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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 117 82 85
Rank change year-on-year -35 +3 +65
Contract jobs citing PHP 22 36 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.88% 1.87% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.81% 5.56% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 23
10th Percentile £315 £241 £280
25th Percentile £413 £263 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +16.76%
75th Percentile £513 £538 £475
90th Percentile £543 £550 £535
England median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +6.25%

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 782 647 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.38% 33.61% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 351 477
10th Percentile £300 £229 £313
25th Percentile £410 £344 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £575
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 54 26
10th Percentile £31.88 £14.45 £11.78
25th Percentile £47.50 £26.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate £55.50 £42.25 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +31.36% +71.05% -45.41%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £69.75 £56.05 £55.63
England median hourly rate £51.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +21.76% - -4.49%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the East of England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in the East of England.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -14 19 £475 -4.62% 7
Norfolk -1 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Essex -5 1 £350 - 6
Suffolk -6 1 £250 - 2
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 18 (81.82%) Laravel
2 16 (72.73%) MySQL
3 10 (45.45%) OOP
3 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 9 (40.91%) Git (software)
5 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Ansible
6 7 (31.82%) Docker
7 6 (27.27%) Social Skills
7 6 (27.27%) Marketing
7 6 (27.27%) Symfony
7 6 (27.27%) OO
7 6 (27.27%) LAMP
8 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 5 (22.73%) Full Stack Development
9 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (18.18%) Bitbucket
9 4 (18.18%) HTML5
9 4 (18.18%) Puppet
9 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (18.18%) PhpStorm
9 4 (18.18%) SaltStack
9 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
9 4 (18.18%) Coaching
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Games
9 4 (18.18%) Web Development
9 4 (18.18%) JIRA
10 3 (13.64%) MVC

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 3 (13.64%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Domino
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Magento
1 2 (9.09%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Commerce Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Bitbucket
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) PhpStorm
3 2 (9.09%) Cypress.io
3 2 (9.09%) ESLint
3 2 (9.09%) PHPUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) webpack
General
1 6 (27.27%) Marketing
1 6 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (18.18%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (9.09%) React Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior React Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) RPG Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) Laravel
2 6 (27.27%) LAMP
2 6 (27.27%) Symfony
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) CSS3
5 3 (13.64%) Vue.js
6 2 (9.09%) Behat
6 2 (9.09%) Jest
6 2 (9.09%) Next.js
6 2 (9.09%) Node.js
6 2 (9.09%) React
6 2 (9.09%) Redux
6 2 (9.09%) Sass
7 1 (4.55%) FHIR
7 1 (4.55%) GraphQL
7 1 (4.55%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Online Games
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) OOP
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
3 6 (27.27%) OO
4 5 (22.73%) Full Stack Development
5 4 (18.18%) Coaching
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (18.18%) Web Development
6 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Adaptive Web Design
7 2 (9.09%) Agile
7 2 (9.09%) Content Management
7 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.09%) SDET
7 2 (9.09%) Sprint Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Sprint Retrospective
7 2 (9.09%) Story Points
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) ES6
4 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) RPG
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Accessibility
2 1 (4.55%) DICOM
2 1 (4.55%) HL7
2 1 (4.55%) LOINC
2 1 (4.55%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Ansible
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SaltStack
2 2 (9.09%) Xerox
3 1 (4.55%) Infoflex
3 1 (4.55%) InterSystems