The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 39 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 26 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.27% 2.10% 2.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.36% 6.53% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 12
Average daily rate
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£495 £338 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
251 245 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.57% 32.19% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 116 199
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £50.00 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
North West

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +2 21 £510 -
Chester +8 2 £98 -80.50% 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (85.29%) JavaScript
2 25 (73.53%) Linux
3 19 (55.88%) HTML
3 19 (55.88%) Java
4 18 (52.94%) CSS
4 18 (52.94%) Ruby
4 18 (52.94%) Open Source
5 17 (50.00%) BDD
5 17 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 17 (50.00%) JSON
5 17 (50.00%) C#
5 17 (50.00%) C++
5 17 (50.00%) SQL
5 17 (50.00%) Python
6 16 (47.06%) Unit Testing
6 16 (47.06%) TDD
7 15 (44.12%) XHTML
8 14 (41.18%) Scala
9 13 (38.24%) RESTful
9 13 (38.24%) XML
9 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (35.29%) Web Services
11 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (26.47%) MySQL
13 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
14 7 (20.59%) Ajax
15 6 (17.65%) CMS
15 6 (17.65%) PHP5
15 6 (17.65%) Web Design
15 6 (17.65%) OO

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) WordPress
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Drupal
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (26.47%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.71%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (94.12%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) PHP Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) PHP Magento Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Magento Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.94%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) HTML
2 18 (52.94%) CSS
3 17 (50.00%) JSON
4 15 (44.12%) XHTML
5 13 (38.24%) XML
5 13 (38.24%) RESTful
6 12 (35.29%) Web Services
7 7 (20.59%) Ajax
8 5 (14.71%) REST
8 5 (14.71%) LAMP
9 4 (11.76%) jQuery
10 2 (5.88%) Symfony
10 2 (5.88%) Sass
11 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.94%) CodeIgniter
11 1 (2.94%) Django
11 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (2.94%) CSS3
11 1 (2.94%) Laravel
11 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) BDD
2 16 (47.06%) Unit Testing
2 16 (47.06%) TDD
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.65%) Web Design
5 6 (17.65%) OO
6 5 (14.71%) OO PHP
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) OOP
8 2 (5.88%) SEO
8 2 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (5.88%) Content Management
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Web Development
9 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.94%) MVC
9 1 (2.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) JavaScript
2 19 (55.88%) Java
3 18 (52.94%) Ruby
4 17 (50.00%) SQL
4 17 (50.00%) Python
4 17 (50.00%) C#
4 17 (50.00%) C++
5 14 (41.18%) Scala
6 6 (17.65%) PHP5
7 1 (2.94%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Zend
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle