Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PHP 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP 7 over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 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 7
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 180 212
Rank change year-on-year -22 +32 -
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.065% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.21% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £309 £281 £325
90th Percentile £481 £384 £375
England median daily rate £400 £444 £375
% change year-on-year -9.86% +18.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

PHP 7 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 1,780 1,423 2,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.02% 30.73% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 921 1,263
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.91%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 49 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +11.86% +13.46%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.72 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £66.65 £42.85
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

PHP 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PHP 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PHP 7 in the West Midlands

PHP 7
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 7 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 7 in the West Midlands

PHP 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 7 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP 7 in the West Midlands

PHP 7
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 7 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 - 2 £400 - 3
PHP 7
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PHP 7.

1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Capistrano
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Zend
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Laravel
2 1 (50.00%) Behat
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Doctrine
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management

PHP 7
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%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Behat
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Doctrine
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Laravel
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Zend