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 3 months to 26 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
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 74 78
Rank change year-on-year -33 +4  
Contract jobs citing PHP 28 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.20% 2.24% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.99% 6.42% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 44
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.66% +57.89%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 936 872 1081
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.22% 34.89% 35.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 511 645
Median daily rate £408 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 60
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £27.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £45.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
Hertfordshire -14 11 £450 +28.57% 7
Cambridgeshire -13 7 £340 -12.25% 17
Essex -14 7 £425 +21.42% 3
Suffolk +11 1 £350 +40.00% 5
Norfolk 0 1 - - 3
East Anglia - 1 £300 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 43 (69.35%) HTML
2 39 (62.90%) JavaScript
3 32 (51.61%) CSS
4 31 (50.00%) Java
5 20 (32.26%) SQL
5 20 (32.26%) MySQL
5 20 (32.26%) Git (software)
6 17 (27.42%) JSON
7 15 (24.19%) Linux
7 15 (24.19%) jQuery
8 14 (22.58%) CRM
8 14 (22.58%) Oracle
8 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (20.97%) Unix
9 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
10 12 (19.35%) XML
11 11 (17.74%) B2C
11 11 (17.74%) Subversion
11 11 (17.74%) Unica
12 10 (16.13%) Web Development
12 10 (16.13%) Finance
12 10 (16.13%) Scrum
12 10 (16.13%) Adobe
12 10 (16.13%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (16.13%) Windows
12 10 (16.13%) Adobe Campaign
12 10 (16.13%) RESTful
13 9 (14.52%) HTML5
13 9 (14.52%) Analytics
13 9 (14.52%) Microsoft

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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.45%) Drupal
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) WordPress
5 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Moodle
5 1 (1.61%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Unica
2 10 (16.13%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (9.68%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Office 365
3 4 (6.45%) Yammer
4 2 (3.23%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Wireless
2 2 (3.23%) 802.11
2 2 (3.23%) ADSL
2 2 (3.23%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.23%) Broadband
2 2 (3.23%) IPv4
2 2 (3.23%) IPv6
2 2 (3.23%) NAS
2 2 (3.23%) UPnP
2 2 (3.23%) VDSL
2 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 2 (3.23%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) MySQL
2 10 (16.13%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (12.90%) Hadoop
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
4 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.23%) MariaDB
6 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Git (software)
2 11 (17.74%) Subversion
3 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.29%) JIRA
4 7 (11.29%) Selenium
5 6 (9.68%) JUnit
5 6 (9.68%) PHPUnit
6 5 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (8.06%) JMeter
6 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.23%) Mocha
8 2 (3.23%) Redmine
8 2 (3.23%) Trac
9 1 (1.61%) Grunt
9 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Automotive
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (70.97%) Developer
2 19 (30.65%) PHP Developer
3 9 (14.52%) CRM Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Symfony Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.45%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior PHP Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.84%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior PHP Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (69.35%) HTML
2 32 (51.61%) CSS
3 17 (27.42%) JSON
4 15 (24.19%) jQuery
5 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
6 12 (19.35%) XML
7 10 (16.13%) RESTful
8 9 (14.52%) HTML5
9 8 (12.90%) Laravel
9 8 (12.90%) Symfony
10 6 (9.68%) Doctrine
10 6 (9.68%) LAMP
10 6 (9.68%) LESS
10 6 (9.68%) REST
10 6 (9.68%) Sass
11 5 (8.06%) .NET
11 5 (8.06%) CSS3
12 4 (6.45%) COM
12 4 (6.45%) Node.js
12 4 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
1 4 (6.45%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) STB
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) EFT
4 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) Unix
3 10 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (22.58%) CRM
2 11 (17.74%) B2C
3 10 (16.13%) Scrum
3 10 (16.13%) Web Development
4 9 (14.52%) Analytics
4 9 (14.52%) TDD
5 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.68%) MVC
6 6 (9.68%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.45%) BDD
8 4 (6.45%) Case Management
8 4 (6.45%) Data Management
8 4 (6.45%) DevOps
8 4 (6.45%) Front End Development
8 4 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) JavaScript
2 31 (50.00%) Java
3 20 (32.26%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) PHP 5
4 6 (9.68%) PHP 7
4 6 (9.68%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) Perl
6 4 (6.45%) Ruby
7 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.84%) C#
8 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Adobe
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (9.68%) Zend
5 4 (6.45%) Infor
5 4 (6.45%) SAP