The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 22 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 20 31
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11  
Contract jobs citing PHP 9 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.85% 7.31% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.18% 15.73% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 3
Median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +196.87% -58.97%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 98 178 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 41.88% 46.48% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 138 59
Median daily rate £425 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Sheffield

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Sheffield over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Sheffield

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for PHP.

1 8 (47.06%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Apache
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) Pega
6 2 (11.76%) Symfony
6 2 (11.76%) Moodle
6 2 (11.76%) PHPUnit
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 2 (11.76%) Java EE
6 2 (11.76%) Python
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) LAMP
6 2 (11.76%) React
6 2 (11.76%) Piwik
6 2 (11.76%) Node.js
6 2 (11.76%) Laravel
6 2 (11.76%) Drupal
6 2 (11.76%) AngularJS

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 4 (23.53%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Drupal
2 2 (11.76%) Moodle
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) nginx
3 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Basecamp
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) PHPUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Grunt
2 1 (5.88%) gulp
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) PHP Developer
3 4 (23.53%) MySQL Developer
3 4 (23.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Java Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Moodle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Pega Architect
5 1 (5.88%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.76%) Behat
3 2 (11.76%) Java EE
3 2 (11.76%) LAMP
3 2 (11.76%) Laravel
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
3 2 (11.76%) React
3 2 (11.76%) Symfony
4 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (5.88%) LESS
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Sass
4 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) System Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Piwik
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Pega
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Zend