Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 116 76
Rank change year-on-year -9 -40 +25
Contract jobs citing PHP 75 82 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.69% 1.74% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.50% 4.47% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 54 54
East of England median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £243 £166
90th Percentile £475 £482 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
East of England median hourly rate - - £31.45
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.22 £31.00
% change year-on-year +5.36% +7.16% +10.71%

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 1,665 1,836 1,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.60% 38.87% 39.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1,060 1,048
East of England median daily rate £435 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £295 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 116 137
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £42.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.03% +8.21%
10th Percentile £16.84 £18.63 £30.65
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.13 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +22 29 £425 +13.33% 37
Hertfordshire -12 18 £338 -22.86% 31
Essex -4 12 £325 - 11
Suffolk +3 9 £338 +1.05% 3
Bedfordshire +13 5 £300 +37.14% 6
Norfolk 0 1 £400 +23.08% 6
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 36 (48.00%) HTML
1 36 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 30 (40.00%) CSS
3 26 (34.67%) Symfony
4 23 (30.67%) MySQL
5 22 (29.33%) MVC
6 18 (24.00%) Web Development
6 18 (24.00%) jQuery
7 15 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 15 (20.00%) SQL
8 14 (18.67%) OO
9 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (16.00%) E-Commerce
10 12 (16.00%) Java
10 12 (16.00%) Magento
10 12 (16.00%) Laravel
11 11 (14.67%) Open Source
11 11 (14.67%) WordPress
11 11 (14.67%) Zend
11 11 (14.67%) Technical Debt
12 10 (13.33%) HTML5
12 10 (13.33%) OO PHP
12 10 (13.33%) C#
12 10 (13.33%) CMS
13 9 (12.00%) TDD
13 9 (12.00%) Python
13 9 (12.00%) Linux
14 8 (10.67%) LAMP
14 8 (10.67%) JIRA
14 8 (10.67%) Docker

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 11 (14.67%) WordPress
2 10 (13.33%) CMS
3 6 (8.00%) Drupal
4 3 (4.00%) Apache
4 3 (4.00%) nginx
5 2 (2.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.33%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.33%) Confluence
6 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.33%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Magento
2 4 (5.33%) CiviCRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) GitHub
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.33%) Apigee
4 1 (1.33%) Apple Pay
4 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.33%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.33%) MailChimp
4 1 (1.33%) Office 365
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.33%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) SNMP
2 4 (5.33%) LAN
2 4 (5.33%) WAN
3 3 (4.00%) Extranet
3 3 (4.00%) HTTP
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.33%) SSL
5 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.67%) MySQL
2 6 (8.00%) Big Data
3 4 (5.33%) MariaDB
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.33%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.67%) JIRA
3 3 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.00%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.67%) Grunt
4 2 (2.67%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.33%) Bower
5 1 (1.33%) CodeSonar
5 1 (1.33%) git-flow
5 1 (1.33%) gulp
5 1 (1.33%) Hudson
5 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.33%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Legal
2 4 (5.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Law
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (84.00%) Developer
2 35 (46.67%) PHP Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Backend Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Magento Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.33%) CMS Developer
6 4 (5.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Symfony Developer
7 3 (4.00%) T-SQL Developer
7 3 (4.00%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (2.67%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.00%) HTML
2 30 (40.00%) CSS
3 26 (34.67%) Symfony
4 18 (24.00%) jQuery
5 12 (16.00%) Laravel
6 10 (13.33%) HTML5
7 8 (10.67%) CSS3
7 8 (10.67%) LAMP
7 8 (10.67%) Vue.js
8 7 (9.33%) Web Services
8 7 (9.33%) XHTML
9 6 (8.00%) .NET
9 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 5 (6.67%) Node.js
10 5 (6.67%) React
10 5 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (6.67%) XSL
11 4 (5.33%) React Native
11 4 (5.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.33%) Life Science
3 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.33%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (1.33%) W3C
3 1 (1.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) MVC
2 18 (24.00%) Web Development
3 14 (18.67%) OO
4 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 11 (14.67%) Open Source
6 11 (14.67%) Technical Debt
7 10 (13.33%) OO PHP
8 9 (12.00%) TDD
9 5 (6.67%) Analytics
9 5 (6.67%) CRM
9 5 (6.67%) Front End Development
9 5 (6.67%) Migration
9 5 (6.67%) Project Management
9 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.33%) DevOps
10 4 (5.33%) Mathematics
10 4 (5.33%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (4.00%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (20.00%) SQL
3 12 (16.00%) Java
4 10 (13.33%) C#
5 9 (12.00%) Python
6 6 (8.00%) Ruby
7 5 (6.67%) Perl
8 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.67%) C
10 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.33%) C++
11 1 (1.33%) ES6
11 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.33%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) CCNA
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CISSP
3 1 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) GIAC
3 1 (1.33%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.33%) MCSE
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (1.33%) SANS
3 1 (1.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Cacti
2 3 (4.00%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) Puppet
3 2 (2.67%) Rancher
3 2 (2.67%) Terraform
4 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.33%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.33%) Kibana
4 1 (1.33%) logstash
4 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Zend
2 6 (8.00%) Cisco
3 4 (5.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.33%) CA
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.33%) NetQoS
4 2 (2.67%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.67%) Google
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle
4 2 (2.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.33%) Apple
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) New Relic
5 1 (1.33%) PayPal
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.33%) Splunk
5 1 (1.33%) WorldPay