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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / North West
Rank 74 90 84
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 66 68 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.51% 1.80% 1.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.21% 4.74% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 48
Median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +102.85%

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
1062 1434 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.46% 37.97% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 910 716
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.82 £15.57 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +10 40 £320 -13.22% 74
Cheshire +28 14 £325 +8.33% 17
Merseyside -1 6 £284 -2.15% 7
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 74 (49.66%) MySQL
2 70 (46.98%) HTML
3 67 (44.97%) JavaScript
4 65 (43.62%) CSS
5 37 (24.83%) Linux
6 34 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (21.48%) Git (software)
8 27 (18.12%) Java
9 26 (17.45%) OO
9 26 (17.45%) LAMP
10 24 (16.11%) MVC
10 24 (16.11%) Magento
11 22 (14.77%) jQuery
12 21 (14.09%) Web Development
12 21 (14.09%) Apache
12 21 (14.09%) E-Commerce
13 20 (13.42%) HTML5
14 18 (12.08%) WordPress
15 17 (11.41%) Zend
15 17 (11.41%) TDD
15 17 (11.41%) OOP
15 17 (11.41%) AngularJS
15 17 (11.41%) Front End Development
16 16 (10.74%) Jenkins
16 16 (10.74%) Laravel
17 15 (10.07%) CSS3
17 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
19 13 (8.72%) Web Services
19 13 (8.72%) Scrum

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 21 (14.09%) Apache
2 18 (12.08%) WordPress
3 13 (8.72%) Drupal
4 7 (4.70%) CMS
5 5 (3.36%) IIS
5 5 (3.36%) nginx
6 4 (2.68%) Confluence
6 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.01%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.67%) JBoss
9 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.67%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (5.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (16.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.04%) SaaS
3 7 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.68%) GitHub
4 4 (2.68%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.01%) CloudFront
5 3 (2.01%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.71%) Network Security
2 7 (4.70%) DNS
3 6 (4.03%) LDAP
4 3 (2.01%) AMQP
4 3 (2.01%) HTTP
4 3 (2.01%) Internet
4 3 (2.01%) SAN
5 2 (1.34%) DHCP
5 2 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.34%) Firewall
5 2 (1.34%) IMAP
5 2 (1.34%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.34%) MRTG
5 2 (1.34%) SMTP
5 2 (1.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.67%) BGP
6 1 (0.67%) Broadband
6 1 (0.67%) LAN
6 1 (0.67%) MPLS
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (49.66%) MySQL
2 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.37%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.68%) Couchbase
4 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.01%) phpMyAdmin
5 3 (2.01%) Redis
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) Big Data
7 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.67%) KNIME
7 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (21.48%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.70%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.70%) Subversion
4 5 (3.36%) JIRA
4 5 (3.36%) Selenium
4 5 (3.36%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.68%) Mercurial
5 4 (2.68%) PhantomJS
6 3 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.01%) JMeter
6 3 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.34%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.34%) GitLab
7 2 (1.34%) Grunt
7 2 (1.34%) gulp
8 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.67%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 8 (5.37%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) Marketing
3 3 (2.01%) Games
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (74.50%) Developer
2 73 (48.99%) PHP Developer
3 16 (10.74%) Magento Developer
4 14 (9.40%) MySQL Developer
4 14 (9.40%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 12 (8.05%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (6.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (6.04%) PHP Magento Developer
6 9 (6.04%) WordPress Developer
7 8 (5.37%) HTML Developer
8 7 (4.70%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (4.70%) LAMP Developer
8 7 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 6 (4.03%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 6 (4.03%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (46.98%) HTML
2 65 (43.62%) CSS
3 26 (17.45%) LAMP
4 22 (14.77%) jQuery
5 20 (13.42%) HTML5
6 17 (11.41%) AngularJS
7 16 (10.74%) Laravel
8 15 (10.07%) CSS3
9 13 (8.72%) Web Services
10 11 (7.38%) .NET
10 11 (7.38%) Sass
10 11 (7.38%) Zend Framework
11 10 (6.71%) Node.js
12 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET
13 8 (5.37%) RESTful
14 7 (4.70%) React
14 7 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (4.03%) JSON
15 6 (4.03%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (4.03%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Digital Media
1 10 (6.71%) User Experience
2 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.70%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.01%) Interactive TV
5 3 (2.01%) MHEG
6 2 (1.34%) IPTV
7 1 (0.67%) BYOD
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.67%) New Media
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Social Media
7 1 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Linux
2 7 (4.70%) CentOS
2 7 (4.70%) Windows
3 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.68%) Unix
3 4 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.01%) Android
4 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.34%) Debian
5 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) SUSE
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.45%) OO
3 24 (16.11%) MVC
4 21 (14.09%) E-Commerce
4 21 (14.09%) Web Development
5 17 (11.41%) Front End Development
5 17 (11.41%) OOP
5 17 (11.41%) TDD
6 13 (8.72%) Scrum
7 11 (7.38%) OOD
8 10 (6.71%) CRM
8 10 (6.71%) ERP
9 8 (5.37%) Analytics
9 8 (5.37%) Web Design
10 7 (4.70%) BDD
10 7 (4.70%) Migration
10 7 (4.70%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.03%) OO PHP
11 6 (4.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (44.97%) JavaScript
2 27 (18.12%) Java
3 12 (8.05%) Bash Shell
3 12 (8.05%) Python
3 12 (8.05%) Ruby
4 11 (7.38%) SQL
5 10 (6.71%) Perl
6 8 (5.37%) C#
7 4 (2.68%) C++
8 3 (2.01%) ActionScript
8 3 (2.01%) PHP 5
8 3 (2.01%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.34%) C
9 2 (1.34%) Korn
9 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.67%) CCNA
1 1 (0.67%) CCNP
1 1 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (0.67%) Degree
1 1 (0.67%) ISEB
1 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (0.67%) MCSE
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) iptables
1 7 (4.70%) Squid
1 7 (4.70%) Varnish
2 5 (3.36%) Postfix
3 4 (2.68%) Docker
3 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.34%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.34%) KVM
4 2 (1.34%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.67%) NDS
5 1 (0.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.67%) NFS
5 1 (0.67%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) Puppet
2 7 (4.70%) Nagios
2 7 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.03%) Ansible
4 3 (2.01%) Packer
5 2 (1.34%) Cacti
5 2 (1.34%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.34%) Kibana
5 2 (1.34%) logstash
5 2 (1.34%) OpenNebula
6 1 (0.67%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.67%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (11.41%) Zend
2 8 (5.37%) Adobe
3 6 (4.03%) VMware
4 5 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.68%) Google
5 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.01%) New Relic
6 3 (2.01%) OpenTV
6 3 (2.01%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco
7 2 (1.34%) Citrix
7 2 (1.34%) DoubleClick
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle
7 2 (1.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.67%) Civica
8 1 (0.67%) EMC
8 1 (0.67%) Lotus
8 1 (0.67%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.67%) Novell
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