Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 124 148
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24 -9
Contract jobs citing PHP 68 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.35% 1.35% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.53% 3.34% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 20
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £207
90th Percentile £538 £444 £400
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +97.37% -24.00% -25.98%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1925 1739 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.30% 40.34% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 1050 1036
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 44
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.39
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 46 £375 - 8
Glasgow -3 16 £375 -4.46% 5
Fife - 1 - - 1
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 39 (57.35%) JavaScript
2 31 (45.59%) HTML
2 31 (45.59%) CSS
3 24 (35.29%) Linux
4 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (33.82%) Git (software)
5 22 (32.35%) MySQL
6 21 (30.88%) AngularJS
7 18 (26.47%) HTML5
8 16 (23.53%) CSS3
9 14 (20.59%) Symfony
9 14 (20.59%) Drupal
9 14 (20.59%) SQL
9 14 (20.59%) Python
10 13 (19.12%) Java
10 13 (19.12%) C#
10 13 (19.12%) Sass
11 12 (17.65%) React
12 11 (16.18%) XML
13 10 (14.71%) Web Services
13 10 (14.71%) Google
13 10 (14.71%) CMS
13 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
13 10 (14.71%) Twig
14 9 (13.24%) Node.js
14 9 (13.24%) nginx
14 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (13.24%) Perl
15 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
15 8 (11.76%) MVC

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 14 (20.59%) Drupal
2 10 (14.71%) CMS
3 9 (13.24%) nginx
4 5 (7.35%) Apache
4 5 (7.35%) ColdFusion
5 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.94%) WordPress
6 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.47%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.47%) Serverless
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) Firewall
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.94%) SMTP
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) MySQL
2 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
3 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (33.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.35%) gulp
4 4 (5.88%) Grunt
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) Mercurial
4 4 (5.88%) Subversion
5 3 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.47%) Protractor
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium
6 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Publishing
3 5 (7.35%) Electronics
3 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Marketing
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (61.76%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 11 (16.18%) Drupal Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.82%) HTML Developer
5 6 (8.82%) JavaScript Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Symfony Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Agile Developer
6 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Magento Developer
6 5 (7.35%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) PHP Software Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Senior Drupal Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (45.59%) CSS
1 31 (45.59%) HTML
2 21 (30.88%) AngularJS
3 18 (26.47%) HTML5
4 16 (23.53%) CSS3
5 14 (20.59%) Symfony
6 13 (19.12%) Sass
7 12 (17.65%) React
8 11 (16.18%) XML
9 10 (14.71%) Twig
9 10 (14.71%) Web Services
10 9 (13.24%) Node.js
11 8 (11.76%) JSON
12 7 (10.29%) .NET
12 7 (10.29%) Google Maps API
12 7 (10.29%) Laravel
12 7 (10.29%) Open Graph
13 6 (8.82%) RESTful
14 5 (7.35%) LESS
14 5 (7.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Clustering
1 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.41%) Replication
1 3 (4.41%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (8.82%) Unix
2 6 (8.82%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) AIX
3 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) Solaris
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.76%) MVC
2 8 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (11.76%) Web Design
3 7 (10.29%) TDD
4 6 (8.82%) DevOps
4 6 (8.82%) Scrum
4 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.82%) Web Development
5 5 (7.35%) BDD
5 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.35%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (7.35%) Front End Development
5 5 (7.35%) Kanban
5 5 (7.35%) OO
5 5 (7.35%) Programme Management
5 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Development
7 3 (4.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 39 (57.35%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.59%) Python
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) C#
3 13 (19.12%) Java
4 9 (13.24%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.41%) C
5 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) BC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
1 3 (4.41%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.29%) Puppet
2 4 (5.88%) Ansible
3 3 (4.41%) Control-M
3 3 (4.41%) Rundeck
3 3 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Google
2 7 (10.29%) Facebook
2 7 (10.29%) Twitter
3 5 (7.35%) SAP
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (4.41%) EMC
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.41%) Zend