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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 71 59 84
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +25
Contract jobs citing PHP 84 74 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.72% 3.10% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.65% 7.43% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 35
Average daily rate
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£330 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.78% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £57.50 £25.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.49% +39.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +18.18%
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
1263 996 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 40.87% 41.76% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 509 618
Average daily rate £365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 102 93
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +4 38 £320 +10.34% 25
Hertfordshire -13 23 £335 +16.52% 17
Essex -15 11 £338 +35.00% 3
Suffolk +7 7 £375 +97.36% 3
Norfolk -12 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire -23 2 - - 5
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 103 (60.59%) HTML
2 98 (57.65%) CSS
3 80 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 64 (37.65%) MySQL
5 63 (37.06%) jQuery
6 60 (35.29%) HTML5
7 48 (28.24%) CSS3
8 41 (24.12%) Perl
9 35 (20.59%) Open Source
10 34 (20.00%) Tcl
11 33 (19.41%) Linux
12 30 (17.65%) Oracle
13 26 (15.29%) SQL
14 24 (14.12%) Python
14 24 (14.12%) WordPress
15 23 (13.53%) LAMP
16 22 (12.94%) Ruby
17 21 (12.35%) Drupal
17 21 (12.35%) Java
18 20 (11.76%) .NET
18 20 (11.76%) OO
18 20 (11.76%) MVC
18 20 (11.76%) OAuth
18 20 (11.76%) OpenID
18 20 (11.76%) OpenSSO
19 18 (10.59%) Web Development
19 18 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
20 17 (10.00%) E-Commerce
21 16 (9.41%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 24 (14.12%) WordPress
2 21 (12.35%) Drupal
3 16 (9.41%) MS Exchange
4 15 (8.82%) Apache
5 8 (4.71%) CMS
6 6 (3.53%) Node.js
7 4 (2.35%) Moodle
8 3 (1.76%) SilverStripe
8 3 (1.76%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.59%) concrete5
10 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.59%) JBoss
10 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.59%) IIS
10 1 (0.59%) Jadu
10 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.18%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (6.47%) Magento
2 2 (1.18%) Shopify
3 1 (0.59%) Zen Cart
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.59%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.59%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.41%) SMTP
2 11 (6.47%) HTTP
3 9 (5.29%) Wireless
3 9 (5.29%) NAS
3 9 (5.29%) Broadband
4 8 (4.71%) Telnet
4 8 (4.71%) Internet
4 8 (4.71%) Firewall
4 8 (4.71%) DHCP
4 8 (4.71%) FTP
5 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.59%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (37.65%) MySQL
2 9 (5.29%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.53%) Redis
4 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 10 (5.88%) Selenium
2 8 (4.71%) Subversion
3 7 (4.12%) JIRA
3 7 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (3.53%) Grunt
5 5 (2.94%) Redmine
5 5 (2.94%) Trac
5 5 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.94%) JUnit
5 5 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 5 (2.94%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.35%) Yeoman
6 4 (2.35%) Bower
7 3 (1.76%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.59%) Behat
9 1 (0.59%) Firebug
9 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (4.71%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Publishing
3 6 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.76%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 141 (82.94%) Developer
2 60 (35.29%) PHP Developer
3 33 (19.41%) Web Developer
4 16 (9.41%) Drupal Developer
5 10 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (4.71%) Front-End Developer
6 8 (4.71%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (3.53%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) WordPress Developer
7 6 (3.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (2.35%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (2.35%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.35%) Programmer
8 4 (2.35%) Magento Developer
9 3 (1.76%) Analyst
9 3 (1.76%) Junior
9 3 (1.76%) Junior Developer
10 2 (1.18%) Perl Developer
10 2 (1.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (1.18%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (60.59%) HTML
2 98 (57.65%) CSS
3 63 (37.06%) jQuery
4 60 (35.29%) HTML5
5 48 (28.24%) CSS3
6 23 (13.53%) LAMP
7 20 (11.76%) .NET
7 20 (11.76%) OAuth
7 20 (11.76%) OpenID
8 12 (7.06%) XML
8 12 (7.06%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.88%) Web Services
10 9 (5.29%) Symfony
11 8 (4.71%) REST
11 8 (4.71%) Backbone.js
12 7 (4.12%) LESS
13 5 (2.94%) Sass
14 4 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (2.35%) Ajax
14 4 (2.35%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.59%) Open Source
2 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.12%) Kindle
3 7 (4.12%) User Experience
4 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.35%) STB
5 4 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.76%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.76%) Replication
7 2 (1.18%) Life Science
7 2 (1.18%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.18%) VLE
7 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.18%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.41%) Linux
2 11 (6.47%) Windows
3 6 (3.53%) UNIX
4 5 (2.94%) Android
5 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.18%) Debian
5 2 (1.18%) AIX
5 2 (1.18%) HPUX
5 2 (1.18%) Solaris
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.59%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.59%) Gentoo
6 1 (0.59%) CentOS
6 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.76%) OO
1 20 (11.76%) MVC
2 18 (10.59%) Web Development
2 18 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 14 (8.24%) Scrum
5 10 (5.88%) Line Management
6 9 (5.29%) TDD
7 7 (4.12%) Unit Testing
7 7 (4.12%) Code Coverage
8 6 (3.53%) CRM
8 6 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (2.94%) DevOps
9 5 (2.94%) Functional Testing
9 5 (2.94%) SEO
9 5 (2.94%) Use Case
10 4 (2.35%) Project Planning
10 4 (2.35%) Test Automation
10 4 (2.35%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 41 (24.12%) Perl
3 34 (20.00%) Tcl
4 26 (15.29%) SQL
5 24 (14.12%) Python
6 22 (12.94%) Ruby
7 21 (12.35%) Java
8 13 (7.65%) VB.NET
9 12 (7.06%) PHP5
10 11 (6.47%) Bash Shell
10 11 (6.47%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.71%) C#
12 5 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.94%) C
13 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.18%) Korn
15 2 (1.18%) VB
15 2 (1.18%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.76%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.29%) Firmware
2 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (11.76%) OpenSSO
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (17.65%) Oracle
2 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.12%) Zend
4 3 (1.76%) Cognos
4 3 (1.76%) Adobe
4 3 (1.76%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.18%) VMware
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco
5 2 (1.18%) Actuate
5 2 (1.18%) Twitter
6 1 (0.59%) CyberSource
6 1 (0.59%) DataCash
6 1 (0.59%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.59%) Facebook
6 1 (0.59%) HP
6 1 (0.59%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.59%) Google
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