Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 40 75
Rank change year-on-year -34 +35 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 30 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.93% 4.06% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.03% 11.07% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 32
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £267 £313 £200
90th Percentile £550 £475 £500
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £31.23 £45.00
% change year-on-year -51.96% -30.61% +80.00%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 596 506 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 38.43% 36.64% 35.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 292 274
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £283 £231 £262
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.15 £49.75 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.52% +49.62% +66.25%
10th Percentile £13.65 £33.37 £13.68
90th Percentile £43.75 £54.35 £42.40
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +0.67%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Hertfordshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Hertfordshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Hertfordshire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Hertfordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Watford -10 17 £475 +21.79% 1
Welwyn Garden City +2 3 £225 -30.77%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £350 - 1
Hertford -3 1 £313 - 1
PHP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 19 (63.33%) MySQL
2 18 (60.00%) Linux
3 17 (56.67%) LAMP
4 15 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 13 (43.33%) HTML
7 12 (40.00%) CSS
7 12 (40.00%) MVC
8 10 (33.33%) OO
8 10 (33.33%) Magento
9 9 (30.00%) LEMP Stack
9 9 (30.00%) Java
9 9 (30.00%) Zend
10 8 (26.67%) Games
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
10 8 (26.67%) Apache
10 8 (26.67%) Laravel
10 8 (26.67%) Symfony
11 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (23.33%) nginx
11 7 (23.33%) OO PHP
11 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
12 6 (20.00%) Oracle
12 6 (20.00%) DB2
13 5 (16.67%) Perl
13 5 (16.67%) AIX
13 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
13 5 (16.67%) JBoss
13 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 8 (26.67%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) nginx
3 5 (16.67%) JBoss
3 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Magento
2 3 (10.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) MySQL
2 6 (20.00%) DB2
2 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.67%) JMeter
2 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (16.67%) The Grinder
3 4 (13.33%) Subversion
3 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
4 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (10.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (6.67%) Babel
5 2 (6.67%) Grunt
5 2 (6.67%) gulp
5 2 (6.67%) webpack
6 1 (3.33%) Ant
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (26.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Magento Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 3 (10.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Symfony Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) OO PHP Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) LAMP
2 13 (43.33%) HTML
3 12 (40.00%) CSS
4 9 (30.00%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (26.67%) Laravel
5 8 (26.67%) Symfony
6 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (16.67%) LESS
6 5 (16.67%) Sass
7 3 (10.00%) Doctrine
7 3 (10.00%) jQuery
7 3 (10.00%) RESTful
7 3 (10.00%) XHTML
7 3 (10.00%) XSL
7 3 (10.00%) Yii
8 2 (6.67%) .NET
8 2 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (6.67%) Redux
8 2 (6.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) AIX
3 3 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (40.00%) MVC
3 10 (33.33%) OO
4 7 (23.33%) OO PHP
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Statistics
6 4 (13.33%) DNA
6 4 (13.33%) Web Development
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (10.00%) Web Application Development
8 2 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (30.00%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) AWK
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) PHP 5
5 3 (10.00%) PHP 7
6 2 (6.67%) ES6
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Grafana
2 4 (13.33%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Zend
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) AppDynamics
3 5 (16.67%) Dynatrace
3 5 (16.67%) New Relic
4 2 (6.67%) Sun
5 1 (3.33%) hybris
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Intershop
5 1 (3.33%) VMware