The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 50 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 1.64% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.65% 4.81% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £308 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
PHP
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
248 312 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.12% 34.17% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 140 178
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £50.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -37.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £13.55 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +16 4 £273 +7.92% 4
Crewe -7 3 - -
Nantwich - 1 £235 -
Warrington - 1 £425 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 5
Macclesfield - - - - 2
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (65.85%) JavaScript
2 25 (60.98%) Java
3 22 (53.66%) Linux
4 21 (51.22%) HTML
5 20 (48.78%) Open Source
6 19 (46.34%) C#
6 19 (46.34%) Python
7 18 (43.90%) C++
7 18 (43.90%) SQL
7 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (43.90%) Unit Testing
8 17 (41.46%) TDD
8 17 (41.46%) BDD
8 17 (41.46%) NoSQL
8 17 (41.46%) CSS
9 16 (39.02%) Ruby
10 15 (36.59%) JSON
10 15 (36.59%) Scala
11 14 (34.15%) RESTful
11 14 (34.15%) XML
12 13 (31.71%) Web Services
13 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (26.83%) XHTML
15 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
16 9 (21.95%) MySQL
17 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
18 7 (17.07%) Ajax
19 6 (14.63%) OO
19 6 (14.63%) HTML5
19 6 (14.63%) REST

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (9.76%) Apache
2 3 (7.32%) CMS
3 2 (4.88%) IIS
3 2 (4.88%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.44%) WordPress
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) NoSQL
2 9 (21.95%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.44%) QUnit
4 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (95.12%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) PHP Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (7.32%) PHP Magento Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Magento Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Java Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (2.44%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) HTML
2 17 (41.46%) CSS
3 15 (36.59%) JSON
4 14 (34.15%) RESTful
4 14 (34.15%) XML
5 13 (31.71%) Web Services
6 11 (26.83%) XHTML
7 7 (17.07%) Ajax
8 6 (14.63%) HTML5
8 6 (14.63%) REST
9 5 (12.20%) jQuery
9 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 4 (9.76%) LAMP
10 4 (9.76%) XSLT
11 3 (7.32%) Spring
11 3 (7.32%) Laravel
11 3 (7.32%) Symfony
12 2 (4.88%) Sass
12 2 (4.88%) Apache Camel
12 2 (4.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Open Source
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) EPoS
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
3 1 (2.44%) Chemistry
3 1 (2.44%) Biology
3 1 (2.44%) Life Science
3 1 (2.44%) Wiki
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) CentOS
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (43.90%) Unit Testing
2 17 (41.46%) TDD
2 17 (41.46%) BDD
3 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
5 6 (14.63%) OO
6 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.76%) OOP
6 4 (9.76%) Web Design
7 3 (7.32%) OO PHP
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) MVC
8 2 (4.88%) SOA
8 2 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.88%) Build Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.44%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
2 25 (60.98%) Java
3 19 (46.34%) C#
3 19 (46.34%) Python
4 18 (43.90%) C++
4 18 (43.90%) SQL
5 16 (39.02%) Ruby
6 15 (36.59%) Scala
7 5 (12.20%) PHP5
8 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.44%) VB
9 1 (2.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.44%) C
9 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) PhD
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Varnish
1 1 (2.44%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Nagios
1 1 (2.44%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.44%) YUM
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Zend
2 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
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