Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 94 86
Rank change year-on-year -29 -8 +29
Contract jobs citing PHP 45 147 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 2.45% 2.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.25% 5.96% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 97 89
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £285 £206 £224
90th Percentile £600 £450 £476
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
England median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.29% +7.69% -

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 1,385 2,465 1,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.34% 41.08% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1,563 1,193
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £281
90th Percentile £600 £600 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 136 83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £36.50 £26.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.13 £48.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South West.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in the South West over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the South West

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South West.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +4 22 £488 +50.00% 13
Gloucestershire +20 11 £419 +24.54% 15
Devon -34 6 £313 -26.47% 16
Wiltshire +23 3 £258 -39.41% 1
Cornwall +3 2 £250 -16.67%
Somerset -3 1 £275 -10.57% 9
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
2 15 (33.33%) HTML
3 14 (31.11%) Python
4 13 (28.89%) Docker
4 13 (28.89%) DevOps
5 12 (26.67%) Laravel
6 11 (24.44%) Ansible
6 11 (24.44%) MySQL
6 11 (24.44%) Linux
6 11 (24.44%) MVC
6 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.22%) CSS
7 10 (22.22%) Java
8 9 (20.00%) Terraform
9 8 (17.78%) WordPress
10 7 (15.56%) jQuery
11 6 (13.33%) Symfony
11 6 (13.33%) Web Development
11 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
12 5 (11.11%) Sass
12 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
12 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 5 (11.11%) Azure
12 5 (11.11%) HTML5
12 5 (11.11%) Windows
12 5 (11.11%) Apache
12 5 (11.11%) LAMP
13 4 (8.89%) CMS
13 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
13 4 (8.89%) HP

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 8 (17.78%) WordPress
2 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 4 (8.89%) CMS
4 3 (6.67%) Drupal
5 2 (4.44%) Confluence
5 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Azure
2 3 (6.67%) AWS
3 1 (2.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) DHCP
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) IPsec
2 2 (4.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.89%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Robot Framework
2 2 (4.44%) TestRail
3 1 (2.22%) Android Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.22%) Cypress.io
3 1 (2.22%) Gradle
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) PHP Developer
3 11 (24.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Backend Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) HTML
2 12 (26.67%) Laravel
3 10 (22.22%) CSS
4 7 (15.56%) jQuery
5 6 (13.33%) Symfony
6 5 (11.11%) HTML5
6 5 (11.11%) LAMP
6 5 (11.11%) Sass
7 4 (8.89%) CSS3
7 4 (8.89%) React
7 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (6.67%) RESTful
9 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.44%) Apache NiFi
9 2 (4.44%) React Native
10 1 (2.22%) Node.js
10 1 (2.22%) Phalcon
10 1 (2.22%) REST
10 1 (2.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.89%) CentOS
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) DevOps
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) MVC
3 6 (13.33%) Web Development
4 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.89%) Front End Development
5 4 (8.89%) Microservices
5 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.67%) B2C
6 3 (6.67%) IT Strategy
6 3 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.44%) Content Management
7 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) TDD
7 2 (4.44%) Technology Roadmap
7 2 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.11%) Python
3 10 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.89%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.89%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) C
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) PHP 7
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Docker
2 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) Ansible
2 9 (20.00%) Terraform
3 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (6.67%) Puppet
5 2 (4.44%) HP ALM
5 2 (4.44%) Nagios
5 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.44%) OpenView
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM
5 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) HP
1 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Twitter
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Facebook
3 1 (2.22%) Zend