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 29 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.

PHP
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 16 39
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23  
Contract jobs citing PHP 32 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.77% 7.62% 4.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.90% 17.12% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 16
Median daily rate £350 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 269 222 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 48.47% 44.49% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 185 164
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -21 5 £438 +3.55% 12
Bicester - 1 - -
Thame - 1 £425 -
PHP
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 42 (57.53%) JavaScript
2 40 (54.79%) MySQL
3 30 (41.10%) HTML
4 29 (39.73%) Symfony
5 28 (38.36%) CSS
5 28 (38.36%) AngularJS
6 27 (36.99%) Laravel
7 26 (35.62%) Git (software)
8 25 (34.25%) Node.js
9 24 (32.88%) Web Development
9 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (30.14%) MVC
11 18 (24.66%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (23.29%) TDD
13 16 (21.92%) Release Management
13 16 (21.92%) MongoDB
13 16 (21.92%) NoSQL
14 15 (20.55%) LAMP
14 15 (20.55%) Linux
15 14 (19.18%) Apache
16 13 (17.81%) Zend
16 13 (17.81%) CSS3
16 13 (17.81%) Ansible
16 13 (17.81%) Magento
16 13 (17.81%) Jenkins
17 12 (16.44%) Yii
18 11 (15.07%) Redis
18 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
18 11 (15.07%) Drupal

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 14 (19.18%) Apache
2 11 (15.07%) Drupal
3 10 (13.70%) nginx
4 6 (8.22%) SilverStripe
5 4 (5.48%) WordPress
6 3 (4.11%) ArcGIS
6 3 (4.11%) GeoServer
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.37%) Perch
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) GIMP
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Magento
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.48%) GitHub
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) LAN
1 2 (2.74%) WAN
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.79%) MySQL
2 18 (24.66%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (21.92%) MongoDB
3 16 (21.92%) NoSQL
4 11 (15.07%) Redis
4 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
5 10 (13.70%) CouchDB
6 3 (4.11%) phpMyAdmin
7 2 (2.74%) QGIS
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (35.62%) Git (software)
2 13 (17.81%) Jenkins
3 11 (15.07%) Mercurial
3 11 (15.07%) Subversion
4 10 (13.70%) Selenium
5 7 (9.59%) WebDriver
6 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.85%) Jasmine
7 5 (6.85%) JIRA
8 4 (5.48%) Protractor
9 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.74%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.37%) Mocha
General
1 7 (9.59%) Publishing
2 2 (2.74%) Advertising
2 2 (2.74%) Back Office
2 2 (2.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (80.82%) Developer
2 36 (49.32%) PHP Developer
3 15 (20.55%) Symfony Developer
4 11 (15.07%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (15.07%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Magento Developer
5 9 (12.33%) PHP Zend Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Tester
7 7 (9.59%) AWS Developer
7 7 (9.59%) HTML CSS Developer
7 7 (9.59%) HTML Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Automation Tester
8 6 (8.22%) PHP Magento Developer
9 5 (6.85%) Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (6.85%) Test Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Test Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.10%) HTML
2 29 (39.73%) Symfony
3 28 (38.36%) AngularJS
3 28 (38.36%) CSS
4 27 (36.99%) Laravel
5 25 (34.25%) Node.js
6 15 (20.55%) LAMP
7 13 (17.81%) CSS3
8 12 (16.44%) Yii
9 10 (13.70%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (13.70%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (13.70%) Memcached
9 10 (13.70%) Web Services
10 9 (12.33%) XML
11 8 (10.96%) jQuery
12 7 (9.59%) HTML5
12 7 (9.59%) RESTful
13 6 (8.22%) XML Schema
13 6 (8.22%) XSLT
14 5 (6.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.11%) User Experience
3 2 (2.74%) Fintech
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (32.88%) Web Development
2 22 (30.14%) MVC
3 18 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (23.29%) TDD
5 16 (21.92%) Release Management
6 11 (15.07%) BDD
6 11 (15.07%) E-Commerce
6 11 (15.07%) OO
7 10 (13.70%) Configuration Management
7 10 (13.70%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (13.70%) Refactoring
7 10 (13.70%) Web Application Development
8 9 (12.33%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.96%) Scrum
10 7 (9.59%) Pair Programming
11 6 (8.22%) Automation Testing
11 6 (8.22%) RDF
11 6 (8.22%) Secure Coding
12 5 (6.85%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (57.53%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.33%) Perl
2 9 (12.33%) SQL
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) XPath
5 3 (4.11%) C#
5 3 (4.11%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) Ansible
2 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (13.70%) Puppet
3 3 (4.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Zend
2 3 (4.11%) Google
2 3 (4.11%) New Relic
3 1 (1.37%) Apple
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle
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