The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / North West
Rank 74 107 84
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 61 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.34% 1.34% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.90% 3.74% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 37
Median daily rate £338 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.45 £35.00 £26.28
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +33.20%

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1034 1363 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.66% 35.84% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 877 713
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 29
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.36 £42.36 £42.50
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 the North West

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PHP
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 across the North West region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PHP
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 across the North West region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PHP
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +13 42 £350 +16.66% 52
Cheshire +31 12 £325 +8.33% 16
Merseyside - 4 £320 - 5
Lancashire - 1 - - 12
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 72 (46.75%) JavaScript
2 69 (44.81%) MySQL
3 68 (44.16%) HTML
4 65 (42.21%) CSS
5 46 (29.87%) Linux
6 39 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (22.08%) Web Development
8 29 (18.83%) Git (software)
8 29 (18.83%) Java
9 26 (16.88%) jQuery
10 25 (16.23%) LAMP
11 24 (15.58%) OO
12 23 (14.94%) E-Commerce
12 23 (14.94%) Jenkins
13 22 (14.29%) Apache
14 21 (13.64%) Magento
15 20 (12.99%) MVC
15 20 (12.99%) TDD
16 19 (12.34%) Perl
17 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
17 18 (11.69%) Zend
17 18 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (11.69%) AngularJS
17 18 (11.69%) Front End Development
18 17 (11.04%) HTML5
18 17 (11.04%) OOP
19 16 (10.39%) Python
19 16 (10.39%) ERP
19 16 (10.39%) CRM
19 16 (10.39%) Network Security

PHP
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 22 (14.29%) Apache
2 16 (10.39%) WordPress
3 11 (7.14%) Drupal
4 7 (4.55%) CMS
5 6 (3.90%) nginx
5 6 (3.90%) OpenStack
6 5 (3.25%) IIS
6 5 (3.25%) SAS
6 5 (3.25%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.60%) Confluence
8 2 (1.30%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.65%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.65%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 5 (3.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (13.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.84%) SaaS
3 4 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.95%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.95%) GitHub
4 3 (1.95%) PaaS
5 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.39%) Network Security
2 10 (6.49%) DNS
3 8 (5.19%) LDAP
4 5 (3.25%) DHCP
4 5 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (3.25%) HTTP
4 5 (3.25%) IMAP
4 5 (3.25%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.25%) MRTG
4 5 (3.25%) SMTP
4 5 (3.25%) SNMP
5 3 (1.95%) AMQP
5 3 (1.95%) Firewall
5 3 (1.95%) SAN
5 3 (1.95%) VPN
6 2 (1.30%) Internet
7 1 (0.65%) BGP
7 1 (0.65%) DMZ
7 1 (0.65%) Intranet
7 1 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (44.81%) MySQL
2 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.60%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.60%) phpMyAdmin
5 4 (2.60%) Redis
5 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.65%) Big Data
8 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.83%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.19%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.55%) Subversion
5 6 (3.90%) PhantomJS
6 5 (3.25%) JIRA
6 5 (3.25%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.60%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.95%) Grunt
8 3 (1.95%) gulp
8 3 (1.95%) Selenium
8 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.30%) GitLab
9 2 (1.30%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (4.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Marketing
3 3 (1.95%) Games
3 3 (1.95%) Publishing
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (69.48%) Developer
2 67 (43.51%) PHP Developer
3 16 (10.39%) Magento Developer
4 11 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
4 11 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 10 (6.49%) HTML Developer
5 10 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) PHP Magento Developer
7 8 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (5.19%) Web Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) WordPress Developer
9 6 (3.90%) LAMP Developer
9 6 (3.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 6 (3.90%) PHP Web Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.25%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (44.16%) HTML
2 65 (42.21%) CSS
3 26 (16.88%) jQuery
4 25 (16.23%) LAMP
5 18 (11.69%) AngularJS
6 17 (11.04%) HTML5
7 14 (9.09%) .NET
7 14 (9.09%) CSS3
8 13 (8.44%) Sass
9 12 (7.79%) Web Services
9 12 (7.79%) Zend Framework
10 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET
11 10 (6.49%) Node.js
12 9 (5.84%) JSON
12 9 (5.84%) Laravel
13 8 (5.19%) RESTful
14 7 (4.55%) React
15 6 (3.90%) Ajax
15 6 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (3.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.39%) Digital Media
2 13 (8.44%) User Experience
3 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.95%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.95%) MHEG
6 3 (1.95%) SCADA
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.30%) IPTV
8 1 (0.65%) BYOD
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) New Media
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.87%) Linux
2 10 (6.49%) CentOS
3 8 (5.19%) Windows
4 6 (3.90%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.90%) Unix
5 5 (3.25%) Debian
6 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.30%) Android
9 1 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) SUSE
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.08%) Web Development
3 24 (15.58%) OO
4 23 (14.94%) E-Commerce
5 20 (12.99%) MVC
5 20 (12.99%) TDD
6 18 (11.69%) Front End Development
7 17 (11.04%) OOP
8 16 (10.39%) CRM
8 16 (10.39%) ERP
9 15 (9.74%) Scrum
10 10 (6.49%) DevOps
10 10 (6.49%) OOD
11 9 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (5.84%) Web Design
12 7 (4.55%) BDD
12 7 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.55%) Migration
12 7 (4.55%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (46.75%) JavaScript
2 29 (18.83%) Java
3 19 (12.34%) Perl
4 16 (10.39%) Bash Shell
4 16 (10.39%) Python
5 15 (9.74%) Ruby
6 12 (7.79%) SQL
7 10 (6.49%) C#
8 7 (4.55%) C++
9 5 (3.25%) C
9 5 (3.25%) Korn
9 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.95%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.95%) PHP 5
10 3 (1.95%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.30%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) CCNA
2 1 (0.65%) CCNP
2 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (0.65%) ISEB
2 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.65%) MCSE
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) iptables
1 10 (6.49%) Squid
2 7 (4.55%) Varnish
2 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) Dovecot
3 5 (3.25%) KVM
3 5 (3.25%) Postfix
3 5 (3.25%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.30%) Docker
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Ceph
5 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.65%) NDS
5 1 (0.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.65%) NFS
5 1 (0.65%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.65%) vCloud
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (9.74%) Nagios
2 13 (8.44%) Puppet
3 7 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.90%) HAProxy
5 5 (3.25%) Ansible
5 5 (3.25%) Cacti
5 5 (3.25%) OpenNebula
6 4 (2.60%) Wonderware InTouch
7 3 (1.95%) Packer
8 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.65%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.65%) Kibana
9 1 (0.65%) logstash
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.65%) Salt
9 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (11.69%) Zend
2 9 (5.84%) Red Hat
2 9 (5.84%) VMware
3 5 (3.25%) Adobe
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.25%) Wonderware
4 3 (1.95%) Cisco
4 3 (1.95%) Google
4 3 (1.95%) New Relic
4 3 (1.95%) OpenTV
4 3 (1.95%) Rockwell
4 3 (1.95%) SaltStack
4 3 (1.95%) Siemens
5 2 (1.30%) Citrix
5 2 (1.30%) DoubleClick
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle
6 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.65%) EMC
6 1 (0.65%) Lotus
6 1 (0.65%) Novell
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