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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 37 58
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21  
Contract jobs citing PHP 37 69 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.71% 3.90% 2.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.30% 12.71% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 22
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 507 543 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.12% 30.73% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 371 312
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +84.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.40 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £45.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Salford - 1 - -
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 46 (56.10%) HTML
2 42 (51.22%) CSS
3 35 (42.68%) JavaScript
4 33 (40.24%) MySQL
5 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
6 20 (24.39%) WordPress
7 16 (19.51%) Drupal
7 16 (19.51%) jQuery
8 14 (17.07%) HTML5
9 12 (14.63%) Magento
9 12 (14.63%) Linux
9 12 (14.63%) MVC
9 12 (14.63%) LAMP
10 11 (13.41%) OO
10 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (13.41%) Front End Development
11 9 (10.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (10.98%) CSS3
11 9 (10.98%) Laravel
11 9 (10.98%) AngularJS
11 9 (10.98%) TDD
11 9 (10.98%) Adobe
11 9 (10.98%) Photoshop
12 8 (9.76%) SQL
12 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (9.76%) Node.js
12 8 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
13 7 (8.54%) Apache Cordova
13 7 (8.54%) Web Development

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 20 (24.39%) WordPress
2 16 (19.51%) Drupal
3 4 (4.88%) CMS
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.44%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.22%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.22%) nginx
5 1 (1.22%) SilverStripe
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 9 (10.98%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.66%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (14.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) GitHub
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.44%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.22%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) DNS
2 5 (6.10%) LDAP
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.24%) MySQL
2 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) Redis
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.10%) Grunt
2 5 (6.10%) gulp
3 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.88%) Mocha
4 3 (3.66%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.44%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.44%) JMeter
5 2 (2.44%) Selenium
5 2 (2.44%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.44%) webpack
6 1 (1.22%) Babel
6 1 (1.22%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.22%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 64 (78.05%) Developer
2 29 (35.37%) PHP Developer
3 13 (15.85%) MySQL Developer
4 12 (14.63%) Drupal Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Magento Developer
6 8 (9.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 7 (8.54%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 7 (8.54%) WordPress Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (56.10%) HTML
2 42 (51.22%) CSS
3 16 (19.51%) jQuery
4 14 (17.07%) HTML5
5 12 (14.63%) LAMP
6 9 (10.98%) AngularJS
6 9 (10.98%) CSS3
6 9 (10.98%) Laravel
7 8 (9.76%) Node.js
8 7 (8.54%) Apache Cordova
9 6 (7.32%) React
9 6 (7.32%) Sass
10 5 (6.10%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (6.10%) Memcached
11 4 (4.88%) Ember.js
11 4 (4.88%) PhoneGap
11 4 (4.88%) Symfony
11 4 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.88%) XML
12 3 (3.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.66%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Android
2 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.66%) CentOS
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.63%) MVC
2 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.41%) Front End Development
2 11 (13.41%) OO
3 9 (10.98%) TDD
4 7 (8.54%) Web Development
5 6 (7.32%) Analytics
5 6 (7.32%) Performance Optimisation
5 6 (7.32%) SDLC
6 5 (6.10%) OO PHP
6 5 (6.10%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.88%) High Availability
7 4 (4.88%) Mobile Development
7 4 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (4.88%) Service Management
7 4 (4.88%) SOLID
7 4 (4.88%) Web Design
7 4 (4.88%) Wireframes
8 3 (3.66%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) JavaScript
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 6 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.10%) Java
4 5 (6.10%) Perl
4 5 (6.10%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) Scala
6 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) CISSP
2 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.22%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) iptables
1 5 (6.10%) Postfix
1 5 (6.10%) Squid
1 5 (6.10%) Varnish
2 3 (3.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Nagios
1 5 (6.10%) Puppet
2 3 (3.66%) Ansible
2 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.44%) Kibana
3 2 (2.44%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.22%) Packer
4 1 (1.22%) Plesk
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Adobe
2 5 (6.10%) Google
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) Apigee
4 2 (2.44%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.44%) Splunk
4 2 (2.44%) Zend
5 1 (1.22%) New Relic
5 1 (1.22%) RightScale
5 1 (1.22%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
5 1 (1.22%) VMware
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago