The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
North West / Manchester
Rank 70 82 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 18 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.38% 1.07% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.13% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 33
Median daily rate £270 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year +3.58% +4.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  

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 1238 1677 1527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.43% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 959 816
Median daily rate £375 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in Manchester

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +2 2 £288 -26.98% 2
PHP Developer
North West

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 39 (100.00%) PHP
2 31 (79.49%) MySQL
3 21 (53.85%) HTML
3 21 (53.85%) CSS
4 18 (46.15%) LAMP
5 16 (41.03%) JavaScript
6 11 (28.21%) OO
7 8 (20.51%) Apache
7 8 (20.51%) Linux
7 8 (20.51%) Adobe
7 8 (20.51%) MVC
7 8 (20.51%) Photoshop
7 8 (20.51%) Web Services
7 8 (20.51%) Zend
7 8 (20.51%) WordPress
7 8 (20.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (17.95%) RESTful
9 6 (15.38%) SaaS
9 6 (15.38%) HTML5
9 6 (15.38%) Zend Framework
9 6 (15.38%) Web Design
9 6 (15.38%) OOD
9 6 (15.38%) OOP
10 5 (12.82%) jQuery
10 5 (12.82%) Magento
10 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
10 5 (12.82%) CSS3
10 5 (12.82%) Laravel
11 4 (10.26%) Ember.js
11 4 (10.26%) OO PHP

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (20.51%) Apache
1 8 (20.51%) WordPress
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Drupal
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
3 1 (2.56%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (20.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (79.49%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) CSS
1 21 (53.85%) HTML
2 18 (46.15%) LAMP
3 8 (20.51%) Web Services
4 7 (17.95%) RESTful
5 6 (15.38%) HTML5
5 6 (15.38%) Zend Framework
6 5 (12.82%) CSS3
6 5 (12.82%) jQuery
6 5 (12.82%) Laravel
7 4 (10.26%) Ember.js
8 3 (7.69%) .NET
8 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.13%) Ajax
9 2 (5.13%) SOAP
9 2 (5.13%) Symfony
10 1 (2.56%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (2.56%) WSDL
10 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) OO
2 8 (20.51%) MVC
3 6 (15.38%) OOD
3 6 (15.38%) OOP
3 6 (15.38%) Web Design
4 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.26%) OO PHP
4 4 (10.26%) SOLID
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.56%) Analytics
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Release Management
6 1 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.56%) Scrum
6 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.56%) TDD
6 1 (2.56%) Validation
6 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (41.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) PHP 5
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Varnish
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Adobe
1 8 (20.51%) Zend
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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