Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 136 94
Rank change year-on-year +10 -42 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP 80 74 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.57% 1.46% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.21% 3.73% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 50
East of England median daily rate £380 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +12.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £248 £275 £213
90th Percentile £475 £450 £525
England median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
East of England median hourly rate - £31.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.33% +57.89%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £37.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -15.23% +139.68% -32.98%

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 1,899 1,982 1,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.35% 39.05% 37.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,192 1,101 1,072
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £238
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 128 128
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £16.11 £25.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Cambridgeshire +33 31 £425 +23.19% 25
Hertfordshire -9 18 £300 -33.33% 22
Suffolk -10 13 £350 -4.76% 12
Essex -14 9 £400 +23.08% 21
Bedfordshire +9 6 £300 - 8
Norfolk +6 3 £450 +38.46% 14
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 37 (46.25%) HTML
2 35 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 32 (40.00%) CSS
4 31 (38.75%) MySQL
5 27 (33.75%) Web Development
6 23 (28.75%) Symfony
6 23 (28.75%) MVC
7 22 (27.50%) WordPress
8 19 (23.75%) Laravel
9 18 (22.50%) Linux
10 17 (21.25%) Git (software)
10 17 (21.25%) jQuery
11 16 (20.00%) HTML5
11 16 (20.00%) CSS3
11 16 (20.00%) Java
12 14 (17.50%) SQL
12 14 (17.50%) LAMP
13 12 (15.00%) CMS
13 12 (15.00%) Python
13 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (13.75%) Node.js
14 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (12.50%) Apache
16 9 (11.25%) Docker
16 9 (11.25%) .NET
16 9 (11.25%) TDD
17 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 8 (10.00%) Big Data
17 8 (10.00%) Vue.js
18 7 (8.75%) Data Centre

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 22 (27.50%) WordPress
2 12 (15.00%) CMS
3 10 (12.50%) Apache
4 7 (8.75%) Drupal
5 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.75%) nginx
6 2 (2.50%) Confluence
6 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Magento
2 2 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.75%) GitHub
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.50%) Stackdriver
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.25%) MailChimp
5 1 (1.25%) Office 365
5 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Firewall
1 6 (7.50%) SNMP
2 5 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (3.75%) Extranet
3 3 (3.75%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.75%) LAN
3 3 (3.75%) VPN
3 3 (3.75%) WAN
4 2 (2.50%) BGP
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.50%) IGMP
4 2 (2.50%) IPsec
4 2 (2.50%) RTCP
4 2 (2.50%) RTP
4 2 (2.50%) SSH
4 2 (2.50%) SSL
4 2 (2.50%) TACACS
4 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.75%) MySQL
2 8 (10.00%) Big Data
3 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.75%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.25%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.25%) phpMyAdmin
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.25%) JIRA
3 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.75%) Grunt
3 3 (3.75%) gulp
4 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.50%) Bower
4 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.50%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.50%) Subversion
4 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.25%) CodeSonar
5 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.25%) git-flow
5 1 (1.25%) Hudson
5 1 (1.25%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.75%) Marketing
2 5 (6.25%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (75.00%) Developer
2 40 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 10 (12.50%) Backend Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Web Developer
6 7 (8.75%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) WordPress Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.25%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 4 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.00%) CMS Developer
9 4 (5.00%) SEO Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Full Stack Web Developer
10 3 (3.75%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.50%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.25%) HTML
2 32 (40.00%) CSS
3 23 (28.75%) Symfony
4 19 (23.75%) Laravel
5 17 (21.25%) jQuery
6 16 (20.00%) CSS3
6 16 (20.00%) HTML5
7 14 (17.50%) LAMP
8 11 (13.75%) Node.js
9 9 (11.25%) .NET
10 8 (10.00%) Vue.js
11 7 (8.75%) Web Services
12 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
12 6 (7.50%) CodeIgniter
12 6 (7.50%) REST
12 6 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (6.25%) React
14 4 (5.00%) React Native
14 4 (5.00%) RESTful
14 4 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.00%) Social Media
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.50%) CentOS
3 2 (2.50%) Unix
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.25%) Fedora
4 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Web Development
2 23 (28.75%) MVC
3 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) TDD
5 7 (8.75%) Analytics
5 7 (8.75%) OO
5 7 (8.75%) Open Source
5 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.50%) API Integration
6 6 (7.50%) DevOps
6 6 (7.50%) OOP
7 5 (6.25%) Content Management
7 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.25%) Front End Development
7 5 (6.25%) OO PHP
7 5 (6.25%) SEO
7 5 (6.25%) Typography
8 4 (5.00%) Link Building
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 16 (20.00%) Java
3 14 (17.50%) SQL
4 12 (15.00%) Python
5 7 (8.75%) C#
6 6 (7.50%) Perl
6 6 (7.50%) Ruby
7 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.75%) C
9 2 (2.50%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.25%) AWK
10 1 (1.25%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.25%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.25%) Scala
10 1 (1.25%) sed
10 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) CCNA
1 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.50%) CCNP
2 2 (2.50%) CISSP
2 2 (2.50%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.25%) CISM
3 1 (1.25%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) GIAC
3 1 (1.25%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.25%) MCSE
3 1 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (1.25%) SANS
3 1 (1.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (5.00%) Cacti
2 4 (5.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.50%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.50%) Kibana
3 2 (2.50%) logstash
3 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.50%) Rancher
3 2 (2.50%) Terraform
3 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.25%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Google
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco
4 4 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.00%) Zend
5 3 (3.75%) CA
5 3 (3.75%) NetQoS
6 2 (2.50%) New Relic
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle
6 2 (2.50%) Percona
6 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.50%) Splunk
6 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 1 (1.25%) F5
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Sage
7 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.25%) WorldPay