Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 59 36
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23 +41
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 30 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wales 1.80% 2.32% 5.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.37% 5.93% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 87
Median daily rate £225 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -12.50% +40.35%
10th Percentile £160 £271 £285
90th Percentile £500 £473 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +50.00% -52.94%

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 149 506 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.48% 39.16% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 364 522
Median daily rate £425 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% +10.00%
10th Percentile £183 £286 £308
90th Percentile £584 £600 £562
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 9
Median hourly rate £20.90 £37.50 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.27% +98.73% -5.06%
10th Percentile £17.33 £19.94 £12.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £19.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.52
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.99% +3.79%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Wales

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in Wales.

Daily rate trend for PHP in Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in Wales over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in Wales

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in Wales.

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 21 September 2020. 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 +21 5 £200 -42.86% 13
West Wales - 1 £500 - 1
North Wales - 1 £225 - 4
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (25.00%) Drupal
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Laravel
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) WordPress
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) React
3 2 (25.00%) Vue.js
4 1 (12.50%) PHP 7
4 1 (12.50%) SOLID
4 1 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (12.50%) Workload Management
4 1 (12.50%) WooCommerce
4 1 (12.50%) Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (25.00%) Drupal
1 2 (25.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) Laravel
2 2 (25.00%) React
2 2 (25.00%) Vue.js
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) LAMP
3 1 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) CentOS
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) OOP
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 1 (12.50%) Microservices
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) SOLID
2 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) WooCommerce