The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 108 108
Rank change year-on-year +18 0  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 42 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.35% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.43% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 40
Median daily rate £300 £291 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -3.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £47.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3629 3440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.93% 94.33% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 2172 1806
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 171 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the North West

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the North West

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the North West

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the North West

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +14 22 £275 -2.65% 35
Cheshire +23 11 £344 +14.58% 5
Merseyside -3 7 £325 +12.06% 6
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) PHP
2 45 (71.43%) MySQL
3 33 (52.38%) HTML
4 31 (49.21%) CSS
5 29 (46.03%) JavaScript
6 21 (33.33%) LAMP
7 19 (30.16%) OO
8 17 (26.98%) MVC
9 16 (25.40%) Laravel
10 15 (23.81%) Linux
11 14 (22.22%) Zend
11 14 (22.22%) Magento
11 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 12 (19.05%) jQuery
12 12 (19.05%) Apache
13 11 (17.46%) OOP
14 9 (14.29%) Zend Framework
14 9 (14.29%) WordPress
15 8 (12.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (12.70%) Adobe
15 8 (12.70%) Photoshop
16 7 (11.11%) Web Services
16 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 7 (11.11%) OOD
16 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (11.11%) Front End Development
16 7 (11.11%) HTML5
17 6 (9.52%) RESTful
17 6 (9.52%) Symfony
17 6 (9.52%) Finance

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (19.05%) Apache
2 9 (14.29%) WordPress
3 5 (7.94%) Drupal
4 2 (3.17%) CMS
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) nginx
5 1 (1.59%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (12.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) SaaS
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (71.43%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) Subversion
2 4 (6.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.59%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (52.38%) HTML
2 31 (49.21%) CSS
3 21 (33.33%) LAMP
4 16 (25.40%) Laravel
5 12 (19.05%) jQuery
6 9 (14.29%) Zend Framework
7 7 (11.11%) HTML5
7 7 (11.11%) Web Services
8 6 (9.52%) RESTful
8 6 (9.52%) Symfony
9 4 (6.35%) CSS3
9 4 (6.35%) Ember.js
9 4 (6.35%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (4.76%) .NET
10 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
11 2 (3.17%) Ajax
11 2 (3.17%) CodeIgniter
11 2 (3.17%) SOAP
12 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) OO
2 17 (26.98%) MVC
3 11 (17.46%) OOP
4 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 7 (11.11%) OOD
5 6 (9.52%) Scrum
6 5 (7.94%) OO PHP
6 5 (7.94%) Web Design
7 4 (6.35%) B2B
7 4 (6.35%) Kanban
7 4 (6.35%) Modular Programming
7 4 (6.35%) SOLID
7 4 (6.35%) TDD
7 4 (6.35%) Web Application Development
8 3 (4.76%) Web Development
9 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.59%) Analytics
10 1 (1.59%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) PHP
2 29 (46.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) PHP 5
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Varnish
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Zend
2 8 (12.70%) Adobe
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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