Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 5
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 211 170
Rank change year-on-year +29 -41 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.14% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.45% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +31.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £263
90th Percentile £288 £388 £288
England median daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +8.70% +6.15% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -27.78% +12.50%

PHP 5 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 1485 1991 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.00% 32.05% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1217 901
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +14.91%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.73 £12.44
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.48 £42.91
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PHP 5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 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 +8 2 £275 -26.67%
PHP 5
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 4
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 7

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 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (50.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 4
2 1 (50.00%) PHP 7