Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OO PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO PHP over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 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.

Object-Oriented PHP (OO PHP)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 760 767
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -57
Contract jobs citing OO PHP 143 80 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.099% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 69 103
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £254 £222 £258
90th Percentile £500 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +28.00% -3.85% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

OO PHP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,767 80,693 92,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.92% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,551 52,816 61,130
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,128 2,300
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% - +16.01%

OO PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OO PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OO PHP in the UK

OO PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO PHP in the UK

OO PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO PHP over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO PHP in the UK

OO PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO PHP in the UK

OO PHP
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO PHP within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
England +22 141 £400 +23.08% 110
UK excluding London +18 101 £400 +28.00% 86
South East +15 41 £425 +3.03% 15
London -13 40 £400 -3.03% 27
North of England -19 21 £250 -23.08% 42
Midlands -14 20 £440 +60.00% 19
North West -13 19 £250 -24.81% 31
West Midlands -26 17 £440 +60.00% 14
East of England +14 10 £450 +5.88% 1
South West +12 9 £363 - 6
East Midlands +9 4 £479 +219.33% 5
Yorkshire -37 2 £375 +15.38% 8

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 with a requirement for OO PHP.

1 140 (97.90%) PHP
2 134 (93.71%) OO
3 97 (67.83%) JavaScript
4 74 (51.75%) CSS
5 69 (48.25%) HTML
6 51 (35.66%) MySQL
7 45 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (31.47%) Zend
8 42 (29.37%) E-Commerce
9 41 (28.67%) MVC
10 40 (27.97%) Magento
11 39 (27.27%) Symfony
11 39 (27.27%) Linux
12 35 (24.48%) Laravel
13 32 (22.38%) Git (software)
14 28 (19.58%) Web Development
15 27 (18.88%) jQuery
15 27 (18.88%) Relational Database
16 25 (17.48%) Node.js
16 25 (17.48%) REST
16 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (16.08%) CSS3
17 23 (16.08%) HTML5
18 22 (15.38%) Jenkins
18 22 (15.38%) LAMP
19 21 (14.69%) TDD
20 20 (13.99%) Docker
20 20 (13.99%) API Development
20 20 (13.99%) PHPUnit
21 19 (13.29%) Amazon AWS

OO PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (13.29%) Apache
2 12 (8.39%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (6.99%) nginx
4 8 (5.59%) Drupal
5 7 (4.90%) CMS
6 5 (3.50%) WordPress
7 3 (2.10%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.10%) Confluence
7 3 (2.10%) IIS
8 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 40 (27.97%) Magento
2 2 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.90%) GitHub
3 5 (3.50%) MailChimp
4 2 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.40%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.70%) Heroku
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (35.66%) MySQL
2 27 (18.88%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.89%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 32 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 20 (13.99%) PHPUnit
4 11 (7.69%) JIRA
5 10 (6.99%) Vagrant
6 7 (4.90%) webpack
7 4 (2.80%) Bower
7 4 (2.80%) Grunt
8 3 (2.10%) Mocha
9 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.40%) gulp
9 2 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.40%) PostCSS
9 2 (1.40%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.70%) Selenium
10 1 (0.70%) Subversion
10 1 (0.70%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (11.19%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Law
2 6 (4.20%) Marketing
2 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Electronics
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (89.51%) Developer
2 76 (53.15%) PHP Developer
3 36 (25.17%) Magento Developer
4 19 (13.29%) Senior Developer
5 14 (9.79%) JavaScript Engineer
6 13 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
7 12 (8.39%) Backend Developer
8 11 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (5.59%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 8 (5.59%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Senior Magento Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Junior
11 6 (4.20%) Junior Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Junior PHP Developer
11 6 (4.20%) MySQL Developer
11 6 (4.20%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 5 (3.50%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
12 5 (3.50%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (51.75%) CSS
2 69 (48.25%) HTML
3 39 (27.27%) Symfony
4 35 (24.48%) Laravel
5 27 (18.88%) jQuery
6 25 (17.48%) Node.js
6 25 (17.48%) REST
7 23 (16.08%) CSS3
7 23 (16.08%) HTML5
8 22 (15.38%) LAMP
9 18 (12.59%) AngularJS
10 16 (11.19%) Doctrine
10 16 (11.19%) Sass
10 16 (11.19%) XHTML
11 15 (10.49%) Web Services
12 14 (9.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (9.09%) RESTful
13 13 (9.09%) XSL
14 12 (8.39%) Behat
15 10 (6.99%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.90%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.90%) User Experience
3 6 (4.20%) Fintech
4 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.27%) Linux
2 15 (10.49%) Unix
3 14 (9.79%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.40%) Windows
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (93.71%) OO
2 45 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (29.37%) E-Commerce
4 41 (28.67%) MVC
5 28 (19.58%) Web Development
6 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (14.69%) TDD
8 20 (13.99%) API Development
9 18 (12.59%) Test Automation
10 15 (10.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 14 (9.79%) Front End Development
12 13 (9.09%) OOP
13 12 (8.39%) Continuous Deployment
13 12 (8.39%) Open Source
14 11 (7.69%) BDD
15 10 (6.99%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (6.99%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (6.99%) Web Design
16 9 (6.29%) Configuration Management
17 7 (4.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 140 (97.90%) PHP
2 97 (67.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.99%) SQL
4 6 (4.20%) PHP 7
5 5 (3.50%) Java
6 4 (2.80%) ES6
7 2 (1.40%) C#
7 2 (1.40%) PHP 5
7 2 (1.40%) Python
7 2 (1.40%) R
8 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) QA
System Software
1 20 (13.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (31.47%) Zend
2 5 (3.50%) Twitter
3 4 (2.80%) Google
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.40%) Optimizely
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle
4 2 (1.40%) SAP