The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 30 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 58 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14  
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.45% 2.37% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.86% 4.45% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Median daily rate £406 £194 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +109.67% -44.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £159 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £408 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 239 292 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.78% 53.28% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 201 146
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -38.46%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in South Wales

PHP
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 in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in South Wales

PHP
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 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 +19 13 £425 +126.66% 4
PHP
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for PHP.

1 17 (85.00%) MySQL
2 14 (70.00%) CSS
2 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (55.00%) jQuery
3 11 (55.00%) Zend
4 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 10 (50.00%) OOP
5 9 (45.00%) Apache
5 9 (45.00%) LAMP
5 9 (45.00%) Ajax
5 9 (45.00%) Web Development
5 9 (45.00%) Zend Framework
6 8 (40.00%) Front End Development
6 8 (40.00%) HTML5
7 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (35.00%) CSS3
8 6 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (30.00%) Sass
8 6 (30.00%) Web Design
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) DevOps
10 3 (15.00%) SOLID
10 3 (15.00%) TDD
10 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) RESTful
11 2 (10.00%) Smarty
11 2 (10.00%) Symfony
11 2 (10.00%) MVC
11 2 (10.00%) Finance

PHP
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 (45.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (85.00%) PHP Developer
3 9 (45.00%) PHP Zend Developer
4 5 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) CSS
1 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) jQuery
3 9 (45.00%) Ajax
3 9 (45.00%) LAMP
3 9 (45.00%) Zend Framework
4 8 (40.00%) HTML5
5 7 (35.00%) CSS3
6 6 (30.00%) Sass
7 3 (15.00%) RESTful
8 2 (10.00%) Smarty
8 2 (10.00%) Symfony
9 1 (5.00%) Laravel
9 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) OOP
2 9 (45.00%) Web Development
3 8 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 6 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (30.00%) Web Design
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (15.00%) SOLID
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 1 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Zend