The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 81 100 94
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 37 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.61% 0.93% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.98% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 18
Median daily rate £319 £280 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.83% -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £360
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2162 2559 2349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.38% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1419 1303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -3.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the West Midlands

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Herefordshire - 9 £100 -
Warwickshire +2 8 £175 -22.22% 9
Staffordshire +4 4 £370 +55.78% 2
Birmingham -10 4 £420 +19.92% 8
Shropshire - 4 £275 -
Coventry +1 3 £295 -4.06% 3
Solihull - 2 £325 - 4
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) PHP
2 50 (74.63%) HTML
3 46 (68.66%) JavaScript
4 43 (64.18%) MySQL
5 40 (59.70%) CSS
6 20 (29.85%) Laravel
7 18 (26.87%) Web Development
8 16 (23.88%) Linux
9 13 (19.40%) OO
9 13 (19.40%) RESTful
9 13 (19.40%) User Experience
10 12 (17.91%) OO PHP
10 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
10 12 (17.91%) CMS
11 10 (14.93%) LAMP
12 9 (13.43%) jQuery
12 9 (13.43%) Apache
12 9 (13.43%) W3C
12 9 (13.43%) MVC
13 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
13 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
14 7 (10.45%) Line Management
14 7 (10.45%) SQL
15 6 (8.96%) Unix
15 6 (8.96%) HTTP
15 6 (8.96%) Mac OS X
15 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
15 6 (8.96%) Zend
15 6 (8.96%) CodeIgniter

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 12 (17.91%) CMS
2 9 (13.43%) Apache
3 5 (7.46%) WordPress
4 3 (4.48%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.49%) Drupal
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Magento
2 1 (1.49%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Google Analytics
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Extranet
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (64.18%) MySQL
2 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) Redis
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.97%) Marketing
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (74.63%) HTML
2 40 (59.70%) CSS
3 20 (29.85%) Laravel
4 13 (19.40%) RESTful
5 10 (14.93%) LAMP
6 9 (13.43%) jQuery
7 6 (8.96%) CodeIgniter
8 5 (7.46%) Symfony
9 4 (5.97%) Ajax
10 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.48%) HTML5
10 3 (4.48%) Web Services
11 2 (2.99%) beanstalkd
11 2 (2.99%) CSS3
11 2 (2.99%) JSON
11 2 (2.99%) XML
12 1 (1.49%) .NET
12 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
12 1 (1.49%) CakePHP
12 1 (1.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) User Experience
2 9 (13.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Mac OS X
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) CentOS
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Web Development
2 13 (19.40%) OO
3 12 (17.91%) OO PHP
4 9 (13.43%) MVC
5 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.45%) Line Management
6 7 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.96%) Visualisation
7 6 (8.96%) Web Design
8 5 (7.46%) Analytics
9 3 (4.48%) Front End Development
10 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.99%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.99%) TDD
10 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.49%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (100.00%) PHP
2 46 (68.66%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.45%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) PHP 5
4 2 (2.99%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Zend
2 5 (7.46%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) IBM
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 4 days ago