Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 49 73
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24 -2
Contract jobs citing PHP 138 230 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.67% 3.97% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.52% 9.30% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 149 96
North West median daily rate £338 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £225 £233 £235
90th Percentile £444 £519 £425
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +125.81% -43.64%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% -0.77% +71.05%

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 2,116 2,473 2,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.94% 42.65% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 1,697 1,452
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £256
90th Percentile £575 £542 £525
England median daily rate £485 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 99
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £36.13 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -9.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.81 £12.75 £14.15
90th Percentile £52.55 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% -2.41% +7.10%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -21 81 £350 -2.44% 100
Cheshire -2 27 £375 +26.05% 32
Lancashire -10 16 £300 -43.93% 15
Merseyside +4 11 £250 -37.50% 17
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 61 (44.20%) JavaScript
2 46 (33.33%) HTML
2 46 (33.33%) Laravel
3 45 (32.61%) CSS
4 43 (31.16%) MySQL
5 30 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 24 (17.39%) Web Development
6 24 (17.39%) Git (software)
7 23 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (15.94%) Linux
8 22 (15.94%) WordPress
9 21 (15.22%) jQuery
10 20 (14.49%) AngularJS
10 20 (14.49%) Magento
10 20 (14.49%) Symfony
11 19 (13.77%) MVC
12 18 (13.04%) Node.js
13 16 (11.59%) LAMP
13 16 (11.59%) OOP
14 15 (10.87%) Java
15 13 (9.42%) SQL
15 13 (9.42%) Finance
15 13 (9.42%) Zend
16 12 (8.70%) .NET
16 12 (8.70%) React
16 12 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (7.97%) OO
18 10 (7.25%) Web Services
19 9 (6.52%) Retail
19 9 (6.52%) PHP 7

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 22 (15.94%) WordPress
2 8 (5.80%) Apache
3 7 (5.07%) Drupal
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.72%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 20 (14.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.72%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.35%) GitHub
3 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.45%) SaaS
5 2 (1.45%) Serverless
6 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.72%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.62%) SAN
1 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.45%) DHCP
2 2 (1.45%) DNS
2 2 (1.45%) Internet
2 2 (1.45%) Intranet
2 2 (1.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.16%) MySQL
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.45%) DB2
3 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.90%) JIRA
3 3 (2.17%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.72%) Grunt
5 1 (0.72%) gulp
5 1 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Retail
3 8 (5.80%) Advertising
4 5 (3.62%) Games
5 3 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (1.45%) Legal
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (88.41%) Developer
2 83 (60.14%) PHP Developer
3 15 (10.87%) Magento Developer
4 10 (7.25%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (7.25%) Web Developer
5 8 (5.80%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 7 (5.07%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 6 (4.35%) WordPress Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Designer
8 5 (3.62%) Lead PHP Developer
8 5 (3.62%) PHP Web Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Web Designer
9 4 (2.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.17%) CakePHP Developer
10 3 (2.17%) Mobile UI Developer
10 3 (2.17%) Mobile Web Developer
10 3 (2.17%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (2.17%) PHP Magento Developer
10 3 (2.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.33%) HTML
1 46 (33.33%) Laravel
2 45 (32.61%) CSS
3 21 (15.22%) jQuery
4 20 (14.49%) AngularJS
4 20 (14.49%) Symfony
5 18 (13.04%) Node.js
6 16 (11.59%) LAMP
7 12 (8.70%) .NET
7 12 (8.70%) React
8 10 (7.25%) Web Services
9 8 (5.80%) JSON
10 7 (5.07%) CSS3
10 7 (5.07%) RESTful
10 7 (5.07%) XML
11 6 (4.35%) HTML5
11 6 (4.35%) REST
11 6 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.62%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.90%) NHS
2 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.45%) Life Science
4 2 (1.45%) Tandem
4 2 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) Fintech
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Linux
2 6 (4.35%) Windows
2 6 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.17%) Android
4 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.45%) HPUX
4 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.45%) Solaris
4 2 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (0.72%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 24 (17.39%) Web Development
3 23 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.77%) MVC
5 16 (11.59%) OOP
6 11 (7.97%) OO
7 9 (6.52%) Front End Development
8 8 (5.80%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 8 (5.80%) DevOps
8 8 (5.80%) Re-Platforming
9 7 (5.07%) Scrum
10 6 (4.35%) BDD
10 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.35%) Microservices
10 6 (4.35%) Open Source
10 6 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (4.35%) TDD
11 5 (3.62%) B2B
11 5 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (3.62%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.20%) JavaScript
2 15 (10.87%) Java
3 13 (9.42%) SQL
4 9 (6.52%) PHP 7
5 7 (5.07%) C#
5 7 (5.07%) Python
6 4 (2.90%) Perl
7 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.45%) ES6
8 2 (1.45%) PHP 5
8 2 (1.45%) R
8 2 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) COBOL
9 1 (0.72%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (1.45%) CCNA
2 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.45%) MCP
2 2 (1.45%) MCSE
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) NFS
2 2 (1.45%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Grafana
1 2 (1.45%) Nagios
1 2 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.45%) vRealize
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Kibana
2 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 13 (9.42%) Zend
2 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.62%) Dell
3 5 (3.62%) HP
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle
3 5 (3.62%) Sun
4 4 (2.90%) Google
5 3 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.17%) StorageTek
5 3 (2.17%) VMware
6 2 (1.45%) Brocade
6 2 (1.45%) Cisco
6 2 (1.45%) IBM
6 2 (1.45%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.72%) WooCommerce