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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 112 94
Rank change year-on-year +33 -18  
Contract jobs citing PHP 38 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.72% 1.33% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 3.62% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 19
Median daily rate £325 £321 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.24% -8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £266 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £462 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.60% +0.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 939 1076 937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.60% 36.57% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 580 482
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
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 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 28 June 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 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
Edinburgh +15 21 £325 -7.14% 9
Glasgow +10 13 £375 +11.11% 10
Fife - 1 £138 -
PHP
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for PHP.

1 30 (50.85%) JavaScript
2 29 (49.15%) HTML
3 27 (45.76%) CSS
4 20 (33.90%) Java
5 17 (28.81%) Linux
6 16 (27.12%) Web Development
7 15 (25.42%) MySQL
7 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
8 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (22.03%) Python
10 11 (18.64%) LAMP
10 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
10 11 (18.64%) React
11 10 (16.95%) HTML5
12 9 (15.25%) DevOps
12 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
13 8 (13.56%) Ansible
13 8 (13.56%) C#
14 7 (11.86%) .NET
14 7 (11.86%) J2EE
14 7 (11.86%) OO
14 7 (11.86%) CMS
14 7 (11.86%) Ruby
14 7 (11.86%) Symfony
14 7 (11.86%) Drupal
14 7 (11.86%) Docker
14 7 (11.86%) High Availability
14 7 (11.86%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
15 6 (10.17%) CSS3

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 (11.86%) CMS
1 7 (11.86%) Drupal
2 6 (10.17%) JBoss
3 4 (6.78%) WordPress
4 3 (5.08%) MODX
5 2 (3.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.69%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.69%) Confluence
6 1 (1.69%) DNN
6 1 (1.69%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) GitHub
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.69%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) PaaS
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) MySQL
2 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
3 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.17%) GitLab
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.08%) Grunt
3 3 (5.08%) gulp
3 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.08%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.08%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) JUnit
4 2 (3.39%) NUnit
4 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.69%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.69%) Gradle
5 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (67.80%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) PHP Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Web Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Architect
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Magento Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Drupal Developer
6 4 (6.78%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (3.39%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (3.39%) HTML Developer
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Junior
7 2 (3.39%) Junior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (49.15%) HTML
2 27 (45.76%) CSS
3 11 (18.64%) LAMP
3 11 (18.64%) React
4 10 (16.95%) HTML5
5 7 (11.86%) .NET
5 7 (11.86%) J2EE
5 7 (11.86%) Symfony
6 6 (10.17%) CSS3
6 6 (10.17%) SOAP
7 5 (8.47%) Node.js
7 5 (8.47%) REST
7 5 (8.47%) Twig
8 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.78%) jQuery
8 4 (6.78%) Sass
8 4 (6.78%) Web Services
8 4 (6.78%) XML
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.39%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Animation
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Unix
3 2 (3.39%) AIX
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Web Development
2 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.25%) DevOps
4 7 (11.86%) High Availability
4 7 (11.86%) OO
5 6 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (8.47%) TDD
6 5 (8.47%) Web Design
7 4 (6.78%) BDD
7 4 (6.78%) Front End Development
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.08%) OO PHP
8 3 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.08%) Scrum
8 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.39%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) JavaScript
2 20 (33.90%) Java
3 13 (22.03%) Python
4 8 (13.56%) C#
5 7 (11.86%) Ruby
6 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
6 6 (10.17%) SQL
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) RHCE
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Ansible
2 4 (6.78%) Puppet
3 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.39%) Control-M
4 2 (3.39%) Rundeck
4 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) Adobe
1 2 (3.39%) EMC
1 2 (3.39%) Facebook
1 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.69%) Google
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) Zend