Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 17 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 45 54
Rank change year-on-year +33 +9 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 38 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.72% 1.32% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.96% 3.85% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 5
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £323 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £288 £195 £150
90th Percentile £410 £390 £326
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -7.14% +9.38% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 224 208 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 45.53% 34.27% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 117 99
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £180
90th Percentile £488 £480 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.33 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £33.28 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 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
Liverpool +31 35 £325 +14.04% 10
Southport +7 3 £363 +13.28%
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for PHP.

1 24 (63.16%) MySQL
2 17 (44.74%) CSS
2 17 (44.74%) HTML
3 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 12 (31.58%) MVC
4 12 (31.58%) Drupal
5 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
5 9 (23.68%) OOP
6 8 (21.05%) PHP 5
6 8 (21.05%) Magento
7 7 (18.42%) REST
7 7 (18.42%) Laravel
7 7 (18.42%) Front End Development
7 7 (18.42%) SOAP
8 6 (15.79%) TDD
8 6 (15.79%) jQuery
9 5 (13.16%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
10 4 (10.53%) GitHub
10 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (10.53%) Symfony
11 3 (7.89%) Degree
11 3 (7.89%) JIRA
11 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
11 3 (7.89%) QA
11 3 (7.89%) WATIR
11 3 (7.89%) Selenium
11 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 12 (31.58%) Drupal
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) PuTTY
1 3 (7.89%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (63.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Ant
2 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) JMeter
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Subversion
2 3 (7.89%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (7.89%) WATIR
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) Grunt
4 1 (2.63%) gulp
4 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.63%) Mocha
4 1 (2.63%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (2.63%) webpack
General
1 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) PHP Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Magento Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (10.53%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 4 (10.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Symfony Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) HTML Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 2 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
8 2 (5.26%) PHP Zend Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) CSS
1 17 (44.74%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) Laravel
2 7 (18.42%) REST
2 7 (18.42%) SOAP
3 6 (15.79%) jQuery
4 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.53%) Symfony
6 2 (5.26%) CSS3
6 2 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (5.26%) RESTful
6 2 (5.26%) Sass
6 2 (5.26%) Yii
7 1 (2.63%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (2.63%) Chai
7 1 (2.63%) Ionic Framework
7 1 (2.63%) LESS
7 1 (2.63%) Node.js
7 1 (2.63%) React
7 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) MVC
2 9 (23.68%) OOP
3 7 (18.42%) Front End Development
4 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.89%) Validation
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) OOD
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Time Management
7 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) PHP 5
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) Groovy
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Zend
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe