The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PHP 5 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP 5 over the 3 months to 28 April 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 5
England / North West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 157 154
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 0 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.22% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.64% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Median daily rate - £291 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.35% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

PHP 5 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 1088 1414 1244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 38.87% 35.11% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 914 781
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 42 27
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +6.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.63 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP 5 in the North West

PHP 5
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 5 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in the North West

PHP 5
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 5 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 5 in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 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 5.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

PHP 5
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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft