The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 East Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 56 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 40 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.48% 2.09% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.02% 6.14% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 14
Average daily rate £313 £258 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.35% +22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £207 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
570 440 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 35.34% 34.08% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 225 203
Average daily rate £300 £303 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £12.42 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.65 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -11 15 £300 +7.14% 13
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £300 +39.53% 16
Northamptonshire -1 11 £375 - 16
Derbyshire -16 2 £313 -3.84% 2
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
Rutland - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (76.00%) MySQL
2 49 (65.33%) JavaScript
3 45 (60.00%) CSS
4 43 (57.33%) HTML
5 38 (50.67%) jQuery
6 31 (41.33%) Zend
7 21 (28.00%) OO
7 21 (28.00%) HTML5
8 18 (24.00%) OOP
9 17 (22.67%) Apache
9 17 (22.67%) XML
9 17 (22.67%) CSS3
10 16 (21.33%) Linux
10 16 (21.33%) Ajax
11 14 (18.67%) Symfony
12 12 (16.00%) CodeIgniter
12 12 (16.00%) Retail
12 12 (16.00%) Scrum
13 11 (14.67%) Zend Framework
13 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
14 10 (13.33%) Subversion
15 9 (12.00%) Magento
15 9 (12.00%) MVC
16 8 (10.67%) Apple
16 8 (10.67%) XHTML
16 8 (10.67%) SQL
16 8 (10.67%) Git (software)
16 8 (10.67%) WordPress
16 8 (10.67%) Android
17 7 (9.33%) RESTful

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (22.67%) Apache
2 8 (10.67%) WordPress
3 5 (6.67%) CMS
4 4 (5.33%) Drupal
5 3 (4.00%) Moodle
6 2 (2.67%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.67%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.67%) Node.js
7 1 (1.33%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.67%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Magento
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) SSL
1 4 (5.33%) SSH
2 1 (1.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (76.00%) MySQL
2 4 (5.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.00%) SQLite
4 2 (2.67%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (2.67%) MS Access
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) Infinispan
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Subversion
2 8 (10.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.33%) PHPUnit
4 5 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.00%) PhoneGap
6 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.67%) Xcode
6 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.33%) Flash Builder
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 12 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 65 (86.67%) Developer
2 48 (64.00%) PHP Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Drupal Developer
6 4 (5.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 3 (4.00%) PHP Magento Developer
7 3 (4.00%) PHP Programmer
7 3 (4.00%) Programmer
7 3 (4.00%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Report Writer
8 2 (2.67%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (2.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (60.00%) CSS
2 43 (57.33%) HTML
3 38 (50.67%) jQuery
4 21 (28.00%) HTML5
5 17 (22.67%) XML
5 17 (22.67%) CSS3
6 16 (21.33%) Ajax
7 14 (18.67%) Symfony
8 12 (16.00%) CodeIgniter
9 11 (14.67%) Zend Framework
10 8 (10.67%) XHTML
11 7 (9.33%) RESTful
11 7 (9.33%) JSON
11 7 (9.33%) .NET
11 7 (9.33%) SOAP
11 7 (9.33%) LAMP
12 6 (8.00%) REST
12 6 (8.00%) Web Services
12 6 (8.00%) CakePHP
13 4 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.00%) iPhone
2 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.33%) VLE
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) Android
3 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.33%) CentOS
5 3 (4.00%) Windows Phone
5 3 (4.00%) Windows
6 2 (2.67%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) OO
2 18 (24.00%) OOP
3 12 (16.00%) Scrum
4 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
5 9 (12.00%) MVC
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.33%) Android Development
7 4 (5.33%) TDD
8 3 (4.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (4.00%) Web Development
8 3 (4.00%) SEO
8 3 (4.00%) CRM
9 2 (2.67%) B2C
9 2 (2.67%) Mobile Commerce
9 2 (2.67%) Project Management
9 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.67%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.67%) System Testing
9 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (65.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) Python
4 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) Zend
2 8 (10.67%) Apple
3 7 (9.33%) Rackspace
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle
5 5 (6.67%) Adobe
6 3 (4.00%) Google
6 3 (4.00%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.00%) Sybase
7 2 (2.67%) Cognos
7 2 (2.67%) JBoss
7 2 (2.67%) Symbian
8 1 (1.33%) Sencha
8 1 (1.33%) Twitter
8 1 (1.33%) BT
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