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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 84 55
Rank change year-on-year +17 -29  
Contract jobs citing PHP 56 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 1.76% 3.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.62% 5.41% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 55
Median daily rate £325 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +196.87% -58.97%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 650 979 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.00% 32.51% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 619 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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 +34 33 £344 +5.76% 17
Warwickshire +9 11 £200 -33.88% 13
Coventry +16 3 £350 +106.79% 4
Shropshire - 2 £510 - 3
Solihull +13 1 £335 +27.61% 2
Staffordshire -6 1 £275 -8.33% 10
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 78 (65.55%) HTML
2 70 (58.82%) MySQL
3 68 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 66 (55.46%) CSS
5 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (29.41%) Git (software)
7 32 (26.89%) Linux
8 24 (20.17%) OO
8 24 (20.17%) RESTful
9 23 (19.33%) Laravel
10 22 (18.49%) Web Development
11 21 (17.65%) Symfony
11 21 (17.65%) OO PHP
12 20 (16.81%) jQuery
13 19 (15.97%) SQL
14 18 (15.13%) AngularJS
15 17 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (13.45%) Ansible
17 15 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (12.61%) Web Services
17 15 (12.61%) E-Commerce
17 15 (12.61%) MVC
18 14 (11.76%) LAMP
18 14 (11.76%) MongoDB
18 14 (11.76%) HTML5
18 14 (11.76%) User Experience
18 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
19 13 (10.92%) DevOps
19 13 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (10.92%) Ruby

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 (9.24%) CMS
2 8 (6.72%) Drupal
2 8 (6.72%) WordPress
3 7 (5.88%) Apache
4 6 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.04%) nginx
5 3 (2.52%) ColdFusion
5 3 (2.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.84%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.20%) GitHub
2 5 (4.20%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.68%) AdWords
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.84%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.84%) Heroku
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.84%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Route 53
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) SSL
2 9 (7.56%) HTTP
2 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (58.82%) MySQL
2 17 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (11.76%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.52%) DB2
6 2 (1.68%) MS Access
6 2 (1.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.84%) DataStage
7 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.24%) PHPUnit
3 11 (9.24%) Subversion
4 7 (5.88%) gulp
5 6 (5.04%) Grunt
5 6 (5.04%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.36%) JIRA
7 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.68%) JMeter
8 2 (1.68%) JUnit
8 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.84%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.84%) GitLab
9 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.84%) Mocha
9 1 (0.84%) Mockito
9 1 (0.84%) Protractor
9 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 10 (8.40%) Marketing
2 6 (5.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Back Office
4 1 (0.84%) Games
4 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (80.67%) Developer
2 71 (59.66%) PHP Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Symfony Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Web Developer
5 12 (10.08%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 11 (9.24%) PHP Web Developer
7 9 (7.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (7.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (6.72%) MySQL Developer
8 8 (6.72%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.04%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (5.04%) SQL Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (4.20%) Full Stack Web Developer
11 5 (4.20%) PostgreSQL Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (65.55%) HTML
2 66 (55.46%) CSS
3 24 (20.17%) RESTful
4 23 (19.33%) Laravel
5 21 (17.65%) Symfony
6 20 (16.81%) jQuery
7 18 (15.13%) AngularJS
8 15 (12.61%) Web Services
9 14 (11.76%) HTML5
9 14 (11.76%) LAMP
10 11 (9.24%) CSS3
11 8 (6.72%) LESS
11 8 (6.72%) Node.js
11 8 (6.72%) Sass
11 8 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (5.04%) Doctrine
12 6 (5.04%) Twig
13 5 (4.20%) .NET
13 5 (4.20%) CodeIgniter
14 4 (3.36%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) User Experience
2 8 (6.72%) W3C
3 4 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) Replication
5 1 (0.84%) CMDB
5 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.89%) Linux
2 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.68%) CentOS
3 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.84%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.17%) OO
3 22 (18.49%) Web Development
4 21 (17.65%) OO PHP
5 15 (12.61%) E-Commerce
5 15 (12.61%) MVC
6 13 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.92%) DevOps
7 12 (10.08%) Open Source
7 12 (10.08%) TDD
7 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.40%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.56%) Web Operations
10 7 (5.88%) Scrum
11 6 (5.04%) Analytics
11 6 (5.04%) Case Management
11 6 (5.04%) Front End Development
12 5 (4.20%) OOP
12 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 19 (15.97%) SQL
3 13 (10.92%) Python
3 13 (10.92%) Ruby
4 8 (6.72%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.72%) Java
5 7 (5.88%) PHP 5
6 4 (3.36%) PHP 4
7 3 (2.52%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.68%) Scala
8 2 (1.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.84%) C#
9 1 (0.84%) ES6
9 1 (0.84%) Groovy
9 1 (0.84%) Korn
9 1 (0.84%) Perl
9 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
4 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) QA
1 2 (1.68%) WAI
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Ansible
2 12 (10.08%) Puppet
3 10 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.56%) Salt
5 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.84%) collectd
6 1 (0.84%) Kibana
6 1 (0.84%) logstash
6 1 (0.84%) StatsD
6 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Zend
2 8 (6.72%) Rackspace
3 6 (5.04%) Google
4 4 (3.36%) IBM
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.84%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.84%) VMware
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago