Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 16 August 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 51 44
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.29% 2.20% 3.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.68% 4.73% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 17
Kent median daily rate £325 £283 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.04% -43.50% +60.00%
South East median daily rate £375 £346 £300
% change year-on-year +8.30% +15.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £29.00 £9.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +222.22% -64.00% +1.01%

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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 190 317 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 35.06% 46.48% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 215 141
Kent median daily rate £345 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £275 £249 £270
90th Percentile £445 £629 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £20.83 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.03% -44.63% -19.96%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +11.43%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Kent

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Kent

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Kent over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Kent

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Kent

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Kent region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Maidstone -6 2 £300 -42.86% 2
PHP
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Kent region with a requirement for PHP.

1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) Laravel
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Symfony
4 2 (28.57%) Zend
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) OO PHP
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Prototyping
5 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) Google
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) MVC

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) PHP Developer
3 2 (28.57%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (14.29%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) Laravel
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Symfony
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) LAMP
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) XHTML
5 1 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (14.29%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) OO PHP
1 2 (28.57%) Prototyping
1 2 (28.57%) Rapid Prototyping
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Zend
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore