Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 173 172
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 -108
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 51 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.54% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.57% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 39
South West median daily rate £313 £293 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% -2.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £225 £162 £225
90th Percentile £438 £394 £530
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +145.90% -56.43% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5298 5455 6305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3316 3540 4102
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 345 401
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the South West

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the South West

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the South West

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the South West

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +8 29 £325 +15.04% 9
Gloucestershire +21 7 £238 -32.14% 1
Dorset +9 4 £325 - 6
Somerset -2 4 £275 -8.33% 2
Devon -5 4 £525 +218.18%
Cornwall - 1 - -
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) PHP
2 33 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 32 (62.75%) HTML
3 32 (62.75%) CSS
4 24 (47.06%) MySQL
5 16 (31.37%) Web Development
6 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.49%) WordPress
7 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
8 9 (17.65%) Laravel
8 9 (17.65%) MVC
9 7 (13.73%) CMS
9 7 (13.73%) LAMP
9 7 (13.73%) OOP
10 6 (11.76%) Linux
10 6 (11.76%) jQuery
10 6 (11.76%) CSS3
10 6 (11.76%) Marketing
10 6 (11.76%) HTML5
10 6 (11.76%) GitLab
11 5 (9.80%) Sass
11 5 (9.80%) PhpStorm
11 5 (9.80%) Symfony
11 5 (9.80%) Drupal
11 5 (9.80%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (9.80%) RAD
11 5 (9.80%) SEO
11 5 (9.80%) Finance
12 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
12 4 (7.84%) Electronics

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (25.49%) WordPress
2 7 (13.73%) CMS
3 5 (9.80%) Drupal
4 4 (7.84%) Apache
5 2 (3.92%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.92%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (47.06%) MySQL
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.92%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Redis
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) GitLab
3 5 (9.80%) PhpStorm
4 2 (3.92%) gulp
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Grunt
General
1 6 (11.76%) Marketing
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Electronics
3 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Advertising
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) CSS
1 32 (62.75%) HTML
2 9 (17.65%) Laravel
3 7 (13.73%) LAMP
4 6 (11.76%) CSS3
4 6 (11.76%) HTML5
4 6 (11.76%) jQuery
5 5 (9.80%) Sass
5 5 (9.80%) Symfony
6 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.84%) React
6 4 (7.84%) REST
6 4 (7.84%) RESTful
7 2 (3.92%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (3.92%) FFmpeg
7 2 (3.92%) Memcached
7 2 (3.92%) OpenCV
7 2 (3.92%) React Native
7 2 (3.92%) XHTML
7 2 (3.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Debian
2 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Web Development
2 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) MVC
4 7 (13.73%) OOP
5 5 (9.80%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (9.80%) RAD
5 5 (9.80%) SEO
6 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
6 4 (7.84%) TDD
7 3 (5.88%) API Integration
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.88%) OO
7 3 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.92%) Analytics
8 2 (3.92%) Functional Programming
8 2 (3.92%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (3.92%) OO PHP
8 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (100.00%) PHP
2 33 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.84%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) Python
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) ES6
5 2 (3.92%) PHP 5
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Plesk
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) SAP
1 4 (7.84%) Zend
2 3 (5.88%) Google
3 2 (3.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) Capita
4 1 (1.96%) Dell
4 1 (1.96%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Rackspace