The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 26 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 Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 19 39
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20  
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 4.07% 6.95% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.83% 13.33% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 4
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £195 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £468 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 161 135 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 59.63% 52.12% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 89 96
Median daily rate £313 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £39.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £39.00 £26.30
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 Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Leicestershire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Leicestershire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 16 (94.12%) HTML
1 16 (94.12%) JavaScript
1 16 (94.12%) CSS
2 13 (76.47%) jQuery
3 12 (70.59%) Ajax
3 12 (70.59%) MySQL
4 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) CSS3
5 9 (52.94%) HTML5
5 9 (52.94%) OOP
5 9 (52.94%) Drupal
5 9 (52.94%) Symfony
6 8 (47.06%) RESTful
7 7 (41.18%) PHPUnit
7 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
7 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
7 7 (41.18%) Retail
7 7 (41.18%) LAMP
7 7 (41.18%) Apache
7 7 (41.18%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) OO
8 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (23.53%) Magento
8 4 (23.53%) OO PHP
9 3 (17.65%) WordPress
10 2 (11.76%) Google
10 2 (11.76%) Web Development
10 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
10 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
10 2 (11.76%) React

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 9 (52.94%) Drupal
2 7 (41.18%) Apache
3 3 (17.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) MySQL
2 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (41.18%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) gulp
General
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 14 (82.35%) PHP Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Drupal Developer
3 7 (41.18%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 3 (17.65%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Symfony Developer
4 3 (17.65%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
5 2 (11.76%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.88%) Magento Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) CSS
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) jQuery
3 12 (70.59%) Ajax
4 9 (52.94%) CSS3
4 9 (52.94%) HTML5
4 9 (52.94%) Symfony
5 8 (47.06%) RESTful
6 7 (41.18%) LAMP
7 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.76%) React
8 1 (5.88%) .NET
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.88%) Laravel
8 1 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) OOP
2 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) OO PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 1 (5.88%) Competitor Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) SEO
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Analytics IQ
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter
2 1 (5.88%) Zend