Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 51 75
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 +54
Contract jobs citing PHP 194 192 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.48% 3.55% 2.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.56% 8.90% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 129 123
North West median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +10.24%
10th Percentile £277 £261 £255
90th Percentile £528 £438 £438
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.33% -19.17%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.22 £31.00
% change year-on-year +5.36% +7.16% +10.71%

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 2,266 2,157 2,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.68% 39.88% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,575 1,499 1,604
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 61
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.88 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +0.97% +4.05%
10th Percentile £17.20 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.54 £49.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -5 134 £375 +10.29% 160
Cheshire +21 41 £356 +9.62% 48
Lancashire -20 9 £350 -12.50% 21
Merseyside -10 6 £363 +3.57% 16
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 76 (39.18%) MySQL
1 76 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (34.02%) JavaScript
3 49 (25.26%) HTML
4 47 (24.23%) CSS
5 45 (23.20%) Linux
6 44 (22.68%) Java
7 38 (19.59%) SQL
8 36 (18.56%) Oracle
9 34 (17.53%) OO
10 33 (17.01%) Scrum
11 32 (16.49%) DevOps
12 31 (15.98%) E-Commerce
12 31 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
13 30 (15.46%) AngularJS
14 29 (14.95%) Node.js
14 29 (14.95%) Retail
15 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
15 28 (14.43%) .NET
15 28 (14.43%) MVC
16 27 (13.92%) Web Development
16 27 (13.92%) Docker
17 26 (13.40%) jQuery
17 26 (13.40%) Python
18 25 (12.89%) C#
18 25 (12.89%) LAMP
19 24 (12.37%) OOP
19 24 (12.37%) TDD
20 23 (11.86%) Test Automation
20 23 (11.86%) Relational Database

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 (8.25%) Apache
2 14 (7.22%) WordPress
3 5 (2.58%) Drupal
4 4 (2.06%) CMS
5 2 (1.03%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.52%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.52%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) 3ds Max
1 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.52%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 19 (9.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.61%) GitHub
3 4 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.15%) SMS
2 5 (2.58%) SAN
2 5 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.03%) DHCP
3 2 (1.03%) DNS
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
3 2 (1.03%) Skype
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (39.18%) MySQL
2 23 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
4 18 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.64%) MariaDB
5 9 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.12%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.06%) Big Data
7 4 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.03%) DB2
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.52%) GIS
10 1 (0.52%) Ingres
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.70%) Gradle
2 13 (6.70%) Maven
2 13 (6.70%) Selenium
3 12 (6.19%) Gatling
3 12 (6.19%) JIRA
3 12 (6.19%) JUnit
3 12 (6.19%) Spock
4 7 (3.61%) Subversion
5 6 (3.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.06%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.55%) Grunt
7 3 (1.55%) gulp
8 2 (1.03%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.52%) webpack
9 1 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 29 (14.95%) Retail
2 11 (5.67%) Advertising
3 10 (5.15%) Billing
3 10 (5.15%) Finance
4 8 (4.12%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.03%) Law
6 2 (1.03%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 142 (73.20%) Developer
2 84 (43.30%) PHP Developer
3 17 (8.76%) Java Engineer
4 12 (6.19%) Magento Developer
5 11 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (4.12%) Lead Developer
8 8 (4.12%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) Perl Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) WordPress Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Java Software Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (25.26%) HTML
2 47 (24.23%) CSS
3 30 (15.46%) AngularJS
4 29 (14.95%) Node.js
5 28 (14.43%) .NET
6 26 (13.40%) jQuery
7 25 (12.89%) LAMP
8 21 (10.82%) Laravel
8 21 (10.82%) React
9 18 (9.28%) Symfony
10 17 (8.76%) Elastic Stack
11 16 (8.25%) CSS3
12 14 (7.22%) HTML5
13 13 (6.70%) Hibernate
13 13 (6.70%) Spring
14 12 (6.19%) Web Services
15 11 (5.67%) Zend Framework
16 10 (5.15%) REST
17 8 (4.12%) Dojo
17 8 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.06%) User Experience
3 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.03%) NHS
4 2 (1.03%) Tandem
5 1 (0.52%) Fintech
5 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.20%) Linux
2 9 (4.64%) Unix
3 7 (3.61%) CentOS
4 6 (3.09%) Windows
5 5 (2.58%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.03%) HPUX
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (17.53%) OO
3 33 (17.01%) Scrum
4 32 (16.49%) DevOps
5 31 (15.98%) E-Commerce
6 28 (14.43%) MVC
7 27 (13.92%) Web Development
8 24 (12.37%) OOP
8 24 (12.37%) TDD
9 23 (11.86%) Test Automation
10 18 (9.28%) BDD
11 13 (6.70%) Migration
11 13 (6.70%) OO PHP
12 12 (6.19%) Unit Testing
13 9 (4.64%) Microservices
14 8 (4.12%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (4.12%) Release Management
15 7 (3.61%) Kanban
15 7 (3.61%) Software Engineering
15 7 (3.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 66 (34.02%) JavaScript
2 44 (22.68%) Java
3 38 (19.59%) SQL
4 26 (13.40%) Python
5 25 (12.89%) C#
6 21 (10.82%) Perl
7 18 (9.28%) Java 8
8 7 (3.61%) PHP 5
8 7 (3.61%) PHP 7
9 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.06%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.55%) ES6
10 3 (1.55%) Go
10 3 (1.55%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.03%) R
11 2 (1.03%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (4.64%) Degree
2 2 (1.03%) CCNA
2 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.03%) MCP
2 2 (1.03%) MCSE
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (13.92%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.03%) NFS
2 2 (1.03%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (9.79%) Terraform
2 18 (9.28%) Ansible
3 4 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.06%) Puppet
4 2 (1.03%) Grafana
4 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.03%) Nagios
4 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.03%) vRealize
5 1 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.52%) Kibana
5 1 (0.52%) logstash
5 1 (0.52%) Mesos
5 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (18.56%) Oracle
2 22 (11.34%) Zend
3 12 (6.19%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.61%) Google
5 6 (3.09%) Dell
6 5 (2.58%) HP
6 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.58%) Sun
7 4 (2.06%) VMware
8 3 (1.55%) IBM
8 3 (1.55%) SAP
8 3 (1.55%) StorageTek
9 2 (1.03%) Brocade
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco
9 2 (1.03%) WooCommerce
10 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.52%) Facebook
10 1 (0.52%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.52%) Twitter
10 1 (0.52%) Xamarin