The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 113 80
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 34 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 0.93% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.98% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 32
Median daily rate £300 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £350 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
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 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 1917 2850 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.53% 94.75% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1684 1421
Median daily rate £388 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +10.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 87 142
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £31.00
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 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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 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
Birmingham +28 19 £325 -3.70% 7
Warwickshire +8 11 £200 -33.88% 5
Solihull +12 1 £335 +3.07% 1
Staffordshire -2 1 £275 -8.33% 8
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) PHP
2 57 (79.17%) HTML
3 52 (72.22%) MySQL
4 50 (69.44%) JavaScript
5 47 (65.28%) CSS
6 19 (26.39%) OO
6 19 (26.39%) RESTful
6 19 (26.39%) Laravel
7 18 (25.00%) OO PHP
8 16 (22.22%) Web Development
8 16 (22.22%) jQuery
9 15 (20.83%) Symfony
10 14 (19.44%) Linux
10 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (18.06%) LAMP
12 12 (16.67%) MVC
12 12 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 11 (15.28%) User Experience
13 11 (15.28%) Zend
13 11 (15.28%) CMS
13 11 (15.28%) E-Commerce
13 11 (15.28%) SQL
14 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
15 9 (12.50%) PHPUnit
15 9 (12.50%) W3C
16 8 (11.11%) Marketing
16 8 (11.11%) HTML5
17 7 (9.72%) Apache
18 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
18 6 (8.33%) TDD

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 11 (15.28%) CMS
2 7 (9.72%) Apache
3 5 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (6.94%) nginx
4 4 (5.56%) Drupal
5 3 (4.17%) ColdFusion
6 2 (2.78%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.78%) AdWords
3 2 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (72.22%) MySQL
2 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) Redis
5 1 (1.39%) DB2
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.50%) PHPUnit
3 5 (6.94%) Vagrant
4 4 (5.56%) Grunt
4 4 (5.56%) gulp
5 2 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Back Office
2 1 (1.39%) Banking
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (79.17%) HTML
2 47 (65.28%) CSS
3 19 (26.39%) Laravel
3 19 (26.39%) RESTful
4 16 (22.22%) jQuery
5 15 (20.83%) Symfony
6 13 (18.06%) LAMP
7 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
8 8 (11.11%) HTML5
9 5 (6.94%) CSS3
9 5 (6.94%) Doctrine
9 5 (6.94%) LESS
9 5 (6.94%) Sass
9 5 (6.94%) Twig
10 4 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
11 3 (4.17%) .NET
11 3 (4.17%) Ajax
11 3 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.17%) Web Services
12 2 (2.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) User Experience
2 9 (12.50%) W3C
3 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) OO
2 18 (25.00%) OO PHP
3 16 (22.22%) Web Development
4 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.67%) MVC
6 11 (15.28%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.33%) TDD
8 5 (6.94%) Analytics
8 5 (6.94%) Case Management
8 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.78%) OOP
11 1 (1.39%) BDD
11 1 (1.39%) Data Modelling
11 1 (1.39%) Internet Marketing
11 1 (1.39%) Scrum
11 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) PHP
2 50 (69.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.28%) SQL
4 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.94%) PHP 5
5 3 (4.17%) PHP 4
6 2 (2.78%) Java
6 2 (2.78%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.39%) ES6
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Zend
2 5 (6.94%) Google
3 2 (2.78%) Apple
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
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