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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 56 64 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -30
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 1.14% 4.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 3.19% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
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£275 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-27.83% -21.13%
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
294 282 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.40% 35.79% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 130 100
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £202 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 12
Average hourly rate £19.75 £34.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +70.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £140.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 3 £300 +33.33% 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 2
Knutsford - 2 - -
Chester - 1 - - 2
Crewe - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 6
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 4
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (62.07%) MySQL
2 15 (51.72%) HTML
3 13 (44.83%) jQuery
4 11 (37.93%) OO
4 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 9 (31.03%) CSS
6 8 (27.59%) HTML5
7 6 (20.69%) OO PHP
7 6 (20.69%) Java
7 6 (20.69%) .NET
7 6 (20.69%) MVC
8 5 (17.24%) Apache
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) C#
8 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
9 4 (13.79%) PHP5
9 4 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (13.79%) IIS
9 4 (13.79%) XML
9 4 (13.79%) XSLT
9 4 (13.79%) OOP
10 3 (10.34%) Python
10 3 (10.34%) Finance
10 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.34%) Windows
10 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
10 3 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (10.34%) CakePHP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (17.24%) Apache
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.45%) Drupal
4 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Maven
2 2 (6.90%) JUnit
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.45%) QUnit
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (93.10%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) PHP Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (10.34%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) Junior IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) HTML
2 13 (44.83%) jQuery
3 9 (31.03%) CSS
4 8 (27.59%) HTML5
5 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 4 (13.79%) XML
6 4 (13.79%) XSLT
6 4 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.34%) CakePHP
8 2 (6.90%) Apache Camel
8 2 (6.90%) XHTML
8 2 (6.90%) Middleware
8 2 (6.90%) Spring
8 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
8 2 (6.90%) REST
8 2 (6.90%) CSS3
8 2 (6.90%) Laravel
8 2 (6.90%) XSD
8 2 (6.90%) JSP
8 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) AIX
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) OO
2 6 (20.69%) MVC
2 6 (20.69%) OO PHP
3 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 4 (13.79%) OOP
4 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) UML
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
7 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL
7 1 (3.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) PHP5
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Jython
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
1 2 (6.90%) Zend
2 1 (3.45%) Sun
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) BMC
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