Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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 7
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 199 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 - -
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.034% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £245 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.96% - -
England median daily rate £356 £375 £288
% change year-on-year -5.00% +30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 1550 1847 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.99% 31.68% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1124 913
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £246 £257 £233
90th Percentile £538 £513 £488
England median daily rate £468 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.30% -21.62% +28.00%
10th Percentile £17.30 £11.20 £12.48
90th Percentile £49.50 £43.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +18.53%

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
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 18 December 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
Solihull - 2 £363 -
Staffordshire +10 1 £375 +167.86%
Birmingham - 1 - -
PHP 7
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 7 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 7.

1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) LAMP
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) LAMP
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle