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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 34 13 23
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10  
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.50% 8.47% 6.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.55% 19.61% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 14
Median daily rate £350 £423 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.15% +53.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 154 102 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 55.00% 43.22% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 85 115
Median daily rate £405 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £54.50 £11.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +395.45% -50.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Oxford

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 15 (45.45%) MySQL
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Symfony
4 12 (36.36%) Laravel
4 12 (36.36%) HTML
5 10 (30.30%) CSS
5 10 (30.30%) MVC
6 9 (27.27%) TDD
6 9 (27.27%) Perl
6 9 (27.27%) AngularJS
6 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 9 (27.27%) Node.js
7 8 (24.24%) Drupal
7 8 (24.24%) Web Development
8 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
8 7 (21.21%) Release Management
8 7 (21.21%) Magento
9 6 (18.18%) Secure Coding
9 6 (18.18%) SilverStripe
9 6 (18.18%) XML Schema
9 6 (18.18%) RDF
9 6 (18.18%) XML
9 6 (18.18%) XSLT
9 6 (18.18%) XPath
9 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
10 5 (15.15%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) Web Services
10 5 (15.15%) Creative Problem-Solving

PHP
Top Related 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 8 (24.24%) Drupal
2 6 (18.18%) SilverStripe
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.03%) GeoServer
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.03%) Perch
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Magento
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LAN
1 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) MySQL
2 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.03%) CouchDB
5 1 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (3.03%) Redis
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) PHPUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) Protractor
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.09%) Publishing
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 19 (57.58%) PHP Developer
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Magento Developer
3 6 (18.18%) PHP Magento Developer
4 4 (12.12%) AWS Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Symfony Developer
6 2 (6.06%) AWS Architect
6 2 (6.06%) MongoDB Developer
6 2 (6.06%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Mac Technician
7 1 (3.03%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Symfony
2 12 (36.36%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) Laravel
3 10 (30.30%) CSS
4 9 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 9 (27.27%) Node.js
5 6 (18.18%) XML
5 6 (18.18%) XML Schema
5 6 (18.18%) XSLT
6 5 (15.15%) Web Services
7 3 (9.09%) Yii
8 2 (6.06%) .NET
8 2 (6.06%) JSON
8 2 (6.06%) LAMP
8 2 (6.06%) React
8 2 (6.06%) RESTful
9 1 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (3.03%) OpenLayers
9 1 (3.03%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Fintech
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) MVC
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Web Development
5 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.21%) Release Management
6 6 (18.18%) RDF
6 6 (18.18%) Secure Coding
7 5 (15.15%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Network Design
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Migration
10 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
10 2 (6.06%) Kanban
10 2 (6.06%) OO
10 2 (6.06%) Pair Programming
10 2 (6.06%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 9 (27.27%) Perl
3 6 (18.18%) XPath
4 4 (12.12%) Java
5 3 (9.09%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Zend
2 1 (3.03%) Apple
2 1 (3.03%) Google
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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