Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 90 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.07% 2.71% 5.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.09% 7.32% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 10 25
Cardiff median daily rate £390 £398 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +38.26% -17.86%
10th Percentile £285 £327 £169
90th Percentile £450 £476 £475
South Wales median daily rate £385 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -0.65% +29.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £19.63
South Wales median hourly rate - - £19.63

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 345 246 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 42.44% 36.99% 53.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 191 250
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% - +11.03%
10th Percentile £285 £225 £208
90th Percentile £534 £488 £475
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.40 £19.71 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% +6.18% +21.72%
10th Percentile £17.51 £13.71 £12.75
90th Percentile £21.28 £38.08 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £37.77 £24.00
% change year-on-year -50.04% +57.38% +39.94%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 61 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (60.00%) Web Services
2 54 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 50 (55.56%) SOA
4 49 (54.44%) Project Management
4 49 (54.44%) TDD
4 49 (54.44%) Scrum
5 48 (53.33%) Kanban
6 43 (47.78%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (44.44%) Software Engineering
8 36 (40.00%) Relational Database
9 34 (37.78%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 34 (37.78%) Customer-Centricity
10 28 (31.11%) Zend
11 21 (23.33%) Laravel
12 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 14 (15.56%) HTML
13 14 (15.56%) MySQL
13 14 (15.56%) CSS
14 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
15 12 (13.33%) Java
16 11 (12.22%) Symfony
17 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 10 (11.11%) Apache
18 9 (10.00%) C#
18 9 (10.00%) RESTful
18 9 (10.00%) DevOps
19 8 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
19 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 8 (8.89%) Microsoft

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 10 (11.11%) Apache
2 7 (7.78%) Moodle
3 1 (1.11%) SugarCRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (47.78%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.56%) MySQL
4 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.44%) Big Data
5 4 (4.44%) HPCC
6 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) JMeter
2 3 (3.33%) Selenium
2 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) Grunt
3 1 (1.11%) gulp
3 1 (1.11%) webpack
General
1 7 (7.78%) Publishing
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Electronics
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (76.67%) Developer
2 65 (72.22%) PHP Developer
3 20 (22.22%) PHP Software Engineer
3 20 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 16 (17.78%) Agile Developer
4 16 (17.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 14 (15.56%) PHP Zend Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Product Specialist
7 4 (4.44%) SOA Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Tester
7 4 (4.44%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 2 (2.22%) Moodle Developer
9 2 (2.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (2.22%) PHP Specialist
9 2 (2.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (60.00%) Web Services
2 21 (23.33%) Laravel
3 14 (15.56%) CSS
3 14 (15.56%) HTML
4 11 (12.22%) Symfony
5 9 (10.00%) RESTful
6 3 (3.33%) CSS3
6 3 (3.33%) HTML5
6 3 (3.33%) JSON
7 2 (2.22%) jQuery
7 2 (2.22%) LAMP
8 1 (1.11%) Doctrine
8 1 (1.11%) Sass
8 1 (1.11%) Twig
8 1 (1.11%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 50 (55.56%) SOA
4 49 (54.44%) Project Management
4 49 (54.44%) Scrum
4 49 (54.44%) TDD
5 48 (53.33%) Kanban
6 40 (44.44%) Software Engineering
7 34 (37.78%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 34 (37.78%) Customer-Centricity
8 9 (10.00%) DevOps
9 8 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (6.67%) Microservices
11 6 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 5 (5.56%) BDD
13 4 (4.44%) Migration
13 4 (4.44%) Product Management
13 4 (4.44%) SDLC
13 4 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (13.33%) Java
3 9 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (2.22%) PHP 5
4 2 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (31.11%) Zend
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.22%) SAP