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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
North West / Merseyside
Rank 34 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.58% - 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.00% - 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £320 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.45 £35.00 £27.18
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +28.79%

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
100 90 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 39.53% 26.63% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 64 30
Median daily rate £350 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 - 4 £320 -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Drupal
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Behat
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Laravel
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (16.67%) Symfony
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development

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 3 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Magento Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Behat
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (16.67%) Laravel
2 1 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (16.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) API Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Civica
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat