The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 41 39 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing PHP 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.51% 1.38% 3.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 6.67% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +55.55%
PHP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
82 90 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.92% 20.74% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 48 27
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £443 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 1 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £325 - 2
Luton - 1 - -
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) CMS
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Drupal
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) WordPress
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) Zend
5 1 (14.29%) KANA
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) Drupal
3 1 (14.29%) WordPress
3 1 (14.29%) Facebook Platform
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) PHP Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Architect
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) Laravel
4 1 (14.29%) LESS
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Go
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Zend
2 1 (14.29%) KANA
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) hybris
2 1 (14.29%) Facebook
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 1 (14.29%) SAP