 (44.00%) CSS
4 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (34.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (30.00%) DevOps
7 14 (28.00%) Linux
7 14 (28.00%) Python
8 13 (26.00%) Web Development
8 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (26.00%) Puppet
9 12 (24.00%) Open Source
9 12 (24.00%) jQuery
9 12 (24.00%) Configuration Management
9 12 (24.00%) Salt
9 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (24.00%) Web Operations
10 11 (22.00%) HTTP
10 11 (22.00%) Web Services
10 11 (22.00%) Ruby
10 11 (22.00%) MongoDB
11 10 (20.00%) Subversion
11 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 10 (20.00%) SSL
11 10 (20.00%) Ansible
12 9 (18.00%) Docker

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 9 (18.00%) Drupal
2 8 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (10.00%) nginx
3 5 (10.00%) WordPress
4 3 (6.00%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (10.00%) Route 53
3 5 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) GitHub
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) HTTP
2 10 (20.00%) SSL
2 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (58.00%) MySQL
2 15 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (22.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (4.00%) MS Access
7 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Advertising
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 22 (44.00%) PHP Developer
3 9 (18.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) WebOps Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (8.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 4 (8.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Magento Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (52.00%) HTML
2 22 (44.00%) CSS
3 12 (24.00%) jQuery
4 11 (22.00%) Web Services
5 8 (16.00%) Sensu
6 7 (14.00%) HTML5
6 7 (14.00%) Laravel
6 7 (14.00%) Symfony
7 6 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (10.00%) .NET
8 5 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (8.00%) CSS3
10 3 (6.00%) LAMP
10 3 (6.00%) RESTful
10 3 (6.00%) XML
11 2 (4.00%) SOAP
12 1 (2.00%) J2EE
12 1 (2.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) iPhone
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (2.00%) RIA
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) DevOps
3 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (26.00%) Web Development
4 12 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (24.00%) Open Source
4 12 (24.00%) Web Operations
5 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.00%) MVC
6 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 5 (10.00%) OO
7 5 (10.00%) Process Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.00%) SOLID
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
9 3 (6.00%) BDD
9 3 (6.00%) Microservices
9 3 (6.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (28.00%) Python
3 11 (22.00%) Ruby
4 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) PHP 5
6 2 (4.00%) VBA
7 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) PHP 4
7 1 (2.00%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) Puppet
2 12 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (24.00%) Salt
3 10 (20.00%) Ansible
4 8 (16.00%) Terraform
5 6 (12.00%) collectd
5 6 (12.00%) Kibana
5 6 (12.00%) logstash
5 6 (12.00%) StatsD
6 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Rackspace
2 7 (14.00%) Zend
3 5 (10.00%) SaltStack
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft