The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 67 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.90% 1.45% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.21% 4.99% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 10
Median daily rate £288 £355 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.01% +11.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £286 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £426 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.45%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 362 441 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.72% 29.11% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 245
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Edinburgh

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Edinburgh

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Edinburgh

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Edinburgh

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for PHP.

1 13 (81.25%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Web Development
4 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) HTML5
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
5 5 (31.25%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) Ajax
6 4 (25.00%) Symfony
6 4 (25.00%) Sass
7 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (18.75%) Subversion
8 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) LAMP
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) Python
8 2 (12.50%) JSON
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (12.50%) Java EE
8 2 (12.50%) Degree

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.25%) CloudFront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Android Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (18.75%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Ajax
4 4 (25.00%) Sass
4 4 (25.00%) Symfony
5 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
5 3 (18.75%) REST
6 2 (12.50%) CSS3
6 2 (12.50%) Java EE
6 2 (12.50%) JSON
6 2 (12.50%) LAMP
6 2 (12.50%) LESS
6 2 (12.50%) Node.js
6 2 (12.50%) React
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Animation
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Development
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) OO PHP
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) Separation of Concerns
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Packer
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) New Relic
1 1 (6.25%) SaltStack