Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 57 64
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 +58
Contract jobs citing PHP 168 181 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.85% 3.15% 3.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.73% 8.40% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 138 168
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.06% +4.23%
10th Percentile £251 £261 £220
90th Percentile £519 £425 £439
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -22.87% -16.44%
10th Percentile £16.35 £13.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.05 £15.25 £32.85
England median hourly rate £29.00 £42.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -31.76% +165.63% -23.81%

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 2,495 2,155 2,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.38% 37.49% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,706 1,461 1,766
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £293 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 88 69
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +37.28% -22.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.05
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.51 £43.15
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -11 104 £375 +7.14% 174
Cheshire +13 35 £375 +6.76% 51
Lancashire +3 16 £375 +17.19% 22
Merseyside -19 10 £475 +46.15% 22
Cumbria - 2 £305 - 3
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 78 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 67 (39.88%) HTML
3 62 (36.90%) CSS
4 58 (34.52%) MySQL
5 54 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (22.02%) Java
7 33 (19.64%) OO
8 32 (19.05%) Git (software)
8 32 (19.05%) Laravel
9 29 (17.26%) Linux
9 29 (17.26%) MVC
10 26 (15.48%) E-Commerce
10 26 (15.48%) DevOps
11 24 (14.29%) SQL
12 23 (13.69%) jQuery
13 22 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (12.50%) Scrum
15 20 (11.90%) .NET
15 20 (11.90%) Python
15 20 (11.90%) Symfony
16 19 (11.31%) Zend
16 19 (11.31%) Oracle
16 19 (11.31%) LAMP
17 18 (10.71%) C#
17 18 (10.71%) OOP
18 17 (10.12%) AngularJS
19 16 (9.52%) Web Development
19 16 (9.52%) WordPress
20 15 (8.93%) Magento
20 15 (8.93%) Node.js

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 16 (9.52%) WordPress
2 11 (6.55%) Apache
3 10 (5.95%) Drupal
4 4 (2.38%) CMS
5 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.19%) nginx
6 2 (1.19%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.19%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.60%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.60%) Liferay
7 1 (0.60%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (8.93%) Magento
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.76%) GitHub
3 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.19%) Trello
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) AMQP
1 3 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.19%) BGP
2 2 (1.19%) Intranet
2 2 (1.19%) IPFIX
2 2 (1.19%) Junos
2 2 (1.19%) MPLS
2 2 (1.19%) MRTG
2 2 (1.19%) OSPF
2 2 (1.19%) SNMP
2 2 (1.19%) TACACS
2 2 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (0.60%) MQTT
3 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (34.52%) MySQL
2 11 (6.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.95%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.98%) Big Data
6 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.19%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.19%) Redis
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.19%) SQLite
8 1 (0.60%) Ingres
8 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.95%) JIRA
3 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.17%) Subversion
4 6 (3.57%) Selenium
5 5 (2.98%) Grunt
6 4 (2.38%) Gatling
6 4 (2.38%) Gradle
6 4 (2.38%) JUnit
6 4 (2.38%) Maven
6 4 (2.38%) Spock
7 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.79%) gulp
7 3 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.19%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.19%) Robot Framework
General
1 15 (8.93%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Retail
3 8 (4.76%) Marketing
4 7 (4.17%) Advertising
5 3 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 136 (80.95%) Developer
2 72 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 12 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.55%) WordPress Developer
5 9 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (5.36%) Magento Developer
6 8 (4.76%) Architect
6 8 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
6 8 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.57%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (2.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (2.98%) HTML Developer
8 5 (2.98%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.38%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.38%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.38%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (39.88%) HTML
2 62 (36.90%) CSS
3 32 (19.05%) Laravel
4 23 (13.69%) jQuery
5 20 (11.90%) .NET
5 20 (11.90%) Symfony
6 19 (11.31%) LAMP
7 17 (10.12%) AngularJS
8 15 (8.93%) Node.js
9 14 (8.33%) HTML5
10 13 (7.74%) REST
10 13 (7.74%) Web Services
10 13 (7.74%) Zend Framework
11 11 (6.55%) CSS3
11 11 (6.55%) JSON
11 11 (6.55%) React
12 10 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (4.76%) Dojo
13 8 (4.76%) Sass
14 7 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (2.98%) User Experience
3 3 (1.79%) CESG
3 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.79%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (0.60%) Animation
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.26%) Linux
2 8 (4.76%) Android
2 8 (4.76%) Unix
3 7 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.19%) CentOS
5 2 (1.19%) Debian
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.19%) Windows
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.64%) OO
3 29 (17.26%) MVC
4 26 (15.48%) DevOps
4 26 (15.48%) E-Commerce
5 21 (12.50%) Scrum
6 18 (10.71%) OOP
7 16 (9.52%) Web Development
8 15 (8.93%) OO PHP
8 15 (8.93%) TDD
9 12 (7.14%) Front End Development
10 11 (6.55%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.95%) Migration
12 9 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (5.36%) Kanban
13 8 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
15 6 (3.57%) Modular Programming
15 6 (3.57%) Unit Testing
15 6 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 78 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 37 (22.02%) Java
3 24 (14.29%) SQL
4 20 (11.90%) Python
5 18 (10.71%) C#
6 15 (8.93%) PHP 7
7 10 (5.95%) Ruby
8 9 (5.36%) PHP 5
9 7 (4.17%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.98%) Java 8
10 5 (2.98%) Perl
11 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.79%) COBOL
11 3 (1.79%) ES6
11 3 (1.79%) Go
11 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.19%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.19%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.19%) C++
12 2 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
1 3 (1.79%) IISP
2 2 (1.19%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.60%) CISMP
3 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.38%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) KVM
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) Terraform
2 8 (4.76%) Puppet
3 7 (4.17%) Ansible
4 5 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.19%) Cacti
5 2 (1.19%) collectd
5 2 (1.19%) Grafana
5 2 (1.19%) Graphite
5 2 (1.19%) Icinga
5 2 (1.19%) Kibana
5 2 (1.19%) logstash
5 2 (1.19%) Nagios
5 2 (1.19%) Netcool
5 2 (1.19%) Observium
5 2 (1.19%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.19%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.19%) Salt
5 2 (1.19%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.60%) Plesk
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) Oracle
1 19 (11.31%) Zend
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.38%) WooCommerce
4 3 (1.79%) IBM
4 3 (1.79%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.19%) Cisco
5 2 (1.19%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.19%) Google
5 2 (1.19%) Huawei
5 2 (1.19%) Juniper
5 2 (1.19%) Progress
5 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.19%) SAP
5 2 (1.19%) Splunk
5 2 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) Apiary
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) Sage