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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 16 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 37 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.22% 2.42% 4.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.62% 6.04% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +20.00%
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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
210 149 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.67% 40.05% 59.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 67 122
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £32.50 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 39 (59.09%) Tcl
2 36 (54.55%) HTML
2 36 (54.55%) Perl
3 33 (50.00%) CSS
3 33 (50.00%) Open Source
4 32 (48.48%) jQuery
4 32 (48.48%) Oracle
5 28 (42.42%) HTML5
6 25 (37.88%) CSS3
7 24 (36.36%) MySQL
8 23 (34.85%) OpenID
8 23 (34.85%) OpenSSO
8 23 (34.85%) OAuth
9 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
9 19 (28.79%) SMTP
10 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
11 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
12 12 (18.18%) Linux
13 11 (16.67%) Python
13 11 (16.67%) SQL
13 11 (16.67%) LAMP
14 10 (15.15%) Java
15 8 (12.12%) Ruby
15 8 (12.12%) Line Management
16 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (10.61%) OO
16 7 (10.61%) Scrum
16 7 (10.61%) Internet
17 6 (9.09%) REST
18 5 (7.58%) DevOps

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (28.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) Node.js
4 3 (4.55%) WordPress
5 2 (3.03%) Moodle
5 2 (3.03%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Shopify
2 1 (1.52%) Zen Cart
2 1 (1.52%) osCommerce
2 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) SMTP
2 7 (10.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.36%) MySQL
2 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.03%) Grunt
2 2 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (3.03%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.52%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (84.85%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) Web Developer
3 15 (22.73%) PHP Developer
4 2 (3.03%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (3.03%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (3.03%) CSS Developer
4 2 (3.03%) Technical Developer
4 2 (3.03%) Moodle Developer
4 2 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (3.03%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (3.03%) HTML Developer
4 2 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (3.03%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (3.03%) Perl Developer
4 2 (3.03%) Applications Developer
4 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
4 2 (3.03%) Technical Support
4 2 (3.03%) Analyst
5 1 (1.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (54.55%) HTML
2 33 (50.00%) CSS
3 32 (48.48%) jQuery
4 28 (42.42%) HTML5
5 25 (37.88%) CSS3
6 23 (34.85%) OpenID
6 23 (34.85%) OAuth
7 11 (16.67%) LAMP
8 6 (9.09%) REST
9 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
9 4 (6.06%) XML
10 3 (4.55%) Symfony
11 2 (3.03%) Memcached
11 2 (3.03%) ExpressJS
11 2 (3.03%) Laravel
11 2 (3.03%) Kafka
11 2 (3.03%) LESS
11 2 (3.03%) XHTML
11 2 (3.03%) Web Services
11 2 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (4.55%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (3.03%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.03%) VLE
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) AIX
3 1 (1.52%) HPUX
3 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Line Management
2 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.61%) OO
2 7 (10.61%) Scrum
3 5 (7.58%) DevOps
3 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
4 4 (6.06%) Web Development
5 3 (4.55%) Data Management
6 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.03%) Release Management
6 2 (3.03%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (3.03%) Graceful Degradation
6 2 (3.03%) Workflow
6 2 (3.03%) CRM
6 2 (3.03%) SOA
7 1 (1.52%) Process Management
7 1 (1.52%) MVC
7 1 (1.52%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.52%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (1.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (59.09%) Tcl
2 36 (54.55%) Perl
3 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.67%) Python
4 11 (16.67%) SQL
5 10 (15.15%) Java
6 8 (12.12%) Ruby
7 5 (7.58%) C
8 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.55%) PHP5
9 1 (1.52%) C#
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.52%) Korn
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Varnish
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (34.85%) OpenSSO
2 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Oracle
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) Zend
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) VMware