The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 83 58 78
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +20
Contract jobs citing PHP 49 73 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.73% 3.00% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.56% 7.17% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 34
Average daily rate
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£250 £286 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £394 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Average hourly rate £57.50 £11.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -36.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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 of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1075 1018 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.95% 41.81% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 533 588
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 112 90
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £12.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Cambridgeshire -9 24 £225 -30.76% 18
Essex -16 15 £403 +91.66% 3
Hertfordshire -4 7 £238 -36.66% 15
Bedfordshire -19 2 £550 +41.93% 5
Norfolk +8 1 - - 3
Suffolk - - - - 4
East Anglia - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 90 (58.44%) HTML
1 90 (58.44%) CSS
2 75 (48.70%) JavaScript
3 69 (44.81%) MySQL
4 52 (33.77%) HTML5
5 47 (30.52%) jQuery
6 37 (24.03%) CSS3
7 30 (19.48%) Perl
8 29 (18.83%) Oracle
9 27 (17.53%) MVC
10 26 (16.88%) LAMP
10 26 (16.88%) Tcl
11 25 (16.23%) Linux
12 24 (15.58%) SQL
12 24 (15.58%) Git (software)
13 23 (14.94%) Python
13 23 (14.94%) AngularJS
14 22 (14.29%) Open Source
15 21 (13.64%) Apache
16 20 (12.99%) Laravel
16 20 (12.99%) WordPress
17 19 (12.34%) Ruby
17 19 (12.34%) Web Development
17 19 (12.34%) .NET
18 18 (11.69%) PHP5
19 17 (11.04%) Symfony
20 14 (9.09%) Java
20 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
21 13 (8.44%) Shell Script
21 13 (8.44%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 21 (13.64%) Apache
2 20 (12.99%) WordPress
3 11 (7.14%) Drupal
4 8 (5.19%) CMS
4 8 (5.19%) MS Exchange
4 8 (5.19%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.90%) nginx
5 6 (3.90%) Node.js
6 4 (2.60%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.95%) SilverStripe
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.30%) Moodle
9 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.65%) concrete5
9 1 (0.65%) Jadu
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) MS Office
1 3 (1.95%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Magento
2 2 (1.30%) Shopify
3 1 (0.65%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) SMTP
1 8 (5.19%) DNS
2 7 (4.55%) Wireless
2 7 (4.55%) NAS
2 7 (4.55%) Broadband
2 7 (4.55%) HTTP
3 5 (3.25%) Firewall
3 5 (3.25%) Telnet
3 5 (3.25%) DHCP
3 5 (3.25%) FTP
4 4 (2.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (44.81%) MySQL
2 9 (5.84%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.90%) Redis
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (15.58%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.14%) PHPUnit
3 8 (5.19%) Selenium
4 5 (3.25%) Subversion
4 5 (3.25%) Grunt
5 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.60%) Bower
5 4 (2.60%) Yeoman
5 4 (2.60%) JIRA
6 3 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.95%) Firebug
7 2 (1.30%) Trac
7 2 (1.30%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.30%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.30%) Redmine
8 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.65%) Behat
8 1 (0.65%) JUnit
8 1 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 7 (4.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.95%) Marketing
4 2 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 126 (81.82%) Developer
2 61 (39.61%) PHP Developer
3 35 (22.73%) Web Developer
4 11 (7.14%) PHP Web Developer
5 10 (6.49%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Drupal Developer
8 7 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (3.90%) WordPress Developer
10 5 (3.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Magento Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Junior
11 4 (2.60%) Junior Developer
11 4 (2.60%) MySQL Developer
12 3 (1.95%) Python Developer
12 3 (1.95%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (1.95%) Test Engineer
12 3 (1.95%) Software Engineer
12 3 (1.95%) Programmer
13 2 (1.30%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (58.44%) HTML
1 90 (58.44%) CSS
2 52 (33.77%) HTML5
3 47 (30.52%) jQuery
4 37 (24.03%) CSS3
5 26 (16.88%) LAMP
6 23 (14.94%) AngularJS
7 20 (12.99%) Laravel
8 19 (12.34%) .NET
9 17 (11.04%) Symfony
10 12 (7.79%) OAuth
10 12 (7.79%) OpenID
10 12 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (6.49%) Backbone.js
12 9 (5.84%) RESTful
13 8 (5.19%) Web Services
13 8 (5.19%) XML
14 7 (4.55%) REST
15 6 (3.90%) Sass
15 6 (3.90%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.29%) Open Source
2 7 (4.55%) User Experience
3 6 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.25%) STB
4 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.30%) VLE
6 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.30%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.30%) Life Science
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Linux
2 13 (8.44%) Windows
3 10 (6.49%) Solaris
4 5 (3.25%) Debian
4 5 (3.25%) UNIX
5 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.60%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.60%) Android
6 2 (1.30%) AIX
6 2 (1.30%) HPUX
7 1 (0.65%) Gentoo
7 1 (0.65%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.53%) MVC
2 19 (12.34%) Web Development
3 13 (8.44%) E-Commerce
3 13 (8.44%) OOP
4 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.14%) OO
6 9 (5.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (4.55%) Scrum
8 6 (3.90%) Web Design
8 6 (3.90%) Test Automation
8 6 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (3.90%) Unit Testing
8 6 (3.90%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.25%) TDD
9 5 (3.25%) CRM
10 4 (2.60%) Line Management
10 4 (2.60%) SOA
10 4 (2.60%) SEO
11 3 (1.95%) Software Engineering
11 3 (1.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 75 (48.70%) JavaScript
2 30 (19.48%) Perl
3 26 (16.88%) Tcl
4 24 (15.58%) SQL
5 23 (14.94%) Python
6 19 (12.34%) Ruby
7 18 (11.69%) PHP5
8 14 (9.09%) Java
9 13 (8.44%) Shell Script
10 10 (6.49%) VB.NET
10 10 (6.49%) C#
11 8 (5.19%) Bash Shell
11 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
12 5 (3.25%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.30%) VB
14 2 (1.30%) C++
14 2 (1.30%) Korn
15 1 (0.65%) Golang
Qualifications
1 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
1 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.90%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) Firmware
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Varnish
2 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) OpenSSO
2 2 (1.30%) cPanel
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (18.83%) Oracle
2 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.19%) Twitter
4 6 (3.90%) Zend
5 4 (2.60%) BEA
6 3 (1.95%) Adobe
6 3 (1.95%) Cognos
6 3 (1.95%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco
7 2 (1.30%) Actuate
7 2 (1.30%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Google
8 1 (0.65%) Facebook
8 1 (0.65%) hybris
8 1 (0.65%) KANA
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.65%) HP
8 1 (0.65%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) CyberSource
8 1 (0.65%) DataCash
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