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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 70 62 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 17 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.26% 1.22% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.44% 3.87% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £258 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.45% +5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £333 £276
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+28.17% -34.92%
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
494 362 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 36.48% 31.45% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 189 107
Average daily rate £380 £325 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 25 (62.50%) 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%) C++
7 16 (40.00%) UNIX
8 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
8 13 (32.50%) Degree
8 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
9 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
10 10 (25.00%) SOAP
11 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
11 9 (22.50%) Web Services
11 9 (22.50%) XML
11 9 (22.50%) Web Development
11 9 (22.50%) JSON
11 9 (22.50%) RESTful
12 8 (20.00%) Product Management
12 8 (20.00%) Apache
12 8 (20.00%) Information Security
13 7 (17.50%) Open Source
14 6 (15.00%) Laravel
14 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (15.00%) MySQL
14 6 (15.00%) HTML
15 5 (12.50%) .NET
15 5 (12.50%) CSS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) Big Data
2 6 (15.00%) MySQL
3 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
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%) Grunt
4 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.50%) Bower
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Xcode
4 1 (2.50%) Trac
4 1 (2.50%) Concordion
4 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Software 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%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) SOAP
2 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 9 (22.50%) XML
2 9 (22.50%) JSON
2 9 (22.50%) RESTful
3 6 (15.00%) Laravel
3 6 (15.00%) HTML
4 5 (12.50%) .NET
4 5 (12.50%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) HTML5
6 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (5.00%) jQuery
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.00%) Classic ASP
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.50%) Open Source
3 3 (7.50%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
4 2 (5.00%) Informatics
4 2 (5.00%) Health Informatics
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 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Security Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
4 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 9 (22.50%) Web Development
5 8 (20.00%) Product Management
5 8 (20.00%) Information Security
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) MVC
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.00%) User Stories
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 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.50%) PHP5
7 4 (10.00%) Ruby
8 3 (7.50%) C#
8 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.00%) VBScript
9 2 (5.00%) VB
9 2 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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