Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 71 63
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 168 185 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.10% 3.09% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.22% 7.25% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 141 127
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £268 £254
90th Percentile £488 £538 £425
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -60.00% +134.38%
10th Percentile £27.50 £15.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £32.50 £15.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% +114.29%

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 2,043 2,553 2,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.71% 42.58% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,434 1,759 1,505
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £556 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 83
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +28.98%
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.75 £12.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.30 £51.71
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +5.48% +6.67%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 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 +14 128 £360 -4.00% 113
Merseyside -1 15 £250 -35.48% 17
Lancashire +19 14 £319 -12.07% 24
Cheshire -9 10 £325 -13.33% 35
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for PHP.

1 73 (43.45%) MySQL
2 71 (42.26%) Laravel
3 65 (38.69%) JavaScript
4 44 (26.19%) E-Commerce
5 41 (24.40%) HTML
6 40 (23.81%) AWS
7 39 (23.21%) CSS
8 37 (22.02%) Docker
9 34 (20.24%) DevOps
10 28 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
10 28 (16.67%) Serverless
10 28 (16.67%) MVC
10 28 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 27 (16.07%) Node.js
12 26 (15.48%) RESTful
12 26 (15.48%) TDD
13 25 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (14.29%) Web Services
14 24 (14.29%) AngularJS
15 23 (13.69%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (13.10%) Linux
16 22 (13.10%) Magento
17 20 (11.90%) OOP
18 18 (10.71%) jQuery
19 17 (10.12%) Symfony
20 16 (9.52%) PHP 7
21 15 (8.93%) OO
22 14 (8.33%) SQL Server
22 14 (8.33%) BDD

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 12 (7.14%) WordPress
2 4 (2.38%) CMS
2 4 (2.38%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.79%) Apache
3 3 (1.79%) Drupal
4 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Adobe XD
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (23.81%) AWS
2 28 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
2 28 (16.67%) Serverless
3 24 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (7.14%) Amazon S3
5 8 (4.76%) CloudFront
6 7 (4.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (2.98%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (2.98%) Azure
8 5 (2.98%) SaaS
9 4 (2.38%) GCP
10 3 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.19%) Route 53
12 1 (0.60%) AWS Fargate
12 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) DNS
1 2 (1.19%) Firewall
1 2 (1.19%) Internet
1 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (43.45%) MySQL
2 14 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.95%) Redis
4 9 (5.36%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.57%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.98%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.79%) Big Data
10 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.57%) PHPUnit
2 6 (3.57%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.38%) JIRA
4 4 (2.38%) JSUnit
5 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.19%) git-flow
5 2 (1.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) GitLab
6 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.36%) Retail
2 5 (2.98%) Finance
3 4 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.38%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.79%) Law
5 2 (1.19%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 146 (86.90%) Developer
2 95 (56.55%) PHP Developer
3 17 (10.12%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 13 (7.74%) Magento Developer
5 11 (6.55%) Node.js Developer
6 10 (5.95%) Angular Developer
7 9 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Backend Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Symfony Developer
10 4 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (2.38%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.38%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 4 (2.38%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (2.38%) Software Developer
11 3 (1.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 3 (1.79%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (42.26%) Laravel
2 41 (24.40%) HTML
3 39 (23.21%) CSS
4 27 (16.07%) Node.js
5 26 (15.48%) RESTful
6 24 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 24 (14.29%) Web Services
7 18 (10.71%) jQuery
8 17 (10.12%) Symfony
9 13 (7.74%) React
9 13 (7.74%) Vue.js
10 12 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.36%) .NET
11 9 (5.36%) HTML5
11 9 (5.36%) XML
12 8 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET
13 7 (4.17%) JSON
13 7 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.69%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) Animation
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.60%) User Experience
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Linux
2 7 (4.17%) Android
3 3 (1.79%) CentOS
3 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.19%) E-Commerce
2 34 (20.24%) DevOps
3 28 (16.67%) MVC
4 26 (15.48%) TDD
5 25 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (11.90%) OOP
7 15 (8.93%) OO
8 14 (8.33%) BDD
9 11 (6.55%) Front End Development
9 11 (6.55%) Web Development
10 8 (4.76%) Migration
10 8 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
11 7 (4.17%) SOLID
12 6 (3.57%) API Design
12 6 (3.57%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure as Code
12 6 (3.57%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.57%) Microservices
12 6 (3.57%) Unit Testing
13 5 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 65 (38.69%) JavaScript
2 16 (9.52%) PHP 7
3 14 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 10 (5.95%) Java
4 10 (5.95%) SQL
5 9 (5.36%) Ruby
6 8 (4.76%) C#
7 7 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.17%) Python
8 6 (3.57%) PHP 5
9 3 (1.79%) ES6
10 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (22.02%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.36%) Kubernetes
1 9 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.98%) Packer
3 3 (1.79%) Ansible
3 3 (1.79%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.19%) Puppet
4 2 (1.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (4.17%) Zend
2 6 (3.57%) Xamarin
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle
4 2 (1.19%) Adobe
4 2 (1.19%) Google
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.19%) Splunk
5 1 (0.60%) Demandware
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.60%) Sage