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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 26 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 35 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.54% 6.14% 3.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.71% 13.02% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +61.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £249 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.78 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +49.05%
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
238 192 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.29% 47.17% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 144 88
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 22 (53.66%) Java
3 21 (51.22%) Ruby
4 20 (48.78%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (48.78%) Puppet
4 20 (48.78%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (48.78%) DevOps
5 19 (46.34%) Ansible
5 19 (46.34%) Bash Shell
5 19 (46.34%) Perl
6 14 (34.15%) MySQL
7 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
8 12 (29.27%) HTML
8 12 (29.27%) CSS
9 9 (21.95%) Symfony
10 6 (14.63%) Drupal
10 6 (14.63%) Web Development
10 6 (14.63%) HTML5
11 5 (12.20%) WordPress
11 5 (12.20%) jQuery
11 5 (12.20%) Python
12 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
12 4 (9.76%) OOD
12 4 (9.76%) MVC
12 4 (9.76%) CMS
12 4 (9.76%) OOP
12 4 (9.76%) OO
12 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
12 4 (9.76%) SQL
12 4 (9.76%) JSON

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (14.63%) Drupal
2 5 (12.20%) WordPress
3 4 (9.76%) CMS
4 3 (7.32%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 20 (48.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) MySQL
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Xcode
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
1 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
1 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
1 3 (7.32%) eggPlant
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 11 (26.83%) PHP Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 2 (4.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (4.88%) PHP Zend Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.44%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.44%) UI Programmer
6 1 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Junior
6 1 (2.44%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) HTML
1 12 (29.27%) CSS
2 9 (21.95%) Symfony
3 6 (14.63%) HTML5
4 5 (12.20%) jQuery
5 4 (9.76%) JSON
5 4 (9.76%) CSS3
6 3 (7.32%) Ajax
6 3 (7.32%) Web Services
6 3 (7.32%) XSLT
6 3 (7.32%) XHTML
7 2 (4.88%) LAMP
7 2 (4.88%) Laravel
7 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.44%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.44%) Sass
8 1 (2.44%) LESS
8 1 (2.44%) Ember.js
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
8 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) CentOS
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) DevOps
2 6 (14.63%) Web Development
3 4 (9.76%) OOD
3 4 (9.76%) MVC
3 4 (9.76%) OOP
3 4 (9.76%) OO
3 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
4 3 (7.32%) Open Source
5 2 (4.88%) Web Design
6 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) Java
2 21 (51.22%) Ruby
3 19 (46.34%) Perl
3 19 (46.34%) Bash Shell
4 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) Python
6 4 (9.76%) SQL
7 3 (7.32%) C#
8 1 (2.44%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (48.78%) Puppet
1 20 (48.78%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (46.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) Zend
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
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