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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 34 40
Contract jobs citing PHP 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 4.92% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +196.87% -58.97%  

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 114 61 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.29% 19.00% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 49 49
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -10.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Behat
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Trello

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Behat
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA