The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
North West / Manchester
Rank 47 48 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing PHP 45 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.40% 3.42% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.65% 9.59% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 40
Median daily rate £300 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £535 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 588 636 511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.41% 35.67% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 400 319
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.34 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £40.50
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Manchester

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Manchester

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Manchester

PHP
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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 0 2 £288 -26.98% 2
Salford -14 1 - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for PHP.

1 45 (49.45%) MySQL
2 43 (47.25%) HTML
3 40 (43.96%) CSS
4 34 (37.36%) JavaScript
5 22 (24.18%) Linux
6 20 (21.98%) LAMP
6 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
7 18 (19.78%) WordPress
8 17 (18.68%) jQuery
9 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (17.58%) OO
10 15 (16.48%) Java
10 15 (16.48%) HTML5
11 14 (15.38%) Drupal
12 11 (12.09%) Apache
13 10 (10.99%) Web Services
13 10 (10.99%) Node.js
13 10 (10.99%) CSS3
13 10 (10.99%) AngularJS
14 9 (9.89%) Bash Shell
14 9 (9.89%) MongoDB
14 9 (9.89%) Zend
14 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (9.89%) OOP
14 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
14 9 (9.89%) Photoshop
14 9 (9.89%) Adobe
14 9 (9.89%) TDD
14 9 (9.89%) MVC
14 9 (9.89%) Web Design

PHP
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 18 (19.78%) WordPress
2 14 (15.38%) Drupal
3 11 (12.09%) Apache
4 4 (4.40%) nginx
5 3 (3.30%) Confluence
5 3 (3.30%) IIS
5 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.20%) CMS
6 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.20%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.10%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 9 (9.89%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.79%) SaaS
3 4 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.40%) GitHub
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.30%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) DNS
1 5 (5.49%) LDAP
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) Broadband
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) Network Security
3 1 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.10%) SAN
3 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (49.45%) MySQL
2 9 (9.89%) MongoDB
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.40%) Couchbase
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.30%) Redis
5 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.49%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.30%) JIRA
4 3 (3.30%) JMeter
4 3 (3.30%) Mercurial
4 3 (3.30%) Selenium
4 3 (3.30%) Subversion
5 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.20%) GitLab
5 2 (2.20%) Grunt
5 2 (2.20%) gulp
5 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.20%) Mocha
6 1 (1.10%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.10%) Sinon.JS
General
1 5 (5.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Automotive
2 2 (2.20%) Games
2 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (71.43%) Developer
2 39 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 13 (14.29%) MySQL Developer
3 13 (14.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 8 (8.79%) Drupal Developer
4 8 (8.79%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 8 (8.79%) WordPress Developer
5 7 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
6 6 (6.59%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.59%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Magento Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Architect
9 3 (3.30%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (3.30%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (47.25%) HTML
2 40 (43.96%) CSS
3 20 (21.98%) LAMP
4 17 (18.68%) jQuery
5 15 (16.48%) HTML5
6 10 (10.99%) AngularJS
6 10 (10.99%) CSS3
6 10 (10.99%) Node.js
6 10 (10.99%) Web Services
7 8 (8.79%) RESTful
8 7 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (7.69%) Laravel
8 7 (7.69%) React
8 7 (7.69%) Sass
9 6 (6.59%) .NET
9 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.59%) Zend Framework
10 5 (5.49%) Memcached
11 4 (4.40%) Backbone.js
11 4 (4.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.49%) User Experience
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.30%) Interactive TV
4 3 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.30%) MHEG
5 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.20%) IPTV
6 1 (1.10%) BYOD
6 1 (1.10%) Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) New Media
6 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (1.10%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) CentOS
3 3 (3.30%) Windows
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) SUSE
4 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (17.58%) OO
2 9 (9.89%) MVC
2 9 (9.89%) OOP
2 9 (9.89%) TDD
2 9 (9.89%) Web Design
3 8 (8.79%) OOD
3 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.69%) Analytics
4 7 (7.69%) Front End Development
4 7 (7.69%) Scrum
5 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.59%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (5.49%) DevOps
6 5 (5.49%) High Availability
6 5 (5.49%) Service Management
7 4 (4.40%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (4.40%) OO PHP
7 4 (4.40%) SOLID
7 4 (4.40%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.36%) JavaScript
2 15 (16.48%) Java
3 9 (9.89%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.79%) SQL
5 7 (7.69%) Python
6 6 (6.59%) C#
6 6 (6.59%) Perl
7 5 (5.49%) Ruby
8 3 (3.30%) ActionScript
8 3 (3.30%) C++
9 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.10%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.10%) Scala
10 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.10%) CISSP
1 1 (1.10%) Degree
1 1 (1.10%) ISEB
1 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
1 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Varnish
2 5 (5.49%) iptables
2 5 (5.49%) Postfix
2 5 (5.49%) Squid
3 3 (3.30%) Docker
4 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) NDS
4 1 (1.10%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.10%) NFS
4 1 (1.10%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Puppet
2 6 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.49%) Ansible
3 5 (5.49%) Nagios
4 3 (3.30%) Packer
5 2 (2.20%) Kibana
5 2 (2.20%) logstash
6 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.10%) Plesk
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Adobe
1 9 (9.89%) Zend
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.30%) New Relic
3 3 (3.30%) OpenTV
3 3 (3.30%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.20%) Apigee
4 2 (2.20%) Google
4 2 (2.20%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.20%) Splunk
5 1 (1.10%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.10%) Novell
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.10%) VMware
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