The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs citing PHP 35 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.90% 7.87% 9.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.52% 13.48% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 28
Median daily rate £400 £375 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -8.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £223 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.78% +0.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 189 178 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 58.88% 58.36% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 134 124
Median daily rate £430 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.66% -11.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Oxford

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Oxford

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Oxford over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Oxford

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Oxford region with a requirement for PHP.

1 26 (61.90%) HTML
2 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (50.00%) CSS
3 21 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 18 (42.86%) TDD
4 18 (42.86%) Symfony
5 16 (38.10%) Node.js
6 14 (33.33%) MySQL
7 13 (30.95%) E-Commerce
7 13 (30.95%) Scrum
7 13 (30.95%) Drupal
8 11 (26.19%) CSS3
9 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
9 10 (23.81%) Laravel
9 10 (23.81%) Web Development
10 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (19.05%) Magento
10 8 (19.05%) NoSQL
11 7 (16.67%) Open Source
11 7 (16.67%) Kanban
11 7 (16.67%) Sass
11 7 (16.67%) LESS
11 7 (16.67%) API Development
11 7 (16.67%) JSON
11 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
11 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 7 (16.67%) Web Services

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 13 (30.95%) Drupal
2 3 (7.14%) WordPress
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
1 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) MySQL
2 8 (19.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Redis
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) git-flow
4 1 (2.38%) Protractor
4 1 (2.38%) webpack
General
1 5 (11.90%) Publishing
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
2 19 (45.24%) PHP Developer
3 8 (19.05%) AWS Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Node.js Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Angular Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (14.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Symfony Developer
6 5 (11.90%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
7 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce Developer
7 4 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (9.52%) HTML Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Web Applications Support
8 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (61.90%) HTML
2 21 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 21 (50.00%) CSS
3 18 (42.86%) Symfony
4 16 (38.10%) Node.js
5 11 (26.19%) CSS3
6 10 (23.81%) Laravel
7 7 (16.67%) JSON
7 7 (16.67%) LESS
7 7 (16.67%) Sass
7 7 (16.67%) Web Services
8 5 (11.90%) HTML5
9 3 (7.14%) Behat
9 3 (7.14%) jQuery
9 3 (7.14%) React
9 3 (7.14%) Yii
10 2 (4.76%) Angular 2
10 2 (4.76%) RESTful
11 1 (2.38%) Highcharts JS
11 1 (2.38%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.38%) Fintech
1 1 (2.38%) User Experience
1 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Debian
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.38%) OpenBSD
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) TDD
3 13 (30.95%) E-Commerce
3 13 (30.95%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 10 (23.81%) Web Development
5 7 (16.67%) API Development
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.67%) Kanban
5 7 (16.67%) Open Source
5 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 6 (14.29%) BDD
7 4 (9.52%) Application Performance Management
7 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
7 4 (9.52%) Time Management
8 3 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.14%) Perl
2 3 (7.14%) Ruby
2 3 (7.14%) TypeScript
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) ES6
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Terraform
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Zend
2 4 (9.52%) Infor
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.38%) VMware