Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 131 175
Rank change year-on-year -42 +44 -29
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 69 130 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.88% 1.46% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.53% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 89 59
Midlands median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +23.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £178 £260 £206
90th Percentile £455 £480 £388
England median daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £15.25 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +141.94% -57.53% +15.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,464 8,477 7,950
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.03% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,669 5,157 4,522
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £215 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 367 411
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% -4.50%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.25 £36.25
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the Midlands

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the Midlands

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the Midlands

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the Midlands

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -9 49 £325 -7.14% 55
East Midlands -38 20 £306 -27.94% 53
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 69 (100.00%) PHP
2 50 (72.46%) MySQL
3 39 (56.52%) HTML
4 38 (55.07%) CSS
5 33 (47.83%) JavaScript
6 27 (39.13%) LAMP
7 20 (28.99%) RESTful
8 18 (26.09%) Laravel
9 15 (21.74%) HTML5
9 15 (21.74%) Symfony
10 14 (20.29%) CSS3
10 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
11 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (17.39%) TDD
12 12 (17.39%) Web Development
12 12 (17.39%) Linux
13 11 (15.94%) Zend
14 9 (13.04%) jQuery
15 8 (11.59%) Ajax
16 7 (10.14%) Microservices
16 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
17 6 (8.70%) SOLID
17 6 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
17 6 (8.70%) Apache
17 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
17 6 (8.70%) SOAP
18 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
18 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
18 5 (7.25%) OWASP

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (8.70%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) WordPress
3 3 (4.35%) Drupal
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Magento
2 1 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (72.46%) MySQL
2 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.90%) Advertising
1 2 (2.90%) Finance
1 2 (2.90%) Marketing
2 1 (1.45%) Law
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (56.52%) HTML
2 38 (55.07%) CSS
3 27 (39.13%) LAMP
4 20 (28.99%) RESTful
5 18 (26.09%) Laravel
6 15 (21.74%) HTML5
6 15 (21.74%) Symfony
7 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
7 14 (20.29%) CSS3
8 9 (13.04%) jQuery
9 8 (11.59%) Ajax
10 6 (8.70%) SOAP
11 5 (7.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (5.80%) Sass
12 4 (5.80%) Web Services
13 3 (4.35%) XML
14 2 (2.90%) REST
15 1 (1.45%) .NET
15 1 (1.45%) SAML
15 1 (1.45%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.45%) iPhone
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.39%) TDD
2 12 (17.39%) Web Development
3 7 (10.14%) Microservices
4 6 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.70%) SOLID
5 5 (7.25%) BDD
5 5 (7.25%) OWASP
6 4 (5.80%) Android Development
6 4 (5.80%) OO
6 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.35%) API Development
7 3 (4.35%) Innovative Thinking
7 3 (4.35%) MVC
7 3 (4.35%) SDLC
8 2 (2.90%) Analytics
8 2 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.90%) Front End Development
8 2 (2.90%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (100.00%) PHP
2 33 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.25%) PHP 5
4 4 (5.80%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.45%) ES6
5 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.45%) Python
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Zend
2 2 (2.90%) Google
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Progress
3 1 (1.45%) Xamarin