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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 62 64
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.92% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -17.85% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 224 217 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 37.58% 28.93% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 145 162
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £11.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.68% -54.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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