The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank - 15 20
Contract jobs citing PHP 0 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford - 7.22% 5.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 15.91% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 Watford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 34 44 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 28.10% 45.36% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 25
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Watford

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Watford

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Watford

PHP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Watford region with a requirement for PHP.

1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Zend
2 3 (60.00%) Magento
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) XHTML
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XSL
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) LAMP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Varnish
4 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Drupal
4 1 (20.00%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XHTML
2 1 (20.00%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Zend