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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 31 9 28
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.85% 11.15% 4.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.65% 23.53% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 15
Average daily rate
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£263 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £233 £185
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 £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
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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
129 153 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.81% 47.37% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 96
Average daily rate £338 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £35.00 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 March 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 March 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 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
1 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 17 (89.47%) CSS
3 12 (63.16%) MySQL
3 12 (63.16%) HTML5
4 11 (57.89%) Laravel
5 10 (52.63%) OOP
6 9 (47.37%) MVC
6 9 (47.37%) AngularJS
7 8 (42.11%) Symfony
8 7 (36.84%) jQuery
9 6 (31.58%) Apache
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) LAMP
10 5 (26.32%) PHP5
10 5 (26.32%) RESTful
10 5 (26.32%) CSS3
11 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (21.05%) Twitter
11 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
11 4 (21.05%) nginx
11 4 (21.05%) PHPUnit
12 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (15.79%) WordPress
12 3 (15.79%) Android
12 3 (15.79%) Windows
12 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
12 3 (15.79%) Android Development
13 2 (10.53%) Node.js
13 2 (10.53%) LESS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (15.79%) WordPress
4 2 (10.53%) Node.js
4 2 (10.53%) CMS
5 1 (5.26%) Drupal
5 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
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%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) PHP Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP LAMP Developer
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 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 17 (89.47%) CSS
3 12 (63.16%) HTML5
4 11 (57.89%) Laravel
5 9 (47.37%) AngularJS
6 8 (42.11%) Symfony
7 7 (36.84%) jQuery
8 5 (26.32%) LAMP
8 5 (26.32%) CSS3
8 5 (26.32%) RESTful
9 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (10.53%) LESS
11 1 (5.26%) Ember.js
11 1 (5.26%) Semantic HTML
11 1 (5.26%) OpenID
11 1 (5.26%) REST
11 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
11 1 (5.26%) Sass
11 1 (5.26%) OAuth
11 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) 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%) Web Design
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) SEO
5 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) PHP5
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Tcl
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Twitter
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) Zend
2 1 (5.26%) Facebook