The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 23 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.52% 8.04% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.60% 15.52% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Average daily rate
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£466 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +55.55%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
93 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 64.14% 51.79% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 26 21
Average daily rate £438 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (86.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (72.73%) DV Cleared
4 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 16 (72.73%) Apache Ivy
4 16 (72.73%) Subversion
4 16 (72.73%) Maven
4 16 (72.73%) Lua
4 16 (72.73%) Release Management
4 16 (72.73%) Perl
4 16 (72.73%) Java
4 16 (72.73%) Ant
4 16 (72.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 16 (72.73%) UNIX
4 16 (72.73%) OO
4 16 (72.73%) Python
4 16 (72.73%) ClearCase
5 14 (63.64%) Scrum
6 10 (45.45%) Sun
6 10 (45.45%) Sun Certification
7 8 (36.36%) OOD
7 8 (36.36%) Ruby
7 8 (36.36%) OCPJP
7 8 (36.36%) J2EE
7 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
8 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 6 (27.27%) User Stories
9 6 (27.27%) MySQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (22.73%) Drupal
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Solr
2 3 (13.64%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Ant
1 16 (72.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 16 (72.73%) ClearCase
1 16 (72.73%) Subversion
1 16 (72.73%) Maven
1 16 (72.73%) Apache Ivy
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (72.73%) Java Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Senior Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) J2EE
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) UNIX
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (72.73%) Release Management
3 16 (72.73%) OO
4 14 (63.64%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) OOD
6 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 6 (27.27%) User Stories
8 3 (13.64%) Web Design
9 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (72.73%) Perl
2 16 (72.73%) Python
2 16 (72.73%) Lua
2 16 (72.73%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 8 (36.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) DV Cleared
1 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) Sun Certification
3 8 (36.36%) OCPJP
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Varnish
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Sun