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 3 months to 28 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 70 73
Rank change year-on-year -31 +3  
Contract jobs citing PHP 41 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.50% 2.40% 2.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 6.38% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 58
Median daily rate £325 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £490 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.60% +0.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1128 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.25% 37.65% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 708 784
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 71
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Bristol -13 17 £305 +2.09% 23
Somerset -8 7 £275 +37.50% 12
Cornwall - 7 £401 - 4
Dorset +8 6 £338 -0.73% 15
Gloucestershire +6 4 £295 -22.36% 4
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 56 (65.12%) HTML
2 52 (60.47%) CSS
3 43 (50.00%) MySQL
3 43 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 28 (32.56%) Web Development
5 23 (26.74%) jQuery
6 22 (25.58%) Linux
7 20 (23.26%) HTML5
8 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
9 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
10 15 (17.44%) Drupal
10 15 (17.44%) Laravel
10 15 (17.44%) Python
10 15 (17.44%) MVC
11 12 (13.95%) Migration
11 12 (13.95%) Windows
11 12 (13.95%) SQL
11 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
11 12 (13.95%) WordPress
12 11 (12.79%) Symfony
12 11 (12.79%) Open Source
12 11 (12.79%) CMS
12 11 (12.79%) DevOps
12 11 (12.79%) Front End Development
13 10 (11.63%) LAMP
13 10 (11.63%) .NET
13 10 (11.63%) Java
13 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008

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 15 (17.44%) Drupal
2 12 (13.95%) WordPress
3 11 (12.79%) CMS
4 8 (9.30%) Apache
5 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
6 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.49%) GlassFish
9 2 (2.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
10 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.16%) nginx
10 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Magento
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.81%) Office 365
4 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) DNS
2 5 (5.81%) DHCP
2 5 (5.81%) Extranet
2 5 (5.81%) Intranet
3 3 (3.49%) Firewall
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) LDAP
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) SMTP
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (50.00%) MySQL
2 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) MS Access
5 4 (4.65%) Redis
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.16%) RethinkDB
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.81%) gulp
2 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.65%) Grunt
4 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.16%) git-flow
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.16%) Redmine
5 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (4.65%) Marketing
2 2 (2.33%) Advertising
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (73.26%) Developer
2 28 (32.56%) PHP Developer
3 10 (11.63%) Drupal Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (8.14%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (4.65%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Web Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) WordPress Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Database Developer
7 3 (3.49%) LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Magento Developer
7 3 (3.49%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Python Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (2.33%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (65.12%) HTML
2 52 (60.47%) CSS
3 23 (26.74%) jQuery
4 20 (23.26%) HTML5
5 15 (17.44%) Laravel
6 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
7 11 (12.79%) Symfony
8 10 (11.63%) .NET
8 10 (11.63%) LAMP
9 9 (10.47%) CSS3
9 9 (10.47%) Sass
10 8 (9.30%) Node.js
11 7 (8.14%) JSON
11 7 (8.14%) REST
11 7 (8.14%) XML
12 6 (6.98%) Ajax
12 6 (6.98%) RESTful
12 6 (6.98%) Web Services
13 4 (4.65%) Django
13 4 (4.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) RIA
1 5 (5.81%) User Experience
2 4 (4.65%) W3C
3 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.16%) iPad
5 1 (1.16%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Linux
2 12 (13.95%) Windows
3 7 (8.14%) CentOS
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.65%) Unix
6 1 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Debian
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Web Development
2 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.44%) MVC
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 11 (12.79%) DevOps
5 11 (12.79%) Front End Development
5 11 (12.79%) Open Source
6 8 (9.30%) OO
6 8 (9.30%) Web Design
7 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
7 7 (8.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (6.98%) Issue Tracking
8 6 (6.98%) OOP
8 6 (6.98%) TDD
9 5 (5.81%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.81%) Test Management
10 4 (4.65%) Data Cleansing
10 4 (4.65%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (17.44%) Python
3 12 (13.95%) SQL
4 10 (11.63%) Java
5 8 (9.30%) C#
6 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.65%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) Go
8 2 (2.33%) PHP 5
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) ES6
9 1 (1.16%) Groovy
9 1 (1.16%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
1 1 (1.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.81%) Samba
2 5 (5.81%) Squid
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.33%) Docker
4 2 (2.33%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.16%) Varnish
5 1 (1.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Nagios
1 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.81%) Puppet
1 5 (5.81%) Webmin
1 5 (5.81%) Xymon
2 1 (1.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.81%) Citrix
4 5 (5.81%) Google
4 5 (5.81%) Veeam
5 4 (4.65%) Zend
6 3 (3.49%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle
7 2 (2.33%) Adobe
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Dell
7 2 (2.33%) F5
7 2 (2.33%) Gemalto
7 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 2 (2.33%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.16%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.16%) Facebook
8 1 (1.16%) Sencha
8 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds