The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 22 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.57% 1.85% 4.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.58% 4.73% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £313 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £57.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.00% +41.02%
PHP
Cambridgeshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
243 148 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.41% 39.05% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 76 129
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 53
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £32.50 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 38 (54.29%) HTML
2 35 (50.00%) Oracle
3 33 (47.14%) CSS
3 33 (47.14%) Tcl
4 32 (45.71%) jQuery
5 31 (44.29%) Open Source
5 31 (44.29%) Perl
6 28 (40.00%) MySQL
7 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
7 27 (38.57%) HTML5
8 24 (34.29%) CSS3
9 22 (31.43%) OpenID
9 22 (31.43%) OpenSSO
9 22 (31.43%) OAuth
10 19 (27.14%) SMTP
10 19 (27.14%) MS Exchange
11 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
12 14 (20.00%) Linux
12 14 (20.00%) OO
12 14 (20.00%) Java
13 12 (17.14%) REST
14 11 (15.71%) SQL
14 11 (15.71%) Apache
15 10 (14.29%) PHP5
16 9 (12.86%) Python
16 9 (12.86%) Web Services
17 8 (11.43%) LAMP
17 8 (11.43%) Ruby
18 7 (10.00%) Ajax
18 7 (10.00%) Scrum

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (27.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.71%) Apache
3 4 (5.71%) WordPress
3 4 (5.71%) Node.js
4 2 (2.86%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.86%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Zen Cart
1 1 (1.43%) osCommerce
1 1 (1.43%) Magento
1 1 (1.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.14%) SMTP
2 6 (8.57%) Internet
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Redis
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.86%) Grunt
2 2 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (2.86%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.43%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (87.14%) Developer
2 22 (31.43%) Web Developer
3 14 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (4.29%) Applications Developer
5 2 (2.86%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (2.86%) Moodle Developer
5 2 (2.86%) Perl Developer
5 2 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (2.86%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (2.86%) Technical Developer
5 2 (2.86%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (1.43%) CSS Developer
6 1 (1.43%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 1 (1.43%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (1.43%) Development Engineer
6 1 (1.43%) Build Engineer
6 1 (1.43%) Software Build Engineer
6 1 (1.43%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (54.29%) HTML
2 33 (47.14%) CSS
3 32 (45.71%) jQuery
4 27 (38.57%) HTML5
5 24 (34.29%) CSS3
6 22 (31.43%) OpenID
6 22 (31.43%) OAuth
7 12 (17.14%) REST
8 9 (12.86%) Web Services
9 8 (11.43%) LAMP
10 7 (10.00%) Ajax
11 6 (8.57%) WCF
12 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.71%) XHTML
13 3 (4.29%) Symfony
13 3 (4.29%) XML
14 2 (2.86%) ExpressJS
14 2 (2.86%) Laravel
14 2 (2.86%) Kafka
14 2 (2.86%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (44.29%) Open Source
2 3 (4.29%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.86%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (2.86%) VLE
4 1 (1.43%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) UNIX
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) AIX
4 1 (1.43%) HPUX
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) OO
2 7 (10.00%) Scrum
3 6 (8.57%) MVC
4 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.14%) OOP
4 5 (7.14%) DevOps
5 3 (4.29%) Web Development
5 3 (4.29%) Data Management
5 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.86%) Android Development
6 2 (2.86%) iOS Development
6 2 (2.86%) SOA
6 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.86%) Release Management
6 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.43%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.43%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (1.43%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (1.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.14%) Tcl
2 31 (44.29%) Perl
3 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
4 14 (20.00%) Java
5 11 (15.71%) SQL
6 10 (14.29%) PHP5
7 9 (12.86%) Python
8 8 (11.43%) Ruby
9 7 (10.00%) C#
10 5 (7.14%) C
11 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.43%) Korn
12 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Varnish
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (31.43%) OpenSSO
2 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) Nagios
2 2 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Oracle
2 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) Zend
4 1 (1.43%) VMware
4 1 (1.43%) Perforce
4 1 (1.43%) HP
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