The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 22 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 31 29
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2  
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 12.31% 2.38% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.19% 7.06% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 3
Median daily rate £306 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +196.87% -58.97%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 126 85 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 47.01% 33.73% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 49 36
Median daily rate £325 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Liverpool

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Liverpool over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Liverpool

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for PHP.

1 25 (53.19%) HTML
2 24 (51.06%) Drupal
3 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
4 19 (40.43%) CSS
4 19 (40.43%) MySQL
5 17 (36.17%) Laravel
6 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
7 11 (23.40%) Symfony
8 10 (21.28%) TDD
8 10 (21.28%) MVC
9 9 (19.15%) jQuery
9 9 (19.15%) HTML5
10 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
10 8 (17.02%) Magento
10 8 (17.02%) CMS
11 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
12 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
12 6 (12.77%) OOP
13 5 (10.64%) PHP 5
14 4 (8.51%) REST
14 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (8.51%) OO
14 4 (8.51%) SOAP
14 4 (8.51%) OOD
15 3 (6.38%) Subversion
15 3 (6.38%) Web Development
15 3 (6.38%) Sass
16 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
16 2 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
16 2 (4.26%) Microservices

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 24 (51.06%) Drupal
2 8 (17.02%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) WordPress
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.13%) nginx
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) Grunt
4 1 (2.13%) gulp
4 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.13%) Mocha
4 1 (2.13%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (2.13%) webpack
4 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (93.62%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) PHP Developer
3 20 (42.55%) Drupal Developer
4 9 (19.15%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 8 (17.02%) Magento Developer
5 8 (17.02%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (10.64%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (8.51%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (8.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (6.38%) PHP Magento Developer
10 2 (4.26%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Symfony Developer
11 1 (2.13%) HTML CSS Developer
11 1 (2.13%) HTML Developer
11 1 (2.13%) iOS Developer
11 1 (2.13%) Linux Administrator
11 1 (2.13%) OO PHP Developer
11 1 (2.13%) Senior PHP Developer
11 1 (2.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) HTML
2 19 (40.43%) CSS
3 17 (36.17%) Laravel
4 11 (23.40%) Symfony
5 9 (19.15%) HTML5
5 9 (19.15%) jQuery
6 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.51%) REST
7 4 (8.51%) SOAP
8 3 (6.38%) Sass
9 2 (4.26%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (4.26%) CSS3
9 2 (4.26%) LESS
9 2 (4.26%) Node.js
9 2 (4.26%) RESTful
9 2 (4.26%) Yii
10 1 (2.13%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (2.13%) LAMP
10 1 (2.13%) Web Services
10 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) MVC
1 10 (21.28%) TDD
2 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
3 6 (12.77%) OOP
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) OO
4 4 (8.51%) OOD
5 3 (6.38%) Web Development
6 2 (4.26%) BDD
6 2 (4.26%) Microservices
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Android Development
7 1 (2.13%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (2.13%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.13%) OO PHP
7 1 (2.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.13%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.64%) PHP 5
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) C++
4 1 (2.13%) Groovy
4 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Zend
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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