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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 30 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.07% 0.82% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.43% 1.87% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£406 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +55.55%
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
92 107 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.02% 43.67% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 14
Average daily rate £401 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.79% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £140 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £376 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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 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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Jython
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) CMDB
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 3 (37.50%) NAS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) BMC
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Joomla!
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CMDB
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Web Development
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITSM
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Jython
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) BMC
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) HP