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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 15 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.42% 5.52% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.71% 12.50% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £349 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
PHP
Hertfordshire

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 72 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 30.09% 44.17% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 26
Median daily rate £394 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 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 Watford region with a requirement for PHP.

1 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
1 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (66.67%) Subversion
2 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 11 (61.11%) Magento
4 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) PHPUnit
4 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 10 (55.56%) Behat
4 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (55.56%) Selenium
5 9 (50.00%) QA
5 9 (50.00%) Retail
5 9 (50.00%) User Stories
5 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 9 (50.00%) Appium
6 8 (44.44%) Coaching
6 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (44.44%) Re-Platforming
6 8 (44.44%) RESTful
6 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 8 (44.44%) DB2
6 8 (44.44%) XML
6 8 (44.44%) Unix
6 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Document Management
8 6 (33.33%) Apache
8 6 (33.33%) Linux

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 6 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) nginx
Business Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) DB2
2 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) CouchDB
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (16.67%) Redis
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (66.67%) Subversion
2 10 (55.56%) PHPUnit
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 9 (50.00%) Appium
3 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (16.67%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 9 (50.00%) Tester
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium Tester
3 7 (38.89%) Developer
4 6 (33.33%) PHP Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Web Automation Tester
5 4 (22.22%) Web Tester
6 3 (16.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (16.67%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Magento Developer
7 2 (11.11%) PHP Magento Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 10 (55.56%) Behat
3 8 (44.44%) RESTful
3 8 (44.44%) XML
4 5 (27.78%) LAMP
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (16.67%) Laravel
5 3 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (16.67%) Memcached
5 3 (16.67%) Symfony
5 3 (16.67%) Yii
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) XHTML
6 2 (11.11%) XSL
7 1 (5.56%) CGI
7 1 (5.56%) CSS3
7 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
2 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) User Stories
4 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Coaching
4 8 (44.44%) Re-Platforming
4 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Document Management
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
6 5 (27.78%) OO
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) Web Development
8 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
8 3 (16.67%) Release Management
8 3 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) MCSA
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Zend
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle