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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 62 64 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Contract jobs citing PHP 17 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.70% 1.08% 4.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.16% 3.53% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +122.22%
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
409 255 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.86% 30.61% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 120 96
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Average hourly rate £19.75 £40.57 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.31% +179.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £30.46 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £140.00 £51.39
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Chester +11 5 £406 +26.95% 7
Knutsford - 5 £318 - 5
Macclesfield -9 1 £330 +46.66% 3
Warrington -17 1 £330 +10.00% 2
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (67.65%) MySQL
2 14 (41.18%) HTML
2 14 (41.18%) jQuery
3 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (38.24%) OO
4 10 (29.41%) CSS
5 9 (26.47%) SQL
5 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
5 9 (26.47%) PHP5
5 9 (26.47%) HTML5
6 8 (23.53%) OOP
7 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 6 (17.65%) OO PHP
8 5 (14.71%) MVC
8 5 (14.71%) C#
8 5 (14.71%) Windows
9 4 (11.76%) Linux
9 4 (11.76%) XML
9 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 4 (11.76%) Finance
9 4 (11.76%) TDD
9 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (11.76%) Subversion
10 3 (8.82%) CMDB
10 3 (8.82%) CakePHP
10 3 (8.82%) Degree
10 3 (8.82%) NAS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (8.82%) Apache
1 3 (8.82%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.94%) Drupal
3 1 (2.94%) WordPress
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) SAN
1 3 (8.82%) NAS
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (67.65%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.76%) Subversion
3 3 (8.82%) PhpStorm
4 2 (5.88%) JUnit
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Selenium
5 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 17 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Head of Technology
6 2 (5.88%) Junior PHP Developer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) Junior IT Support
7 1 (2.94%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) HTML
1 14 (41.18%) jQuery
2 10 (29.41%) CSS
3 9 (26.47%) HTML5
4 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (11.76%) XML
4 4 (11.76%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) CakePHP
5 3 (8.82%) CSS3
6 2 (5.88%) REST
6 2 (5.88%) J2EE
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.88%) XSLT
6 2 (5.88%) XHTML
6 2 (5.88%) JSP
6 2 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) CMDB
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows CE
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) OO
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
3 8 (23.53%) OOP
4 6 (17.65%) OO PHP
5 5 (14.71%) MVC
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) Service Management
8 2 (5.88%) ITSM
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Web Development
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
2 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) PHP5
3 5 (14.71%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) Jython
5 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Citrix
2 2 (5.88%) BMC
2 2 (5.88%) Remedy
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Sun
3 1 (2.94%) HP
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Rate: £250 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: From £175 to £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £285 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £310 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
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Rate: £320 - £400 per day
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