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 3 months to 26 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 26 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10  
Contract jobs citing PHP 36 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.78% 4.60% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.56% 13.04% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 3
Median daily rate £306 £323 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.03% +43.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £297 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £325 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 167 115 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.00% 35.28% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 49
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Liverpool +24 36 £306 -5.76% 13
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for PHP.

1 27 (54.00%) HTML
2 25 (50.00%) Drupal
3 24 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (42.00%) MySQL
4 21 (42.00%) CSS
5 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
6 17 (34.00%) Laravel
7 12 (24.00%) MVC
8 11 (22.00%) Symfony
9 10 (20.00%) jQuery
9 10 (20.00%) TDD
10 9 (18.00%) Magento
10 9 (18.00%) HTML5
11 8 (16.00%) Front End Development
11 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (16.00%) CMS
12 7 (14.00%) OOP
12 7 (14.00%) AngularJS
13 6 (12.00%) PHP 5
14 5 (10.00%) SOAP
14 5 (10.00%) REST
15 4 (8.00%) OO
15 4 (8.00%) OOD
15 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
16 3 (6.00%) Subversion
16 3 (6.00%) Web Development
16 3 (6.00%) Sass
17 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
17 2 (4.00%) Performance Optimisation
17 2 (4.00%) Microservices

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 25 (50.00%) Drupal
2 8 (16.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) WordPress
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.00%) nginx
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Grunt
4 1 (2.00%) gulp
4 1 (2.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.00%) Mocha
4 1 (2.00%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (2.00%) webpack
4 1 (2.00%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (94.00%) Developer
2 22 (44.00%) PHP Developer
3 20 (40.00%) Drupal Developer
4 9 (18.00%) Magento Developer
4 9 (18.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (16.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (8.00%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (8.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 3 (6.00%) PHP Magento Developer
9 2 (4.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Symfony Developer
10 1 (2.00%) HTML CSS Developer
10 1 (2.00%) iOS Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Java Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Linux Administrator
10 1 (2.00%) OO PHP Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Senior PHP Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) HTML
2 21 (42.00%) CSS
3 17 (34.00%) Laravel
4 11 (22.00%) Symfony
5 10 (20.00%) jQuery
6 9 (18.00%) HTML5
7 7 (14.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (10.00%) REST
8 5 (10.00%) SOAP
9 3 (6.00%) Sass
10 2 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (4.00%) CSS3
10 2 (4.00%) LAMP
10 2 (4.00%) LESS
10 2 (4.00%) Node.js
10 2 (4.00%) RESTful
10 2 (4.00%) XML
10 2 (4.00%) Yii
11 1 (2.00%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) MVC
2 10 (20.00%) TDD
3 8 (16.00%) Front End Development
4 7 (14.00%) OOP
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) OO
5 4 (8.00%) OOD
6 3 (6.00%) Web Development
7 2 (4.00%) BDD
7 2 (4.00%) Microservices
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.00%) Android Development
8 1 (2.00%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.00%) OO PHP
8 1 (2.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.00%) SDLC
8 1 (2.00%) Statistical Modelling
8 1 (2.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.00%) PHP 5
3 2 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Ansible
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Zend
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
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