The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 of England 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 68 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 74 67 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.58% 2.85% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.73% 7.23% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.66 £113.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% -80.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £19.58 £52.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.66 £174.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.66 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+32.39% +29.48%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1100 927 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.35% 39.48% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 477 590
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 96 132
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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England

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 11 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 July 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 -3 24 £388 +72.22% 24
Norfolk +5 17 £250 -16.66% 5
Essex -11 12 £165 -43.82% 6
Suffolk -15 9 £300 +20.00% 3
Hertfordshire -4 8 £299 -13.09% 20
Bedfordshire -19 4 £204 -15.10% 5
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 99 (56.90%) JavaScript
2 94 (54.02%) HTML
3 88 (50.57%) CSS
4 75 (43.10%) MySQL
4 75 (43.10%) jQuery
5 46 (26.44%) HTML5
6 44 (25.29%) OO
7 41 (23.56%) Linux
8 37 (21.26%) Java
9 35 (20.11%) MVC
10 34 (19.54%) CSS3
11 31 (17.82%) Oracle
12 29 (16.67%) .NET
12 29 (16.67%) Apache
13 28 (16.09%) Web Services
14 27 (15.52%) Drupal
15 26 (14.94%) Perl
16 25 (14.37%) C#
16 25 (14.37%) XHTML
16 25 (14.37%) LAMP
16 25 (14.37%) PHP5
17 23 (13.22%) E-Commerce
18 22 (12.64%) Ajax
18 22 (12.64%) WordPress
19 21 (12.07%) Android
19 21 (12.07%) Open Source
20 19 (10.92%) Ruby
20 19 (10.92%) Tcl
21 17 (9.77%) SQL
21 17 (9.77%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 29 (16.67%) Apache
2 27 (15.52%) Drupal
3 22 (12.64%) WordPress
4 15 (8.62%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.02%) Node.js
6 2 (1.15%) Moodle
6 2 (1.15%) SilverStripe
6 2 (1.15%) CMS
6 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.57%) concrete5
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Magento
2 5 (2.87%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.15%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (1.15%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.62%) SMTP
2 13 (7.47%) Internet
3 9 (5.17%) HTTP
4 8 (4.60%) Intranet
5 7 (4.02%) Extranet
5 7 (4.02%) NAS
6 6 (3.45%) Telnet
6 6 (3.45%) Firewall
6 6 (3.45%) Wireless
6 6 (3.45%) Broadband
6 6 (3.45%) DHCP
6 6 (3.45%) FTP
7 2 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.57%) SSL
8 1 (0.57%) SAN
8 1 (0.57%) SSH
8 1 (0.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (43.10%) MySQL
2 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.87%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Subversion
2 9 (5.17%) JUnit
3 7 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.45%) Trac
4 6 (3.45%) Redmine
4 6 (3.45%) Bugzilla
4 6 (3.45%) JIRA
4 6 (3.45%) Selenium
4 6 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.72%) Maven
5 3 (1.72%) Ant
6 2 (1.15%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.15%) Grunt
6 2 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (5.17%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Publishing
2 7 (4.02%) Games
3 6 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (1.72%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.15%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.15%) Retail
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 145 (83.33%) Developer
2 47 (27.01%) PHP Developer
3 33 (18.97%) Web Developer
4 19 (10.92%) Drupal Developer
5 16 (9.20%) LAMP Developer
6 10 (5.75%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (4.60%) PHP Web Developer
8 7 (4.02%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 7 (4.02%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.87%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Programmer
10 5 (2.87%) Architect
10 5 (2.87%) UI Programmer
10 5 (2.87%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.30%) Network Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Administrator
11 4 (2.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (54.02%) HTML
2 88 (50.57%) CSS
3 75 (43.10%) jQuery
4 46 (26.44%) HTML5
5 34 (19.54%) CSS3
6 29 (16.67%) .NET
7 28 (16.09%) Web Services
8 25 (14.37%) XHTML
8 25 (14.37%) LAMP
9 22 (12.64%) Ajax
10 16 (9.20%) REST
11 15 (8.62%) OpenID
11 15 (8.62%) OAuth
11 15 (8.62%) WCF
12 14 (8.05%) XML
13 12 (6.90%) ASP.NET
14 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (4.60%) Android SDK
15 7 (4.02%) AngularJS
15 7 (4.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.07%) Open Source
2 7 (4.02%) Kindle
3 6 (3.45%) Firmware
4 4 (2.30%) Blog
5 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.72%) Replication
6 2 (1.15%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.15%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.57%) iPhone
7 1 (0.57%) DataPower
7 1 (0.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.57%) LLPG
7 1 (0.57%) Animation
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.57%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.56%) Linux
2 21 (12.07%) Android
3 17 (9.77%) Apple iOS
4 13 (7.47%) Windows
5 11 (6.32%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.30%) UNIX
7 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.29%) OO
2 35 (20.11%) MVC
3 23 (13.22%) E-Commerce
4 17 (9.77%) TDD
5 15 (8.62%) OOP
6 14 (8.05%) Scrum
7 12 (6.90%) Web Development
7 12 (6.90%) Android Development
7 12 (6.90%) iOS Development
8 10 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.02%) Project Planning
10 7 (4.02%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.02%) CRM
10 7 (4.02%) Code Coverage
10 7 (4.02%) Change Management
11 6 (3.45%) Use Case
12 5 (2.87%) OOD
12 5 (2.87%) DevOps
13 4 (2.30%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 99 (56.90%) JavaScript
2 37 (21.26%) Java
3 26 (14.94%) Perl
4 25 (14.37%) C#
4 25 (14.37%) PHP5
5 19 (10.92%) Tcl
5 19 (10.92%) Ruby
6 17 (9.77%) SQL
7 16 (9.20%) Python
8 8 (4.60%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.02%) C++
10 6 (3.45%) Delphi
10 6 (3.45%) C
10 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.45%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.72%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.72%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.62%) OpenSSO
2 12 (6.90%) Nagios
3 2 (1.15%) Puppet
3 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (17.82%) Oracle
2 16 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.90%) Zend
4 5 (2.87%) JD Edwards
4 5 (2.87%) SAP
5 3 (1.72%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.15%) IBM
6 2 (1.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.57%) Cognos
7 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) Actuate
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.57%) ESRI
7 1 (0.57%) Perforce
7 1 (0.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.57%) Lagan
7 1 (0.57%) Civica
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