The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 78 59 89
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +30
Contract jobs citing PHP 49 84 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.99% 3.20% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.21% 9.48% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 69 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +30.00%
PHP
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
680 886 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.62% 33.77% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 482 308
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.50 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Reading +1 21 £328 -1.50% 11
Maidenhead +10 15 £325 +8.33% 1
Slough -11 9 £280 -6.66% 3
Newbury -2 3 £363 +68.60% 2
Ascot - 2 £356 -
Bracknell - 2 £325 - 1
Hungerford -2 1 - -
Windsor -4 1 £325 +22.64% 1
Thatcham - - - -
PHP
South East

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 41 (56.16%) HTML
2 35 (47.95%) CSS
3 34 (46.58%) JavaScript
4 33 (45.21%) Linux
5 30 (41.10%) MySQL
6 27 (36.99%) LAMP
6 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (31.51%) Apache
8 21 (28.77%) Drupal
9 20 (27.40%) Git (software)
10 17 (23.29%) Open Source
10 17 (23.29%) DevOps
11 16 (21.92%) E-Commerce
12 15 (20.55%) Puppet
12 15 (20.55%) jQuery
13 14 (19.18%) XML
13 14 (19.18%) Java
13 14 (19.18%) Scrum
14 13 (17.81%) REST
15 12 (16.44%) Bash Shell
15 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (16.44%) CMS
15 12 (16.44%) ITIL
15 12 (16.44%) Python
16 11 (15.07%) Windows
16 11 (15.07%) Web Services
16 11 (15.07%) MVC
16 11 (15.07%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (13.70%) KVM

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 23 (31.51%) Apache
2 21 (28.77%) Drupal
3 12 (16.44%) CMS
4 9 (12.33%) WordPress
5 7 (9.59%) IIS
6 2 (2.74%) TYPO3
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.37%) Moodle
7 1 (1.37%) nginx
7 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (4.11%) Google Analytics
1 3 (4.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Internet
2 7 (9.59%) DNS
2 7 (9.59%) SSL
3 5 (6.85%) HTTP
4 3 (4.11%) FTP
4 3 (4.11%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.74%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (41.10%) MySQL
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.70%) Bitbucket
2 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.59%) Subversion
4 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 2 (2.74%) Fiddler
4 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.37%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.37%) Trac
5 1 (1.37%) Grunt
General
1 6 (8.22%) Marketing
2 4 (5.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (53.42%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) PHP Developer
3 14 (19.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Web Developer
5 7 (9.59%) PHP Programmer
5 7 (9.59%) Programmer
6 6 (8.22%) WordPress Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Web Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Business Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Senior PHP Developer
8 4 (5.48%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Web Programmer
9 3 (4.11%) Relationships Manager
9 3 (4.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 2 (2.74%) UI Programmer
10 2 (2.74%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (56.16%) HTML
2 35 (47.95%) CSS
3 27 (36.99%) LAMP
4 15 (20.55%) jQuery
5 14 (19.18%) XML
6 13 (17.81%) REST
7 11 (15.07%) Web Services
8 10 (13.70%) HTML5
8 10 (13.70%) Ajax
8 10 (13.70%) .NET
9 8 (10.96%) SOAP
10 7 (9.59%) CSS3
11 6 (8.22%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (8.22%) XHTML
12 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
12 5 (6.85%) MCollective
13 4 (5.48%) Symfony
13 4 (5.48%) Flash
14 3 (4.11%) Sass
15 2 (2.74%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Open Source
2 5 (6.85%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.48%) Social Media
4 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.74%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) W3C
5 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) SCORM
6 1 (1.37%) Wiki
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (15.07%) Windows
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.85%) UNIX
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Android
6 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.74%) Debian
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) DevOps
3 16 (21.92%) E-Commerce
4 14 (19.18%) Scrum
5 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (16.44%) ITIL
6 11 (15.07%) MVC
7 10 (13.70%) Performance Analysis
7 10 (13.70%) Identity Management
8 7 (9.59%) OO
9 6 (8.22%) Product Management
9 6 (8.22%) Project Management
10 5 (6.85%) OOP
10 5 (6.85%) SEO
10 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Analytics
11 4 (5.48%) Email Marketing
11 4 (5.48%) Web Development
11 4 (5.48%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.48%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) JavaScript
2 14 (19.18%) Java
3 12 (16.44%) Bash Shell
3 12 (16.44%) Python
4 9 (12.33%) SQL
5 8 (10.96%) Ruby
6 6 (8.22%) Perl
7 5 (6.85%) C++
7 5 (6.85%) PHP5
8 4 (5.48%) C#
9 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.74%) C
10 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.37%) ECMAScript
11 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.37%) PHP4
11 1 (1.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.11%) PMP
2 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) MCTS
3 2 (2.74%) MCITP
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) KVM
2 2 (2.74%) Xen
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) Puppet
2 11 (15.07%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (13.70%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.74%) Plesk
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Red Hat
2 7 (9.59%) Zend
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) SendGrid
6 1 (1.37%) Akamai
6 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.37%) Percona
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter
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