The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Symfony skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Symfony over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Symfony
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 104 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing Symfony 1 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 0.11% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.45% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £425 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +23.07% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.80 -

Symfony is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 474 448 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 34.25% 24.68% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 303 246
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

Symfony
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Symfony as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Symfony in Manchester

Symfony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Symfony in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Symfony 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 Symfony.

1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) SilverStripe
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) GitHub
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (33.33%) Akka
3 1 (33.33%) Play Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (33.33%) spray
3 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Zend
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management

Symfony
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 1 (33.33%) Drupal
1 1 (33.33%) SilverStripe
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Akka
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Play Framework
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) spray
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Zend