The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 57 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.04% 1.52% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 5.00% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
Median daily rate £319 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 Reading with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 159 260 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 27.46% 30.44% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 157 157
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.08 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.88% -77.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £9.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.75 £45.00
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Reading

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Reading

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for PHP.

1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) LAMP
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) WordPress
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle CX
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) Laravel
4 2 (18.18%) Sass
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Symfony
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) Life Science
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (27.27%) WordPress
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle CX
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) GitHub
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) HBase
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Italian Language
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Swedish Language
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) PHP Developer
2 3 (27.27%) PHP WordPress Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Big Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Hadoop Architect
4 1 (9.09%) IT Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) LAMP
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) Laravel
3 2 (18.18%) Sass
3 2 (18.18%) Symfony
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) CakePHP
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Life Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) SUSE
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Web Development
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) MapReduce
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) BMC
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Zend