The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 30 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.

PHP
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 33 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9  
Contract jobs citing PHP 88 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.67% 4.66% 4.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.18% 10.15% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 51 27
Median daily rate £390 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +2.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 544 660 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 53.60% 45.87% 51.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 484 415
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £9.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -74.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Leeds

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Leeds over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Leeds

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 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 Leeds region with a requirement for PHP.

1 82 (58.16%) JavaScript
2 74 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (44.68%) Java
4 55 (39.01%) Symfony
5 53 (37.59%) Python
6 48 (34.04%) MVC
7 43 (30.50%) HTML
8 37 (26.24%) MySQL
8 37 (26.24%) CSS
9 35 (24.82%) Linux
10 32 (22.70%) Apache
11 31 (21.99%) SQL
12 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
12 30 (21.28%) Docker
13 29 (20.57%) MongoDB
13 29 (20.57%) Redis
14 27 (19.15%) AngularJS
14 27 (19.15%) Zend
15 25 (17.73%) Software Engineering
16 23 (16.31%) TDD
16 23 (16.31%) LAMP
16 23 (16.31%) NoSQL
17 22 (15.60%) Laravel
17 22 (15.60%) RESTful
17 22 (15.60%) HTML5
18 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (14.18%) jQuery
19 19 (13.48%) Node.js
19 19 (13.48%) CSS3
20 18 (12.77%) Splunk

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 32 (22.70%) Apache
2 14 (9.93%) WordPress
3 11 (7.80%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.96%) CMS
5 5 (3.55%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.55%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.13%) Drupal
7 3 (2.13%) Plone
7 3 (2.13%) SilverStripe
8 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.71%) Tornado
9 1 (0.71%) TYPO3
9 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.09%) IaaS
4 8 (5.67%) GitHub
4 8 (5.67%) Loggly
4 8 (5.67%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (1.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.06%) HTTP
2 12 (8.51%) Internet
3 11 (7.80%) OpenLDAP
4 5 (3.55%) DNS
4 5 (3.55%) Network Security
5 4 (2.84%) AMQP
6 3 (2.13%) Intranet
7 2 (1.42%) LDAP
8 1 (0.71%) Firewall
8 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.24%) MySQL
2 29 (20.57%) MongoDB
2 29 (20.57%) Redis
3 23 (16.31%) NoSQL
4 16 (11.35%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (10.64%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.96%) Riak
8 5 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (3.55%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.55%) HBase
8 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.42%) Informix
11 1 (0.71%) GIS
Development Applications
1 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.51%) JMeter
3 12 (8.51%) PHPUnit
4 11 (7.80%) Grunt
5 10 (7.09%) Maven
6 8 (5.67%) Selenium
6 8 (5.67%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.84%) Hudson
8 3 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.42%) JIRA
9 2 (1.42%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.42%) Mockito
9 2 (1.42%) Subversion
9 2 (1.42%) TestNG
10 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.71%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.71%) WatiN
10 1 (0.71%) WATIR
General
1 7 (4.96%) Advertising
1 7 (4.96%) Games
2 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.42%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) iGaming
4 1 (0.71%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 97 (68.79%) Developer
2 68 (48.23%) PHP Developer
3 20 (14.18%) Architect
4 12 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (7.09%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.67%) WordPress Developer
8 7 (4.96%) MySQL Developer
8 7 (4.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 7 (4.96%) PHP Software Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Development Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Software Development Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.55%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (3.55%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Symfony Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Tester
10 5 (3.55%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (39.01%) Symfony
2 43 (30.50%) HTML
3 37 (26.24%) CSS
4 27 (19.15%) AngularJS
5 23 (16.31%) LAMP
6 22 (15.60%) HTML5
6 22 (15.60%) Laravel
6 22 (15.60%) RESTful
7 20 (14.18%) jQuery
8 19 (13.48%) CSS3
8 19 (13.48%) Node.js
9 16 (11.35%) LAPP Stack
10 13 (9.22%) Django
11 11 (7.80%) Flask
11 11 (7.80%) Web Services
12 10 (7.09%) EclipseLink
12 10 (7.09%) JPA
12 10 (7.09%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (6.38%) Spring
13 9 (6.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) NHS
2 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Replication
2 5 (3.55%) User Experience
3 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.42%) Clustering
3 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.42%) RIA
4 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.82%) Linux
2 5 (3.55%) CoreOS
2 5 (3.55%) Windows
3 4 (2.84%) Unix
4 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.04%) MVC
3 25 (17.73%) Software Engineering
4 23 (16.31%) TDD
5 13 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.51%) Regression Testing
6 12 (8.51%) Unit Testing
6 12 (8.51%) Web Development
7 11 (7.80%) DevOps
7 11 (7.80%) Open Source
7 11 (7.80%) Performance Testing
7 11 (7.80%) SOLID
8 10 (7.09%) BDD
9 9 (6.38%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.38%) Scrum
10 8 (5.67%) SDLC
10 8 (5.67%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.26%) B2C
12 6 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 82 (58.16%) JavaScript
2 63 (44.68%) Java
3 53 (37.59%) Python
4 31 (21.99%) SQL
5 9 (6.38%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.38%) C#
6 8 (5.67%) Ruby
7 7 (4.96%) Scala
8 4 (2.84%) C++
8 4 (2.84%) Go
9 2 (1.42%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.42%) Groovy
10 1 (0.71%) Korn
10 1 (0.71%) Perl
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.71%) ISEB
3 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.42%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (21.28%) Docker
2 5 (3.55%) HDFS
2 5 (3.55%) VirtualBox
2 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (10.64%) Nagios
2 12 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.80%) Puppet
3 11 (7.80%) Salt
4 10 (7.09%) Ansible
5 8 (5.67%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.55%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.71%) Graphite
7 1 (0.71%) Opsview
Vendors
1 27 (19.15%) Zend
2 18 (12.77%) Splunk
3 12 (8.51%) Google
3 12 (8.51%) Oracle
3 12 (8.51%) Rackspace
4 10 (7.09%) SaltStack
5 8 (5.67%) New Relic
6 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.55%) VMware
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago