Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 109 96
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 -59
Contract jobs citing PHP 122 103 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.16% 1.77% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.62% 4.35% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 64 102
South West median daily rate £325 £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £200 £211 £221
90th Percentile £438 £475 £515
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% +261.11% -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +97.37% -24.00% -20.62%

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 2170 2370 2581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.33% 40.76% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1533 1720
South West median daily rate £383 £363 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -2.82% +6.57%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £494
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 140 169
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.18% +12.14%
10th Percentile £19.90 £19.90 £20.05
90th Percentile £50.10 £48.80 £54.92
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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 +11 63 £325 +2.77% 15
Cornwall - 17 £225 -
Somerset 0 11 £313 +13.64% 5
Dorset +9 10 £338 -21.51% 8
Gloucestershire +6 10 £269 -23.21% 4
Devon -7 6 £463 +172.06%
Wiltshire -5 1 £263 -17.65% 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 74 (60.66%) HTML
2 73 (59.84%) JavaScript
3 72 (59.02%) CSS
4 55 (45.08%) MySQL
5 36 (29.51%) Web Development
6 29 (23.77%) Git (software)
7 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (19.67%) Drupal
9 22 (18.03%) WordPress
10 21 (17.21%) Linux
11 19 (15.57%) Laravel
12 17 (13.93%) jQuery
13 16 (13.11%) AngularJS
14 15 (12.30%) MVC
14 15 (12.30%) Python
15 13 (10.66%) Java
15 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
16 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
16 12 (9.84%) Magento
16 12 (9.84%) HTML5
16 12 (9.84%) GitLab
16 12 (9.84%) Symfony
17 11 (9.02%) SQL
17 11 (9.02%) PhpStorm
17 11 (9.02%) Sass
18 10 (8.20%) REST
18 10 (8.20%) React
18 10 (8.20%) RAD
18 10 (8.20%) OOP
19 9 (7.38%) Marketing

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 24 (19.67%) Drupal
2 22 (18.03%) WordPress
3 8 (6.56%) CMS
4 4 (3.28%) Apache
4 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.64%) nginx
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.82%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.28%) Office 365
4 3 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.64%) SaaS
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.82%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.82%) Firebase
6 1 (0.82%) GitHub
6 1 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) DHCP
1 4 (3.28%) DNS
1 4 (3.28%) Extranet
1 4 (3.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (45.08%) MySQL
2 6 (4.92%) Redis
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.64%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 29 (23.77%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.84%) GitLab
3 11 (9.02%) PhpStorm
4 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.46%) JIRA
4 3 (2.46%) NUnit
5 2 (1.64%) Codeception
5 2 (1.64%) gulp
5 2 (1.64%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.82%) Ant
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.82%) git-flow
6 1 (0.82%) Grunt
6 1 (0.82%) Maven
6 1 (0.82%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 9 (7.38%) Marketing
2 7 (5.74%) Advertising
3 5 (4.10%) Finance
4 4 (3.28%) Electronics
4 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Games
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (81.15%) Developer
2 51 (41.80%) PHP Developer
3 17 (13.93%) Drupal Developer
4 16 (13.11%) Web Developer
5 9 (7.38%) WordPress Developer
6 8 (6.56%) Magento Developer
6 8 (6.56%) PHP Web Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.92%) MySQL Developer
8 6 (4.92%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 5 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.10%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.28%) Programmer
10 4 (3.28%) SharePoint Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) iOS Developer
11 3 (2.46%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (60.66%) HTML
2 72 (59.02%) CSS
3 19 (15.57%) Laravel
4 17 (13.93%) jQuery
5 16 (13.11%) AngularJS
6 12 (9.84%) HTML5
6 12 (9.84%) Symfony
7 11 (9.02%) Sass
8 10 (8.20%) React
8 10 (8.20%) REST
9 9 (7.38%) LAMP
10 8 (6.56%) RESTful
11 7 (5.74%) CSS3
12 6 (4.92%) Node.js
13 5 (4.10%) .NET
13 5 (4.10%) JSON
13 5 (4.10%) SOAP
13 5 (4.10%) Web Services
14 4 (3.28%) XML
15 3 (2.46%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.28%) RIA
4 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.64%) Social Media
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.21%) Linux
2 5 (4.10%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.28%) CentOS
3 4 (3.28%) Unix
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.64%) Android
4 2 (1.64%) Debian
4 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.82%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) Web Development
2 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.30%) MVC
4 10 (8.20%) OOP
4 10 (8.20%) RAD
5 9 (7.38%) DevOps
5 9 (7.38%) Web Design
6 8 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.74%) Migration
7 7 (5.74%) TDD
8 6 (4.92%) Open Source
8 6 (4.92%) Scrum
9 5 (4.10%) Front End Development
9 5 (4.10%) OO
9 5 (4.10%) SEO
9 5 (4.10%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.28%) iOS Development
10 4 (3.28%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (3.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 73 (59.84%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.30%) Python
3 13 (10.66%) Java
4 11 (9.02%) SQL
5 4 (3.28%) PHP 5
5 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.64%) C#
6 2 (1.64%) ES6
6 2 (1.64%) Go
6 2 (1.64%) Perl
6 2 (1.64%) Ruby
7 1 (0.82%) Lua
7 1 (0.82%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.28%) Samba
1 4 (3.28%) Squid
2 3 (2.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.92%) Puppet
2 4 (3.28%) Nagios
2 4 (3.28%) Webmin
2 4 (3.28%) Xymon
3 2 (1.64%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (4.92%) Google
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
1 6 (4.92%) Zend
2 4 (3.28%) Citrix
2 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
2 4 (3.28%) SAP
2 4 (3.28%) Veeam
2 4 (3.28%) VMware
3 2 (1.64%) Adobe
4 1 (0.82%) Capita
4 1 (0.82%) Dell
4 1 (0.82%) EMC
4 1 (0.82%) Ericsson
4 1 (0.82%) IBM
4 1 (0.82%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.82%) Xamarin