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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 20 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing PHP 21 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.12% 1.47% 4.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.67% 7.94% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
Median daily rate £291 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.16% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £220 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.80 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -39.83%
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
134 63 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 39.07% 18.58% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 42 31
Median daily rate £325 £300 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.80 £16.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 26 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
Liverpool +3 11 £291 -3.16% 9
Wirral - 5 £293 -
Southport - 2 £313 -
St Helens - 2 £240 -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for PHP.

1 19 (73.08%) MySQL
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) .NET
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) MVC
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
4 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Apache
4 7 (26.92%) Puppet
5 6 (23.08%) Brocade
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 6 (23.08%) HTML
5 6 (23.08%) IIS
5 6 (23.08%) CSS
5 6 (23.08%) PMI
5 6 (23.08%) PMI Certification
5 6 (23.08%) LAMP
5 6 (23.08%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) Security Management
5 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
6 5 (19.23%) REST
6 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 5 (19.23%) Internet
6 5 (19.23%) SOAP
6 5 (19.23%) Subversion
6 5 (19.23%) Symfony

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 (26.92%) Apache
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) JBoss
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) SSL
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) PuTTY
3 2 (7.69%) WinSCP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) IMAP
4 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.85%) MRTG
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) Ant
4 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.69%) JMeter
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (7.69%) WATIR
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) NetBeans
5 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.85%) Zend Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) PHP Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Hosting Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Testing Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) LAMP
3 5 (19.23%) REST
3 5 (19.23%) SOAP
3 5 (19.23%) Symfony
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 4 (15.38%) JSP
5 3 (11.54%) CakePHP
5 3 (11.54%) Web Services
6 2 (7.69%) CSS3
6 2 (7.69%) HTML5
6 2 (7.69%) Smarty
6 2 (7.69%) Yii
6 2 (7.69%) Zend Framework
7 1 (3.85%) jQuery
7 1 (3.85%) JSON
7 1 (3.85%) Laravel
7 1 (3.85%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) PMI
2 5 (19.23%) iPad
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
4 2 (7.69%) User Experience
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) Debian
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Security Management
3 4 (15.38%) Web Development
4 3 (11.54%) OOP
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) CRM
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) PHP 5
4 4 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) Korn
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) PMI Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCITP
2 4 (15.38%) MCTS
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) RHCE
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (15.38%) UAG
2 1 (3.85%) Dovecot
2 1 (3.85%) iptables
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
2 1 (3.85%) Squid
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Puppet
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.85%) Cacti
3 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
2 6 (23.08%) Brocade
3 5 (19.23%) Zend
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) Twitter
5 2 (7.69%) VMware