The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 34 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14  
Contract jobs citing PHP 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.98% 1.90% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 4.24% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £320 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.90% -4.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Somerset with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 114 118 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 55.88% 44.87% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 55 87
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £474 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 8
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +17.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £25.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Somerset

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Somerset

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bath -3 1 £320 +21.90% 1
Clevedon - 1 - -
PHP
South West

PHP
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 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 Somerset region with a requirement for PHP.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Magento
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (33.33%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Magento Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript