The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing PHP 3 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 2.84% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 6.97% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 13
Median daily rate £369 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £176 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £425 £800
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 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 255 373 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.48% 40.68% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 282 259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Cheshire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Cheshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 2 £369 -10.60% 5
Wilmslow - 1 - - 1
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 9 (47.37%) HTML
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
1 9 (47.37%) MySQL
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) MVC
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Zend
2 8 (42.11%) jQuery
3 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (36.84%) OO
3 7 (36.84%) Front End Development
4 6 (31.58%) Magento
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Zend Framework
5 5 (26.32%) Subversion
5 5 (26.32%) Apache
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
5 5 (26.32%) LAMP
5 5 (26.32%) Laravel
6 4 (21.05%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (21.05%) Modular Programming
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
6 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) B2B
6 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (21.05%) Kanban

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) WordPress
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Drupal
3 1 (5.26%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Subversion
3 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (10.53%) gulp
4 2 (10.53%) webpack
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 14 (73.68%) PHP Developer
3 3 (15.79%) AWS Developer
3 3 (15.79%) PHP Zend Developer
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Build and Release Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Build Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Magento Developer
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
2 8 (42.11%) jQuery
3 5 (26.32%) LAMP
3 5 (26.32%) Laravel
3 5 (26.32%) Zend Framework
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (15.79%) Sass
6 2 (10.53%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
6 2 (10.53%) React
7 1 (5.26%) .NET
7 1 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.26%) JSON
7 1 (5.26%) li3
7 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) MVC
2 7 (36.84%) Front End Development
2 7 (36.84%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) B2B
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) Modular Programming
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
6 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Secure Coding
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Android Development
8 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
8 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Zend
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter