Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 54 49
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +17
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.34% 2.82% 3.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.05% 8.86% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 52
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +52.17%
10th Percentile £304 £282 £289
90th Percentile £519 £538 £536
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% +21.74%
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% -14.29%

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 468 519 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.17% 31.80% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 381 337
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +35.43% +81.57%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.30
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £40.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +31.78% +37.23% -17.82%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) HTML
2 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 13 (39.39%) Zend
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
4 11 (33.33%) OO
4 11 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 10 (30.30%) PHPUnit
5 10 (30.30%) OO PHP
6 9 (27.27%) Docker
6 9 (27.27%) Doctrine
6 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (24.24%) Unix
7 8 (24.24%) MySQL
7 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
7 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
7 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
8 7 (21.21%) REST
8 7 (21.21%) Mac OS X
9 6 (18.18%) TDD
9 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Web Development
9 6 (18.18%) Behat
9 6 (18.18%) HTML5
9 6 (18.18%) User Experience
10 5 (15.15%) React
10 5 (15.15%) CSS3
10 5 (15.15%) BDD

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 1 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) ColdFusion
1 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.03%) Moodle
1 1 (3.03%) nginx
1 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Magento
2 1 (3.03%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.03%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (24.24%) MySQL
2 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (30.30%) PHPUnit
3 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) PhpStorm
General
1 2 (6.06%) Advertising
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) PHP Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Backend Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Developer
4 4 (12.12%) UI Developer
5 3 (9.09%) React Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Backend Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UI/UX Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UX Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Magento Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.03%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.03%) Linux 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 9 (27.27%) Doctrine
3 7 (21.21%) REST
4 6 (18.18%) Behat
4 6 (18.18%) HTML5
5 5 (15.15%) CSS3
5 5 (15.15%) React
6 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.12%) JMS
6 4 (12.12%) jQuery
6 4 (12.12%) LAMP
6 4 (12.12%) Laravel
7 2 (6.06%) .NET
7 2 (6.06%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.06%) Vue.js
8 1 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (3.03%) RESTful
8 1 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
3 7 (21.21%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Debian
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) OO
3 10 (30.30%) OO PHP
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Web Development
7 5 (15.15%) BDD
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (9.09%) Case Management
9 3 (9.09%) DevOps
9 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
9 3 (9.09%) Line Management
9 3 (9.09%) Open Source
9 3 (9.09%) Prototyping
9 3 (9.09%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) PHP 7
4 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Zend
2 3 (9.09%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle