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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 33 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.30% 11.39% 5.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 22.53% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 13
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £400 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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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
136 182 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.08% 50.56% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 109 89
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 16 (84.21%) HTML
3 15 (78.95%) CSS
4 12 (63.16%) MySQL
5 11 (57.89%) HTML5
5 11 (57.89%) Laravel
6 10 (52.63%) OOP
7 9 (47.37%) MVC
7 9 (47.37%) AngularJS
8 8 (42.11%) Symfony
9 7 (36.84%) Linux
10 6 (31.58%) Apache
11 5 (26.32%) LAMP
11 5 (26.32%) PHP5
11 5 (26.32%) jQuery
11 5 (26.32%) RESTful
12 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
12 4 (21.05%) nginx
12 4 (21.05%) PHPUnit
12 4 (21.05%) CSS3
12 4 (21.05%) Twitter
12 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (15.79%) Android Development
13 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
13 3 (15.79%) Android
13 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (15.79%) Windows
13 3 (15.79%) Java
14 2 (10.53%) Python
14 2 (10.53%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (31.58%) Apache
2 4 (21.05%) nginx
3 2 (10.53%) Node.js
3 2 (10.53%) WordPress
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) PHPUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Firebug
2 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) PHP Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UI Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 15 (78.95%) CSS
3 11 (57.89%) HTML5
3 11 (57.89%) Laravel
4 9 (47.37%) AngularJS
5 8 (42.11%) Symfony
6 5 (26.32%) jQuery
6 5 (26.32%) RESTful
6 5 (26.32%) LAMP
7 4 (21.05%) CSS3
7 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (10.53%) LESS
9 1 (5.26%) Ember.js
9 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
9 1 (5.26%) Sass
9 1 (5.26%) REST
9 1 (5.26%) .NET
9 1 (5.26%) Web Services
9 1 (5.26%) XML
9 1 (5.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Android
2 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) OOP
2 9 (47.37%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.79%) Android Development
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Web Design
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) SEO
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) PHP5
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Twitter
2 1 (5.26%) Zend