The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 71 85 94
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 55 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.41% 1.92% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.02% 5.10% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 31
Median daily rate £350 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £31.98 £45.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -21.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% -13.43%
PHP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
914 980 1118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 40.07% 37.56% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 559 732
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 104 48
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £29.00 £22.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the East of England region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the East of England region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
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statistics and trends)
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
Essex +10 18 £325 -7.14% 5
Hertfordshire +7 14 £413 +26.92% 11
Cambridgeshire -9 11 £350 - 25
Norfolk +12 7 £288 +35.29% 3
Suffolk 0 3 £350 -28.20% 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £425 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 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 East of England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 69 (58.97%) JavaScript
2 56 (47.86%) HTML
3 52 (44.44%) CSS
4 49 (41.88%) MySQL
5 46 (39.32%) Java
6 39 (33.33%) SQL
7 36 (30.77%) Web Development
8 35 (29.91%) Linux
8 35 (29.91%) E-Commerce
9 34 (29.06%) Python
10 30 (25.64%) Oracle
10 30 (25.64%) Ruby
11 29 (24.79%) LAMP
12 27 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (22.22%) Web Services
13 26 (22.22%) Unix
13 26 (22.22%) CRM
13 26 (22.22%) Zend
14 25 (21.37%) jQuery
15 24 (20.51%) Git (software)
16 23 (19.66%) Subversion
17 22 (18.80%) XML
18 21 (17.95%) Magento
18 21 (17.95%) Puppet
19 20 (17.09%) Drupal
19 20 (17.09%) Apache
20 19 (16.24%) OO
20 19 (16.24%) MVC
20 19 (16.24%) Opscode Chef
20 19 (16.24%) Relational Database

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (17.09%) Apache
1 20 (17.09%) Drupal
2 11 (9.40%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.98%) WordPress
4 6 (5.13%) nginx
5 4 (3.42%) CMS
5 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.56%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.71%) Confluence
7 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.85%) Moodle
8 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (17.95%) Magento
2 12 (10.26%) Adobe Campaign
3 11 (9.40%) Unica
4 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle CX
3 3 (2.56%) PaaS
3 3 (2.56%) SaaS
4 2 (1.71%) Office 365
4 2 (1.71%) Yammer
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) HTTP
2 9 (7.69%) Firewall
2 9 (7.69%) Network Security
3 6 (5.13%) DHCP
3 6 (5.13%) DNS
4 3 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (41.88%) MySQL
2 19 (16.24%) Relational Database
3 16 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.69%) DB2
4 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.84%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.42%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 23 (19.66%) Subversion
3 9 (7.69%) Ant
4 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.42%) Selenium
7 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.71%) JIRA
7 2 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.85%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.85%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (9.40%) Retail
2 6 (5.13%) Marketing
3 3 (2.56%) Finance
4 2 (1.71%) Electronics
4 2 (1.71%) Games
4 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (71.79%) Developer
2 44 (37.61%) PHP Developer
3 14 (11.97%) Web Developer
4 12 (10.26%) Magento Developer
5 11 (9.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.55%) PHP Web Developer
7 9 (7.69%) Architect
7 9 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
7 9 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.69%) Unix Architect
8 8 (6.84%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (6.84%) PHP Zend Developer
9 7 (5.98%) CRM Developer
9 7 (5.98%) E-Commerce Developer
9 7 (5.98%) MySQL Developer
9 7 (5.98%) PHP Magento Developer
9 7 (5.98%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
10 6 (5.13%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (47.86%) HTML
2 52 (44.44%) CSS
3 29 (24.79%) LAMP
4 26 (22.22%) Web Services
5 25 (21.37%) jQuery
6 22 (18.80%) XML
7 16 (13.68%) HTML5
8 13 (11.11%) RESTful
9 12 (10.26%) JSON
10 11 (9.40%) XHTML
11 10 (8.55%) .NET
11 10 (8.55%) AngularJS
11 10 (8.55%) Symfony
12 9 (7.69%) XSL
13 8 (6.84%) SOAP
14 7 (5.98%) REST
14 7 (5.98%) Zend Framework
15 6 (5.13%) LAPP Stack
15 6 (5.13%) Node.js
16 5 (4.27%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) e-Learning
2 9 (7.69%) Digital Media
3 8 (6.84%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.27%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (29.91%) Linux
2 26 (22.22%) Unix
3 11 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.69%) AIX
5 6 (5.13%) Windows
6 2 (1.71%) CentOS
6 2 (1.71%) Fedora
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.77%) Web Development
2 35 (29.91%) E-Commerce
3 27 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (22.22%) CRM
5 19 (16.24%) MVC
5 19 (16.24%) OO
6 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
7 14 (11.97%) OO PHP
8 12 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (9.40%) DevOps
10 10 (8.55%) B2C
10 10 (8.55%) TDD
11 9 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.69%) ERP
11 9 (7.69%) Open Source
11 9 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 9 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
12 8 (6.84%) Analytics
12 8 (6.84%) API Development
13 7 (5.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 69 (58.97%) JavaScript
2 46 (39.32%) Java
3 39 (33.33%) SQL
4 34 (29.06%) Python
5 30 (25.64%) Ruby
6 12 (10.26%) Perl
7 8 (6.84%) MATLAB
8 5 (4.27%) C#
8 5 (4.27%) R
9 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.85%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (3.42%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.27%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.27%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.42%) Docker
4 3 (2.56%) Varnish
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (17.95%) Puppet
2 19 (16.24%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (14.53%) Ansible
4 6 (5.13%) Nagios
5 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.85%) Graphite
6 1 (0.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 30 (25.64%) Oracle
2 26 (22.22%) Zend
3 16 (13.68%) Adobe
4 9 (7.69%) hybris
4 9 (7.69%) IBM
5 8 (6.84%) VMware
6 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.98%) Teradata
7 5 (4.27%) Cisco
8 4 (3.42%) SAP
9 2 (1.71%) HP
9 2 (1.71%) Infor
9 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.85%) Google
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