The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 23 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs citing PHP 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.33% 4.07% 4.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 8.33% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £265 £225 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -52.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 30 60 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 40.00% 48.78% 57.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 67
Median daily rate £325 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £513 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Cheltenham

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for PHP.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Varnish
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Varnish