Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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 5
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 93 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.13% 0.21% 0.078%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.58% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +36.36% -26.67%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £263
90th Percentile £406 £388 £288
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £250
% change year-on-year +3.33% +50.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

PHP 5 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 505 515 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.90% 36.73% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 312 264
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £246 £268 £228
90th Percentile £525 £538 £496
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £37.75 £31.85 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.54% +94.47% -18.13%
10th Percentile £14.13 £16.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.70 £28.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 £23.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +38.04% -24.59% +6.66%

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 17 January 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 7
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Thinking

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 7