The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 105 102
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing PHP 21 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.20% 0.96% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.72% 3.03% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
Median daily rate £300 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 773 824 943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.10% 31.79% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 484 553
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Scotland

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Scotland

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Scotland

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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
Glasgow +3 13 £375 -6.36% 6
Edinburgh +6 8 £288 -19.01% 9
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 33 (76.74%) JavaScript
2 29 (67.44%) HTML
3 25 (58.14%) CSS
4 23 (53.49%) Web Development
5 18 (41.86%) Java
6 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
7 11 (25.58%) MySQL
7 11 (25.58%) Python
8 10 (23.26%) Linux
9 8 (18.60%) LAMP
10 7 (16.28%) CMS
10 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
11 6 (13.95%) Ansible
11 6 (13.95%) DevOps
11 6 (13.95%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (13.95%) J2EE
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.95%) jQuery
11 6 (13.95%) HTML5
12 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
12 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
12 5 (11.63%) Symfony
12 5 (11.63%) WordPress
12 5 (11.63%) Ruby
12 5 (11.63%) Ajax
12 5 (11.63%) Degree
12 5 (11.63%) .NET
12 5 (11.63%) OO
12 5 (11.63%) JBoss

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (16.28%) CMS
2 5 (11.63%) JBoss
2 5 (11.63%) WordPress
3 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 3 (6.98%) Jadu
4 3 (6.98%) MODX
5 2 (4.65%) Confluence
6 1 (2.33%) Apache
6 1 (2.33%) nginx
6 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.33%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) GitHub
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
4 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
5 4 (9.30%) Big Data
5 4 (9.30%) Hadoop
5 4 (9.30%) HBase
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) GitLab
3 3 (6.98%) PHPUnit
3 3 (6.98%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) NUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Web Developer
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (18.60%) PHP Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Consultant
6 5 (11.63%) DevOps Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Administrator
7 4 (9.30%) Hadoop Administrator
8 3 (6.98%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (6.98%) HTML Developer
8 3 (6.98%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Architect
9 2 (4.65%) CMS Developer
10 1 (2.33%) .NET Architect
10 1 (2.33%) Junior
10 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
10 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Manager
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (67.44%) HTML
2 25 (58.14%) CSS
3 8 (18.60%) LAMP
4 6 (13.95%) HTML5
4 6 (13.95%) J2EE
4 6 (13.95%) jQuery
5 5 (11.63%) .NET
5 5 (11.63%) Ajax
5 5 (11.63%) Symfony
6 4 (9.30%) JSON
6 4 (9.30%) Kafka
6 4 (9.30%) REST
6 4 (9.30%) Sass
6 4 (9.30%) Web Services
7 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.98%) CSS3
7 3 (6.98%) XML
8 2 (4.65%) Java EE
8 2 (4.65%) Node.js
8 2 (4.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.63%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Animation
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.33%) IPTV
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) New Media
4 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) CentOS
2 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Web Development
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.95%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (13.95%) DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) OO
4 5 (11.63%) Scrum
5 4 (9.30%) TDD
6 3 (6.98%) MVC
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Front End Development
7 2 (4.65%) High Availability
7 2 (4.65%) SDLC
7 2 (4.65%) Web Design
7 2 (4.65%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) Cross-Browser Development
8 1 (2.33%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (2.33%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (2.33%) Mobile Development
8 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) JavaScript
2 18 (41.86%) Java
3 11 (25.58%) Python
4 5 (11.63%) Ruby
4 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.30%) C
5 4 (9.30%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) SQL
7 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.65%) C#
8 1 (2.33%) AppleScript
8 1 (2.33%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Packer
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Adobe
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) New Relic
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) SaltStack
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