The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

PHP Developer
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.84% 2.25% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 2.37% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £275 £300 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £303 £300
% change year-on-year +14.04% +0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 110 169 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 92.44% 94.94% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 104 96
Median daily rate £335 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £275 - 4
PHP Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CodeIgniter
2 4 (80.00%) Laravel
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) ColdFusion
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Google
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) React
5 1 (20.00%) ES6
5 1 (20.00%) PHP 7
5 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
5 1 (20.00%) Marketing

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (60.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CodeIgniter
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Laravel
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) React
4 1 (20.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) ES6
3 1 (20.00%) PHP 7
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Zend