Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 92 76
Rank change year-on-year +71 -16 -28
Contract jobs citing PHP 92 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.99% 0.94% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.47% 2.78% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 14 20
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -33.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £381 £143 £233
90th Percentile £450 £464 £555
East of England median daily rate £415 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +7.44% +10.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £15.00

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 498 539 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 37.81% 33.71% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 343 327
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +5.77%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £288
90th Percentile £558 £556 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +83.67% -49.48%
10th Percentile £31.75 £17.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.13 £52.50 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +9.88% -1.37%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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
Hemel Hempstead +14 34 £441 +53.48% 2
Watford +19 30 £413 +184.48% 1
St Albans +4 7 £438 +45.83% 5
Hertford - 2 £338 - 3
Hitchin - 1 £400 -
Borehamwood - 1 £388 - 2
PHP
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 45 (48.91%) HTML
2 42 (45.65%) CSS
3 40 (43.48%) MySQL
3 40 (43.48%) AngularJS
4 39 (42.39%) JavaScript
4 39 (42.39%) MVC
5 34 (36.96%) jQuery
6 31 (33.70%) OO
7 30 (32.61%) Git (software)
8 28 (30.43%) Magento
9 27 (29.35%) E-Commerce
9 27 (29.35%) Linux
10 26 (28.26%) Java
10 26 (28.26%) XHTML
10 26 (28.26%) LAMP
10 26 (28.26%) Laravel
11 25 (27.17%) Relational Database
12 24 (26.09%) Apache
13 23 (25.00%) React
14 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (21.74%) Node.js
16 19 (20.65%) Web Services
17 18 (19.57%) TDD
17 18 (19.57%) Scrum
17 18 (19.57%) Telecoms
17 18 (19.57%) nginx
17 18 (19.57%) Sass
17 18 (19.57%) LEMP Stack
18 17 (18.48%) User Experience
18 17 (18.48%) CMS

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 24 (26.09%) Apache
2 18 (19.57%) nginx
3 17 (18.48%) CMS
4 13 (14.13%) Tomcat
5 11 (11.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (11.96%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.35%) Drupal
7 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.26%) SilverStripe
7 3 (3.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) GCP
2 14 (15.22%) AWS
2 14 (15.22%) Azure
3 3 (3.26%) SaaS
4 2 (2.17%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.09%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.09%) npm
5 1 (1.09%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) HTTP
2 6 (6.52%) Broadband
3 1 (1.09%) Skype
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (43.48%) MySQL
2 25 (27.17%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.22%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (32.61%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.04%) Jasmine
3 11 (11.96%) Bower
3 11 (11.96%) Grunt
3 11 (11.96%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (10.87%) JIRA
5 5 (5.43%) Vagrant
6 4 (4.35%) webpack
7 3 (3.26%) AppScan
7 3 (3.26%) Burp Suite
8 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.09%) Appium
9 1 (1.09%) Calabash
9 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.09%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.09%) Selenium
9 1 (1.09%) Subversion
9 1 (1.09%) TestRail
9 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 17 (18.48%) Games
3 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (78.26%) Developer
2 36 (39.13%) PHP Developer
3 22 (23.91%) Magento Developer
4 16 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Angular Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Node.js Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Senior PHP Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Designer
8 4 (4.35%) Tester
9 3 (3.26%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (3.26%) HTML Developer
9 3 (3.26%) MySQL Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (3.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (3.26%) React Developer
10 2 (2.17%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (48.91%) HTML
2 42 (45.65%) CSS
3 40 (43.48%) AngularJS
4 34 (36.96%) jQuery
5 26 (28.26%) LAMP
5 26 (28.26%) Laravel
5 26 (28.26%) XHTML
6 23 (25.00%) React
7 20 (21.74%) Node.js
8 19 (20.65%) Web Services
9 18 (19.57%) LEMP Stack
9 18 (19.57%) Sass
10 15 (16.30%) LESS
10 15 (16.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (15.22%) KnockoutJS
11 14 (15.22%) Semantic HTML
12 11 (11.96%) Dojo
13 9 (9.78%) XSL
14 8 (8.70%) HTML5
14 8 (8.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) User Experience
2 14 (15.22%) W3C
3 13 (14.13%) Mobile App
4 11 (11.96%) Vector Graphics
5 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.09%) Bitcoin
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Android
2 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.39%) MVC
2 31 (33.70%) OO
3 27 (29.35%) E-Commerce
4 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (19.57%) Scrum
5 18 (19.57%) TDD
6 16 (17.39%) Performance Analysis
6 16 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 15 (16.30%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (16.30%) Demand Forecasting
7 15 (16.30%) Integration Testing
8 14 (15.22%) Configuration Management
8 14 (15.22%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 14 (15.22%) Kanban
8 14 (15.22%) Mentoring
8 14 (15.22%) OO PHP
8 14 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (15.22%) Sprint Planning
9 13 (14.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) JavaScript
2 26 (28.26%) Java
3 14 (15.22%) Python
4 5 (5.43%) SQL
5 3 (3.26%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.26%) Perl
5 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.09%) ES6
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (3.26%) Degree
1 3 (3.26%) SANS
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) Kubernetes
2 11 (11.96%) Terraform
3 3 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.26%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) IBM
2 13 (14.13%) Zend
3 11 (11.96%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.43%) Virgin Media
5 4 (4.35%) Google
6 3 (3.26%) Acunetix
6 3 (3.26%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) Ariba
7 1 (1.09%) Percona
7 1 (1.09%) SAP