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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 27 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.38% 4.43% 4.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.75% 8.76% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 19
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£200 £225 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -23.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £358 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -33.33%
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
163 137 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 50.15% 50.55% 53.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 120
Average daily rate £350 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 27 (62.79%) HTML
2 25 (58.14%) CSS
3 22 (51.16%) MySQL
3 22 (51.16%) Tcl
4 20 (46.51%) Perl
5 19 (44.19%) JavaScript
5 19 (44.19%) jQuery
6 17 (39.53%) HTML5
7 13 (30.23%) LAMP
7 13 (30.23%) Oracle
7 13 (30.23%) Open Source
8 12 (27.91%) SQL
9 11 (25.58%) CSS3
10 9 (20.93%) Laravel
10 9 (20.93%) OAuth
10 9 (20.93%) OpenID
10 9 (20.93%) OpenSSO
10 9 (20.93%) OOP
11 8 (18.60%) Apache
12 7 (16.28%) MVC
12 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
13 6 (13.95%) PHP5
13 6 (13.95%) Linux
14 5 (11.63%) Symfony
14 5 (11.63%) Python
14 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
14 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
14 5 (11.63%) SMTP
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.63%) Windows

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (18.60%) Apache
2 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.30%) nginx
3 4 (9.30%) WordPress
4 2 (4.65%) Moodle
4 2 (4.65%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Shopify
2 1 (2.33%) Zen Cart
2 1 (2.33%) osCommerce
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SMTP
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) PHPUnit
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.33%) Grunt
5 1 (2.33%) Firebug
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (90.70%) Developer
2 24 (55.81%) PHP Developer
3 14 (32.56%) Web Developer
4 6 (13.95%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Build Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Developer
5 2 (4.65%) CSS Developer
5 2 (4.65%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Moodle Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.65%) Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Perl Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) HTML
2 25 (58.14%) CSS
3 19 (44.19%) jQuery
4 17 (39.53%) HTML5
5 13 (30.23%) LAMP
6 11 (25.58%) CSS3
7 9 (20.93%) Laravel
7 9 (20.93%) OAuth
7 9 (20.93%) OpenID
8 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.63%) Symfony
10 4 (9.30%) RESTful
10 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (9.30%) XML
11 2 (4.65%) REST
11 2 (4.65%) .NET
12 1 (2.33%) DOM
12 1 (2.33%) XHTML
12 1 (2.33%) Flash
12 1 (2.33%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Open Source
2 2 (4.65%) Graphic Design
2 2 (4.65%) VLE
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) HPUX
4 2 (4.65%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Debian
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) OOP
2 7 (16.28%) MVC
3 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.98%) Android Development
4 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.98%) Web Development
5 2 (4.65%) Release Management
5 2 (4.65%) Test Management
5 2 (4.65%) Line Management
5 2 (4.65%) Progressive Enhancement
5 2 (4.65%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (4.65%) Workflow
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) Scrum
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.33%) OO
6 1 (2.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Process Management
6 1 (2.33%) SEO
6 1 (2.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Tcl
2 20 (46.51%) Perl
3 19 (44.19%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.91%) SQL
5 6 (13.95%) PHP5
6 5 (11.63%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.65%) Korn
8 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Twitter
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Zend
5 1 (2.33%) Facebook