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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 72 37 52
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 2.81% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 11.27% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £285 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
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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
406 275 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.83% 24.93% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 112 90
Average daily rate £365 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.42 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
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 29 August 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) JavaScript
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
3 7 (41.18%) MySQL
3 7 (41.18%) Web Development
4 5 (29.41%) WordPress
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) XHTML
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) JSON
5 4 (23.53%) CMS
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) PostGIS
6 3 (17.65%) Android Development
6 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
6 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (17.65%) Digital Media
6 3 (17.65%) Backbone.js
6 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
6 3 (17.65%) Android
6 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (17.65%) OOP
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) .NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (29.41%) WordPress
2 4 (23.53%) CMS
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Introscope
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) International Banking
1 1 (5.88%) German Language
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) WordPress Developer
3 3 (17.65%) UI Programmer
3 3 (17.65%) PHP Developer
3 3 (17.65%) UI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) XHTML
5 4 (23.53%) JSON
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) PostGIS
6 3 (17.65%) Backbone.js
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
7 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) Java EE
7 2 (11.76%) Middleware
8 1 (5.88%) CSS3
8 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.88%) HTML5
8 1 (5.88%) SAML
8 1 (5.88%) XSLT
8 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Digital Media
1 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.88%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (17.65%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Android Development
3 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) VB6
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CA Wily
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) CA
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle