The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 59 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 34 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.24% 2.78% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.23% 7.92% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 18
Average daily rate
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£273 £265 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
PHP
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
470 568 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 31.02% 35.11% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 274 192
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £15.40 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.50 £51.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +23 18 £273 -9.16% 15
Nottinghamshire +14 5 £295 +7.27% 11
Northamptonshire -2 5 £200 -15.78% 11
Derbyshire -7 4 £320 +20.75% 1
Lincolnshire -2 1 - - 3
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 57 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 47 (61.84%) HTML
3 45 (59.21%) MySQL
3 45 (59.21%) CSS
4 35 (46.05%) jQuery
5 21 (27.63%) XML
6 18 (23.68%) Linux
7 17 (22.37%) Ajax
8 16 (21.05%) Subversion
8 16 (21.05%) Apache
8 16 (21.05%) HTML5
9 15 (19.74%) Zend
10 14 (18.42%) Symfony
10 14 (18.42%) MVC
11 13 (17.11%) OOP
12 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
13 11 (14.47%) WordPress
13 11 (14.47%) CSS3
13 11 (14.47%) Magento
13 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
13 11 (14.47%) RESTful
13 11 (14.47%) Rackspace
14 10 (13.16%) Rackspace Cloud
14 10 (13.16%) OO
14 10 (13.16%) .NET
14 10 (13.16%) C#
14 10 (13.16%) SQL
15 9 (11.84%) Java
15 9 (11.84%) CMS
15 9 (11.84%) JSON

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 16 (21.05%) Apache
2 11 (14.47%) WordPress
3 9 (11.84%) CMS
4 6 (7.89%) Drupal
5 3 (3.95%) Node.js
5 3 (3.95%) ExpressionEngine
5 3 (3.95%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.63%) Moodle
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Magento
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) SSL
1 6 (7.89%) SSH
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (59.21%) MySQL
2 6 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Subversion
2 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.58%) Selenium
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.95%) JBehave
5 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) JIRA
6 2 (2.63%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Flash Builder
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (6.58%) Retail
2 4 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Local Government
4 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (81.58%) Developer
2 38 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 16 (21.05%) Web Developer
4 10 (13.16%) Magento Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (7.89%) PHP Web Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.58%) Administrator
7 5 (6.58%) Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Programmer
8 4 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.26%) PHP Programmer
8 4 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.95%) PHP Magento Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Web Programmer
9 3 (3.95%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.84%) HTML
2 45 (59.21%) CSS
3 35 (46.05%) jQuery
4 21 (27.63%) XML
5 17 (22.37%) Ajax
6 16 (21.05%) HTML5
7 14 (18.42%) Symfony
8 11 (14.47%) CSS3
8 11 (14.47%) RESTful
9 10 (13.16%) .NET
10 9 (11.84%) JSON
11 8 (10.53%) CakePHP
12 7 (9.21%) LAMP
12 7 (9.21%) XHTML
13 6 (7.89%) Zend Framework
14 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
14 4 (5.26%) SOAP
14 4 (5.26%) REST
15 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
15 3 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.63%) E-Learning
2 2 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) Statistics
3 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) CentOS
2 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.95%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) MVC
2 13 (17.11%) OOP
3 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 10 (13.16%) OO
5 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.21%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (7.89%) TDD
8 5 (6.58%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.58%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (6.58%) Web Design
8 5 (6.58%) Project Management
9 4 (5.26%) SEO
9 4 (5.26%) Web Development
9 4 (5.26%) Migration
10 3 (3.95%) BDD
10 3 (3.95%) User Stories
10 3 (3.95%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.95%) CRM
11 2 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (13.16%) C#
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 9 (11.84%) Java
4 8 (10.53%) PHP5
5 4 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.32%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.32%) Golang
7 1 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) ISEB
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Zend
2 11 (14.47%) Rackspace
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) Adobe
5 3 (3.95%) Twitter
5 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 3 (3.95%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.63%) Google
6 2 (2.63%) Facebook
7 1 (1.32%) Apple
7 1 (1.32%) Perforce
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