Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PHP 5 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP 5 over the 6 months to 24 July 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 5
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 101 90
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 0.40% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Birmingham median daily rate £275 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +1.45% +15.00%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £319
90th Percentile £314 £375 £350
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £350 £345
% change year-on-year -21.43% +1.45% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

PHP 5 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 468 498 472
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 35.83% 32.63% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 339 303
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £243 £250
90th Percentile £500 £488 £486
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £37.50 £29.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.05% +14.42% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.13 £19.25
90th Percentile £42.35 £38.88 £30.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.72 £24.75 £26.85
% change year-on-year +36.24% -7.80% -12.70%

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing PHP 5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for PHP 5 in Birmingham

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP 5 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 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 5.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) PHP 4
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
1 4 (100.00%) OO PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) GitHub
2 3 (75.00%) PHPUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) Laravel
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (50.00%) WordPress
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Symfony
4 1 (25.00%) Internet Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development

PHP 5
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 (50.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (50.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Symfony Developer
4 1 (25.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Laravel
2 2 (50.00%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) OO PHP
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Internet Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) PHP 4
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript