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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 85 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 1.20% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 3.43% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate £363 £393 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +48.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £458 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £30.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.72% +43.80%
PHP
Scotland

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
459 467 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.42% 35.09% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 276 169
Average daily rate £380 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016, 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 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) JSON
4 10 (45.45%) XML
4 10 (45.45%) Apache
5 9 (40.91%) Web Services
5 9 (40.91%) CSS
5 9 (40.91%) HTML
5 9 (40.91%) Web Development
5 9 (40.91%) RESTful
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) MySQL
7 7 (31.82%) SOAP
7 7 (31.82%) HTTP
7 7 (31.82%) nginx
8 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X
8 6 (27.27%) PHP 5
8 6 (27.27%) jQuery
9 5 (22.73%) Symfony
9 5 (22.73%) Zend
9 5 (22.73%) HTML5
9 5 (22.73%) CSS3
9 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
10 4 (18.18%) User Experience
10 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
10 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
10 4 (18.18%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (18.18%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (45.45%) Apache
2 7 (31.82%) nginx
3 4 (18.18%) CMS
3 4 (18.18%) Drupal
4 3 (13.64%) WordPress
5 2 (9.09%) Jadu
5 2 (9.09%) Node.js
6 1 (4.55%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) BigMachines
1 1 (4.55%) Eloqua
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) GIS
4 1 (4.55%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 16 (72.73%) PHP Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (18.18%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 2 (9.09%) GIS Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Drupal Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) ASP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) JSON
2 10 (45.45%) XML
3 9 (40.91%) CSS
3 9 (40.91%) HTML
3 9 (40.91%) RESTful
3 9 (40.91%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) SOAP
5 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 5 (22.73%) CSS3
6 5 (22.73%) HTML5
6 5 (22.73%) Symfony
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (13.64%) LAMP
9 2 (9.09%) Ember.js
9 2 (9.09%) HTML5 Boilerplate
9 2 (9.09%) Laravel
9 2 (9.09%) Mason
9 2 (9.09%) Modernizr
9 2 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Web Development
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) API Design
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) PHP 5
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Zend
2 2 (9.09%) Facebook
2 2 (9.09%) Twitter
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Siebel
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