Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 166 192
Rank change year-on-year +39 +26 -62
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 79 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 0.91% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.96% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 36
North West median daily rate £330 £325 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +8.15% +0.17%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £214
90th Percentile £425 £388 £515
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
North West median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
10th Percentile £36.25 - £13.50
90th Percentile £38.75 - £76.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +145.90% -56.43% +16.67%

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 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +2 44 £325 - 24
Merseyside - 14 £350 - 2
Cheshire +11 12 £333 -11.33% 6
Lancashire - 5 £200 - 2
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 79 (100.00%) PHP
2 54 (68.35%) HTML
3 50 (63.29%) CSS
4 49 (62.03%) MySQL
5 47 (59.49%) JavaScript
6 29 (36.71%) Git (software)
7 28 (35.44%) Laravel
8 22 (27.85%) MVC
9 18 (22.78%) Magento
10 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (18.99%) jQuery
12 13 (16.46%) Symfony
12 13 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (15.19%) Front End Development
13 12 (15.19%) Zend
14 10 (12.66%) Sass
15 9 (11.39%) REST
15 9 (11.39%) WordPress
16 8 (10.13%) Drupal
16 8 (10.13%) Web Development
16 8 (10.13%) OO
17 7 (8.86%) HTML5
17 7 (8.86%) Grunt
17 7 (8.86%) React
17 7 (8.86%) OOP
17 7 (8.86%) TDD
18 6 (7.59%) Retail
18 6 (7.59%) PHP 5
18 6 (7.59%) Finance
18 6 (7.59%) LAMP

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 9 (11.39%) WordPress
2 8 (10.13%) Drupal
3 3 (3.80%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) Confluence
4 1 (1.27%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) GitHub
2 2 (2.53%) SaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) SNMP
2 1 (1.27%) Intranet
2 1 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (62.03%) MySQL
2 3 (3.80%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (36.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.86%) Grunt
3 3 (3.80%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) PHPUnit
3 3 (3.80%) webpack
4 1 (1.27%) gulp
4 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
1 6 (7.59%) Retail
2 2 (2.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (68.35%) HTML
2 50 (63.29%) CSS
3 28 (35.44%) Laravel
4 15 (18.99%) jQuery
5 13 (16.46%) Symfony
6 10 (12.66%) Sass
7 9 (11.39%) REST
8 7 (8.86%) HTML5
8 7 (8.86%) React
9 6 (7.59%) LAMP
10 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
10 5 (6.33%) RESTful
11 4 (5.06%) SOAP
11 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.06%) XHTML
12 3 (3.80%) Backbone.js
12 3 (3.80%) CSS3
13 2 (2.53%) CodeIgniter
14 1 (1.27%) Apache Flex
14 1 (1.27%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) iPad
3 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.53%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) MVC
2 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.19%) Front End Development
4 8 (10.13%) OO
4 8 (10.13%) Web Development
5 7 (8.86%) OOP
5 7 (8.86%) TDD
6 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.06%) Scrum
8 3 (3.80%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.80%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (2.53%) BDD
9 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.53%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.53%) OO PHP
9 2 (2.53%) OOD
9 2 (2.53%) Time Management
10 1 (1.27%) Kanban
10 1 (1.27%) Open Source
10 1 (1.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (100.00%) PHP
2 47 (59.49%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.59%) PHP 5
4 4 (5.06%) SQL
5 2 (2.53%) Go
5 2 (2.53%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) C#
6 1 (1.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.27%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Cacti
2 2 (2.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Zend
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle
2 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
2 2 (2.53%) Splunk