Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 77 133
Rank change year-on-year +24 +56 -65
Contract jobs citing PHP 186 152 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.48% 2.50% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.72% 6.66% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 121 71
North West median daily rate £338 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +9.38% +1.59%
10th Percentile £258 £255 £225
90th Percentile £438 £438 £487
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% -19.17% +166.67%
10th Percentile £32.50 £13.13 £14.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.03 £72.25
England median hourly rate £33.22 £31.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +7.16% +11.71% -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 North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,134 2,283 2,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.93% 37.59% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,481 1,589 1,779
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £238
90th Percentile £543 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 61 119
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +4.05% +13.71%
10th Percentile £13.20 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.45 £48.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the North West

PHP
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the North West

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the North West

PHP
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the North West

PHP
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +14 128 £340 -2.86% 154
Cheshire -8 16 £325 -13.33% 67
Lancashire +18 12 £400 +83.91% 17
Merseyside +17 12 £325 +1.56% 34
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 115 (61.83%) HTML
2 112 (60.22%) CSS
3 97 (52.15%) JavaScript
4 86 (46.24%) MySQL
5 72 (38.71%) Git (software)
6 53 (28.49%) Magento
7 36 (19.35%) Front End Development
8 34 (18.28%) HTML5
8 34 (18.28%) E-Commerce
9 32 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (17.20%) Grunt
10 29 (15.59%) MVC
11 27 (14.52%) Sass
11 27 (14.52%) AngularJS
11 27 (14.52%) CSS3
12 26 (13.98%) Ruby
12 26 (13.98%) Linux
12 26 (13.98%) React
13 24 (12.90%) Java
14 23 (12.37%) jQuery
15 21 (11.29%) WordPress
15 21 (11.29%) Laravel
15 21 (11.29%) Python
15 21 (11.29%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (10.75%) DevOps
17 19 (10.22%) Retail
18 18 (9.68%) Drupal
19 17 (9.14%) Puppet
19 17 (9.14%) .NET
19 17 (9.14%) gulp

PHP
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 21 (11.29%) WordPress
2 18 (9.68%) Drupal
3 16 (8.60%) CMS
4 6 (3.23%) Joomla!
5 5 (2.69%) Apache
6 3 (1.61%) nginx
7 2 (1.08%) IIS
7 2 (1.08%) JBoss
7 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.54%) Confluence
8 1 (0.54%) Moodle
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.54%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 53 (28.49%) Magento
2 2 (1.08%) Shopify
3 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.15%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) GitHub
3 2 (1.08%) npm
4 1 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) SNMP
2 3 (1.61%) PuTTY
2 3 (1.61%) SSL
2 3 (1.61%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.08%) BGP
3 2 (1.08%) Broadband
3 2 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) HSRP
3 2 (1.08%) IPv6
3 2 (1.08%) LLU
3 2 (1.08%) MPLS
3 2 (1.08%) MRTG
3 2 (1.08%) OSPF
3 2 (1.08%) TACACS
3 2 (1.08%) VLAN
3 2 (1.08%) VoIP
3 2 (1.08%) VRRP
3 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (46.24%) MySQL
2 6 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.15%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.08%) Redis
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (38.71%) Git (software)
2 32 (17.20%) Grunt
3 17 (9.14%) gulp
4 12 (6.45%) JIRA
5 9 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.69%) PHPUnit
6 5 (2.69%) Selenium
6 5 (2.69%) Subversion
7 4 (2.15%) JMeter
7 4 (2.15%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.61%) Ant
8 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.61%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (1.61%) WATIR
9 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.08%) webpack
10 1 (0.54%) Codeception
10 1 (0.54%) Gatling
10 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (10.22%) Retail
2 13 (6.99%) Marketing
3 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.54%) Finance
4 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 146 (78.49%) Developer
2 81 (43.55%) PHP Developer
3 44 (23.66%) Magento Developer
4 27 (14.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 19 (10.22%) PHP Magento Developer
6 12 (6.45%) HTML Developer
7 11 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) HTML CSS Developer
9 8 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (3.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) MySQL Developer
10 7 (3.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Architect
11 6 (3.23%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Web Developer
12 5 (2.69%) Symfony Developer
13 4 (2.15%) React Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (61.83%) HTML
2 112 (60.22%) CSS
3 34 (18.28%) HTML5
4 27 (14.52%) AngularJS
4 27 (14.52%) CSS3
4 27 (14.52%) Sass
5 26 (13.98%) React
6 23 (12.37%) jQuery
7 21 (11.29%) Laravel
8 17 (9.14%) .NET
9 15 (8.06%) LAMP
9 15 (8.06%) Node.js
10 12 (6.45%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 11 (5.91%) XHTML
12 10 (5.38%) Symfony
13 9 (4.84%) Ember.js
13 9 (4.84%) RESTful
14 8 (4.30%) SOAP
14 8 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (8.60%) User Experience
3 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.15%) iPad
4 4 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.61%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.08%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.08%) Fintech
6 2 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (0.54%) CESG
7 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.98%) Linux
2 13 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.23%) Windows
4 5 (2.69%) Android
4 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) Front End Development
2 34 (18.28%) E-Commerce
3 32 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (15.59%) MVC
5 20 (10.75%) DevOps
6 14 (7.53%) Scrum
6 14 (7.53%) TDD
7 12 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 12 (6.45%) Web Development
8 11 (5.91%) OO
9 8 (4.30%) BDD
9 8 (4.30%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (4.30%) Microservices
9 8 (4.30%) Web Application Development
10 7 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.76%) OO PHP
10 7 (3.76%) Open Source
11 6 (3.23%) SOA
12 5 (2.69%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 97 (52.15%) JavaScript
2 26 (13.98%) Ruby
3 24 (12.90%) Java
4 21 (11.29%) Python
5 15 (8.06%) SQL
6 13 (6.99%) Bash Shell
7 12 (6.45%) Perl
8 10 (5.38%) C#
9 5 (2.69%) Go
10 3 (1.61%) GraphQL
10 3 (1.61%) PHP 5
10 3 (1.61%) PHP 7
11 2 (1.08%) ES6
11 2 (1.08%) Korn
11 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.54%) COBOL
12 1 (0.54%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (4.30%) Degree
2 4 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.54%) CCNP
3 1 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.54%) CISMP
3 1 (0.54%) IISP
3 1 (0.54%) JNCIP
3 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) QA
2 5 (2.69%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (9.14%) Puppet
2 13 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.91%) Ansible
4 6 (3.23%) Cacti
5 5 (2.69%) Nagios
6 2 (1.08%) OpenNMS
6 2 (1.08%) RANCID
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.08%) SCCM
6 2 (1.08%) SCOM
7 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (6.99%) Zend
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle
3 5 (2.69%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.61%) HP
5 3 (1.61%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.61%) Splunk
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco
6 2 (1.08%) Compaq
6 2 (1.08%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.08%) Huawei
6 2 (1.08%) Juniper
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.54%) Brocade
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) Siebel
7 1 (0.54%) Twitter
7 1 (0.54%) ZyXEL