The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 20 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 1 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.84% 13.83% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 27.66% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £313 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £35.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.30% +65.11%

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

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
34 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.57% 50.00% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 18
Median daily rate £450 £385 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Watford

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Watford region with a requirement for PHP.

1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 8 (66.67%) Magento
3 7 (58.33%) Zend
3 7 (58.33%) MySQL
4 6 (50.00%) OO
4 6 (50.00%) OO PHP
5 5 (41.67%) Web Services
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) LAMP
6 4 (33.33%) XSL
6 4 (33.33%) XHTML
7 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (25.00%) Apache
7 3 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (25.00%) Varnish
7 3 (25.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (25.00%) Open Source
7 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (25.00%) Drupal
8 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (16.67%) Subversion
8 2 (16.67%) Ruby
8 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (25.00%) Drupal
1 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) DB2
3 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ant
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Magento Developer
3 3 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Solr Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Unix Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Zend Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior LAMP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) LAMP
3 4 (33.33%) XHTML
3 4 (33.33%) XSL
4 1 (8.33%) Cocoa
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) OO
2 6 (50.00%) OO PHP
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
6 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Zend
2 2 (16.67%) hybris
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle