The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PHP 5 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP 5 over the 3 months to 24 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 5
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 138 117
Rank change year-on-year +26 -21  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.62% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £275 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +4.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £323
% change year-on-year +50.00% -6.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

PHP 5 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 646 985 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.63% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 621 476
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 37
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP 5 in the West Midlands

PHP 5
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 5 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in the West Midlands

PHP 5
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 5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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 +17 4 £275 -21.42%
PHP 5
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 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 5.

1 7 (100.00%) PHP
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) OO
2 6 (85.71%) OO PHP
3 5 (71.43%) PHPUnit
3 5 (71.43%) Laravel
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) PHP 4
4 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 4 (57.14%) Marketing
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) CSS3
5 3 (42.86%) GitHub
5 3 (42.86%) OOP
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Time Management
6 2 (28.57%) WordPress
6 2 (28.57%) QA
6 2 (28.57%) Symfony
6 2 (28.57%) Google Analytics
6 2 (28.57%) .NET

PHP 5
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 2 (28.57%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) GitHub
2 2 (28.57%) AdWords
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) PHPUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) PHP Developer
3 4 (57.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 2 (28.57%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (28.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Symfony Developer
5 1 (14.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) Laravel
4 4 (57.14%) CSS3
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) beanstalkd
5 2 (28.57%) LAMP
5 2 (28.57%) Symfony
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) OO
1 6 (85.71%) OO PHP
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (42.86%) OOP
5 2 (28.57%) Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Internet Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) PHP 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Google