The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / North East
Rank 69 69 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15  
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.53% 0.57% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.56% 1.58% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £253 £225 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.22% -7.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £141 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £338 £277
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -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 the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 309 317 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 42.86% 36.35% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 203 159
Median daily rate £350 £338 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -42.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £20.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the North East

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the North East

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the North East

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear -10 6 £153 -39.00% 14
Durham -2 2 £388 +236.95% 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for PHP.

1 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 18 (81.82%) CSS
3 15 (68.18%) HTML
4 11 (50.00%) Web Development
5 10 (45.45%) Mobile App
6 9 (40.91%) JSON
7 8 (36.36%) Web Services
7 8 (36.36%) XML
8 7 (31.82%) SQL
8 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) Publishing
8 7 (31.82%) jQuery
8 7 (31.82%) Android
8 7 (31.82%) Apple iOS
8 7 (31.82%) Node.js
8 7 (31.82%) React
9 6 (27.27%) Linked Data
9 6 (27.27%) HTML5
9 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
9 6 (27.27%) MVC
9 6 (27.27%) MySQL
10 5 (22.73%) OO
10 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
10 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
10 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 5 (22.73%) CSS3
11 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 4 (18.18%) SaaS
11 4 (18.18%) Drupal
11 4 (18.18%) CMS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (18.18%) CMS
1 4 (18.18%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Grunt
2 3 (13.64%) gulp
3 1 (4.55%) git-flow
3 1 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 7 (31.82%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) PHP Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Django Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (13.64%) iOS Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Junior
4 3 (13.64%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Mobile Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Mobile Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Python Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Python/Django Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Android Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (9.09%) iOS Android Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Drupal Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (9.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) CSS
2 15 (68.18%) HTML
3 9 (40.91%) JSON
4 8 (36.36%) Web Services
4 8 (36.36%) XML
5 7 (31.82%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) Node.js
5 7 (31.82%) React
6 6 (27.27%) HTML5
7 5 (22.73%) CSS3
8 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
8 3 (13.64%) Django
8 3 (13.64%) Sass
9 2 (9.09%) Laravel
9 2 (9.09%) REST
10 1 (4.55%) Doctrine
10 1 (4.55%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 6 (27.27%) Linked Data
3 3 (13.64%) User Experience
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Android
1 7 (31.82%) Apple iOS
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Web Development
2 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 6 (27.27%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Content Management
4 4 (18.18%) Mobile Development
4 4 (18.18%) OOP
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Android Development
5 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
5 3 (13.64%) iOS Development
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Web Design
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Go
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Zend