The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 28 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs citing PHP 76 42 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.34% 7.01% 9.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.49% 14.63% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 31 53
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £638 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 338 287 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 54.87% 47.91% 42.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 439 537
Median daily rate £450 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £576 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £32.50 £36.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £48.75 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Oxfordshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Oxfordshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Oxfordshire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Oxfordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +8 35 £400 +6.66% 6
Thame - 4 £419 -
PHP
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 66 (59.46%) HTML
2 63 (56.76%) JavaScript
3 62 (55.86%) MySQL
4 60 (54.05%) CSS
5 57 (51.35%) AngularJS
6 56 (50.45%) Symfony
7 39 (35.14%) Laravel
8 35 (31.53%) TDD
9 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (30.63%) Git (software)
10 33 (29.73%) Node.js
11 31 (27.93%) Web Development
12 26 (23.42%) CSS3
13 25 (22.52%) jQuery
14 24 (21.62%) MVC
14 24 (21.62%) MongoDB
15 23 (20.72%) NoSQL
16 21 (18.92%) Scrum
16 21 (18.92%) Test Automation
17 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (18.02%) Zend
17 20 (18.02%) Drupal
17 20 (18.02%) BDD
18 19 (17.12%) Subversion
19 17 (15.32%) E-Commerce
19 17 (15.32%) Sass
19 17 (15.32%) LESS
20 16 (14.41%) OO
21 15 (13.51%) LAMP
22 14 (12.61%) Apache

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 20 (18.02%) Drupal
2 14 (12.61%) Apache
3 9 (8.11%) nginx
4 8 (7.21%) WordPress
5 2 (1.80%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.80%) CMS
5 2 (1.80%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.90%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) GitHub
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) SSL
1 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (55.86%) MySQL
2 24 (21.62%) MongoDB
3 23 (20.72%) NoSQL
4 13 (11.71%) Redis
5 11 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (9.01%) Relational Database
7 9 (8.11%) CouchDB
8 4 (3.60%) phpMyAdmin
9 2 (1.80%) QGIS
10 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (30.63%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.12%) Subversion
3 11 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.91%) Selenium
4 9 (8.11%) Mercurial
5 8 (7.21%) PHPUnit
6 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.31%) Jasmine
6 7 (6.31%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.41%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.60%) Protractor
9 3 (2.70%) JIRA
10 1 (0.90%) git-flow
10 1 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 9 (8.11%) Publishing
2 1 (0.90%) Back Office
2 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 91 (81.98%) Developer
2 62 (55.86%) PHP Developer
3 31 (27.93%) Symfony Developer
4 29 (26.13%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 14 (12.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (10.81%) Drupal Developer
7 11 (9.91%) Angular Developer
7 11 (9.91%) AWS Developer
7 11 (9.91%) Node.js Developer
8 10 (9.01%) Agile Developer
9 9 (8.11%) Automation Tester
9 9 (8.11%) Tester
10 8 (7.21%) Analyst
10 8 (7.21%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (7.21%) HTML Developer
10 8 (7.21%) PHP Zend Developer
10 8 (7.21%) Web Developer
11 7 (6.31%) E-Commerce Developer
11 7 (6.31%) PHP Web Developer
12 6 (5.41%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (59.46%) HTML
2 60 (54.05%) CSS
3 57 (51.35%) AngularJS
4 56 (50.45%) Symfony
5 39 (35.14%) Laravel
6 33 (29.73%) Node.js
7 26 (23.42%) CSS3
8 25 (22.52%) jQuery
9 17 (15.32%) LESS
9 17 (15.32%) Sass
10 15 (13.51%) LAMP
11 14 (12.61%) HTML5
12 12 (10.81%) RESTful
12 12 (10.81%) Yii
13 11 (9.91%) Behat
13 11 (9.91%) JSON
13 11 (9.91%) Web Services
14 9 (8.11%) LAPP Stack
14 9 (8.11%) LEMP Stack
14 9 (8.11%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.90%) Fintech
3 1 (0.90%) User Experience
3 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.61%) Linux
2 1 (0.90%) Debian
2 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.90%) OpenBSD
2 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
2 1 (0.90%) Windows
2 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.53%) TDD
2 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.93%) Web Development
4 24 (21.62%) MVC
5 21 (18.92%) Scrum
5 21 (18.92%) Test Automation
6 20 (18.02%) BDD
6 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (15.32%) E-Commerce
8 16 (14.41%) OO
9 11 (9.91%) API Development
10 10 (9.01%) Kanban
10 10 (9.01%) Open Source
10 10 (9.01%) Pair Programming
10 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.01%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (8.11%) Refactoring
11 9 (8.11%) Release Management
11 9 (8.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (56.76%) JavaScript
2 10 (9.01%) SQL
3 9 (8.11%) PHP 5
3 9 (8.11%) PHP 7
4 7 (6.31%) Java
5 5 (4.50%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.70%) Perl
6 3 (2.70%) Ruby
7 2 (1.80%) Python
8 1 (0.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (0.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Ansible
2 10 (9.01%) Puppet
2 10 (9.01%) Terraform
3 9 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) Zend
2 4 (3.60%) Infor
3 3 (2.70%) New Relic
4 2 (1.80%) Google
4 2 (1.80%) Splunk
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.90%) VMware