Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 146 88
Rank change year-on-year +15 -58 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 79 60 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.59% 1.27% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.24% 3.27% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 64
East of England median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £205 £275 £213
90th Percentile £473 £450 £492
England median daily rate £393 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +8.28% -2.03% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
East of England median hourly rate - £39.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +161.67% +57.89%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £34.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year -15.25% +113.88% -27.65%

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 1,865 1,834 1,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.42% 38.86% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,155 1,051 1,075
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £240
90th Percentile £569 £575 £515
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 118 131
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -4.43% +5.33%
10th Percentile £16.56 £17.31 £25.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.67% +4.90%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor 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 19 August 2018. 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 +4 30 £375 -16.67% 25
Cambridgeshire +14 23 £421 +22.10% 18
Suffolk -8 13 £338 -20.59% 8
Bedfordshire +8 7 £288 -17.86% 5
Essex -6 5 £388 +3.33% 13
Norfolk +12 2 £450 +38.46% 24
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 47 (59.49%) HTML
2 44 (55.70%) CSS
3 40 (50.63%) JavaScript
4 34 (43.04%) MySQL
5 31 (39.24%) Linux
6 26 (32.91%) Web Development
7 24 (30.38%) MVC
8 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
9 20 (25.32%) WordPress
9 20 (25.32%) Java
10 19 (24.05%) Laravel
11 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (22.78%) Open Source
11 18 (22.78%) LAMP
12 17 (21.52%) Apache
13 16 (20.25%) Python
14 15 (18.99%) jQuery
15 14 (17.72%) Symfony
15 14 (17.72%) HTML5
15 14 (17.72%) CSS3
15 14 (17.72%) XHTML
16 13 (16.46%) OO
16 13 (16.46%) Perl
16 13 (16.46%) SQL
16 13 (16.46%) Magento
17 12 (15.19%) Node.js
17 12 (15.19%) CMS
18 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (13.92%) E-Commerce
18 11 (13.92%) HTTP

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 20 (25.32%) WordPress
2 17 (21.52%) Apache
3 12 (15.19%) CMS
4 8 (10.13%) Drupal
5 6 (7.59%) nginx
6 5 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.80%) Confluence
9 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Magento
2 2 (2.53%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.33%) Google Analytics
4 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.06%) Stackdriver
5 2 (2.53%) Office 365
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.27%) Asana
6 1 (1.27%) GitHub
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle CX
6 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) HTTP
2 7 (8.86%) Firewall
3 5 (6.33%) HTTPS
4 4 (5.06%) SSL
5 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.80%) VPN
5 3 (3.80%) Wireless
6 2 (2.53%) BGP
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.53%) IGMP
6 2 (2.53%) IPsec
6 2 (2.53%) Multicast
6 2 (2.53%) PuTTY
6 2 (2.53%) RTCP
6 2 (2.53%) RTP
6 2 (2.53%) SSH
6 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (43.04%) MySQL
2 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.59%) Big Data
3 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.27%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) JIRA
3 5 (6.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (6.33%) Subversion
4 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.80%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.80%) Grunt
5 3 (3.80%) gulp
5 3 (3.80%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.53%) Babel
6 2 (2.53%) Bower
6 2 (2.53%) git-flow
6 2 (2.53%) Mocha
6 2 (2.53%) webpack
7 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.86%) Marketing
2 4 (5.06%) Advertising
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (64.56%) Developer
2 26 (32.91%) PHP Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Consultant
4 8 (10.13%) Magento Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) Drupal Developer
6 6 (7.59%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (7.59%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.06%) CMS Developer
8 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) SEO Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) WordPress Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.80%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (59.49%) HTML
2 44 (55.70%) CSS
3 19 (24.05%) Laravel
4 18 (22.78%) LAMP
5 15 (18.99%) jQuery
6 14 (17.72%) CSS3
6 14 (17.72%) HTML5
6 14 (17.72%) Symfony
6 14 (17.72%) XHTML
7 12 (15.19%) Node.js
8 8 (10.13%) .NET
8 8 (10.13%) Web Services
9 7 (8.86%) XSL
10 6 (7.59%) Vue.js
11 5 (6.33%) Ajax
11 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
11 5 (6.33%) CodeIgniter
11 5 (6.33%) React
12 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
12 4 (5.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) User Experience
3 5 (6.33%) Social Media
4 4 (5.06%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.27%) Life Science
6 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.27%) W3C
6 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.06%) CentOS
4 1 (1.27%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Fedora
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) Web Development
2 24 (30.38%) MVC
3 18 (22.78%) Open Source
4 13 (16.46%) OO
5 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.92%) E-Commerce
6 10 (12.66%) OO PHP
6 10 (12.66%) TDD
7 9 (11.39%) OOP
8 7 (8.86%) API Integration
8 7 (8.86%) DevOps
9 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.59%) Typography
10 5 (6.33%) Analytics
10 5 (6.33%) Content Management
10 5 (6.33%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (6.33%) Migration
10 5 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.33%) Server Management
10 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.63%) JavaScript
2 20 (25.32%) Java
3 16 (20.25%) Python
4 13 (16.46%) Perl
4 13 (16.46%) SQL
5 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.59%) C#
5 6 (7.59%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) ES6
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.27%) AWK
8 1 (1.27%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
8 1 (1.27%) sed
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) CCNA
1 2 (2.53%) CCNP
1 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.27%) CISM
2 1 (1.27%) CISSP
2 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Rancher
2 6 (7.59%) Ansible
3 4 (5.06%) HAProxy
3 4 (5.06%) Kibana
3 4 (5.06%) logstash
3 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.06%) Puppet
4 2 (2.53%) Terraform
4 2 (2.53%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.27%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (1.27%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Zend
2 10 (12.66%) Google
3 8 (10.13%) Atlassian
4 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle
5 4 (5.06%) New Relic
5 4 (5.06%) Percona
5 4 (5.06%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.06%) Splunk
6 3 (3.80%) F5
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco
7 2 (2.53%) VMware
8 1 (1.27%) Capita
8 1 (1.27%) HP
8 1 (1.27%) hybris
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) Sage
8 1 (1.27%) Twitter
8 1 (1.27%) WorldPay