Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 17 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.88% 8.13% 5.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 22.12% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Watford median daily rate £475 £390 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.79% -17.89% +82.69%
10th Percentile £423 £325 £463
90th Percentile £619 £453 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 200 104 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 45.66% 36.75% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 39 54
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £228 £303
90th Percentile £603 £538 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.15 £49.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year -65.52% +44.20% +72.50%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Watford over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Watford

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) E-Commerce
3 11 (64.71%) LAMP
4 10 (58.82%) MVC
5 9 (52.94%) OO
5 9 (52.94%) MySQL
5 9 (52.94%) Magento
6 8 (47.06%) Games
6 8 (47.06%) Apache
7 7 (41.18%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (41.18%) nginx
8 6 (35.29%) Oracle
8 6 (35.29%) DB2
8 6 (35.29%) Java
8 6 (35.29%) OO PHP
8 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
9 5 (29.41%) New Relic
9 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (29.41%) The Grinder
9 5 (29.41%) Dynatrace
9 5 (29.41%) Grafana
9 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (29.41%) AppDynamics
9 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (29.41%) Perl
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
9 5 (29.41%) AIX
9 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
9 5 (29.41%) JBoss
9 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner

PHP
Co-occurring 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 8 (47.06%) Apache
2 7 (41.18%) nginx
3 5 (29.41%) JBoss
3 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) DB2
2 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (29.41%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JMeter
1 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
1 5 (29.41%) The Grinder
2 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
3 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.88%) Ant
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 8 (47.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Magento Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Lead Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) PHP Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) LAMP
2 7 (41.18%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) Laravel
4 3 (17.65%) Symfony
4 3 (17.65%) XHTML
4 3 (17.65%) XSL
4 3 (17.65%) Yii
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) E-Commerce
2 10 (58.82%) MVC
3 9 (52.94%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) OO PHP
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Statistics
6 4 (23.53%) DNA
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
7 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
7 3 (17.65%) Web Development
8 2 (11.76%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) Open Source
9 1 (5.88%) ITSM
9 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) AWK
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Grafana
2 4 (23.53%) Ansible
2 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (23.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) AppDynamics
2 5 (29.41%) Dynatrace
2 5 (29.41%) New Relic
2 5 (29.41%) Zend
3 1 (5.88%) hybris
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Intershop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware