The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 24 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.76% 2.05% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.91% 5.21% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £325 £406 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
PHP
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
111 96 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 58.12% 39.34% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 74 47
Average daily rate £375 £401 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £315 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £476 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.50 £25.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Middleware
4 3 (25.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (16.67%) Drupal
5 2 (16.67%) Publishing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (16.67%) Drupal
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) PHP Developer
3 4 (33.33%) MySQL Developer
3 4 (33.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 4 (33.33%) XML Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Web Development
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) ERP
2 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) AppSense
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Talend
2 2 (16.67%) Vertica
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago