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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 36 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 10 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.63% 9.21% 3.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 18.99% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £381 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +36.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £248 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £428 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.18% +64.44%
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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
162 179 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 42.63% 48.51% 51.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 123 81
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
1 16 (64.00%) HTML
2 15 (60.00%) CSS
3 12 (48.00%) Linux
4 11 (44.00%) OOP
4 11 (44.00%) MySQL
4 11 (44.00%) Laravel
5 10 (40.00%) HTML5
6 9 (36.00%) Java
6 9 (36.00%) MVC
7 8 (32.00%) Ruby
7 8 (32.00%) Symfony
7 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
8 7 (28.00%) Puppet
8 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (28.00%) Perl
8 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (28.00%) Ansible
8 7 (28.00%) DevOps
9 6 (24.00%) Apache
10 5 (20.00%) PHP5
10 5 (20.00%) LAMP
10 5 (20.00%) RESTful
11 4 (16.00%) CSS3
11 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (16.00%) Twitter
11 4 (16.00%) nginx
11 4 (16.00%) PHPUnit
11 4 (16.00%) Git (software)

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (24.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) nginx
3 2 (8.00%) WordPress
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) Drupal
4 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) PHPUnit
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Xcode
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 12 (48.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (28.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Web Developer
5 5 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 2 (8.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) HTML
2 15 (60.00%) CSS
3 11 (44.00%) Laravel
4 10 (40.00%) HTML5
5 8 (32.00%) Symfony
5 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (20.00%) LAMP
6 5 (20.00%) RESTful
7 4 (16.00%) CSS3
7 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (16.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) Web Services
8 1 (4.00%) .NET
8 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (4.00%) Sass
8 1 (4.00%) LESS
8 1 (4.00%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Debian
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) OOP
2 9 (36.00%) MVC
3 7 (28.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) Android Development
5 2 (8.00%) Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (36.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) Ruby
4 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (28.00%) Perl
5 5 (20.00%) PHP5
6 3 (12.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
1 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (28.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Twitter
2 1 (4.00%) Zend
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