Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 22 January 2018 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 60 114
Rank change year-on-year -33 +54 -26
Contract jobs citing PHP 167 273 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.13% 3.12% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% 9.32% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 187 88
Midlands median daily rate £340 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +25.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £179 £225 £213
90th Percentile £500 £490 £449
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Midlands median hourly rate £33.44 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.93% -14.29% -37.33%
England median hourly rate £33.22 £28.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +16.56% +2.70% -13.28%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,674 2,930 2,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 34.16% 33.48% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,701 1,790 1,657
Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 64 76
Midlands median hourly rate £32.75 £24.25 £27.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.05% -10.76% -4.97%
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.18 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the Midlands

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the Midlands

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the Midlands

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the Midlands

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
West Midlands -21 101 £350 -2.78% 110
East Midlands -39 67 £340 -15.00% 103
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 99 (59.28%) MySQL
2 86 (51.50%) JavaScript
3 84 (50.30%) HTML
4 79 (47.31%) CSS
5 51 (30.54%) Linux
6 40 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (20.96%) DevOps
9 33 (19.76%) Git (software)
9 33 (19.76%) LAMP
10 31 (18.56%) RESTful
11 28 (16.77%) Web Development
11 28 (16.77%) jQuery
11 28 (16.77%) AngularJS
12 27 (16.17%) Jenkins
12 27 (16.17%) HTML5
12 27 (16.17%) .NET
13 26 (15.57%) SQL Server
13 26 (15.57%) Laravel
14 25 (14.97%) CSS3
15 23 (13.77%) Symfony
15 23 (13.77%) SQL
16 22 (13.17%) Python
17 21 (12.57%) Web Services
18 19 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (10.78%) Open Source
20 17 (10.18%) MongoDB
20 17 (10.18%) TeamCity
20 17 (10.18%) Docker
21 16 (9.58%) Zend

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (7.78%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (7.19%) Apache
2 12 (7.19%) Drupal
2 12 (7.19%) WordPress
3 11 (6.59%) IIS
3 11 (6.59%) nginx
4 4 (2.40%) CMS
4 4 (2.40%) Confluence
5 3 (1.80%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.60%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Magento
2 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 10 (5.99%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (5.99%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.99%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (5.99%) Route 53
4 10 (5.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.40%) GitHub
6 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) SSL
2 9 (5.39%) HTTP
3 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.20%) CTI
5 1 (0.60%) DHCP
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) IPv6
5 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (59.28%) MySQL
2 26 (15.57%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.18%) MongoDB
4 16 (9.58%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (7.78%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (5.99%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.99%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 27 (16.17%) Jenkins
3 17 (10.18%) TeamCity
4 10 (5.99%) Subversion
5 6 (3.59%) JIRA
6 5 (2.99%) Grunt
7 4 (2.40%) gulp
8 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.20%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.20%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.60%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.60%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.60%) Maven
9 1 (0.60%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.60%) Selenium
9 1 (0.60%) Xcode
General
1 10 (5.99%) Finance
2 4 (2.40%) Advertising
2 4 (2.40%) Marketing
2 4 (2.40%) Retail
3 3 (1.80%) Back Office
3 3 (1.80%) Local Government
4 2 (1.20%) Games
4 2 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Automotive
5 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 126 (75.45%) Developer
2 69 (41.32%) PHP Developer
3 25 (14.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (8.38%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.78%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (7.78%) Web Developer
6 12 (7.19%) AWS Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (6.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Drupal Developer
7 11 (6.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.79%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Symfony Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 6 (3.59%) LAMP Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Magento Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (50.30%) HTML
2 79 (47.31%) CSS
3 33 (19.76%) LAMP
4 31 (18.56%) RESTful
5 28 (16.77%) AngularJS
5 28 (16.77%) jQuery
6 27 (16.17%) .NET
6 27 (16.17%) HTML5
7 26 (15.57%) Laravel
8 25 (14.97%) CSS3
9 23 (13.77%) Symfony
10 21 (12.57%) Web Services
11 13 (7.78%) SOAP
12 12 (7.19%) Sensu
13 11 (6.59%) Ajax
13 11 (6.59%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (6.59%) React
14 9 (5.39%) Sass
14 9 (5.39%) XML
15 8 (4.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.59%) User Experience
3 4 (2.40%) Animation
3 4 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.20%) Social Media
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.60%) iPad
6 1 (0.60%) iPhone
6 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) Robotics
6 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.54%) Linux
2 15 (8.98%) Unix
3 12 (7.19%) Windows
4 9 (5.39%) Android
5 6 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.96%) DevOps
3 28 (16.77%) Web Development
4 18 (10.78%) Open Source
5 15 (8.98%) Configuration Management
5 15 (8.98%) TDD
5 15 (8.98%) Test Automation
6 14 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.78%) Front End Development
8 12 (7.19%) MVC
9 11 (6.59%) E-Commerce
9 11 (6.59%) OO
9 11 (6.59%) Process Architecture
10 10 (5.99%) Microservices
10 10 (5.99%) Regression Testing
11 8 (4.79%) Android Development
11 8 (4.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (4.19%) BDD
12 7 (4.19%) OWASP
12 7 (4.19%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 86 (51.50%) JavaScript
2 23 (13.77%) SQL
3 22 (13.17%) Python
4 15 (8.98%) Java
5 13 (7.78%) Ruby
6 11 (6.59%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.59%) PHP 5
8 4 (2.40%) PHP 7
9 3 (1.80%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.80%) C#
9 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.20%) Scala
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.60%) ES6
11 1 (0.60%) Perl
11 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.40%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 17 (10.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.98%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (8.98%) Puppet
2 13 (7.78%) Ansible
3 12 (7.19%) logstash
4 11 (6.59%) Kibana
4 11 (6.59%) Terraform
5 9 (5.39%) collectd
5 9 (5.39%) StatsD
6 8 (4.79%) Salt
7 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.60%) Graylog
8 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (9.58%) Zend
2 10 (5.99%) SaltStack
3 7 (4.19%) Oracle
3 7 (4.19%) Rackspace
4 4 (2.40%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.40%) Google
5 2 (1.20%) Citrix
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.20%) SAP
5 2 (1.20%) Siebel
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe
6 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.60%) Epicor
6 1 (0.60%) IFS
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.60%) Progress
6 1 (0.60%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.60%) Xamarin