Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 149 116
Rank change year-on-year +60 -33 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 37 37 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.56% 0.90% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 2.47% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 51
Median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £303 £216
90th Percentile £498 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.29% +7.69% -

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 857 1,497 1,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.08% 36.60% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 873 970
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £588 £588 £569
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 60 65
Median hourly rate £26.60 £45.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.22% +13.13% -2.74%
10th Percentile £14.87 £17.93 £16.35
90th Percentile £52.88 £57.50 £54.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 21 £400 -11.11% 7
Essex +31 9 £450 +38.46% 8
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £334 -13.87% 3
Suffolk 0 2 £575 +76.92% 1
Norfolk - 2 £288 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
2 21 (56.76%) Linux
3 20 (54.05%) MySQL
4 17 (45.95%) CSS
4 17 (45.95%) HTML
5 14 (37.84%) OO
5 14 (37.84%) Python
5 14 (37.84%) LAMP
6 13 (35.14%) Java
7 12 (32.43%) E-Commerce
7 12 (32.43%) JIRA
7 12 (32.43%) jQuery
7 12 (32.43%) Magento
7 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
8 11 (29.73%) MVC
9 10 (27.03%) Apache
9 10 (27.03%) Terraform
10 9 (24.32%) React
10 9 (24.32%) Kubernetes
10 9 (24.32%) Laravel
10 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
10 9 (24.32%) XHTML
11 8 (21.62%) XML
11 8 (21.62%) Zend
11 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
11 8 (21.62%) OO PHP
11 8 (21.62%) Node.js
11 8 (21.62%) nginx
11 8 (21.62%) LEMP Stack

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 10 (27.03%) Apache
2 8 (21.62%) nginx
3 6 (16.22%) Confluence
3 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) WordPress
5 1 (2.70%) CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Drupal
5 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Moodle
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Magento
2 4 (10.81%) Shopify
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) AWS
1 7 (18.92%) Azure
2 5 (13.51%) GCP
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle CX
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Office 365
5 1 (2.70%) Slack
5 1 (2.70%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) HTTP
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) DSL
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) IPsec
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) MySQL
2 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
3 6 (16.22%) BigQuery
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon QuickSight
6 1 (2.70%) Big Data
6 1 (2.70%) InfluxDB
6 1 (2.70%) MariaDB
6 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
1 12 (32.43%) JIRA
2 7 (18.92%) Vagrant
3 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.51%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.41%) Subversion
5 2 (5.41%) TestRail
6 1 (2.70%) Appium
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) Bower
6 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.70%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.70%) Grunt
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) PHP Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Magento Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) React Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior React Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Development Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Development Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Digital Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Digital Transformation
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Magento Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) CSS
1 17 (45.95%) HTML
2 14 (37.84%) LAMP
3 12 (32.43%) jQuery
4 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
4 9 (24.32%) Laravel
4 9 (24.32%) React
4 9 (24.32%) XHTML
5 8 (21.62%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (21.62%) Node.js
5 8 (21.62%) XML
6 7 (18.92%) REST
6 7 (18.92%) Web Services
6 7 (18.92%) XSL
7 6 (16.22%) .NET
8 5 (13.51%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (10.81%) JSON
9 4 (10.81%) Sass
9 4 (10.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (2.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) CentOS
4 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Debian
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) OO
2 12 (32.43%) E-Commerce
3 11 (29.73%) MVC
4 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.62%) OO PHP
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Kanban
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) Open Source
8 4 (10.81%) CRM
8 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.81%) Web Development
9 3 (8.11%) BDD
9 3 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
2 14 (37.84%) Python
3 13 (35.14%) Java
4 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.51%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) C
6 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Terraform
2 9 (24.32%) Kubernetes
3 6 (16.22%) Ansible
4 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (10.81%) Packer
4 4 (10.81%) Puppet
5 2 (5.41%) HP ALM
6 1 (2.70%) MIIS
6 1 (2.70%) Opsgenie
6 1 (2.70%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Zend
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Ariba
4 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.11%) SAP
5 2 (5.41%) Adobe
5 2 (5.41%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) BuddyPress
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Sencha
6 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.70%) Splunk
6 1 (2.70%) Tableau
6 1 (2.70%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Xamarin