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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 15 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.85% 3.98% 5.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.23% 7.18% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 15
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £205 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +18.18%
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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
181 181 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.53% 55.35% 62.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 78 128
Average daily rate £354 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.91% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £388 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 48
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +20.00%
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 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 34 (58.62%) Tcl
2 32 (55.17%) HTML
2 32 (55.17%) Perl
3 30 (51.72%) Open Source
4 29 (50.00%) jQuery
4 29 (50.00%) CSS
5 25 (43.10%) Oracle
5 25 (43.10%) HTML5
6 22 (37.93%) CSS3
6 22 (37.93%) MySQL
7 20 (34.48%) OpenID
7 20 (34.48%) OpenSSO
7 20 (34.48%) OAuth
8 16 (27.59%) MS Exchange
8 16 (27.59%) SMTP
9 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
10 12 (20.69%) LAMP
10 12 (20.69%) SQL
10 12 (20.69%) Python
11 11 (18.97%) Linux
11 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
12 10 (17.24%) Java
13 8 (13.79%) Scrum
13 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (13.79%) Ruby
14 7 (12.07%) Internet
14 7 (12.07%) OO
14 7 (12.07%) Line Management
15 5 (8.62%) REST
15 5 (8.62%) DevOps

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 16 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Apache
3 4 (6.90%) Node.js
3 4 (6.90%) WordPress
4 2 (3.45%) Moodle
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Shopify
2 1 (1.72%) osCommerce
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
2 1 (1.72%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) SMTP
2 7 (12.07%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.93%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Redis
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Grunt
2 2 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (81.03%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Web Developer
2 15 (25.86%) PHP Developer
3 2 (3.45%) HTML Developer
3 2 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (3.45%) Analyst
3 2 (3.45%) Applications Developer
3 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
3 2 (3.45%) Technical Support
3 2 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (3.45%) Perl Developer
3 2 (3.45%) Build Engineer
3 2 (3.45%) Software Build Engineer
3 2 (3.45%) Technical Developer
3 2 (3.45%) CSS Developer
3 2 (3.45%) Moodle Developer
3 2 (3.45%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (55.17%) HTML
2 29 (50.00%) CSS
2 29 (50.00%) jQuery
3 25 (43.10%) HTML5
4 22 (37.93%) CSS3
5 20 (34.48%) OAuth
5 20 (34.48%) OpenID
6 12 (20.69%) LAMP
7 5 (8.62%) REST
8 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.17%) XML
10 2 (3.45%) DOM
10 2 (3.45%) .NET
10 2 (3.45%) Memcached
10 2 (3.45%) Symfony
10 2 (3.45%) ExpressJS
10 2 (3.45%) XHTML
10 2 (3.45%) Laravel
10 2 (3.45%) Kafka
10 2 (3.45%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (51.72%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.45%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (3.45%) VLE
3 2 (3.45%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) UNIX
2 4 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) AIX
3 2 (3.45%) HPUX
3 2 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) Scrum
1 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.07%) OO
2 7 (12.07%) Line Management
3 5 (8.62%) DevOps
3 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.17%) Data Management
4 3 (5.17%) Web Development
5 2 (3.45%) Release Management
5 2 (3.45%) Test Management
5 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.45%) Progressive Enhancement
5 2 (3.45%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (3.45%) SOA
5 2 (3.45%) CRM
5 2 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.72%) Coaching
6 1 (1.72%) Process Management
6 1 (1.72%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Tcl
2 32 (55.17%) Perl
3 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 12 (20.69%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) Python
5 10 (17.24%) Java
6 8 (13.79%) Ruby
7 5 (8.62%) C
8 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.17%) PHP5
9 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.45%) Korn
9 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) OpenSSO
2 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Oracle
2 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.72%) Zend
4 1 (1.72%) Facebook
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) HP
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