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 25 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 72 59
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13  
Contract jobs citing PHP 20 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.68% 1.81% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 5.87% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 11
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 467 409 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.24% 30.87% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 220 231
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) Linux
5 8 (28.57%) React
6 7 (25.00%) Docker
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) MySQL
7 6 (21.43%) High Availability
8 5 (17.86%) Symfony
8 5 (17.86%) Drupal
8 5 (17.86%) SOAP
8 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.86%) Twig
9 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.29%) Web Development
9 4 (14.29%) Python
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) jQuery
9 4 (14.29%) HTML5
9 4 (14.29%) Puppet
10 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (10.71%) REST
10 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
10 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (10.71%) JIRA
10 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.71%) XML
10 3 (10.71%) OO
10 3 (10.71%) Management Information System

PHP
Co-occurring 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 5 (17.86%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) ColdFusion
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.57%) BrowserStack
1 1 (3.57%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) PHP Developer
3 4 (14.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Symfony Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Database Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) React
4 5 (17.86%) SOAP
4 5 (17.86%) Symfony
4 5 (17.86%) Twig
5 4 (14.29%) HTML5
5 4 (14.29%) jQuery
6 3 (10.71%) LAMP
6 3 (10.71%) REST
6 3 (10.71%) XML
7 2 (7.14%) .NET
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.14%) Ajax
7 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.14%) CSS3
7 2 (7.14%) Laravel
7 2 (7.14%) Node.js
7 2 (7.14%) Open Graph
7 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Animation
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) AIX
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) High Availability
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) Web Development
4 3 (10.71%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
5 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Web Design
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Cross-Browser Development
6 1 (3.57%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Control-M
3 2 (7.14%) Rundeck
3 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) EMC
1 2 (7.14%) Facebook
1 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Zend