The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 41 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.27% 1.47% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% 3.95% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £245 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% +22.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.78 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +49.05%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
170 152 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 48.30% 37.35% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 110 32
Average daily rate £335 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -56.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Cardiff region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Cardiff region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Zend
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) CSS3
5 3 (23.08%) OO PHP
5 3 (23.08%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) Flash
6 2 (15.38%) XHTML
6 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
6 2 (15.38%) Zend Framework
6 2 (15.38%) Subversion
6 2 (15.38%) User Experience
6 2 (15.38%) Laravel
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) Information Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Magento
7 1 (7.69%) UX Design
7 1 (7.69%) nginx

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Drupal
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
1 1 (7.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Behat
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Magento Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Magento Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) HTML5
3 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 2 (15.38%) Laravel
4 2 (15.38%) Zend Framework
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) Flash
4 2 (15.38%) XHTML
5 1 (7.69%) LAMP
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
5 1 (7.69%) Sass
5 1 (7.69%) LESS
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) FuelPHP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
1 1 (7.69%) CentOS
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) OO PHP
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) Information Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) UX Design
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Zend
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat