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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 61 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing PHP 26 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.79% 1.98% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.70% 5.83% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £335 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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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
553 412 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.03% 33.97% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 226 144
Average daily rate £380 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) Java
3 23 (57.50%) Perl
4 21 (52.50%) Linux
5 20 (50.00%) Python
6 18 (45.00%) Security Testing
6 18 (45.00%) Big Data
7 16 (40.00%) UNIX
7 16 (40.00%) C++
8 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 13 (32.50%) Degree
9 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
10 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 12 (30.00%) Web Services
11 10 (25.00%) XML
11 10 (25.00%) SOAP
11 10 (25.00%) JSON
12 9 (22.50%) RESTful
12 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
12 9 (22.50%) HTML
13 8 (20.00%) CSS
13 8 (20.00%) Apache
13 8 (20.00%) Information Security
13 8 (20.00%) Product Management
13 8 (20.00%) Open Source
14 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (15.00%) MySQL
14 6 (15.00%) .NET
14 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (12.50%) Mac OS X

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (20.00%) Apache
2 5 (12.50%) nginx
2 5 (12.50%) WordPress
3 4 (10.00%) CMS
4 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) Drupal
6 1 (2.50%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) Big Data
2 6 (15.00%) MySQL
2 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) JMeter
3 3 (7.50%) JUnit
3 3 (7.50%) HttpUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Calabash
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Xcode
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Concordion
4 1 (2.50%) Trac
4 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
4 6 (15.00%) PHP Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Development Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 10 (25.00%) XML
2 10 (25.00%) SOAP
2 10 (25.00%) JSON
3 9 (22.50%) RESTful
3 9 (22.50%) HTML
4 8 (20.00%) CSS
5 6 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE
6 3 (7.50%) Classic ASP
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.50%) XSLT
6 3 (7.50%) HTML5
6 3 (7.50%) PostGIS
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (7.50%) NHibernate
7 2 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (7.50%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (7.50%) Health Informatics
3 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.50%) Informatics
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.00%) Android
4 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Security Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
5 8 (20.00%) Information Security
5 8 (20.00%) Product Management
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.00%) Web Development
7 3 (7.50%) MVC
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) User Stories
7 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
7 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.50%) Android Development
9 1 (2.50%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) Java
2 23 (57.50%) Perl
3 20 (50.00%) Python
4 16 (40.00%) C++
5 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.50%) PHP5
7 4 (10.00%) Ruby
8 3 (7.50%) VB6
8 3 (7.50%) VBScript
8 3 (7.50%) VB
8 3 (7.50%) C#
8 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft