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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 52 33
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19  
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.29% 2.13% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.39% 4.03% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Median daily rate £288 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.73% -12.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +70.58% -43.70%  

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 118 248 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 38.06% 52.77% 48.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 187 52
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £675 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Maidstone -8 1 £250 -52.38% 1
PHP
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 6 (75.00%) MySQL
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (25.00%) Laravel
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (12.50%) Ansible
6 1 (12.50%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) ATDD
6 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (12.50%) Sass
6 1 (12.50%) LESS
6 1 (12.50%) Confluence

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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) GlassFish
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (12.50%) jMock
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Mockito
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) PHP Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 2 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Magento Developer
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) Laravel
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) LAMP
5 1 (12.50%) LESS
5 1 (12.50%) Sass
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Spring
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (12.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) ATDD
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Zend