Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 18 January 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 118 70 64
Rank change year-on-year -48 -6 +60
Contract jobs citing PHP 27 25 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.09% 1.76% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.23% 4.55% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 65
10th Percentile £351 - £315
25th Percentile £363 £256 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £328 £415
Median % change year-on-year +33.59% -21.08% +7.10%
75th Percentile £550 £509 £450
90th Percentile - £546 -
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -

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 the East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 835 550 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.67% 38.62% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 337 781
10th Percentile £285 £256 £300
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £434 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.51% +2.06% -1.73%
75th Percentile £563 £525 £494
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £550 £485 £485
% change year-on-year +13.40% - +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 56
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.15 £20.25
25th Percentile £40.41 £31.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate £49.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.95% -4.44% +2.27%
75th Percentile £58.75 £50.00 £49.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.53%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -21 21 £500 +70.94% 20
Norfolk -8 2 £425 -
Cambridgeshire -30 2 £350 -12.50% 8
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 4
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 17 (62.96%) Git (software)
2 15 (55.56%) MySQL
3 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) Laravel
4 10 (37.04%) Node.js
4 10 (37.04%) Magento
4 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) OO
5 9 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
5 9 (33.33%) CSS
5 9 (33.33%) Retail
5 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) IBM Domino
6 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
6 8 (29.63%) Xerox
6 8 (29.63%) Social Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Front End Development
7 7 (25.93%) OOP
7 7 (25.93%) Symfony
7 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.93%) HTML5
7 7 (25.93%) hybris
7 7 (25.93%) CSS3
7 7 (25.93%) Ansible
7 7 (25.93%) Docker
7 7 (25.93%) DevOps
8 6 (22.22%) React
8 6 (22.22%) webpack

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (29.63%) IBM Domino
2 3 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Magento
2 6 (22.22%) Shopify
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Attraqt
3 1 (3.70%) CloudTest
3 1 (3.70%) GCP
3 1 (3.70%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (22.22%) Cypress.io
2 6 (22.22%) ESLint
2 6 (22.22%) webpack
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
4 4 (14.81%) Bitbucket
4 4 (14.81%) PhpStorm
5 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) PHPUnit
6 2 (7.41%) Subversion
7 1 (3.70%) JMeter
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.70%) NeoLoad
7 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.70%) WebPageTest
General
1 9 (33.33%) Retail
2 8 (29.63%) Social Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Games
3 4 (14.81%) Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) PHP Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (22.22%) React Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior React Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) DevSecOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Magento Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Performance Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) Laravel
2 10 (37.04%) Node.js
3 9 (33.33%) CSS
3 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) CSS3
4 7 (25.93%) HTML5
4 7 (25.93%) Symfony
5 6 (22.22%) Jest
5 6 (22.22%) Next.js
5 6 (22.22%) React
5 6 (22.22%) Redux
5 6 (22.22%) Sass
6 5 (18.52%) LAMP
7 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 3 (11.11%) jQuery
8 2 (7.41%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (3.70%) REST
9 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.70%) Vue.js
9 1 (3.70%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Cloud Native
2 2 (7.41%) Online Games
2 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) OO
2 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.93%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) Front End Development
4 7 (25.93%) OOP
5 6 (22.22%) Adaptive Web Design
5 6 (22.22%) Content Management
5 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 6 (22.22%) SEO
5 6 (22.22%) Sprint Planning
5 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Pair Programming
6 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Sprint Retrospective
6 5 (18.52%) Story Points
7 3 (11.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) ES6
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) TypeScript
4 5 (18.52%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) Perl
5 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (11.11%) Bash
6 3 (11.11%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) AWK
7 1 (3.70%) Go
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) Accessibility
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.11%) Packer
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Terraform
3 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.70%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Xerox
2 7 (25.93%) hybris
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Zend
4 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) New Relic
4 1 (3.70%) SAP