Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 64 116
Rank change year-on-year -43 +52 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 132 176 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.08% 3.15% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.15% 7.95% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 110 59
South West median daily rate £350 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +7.81% -
10th Percentile £263 £274 £200
90th Percentile £488 £475 £428
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
South West median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -76.84% +46.15%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £11.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +59.09% -37.14% +118.75%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,565 2,215 2,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.41% 39.65% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,600 1,402 1,261
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £265
90th Percentile £600 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 108 102
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +4.82%
10th Percentile £33.00 £26.75 £29.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.88 £53.75
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
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 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the South West over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the South West

PHP
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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
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 within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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 -13 55 £338 -5.26% 56
Devon -2 26 £425 +23.64% 16
Wiltshire -21 20 £400 +10.34% 9
Gloucestershire -20 18 £375 +15.38% 25
Cornwall +7 7 £300 +17.07% 10
Somerset -22 4 £304 -21.61% 12
Dorset -11 1 - - 24
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 58 (43.94%) JavaScript
2 44 (33.33%) HTML
3 43 (32.58%) MySQL
4 38 (28.79%) CSS
5 37 (28.03%) Laravel
6 32 (24.24%) Linux
7 25 (18.94%) Docker
8 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (17.42%) LAMP
9 19 (14.39%) Zend
9 19 (14.39%) Drupal
10 17 (12.88%) Web Development
10 17 (12.88%) AngularJS
10 17 (12.88%) DevOps
11 16 (12.12%) Vue.js
11 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
11 16 (12.12%) Java
12 14 (10.61%) MVC
12 14 (10.61%) WordPress
12 14 (10.61%) React
13 13 (9.85%) jQuery
13 13 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (9.85%) SQL
13 13 (9.85%) Unix
13 13 (9.85%) OO
13 13 (9.85%) Apache
13 13 (9.85%) Python
14 11 (8.33%) Magento
14 11 (8.33%) Mentoring
15 10 (7.58%) Linux Command Line

PHP
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 19 (14.39%) Drupal
2 14 (10.61%) WordPress
3 13 (9.85%) Apache
4 9 (6.82%) CMS
5 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.27%) Confluence
6 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.52%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.76%) Moodle
8 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Magento
2 2 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) AWS
2 5 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.27%) GitHub
4 2 (1.52%) Azure
5 1 (0.76%) Apigee
5 1 (0.76%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
5 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.79%) Internet
3 3 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (0.76%) DHCP
4 1 (0.76%) DNS
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.76%) Skype
4 1 (0.76%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.58%) MySQL
2 13 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.76%) Redis
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.55%) JIRA
3 4 (3.03%) Grunt
3 4 (3.03%) gulp
3 4 (3.03%) Selenium
4 3 (2.27%) Ant
4 3 (2.27%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.27%) PEAR
5 2 (1.52%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.52%) Subversion
5 2 (1.52%) TestRail
5 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.76%) Appium
6 1 (0.76%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.76%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.76%) GitLab
6 1 (0.76%) Protractor
6 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.76%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (5.30%) Retail
1 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.79%) Law
2 5 (3.79%) Marketing
3 4 (3.03%) Legal
4 3 (2.27%) Electronics
4 3 (2.27%) Finance
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 108 (81.82%) Developer
2 64 (48.48%) PHP Developer
3 21 (15.91%) Full Stack Developer
4 10 (7.58%) WordPress Developer
5 8 (6.06%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 8 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.06%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Magento Developer
9 4 (3.03%) PHP Zend Developer
10 3 (2.27%) AWS Developer
10 3 (2.27%) PHP Software Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) React Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (33.33%) HTML
2 38 (28.79%) CSS
3 37 (28.03%) Laravel
4 23 (17.42%) LAMP
5 17 (12.88%) AngularJS
6 16 (12.12%) Vue.js
7 14 (10.61%) React
8 13 (9.85%) jQuery
9 10 (7.58%) HTML5
10 9 (6.82%) CSS3
10 9 (6.82%) Node.js
10 9 (6.82%) Symfony
11 7 (5.30%) Angular 2
11 7 (5.30%) Sass
12 6 (4.55%) .NET
13 5 (3.79%) GraphQL
13 5 (3.79%) Mustache
13 5 (3.79%) RESTful
13 5 (3.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (2.27%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.27%) NHS
4 3 (2.27%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.76%) IPTV
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Media Streaming
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.76%) MPEG
6 1 (0.76%) PKI
6 1 (0.76%) RIA
6 1 (0.76%) STB
6 1 (0.76%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.24%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) Unix
3 9 (6.82%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) AIX
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.76%) CentOS
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.88%) DevOps
2 17 (12.88%) Web Development
3 14 (10.61%) MVC
4 13 (9.85%) OO
5 11 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.30%) OOP
6 7 (5.30%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (3.79%) Content Writing
8 5 (3.79%) Decision-Making
8 5 (3.79%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.79%) ITIL
8 5 (3.79%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.79%) SEO
8 5 (3.79%) TDD
8 5 (3.79%) Time Management
9 4 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (43.94%) JavaScript
2 16 (12.12%) Java
3 13 (9.85%) Python
3 13 (9.85%) SQL
4 9 (6.82%) C++
5 7 (5.30%) C
6 6 (4.55%) C#
6 6 (4.55%) PHP 5
6 6 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.03%) PHP 7
8 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.27%) Go
9 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.76%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.76%) ES6
10 1 (0.76%) Korn
10 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (0.76%) CCA
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) MCP
4 1 (0.76%) RHCE
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (18.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) XenApp
2 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) Ansible
2 5 (3.79%) cPanel
2 5 (3.79%) Terraform
3 4 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.03%) QRadar
4 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.76%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (14.39%) Zend
2 5 (3.79%) Cisco
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.03%) FireEye
3 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle
5 2 (1.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.52%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe
6 1 (0.76%) Citrix
6 1 (0.76%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.76%) Splunk
6 1 (0.76%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) VMware