The table below looks at the statistics for PHP5 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 PHP5 over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 69 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing PHP5 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 0.51% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 1.79% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
327 223 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.54% 28.44% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 124 106
Average daily rate £368 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £520 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £20.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

PHP5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP5 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

PHP5
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP5 across the Cheshire region.

PHP5 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

PHP5
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing PHP5 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 PHP5.

1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) PhpStorm
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing PHP5 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 PHP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) PhpStorm
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script