Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 85 90
Rank change year-on-year -48 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing PHP 80 114 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.55% 2.34% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.00% 5.94% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 108
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £200
90th Percentile £517 £475 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £31.45 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.31% -30.11% +80.00%
England median hourly rate £35.47 £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% -7.00% -21.86%

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 2001 1919 2233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.78% 39.37% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 1134 1296
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 140 168
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £15.92 £27.62 £20.70
90th Percentile £53.25 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -30 29 £450 +20.00% 10
Cambridgeshire -18 18 £390 +13.45% 20
Suffolk +18 10 £371 -1.00% 2
Norfolk -6 9 £325 +18.18% 3
Essex -29 8 £325 -7.14% 10
Bedfordshire -8 4 £219 -48.53% 2
East Anglia - 2 £300 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 47 (58.75%) JavaScript
2 42 (52.50%) HTML
3 37 (46.25%) CSS
4 35 (43.75%) MySQL
5 27 (33.75%) Linux
6 24 (30.00%) Web Development
7 23 (28.75%) LAMP
8 19 (23.75%) SQL
9 17 (21.25%) Java
9 17 (21.25%) jQuery
9 17 (21.25%) Laravel
10 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
10 15 (18.75%) Front End Development
10 15 (18.75%) E-Commerce
11 14 (17.50%) MVC
11 14 (17.50%) Finance
11 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.50%) Drupal
12 13 (16.25%) Symfony
12 13 (16.25%) Perl
13 12 (15.00%) Apache
13 12 (15.00%) .NET
14 11 (13.75%) OO
14 11 (13.75%) Magento
14 11 (13.75%) HTML5
15 9 (11.25%) CSS3
15 9 (11.25%) Zend
15 9 (11.25%) Ruby
15 9 (11.25%) LEMP Stack
16 8 (10.00%) Subversion

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 14 (17.50%) Drupal
2 12 (15.00%) Apache
3 7 (8.75%) nginx
3 7 (8.75%) WordPress
4 6 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.25%) JBoss
6 4 (5.00%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) Confluence
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Fireworks
1 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Magento
2 3 (3.75%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (2.50%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (1.25%) CiviCRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) 802.11
1 5 (6.25%) ADSL
1 5 (6.25%) Bluetooth
1 5 (6.25%) Broadband
1 5 (6.25%) Internet
1 5 (6.25%) IPv4
1 5 (6.25%) IPv6
1 5 (6.25%) UPnP
1 5 (6.25%) VDSL
1 5 (6.25%) WAN
1 5 (6.25%) Wireless
1 5 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 4 (5.00%) NAS
3 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (43.75%) MySQL
2 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.50%) DB2
4 5 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.00%) Subversion
3 6 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (7.50%) JIRA
3 6 (7.50%) Selenium
4 5 (6.25%) JMeter
4 5 (6.25%) JUnit
4 5 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.25%) The Grinder
5 4 (5.00%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.00%) PHPUnit
5 4 (5.00%) Redmine
5 4 (5.00%) Trac
5 4 (5.00%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.75%) Grunt
6 3 (3.75%) gulp
6 3 (3.75%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.50%) webpack
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Games
3 6 (7.50%) Publishing
4 5 (6.25%) Marketing
5 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (73.75%) Developer
2 24 (30.00%) PHP Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (11.25%) Magento Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 5 (6.25%) Tester
5 5 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.75%) LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Senior PHP Developer
8 2 (2.50%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (52.50%) HTML
2 37 (46.25%) CSS
3 23 (28.75%) LAMP
4 17 (21.25%) jQuery
4 17 (21.25%) Laravel
5 13 (16.25%) Symfony
6 12 (15.00%) .NET
7 11 (13.75%) HTML5
8 9 (11.25%) CSS3
8 9 (11.25%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
9 7 (8.75%) Sass
10 6 (7.50%) Node.js
10 6 (7.50%) REST
10 6 (7.50%) RESTful
10 6 (7.50%) Web Services
11 5 (6.25%) 802.1X
11 5 (6.25%) XML
12 4 (5.00%) LESS
13 3 (3.75%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) STB
3 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.75%) LIMS
3 3 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Linux
2 7 (8.75%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) AIX
3 5 (6.25%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Web Development
2 15 (18.75%) E-Commerce
2 15 (18.75%) Front End Development
3 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.50%) MVC
4 11 (13.75%) OO
5 8 (10.00%) OO PHP
6 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.75%) OOP
7 6 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.25%) Network Packet Analysis
8 5 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Release Management
8 5 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Statistics
8 5 (6.25%) TDD
8 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) JavaScript
2 19 (23.75%) SQL
3 17 (21.25%) Java
4 13 (16.25%) Perl
5 9 (11.25%) Ruby
6 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.50%) Python
8 5 (6.25%) AWK
8 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.75%) C++
9 3 (3.75%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.50%) C#
10 2 (2.50%) ES6
10 2 (2.50%) PHP 7
10 2 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) WAI
2 2 (2.50%) WCAG
3 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Firmware
2 3 (3.75%) Docker
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Ansible
1 5 (6.25%) Grafana
2 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Zend
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) AppDynamics
4 5 (6.25%) Dynatrace
4 5 (6.25%) New Relic
5 2 (2.50%) Capita
5 2 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.25%) CA
6 1 (1.25%) hybris
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Intershop
6 1 (1.25%) Nimsoft
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) VMware