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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 35 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22  
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.74% 3.36% 1.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 11.96% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Median daily rate £450 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.78% +0.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 253 184 295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 40.10% 28.09% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 103 135
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £40.35
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Hertford -1 1 £313 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £225 -
PHP
East of England

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

1 17 (100.00%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) MySQL
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
5 6 (35.29%) Sass
5 6 (35.29%) LESS
5 6 (35.29%) Doctrine
5 6 (35.29%) PHP 7
5 6 (35.29%) PHP 5
5 6 (35.29%) Subversion
5 6 (35.29%) Symfony
5 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (35.29%) RESTful
5 6 (35.29%) PHPUnit
5 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
6 5 (29.41%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
7 3 (17.65%) CRM
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) LAMP
7 3 (17.65%) Laravel
8 2 (11.76%) Zend
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) OO PHP
8 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office

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 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
1 6 (35.29%) PHPUnit
1 6 (35.29%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Mocha
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) PHP Developer
3 6 (35.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Symfony Developer
4 3 (17.65%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.76%) MongoDB Developer
5 2 (11.76%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
4 6 (35.29%) Doctrine
4 6 (35.29%) LESS
4 6 (35.29%) RESTful
4 6 (35.29%) Sass
4 6 (35.29%) Symfony
5 3 (17.65%) LAMP
5 3 (17.65%) Laravel
6 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.88%) CakePHP
6 1 (5.88%) Chai
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.88%) React
6 1 (5.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) EFT
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) OO PHP
4 1 (5.88%) API Development
4 1 (5.88%) Content Management
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) PHP 5
3 6 (35.29%) PHP 7
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Zend