Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 46 35
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11 +35
Contract jobs citing PHP 63 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.64% 2.01% 4.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.54% 5.66% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 9 16
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.74% -5.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £287 £175 £200
90th Percentile £450 £380 £469
South Wales median daily rate £410 £285 £313
% change year-on-year +43.86% -8.80% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 381 212 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 46.18% 35.57% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 152 170
Cardiff median daily rate £409 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% - -
10th Percentile £307 £260 £206
90th Percentile £560 £470 £514
South Wales median daily rate £410 £373 £390
% change year-on-year +10.07% -4.49% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.00 £18.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.33% -12.79% +36.51%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.50 £14.50
90th Percentile £11.50 £30.83 £36.30
South Wales median hourly rate £20.09 £20.13 £55.00
% change year-on-year -0.17% -63.41% +214.29%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Cardiff

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Cardiff

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Cardiff over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Cardiff

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for PHP.

1 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (73.02%) Test Automation
2 46 (73.02%) Scrum
2 46 (73.02%) Web Services
2 46 (73.02%) SOA
2 46 (73.02%) Project Management
3 45 (71.43%) Kanban
4 43 (68.25%) TDD
5 41 (65.08%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (63.49%) Software Engineering
7 36 (57.14%) Zend
8 30 (47.62%) Relational Database
8 30 (47.62%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 30 (47.62%) Customer-Centricity
9 20 (31.75%) Laravel
10 9 (14.29%) Publishing
11 8 (12.70%) Finance
11 8 (12.70%) MySQL
11 8 (12.70%) Big Data
11 8 (12.70%) HPCC
12 7 (11.11%) Symfony
13 6 (9.52%) Java
13 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
13 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
14 4 (6.35%) SDLC
14 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
14 4 (6.35%) CSS
14 4 (6.35%) MVC
14 4 (6.35%) JIRA
14 4 (6.35%) Product Management

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (3.17%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) SugarCRM
2 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (65.08%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (47.62%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.70%) Big Data
3 8 (12.70%) HPCC
3 8 (12.70%) MySQL
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.76%) JMeter
3 3 (4.76%) Selenium
3 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (1.59%) Grunt
4 1 (1.59%) gulp
4 1 (1.59%) webpack
General
1 9 (14.29%) Publishing
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (87.30%) Developer
2 52 (82.54%) PHP Developer
3 23 (36.51%) PHP Software Engineer
3 23 (36.51%) Software Engineer
4 20 (31.75%) Agile Developer
4 20 (31.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 20 (31.75%) PHP Zend Developer
5 11 (17.46%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Tester
7 1 (1.59%) Automation Tester
7 1 (1.59%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (1.59%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (1.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (1.59%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (1.59%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (73.02%) Web Services
2 20 (31.75%) Laravel
3 7 (11.11%) Symfony
4 4 (6.35%) CSS
5 3 (4.76%) HTML
6 2 (3.17%) jQuery
6 2 (3.17%) RESTful
7 1 (1.59%) CSS3
7 1 (1.59%) HTML5
7 1 (1.59%) JSON
7 1 (1.59%) LAMP
7 1 (1.59%) Sass
7 1 (1.59%) Twig
7 1 (1.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.59%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (73.02%) Project Management
2 46 (73.02%) Scrum
2 46 (73.02%) SOA
2 46 (73.02%) Test Automation
3 45 (71.43%) Kanban
4 43 (68.25%) TDD
5 40 (63.49%) Software Engineering
6 30 (47.62%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 30 (47.62%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (6.35%) MVC
7 4 (6.35%) Product Management
7 4 (6.35%) SDLC
8 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Test Management
8 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) Java
1 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.59%) PHP 5
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Zend
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) WooCommerce