Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 51 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 -35
Contract jobs citing PHP 106 127 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.59% 3.58% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.44% 9.32% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 102 40
Manchester median daily rate £325 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.47% -6.82%
10th Percentile £255 £239 £224
90th Percentile £432 £450 £391
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year -7.14% +8.53% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Manchester median hourly rate - £28.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +166.67%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +134.38% -46.67% +166.67%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1256 1363 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.55% 38.39% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 983 781
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £238
90th Percentile £531 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 46
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% -32.86% +66.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £14.30 £13.44
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 - - 3
Sale - 1 - -
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 72 (67.92%) HTML
2 70 (66.04%) CSS
3 69 (65.09%) JavaScript
4 49 (46.23%) MySQL
5 42 (39.62%) Git (software)
6 36 (33.96%) Magento
7 22 (20.75%) Front End Development
8 21 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (17.92%) Laravel
10 17 (16.04%) Grunt
11 16 (15.09%) HTML5
11 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
11 16 (15.09%) MVC
12 15 (14.15%) CSS3
12 15 (14.15%) React
13 14 (13.21%) Linux
13 14 (13.21%) Drupal
13 14 (13.21%) Retail
14 13 (12.26%) Symfony
14 13 (12.26%) WordPress
14 13 (12.26%) Sass
15 12 (11.32%) jQuery
15 12 (11.32%) Zend
15 12 (11.32%) SQL
16 11 (10.38%) Python
16 11 (10.38%) TDD
17 10 (9.43%) AngularJS
17 10 (9.43%) Puppet
17 10 (9.43%) Java
18 9 (8.49%) Photoshop

PHP
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 14 (13.21%) Drupal
2 13 (12.26%) WordPress
3 9 (8.49%) CMS
4 3 (2.83%) nginx
5 2 (1.89%) Confluence
5 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.94%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.94%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.94%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 36 (33.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) SaaS
2 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.89%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Firebase
4 1 (0.94%) Serverless
4 1 (0.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) SNMP
2 2 (1.89%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (1.89%) BGP
2 2 (1.89%) Broadband
2 2 (1.89%) DNS
2 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.89%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) HSRP
2 2 (1.89%) IPv6
2 2 (1.89%) Junos
2 2 (1.89%) LLU
2 2 (1.89%) MPLS
2 2 (1.89%) MRTG
2 2 (1.89%) OSPF
2 2 (1.89%) TACACS
2 2 (1.89%) VLAN
2 2 (1.89%) VoIP
2 2 (1.89%) VRRP
2 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (46.23%) MySQL
2 4 (3.77%) MariaDB
2 4 (3.77%) Redis
3 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (39.62%) Git (software)
2 17 (16.04%) Grunt
3 9 (8.49%) gulp
4 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.72%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.72%) JIRA
6 3 (2.83%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (2.83%) Mocha
6 3 (2.83%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.94%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.94%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) Subversion
8 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (13.21%) Retail
2 4 (3.77%) Marketing
3 3 (2.83%) Finance
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (83.96%) Developer
2 45 (42.45%) PHP Developer
3 30 (28.30%) Magento Developer
4 16 (15.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (11.32%) HTML Developer
6 11 (10.38%) PHP Magento Developer
7 9 (8.49%) HTML CSS Developer
7 9 (8.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Symfony Developer
11 5 (4.72%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (4.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) MySQL Developer
12 4 (3.77%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 3 (2.83%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 3 (2.83%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 2 (1.89%) AWS Developer
14 2 (1.89%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (67.92%) HTML
2 70 (66.04%) CSS
3 19 (17.92%) Laravel
4 16 (15.09%) HTML5
5 15 (14.15%) CSS3
5 15 (14.15%) React
6 13 (12.26%) Sass
6 13 (12.26%) Symfony
7 12 (11.32%) jQuery
8 10 (9.43%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.60%) XHTML
10 5 (4.72%) Backbone.js
10 5 (4.72%) LAMP
11 4 (3.77%) .NET
11 4 (3.77%) Node.js
11 4 (3.77%) REST
11 4 (3.77%) RESTful
12 3 (2.83%) Apache Cordova
12 3 (2.83%) Ionic Framework
12 3 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) User Experience
2 8 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) iPad
5 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.89%) CentOS
4 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) Front End Development
2 21 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
3 16 (15.09%) MVC
4 11 (10.38%) TDD
5 8 (7.55%) DevOps
6 7 (6.60%) OO
6 7 (6.60%) Web Development
7 6 (5.66%) Scrum
8 5 (4.72%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (4.72%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (3.77%) BDD
9 4 (3.77%) Open Source
9 4 (3.77%) Web Design
10 3 (2.83%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.83%) OO PHP
10 3 (2.83%) OOP
10 3 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.83%) Unit Testing
10 3 (2.83%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (65.09%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.32%) SQL
3 11 (10.38%) Python
4 10 (9.43%) Java
5 8 (7.55%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.60%) Ruby
7 4 (3.77%) Perl
8 3 (2.83%) GraphQL
9 2 (1.89%) C#
9 2 (1.89%) Go
10 1 (0.94%) ES6
10 1 (0.94%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Docker
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) Puppet
2 8 (7.55%) Ansible
2 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.66%) Cacti
4 5 (4.72%) Nagios
5 2 (1.89%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.89%) Packer
5 2 (1.89%) RANCID
5 2 (1.89%) SCCM
5 2 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Zend
2 3 (2.83%) Adobe
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle
2 3 (2.83%) SolarWinds
2 3 (2.83%) Splunk
3 2 (1.89%) Brocade
3 2 (1.89%) Cisco
3 2 (1.89%) Ericsson
3 2 (1.89%) Foundry
3 2 (1.89%) Huawei
3 2 (1.89%) Juniper
3 2 (1.89%) New Relic
3 2 (1.89%) SaltStack
3 2 (1.89%) ZyXEL
4 1 (0.94%) Citrix
4 1 (0.94%) Facebook
4 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.94%) Siebel