The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 18 22 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.92% 1.91% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 2.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £370 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 146 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.16% 92.99% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 99
Median daily rate £375 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.80 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in Staffordshire

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in Staffordshire

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in Staffordshire

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +1 4 £370 +55.78%
PHP Developer
West Midlands

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Staffordshire region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (76.92%) MySQL
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) CodeIgniter
4 6 (46.15%) Laravel
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Ajax
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) User Experience
6 4 (30.77%) jQuery
6 4 (30.77%) WordPress
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
7 3 (23.08%) Web Development
7 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 3 (23.08%) ColdFusion
8 2 (15.38%) Apple
8 2 (15.38%) XML
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) OO
8 2 (15.38%) Apache
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) Google
8 2 (15.38%) Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) CMS
8 2 (15.38%) LAMP
8 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) AngularJS

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 4 (30.77%) WordPress
2 3 (23.08%) ColdFusion
3 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
4 1 (7.69%) Drupal
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
1 1 (7.69%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) CodeIgniter
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) Laravel
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) Ajax
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) LAMP
4 2 (15.38%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
5 1 (7.69%) Ember.js
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) React
5 1 (7.69%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) OO PHP
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) PHP 7
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Apple
1 2 (15.38%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Zend