The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had PHP Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 113 142 82
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -60
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 37 29 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.65% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.68% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 38
Median daily rate £325 £308 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £411 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +114.28%
PHP Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Manchester +13 31 £325 +8.15% 40
Cheshire +12 6 £375 -6.25% 3
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) PHP
2 36 (64.29%) HTML
3 30 (53.57%) CSS
4 28 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 26 (46.43%) MySQL
6 19 (33.93%) Web Development
7 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (25.00%) HTML5
8 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
8 13 (23.21%) TDD
9 11 (19.64%) E-Commerce
10 10 (17.86%) MVC
10 10 (17.86%) WordPress
10 10 (17.86%) Magento
10 10 (17.86%) Laravel
11 9 (16.07%) Sass
11 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
11 9 (16.07%) JSON
11 9 (16.07%) jQuery
12 8 (14.29%) CMS
12 8 (14.29%) CSS3
12 8 (14.29%) BDD
13 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
13 7 (12.50%) CakePHP
13 7 (12.50%) Ruby
14 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (8.93%) User Experience
15 5 (8.93%) PhantomJS

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (17.86%) WordPress
2 8 (14.29%) CMS
3 3 (5.36%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.93%) PhantomJS
5 3 (5.36%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (3.57%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.79%) gulp
7 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.79%) JIRA
7 1 (1.79%) QUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Advertising
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (64.29%) HTML
2 30 (53.57%) CSS
3 14 (25.00%) HTML5
4 10 (17.86%) Laravel
5 9 (16.07%) jQuery
5 9 (16.07%) JSON
5 9 (16.07%) Sass
6 8 (14.29%) CSS3
7 7 (12.50%) CakePHP
8 4 (7.14%) LAMP
8 4 (7.14%) Symfony
9 3 (5.36%) XML
10 2 (3.57%) Ajax
10 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.57%) RESTful
10 2 (3.57%) Smarty
10 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.57%) Web Services
10 2 (3.57%) Zend Framework
11 1 (1.79%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Web Development
2 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) E-Commerce
5 10 (17.86%) MVC
6 8 (14.29%) BDD
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) OOP
9 4 (7.14%) OO
10 3 (5.36%) ERP
10 3 (5.36%) Front End Development
10 3 (5.36%) OO PHP
11 2 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (3.57%) CRM
11 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.57%) UX Design
12 1 (1.79%) Content Management
12 1 (1.79%) Refactoring
12 1 (1.79%) Release Management
12 1 (1.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) PHP
2 28 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.50%) Ruby
4 3 (5.36%) SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) PHP 5
5 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Zend
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