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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 36 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.90% 4.62% 7.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 8.86% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Average daily rate £320 £200 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -22.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%
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
163 158 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.17% 52.15% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 74
Average daily rate £370 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 18 (62.07%) JavaScript
2 15 (51.72%) HTML
3 12 (41.38%) CSS
3 12 (41.38%) Python
4 10 (34.48%) MySQL
5 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Laravel
6 7 (24.14%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) Java
7 5 (17.24%) Games
7 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
7 5 (17.24%) Unreal Engine
7 5 (17.24%) jQuery
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 5 (17.24%) Qt
7 5 (17.24%) HTML5
7 5 (17.24%) CSS3
8 4 (13.79%) PostGIS
8 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
8 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (13.79%) LAMP
8 4 (13.79%) Ajax
8 4 (13.79%) Symfony
8 4 (13.79%) Zend
8 4 (13.79%) Perl
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Linux
8 4 (13.79%) OOP
8 4 (13.79%) OO
8 4 (13.79%) Siebel

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) BigMachines
1 2 (6.90%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) 802.15
2 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) X.509
2 1 (3.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) MySQL
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.24%) Games
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) PHP Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) PHP Zend Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
5 3 (10.34%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Django Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) HTML
2 12 (41.38%) CSS
3 7 (24.14%) Laravel
4 5 (17.24%) CSS3
4 5 (17.24%) HTML5
4 5 (17.24%) jQuery
4 5 (17.24%) Qt
4 5 (17.24%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (13.79%) Ajax
5 4 (13.79%) LAMP
5 4 (13.79%) PostGIS
5 4 (13.79%) Symfony
6 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.90%) Django
7 2 (6.90%) Doctrine
7 2 (6.90%) Mason
7 2 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (6.90%) Visualforce
7 2 (6.90%) XML
8 1 (3.45%) mod_perl
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fintech
2 1 (3.45%) Biology
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.79%) OO
3 4 (13.79%) OOP
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Web Development
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) CRM
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.45%) BDD
6 1 (3.45%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (3.45%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) JavaScript
2 12 (41.38%) Python
3 7 (24.14%) C++
4 5 (17.24%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Apex Code
7 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Siebel
1 4 (13.79%) Zend
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Perforce
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) Vertica
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