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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 67 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP 59 84 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.38% 2.69% 3.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 7.07% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 60 69
Median daily rate £350 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £413 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £18.75 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-18.66% -44.11%
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
957 1188 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.53% 38.09% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 711 806
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 65 51
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £24.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £57.50
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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +17 36 £370 +23.33% 17
Cambridgeshire +3 14 £331 +10.41% 24
Essex -3 4 £475 +89.24% 9
Norfolk -11 3 £263 +6.06% 6
Suffolk -5 2 £400 +6.66% 4
Bedfordshire -2 1 - - 5
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 67 (59.29%) JavaScript
2 50 (44.25%) HTML
3 46 (40.71%) MySQL
4 44 (38.94%) CSS
5 42 (37.17%) Web Development
6 41 (36.28%) Java
7 31 (27.43%) Python
8 30 (26.55%) Linux
9 28 (24.78%) SQL
10 26 (23.01%) CRM
10 26 (23.01%) Git (software)
11 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (21.24%) E-Commerce
12 24 (21.24%) Ruby
12 24 (21.24%) Zend
13 23 (20.35%) Digital Media
14 22 (19.47%) Drupal
14 22 (19.47%) jQuery
14 22 (19.47%) Network Security
14 22 (19.47%) ERP
15 20 (17.70%) Web Services
16 18 (15.93%) Subversion
16 18 (15.93%) LAMP
17 17 (15.04%) Retail
17 17 (15.04%) Oracle
17 17 (15.04%) HTML5
17 17 (15.04%) Magento
18 15 (13.27%) Puppet
18 15 (13.27%) Symfony
19 14 (12.39%) XML

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 22 (19.47%) Drupal
2 13 (11.50%) Apache
2 13 (11.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.42%) CMS
4 4 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.65%) Mule
6 2 (1.77%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.88%) nginx
7 1 (0.88%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (15.04%) Magento
2 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) GitHub
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.47%) Network Security
2 8 (7.08%) HTTP
3 7 (6.19%) Firewall
4 3 (2.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.77%) SAN
5 2 (1.77%) SMS
5 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (40.71%) MySQL
2 12 (10.62%) DB2
2 12 (10.62%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.65%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.93%) Subversion
3 9 (7.96%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.19%) Ant
5 4 (3.54%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.65%) Appium
6 3 (2.65%) JIRA
6 3 (2.65%) Selenium
6 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.77%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.88%) FindBugs
8 1 (0.88%) Mocha
8 1 (0.88%) NUnit
8 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 17 (15.04%) Retail
2 5 (4.42%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Marketing
3 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (67.26%) Developer
2 36 (31.86%) PHP Developer
3 12 (10.62%) Web Developer
4 11 (9.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (9.73%) PHP Web Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (7.96%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (7.08%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) PHP Zend Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Architect
8 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.19%) MySQL Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Unix Architect
9 6 (5.31%) Magento Developer
9 6 (5.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce Developer
10 5 (4.42%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 5 (4.42%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (44.25%) HTML
2 44 (38.94%) CSS
3 22 (19.47%) jQuery
4 20 (17.70%) Web Services
5 18 (15.93%) LAMP
6 17 (15.04%) HTML5
7 15 (13.27%) Symfony
8 14 (12.39%) XML
9 13 (11.50%) .NET
10 12 (10.62%) RESTful
11 10 (8.85%) CSS3
12 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
13 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
13 6 (5.31%) XHTML
13 6 (5.31%) Zend Framework
14 5 (4.42%) React
14 5 (4.42%) SOAP
14 5 (4.42%) XSL
15 4 (3.54%) JSON
15 4 (3.54%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Digital Media
2 9 (7.96%) e-Learning
3 8 (7.08%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.31%) User Experience
5 5 (4.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.55%) Linux
2 14 (12.39%) Unix
3 11 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.96%) Windows
5 7 (6.19%) AIX
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.77%) CentOS
7 2 (1.77%) Fedora
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.17%) Web Development
2 26 (23.01%) CRM
3 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.24%) E-Commerce
5 22 (19.47%) ERP
6 14 (12.39%) OO
7 12 (10.62%) Front End Development
7 12 (10.62%) MVC
8 9 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (7.08%) API Development
9 8 (7.08%) DevOps
9 8 (7.08%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.19%) Open Source
10 7 (6.19%) Software Delivery
10 7 (6.19%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (5.31%) OO PHP
11 6 (5.31%) TDD
12 5 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (4.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (59.29%) JavaScript
2 41 (36.28%) Java
3 31 (27.43%) Python
4 28 (24.78%) SQL
5 24 (21.24%) Ruby
6 12 (10.62%) C#
7 10 (8.85%) Perl
8 8 (7.08%) MATLAB
9 5 (4.42%) R
10 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.65%) C++
11 2 (1.77%) C
11 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (1.77%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) CEH
2 1 (0.88%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (0.88%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (0.88%) CREST Certified
2 1 (0.88%) MCSA
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.65%) Docker
2 3 (2.65%) Varnish
3 2 (1.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) Puppet
2 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (9.73%) Ansible
4 3 (2.65%) logstash
5 2 (1.77%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.77%) Kibana
5 2 (1.77%) SCCM
5 2 (1.77%) SCOM
5 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.88%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.88%) Graphite
6 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Zend
2 17 (15.04%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) hybris
4 9 (7.96%) IBM
5 8 (7.08%) Teradata
6 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.31%) VMware
8 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.65%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.77%) Google
10 2 (1.77%) HP
10 2 (1.77%) SAP
11 1 (0.88%) Adobe
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco
11 1 (0.88%) Citrix
11 1 (0.88%) Siebel
11 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
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