The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 22 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 83 88
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5  
Contract jobs citing PHP 38 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.08% 1.55% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.56% 6.04% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 19
Median daily rate £350 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +27.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 444 613 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.30% 25.73% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 363 367
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 12
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £9.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Berkshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Berkshire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Berkshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Reading +11 7 £319 -15.00% 10
Slough +9 5 £350 - 3
Bracknell - 3 £330 - 1
Maidenhead -10 2 £300 -29.41% 1
Ascot - 2 £310 - 2
PHP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 33 (63.46%) JavaScript
2 30 (57.69%) MySQL
3 25 (48.08%) HTML
4 23 (44.23%) CSS
5 22 (42.31%) Web Development
6 20 (38.46%) Linux
7 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
8 14 (26.92%) Sass
8 14 (26.92%) LAMP
9 13 (25.00%) Symfony
9 13 (25.00%) Laravel
10 12 (23.08%) jQuery
11 11 (21.15%) Subversion
12 10 (19.23%) OO
12 10 (19.23%) Apache
12 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
12 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
13 9 (17.31%) RESTful
13 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (15.38%) Ruby
14 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (15.38%) DevOps
15 7 (13.46%) PHP 7
15 7 (13.46%) WordPress
15 7 (13.46%) Node.js
15 7 (13.46%) QA
16 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
16 6 (11.54%) PHP 5
16 6 (11.54%) VMware

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (19.23%) Apache
2 7 (13.46%) WordPress
3 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.85%) Confluence
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.92%) Drupal
5 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Magento
2 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) GitHub
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle CX
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.92%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) LDAP
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (57.69%) MySQL
2 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
3 8 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.77%) MariaDB
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.92%) HBase
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
2 11 (21.15%) Subversion
3 6 (11.54%) PHPUnit
4 5 (9.62%) Selenium
5 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.77%) Protractor
6 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.85%) Bower
7 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.85%) Grunt
7 2 (3.85%) JIRA
7 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.85%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Developer
2 22 (42.31%) PHP Developer
3 9 (17.31%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Symfony Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (13.46%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.62%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (7.69%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 4 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) WordPress Developer
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Magento Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (5.77%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) HTML
2 23 (44.23%) CSS
3 14 (26.92%) LAMP
3 14 (26.92%) Sass
4 13 (25.00%) Laravel
4 13 (25.00%) Symfony
5 12 (23.08%) jQuery
6 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
7 9 (17.31%) RESTful
8 7 (13.46%) Node.js
9 6 (11.54%) Doctrine
9 6 (11.54%) HTML5
9 6 (11.54%) LESS
10 5 (9.62%) .NET
10 5 (9.62%) CSS3
10 5 (9.62%) Web Services
11 4 (7.69%) Behat
12 3 (5.77%) DOM
12 3 (5.77%) JSON
13 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Life Science
2 2 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Ubuntu
3 3 (5.77%) CentOS
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) SUSE
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Web Development
2 10 (19.23%) OO
3 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.38%) DevOps
5 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.54%) Front End Development
5 6 (11.54%) TDD
5 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Scrum
6 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.69%) BDD
7 4 (7.69%) OOD
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
8 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) CRM
8 3 (5.77%) ERP
8 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.38%) Ruby
3 7 (13.46%) PHP 7
4 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.54%) PHP 5
5 4 (7.69%) Java
6 3 (5.77%) C#
6 3 (5.77%) Python
6 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) CISA
1 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
1 3 (5.77%) NFS
1 3 (5.77%) Samba
1 3 (5.77%) Squid
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) KVM
2 2 (3.85%) Xen
2 2 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Ansible
2 5 (9.62%) Nagios
3 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.92%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) VMware
2 3 (5.77%) Rackspace
2 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.77%) Zend
3 2 (3.85%) BMC
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Remedy
3 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) EMC
4 1 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) Pardot
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
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