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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 91 106 56
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -50
Contract jobs citing PHP 64 55 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 1.32% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.60% 4.15% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 60
Median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -10.44%
PHP
England

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
1142 1325 1152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.36% 31.83% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 825 756
Median daily rate £388 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 59 31
Median hourly rate £39.88 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.91% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.10 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £46.22 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%

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 11 December 2016.

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 11 December 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 +15 55 £350 +16.66% 59
Cheshire +20 5 £406 +65.81% 11
Merseyside -1 2 £320 +11.30% 6
Lancashire -4 2 £110 -70.66% 16
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 North West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 91 (54.82%) JavaScript
2 73 (43.98%) HTML
3 67 (40.36%) CSS
4 66 (39.76%) MySQL
5 60 (36.14%) Web Development
6 52 (31.33%) Java
7 44 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (22.29%) Network Security
8 37 (22.29%) CRM
8 37 (22.29%) ERP
8 37 (22.29%) Digital Media
9 36 (21.69%) Linux
10 32 (19.28%) E-Commerce
11 28 (16.87%) jQuery
12 26 (15.66%) Git (software)
13 24 (14.46%) HTML5
13 24 (14.46%) TDD
14 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
15 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
16 21 (12.65%) Apache
17 20 (12.05%) LAMP
17 20 (12.05%) CSS3
18 19 (11.45%) OO
19 18 (10.84%) .NET
19 18 (10.84%) SQL
20 17 (10.24%) WordPress
20 17 (10.24%) AngularJS
21 16 (9.64%) Front End Development
21 16 (9.64%) Magento
22 15 (9.04%) OOP

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 (12.65%) Apache
2 17 (10.24%) WordPress
3 11 (6.63%) Drupal
4 10 (6.02%) CMS
5 6 (3.61%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.61%) SAS
6 5 (3.01%) nginx
6 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.41%) Confluence
7 4 (2.41%) IIS
8 2 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.20%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.60%) JBoss
9 1 (0.60%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (9.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.42%) SaaS
3 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.81%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.81%) GitHub
4 3 (1.81%) Office 365
4 3 (1.81%) PaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.60%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.29%) Network Security
2 6 (3.61%) DHCP
2 6 (3.61%) DNS
2 6 (3.61%) iSCSI
3 5 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (3.01%) HTTP
3 5 (3.01%) IMAP
3 5 (3.01%) Internet
3 5 (3.01%) MRTG
3 5 (3.01%) SMTP
3 5 (3.01%) SNMP
4 4 (2.41%) Firewall
5 3 (1.81%) LDAP
5 3 (1.81%) SAN
5 3 (1.81%) VPN
6 2 (1.20%) MPLS
7 1 (0.60%) BGP
7 1 (0.60%) DMZ
7 1 (0.60%) DSL
7 1 (0.60%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (39.76%) MySQL
2 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.82%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.41%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.41%) phpMyAdmin
5 4 (2.41%) Redis
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.60%) Big Data
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Informix
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.42%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.22%) gulp
4 7 (4.22%) JIRA
5 6 (3.61%) Grunt
5 6 (3.61%) PhantomJS
6 5 (3.01%) Mercurial
6 5 (3.01%) Subversion
7 4 (2.41%) Selenium
7 4 (2.41%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.41%) Xcode
8 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.20%) GitLab
9 2 (1.20%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.20%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.60%) Introscope
10 1 (0.60%) JMeter
10 1 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 10 (6.02%) Retail
2 7 (4.22%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Marketing
3 5 (3.01%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.81%) Games
4 3 (1.81%) Publishing
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (71.08%) Developer
2 63 (37.95%) PHP Developer
3 16 (9.64%) HTML Developer
4 15 (9.04%) Magento Developer
5 14 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (8.43%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (6.63%) HTML CSS Developer
6 11 (6.63%) PHP Magento Developer
6 11 (6.63%) Web Developer
7 9 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.82%) WordPress Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Angular Developer
9 7 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.22%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.22%) MySQL Developer
9 7 (4.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 7 (4.22%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (3.61%) LAMP Developer
10 6 (3.61%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (43.98%) HTML
2 67 (40.36%) CSS
3 28 (16.87%) jQuery
4 24 (14.46%) HTML5
5 20 (12.05%) CSS3
5 20 (12.05%) LAMP
6 18 (10.84%) .NET
7 17 (10.24%) AngularJS
8 15 (9.04%) Sass
9 11 (6.63%) Web Services
10 10 (6.02%) ASP.NET
10 10 (6.02%) XML
11 9 (5.42%) JSON
11 9 (5.42%) Node.js
11 9 (5.42%) Zend Framework
12 7 (4.22%) React
12 7 (4.22%) RESTful
12 7 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (3.61%) Laravel
14 5 (3.01%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.29%) Digital Media
2 15 (9.04%) User Experience
3 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.81%) Interactive TV
4 3 (1.81%) MHEG
4 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.81%) SCADA
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.20%) IPTV
6 1 (0.60%) BBC
6 1 (0.60%) iPad
6 1 (0.60%) iPhone
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) New Media
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) PKI
6 1 (0.60%) Statistics
6 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.69%) Linux
2 11 (6.63%) Windows
3 10 (6.02%) CentOS
4 7 (4.22%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.61%) Ubuntu
5 6 (3.61%) Unix
6 5 (3.01%) Debian
6 5 (3.01%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.81%) Android
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
10 1 (0.60%) SUSE
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (36.14%) Web Development
2 44 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (22.29%) CRM
3 37 (22.29%) ERP
4 32 (19.28%) E-Commerce
5 24 (14.46%) TDD
6 19 (11.45%) OO
7 16 (9.64%) Front End Development
8 15 (9.04%) OOP
9 14 (8.43%) MVC
10 11 (6.63%) DevOps
10 11 (6.63%) Scrum
11 10 (6.02%) BDD
11 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.02%) Migration
11 10 (6.02%) Web Design
12 9 (5.42%) OOD
13 7 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.22%) Open Source
13 7 (4.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 91 (54.82%) JavaScript
2 52 (31.33%) Java
3 18 (10.84%) SQL
4 14 (8.43%) Ruby
5 13 (7.83%) Python
6 12 (7.23%) C#
6 12 (7.23%) Perl
7 10 (6.02%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.22%) C++
9 5 (3.01%) C
9 5 (3.01%) Korn
9 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.41%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.81%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.81%) PHP 5
11 3 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.41%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) CCNA
2 1 (0.60%) CCNP
2 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (0.60%) ISEB
2 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.60%) MCSE
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.01%) Dovecot
2 5 (3.01%) iptables
2 5 (3.01%) KVM
2 5 (3.01%) Sendmail
2 5 (3.01%) Squid
3 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.20%) Docker
4 2 (1.20%) Varnish
4 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) Ceph
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.60%) NDS
5 1 (0.60%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
5 1 (0.60%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.60%) vCloud
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) Puppet
2 10 (6.02%) Nagios
3 6 (3.61%) HAProxy
3 6 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.01%) Cacti
4 5 (3.01%) OpenNebula
5 4 (2.41%) Ansible
5 4 (2.41%) Wonderware InTouch
6 3 (1.81%) Packer
7 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.60%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.60%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.60%) Kibana
8 1 (0.60%) logstash
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.60%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.60%) Salt
8 1 (0.60%) vMotion
8 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (6.63%) Zend
2 10 (6.02%) VMware
3 8 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.01%) Wonderware
6 4 (2.41%) Adobe
7 3 (1.81%) Cisco
7 3 (1.81%) Google
7 3 (1.81%) New Relic
7 3 (1.81%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle
7 3 (1.81%) Rockwell
7 3 (1.81%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.81%) Siemens
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix
8 2 (1.20%) DoubleClick
8 2 (1.20%) HP
9 1 (0.60%) Compuware
9 1 (0.60%) Dell
9 1 (0.60%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
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