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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 43 57
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14  
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.01% 2.19% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.82% 8.02% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Median daily rate £126 £305 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.60% -2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £337 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 213 187 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 35.98% 27.34% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 107 116
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 9
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +32.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £140 -
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) E-Commerce
3 12 (54.55%) HTML
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (36.36%) MySQL
6 7 (31.82%) CRM
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) MS Office
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Apache
7 6 (27.27%) LAMP
8 5 (22.73%) VMware
8 5 (22.73%) Ruby
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (22.73%) nginx
8 5 (22.73%) Puppet
8 5 (22.73%) Python
8 5 (22.73%) DHCP
8 5 (22.73%) HTTP
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 5 (22.73%) Perl
8 5 (22.73%) Nagios
8 5 (22.73%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (22.73%) Ansible
8 5 (22.73%) DevOps
8 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (22.73%) Virtual Servers

PHP
Top Related 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 6 (27.27%) Apache
2 5 (22.73%) nginx
3 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
4 1 (4.55%) Drupal
4 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (13.64%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Magento Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Payments Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) LAMP
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (18.18%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) XHTML
5 1 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) E-Commerce
2 7 (31.82%) CRM
3 5 (22.73%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) OO PHP
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) Perl
2 5 (22.73%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (4.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
1 5 (22.73%) Nagios
1 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Zend
5 1 (4.55%) Sun