The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 40 49 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 18 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.70% 2.23% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.94% 6.83% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 0
Median daily rate £350 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £315 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £37.15
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -39.42%
PHP
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
181 249 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.18% 32.59% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 131
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 16
Median hourly rate £43.00 £32.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -12.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Watford +4 6 £310 +3.33% 6
St Albans - 3 £375 -
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
Stevenage -2 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -9 1 £325 +8.33% 3
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 29 (76.32%) JavaScript
2 23 (60.53%) HTML
3 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (39.47%) Web Development
4 15 (39.47%) CSS
5 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (31.58%) Retail
6 12 (31.58%) Magento
6 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 12 (31.58%) Java
7 11 (28.95%) SQL
7 11 (28.95%) CRM
8 10 (26.32%) Linux
8 10 (26.32%) Subversion
9 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
9 9 (23.68%) RESTful
9 9 (23.68%) PHPUnit
9 9 (23.68%) HTML5
9 9 (23.68%) Network Security
9 9 (23.68%) Selenium
9 9 (23.68%) XML
9 9 (23.68%) DB2
9 9 (23.68%) MySQL
9 9 (23.68%) ERP
9 9 (23.68%) BDD
9 9 (23.68%) Digital Media
9 9 (23.68%) Behat
10 8 (21.05%) User Stories
10 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
10 8 (21.05%) Appium

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (18.42%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) nginx
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) WordPress
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Magento
2 1 (2.63%) BigMachines
2 1 (2.63%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Network Security
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) DB2
1 9 (23.68%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.26%) Redis
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 10 (26.32%) Subversion
3 9 (23.68%) PHPUnit
3 9 (23.68%) Selenium
4 8 (21.05%) Appium
4 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
5 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.63%) Maven
7 1 (2.63%) Mocha
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 12 (31.58%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) PHP Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Automation Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (18.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (10.53%) HTML Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.89%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Hybris Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Web Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Web Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Magento Developer
7 2 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
7 2 (5.26%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 2 (5.26%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) HTML
2 15 (39.47%) CSS
3 9 (23.68%) Behat
3 9 (23.68%) HTML5
3 9 (23.68%) RESTful
3 9 (23.68%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) CSS3
4 7 (18.42%) jQuery
4 7 (18.42%) LAMP
5 6 (15.79%) JSON
6 4 (10.53%) .NET
6 4 (10.53%) Ajax
6 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.53%) Laravel
7 3 (7.89%) LESS
7 3 (7.89%) Sass
7 3 (7.89%) Web Services
8 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.26%) Spring
8 2 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Digital Media
2 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Web Development
3 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.95%) CRM
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
5 9 (23.68%) ERP
5 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 8 (21.05%) User Stories
7 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Coaching
7 7 (18.42%) Front End Development
7 7 (18.42%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) Re-Platforming
7 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.79%) Document Management
8 6 (15.79%) OO
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
10 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) JavaScript
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) MCSA
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Ansible
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Zend
3 3 (7.89%) hybris
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.63%) Siebel
5 1 (2.63%) Teradata