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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 19 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.28% 0.97% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.53% 2.17% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£311 £253 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
38 92 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.15% 44.66% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 16
Average daily rate £363 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £155 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 13
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% +8.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) J2EE
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) JSP
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) XSLT
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 4 (44.44%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) PHP5
5 2 (22.22%) JSF
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Sass
5 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (11.11%) QUnit
6 1 (11.11%) LESS
6 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (11.11%) OO PHP
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
6 1 (11.11%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Joomla!
1 1 (11.11%) Drupal
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) QUnit
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Magento Developer
4 1 (11.11%) CakePHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Magento Developer
4 1 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) REST
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) J2EE
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) JSP
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) XSLT
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) JSF
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) Sass
5 1 (11.11%) LESS
5 1 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (11.11%) Memcached
5 1 (11.11%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) OO PHP
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Varnish
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Zend