Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 787 696
Rank change year-on-year +26 -91 +28
Contract jobs citing OO PHP 126 96 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.096% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 86 147
UK median daily rate £425 £334 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.34% -16.56% +18.52%
10th Percentile £308 £230 £281
90th Percentile £500 £444 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +28.85% -18.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £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 89,210 85,922 89,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.75% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,880 56,977 59,235
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,415 2,057 2,438
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.32% +11.11% +2.69%

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 23 October 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 11 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 23 October 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 +31 122 £425 +25.93% 120
UK excluding London +9 79 £419 +28.85% 90
London +1 43 £425 +13.33% 32
South East +2 28 £475 +35.71% 18
Midlands -13 17 £440 +46.67% 15
North West +1 15 £388 - 21
South West -5 15 £388 +40.27% 11
North of England -6 15 £388 +6.90% 41
West Midlands -27 13 £440 +46.67% 10
East Midlands +14 4 £483 - 5
East of England +8 4 £450 +5.88% 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 123 (97.62%) PHP
2 121 (96.03%) OO
3 68 (53.97%) JavaScript
4 63 (50.00%) CSS
5 58 (46.03%) HTML
6 51 (40.48%) MySQL
7 41 (32.54%) E-Commerce
8 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (27.78%) Laravel
10 32 (25.40%) Git (software)
11 31 (24.60%) Magento
11 31 (24.60%) Linux
12 27 (21.43%) Zend
12 27 (21.43%) HTML5
13 25 (19.84%) AngularJS
13 25 (19.84%) jQuery
13 25 (19.84%) Relational Database
14 22 (17.46%) MVC
14 22 (17.46%) Web Development
14 22 (17.46%) Node.js
15 21 (16.67%) Symfony
16 19 (15.08%) OOP
17 17 (13.49%) LAMP
17 17 (13.49%) CSS3
18 16 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
19 15 (11.90%) SQL
20 14 (11.11%) PHPUnit
20 14 (11.11%) Unit Testing
20 14 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
21 13 (10.32%) Scrum

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 16 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (9.52%) Apache
3 8 (6.35%) CMS
4 7 (5.56%) Drupal
4 7 (5.56%) nginx
4 7 (5.56%) WordPress
5 3 (2.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 31 (24.60%) Magento
2 5 (3.97%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.79%) Odoo
3 1 (0.79%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (40.48%) MySQL
2 25 (19.84%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.73%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (25.40%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.11%) PHPUnit
3 12 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.56%) JIRA
5 5 (3.97%) Subversion
5 5 (3.97%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.17%) gulp
6 4 (3.17%) PostCSS
7 3 (2.38%) Grunt
8 2 (1.59%) Bower
9 1 (0.79%) webpack
General
1 12 (9.52%) Legal
2 9 (7.14%) Law
3 7 (5.56%) Finance
4 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.38%) Marketing
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.59%) Billing
6 2 (1.59%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 116 (92.06%) Developer
2 69 (54.76%) PHP Developer
3 25 (19.84%) Magento Developer
4 24 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Backend Developer
6 10 (7.94%) JavaScript Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Senior PHP Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.76%) E-Commerce Developer
7 6 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
8 5 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.97%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 5 (3.97%) Senior Magento Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Digital Developer
9 4 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.38%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
10 3 (2.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Backend Developer
10 3 (2.38%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (50.00%) CSS
2 58 (46.03%) HTML
3 35 (27.78%) Laravel
4 27 (21.43%) HTML5
5 25 (19.84%) AngularJS
5 25 (19.84%) jQuery
6 22 (17.46%) Node.js
7 21 (16.67%) Symfony
8 17 (13.49%) CSS3
8 17 (13.49%) LAMP
9 11 (8.73%) React
9 11 (8.73%) REST
9 11 (8.73%) Sass
9 11 (8.73%) SOAP
10 10 (7.94%) Doctrine
11 9 (7.14%) Angular 2
11 9 (7.14%) RESTful
12 7 (5.56%) Behat
12 7 (5.56%) Web Services
12 7 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) User Experience
2 5 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.60%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) Unix
3 8 (6.35%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.59%) Debian
4 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.59%) Windows
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (96.03%) OO
2 41 (32.54%) E-Commerce
3 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (17.46%) MVC
4 22 (17.46%) Web Development
5 19 (15.08%) OOP
6 14 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 13 (10.32%) Front End Development
7 13 (10.32%) Scrum
8 12 (9.52%) API Development
8 12 (9.52%) TDD
9 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (6.35%) Software Engineering
12 7 (5.56%) BDD
12 7 (5.56%) DevOps
13 6 (4.76%) API Integration
13 6 (4.76%) Microservices
13 6 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 123 (97.62%) PHP
2 68 (53.97%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.90%) SQL
4 5 (3.97%) Java
5 4 (3.17%) ES6
6 3 (2.38%) Perl
6 3 (2.38%) PHP 5
6 3 (2.38%) R
7 2 (1.59%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Zend
2 7 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Twitter
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.59%) Red Hat