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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 83 78
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5  
Contract jobs citing PHP 62 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 1.81% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.95% 5.29% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 31
Median daily rate £338 £265 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.35% -10.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £375 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 693 945 781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.80% 34.14% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 563 453
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Birmingham +5 21 £440 +40.64% 12
Warwickshire +4 9 £181 -17.61% 9
Herefordshire - 9 £100 -
Shropshire - 6 £275 - 3
Coventry +2 4 £295 +11.32% 2
Staffordshire +2 4 £370 +23.33% 5
Solihull - 3 £325 - 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £293 - 2
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 73 (56.59%) MySQL
2 68 (52.71%) HTML
3 67 (51.94%) JavaScript
4 59 (45.74%) CSS
5 46 (35.66%) Linux
6 42 (32.56%) Git (software)
7 34 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (23.26%) Web Development
9 27 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (20.16%) Jenkins
10 26 (20.16%) Python
10 26 (20.16%) Configuration Management
11 25 (19.38%) Web Services
11 25 (19.38%) Laravel
11 25 (19.38%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (18.60%) HTTP
13 23 (17.83%) Ruby
14 22 (17.05%) Ansible
14 22 (17.05%) Puppet
15 21 (16.28%) Open Source
15 21 (16.28%) DevOps
16 20 (15.50%) MongoDB
17 19 (14.73%) RESTful
17 19 (14.73%) Rackspace
17 19 (14.73%) Subversion
17 19 (14.73%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (14.73%) Web Operations
18 18 (13.95%) OO
18 18 (13.95%) Salt

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 15 (11.63%) Apache
2 14 (10.85%) CMS
3 9 (6.98%) WordPress
4 8 (6.20%) Drupal
5 3 (2.33%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.33%) ColdFusion
5 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) Confluence
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.78%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.88%) GitHub
2 5 (3.88%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.33%) PaaS
3 3 (2.33%) Route 53
3 3 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.55%) AdWords
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.60%) HTTP
2 17 (13.18%) SSL
2 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) Extranet
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (56.59%) MySQL
2 20 (15.50%) MongoDB
3 19 (14.73%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.33%) Big Data
6 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.33%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.33%) Redis
7 2 (1.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.78%) DataStage
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (32.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (20.16%) Jenkins
3 19 (14.73%) Subversion
4 3 (2.33%) PHPUnit
4 3 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.55%) gulp
5 2 (1.55%) JIRA
5 2 (1.55%) JMeter
6 1 (0.78%) GitLab
6 1 (0.78%) Grunt
6 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.78%) JUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Mocha
6 1 (0.78%) Mockito
6 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.78%) webpack
General
1 6 (4.65%) Finance
1 6 (4.65%) Marketing
2 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.55%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Games
3 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (69.77%) Developer
2 68 (52.71%) PHP Developer
3 13 (10.08%) MySQL Developer
3 13 (10.08%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 11 (8.53%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (6.98%) Senior PHP Developer
5 9 (6.98%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.43%) WebOps Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (4.65%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Architect
8 5 (3.88%) Digital Developer
8 5 (3.88%) HTML Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Symfony Developer
9 4 (3.10%) HTML CSS Developer
9 4 (3.10%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 3 (2.33%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (52.71%) HTML
2 59 (45.74%) CSS
3 25 (19.38%) Laravel
3 25 (19.38%) Web Services
4 19 (14.73%) RESTful
5 16 (12.40%) LAMP
6 13 (10.08%) jQuery
7 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
7 9 (6.98%) Symfony
8 7 (5.43%) CodeIgniter
9 5 (3.88%) Ajax
9 5 (3.88%) CSS3
9 5 (3.88%) HTML5
10 4 (3.10%) .NET
10 4 (3.10%) JSON
10 4 (3.10%) Node.js
10 4 (3.10%) React
11 3 (2.33%) Express
11 3 (2.33%) SOAP
11 3 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) User Experience
2 9 (6.98%) W3C
3 3 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.55%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) CMDB
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.66%) Linux
2 9 (6.98%) Unix
3 7 (5.43%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.78%) Windows
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.26%) Web Development
3 26 (20.16%) Configuration Management
3 26 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (16.28%) DevOps
4 21 (16.28%) Open Source
5 19 (14.73%) Web Operations
6 18 (13.95%) OO
7 15 (11.63%) E-Commerce
7 15 (11.63%) OO PHP
8 12 (9.30%) MVC
9 9 (6.98%) Line Management
9 9 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (6.20%) Web Design
11 7 (5.43%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.43%) Visualisation
12 6 (4.65%) Analytics
12 6 (4.65%) TDD
13 4 (3.10%) API Integration
13 4 (3.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.94%) JavaScript
2 26 (20.16%) Python
3 23 (17.83%) Ruby
4 13 (10.08%) SQL
5 11 (8.53%) Java
6 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.88%) PHP 5
7 4 (3.10%) Perl
8 3 (2.33%) C#
8 3 (2.33%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.78%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) Korn
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) Scala
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.10%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) ISEB
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (19.38%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (17.05%) Ansible
2 22 (17.05%) Puppet
3 18 (13.95%) Salt
4 3 (2.33%) collectd
4 3 (2.33%) Kibana
4 3 (2.33%) logstash
4 3 (2.33%) StatsD
4 3 (2.33%) Terraform
5 2 (1.55%) Plesk
6 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (14.73%) Rackspace
2 6 (4.65%) Google
2 6 (4.65%) Zend
3 3 (2.33%) IBM
3 3 (2.33%) Informatica
3 3 (2.33%) SaltStack
3 3 (2.33%) Talend
4 2 (1.55%) Apple
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) Pega
5 1 (0.78%) Splunk
5 1 (0.78%) webMethods
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £175 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago