The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 65 45
Rank change year-on-year +23 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 13 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.27% 1.09% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 1.11% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £193 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £415 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 555 542 429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.03% 98.91% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 363 296
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 19
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in South Wales

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in South Wales

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in South Wales

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
Cardiff +24 12 £438 +45.83% 2
PHP Developer
Wales

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) PHP
1 17 (100.00%) MySQL
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) Zend
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) OOP
4 9 (52.94%) Apache
4 9 (52.94%) LAMP
4 9 (52.94%) Zend Framework
4 9 (52.94%) Web Development
4 9 (52.94%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) Ajax
6 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 7 (41.18%) HTML5
7 6 (35.29%) CSS3
7 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (35.29%) Sass
7 6 (35.29%) Web Design
7 6 (35.29%) Front End Development
8 4 (23.53%) DevOps
9 3 (17.65%) SOLID
9 3 (17.65%) RESTful
9 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) TDD
9 3 (17.65%) Linux
10 2 (11.76%) MVC
10 2 (11.76%) Finance
10 2 (11.76%) Smarty

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (52.94%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) jQuery
2 9 (52.94%) LAMP
2 9 (52.94%) Zend Framework
3 8 (47.06%) Ajax
4 7 (41.18%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) CSS3
5 6 (35.29%) Sass
6 3 (17.65%) RESTful
7 2 (11.76%) Smarty
7 2 (11.76%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) OOP
2 9 (52.94%) Web Development
3 6 (35.29%) Front End Development
3 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (35.29%) Web Design
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) SOLID
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Zend