The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.90% 1.26% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.52% 5.00% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Median daily rate £350 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £318 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £383 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
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 Slough with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 42 40 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 30.43% 25.16% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 99
Median daily rate £406 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +27.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Slough

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Slough

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for PHP.

1 9 (90.00%) MySQL
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) LAMP
3 5 (50.00%) Nagios
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
3 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (50.00%) Ansible
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Samba
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) LDAP
5 3 (30.00%) OOD
5 3 (30.00%) NFS
5 3 (30.00%) Squid
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Ruby
5 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 3 (30.00%) RESTful
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) MariaDB

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (10.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LDAP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) MySQL
2 6 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (30.00%) MariaDB
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) LAMP
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Laravel
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 2 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) OOD
2 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) RAD
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
1 3 (30.00%) NFS
1 3 (30.00%) Samba
1 3 (30.00%) Squid
2 2 (20.00%) KVM
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Xen
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Ansible
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Rackspace