The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 30 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.63% 1.75% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 4.35% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £350 £320 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +21.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £320 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £327 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.45%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 156 161 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.81% 40.15% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 92 85
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £9.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Cambridge

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Cambridge

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Cambridge

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Web Development
3 8 (57.14%) jQuery
4 7 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) HTML5
4 7 (50.00%) Node.js
5 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
5 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 6 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (42.86%) Service Design
5 6 (42.86%) Subversion
5 6 (42.86%) RESTful
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) Selenium
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Python
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
7 4 (28.57%) NoSQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) gulp
3 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript Developer
2 6 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Web Developer
4 3 (21.43%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior PHP Web Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Web Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Azure Developer
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
1 8 (57.14%) jQuery
2 7 (50.00%) HTML5
2 7 (50.00%) Node.js
3 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 6 (42.86%) RESTful
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Django
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) Ajax
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (7.14%) CSS3
7 1 (7.14%) JSON
7 1 (7.14%) OAuth
7 1 (7.14%) SAML
7 1 (7.14%) Symfony
7 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Web Development
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Service Design
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) Tcl
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Zend