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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 47 81
Rank change year-on-year -3 +34  
Contract jobs citing PHP 89 144 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.18% 3.58% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.19% 10.26% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 102 56
Median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +70.58% -43.70%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1087 1404 1246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 38.88% 34.91% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 905 782
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 41 28
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +6.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 49 £300 -14.28% 55
Merseyside +3 23 £300 +3.27% 11
Cheshire +4 6 £375 +13.63% 11
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 76 (52.05%) HTML
2 68 (46.58%) CSS
3 65 (44.52%) MySQL
4 55 (37.67%) JavaScript
5 43 (29.45%) Git (software)
6 35 (23.97%) Drupal
7 29 (19.86%) jQuery
8 27 (18.49%) Magento
9 26 (17.81%) Laravel
10 25 (17.12%) Linux
11 23 (15.75%) OO
11 23 (15.75%) MVC
12 22 (15.07%) WordPress
13 21 (14.38%) HTML5
13 21 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (13.70%) LAMP
15 15 (10.27%) Front End Development
16 14 (9.59%) TDD
17 13 (8.90%) SQL
18 12 (8.22%) Symfony
18 12 (8.22%) Zend
18 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
19 11 (7.53%) Jenkins
19 11 (7.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 11 (7.53%) Node.js
19 11 (7.53%) Sass
19 11 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
19 11 (7.53%) Java
19 11 (7.53%) Photoshop
19 11 (7.53%) Adobe

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 35 (23.97%) Drupal
2 22 (15.07%) WordPress
3 10 (6.85%) Apache
4 8 (5.48%) CMS
5 4 (2.74%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.74%) nginx
6 3 (2.05%) Joomla!
6 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.37%) Confluence
7 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 11 (7.53%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (18.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) GitHub
3 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.37%) CloudFront
4 2 (1.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) DNS
1 5 (3.42%) LDAP
2 4 (2.74%) AMQP
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Broadband
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (44.52%) MySQL
2 6 (4.11%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.37%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.37%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) KNIME
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (29.45%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.53%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.11%) Subversion
4 5 (3.42%) Selenium
5 4 (2.74%) Grunt
5 4 (2.74%) gulp
5 4 (2.74%) JIRA
5 4 (2.74%) Mocha
5 4 (2.74%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.05%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.05%) JMeter
6 3 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.37%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 9 (6.16%) Finance
2 3 (2.05%) Automotive
2 3 (2.05%) Marketing
3 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 118 (80.82%) Developer
2 65 (44.52%) PHP Developer
3 28 (19.18%) Drupal Developer
4 18 (12.33%) Magento Developer
5 17 (11.64%) MySQL Developer
6 15 (10.27%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 9 (6.16%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 9 (6.16%) WordPress Developer
8 8 (5.48%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 7 (4.79%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 6 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) PHP Magento Developer
11 5 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.74%) Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) LAMP Developer
13 3 (2.05%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (52.05%) HTML
2 68 (46.58%) CSS
3 29 (19.86%) jQuery
4 26 (17.81%) Laravel
5 21 (14.38%) HTML5
6 20 (13.70%) LAMP
7 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
7 12 (8.22%) Symfony
8 11 (7.53%) Node.js
8 11 (7.53%) Sass
9 9 (6.16%) CSS3
10 7 (4.79%) Apache Cordova
10 7 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (4.11%) React
11 6 (4.11%) XML
12 5 (3.42%) Memcached
12 5 (3.42%) Web Services
12 5 (3.42%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.42%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.42%) User Experience
4 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.68%) BYOD
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Replication
5 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.12%) Linux
2 5 (3.42%) Android
2 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.74%) Windows
4 3 (2.05%) CentOS
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.75%) MVC
1 23 (15.75%) OO
2 21 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.27%) Front End Development
4 14 (9.59%) TDD
5 10 (6.85%) Scrum
6 8 (5.48%) Performance Optimisation
6 8 (5.48%) Web Development
7 7 (4.79%) Analytics
7 7 (4.79%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.79%) OOP
8 6 (4.11%) OO PHP
8 6 (4.11%) SDLC
9 5 (3.42%) High Availability
9 5 (3.42%) Mobile Development
9 5 (3.42%) OOD
9 5 (3.42%) Wireframes
10 4 (2.74%) B2B
10 4 (2.74%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.67%) JavaScript
2 13 (8.90%) SQL
3 11 (7.53%) Java
4 10 (6.85%) Python
5 8 (5.48%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.79%) Perl
7 3 (2.05%) C#
7 3 (2.05%) Ruby
8 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.68%) Go
9 1 (0.68%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.68%) R
9 1 (0.68%) Scala
9 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) CISSP
2 1 (0.68%) ISEB
2 1 (0.68%) ISSAP
2 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.79%) Varnish
2 5 (3.42%) iptables
2 5 (3.42%) Postfix
2 5 (3.42%) Squid
3 4 (2.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) Puppet
2 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.42%) Ansible
3 5 (3.42%) Nagios
4 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.37%) Kibana
4 2 (1.37%) logstash
4 2 (1.37%) Packer
5 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.68%) Plesk
Vendors
1 12 (8.22%) Zend
2 11 (7.53%) Adobe
3 5 (3.42%) Google
3 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle
4 2 (1.37%) Apigee
4 2 (1.37%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.37%) New Relic
4 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.37%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.37%) Splunk
4 2 (1.37%) Twitter
5 1 (0.68%) VMware
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