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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Contract jobs citing PHP 16 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.03% 4.45% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.69% 10.95% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 3
Median daily rate £300 £290 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +29.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 102 137 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 32.08% 40.65% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 108 46
Median daily rate £350 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 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 30 March 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 +8 16 £300 +3.27% 9
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (57.89%) HTML
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
1 11 (57.89%) Drupal
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
3 7 (36.84%) MySQL
3 7 (36.84%) Symfony
3 7 (36.84%) Laravel
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) CMS
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) OO
5 4 (21.05%) OOD
6 3 (15.79%) MVC
6 3 (15.79%) Magento
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (10.53%) CSS3
7 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
7 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.53%) API Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
7 2 (10.53%) Node.js
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (10.53%) Zend
7 2 (10.53%) CodeIgniter

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 11 (57.89%) Drupal
2 4 (21.05%) CMS
3 2 (10.53%) WordPress
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
4 1 (5.26%) nginx
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Grunt
4 1 (5.26%) gulp
4 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (5.26%) Mocha
4 1 (5.26%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (5.26%) webpack
4 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Drupal Developer
3 8 (42.11%) PHP Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Magento Developer
5 3 (15.79%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (10.53%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (10.53%) PHP Magento Developer
6 2 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) CMS Developer
7 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) OO PHP Developer
7 1 (5.26%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Symfony Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
3 7 (36.84%) Laravel
3 7 (36.84%) Symfony
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) Behat
6 2 (10.53%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
6 2 (10.53%) Node.js
6 2 (10.53%) Sass
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (5.26%) Chai
7 1 (5.26%) Ionic Framework
7 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (5.26%) LESS
7 1 (5.26%) React
7 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) OO
1 4 (21.05%) OOD
1 4 (21.05%) TDD
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) API Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
3 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
4 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (5.26%) Cross-Platform Development
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) SDLC
4 1 (5.26%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Zend
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
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