Period
to 24 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 116 148
Rank change year-on-year -8 +32 +17
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 84 99 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.48% 1.74% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.82% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 68 48
North West median daily rate £370 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.85% +11.88%
10th Percentile £269 £211 £254
90th Percentile £438 £438 £395
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
North West median hourly rate - £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.50% -57.74%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +87.50% -56.52%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,366 5,426 5,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.16% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,400 3,404 3,308
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £250 £228 £225
90th Percentile £608 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 306 244
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -6.63% -18.63%
10th Percentile £13.08 £11.25 £11.01
90th Percentile £47.10 £51.75 £48.38
England median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% +1.08% -2.63%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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
Manchester +1 47 £375 +7.14% 62
Cheshire +3 21 £375 +17.19% 14
Lancashire -18 9 £350 +75.00% 6
Merseyside -7 5 £350 -20.00% 9
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 84 (100.00%) PHP
2 37 (44.05%) JavaScript
3 33 (39.29%) HTML
4 30 (35.71%) CSS
5 27 (32.14%) MySQL
6 25 (29.76%) Laravel
7 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (23.81%) OO
9 18 (21.43%) Symfony
10 15 (17.86%) Linux
10 15 (17.86%) OOP
11 14 (16.67%) SQL
11 14 (16.67%) Scrum
11 14 (16.67%) jQuery
11 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 13 (15.48%) Web Development
13 12 (14.29%) LAMP
13 12 (14.29%) Oracle
14 11 (13.10%) Zend
15 10 (11.90%) WordPress
15 10 (11.90%) Node.js
15 10 (11.90%) AngularJS
15 10 (11.90%) Finance
15 10 (11.90%) MVC
16 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
16 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
16 9 (10.71%) Docker
17 8 (9.52%) Magento
17 8 (9.52%) CSS3
18 7 (8.33%) OO PHP

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 10 (11.90%) WordPress
2 5 (5.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) CMS
3 3 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.19%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) OpenCart
2 1 (1.19%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) MySQL
2 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (1.19%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.19%) webpack
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.29%) HTML
2 30 (35.71%) CSS
3 25 (29.76%) Laravel
4 18 (21.43%) Symfony
5 14 (16.67%) jQuery
6 12 (14.29%) LAMP
7 10 (11.90%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.90%) Node.js
8 8 (9.52%) CSS3
9 7 (8.33%) HTML5
10 5 (5.95%) .NET
10 5 (5.95%) Web Services
11 4 (4.76%) CakePHP
11 4 (4.76%) React
11 4 (4.76%) REST
11 4 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (3.57%) JSON
12 3 (3.57%) RESTful
12 3 (3.57%) Sass
12 3 (3.57%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) NHS
2 2 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (1.19%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) OO
3 15 (17.86%) OOP
4 14 (16.67%) Scrum
5 13 (15.48%) Web Development
6 10 (11.90%) MVC
7 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.33%) OO PHP
9 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.76%) Business Development
10 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.76%) Change Control
10 4 (4.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 4 (4.76%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (3.57%) B2B
11 3 (3.57%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (3.57%) Microservices
11 3 (3.57%) Open Source
11 3 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 84 (100.00%) PHP
2 37 (44.05%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (3.57%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) PHP 7
5 2 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) ES6
6 1 (1.19%) Go
6 1 (1.19%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.19%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Ansible
1 1 (1.19%) Kibana
1 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle
2 11 (13.10%) Zend
3 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter