The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Edinburgh 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 74 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +4
Contract jobs citing PHP 10 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 1.96% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 7.49% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £324 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
451 267 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.32% 26.10% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 105 91
Average daily rate £363 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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 20 (90.91%) HTML
2 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 17 (77.27%) CSS
4 10 (45.45%) MySQL
5 9 (40.91%) Web Development
6 7 (31.82%) Web Services
7 6 (27.27%) XML
7 6 (27.27%) WordPress
8 5 (22.73%) jQuery
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) XHTML
9 4 (18.18%) MVC
9 4 (18.18%) CMS
9 4 (18.18%) OOP
9 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) JSON
10 3 (13.64%) Android
10 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
10 3 (13.64%) Graphic Design
10 3 (13.64%) PostGIS
10 3 (13.64%) Android Development
10 3 (13.64%) iOS Development
10 3 (13.64%) HTML5
10 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
10 3 (13.64%) Backbone.js
10 3 (13.64%) OO
10 3 (13.64%) .NET
10 3 (13.64%) SOAP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (27.27%) WordPress
2 4 (18.18%) CMS
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) Drupal
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Moodle
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Introscope
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) International Banking
1 1 (4.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) UI Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) UI Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Moodle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) HTML
2 17 (77.27%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) XML
5 5 (22.73%) XHTML
5 5 (22.73%) jQuery
6 4 (18.18%) JSON
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
7 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 3 (13.64%) HTML5
7 3 (13.64%) Backbone.js
7 3 (13.64%) PostGIS
8 2 (9.09%) CSS3
8 2 (9.09%) XSLT
8 2 (9.09%) Java EE
8 2 (9.09%) Classic ASP
8 2 (9.09%) Middleware
9 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
9 1 (4.55%) EDI
9 1 (4.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Graphic Design
1 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
2 2 (9.09%) Blog
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.55%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Web Development
2 4 (18.18%) OOP
2 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 4 (18.18%) MVC
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) OO
3 3 (13.64%) Android Development
3 3 (13.64%) iOS Development
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.55%) User Stories
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) UML
5 1 (4.55%) SEO
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) XQuery
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 2 (9.09%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) IBM
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) CA
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle