The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 56 73 46
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -27
Contract jobs citing PHP 34 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.11% 0.70% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.61% 1.95% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £296 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
447 462 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 36.09% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 300 109
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 31 (63.27%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.86%) HTML
3 20 (40.82%) CSS
4 18 (36.73%) Python
5 17 (34.69%) Linux
6 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (28.57%) MySQL
7 12 (24.49%) AngularJS
8 11 (22.45%) jQuery
9 10 (20.41%) Web Development
9 10 (20.41%) Java
10 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.33%) WordPress
11 8 (16.33%) HTML5
11 8 (16.33%) TDD
11 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
11 8 (16.33%) MVC
12 7 (14.29%) Banking
12 7 (14.29%) Perl
12 7 (14.29%) SQL
12 7 (14.29%) Oracle
12 7 (14.29%) Web Services
12 7 (14.29%) CSS3
13 6 (12.24%) Backbone.js
14 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
14 5 (10.20%) Ajax
14 5 (10.20%) XML
14 5 (10.20%) Subversion
14 5 (10.20%) Finance
14 5 (10.20%) LAMP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 8 (16.33%) WordPress
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) CMS
3 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.12%) nginx
4 2 (4.08%) Drupal
5 1 (2.04%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.04%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) CTI
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Subversion
2 3 (6.12%) Bower
2 3 (6.12%) Jasmine
2 3 (6.12%) Grunt
2 3 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.04%) HttpUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (2.04%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.04%) JUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.04%) JMeter
4 1 (2.04%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) PHP Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Web Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Software Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.12%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.04%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Trainee Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Trainee Web Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Trainee
7 1 (2.04%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.04%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.04%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) HTML
2 20 (40.82%) CSS
3 12 (24.49%) AngularJS
4 11 (22.45%) jQuery
5 8 (16.33%) HTML5
6 7 (14.29%) CSS3
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (12.24%) Backbone.js
8 5 (10.20%) XML
8 5 (10.20%) LAMP
8 5 (10.20%) Ajax
9 4 (8.16%) JSON
9 4 (8.16%) SOAP
9 4 (8.16%) Laravel
9 4 (8.16%) RESTful
9 4 (8.16%) CakePHP
10 3 (6.12%) JSF
10 3 (6.12%) D3.js
10 3 (6.12%) Sass
10 3 (6.12%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) Web Development
3 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.33%) TDD
4 8 (16.33%) MVC
5 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Web Design
6 3 (6.12%) SDLC
6 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.12%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (4.08%) Open Source
7 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.08%) Content Management
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) JavaScript
2 18 (36.73%) Python
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 7 (14.29%) Perl
4 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (8.16%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) PHP5
6 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.08%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Alterian
2 1 (2.04%) Zend
2 1 (2.04%) Talend
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 26 days ago