The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / East Midlands
Rank 75 56 76
Rank change year-on-year -19 +20  
Contract jobs citing PHP 25 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.67% 2.53% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.91% 8.40% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 15
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £428 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 640 488 572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.87% 30.14% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 305 337
Median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.00 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the East Midlands

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the East Midlands

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the East Midlands

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Nottinghamshire +9 16 £413 +17.85% 13
Leicestershire -12 6 £275 -20.00% 6
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 40 (67.80%) HTML
1 40 (67.80%) CSS
2 35 (59.32%) JavaScript
3 30 (50.85%) Git (software)
4 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (40.68%) MySQL
6 17 (28.81%) CSS3
7 14 (23.73%) Magento
7 14 (23.73%) OO
7 14 (23.73%) OO PHP
8 13 (22.03%) E-Commerce
8 13 (22.03%) WordPress
8 13 (22.03%) Symfony
8 13 (22.03%) jQuery
9 12 (20.34%) BDD
9 12 (20.34%) Web Development
10 11 (18.64%) HTML5
10 11 (18.64%) Behat
10 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (16.95%) Sass
11 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
12 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
12 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
12 9 (15.25%) gulp
12 9 (15.25%) Front End Development
12 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.25%) Configuration Management
12 9 (15.25%) Linux
13 8 (13.56%) HTTP
13 8 (13.56%) Grunt

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 13 (22.03%) WordPress
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Drupal
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.68%) MySQL
2 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.69%) Redis
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (50.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.25%) gulp
4 8 (13.56%) Grunt
5 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.86%) Jasmine
5 7 (11.86%) Mocha
5 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.47%) PHPUnit
7 3 (5.08%) JIRA
8 2 (3.39%) JMeter
8 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.69%) GitLab
9 1 (1.69%) Hudson
9 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.39%) Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (93.22%) Developer
2 21 (35.59%) PHP Developer
3 19 (32.20%) Senior Developer
4 10 (16.95%) Magento Developer
5 7 (11.86%) WordPress Developer
6 6 (10.17%) HTML Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior PHP Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Digital Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (5.08%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (5.08%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 3 (5.08%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Symfony Developer
10 2 (3.39%) MySQL Developer
10 2 (3.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 1 (1.69%) QA Engineer
11 1 (1.69%) QA Test Analyst
11 1 (1.69%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (67.80%) CSS
1 40 (67.80%) HTML
2 17 (28.81%) CSS3
3 13 (22.03%) jQuery
3 13 (22.03%) Symfony
4 11 (18.64%) Behat
4 11 (18.64%) HTML5
5 10 (16.95%) Sass
6 7 (11.86%) Twig
7 6 (10.17%) .NET
8 5 (8.47%) Ajax
8 5 (8.47%) LAMP
9 4 (6.78%) Doctrine
9 4 (6.78%) JMS
10 3 (5.08%) Node.js
10 3 (5.08%) REST
10 3 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (5.08%) Web Services
11 2 (3.39%) Laravel
11 2 (3.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) User Experience
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Animation
3 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.69%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Mac OS X
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) CentOS
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.69%) SUSE
3 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) OO
2 14 (23.73%) OO PHP
3 13 (22.03%) E-Commerce
4 12 (20.34%) BDD
4 12 (20.34%) Web Development
5 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Configuration Management
6 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.25%) Front End Development
6 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.86%) Progressive Enhancement
8 5 (8.47%) Line Management
8 5 (8.47%) MVC
8 5 (8.47%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (6.78%) Case Management
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
9 4 (6.78%) Web Design
10 3 (5.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (59.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.08%) Java
3 2 (3.39%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) PHP 5
4 1 (1.69%) PHP 7
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) DBS Check
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) WAI
2 6 (10.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.69%) Mesos
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Rancher
2 1 (1.69%) rkt
2 1 (1.69%) Salt
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Adobe
1 3 (5.08%) Zend
2 1 (1.69%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.69%) SaltStack
2 1 (1.69%) Splunk
Derby
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago