Period
to 18 December 2017

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 December 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.

Object-Oriented PHP (OO PHP)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 690 751
Rank change year-on-year -100 +61 -79
Contract jobs citing OO PHP 90 188 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 136 163
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £263 £298 £252
90th Percentile £481 £480 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £415 £290
% change year-on-year -20.48% +43.10% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 87301 85482 92518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.95% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58379 56466 60042
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1998 2311 2768
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.30 £23.43
% change year-on-year +2.88% +3.74% +17.13%

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 December 2017.

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 14 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 December 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
England -115 84 £350 -12.50% 68
London -47 45 £375 - 18
UK excluding London -77 44 £330 -20.48% 53
South East -31 15 £325 -13.33% 17
East of England -12 9 £450 +28.57% 2
North of England +45 6 £375 +27.66% 20
North West +18 5 £388 +46.23% 8
Midlands -61 5 £325 -27.78% 8
West Midlands +6 4 £325 -27.78% 3
South West +6 3 £276 -15.00% 3
Scotland -9 3 £334 - 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Yorkshire +9 1 £348 +15.83% 12
East Midlands -58 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OO PHP.

1 90 (100.00%) PHP
1 90 (100.00%) OO
2 65 (72.22%) CSS
2 65 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 62 (68.89%) HTML
4 38 (42.22%) MySQL
5 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (37.78%) jQuery
5 34 (37.78%) HTML5
6 33 (36.67%) Magento
6 33 (36.67%) Git (software)
7 32 (35.56%) CSS3
8 29 (32.22%) LAMP
9 28 (31.11%) MVC
10 26 (28.89%) E-Commerce
11 22 (24.44%) Zend
12 21 (23.33%) Web Development
13 20 (22.22%) CMS
14 19 (21.11%) Ajax
14 19 (21.11%) Linux
14 19 (21.11%) WordPress
15 16 (17.78%) Laravel
16 15 (16.67%) Symfony
16 15 (16.67%) JIRA
17 13 (14.44%) RESTful
17 13 (14.44%) PHPUnit
17 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
17 13 (14.44%) Workflow
17 13 (14.44%) Finance
18 12 (13.33%) Drupal

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 20 (22.22%) CMS
2 19 (21.11%) WordPress
3 12 (13.33%) Drupal
4 10 (11.11%) Apache
5 9 (10.00%) Apache Solr
6 8 (8.89%) nginx
7 1 (1.11%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.11%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) InVision
Business Applications
1 33 (36.67%) Magento
2 2 (2.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.44%) GitHub
2 4 (4.44%) Heroku
2 4 (4.44%) Twilio
3 2 (2.22%) SaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.11%) Dropbox
4 1 (1.11%) iTunes
4 1 (1.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Intranet
2 2 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (42.22%) MySQL
2 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.11%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 33 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.67%) JIRA
3 13 (14.44%) PHPUnit
4 10 (11.11%) Vagrant
5 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.67%) Grunt
7 4 (4.44%) gulp
8 2 (2.22%) git-flow
8 2 (2.22%) Subversion
9 1 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Retail
3 5 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 87 (96.67%) Developer
2 47 (52.22%) PHP Developer
3 24 (26.67%) Magento Developer
4 18 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.89%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (7.78%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.56%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior WordPress Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Symfony Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (4.44%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 3 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 3 (3.33%) PHP Magento Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
11 2 (2.22%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (72.22%) CSS
2 62 (68.89%) HTML
3 34 (37.78%) HTML5
3 34 (37.78%) jQuery
4 32 (35.56%) CSS3
5 29 (32.22%) LAMP
6 19 (21.11%) Ajax
7 16 (17.78%) Laravel
8 15 (16.67%) Symfony
9 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
9 13 (14.44%) RESTful
10 10 (11.11%) Sass
10 10 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (10.00%) REST
11 9 (10.00%) Web Services
11 9 (10.00%) XHTML
12 8 (8.89%) Zend Framework
13 7 (7.78%) LEMP Stack
13 7 (7.78%) XML
14 6 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) User Experience
2 4 (4.44%) Animation
2 4 (4.44%) Fintech
2 4 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.11%) BBC
4 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.11%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.11%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) CentOS
4 1 (1.11%) Fedora
4 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (100.00%) OO
2 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.11%) MVC
4 26 (28.89%) E-Commerce
5 21 (23.33%) Web Development
6 13 (14.44%) Workflow
7 10 (11.11%) Open Source
8 9 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 9 (10.00%) TDD
9 8 (8.89%) CRM
9 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.78%) Web Application Development
11 6 (6.67%) User Stories
12 5 (5.56%) API Design
12 5 (5.56%) BDD
12 5 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.44%) Continuous Deployment
13 4 (4.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 90 (100.00%) PHP
2 65 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.89%) PHP 7
4 7 (7.78%) SQL
5 5 (5.56%) PHP 5
6 2 (2.22%) C#
6 2 (2.22%) Java
6 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (24.44%) Zend
2 4 (4.44%) WooCommerce
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) ATG
4 1 (1.11%) Facebook
4 1 (1.11%) Google
4 1 (1.11%) Sony
4 1 (1.11%) Twitter