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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 51 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 18 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.33% 1.53% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.20% 4.85% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 4
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£288 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £321 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
250 309 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.30% 31.47% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 155 154
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.65 £16.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Warrington -12 5 £300 +14.28% 1
Chester +13 4 £311 +23.26% 1
Runcorn - 2 - -
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Winsford - - - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (50.00%) MySQL
2 16 (47.06%) HTML
3 12 (35.29%) Java
3 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (35.29%) jQuery
4 11 (32.35%) HTML5
5 9 (26.47%) .NET
5 9 (26.47%) OO
6 8 (23.53%) CSS
7 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
8 6 (17.65%) XML
8 6 (17.65%) XSLT
8 6 (17.65%) Apache
8 6 (17.65%) C#
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
9 5 (14.71%) Python
9 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) MVC
9 5 (14.71%) REST
10 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (11.76%) Open Source
10 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.76%) PHP5
10 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 4 (11.76%) OOP
10 4 (11.76%) JSP
10 4 (11.76%) Web Services
10 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 4 (11.76%) J2EE

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (17.65%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.94%) Drupal
4 1 (2.94%) WordPress
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JUnit
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) Maven
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.94%) QUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (91.18%) Developer
2 13 (38.24%) PHP Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.82%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (2.94%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (2.94%) CakePHP Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Magento Developer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) HTML
2 12 (35.29%) jQuery
3 11 (32.35%) HTML5
4 9 (26.47%) .NET
5 8 (23.53%) CSS
6 6 (17.65%) XML
6 6 (17.65%) XSLT
7 5 (14.71%) REST
8 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (11.76%) JSP
8 4 (11.76%) Web Services
8 4 (11.76%) J2EE
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
9 3 (8.82%) RESTful
9 3 (8.82%) Spring
9 3 (8.82%) CSS3
9 3 (8.82%) CakePHP
10 2 (5.88%) Laravel
10 2 (5.88%) Sass
10 2 (5.88%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
4 1 (2.94%) Chemistry
4 1 (2.94%) Biology
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) Wiki
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) OO
2 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) MVC
4 4 (11.76%) OOP
4 4 (11.76%) TDD
4 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.76%) OO PHP
5 3 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (8.82%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) SOA
6 2 (5.88%) UML
6 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
6 2 (5.88%) Web Design
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.94%) BDD
7 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
1 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) PHP5
5 2 (5.88%) Scala
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Varnish
1 1 (2.94%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.94%) yum
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.82%) Zend