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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 21 27 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 5.53% 4.02% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.67% 10.20% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
Median daily rate £300 £291 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -3.16%  
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 £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 84 98 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 33.20% 39.36% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 86 32
Median daily rate £350 £380 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +38.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £461 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Liverpool

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for PHP.

1 9 (56.25%) HTML
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
1 9 (56.25%) Drupal
2 7 (43.75%) Laravel
2 7 (43.75%) MySQL
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) Symfony
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) OOD
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) Magento
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
5 2 (12.50%) API Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (12.50%) CMS
5 2 (12.50%) Zend
5 2 (12.50%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (12.50%) Marketing
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Behat
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing

PHP
Top Related 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 9 (56.25%) Drupal
2 2 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) nginx
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Drupal Developer
2 7 (43.75%) PHP Developer
3 4 (25.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Magento Developer
4 3 (18.75%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (12.50%) PHP Magento Developer
5 2 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) OO PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Symfony Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) Laravel
2 7 (43.75%) Symfony
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) Behat
5 2 (12.50%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (6.25%) CSS3
6 1 (6.25%) LAMP
6 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) OO
1 4 (25.00%) OOD
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) API Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) OO PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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