Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 77 129
Rank change year-on-year +24 +52 -61
Contract jobs citing PHP 179 166 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.15% 2.55% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.09% 6.83% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 139 77
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £253 £225 £220
90th Percentile £430 £450 £487
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -33.33% +166.67%
10th Percentile £33.25 £12.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £34.20 £72.25
England median hourly rate £34.22 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +75.49% -22.00% -21.84%

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 2212 2431 2757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.94% 37.41% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 1689 1733
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £231
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 63 110
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -23.49% +20.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.45 £13.45
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +17.10%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +7 109 £338 -3.57% 66
Merseyside +27 29 £331 +3.52% 15
Cheshire -15 18 £340 -5.56% 19
Lancashire +12 8 £295 -9.23% 3
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 118 (65.92%) HTML
2 115 (64.25%) CSS
3 103 (57.54%) JavaScript
4 89 (49.72%) MySQL
5 65 (36.31%) Git (software)
6 47 (26.26%) Magento
7 38 (21.23%) Front End Development
8 35 (19.55%) MVC
9 34 (18.99%) Laravel
10 31 (17.32%) HTML5
11 29 (16.20%) React
12 28 (15.64%) WordPress
12 28 (15.64%) CSS3
12 28 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (15.08%) jQuery
14 23 (12.85%) Drupal
15 22 (12.29%) Sass
16 21 (11.73%) Grunt
16 21 (11.73%) TDD
16 21 (11.73%) CMS
17 20 (11.17%) Java
17 20 (11.17%) E-Commerce
17 20 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
18 19 (10.61%) Linux
18 19 (10.61%) AngularJS
19 18 (10.06%) Python
19 18 (10.06%) Web Development
20 17 (9.50%) Symfony
21 16 (8.94%) gulp
22 15 (8.38%) Zend

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 28 (15.64%) WordPress
2 23 (12.85%) Drupal
3 21 (11.73%) CMS
4 7 (3.91%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (2.23%) Apache
5 4 (2.23%) Joomla!
6 3 (1.68%) Confluence
6 3 (1.68%) nginx
7 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.12%) IIS
7 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) Moodle
8 1 (0.56%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 47 (26.26%) Magento
2 2 (1.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) SaaS
2 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.68%) GitHub
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.12%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) Firebase
4 1 (0.56%) Serverless
4 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.79%) SNMP
2 3 (1.68%) PuTTY
2 3 (1.68%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.12%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (1.12%) BGP
3 2 (1.12%) Broadband
3 2 (1.12%) DNS
3 2 (1.12%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.12%) HSRP
3 2 (1.12%) IPv6
3 2 (1.12%) Junos
3 2 (1.12%) LLU
3 2 (1.12%) MPLS
3 2 (1.12%) MRTG
3 2 (1.12%) OSPF
3 2 (1.12%) TACACS
3 2 (1.12%) VLAN
3 2 (1.12%) VoIP
3 2 (1.12%) VRRP
3 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (49.72%) MySQL
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.23%) MariaDB
3 4 (2.23%) Redis
4 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (36.31%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.73%) Grunt
3 16 (8.94%) gulp
4 9 (5.03%) JIRA
5 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.35%) webpack
6 5 (2.79%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.23%) PHPUnit
7 4 (2.23%) Selenium
7 4 (2.23%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.68%) Ant
8 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.68%) JMeter
8 3 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.68%) Mocha
8 3 (1.68%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (1.68%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (1.68%) WATIR
9 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (8.38%) Retail
2 11 (6.15%) Finance
3 9 (5.03%) Marketing
4 4 (2.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 151 (84.36%) Developer
2 82 (45.81%) PHP Developer
3 40 (22.35%) Magento Developer
4 26 (14.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 15 (8.38%) HTML Developer
6 14 (7.82%) PHP Magento Developer
7 12 (6.70%) HTML CSS Developer
8 11 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (6.15%) Drupal Developer
8 11 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (6.15%) Symfony Developer
9 9 (5.03%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Web Developer
10 8 (4.47%) MySQL Developer
10 8 (4.47%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 7 (3.91%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (3.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 6 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (65.92%) HTML
2 115 (64.25%) CSS
3 34 (18.99%) Laravel
4 31 (17.32%) HTML5
5 29 (16.20%) React
6 28 (15.64%) CSS3
7 27 (15.08%) jQuery
8 22 (12.29%) Sass
9 19 (10.61%) AngularJS
10 17 (9.50%) Symfony
11 13 (7.26%) LAMP
12 10 (5.59%) REST
13 8 (4.47%) .NET
13 8 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (3.91%) XHTML
15 6 (3.35%) Node.js
15 6 (3.35%) RESTful
15 6 (3.35%) SOAP
15 6 (3.35%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 5 (2.79%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.15%) User Experience
3 8 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.23%) iPad
6 3 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.61%) Linux
2 8 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.23%) Unix
4 2 (1.12%) CentOS
4 2 (1.12%) Windows
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.23%) Front End Development
2 35 (19.55%) MVC
3 28 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (11.73%) TDD
5 20 (11.17%) E-Commerce
6 18 (10.06%) Web Development
7 11 (6.15%) DevOps
8 9 (5.03%) OO
8 9 (5.03%) OOP
8 9 (5.03%) Scrum
9 8 (4.47%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.79%) BDD
10 5 (2.79%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (2.79%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (2.79%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (2.79%) Test Automation
11 4 (2.23%) Open Source
11 4 (2.23%) Software Engineering
11 4 (2.23%) Web Design
12 3 (1.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (57.54%) JavaScript
2 20 (11.17%) Java
3 18 (10.06%) Python
4 15 (8.38%) SQL
5 13 (7.26%) Ruby
6 10 (5.59%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.47%) Perl
8 6 (3.35%) PHP 5
9 5 (2.79%) C#
10 3 (1.68%) ES6
10 3 (1.68%) GraphQL
11 2 (1.12%) C++
11 2 (1.12%) Go
11 2 (1.12%) Groovy
12 1 (0.56%) COBOL
12 1 (0.56%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (3.35%) Degree
2 4 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (0.56%) CISMP
3 1 (0.56%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.03%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) Puppet
2 10 (5.59%) Ansible
2 10 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.35%) Cacti
4 5 (2.79%) Nagios
5 2 (1.12%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.12%) Packer
5 2 (1.12%) RANCID
5 2 (1.12%) SCCM
5 2 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (8.38%) Zend
2 3 (1.68%) Adobe
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle
2 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds
2 3 (1.68%) Splunk
3 2 (1.12%) Brocade
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco
3 2 (1.12%) Ericsson
3 2 (1.12%) Foundry
3 2 (1.12%) Huawei
3 2 (1.12%) Juniper
3 2 (1.12%) New Relic
3 2 (1.12%) SaltStack
3 2 (1.12%) ZyXEL
4 1 (0.56%) Citrix
4 1 (0.56%) Facebook
4 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.56%) Siebel