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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 22 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing PHP 39 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.47% 5.23% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.48% 10.92% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £381 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +60.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.61% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £30.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-42.62% +34.59%
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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
252 238 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.28% 47.89% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 178 72
Average daily rate £350 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 24
Average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £39.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £59.75 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 (50.00%) Linux
2 22 (47.83%) Java
3 21 (45.65%) Ruby
4 20 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (43.48%) Puppet
4 20 (43.48%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (43.48%) DevOps
5 19 (41.30%) Ansible
5 19 (41.30%) Bash Shell
5 19 (41.30%) Perl
6 16 (34.78%) MySQL
7 15 (32.61%) CSS
8 14 (30.43%) HTML
9 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
10 11 (23.91%) Drupal
11 9 (19.57%) Symfony
12 6 (13.04%) Web Development
12 6 (13.04%) HTML5
13 5 (10.87%) WordPress
13 5 (10.87%) Python
13 5 (10.87%) jQuery
13 5 (10.87%) CMS
14 4 (8.70%) JSON
14 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
14 4 (8.70%) OOD
14 4 (8.70%) MVC
14 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
14 4 (8.70%) SQL
14 4 (8.70%) OOP
14 4 (8.70%) OO

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 11 (23.91%) Drupal
2 5 (10.87%) WordPress
2 5 (10.87%) CMS
3 3 (6.52%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.17%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 20 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) MySQL
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Xcode
1 3 (6.52%) Selenium
1 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
1 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
1 3 (6.52%) eggPlant
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.35%) Publishing
1 2 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (36.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) PHP Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (4.35%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 2 (4.35%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.35%) PHP Zend Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (2.17%) UI Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Junior
8 1 (2.17%) Junior Web Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) CSS
2 14 (30.43%) HTML
3 9 (19.57%) Symfony
4 6 (13.04%) HTML5
5 5 (10.87%) jQuery
6 4 (8.70%) JSON
6 4 (8.70%) CSS3
7 3 (6.52%) Ajax
7 3 (6.52%) Web Services
7 3 (6.52%) XSLT
7 3 (6.52%) XHTML
8 2 (4.35%) LAMP
8 2 (4.35%) Laravel
8 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.17%) Sass
9 1 (2.17%) LESS
9 1 (2.17%) Ember.js
9 1 (2.17%) RESTful
9 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
1 1 (2.17%) Photography
1 1 (2.17%) Copywriting
1 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) CentOS
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) DevOps
2 6 (13.04%) Web Development
3 4 (8.70%) OOP
3 4 (8.70%) OO
3 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.70%) OOD
3 4 (8.70%) MVC
4 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.52%) Open Source
5 2 (4.35%) Web Design
6 1 (2.17%) Content Management
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.17%) SEO
6 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) Ruby
3 19 (41.30%) Perl
3 19 (41.30%) Bash Shell
4 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) SQL
7 3 (6.52%) C#
8 1 (2.17%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (43.48%) Puppet
1 20 (43.48%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (41.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) Zend
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.17%) Google