The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PHP
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 35 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing PHP 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.71% 0.96% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 3.37% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £363 £513 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.26% +64.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £363 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £663 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 84 89 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.68% 28.62% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 73
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Bedfordshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Bedfordshire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Bedfordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Dunstable - 1 £375 -
PHP
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SEO
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Behat
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Behat
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SEO
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe