Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 59 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +53
Contract jobs citing PHP 209 170 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.39% 3.01% 3.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.92% 7.86% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 104 174
North West median daily rate £355 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% - +4.42%
10th Percentile £227 £255 £213
90th Percentile £519 £425 £450
England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £15.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.10% -17.55% -
10th Percentile £17.70 £13.95 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.90 £16.25 £47.26
England median hourly rate £30.75 £31.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year -0.81% +79.19% -36.79%

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 2,638 2,163 2,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.80% 38.26% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 1,455 1,807
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £261
90th Percentile £545 £506 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 109 85
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £14.40
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%

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 16 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the North West over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 July 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 +8 121 £350 +6.06% 150
Cheshire +12 44 £325 -13.33% 52
Lancashire - 20 £535 - 27
Merseyside -18 12 £450 +46.94% 18
Cumbria -4 2 £305 -12.86% 2
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 116 (55.50%) HTML
2 111 (53.11%) CSS
3 110 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 68 (32.54%) MySQL
5 54 (25.84%) Git (software)
6 47 (22.49%) MVC
7 42 (20.10%) Laravel
8 41 (19.62%) Linux
9 37 (17.70%) E-Commerce
9 37 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (17.22%) jQuery
10 36 (17.22%) Ruby
11 33 (15.79%) Python
11 33 (15.79%) OO
12 31 (14.83%) Java
12 31 (14.83%) Symfony
13 30 (14.35%) DevOps
13 30 (14.35%) Front End Development
14 28 (13.40%) HTML5
15 26 (12.44%) CSS3
16 25 (11.96%) Deployment Automation
17 23 (11.00%) WordPress
17 23 (11.00%) .NET
18 22 (10.53%) SQL
18 22 (10.53%) Magento
18 22 (10.53%) Sass
18 22 (10.53%) Puppet
19 21 (10.05%) Bash Shell
20 20 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
20 20 (9.57%) 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 23 (11.00%) WordPress
2 20 (9.57%) Drupal
3 12 (5.74%) CMS
4 9 (4.31%) Apache
5 6 (2.87%) Joomla!
6 5 (2.39%) IIS
7 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.96%) JBoss
7 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) Liferay
8 1 (0.48%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 22 (10.53%) Magento
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.48%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.39%) GitHub
4 2 (0.96%) Trello
5 1 (0.48%) npm
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.44%) AMQP
1 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.96%) BGP
2 2 (0.96%) Intranet
2 2 (0.96%) IPFIX
2 2 (0.96%) Junos
2 2 (0.96%) MPLS
2 2 (0.96%) MRTG
2 2 (0.96%) OSPF
2 2 (0.96%) SNMP
2 2 (0.96%) TACACS
2 2 (0.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
3 1 (0.48%) MQTT
3 1 (0.48%) SMS
3 1 (0.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (32.54%) MySQL
2 5 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.96%) Big Data
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.96%) SQLite
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (25.84%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.22%) Grunt
3 9 (4.31%) gulp
3 9 (4.31%) JIRA
4 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.91%) PHPUnit
5 4 (1.91%) Subversion
6 3 (1.44%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.96%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.48%) Mocha
8 1 (0.48%) Selenium
8 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.48%) webpack
General
1 18 (8.61%) Finance
2 6 (2.87%) Marketing
3 5 (2.39%) Retail
4 3 (1.44%) Electronics
5 2 (0.96%) Advertising
5 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.48%) Games
6 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 162 (77.51%) Developer
2 100 (47.85%) PHP Developer
3 19 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.13%) AWS Engineer
4 17 (8.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 16 (7.66%) AWS DevOps
5 16 (7.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 15 (7.18%) Architect
7 14 (6.70%) Magento Developer
7 14 (6.70%) Senior Developer
7 14 (6.70%) WordPress Developer
8 11 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Drupal Developer
9 10 (4.78%) HTML CSS Developer
9 10 (4.78%) HTML Developer
10 9 (4.31%) MySQL Developer
10 9 (4.31%) Senior PHP Developer
11 8 (3.83%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 7 (3.35%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.35%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (55.50%) HTML
2 111 (53.11%) CSS
3 42 (20.10%) Laravel
4 36 (17.22%) jQuery
5 31 (14.83%) Symfony
6 28 (13.40%) HTML5
7 26 (12.44%) CSS3
8 23 (11.00%) .NET
9 22 (10.53%) Sass
10 20 (9.57%) Node.js
11 19 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 19 (9.09%) LAMP
11 19 (9.09%) React
12 15 (7.18%) JSON
13 13 (6.22%) Web Services
14 12 (5.74%) REST
15 11 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (5.26%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 8 (3.83%) CodeIgniter
16 8 (3.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.35%) CESG
2 7 (3.35%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.35%) User Experience
3 6 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.91%) Fintech
5 3 (1.44%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.48%) Animation
6 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.48%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.62%) Linux
2 20 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (4.31%) Android
3 9 (4.31%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.44%) CentOS
4 3 (1.44%) Unix
5 2 (0.96%) Debian
5 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.48%) Fedora
6 1 (0.48%) Windows
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.49%) MVC
2 37 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (17.70%) E-Commerce
3 33 (15.79%) OO
4 30 (14.35%) DevOps
4 30 (14.35%) Front End Development
5 25 (11.96%) Deployment Automation
6 20 (9.57%) OO PHP
7 19 (9.09%) Web Development
8 14 (6.70%) TDD
9 12 (5.74%) OOP
9 12 (5.74%) Scrum
10 9 (4.31%) Information Security
11 8 (3.83%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.35%) Information Security Management
12 7 (3.35%) Microservices
12 7 (3.35%) Security Management
12 7 (3.35%) TOGAF
13 6 (2.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 110 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 36 (17.22%) Ruby
3 33 (15.79%) Python
4 31 (14.83%) Java
5 22 (10.53%) SQL
6 21 (10.05%) Bash Shell
7 16 (7.66%) C#
8 12 (5.74%) PHP 7
9 7 (3.35%) COBOL
10 5 (2.39%) Perl
11 4 (1.91%) Go
12 3 (1.44%) PHP 5
12 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.96%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.96%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.96%) Korn
13 2 (0.96%) VBA
14 1 (0.48%) C++
14 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (3.35%) CESG Certified Professional
1 7 (3.35%) IISP
2 5 (2.39%) CISMP
3 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.96%) KVM
2 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (10.53%) Puppet
2 14 (6.70%) Terraform
3 2 (0.96%) Ansible
3 2 (0.96%) Cacti
3 2 (0.96%) collectd
3 2 (0.96%) Grafana
3 2 (0.96%) Graphite
3 2 (0.96%) Icinga
3 2 (0.96%) Kibana
3 2 (0.96%) logstash
3 2 (0.96%) Nagios
3 2 (0.96%) Netcool
3 2 (0.96%) Observium
3 2 (0.96%) OpenNMS
3 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.96%) Salt
3 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.48%) Plesk
Vendors
1 12 (5.74%) Zend
2 9 (4.31%) Oracle
3 7 (3.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.87%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.39%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.91%) WooCommerce
7 2 (0.96%) Adobe
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco
7 2 (0.96%) Compaq
7 2 (0.96%) Ericsson
7 2 (0.96%) HP
7 2 (0.96%) Huawei
7 2 (0.96%) IBM
7 2 (0.96%) Juniper
7 2 (0.96%) Splunk
7 2 (0.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.48%) Apiary
8 1 (0.48%) Progress
8 1 (0.48%) Sage