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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 50 72 45
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -27
Contract jobs citing PHP 34 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.30% 1.10% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.04% 3.00% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +35.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £305 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.78 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +49.05%
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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
423 467 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.62% 36.66% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 311 98
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 31 (62.00%) JavaScript
2 22 (44.00%) HTML
3 21 (42.00%) CSS
4 16 (32.00%) Python
5 15 (30.00%) Linux
6 14 (28.00%) MySQL
7 13 (26.00%) Web Development
8 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
8 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.00%) Java
9 11 (22.00%) jQuery
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.00%) HTML5
10 9 (18.00%) MVC
11 8 (16.00%) TDD
11 8 (16.00%) CSS3
11 8 (16.00%) WordPress
12 7 (14.00%) Laravel
12 7 (14.00%) Banking
12 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
12 7 (14.00%) Web Services
12 7 (14.00%) Oracle
12 7 (14.00%) Perl
12 7 (14.00%) SQL
13 5 (10.00%) XML
13 5 (10.00%) C#
13 5 (10.00%) Finance
13 5 (10.00%) Subversion
13 5 (10.00%) Backbone.js
13 5 (10.00%) Multithreading

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (16.00%) WordPress
2 4 (8.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) CMS
3 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) nginx
4 2 (4.00%) Drupal
5 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.00%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) CTI
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) MySQL
2 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Subversion
2 4 (8.00%) Bower
2 4 (8.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (8.00%) Grunt
2 4 (8.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) HttpUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (2.00%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (14.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (76.00%) Developer
2 18 (36.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Python Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Web Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (6.00%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Trainee Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Trainee Web Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Trainee
6 1 (2.00%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (2.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) HTML
2 21 (42.00%) CSS
3 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (22.00%) jQuery
5 9 (18.00%) HTML5
6 8 (16.00%) CSS3
7 7 (14.00%) Laravel
7 7 (14.00%) Web Services
8 5 (10.00%) XML
8 5 (10.00%) Ajax
8 5 (10.00%) Backbone.js
9 4 (8.00%) JSF
9 4 (8.00%) CakePHP
9 4 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (8.00%) D3.js
9 4 (8.00%) Sass
9 4 (8.00%) LESS
9 4 (8.00%) RESTful
9 4 (8.00%) JSON
9 4 (8.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Blog
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Web Development
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) MVC
3 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.00%) TDD
5 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.00%) Web Application Development
8 3 (6.00%) SDLC
8 3 (6.00%) Web Design
8 3 (6.00%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Content Management
9 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Content Management
10 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (32.00%) Python
3 11 (22.00%) Java
4 7 (14.00%) Perl
4 7 (14.00%) SQL
5 5 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) PHP5
6 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) Alterian
2 1 (2.00%) Zend
2 1 (2.00%) Talend
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