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 3 months to 28 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.

PHP
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 53 32
Rank change year-on-year +26 -21  
Contract jobs citing PHP 13 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.86% 2.14% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.84% 4.21% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £200 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -40.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £186 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £415 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 147 214 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 43.62% 50.95% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 150 83
Median daily rate £394 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.81 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.03% -39.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 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 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 28 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for PHP.

1 16 (84.21%) MySQL
2 14 (73.68%) CSS
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 11 (57.89%) jQuery
3 11 (57.89%) Zend
4 10 (52.63%) OOP
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) Ajax
5 9 (47.37%) Web Development
5 9 (47.37%) Zend Framework
6 8 (42.11%) Front End Development
6 8 (42.11%) HTML5
6 8 (42.11%) Apache
6 8 (42.11%) LAMP
7 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
7 7 (36.84%) CSS3
8 6 (31.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (31.58%) Sass
8 6 (31.58%) Web Design
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) DevOps
10 3 (15.79%) SOLID
10 3 (15.79%) TDD
10 3 (15.79%) RESTful
11 2 (10.53%) Smarty
11 2 (10.53%) Symfony
11 2 (10.53%) MVC
11 2 (10.53%) Finance
11 2 (10.53%) Linux

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 8 (42.11%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (84.21%) PHP Developer
3 9 (47.37%) PHP Zend Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.26%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) CSS
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) jQuery
3 9 (47.37%) Ajax
3 9 (47.37%) Zend Framework
4 8 (42.11%) HTML5
4 8 (42.11%) LAMP
5 7 (36.84%) CSS3
6 6 (31.58%) Sass
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
8 2 (10.53%) Smarty
8 2 (10.53%) Symfony
9 1 (5.26%) Laravel
9 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Graphic Design
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) OOP
2 9 (47.37%) Web Development
3 8 (42.11%) Front End Development
4 6 (31.58%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (31.58%) Web Design
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) SOLID
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
8 1 (5.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Zend