Period
to 18 December 2018

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

PHP
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 68 89
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 35 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.01% 1.85% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.55% 4.76% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 6
Wales median daily rate £413 £313 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -13.79% +11.54%
10th Percentile £308 £236 £213
90th Percentile £450 £469 £419
UK median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.65 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -23.86% +47.37% -9.52%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 770 483 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 44.15% 38.89% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 325 423
Wales median daily rate £423 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -9.64% +18.57%
10th Percentile £313 £252 £282
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 16
Wales median hourly rate £22.09 £23.14 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -57.93% +124.49%
10th Percentile £12.63 £16.75 £19.15
90th Percentile £36.25 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £41.92 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% - +6.67%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Wales

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Wales

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Wales over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Wales

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Wales

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
South Wales -6 35 £413 +44.74% 39
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for PHP.

1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (80.00%) SOA
2 28 (80.00%) Scrum
3 27 (77.14%) Web Services
3 27 (77.14%) Kanban
4 25 (71.43%) TDD
4 25 (71.43%) Project Management
4 25 (71.43%) Technical Leadership
5 24 (68.57%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (68.57%) Software Engineering
5 24 (68.57%) Test Automation
6 22 (62.86%) Zend
7 18 (51.43%) Relational Database
7 18 (51.43%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 18 (51.43%) Customer-Centricity
8 11 (31.43%) Laravel
9 7 (20.00%) HPCC
9 7 (20.00%) Big Data
9 7 (20.00%) Publishing
9 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 4 (11.43%) Symfony
11 2 (5.71%) Legal
11 2 (5.71%) OO
11 2 (5.71%) Java
11 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
11 2 (5.71%) MySQL
11 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (2.86%) WooCommerce
12 1 (2.86%) Java 8
12 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (68.57%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (51.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (20.00%) Big Data
3 7 (20.00%) HPCC
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
1 7 (20.00%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (91.43%) Developer
2 28 (80.00%) PHP Developer
3 14 (40.00%) PHP Software Engineer
3 14 (40.00%) Software Engineer
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Developer
4 11 (31.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 11 (31.43%) PHP Zend Developer
4 11 (31.43%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality Developer
6 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.86%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Symfony Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Reality Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.86%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (77.14%) Web Services
2 11 (31.43%) Laravel
3 4 (11.43%) Symfony
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) JSP
4 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.86%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (2.86%) XHTML
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (80.00%) Scrum
2 28 (80.00%) SOA
3 27 (77.14%) Kanban
4 25 (71.43%) Project Management
4 25 (71.43%) TDD
4 25 (71.43%) Technical Leadership
5 24 (68.57%) Software Engineering
5 24 (68.57%) Test Automation
6 18 (51.43%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 18 (51.43%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (5.71%) OO
8 1 (2.86%) Analytics
8 1 (2.86%) Android Development
8 1 (2.86%) BDD
8 1 (2.86%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.86%) Product Management
8 1 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
1 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) Apple Swift
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) Java 8
2 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Zend
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) WooCommerce