The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 11 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.81% 0.79% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.84% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
Median daily rate £400 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £335 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £304 £300
% change year-on-year +15.22% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1279 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.63% 94.85% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 993 846
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 62
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in Manchester

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in Manchester

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in Manchester

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in Manchester

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 19 (65.52%) MySQL
3 15 (51.72%) HTML
4 14 (48.28%) CSS
5 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
6 10 (34.48%) MVC
7 9 (31.03%) OO
8 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
9 7 (24.14%) WordPress
10 6 (20.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (20.69%) Laravel
10 6 (20.69%) LAMP
10 6 (20.69%) Photoshop
10 6 (20.69%) Adobe
11 5 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (13.79%) SOLID
12 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
12 4 (13.79%) Magento
12 4 (13.79%) OO PHP
12 4 (13.79%) jQuery
13 3 (10.34%) Web Development
13 3 (10.34%) Symfony
13 3 (10.34%) HTML5
13 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
13 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
13 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (10.34%) TDD
14 2 (6.90%) Finance
14 2 (6.90%) Scrum
14 2 (6.90%) Linux

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (24.14%) WordPress
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
2 1 (3.45%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 6 (20.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) HTML
2 14 (48.28%) CSS
3 6 (20.69%) LAMP
3 6 (20.69%) Laravel
4 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
4 4 (13.79%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.34%) HTML5
5 3 (10.34%) Symfony
6 2 (6.90%) CSS3
7 1 (3.45%) Ajax
7 1 (3.45%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (3.45%) OAuth
7 1 (3.45%) PhoneGap
7 1 (3.45%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) MVC
2 9 (31.03%) OO
3 4 (13.79%) OO PHP
3 4 (13.79%) SOLID
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) Web Development
5 2 (6.90%) OOP
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 1 (3.45%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (3.45%) Release Management
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.45%) Secure Coding
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Zend