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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP 5
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 127 120
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £275 £235 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -31.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 692 920 783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.05% 34.14% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 553 448
Median daily rate £395 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 25 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
Shropshire - 2 £275 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 -
PHP 5
England

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) Laravel
2 4 (80.00%) OO PHP
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) PHPUnit
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) React
4 2 (40.00%) beanstalkd
4 2 (40.00%) AdWords
4 2 (40.00%) Redis
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Google

PHP 5
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) AdWords
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) PHPUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) HTML CSS Developer
1 2 (40.00%) HTML Developer
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Laravel
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) beanstalkd
4 2 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) React
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) OO PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google