The first table below looks at the demand for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 29 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 Chester 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 20 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing PHP 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.48% 2.58% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 9.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£98 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-80.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +16.20%
Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
46 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.07% 27.74% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 17
Average daily rate £281 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £300 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
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PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Chester region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Zend
2 1 (25.00%) Django
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Magento
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Memcached
2 1 (25.00%) Varnish
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) XHTML
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Java

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Magento Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XHTML
2 1 (25.00%) Django
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Memcached
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) SEO
1 1 (25.00%) Web Design
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) Web Development
1 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Zend