Period
to 25 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 56 121
Rank change year-on-year -4 +65 -45
Contract jobs citing PHP 175 243 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.08% 3.17% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.97% 8.82% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 182 102
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.59% -3.46%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £213
90th Percentile £425 £447 £515
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 0
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £18.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.55% - -
England median hourly rate £32.22 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +84.11% -30.00% -23.08%

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 2196 2755 2413
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 38.66% 35.99% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 1788 1518
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £267 £259 £248
90th Percentile £506 £501 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 81 53
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +21.74%
10th Percentile £12.15 £14.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.33 £54.25
England median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +2.94%

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 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 -10 83 £338 -3.57% 61
Merseyside +21 58 £325 +7.79% 11
Cheshire -11 18 £375 +12.36% 19
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 109 (62.29%) HTML
2 98 (56.00%) CSS
3 89 (50.86%) JavaScript
4 77 (44.00%) MySQL
5 59 (33.71%) Git (software)
6 54 (30.86%) Drupal
7 45 (25.71%) Laravel
8 37 (21.14%) jQuery
9 36 (20.57%) MVC
10 33 (18.86%) HTML5
11 32 (18.29%) Front End Development
12 31 (17.71%) WordPress
12 31 (17.71%) Magento
13 29 (16.57%) TDD
14 26 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (13.71%) CMS
16 21 (12.00%) Symfony
16 21 (12.00%) CSS3
17 20 (11.43%) AngularJS
18 19 (10.86%) OO
18 19 (10.86%) React
19 18 (10.29%) Finance
19 18 (10.29%) Web Development
20 17 (9.71%) LAMP
21 15 (8.57%) Sass
22 14 (8.00%) Linux
22 14 (8.00%) OOP
22 14 (8.00%) Java
23 13 (7.43%) SQL
23 13 (7.43%) 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 54 (30.86%) Drupal
2 31 (17.71%) WordPress
3 24 (13.71%) CMS
4 8 (4.57%) Apache
5 7 (4.00%) ExpressionEngine
6 6 (3.43%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.71%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.14%) Confluence
8 2 (1.14%) nginx
8 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (6.29%) Photoshop
2 10 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (4.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 31 (17.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.29%) GitHub
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.14%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) Firebase
4 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.29%) Internet
2 2 (1.14%) DNS
2 2 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) BGP
3 1 (0.57%) Broadband
3 1 (0.57%) DHCP
3 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) IPv6
3 1 (0.57%) Junos
3 1 (0.57%) LLU
3 1 (0.57%) MPLS
3 1 (0.57%) OSPF
3 1 (0.57%) SNMP
3 1 (0.57%) TACACS
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) VLAN
3 1 (0.57%) VoIP
3 1 (0.57%) VRRP
3 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (44.00%) MySQL
2 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.71%) Redis
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) KNIME
4 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (33.71%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.43%) gulp
3 11 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.14%) Grunt
5 8 (4.57%) Mocha
5 8 (4.57%) webpack
6 7 (4.00%) Jasmine
6 7 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (3.43%) Sinon.JS
8 5 (2.86%) Subversion
9 4 (2.29%) JIRA
10 3 (1.71%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.14%) Xcode
12 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.57%) JMeter
12 1 (0.57%) Selenium
12 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (10.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.43%) Banking
3 3 (1.71%) Automotive
3 3 (1.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.57%) Games
4 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 153 (87.43%) Developer
2 68 (38.86%) PHP Developer
3 43 (24.57%) Drupal Developer
4 25 (14.29%) Magento Developer
5 17 (9.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (9.14%) MySQL Developer
7 13 (7.43%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 12 (6.86%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 11 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (6.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 8 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.00%) PHP Magento Developer
11 7 (4.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 7 (4.00%) Symfony Developer
11 7 (4.00%) WordPress Developer
12 6 (3.43%) HTML Developer
12 6 (3.43%) PHP WordPress Developer
12 6 (3.43%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.86%) HTML CSS Developer
13 5 (2.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (62.29%) HTML
2 98 (56.00%) CSS
3 45 (25.71%) Laravel
4 37 (21.14%) jQuery
5 33 (18.86%) HTML5
6 21 (12.00%) CSS3
6 21 (12.00%) Symfony
7 20 (11.43%) AngularJS
8 19 (10.86%) React
9 17 (9.71%) LAMP
10 15 (8.57%) Sass
11 13 (7.43%) Node.js
12 11 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (5.71%) Apache Cordova
13 10 (5.71%) REST
14 7 (4.00%) Chai
14 7 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
14 7 (4.00%) XML
15 6 (3.43%) Ionic Framework
16 5 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.14%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.00%) User Experience
5 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.29%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.00%) Linux
2 5 (2.86%) Unix
3 4 (2.29%) Android
3 4 (2.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.29%) CentOS
4 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.57%) MVC
2 32 (18.29%) Front End Development
3 29 (16.57%) TDD
4 26 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.86%) OO
6 18 (10.29%) Web Development
7 14 (8.00%) OOP
8 11 (6.29%) Unit Testing
9 8 (4.57%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (4.57%) Web Design
9 8 (4.57%) Wireframes
10 7 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (4.00%) Performance Optimisation
10 7 (4.00%) SDLC
11 5 (2.86%) Analytics
11 5 (2.86%) OO PHP
11 5 (2.86%) OOD
11 5 (2.86%) Software Engineering
12 4 (2.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 89 (50.86%) JavaScript
2 14 (8.00%) Java
3 13 (7.43%) SQL
4 10 (5.71%) Python
5 6 (3.43%) PHP 5
6 3 (1.71%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) C#
7 2 (1.14%) C++
7 2 (1.14%) Groovy
7 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.14%) Ruby
7 2 (1.14%) Scala
8 1 (0.57%) ES6
8 1 (0.57%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.57%) R
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (1.71%) Degree
2 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.57%) CISSP
3 1 (0.57%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.43%) Puppet
2 3 (1.71%) Ansible
2 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.14%) Packer
4 1 (0.57%) Cacti
4 1 (0.57%) Kibana
4 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.57%) logstash
4 1 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.57%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.57%) Plesk
4 1 (0.57%) RANCID
4 1 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (6.29%) Zend
2 10 (5.71%) Adobe
3 4 (2.29%) Google
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.14%) Apigee
5 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.14%) New Relic
5 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.14%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.57%) Brocade
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco
6 1 (0.57%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.57%) Foundry
6 1 (0.57%) Huawei
6 1 (0.57%) Juniper
6 1 (0.57%) RightScale
6 1 (0.57%) Splunk
6 1 (0.57%) VMware
6 1 (0.57%) ZyXEL
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