Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 73 76
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 +15
Contract jobs citing PHP 237 150 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.10% 2.78% 2.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.73% 7.09% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 100 131
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £235 £235 £225
90th Percentile £519 £438 £438
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £29.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.81% -47.28% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £14.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £37.50 £20.63 £47.33
England median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +4.84% +27.94% -19.50%

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 2,436 2,115 2,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.17% 39.20% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 1,448 1,806
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £250
90th Percentile £542 £502 £513
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 90 111
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.41 £14.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.50 £50.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +18 148 £350 +3.70% 163
Cheshire -2 39 £275 -16.98% 45
Lancashire +21 21 £535 - 23
Merseyside -9 6 £413 +37.50% 19
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 142 (59.92%) HTML
2 138 (58.23%) CSS
3 116 (48.95%) JavaScript
4 92 (38.82%) MySQL
5 85 (35.86%) Git (software)
6 53 (22.36%) MVC
7 50 (21.10%) Ruby
8 49 (20.68%) E-Commerce
9 48 (20.25%) Linux
10 46 (19.41%) HTML5
11 45 (18.99%) Python
12 44 (18.57%) DevOps
13 43 (18.14%) CSS3
14 39 (16.46%) Front End Development
15 38 (16.03%) Magento
16 37 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (15.61%) Deployment Automation
17 36 (15.19%) Laravel
18 35 (14.77%) AngularJS
19 34 (14.35%) jQuery
20 33 (13.92%) Puppet
20 33 (13.92%) Sass
20 33 (13.92%) Java
21 32 (13.50%) Greenfield Project
22 31 (13.08%) Bash Shell
23 30 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 30 (12.66%) Grunt
23 30 (12.66%) OO
24 29 (12.24%) Node.js
25 28 (11.81%) React

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 27 (11.39%) WordPress
2 24 (10.13%) Drupal
3 22 (9.28%) CMS
4 11 (4.64%) Joomla!
5 7 (2.95%) IIS
6 5 (2.11%) Apache
7 2 (0.84%) JBoss
7 2 (0.84%) nginx
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Confluence
8 1 (0.42%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.22%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.95%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (16.03%) Magento
2 3 (1.27%) Shopify
3 1 (0.42%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.27%) npm
3 3 (1.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.84%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) DNS
1 2 (0.84%) SSL
2 1 (0.42%) BGP
2 1 (0.42%) Broadband
2 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.42%) Firewall
2 1 (0.42%) IPv4
2 1 (0.42%) IPv6
2 1 (0.42%) L2TP
2 1 (0.42%) LAN
2 1 (0.42%) MPLS
2 1 (0.42%) OSPF
2 1 (0.42%) PPP
2 1 (0.42%) SNMP
2 1 (0.42%) SSH
2 1 (0.42%) TACACS
2 1 (0.42%) VoIP
2 1 (0.42%) VPN
2 1 (0.42%) VRRP
2 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (38.82%) MySQL
2 5 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.42%) Big Data
3 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.42%) Redis
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 85 (35.86%) Git (software)
2 30 (12.66%) Grunt
3 20 (8.44%) gulp
4 12 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.80%) JIRA
6 5 (2.11%) PHPUnit
6 5 (2.11%) Subversion
7 4 (1.69%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.42%) Codeception
9 1 (0.42%) Gatling
9 1 (0.42%) JMeter
9 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.42%) Selenium
9 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (5.91%) Marketing
2 10 (4.22%) Retail
3 7 (2.95%) Finance
4 1 (0.42%) Banking
4 1 (0.42%) Billing
4 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 172 (72.57%) Developer
2 105 (44.30%) PHP Developer
3 30 (12.66%) Magento Developer
4 27 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (10.97%) AWS Engineer
6 25 (10.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 22 (9.28%) AWS DevOps
7 22 (9.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 18 (7.59%) Architect
9 14 (5.91%) Platform Engineer
9 14 (5.91%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.49%) PHP Magento Developer
11 12 (5.06%) MySQL Developer
12 11 (4.64%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (4.64%) HTML Developer
12 11 (4.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 11 (4.64%) Senior PHP Developer
13 9 (3.80%) Applications Architect
13 9 (3.80%) WordPress Developer
14 8 (3.38%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (59.92%) HTML
2 138 (58.23%) CSS
3 46 (19.41%) HTML5
4 43 (18.14%) CSS3
5 36 (15.19%) Laravel
6 35 (14.77%) AngularJS
7 34 (14.35%) jQuery
8 33 (13.92%) Sass
9 29 (12.24%) Node.js
10 28 (11.81%) React
11 24 (10.13%) .NET
12 23 (9.70%) Symfony
13 20 (8.44%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 17 (7.17%) LAMP
15 16 (6.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (4.64%) RESTful
17 10 (4.22%) JSON
17 10 (4.22%) Web Services
18 8 (3.38%) CodeIgniter
19 7 (2.95%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.50%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (7.17%) User Experience
3 8 (3.38%) CESG
4 7 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.53%) Fintech
6 5 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.25%) Linux
2 30 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (4.22%) Android
3 10 (4.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.53%) Windows
5 4 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.42%) CentOS
6 1 (0.42%) Fedora
6 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.36%) MVC
2 49 (20.68%) E-Commerce
3 44 (18.57%) DevOps
4 39 (16.46%) Front End Development
5 37 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (15.61%) Deployment Automation
6 30 (12.66%) OO
7 21 (8.86%) OO PHP
8 17 (7.17%) Web Development
9 16 (6.75%) TDD
10 13 (5.49%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (4.64%) Microservices
12 10 (4.22%) OOP
13 9 (3.80%) Co-Creation
13 9 (3.80%) Data Modelling
13 9 (3.80%) Scrum
13 9 (3.80%) Test Automation
14 8 (3.38%) Information Security Management
14 8 (3.38%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.38%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (48.95%) JavaScript
2 50 (21.10%) Ruby
3 45 (18.99%) Python
4 33 (13.92%) Java
5 31 (13.08%) Bash Shell
6 18 (7.59%) SQL
7 14 (5.91%) C#
8 11 (4.64%) PHP 7
9 10 (4.22%) Perl
10 8 (3.38%) COBOL
11 6 (2.53%) Go
12 3 (1.27%) PHP 5
13 2 (0.84%) Korn
14 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.42%) C++
14 1 (0.42%) Erlang
14 1 (0.42%) Java 8
14 1 (0.42%) OpenEdge ABL
14 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
1 8 (3.38%) IISP
2 6 (2.53%) CISMP
3 4 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.42%) CCNP
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.42%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (13.92%) Puppet
2 13 (5.49%) Terraform
3 12 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.22%) Ansible
5 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.42%) Cacti
6 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.42%) RANCID
6 1 (0.42%) SCCM
6 1 (0.42%) SCOM
6 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (5.06%) Zend
2 9 (3.80%) Xamarin
3 7 (2.95%) Oracle
4 5 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.69%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.27%) Adobe
6 3 (1.27%) HP
6 3 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.27%) WooCommerce
7 2 (0.84%) Compaq
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco
8 1 (0.42%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.42%) Huawei
8 1 (0.42%) IBM
8 1 (0.42%) Juniper
8 1 (0.42%) Progress
8 1 (0.42%) Twitter