Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 54 74
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20 +58
Contract jobs citing PHP 186 178 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.15% 3.15% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.35% 8.28% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 129 152
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £271 £255 £214
90th Percentile £538 £425 £450
England median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +134.38% -46.67%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +97.37% -24.00%

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 2,530 2,150 2,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.81% 38.03% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,751 1,474 1,723
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £553 £529 £500
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 78 60
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £44.43 £51.71 £42.63
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -3 122 £375 +15.38% 194
Cheshire +21 38 £375 +11.11% 39
Lancashire -11 12 £363 +22.88% 14
Merseyside -27 10 £425 +30.77% 22
Cumbria - 2 £305 - 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 71 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (36.56%) MySQL
3 64 (34.41%) JavaScript
4 48 (25.81%) HTML
5 47 (25.27%) Java
6 44 (23.66%) CSS
7 37 (19.89%) Linux
8 35 (18.82%) OO
9 34 (18.28%) Oracle
10 33 (17.74%) Scrum
10 33 (17.74%) DevOps
11 31 (16.67%) MVC
11 31 (16.67%) .NET
11 31 (16.67%) SQL
12 29 (15.59%) C#
12 29 (15.59%) E-Commerce
12 29 (15.59%) AngularJS
13 27 (14.52%) Python
13 27 (14.52%) Retail
13 27 (14.52%) jQuery
13 27 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (13.98%) TDD
15 25 (13.44%) Node.js
15 25 (13.44%) Web Development
16 24 (12.90%) Docker
17 23 (12.37%) Relational Database
17 23 (12.37%) Test Automation
18 22 (11.83%) Git (software)
18 22 (11.83%) Laravel
18 22 (11.83%) LAMP

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 11 (5.91%) Apache
1 11 (5.91%) WordPress
2 5 (2.69%) CMS
3 3 (1.61%) Drupal
4 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.08%) nginx
4 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.54%) Confluence
5 1 (0.54%) Liferay
5 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.54%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.54%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 15 (8.06%) Magento
2 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.30%) GitHub
3 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.91%) SMS
2 2 (1.08%) AMQP
2 2 (1.08%) BGP
2 2 (1.08%) Intranet
2 2 (1.08%) IPFIX
2 2 (1.08%) Junos
2 2 (1.08%) MPLS
2 2 (1.08%) MRTG
2 2 (1.08%) OSPF
2 2 (1.08%) Skype
2 2 (1.08%) SNMP
2 2 (1.08%) TACACS
2 2 (1.08%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (36.56%) MySQL
2 23 (12.37%) Relational Database
3 21 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.84%) MariaDB
5 9 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.30%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.69%) Big Data
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.08%) Redis
10 2 (1.08%) SQLite
11 1 (0.54%) GIS
11 1 (0.54%) Ingres
11 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.06%) Selenium
3 13 (6.99%) JIRA
4 12 (6.45%) Gatling
4 12 (6.45%) Gradle
4 12 (6.45%) JUnit
4 12 (6.45%) Maven
4 12 (6.45%) Spock
5 9 (4.84%) Subversion
6 8 (4.30%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.15%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.08%) Grunt
9 2 (1.08%) gulp
9 2 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.08%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.08%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (14.52%) Retail
2 11 (5.91%) Advertising
2 11 (5.91%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Billing
4 8 (4.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 143 (76.88%) Developer
2 76 (40.86%) PHP Developer
3 16 (8.60%) Java Engineer
4 12 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (5.91%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 11 (5.91%) Lead Developer
6 10 (5.38%) Magento Developer
7 9 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.23%) Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (3.23%) Perl Developer
8 6 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) WordPress Developer
9 5 (2.69%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.69%) React Developer
9 5 (2.69%) Senior Developer
9 5 (2.69%) Senior Java Engineer
9 5 (2.69%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.15%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.81%) HTML
2 44 (23.66%) CSS
3 31 (16.67%) .NET
4 29 (15.59%) AngularJS
5 27 (14.52%) jQuery
6 25 (13.44%) Node.js
7 22 (11.83%) LAMP
7 22 (11.83%) Laravel
8 20 (10.75%) React
9 18 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (7.53%) HTML5
10 14 (7.53%) REST
11 13 (6.99%) CSS3
11 13 (6.99%) Spring
11 13 (6.99%) Web Services
12 12 (6.45%) Hibernate
12 12 (6.45%) Zend Framework
13 11 (5.91%) Symfony
14 9 (4.84%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (4.30%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (2.15%) User Experience
3 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.54%) Animation
5 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.89%) Linux
2 9 (4.84%) CentOS
2 9 (4.84%) Unix
3 6 (3.23%) Android
4 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Debian
5 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.08%) Windows
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.82%) OO
3 33 (17.74%) DevOps
3 33 (17.74%) Scrum
4 31 (16.67%) MVC
5 29 (15.59%) E-Commerce
6 26 (13.98%) TDD
7 25 (13.44%) Web Development
8 23 (12.37%) Test Automation
9 22 (11.83%) OOP
10 16 (8.60%) BDD
11 13 (6.99%) Migration
11 13 (6.99%) OO PHP
12 11 (5.91%) Front End Development
12 11 (5.91%) Unit Testing
13 9 (4.84%) Kanban
14 7 (3.76%) Deployment Automation
14 7 (3.76%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.76%) Workflow
15 6 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 64 (34.41%) JavaScript
2 47 (25.27%) Java
3 31 (16.67%) SQL
4 29 (15.59%) C#
5 27 (14.52%) Python
6 19 (10.22%) Perl
7 17 (9.14%) Java 8
8 8 (4.30%) PHP 5
8 8 (4.30%) PHP 7
9 7 (3.76%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.15%) Ruby
10 4 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.61%) ES6
11 3 (1.61%) Go
11 3 (1.61%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.08%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.08%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (2.15%) Degree
2 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (12.90%) Docker
2 2 (1.08%) KVM
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (10.75%) Ansible
1 20 (10.75%) Terraform
2 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.23%) Puppet
3 3 (1.61%) Salt
4 2 (1.08%) Cacti
4 2 (1.08%) collectd
4 2 (1.08%) Grafana
4 2 (1.08%) Graphite
4 2 (1.08%) Icinga
4 2 (1.08%) Kibana
4 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.08%) logstash
4 2 (1.08%) Nagios
4 2 (1.08%) Netcool
4 2 (1.08%) Observium
4 2 (1.08%) OpenNMS
4 2 (1.08%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 34 (18.28%) Oracle
2 17 (9.14%) Zend
3 11 (5.91%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.15%) Google
4 4 (2.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.61%) SAP
5 3 (1.61%) VMware
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco
6 2 (1.08%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.08%) Huawei
6 2 (1.08%) IBM
6 2 (1.08%) Juniper
6 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.08%) Splunk
6 2 (1.08%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.54%) Apiary
7 1 (0.54%) Facebook
7 1 (0.54%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.54%) WooCommerce