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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 66 70 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs citing PHP 15 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.02% 1.02% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.71% 3.04% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.53 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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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
404 428 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.35% 33.54% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 243 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £21.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +17.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 23 (71.88%) JavaScript
2 16 (50.00%) HTML
3 15 (46.88%) Web Development
4 14 (43.75%) CSS
5 12 (37.50%) XML
5 12 (37.50%) JSON
6 11 (34.38%) WordPress
7 10 (31.25%) Linux
7 10 (31.25%) Laravel
8 9 (28.13%) HTML5
8 9 (28.13%) SOAP
8 9 (28.13%) Web Services
8 9 (28.13%) Mac OS X
8 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
9 8 (25.00%) Apache
9 8 (25.00%) nginx
9 8 (25.00%) RESTful
9 8 (25.00%) PHP5
10 7 (21.88%) CSS3
10 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
10 7 (21.88%) C#
10 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.88%) MVC
11 6 (18.75%) Java
11 6 (18.75%) MySQL
11 6 (18.75%) HTTP
11 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
11 6 (18.75%) User Experience
12 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
12 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (34.38%) WordPress
2 8 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (25.00%) nginx
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Drupal
4 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.13%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) CTI
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.75%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Jasmine
1 4 (12.50%) Grunt
1 4 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (12.50%) Bower
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.13%) Xcode
3 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.13%) PhpStorm
3 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) PHP Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) WordPress Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Trainee Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Trainee Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Trainee
7 1 (3.13%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.13%) PHP Joomla! Developer
7 1 (3.13%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) CSS
3 12 (37.50%) XML
3 12 (37.50%) JSON
4 10 (31.25%) Laravel
5 9 (28.13%) HTML5
5 9 (28.13%) SOAP
5 9 (28.13%) Web Services
6 8 (25.00%) RESTful
7 7 (21.88%) CSS3
8 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
9 4 (12.50%) JSF
9 4 (12.50%) D3.js
9 4 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (12.50%) Sass
9 4 (12.50%) LESS
9 4 (12.50%) SVG
9 4 (12.50%) JavaBeans
10 3 (9.38%) jQuery
11 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Informatics
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Health Informatics
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Web Development
2 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.63%) Refactoring
5 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) System Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.25%) User Stories
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.00%) PHP5
3 7 (21.88%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) VB6
5 2 (6.25%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) VBScript
5 2 (6.25%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.13%) Talend
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Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 24 days ago