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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 50 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.85% 3.72% 2.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.90% 7.69% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Average daily rate £333 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% -6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%
PHP
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
205 143 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 47.45% 48.31% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 106 68
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £110.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -79.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) CSS
3 9 (56.25%) MySQL
4 8 (50.00%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) Ajax
4 8 (50.00%) jQuery
5 7 (43.75%) OO
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) Ruby
7 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (31.25%) HTML5
7 5 (31.25%) CSS3
7 5 (31.25%) QUnit
7 5 (31.25%) Jasmine
7 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (31.25%) Sinon.JS
7 5 (31.25%) RequireJS
7 5 (31.25%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) Subversion
7 5 (31.25%) Apache
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Hudson
8 4 (25.00%) Node.js
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (18.75%) RESTful

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) Node.js
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
4 1 (6.25%) Drupal
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) HPCC
3 1 (6.25%) Jackrabbit
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jasmine
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (31.25%) QUnit
1 5 (31.25%) Sinon.JS
1 5 (31.25%) Subversion
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Hudson
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) Trac
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Liquibase
4 1 (6.25%) Mockito
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Ruby Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) Ajax
2 8 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) RequireJS
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) LAMP
5 3 (18.75%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
6 2 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) CakePHP
7 1 (6.25%) Gearman
7 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.25%) Java EE
7 1 (6.25%) JSON
7 1 (6.25%) SAML
7 1 (6.25%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) SEO
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Cacti
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) OpenNMS
1 1 (6.25%) yum
1 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) VMware