The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 March 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 37 47
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10  
Contract jobs citing PHP 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.86% 0.35% 1.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.35% 1.18% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Median daily rate £850 £260 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -25.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 81 85 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 31.27% 30.04% 48.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 130
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Southampton

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Southampton

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for PHP.

1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) Maven
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) Ansible
5 4 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (28.57%) Splunk
5 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (28.57%) Product Management
5 4 (28.57%) SaaS
5 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 4 (28.57%) Groovy
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Coaching
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) CSS3

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (7.14%) Drupal
2 1 (7.14%) ExpressionEngine
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (35.71%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Grunt
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Development
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
3 1 (7.14%) Vue.js
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) Product Management
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 4 (28.57%) Groovy
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Splunk
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft