Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 127 136
Rank change year-on-year +32 +9 -51
Contract jobs citing PHP 95 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.28% 1.65% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.96% 4.44% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 72
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.01% +6.07%
10th Percentile £313 £220 £275
90th Percentile £451 £475 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
East of England median hourly rate - - £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +36.36% -46.67% +157.81%

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 1,594 1,871 1,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.23% 37.22% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 1,175 1,064
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £280
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 66 126
East of England median hourly rate £47.00 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +8.75% +0.63%
10th Percentile £40.70 £20.71 £17.01
90th Percentile £51.25 £54.38 £53.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Hertfordshire +35 63 £425 +13.33% 29
Bedfordshire +16 10 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire -25 10 £425 - 26
Suffolk +8 6 £325 -7.14% 8
Norfolk -5 4 £361 -19.89% 17
Essex +13 2 - - 18
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 52 (54.74%) JavaScript
2 50 (52.63%) HTML
3 44 (46.32%) CSS
4 34 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (31.58%) jQuery
6 29 (30.53%) Git (software)
6 29 (30.53%) Laravel
6 29 (30.53%) AngularJS
6 29 (30.53%) MySQL
7 28 (29.47%) MVC
8 26 (27.37%) Java
9 24 (25.26%) E-Commerce
9 24 (25.26%) React
10 22 (23.16%) User Experience
11 21 (22.11%) Sass
11 21 (22.11%) Linux
12 20 (21.05%) Magento
13 19 (20.00%) OO
13 19 (20.00%) Front End Development
14 18 (18.95%) XHTML
14 18 (18.95%) Web Services
15 17 (17.89%) TDD
15 17 (17.89%) CMS
15 17 (17.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
16 16 (16.84%) Node.js
16 16 (16.84%) Python
17 15 (15.79%) Games
17 15 (15.79%) AWS
18 14 (14.74%) LESS

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 17 (17.89%) CMS
2 12 (12.63%) Apache
3 10 (10.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.37%) nginx
4 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.37%) WordPress
5 4 (4.21%) Drupal
6 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.16%) SilverStripe
7 1 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (1.05%) Jadu
7 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (21.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.79%) AWS
2 11 (11.58%) GCP
3 10 (10.53%) Azure
4 4 (4.21%) SaaS
5 2 (2.11%) AWS IoT
5 2 (2.11%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.05%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.05%) npm
6 1 (1.05%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) Broadband
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
3 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.05%) NAS
3 1 (1.05%) SAN
3 1 (1.05%) Skype
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.53%) MySQL
2 14 (14.74%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.37%) BigQuery
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.74%) Grunt
3 11 (11.58%) Jasmine
4 10 (10.53%) Bower
4 10 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (6.32%) JIRA
6 5 (5.26%) webpack
7 4 (4.21%) gulp
8 3 (3.16%) AppScan
8 3 (3.16%) Burp Suite
9 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.05%) Babel
10 1 (1.05%) Calabash
10 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.05%) Selenium
10 1 (1.05%) Subversion
10 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (15.79%) Games
2 12 (12.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (11.58%) Finance
4 6 (6.32%) Back Office
5 2 (2.11%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (77.89%) Developer
2 34 (35.79%) PHP Developer
3 20 (21.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 17 (17.89%) Magento Developer
5 10 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 5 (5.26%) Tester
7 4 (4.21%) Designer
7 4 (4.21%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (4.21%) HTML Developer
7 4 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.16%) MySQL Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (3.16%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (52.63%) HTML
2 44 (46.32%) CSS
3 30 (31.58%) jQuery
4 29 (30.53%) AngularJS
4 29 (30.53%) Laravel
5 24 (25.26%) React
6 21 (22.11%) Sass
7 18 (18.95%) Web Services
7 18 (18.95%) XHTML
8 17 (17.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (16.84%) Node.js
10 14 (14.74%) .NET
10 14 (14.74%) LAMP
10 14 (14.74%) LESS
11 13 (13.68%) HTML5
11 13 (13.68%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (13.68%) Semantic HTML
12 10 (10.53%) Dojo
12 10 (10.53%) Vue.js
13 8 (8.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.16%) User Experience
2 14 (14.74%) Mobile App
3 13 (13.68%) W3C
4 10 (10.53%) Vector Graphics
5 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Bitcoin
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Linux
2 8 (8.42%) Windows
3 6 (6.32%) Android
3 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) CentOS
4 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.47%) MVC
3 24 (25.26%) E-Commerce
4 19 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 19 (20.00%) OO
5 17 (17.89%) TDD
6 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (13.68%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 13 (13.68%) Mentoring
8 13 (13.68%) Scrum
8 13 (13.68%) Sprint Planning
9 12 (12.63%) BDD
9 12 (12.63%) Coaching
10 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.58%) Wireframes
11 10 (10.53%) Unit Testing
12 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
12 9 (9.47%) Cryptography
12 9 (9.47%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 52 (54.74%) JavaScript
2 26 (27.37%) Java
3 16 (16.84%) Python
4 9 (9.47%) SQL
5 5 (5.26%) Perl
5 5 (5.26%) Ruby
6 3 (3.16%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.11%) C#
7 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) ES6
8 1 (1.05%) PHP 4
8 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (8.42%) Degree
3 3 (3.16%) SANS
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.05%) KVM
2 1 (1.05%) NFS
2 1 (1.05%) Samba
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.42%) Terraform
3 3 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.16%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.05%) Cacti
4 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.05%) Nagios
4 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) IBM
2 10 (10.53%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.32%) Zend
4 4 (4.21%) Google
4 4 (4.21%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) SAP
4 4 (4.21%) WorldPay
5 3 (3.16%) Acunetix
6 1 (1.05%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle
6 1 (1.05%) Percona
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec
6 1 (1.05%) Veeam
6 1 (1.05%) Veritas
6 1 (1.05%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.05%) VMware