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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 58 71 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing PHP 26 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.80% 0.99% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.44% 2.86% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £305 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.29 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.66% +65.73%
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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
404 420 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.92% 34.60% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 279 94
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +96.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £52.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 30 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 21 (46.67%) HTML
3 19 (42.22%) CSS
4 18 (40.00%) Web Development
5 15 (33.33%) Linux
6 12 (26.67%) Web Services
6 12 (26.67%) XML
6 12 (26.67%) WordPress
7 11 (24.44%) JSON
7 11 (24.44%) MySQL
8 10 (22.22%) Java
8 10 (22.22%) Python
8 10 (22.22%) SOAP
8 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (22.22%) HTML5
8 10 (22.22%) Laravel
9 9 (20.00%) RESTful
9 9 (20.00%) Apache
9 9 (20.00%) Mac OS X
10 8 (17.78%) nginx
10 8 (17.78%) CSS3
10 8 (17.78%) PHP5
10 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
10 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
11 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
12 6 (13.33%) User Experience
12 6 (13.33%) MVC
12 6 (13.33%) TDD
12 6 (13.33%) HTTP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (26.67%) WordPress
2 9 (20.00%) Apache
3 8 (17.78%) nginx
4 5 (11.11%) CMS
5 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.44%) Joomla!
6 2 (4.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.22%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) CTI
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) MySQL
2 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Jasmine
1 4 (8.89%) Grunt
1 4 (8.89%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (8.89%) Bower
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) HttpUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.22%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.22%) JMeter
3 1 (2.22%) Xcode
3 1 (2.22%) NetBeans
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
1 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Developer
2 15 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.67%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Trainee Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Trainee Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Trainee
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.22%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) HTML
2 19 (42.22%) CSS
3 12 (26.67%) Web Services
3 12 (26.67%) XML
4 11 (24.44%) JSON
5 10 (22.22%) HTML5
5 10 (22.22%) Laravel
5 10 (22.22%) SOAP
6 9 (20.00%) RESTful
7 8 (17.78%) CSS3
7 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
8 5 (11.11%) jQuery
9 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (8.89%) D3.js
9 4 (8.89%) Sass
9 4 (8.89%) LESS
9 4 (8.89%) .NET
9 4 (8.89%) SVG
9 4 (8.89%) JavaBeans
9 4 (8.89%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Blog
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Web Development
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.33%) TDD
4 6 (13.33%) MVC
5 5 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Content Management
7 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.67%) Open Source
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.22%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) Python
3 8 (17.78%) PHP5
4 6 (13.33%) C#
5 4 (8.89%) Perl
6 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) SQL
8 1 (2.22%) VBScript
8 1 (2.22%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Alterian
2 1 (2.22%) Talend
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