The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 33 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.30% 1.30% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.74% 4.00% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £300 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
PHP
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
107 125 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.74% 32.55% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 50
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £170 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Liverpool +10 3 £250 +32.45% 8
Wirral -1 1 £400 - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for PHP.

1 10 (58.82%) Java
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) MySQL
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 7 (41.18%) IIS
4 7 (41.18%) Apache
4 7 (41.18%) PMI
4 7 (41.18%) PMI Certification
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 7 (41.18%) Internet
4 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 7 (41.18%) Security Management
4 7 (41.18%) LAMP
4 7 (41.18%) Brocade
4 7 (41.18%) Puppet
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (41.18%) Capacity Management
5 6 (35.29%) Web Development
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) SSL
7 4 (23.53%) ERP
7 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
7 4 (23.53%) CRM
7 4 (23.53%) SharePoint

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (41.18%) Apache
1 7 (41.18%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) JBoss
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
4 2 (11.76%) PuTTY
4 2 (11.76%) WinSCP
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) DSL
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (5.88%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Ant
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) JMeter
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (11.76%) WATIR
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Project Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Web Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Web Hosting Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (11.76%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (11.76%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
3 2 (11.76%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Magento Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) LAMP
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) JSP
3 3 (17.65%) CSS3
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) Smarty
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) Laravel
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
5 1 (5.88%) Symfony
5 1 (5.88%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) PMI
2 4 (23.53%) Digital Media
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) User Experience
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Capacity Management
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
1 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
1 7 (41.18%) Security Management
2 6 (35.29%) Web Development
3 4 (23.53%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) ERP
4 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) PMI Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCITP
2 4 (23.53%) MCTS
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) RHCE
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) UAG
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Puppet
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Brocade
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Civica
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) NETGEAR
5 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL