The first table below looks at the demand for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 41 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.13% 3.14% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 13.04% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £238 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £158 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £193 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -12.50%
Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
85 46 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.27% 24.08% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 43
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £176 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £398 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -57.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £12.42 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
PHP
East of England

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Bedfordshire region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - - 2
Biggleswade - - - -
Luton - - - - 3
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP.

1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) Zend
4 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
4 1 (20.00%) Drupal
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) LAMP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) WordPress
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Social Media
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (20.00%) Rackspace
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Symfony
3 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Web Design
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Zend
2 1 (20.00%) Rackspace