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 3 months to 29 June 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 25 61
Rank change year-on-year -31 +36  
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.97% 6.12% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 14.17% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 11
Median daily rate £401 £306 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £638 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 215 240 393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 34.85% 43.17% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 311 502
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £606 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 15
Median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £10.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £16.53 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -29 4 £365 +21.66% 6
Mid Wales - 2 £401 -
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for PHP.

1 16 (80.00%) MySQL
2 11 (55.00%) Zend
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) HTML
3 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) CSS
3 10 (50.00%) Web Development
4 9 (45.00%) Zend Framework
4 9 (45.00%) OOP
5 8 (40.00%) Apache
5 8 (40.00%) LAMP
6 7 (35.00%) jQuery
6 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (30.00%) Ajax
7 6 (30.00%) Web Design
7 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
7 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 6 (30.00%) CSS3
7 6 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (30.00%) Sass
8 5 (25.00%) DevOps
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) RESTful
10 3 (15.00%) SOLID
11 2 (10.00%) Symfony
11 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (10.00%) Laravel
11 2 (10.00%) Redis

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 8 (40.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Redis
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 15 (75.00%) PHP Developer
3 9 (45.00%) PHP Zend Developer
4 5 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) CSS
1 10 (50.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) Zend Framework
3 8 (40.00%) LAMP
4 7 (35.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) Ajax
5 6 (30.00%) CSS3
5 6 (30.00%) HTML5
5 6 (30.00%) Sass
6 3 (15.00%) RESTful
7 2 (10.00%) Laravel
7 2 (10.00%) Symfony
8 1 (5.00%) .NET
8 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.00%) Doctrine
8 1 (5.00%) JSON
8 1 (5.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Web Development
2 9 (45.00%) OOP
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
3 6 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (30.00%) Web Design
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) SOLID
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) OO
7 1 (5.00%) OOD
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft