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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 50 59 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 1.54% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.36% 4.55% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £380
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 £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +20.00%
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
261 308 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.12% 33.77% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 156 193
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £33.25 £31.56 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £18.03 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £48.50 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Chester +14 4 £98 -80.50% 2
Warrington -5 3 £468 - 2
Crewe -5 1 - - 3
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Winsford - - - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
2 23 (62.16%) Java
2 23 (62.16%) Linux
3 20 (54.05%) Open Source
4 19 (51.35%) Python
5 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (48.65%) C++
5 18 (48.65%) Unit Testing
6 17 (45.95%) NoSQL
6 17 (45.95%) BDD
6 17 (45.95%) HTML
6 17 (45.95%) C#
6 17 (45.95%) TDD
7 16 (43.24%) SQL
7 16 (43.24%) Ruby
7 16 (43.24%) JSON
8 15 (40.54%) Scala
8 15 (40.54%) CSS
9 14 (37.84%) RESTful
10 13 (35.14%) Web Services
10 13 (35.14%) XML
11 12 (32.43%) XHTML
12 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
13 8 (21.62%) MySQL
14 7 (18.92%) Ajax
14 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
14 7 (18.92%) REST
15 5 (13.51%) Subversion
15 5 (13.51%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.81%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) WordPress
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) NoSQL
2 8 (21.62%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Redis
4 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
4 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.81%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (94.59%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) PHP Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Magento Developer
6 3 (8.11%) PHP Magento Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Magento Developer
8 1 (2.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) C++ Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (2.70%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) HTML
2 16 (43.24%) JSON
3 15 (40.54%) CSS
4 14 (37.84%) RESTful
5 13 (35.14%) Web Services
5 13 (35.14%) XML
6 12 (32.43%) XHTML
7 7 (18.92%) Ajax
7 7 (18.92%) REST
8 5 (13.51%) LAMP
9 4 (10.81%) HTML5
10 3 (8.11%) .NET
11 2 (5.41%) J2EE
11 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
11 2 (5.41%) XSLT
11 2 (5.41%) JSP
11 2 (5.41%) JSF
11 2 (5.41%) jQuery
11 2 (5.41%) Symfony
11 2 (5.41%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 20 (54.05%) Open Source
2 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) Chemistry
3 1 (2.70%) Biology
3 1 (2.70%) Life Science
3 1 (2.70%) Wiki
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) CentOS
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (48.65%) Unit Testing
2 17 (45.95%) BDD
2 17 (45.95%) TDD
3 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.51%) OO
4 5 (13.51%) Web Design
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.81%) OO PHP
6 2 (5.41%) OOP
6 2 (5.41%) MVC
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.70%) Web Development
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.70%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
2 23 (62.16%) Java
3 19 (51.35%) Python
4 18 (48.65%) C++
5 17 (45.95%) C#
6 16 (43.24%) SQL
6 16 (43.24%) Ruby
7 15 (40.54%) Scala
8 5 (13.51%) PHP5
9 1 (2.70%) R
9 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.70%) VB
9 1 (2.70%) Perl
9 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) GPFS
1 1 (2.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.70%) YUM
1 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Zend
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
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