Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 74 103
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 -31
Contract jobs citing PHP 106 152 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.18% 2.47% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.02% 7.62% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 131 60
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +27.27% -8.33%
10th Percentile £178 £200 £202
90th Percentile £500 £480 £388
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.44 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.93% +17.65% -54.34%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +87.50% -20.00% -21.84%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1510 1996 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.03% 32.38% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1223 899
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.00 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% -11.37% +23.09%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.95 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.45 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +1 49 £425 -1.16% 11
Warwickshire +10 24 £200 -38.93% 4
Staffordshire +3 7 £325 +8.33% 7
Coventry +13 6 £413 +26.92% 1
Worcestershire +7 4 £350 +64.71% 7
Shropshire +13 3 £215 -38.57% 4
Solihull +7 3 £363 +11.54%
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 62 (58.49%) MySQL
2 59 (55.66%) HTML
3 55 (51.89%) CSS
4 51 (48.11%) JavaScript
5 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (24.53%) jQuery
6 26 (24.53%) Git (software)
7 24 (22.64%) Web Development
8 23 (21.70%) RESTful
9 22 (20.75%) Laravel
10 21 (19.81%) LAMP
11 20 (18.87%) HTML5
12 19 (17.92%) Linux
12 19 (17.92%) Python
13 18 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (16.98%) CSS3
14 17 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (15.09%) Open Source
15 16 (15.09%) AngularJS
15 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
15 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (14.15%) Web Services
16 15 (14.15%) MongoDB
16 15 (14.15%) DevOps
17 14 (13.21%) MVC
17 14 (13.21%) Ruby
18 13 (12.26%) Puppet
19 12 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
19 12 (11.32%) Salt
19 12 (11.32%) Web Operations

PHP
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 (10.38%) Drupal
2 10 (9.43%) WordPress
3 9 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (8.49%) nginx
4 3 (2.83%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) Confluence
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon S3
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (4.72%) Route 53
3 5 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.89%) GitHub
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) HTTP
2 10 (9.43%) SSL
2 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (58.49%) MySQL
2 18 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (14.15%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.66%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (4.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.89%) MS Access
8 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.94%) DB2
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.43%) Subversion
4 3 (2.83%) CircleCI
4 3 (2.83%) Grunt
4 3 (2.83%) gulp
4 3 (2.83%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA
5 2 (1.89%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.94%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.94%) JMeter
6 1 (0.94%) JUnit
6 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Back Office
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Advertising
3 3 (2.83%) Local Government
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (78.30%) Developer
2 52 (49.06%) PHP Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Senior Developer
4 12 (11.32%) Web Developer
5 10 (9.43%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (8.49%) Senior PHP Developer
6 9 (8.49%) WebOps Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Senior WebOps Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 4 (3.77%) PHP Web Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) CRM Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Digital Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Magento Developer
11 3 (2.83%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Web Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (55.66%) HTML
2 55 (51.89%) CSS
3 26 (24.53%) jQuery
4 23 (21.70%) RESTful
5 22 (20.75%) Laravel
6 21 (19.81%) LAMP
7 20 (18.87%) HTML5
8 18 (16.98%) CSS3
9 16 (15.09%) AngularJS
10 15 (14.15%) Web Services
11 10 (9.43%) Symfony
12 8 (7.55%) Sensu
12 8 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (6.60%) .NET
13 7 (6.60%) Sass
13 7 (6.60%) XML
14 6 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (5.66%) REST
14 6 (5.66%) SOAP
15 5 (4.72%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) User Experience
2 4 (3.77%) Animation
3 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) iPhone
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.94%) RIA
4 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.92%) Linux
2 2 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.94%) Windows
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.64%) Web Development
3 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (15.09%) Open Source
4 15 (14.15%) DevOps
5 14 (13.21%) MVC
6 12 (11.32%) Configuration Management
6 12 (11.32%) OO
6 12 (11.32%) Web Operations
7 11 (10.38%) Front End Development
7 11 (10.38%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
8 9 (8.49%) TDD
9 7 (6.60%) OO PHP
10 5 (4.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (4.72%) OWASP
10 5 (4.72%) Process Architecture
10 5 (4.72%) Regression Testing
11 4 (3.77%) SDLC
11 4 (3.77%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.11%) JavaScript
2 19 (17.92%) Python
3 14 (13.21%) Ruby
4 9 (8.49%) SQL
5 8 (7.55%) Java
6 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.77%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.89%) VBA
9 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.94%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) CHECK Team Member
2 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) Puppet
2 12 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (11.32%) Salt
3 11 (10.38%) Ansible
4 8 (7.55%) Terraform
5 6 (5.66%) collectd
5 6 (5.66%) Kibana
5 6 (5.66%) logstash
5 6 (5.66%) StatsD
6 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (8.49%) Rackspace
2 8 (7.55%) Zend
3 5 (4.72%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.89%) Google
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) IFS
5 1 (0.94%) Progress
5 1 (0.94%) WooCommerce