The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 April 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 19 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs citing PHP 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.69% 2.17% 4.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 6.00% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £313 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.30 £26.35
% change year-on-year +67.63% -34.34%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 58 50 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 40.00% 36.23% 51.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 70
Median daily rate £325 £350 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £421 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Staffordshire

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for PHP.

1 9 (64.29%) MySQL
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) CodeIgniter
3 6 (42.86%) Laravel
4 5 (35.71%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) WordPress
5 4 (28.57%) RESTful
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) Ajax
5 4 (28.57%) User Experience
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 3 (21.43%) ColdFusion
6 3 (21.43%) LAMP
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) Apache
7 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) CMS
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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%) WordPress
2 3 (21.43%) ColdFusion
3 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
4 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
1 1 (7.14%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Google Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
1 12 (85.71%) PHP Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior PHP Developer
3 3 (21.43%) MySQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Development Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Development Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Magento Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Magento Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) CodeIgniter
2 6 (42.86%) Laravel
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
5 3 (21.43%) LAMP
6 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) XML
7 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
7 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
7 1 (7.14%) HTML5
7 1 (7.14%) React
7 1 (7.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) OO PHP
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Korn
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PHP 7
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Apple
1 2 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Zend