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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 74 74 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -36
Contract jobs citing PHP 19 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.13% 0.43% 2.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 1.25% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 16
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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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
442 399 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.29% 33.93% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 236 112
Average daily rate £350 £355 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 (62.22%) JavaScript
2 18 (40.00%) HTML
2 18 (40.00%) Python
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
3 17 (37.78%) CSS
4 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (28.89%) MySQL
6 11 (24.44%) jQuery
7 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
8 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.78%) Web Development
9 8 (17.78%) Java
9 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
9 8 (17.78%) TDD
9 8 (17.78%) Banking
10 7 (15.56%) Perl
10 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle
10 7 (15.56%) Web Services
11 6 (13.33%) WordPress
11 6 (13.33%) HTML5
11 6 (13.33%) Backbone.js
11 6 (13.33%) MVC
12 5 (11.11%) Finance
12 5 (11.11%) LAMP
12 5 (11.11%) Subversion
12 5 (11.11%) XML
12 5 (11.11%) CSS3
12 5 (11.11%) Multithreading
12 5 (11.11%) Ajax

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (13.33%) WordPress
2 4 (8.89%) Apache
2 4 (8.89%) CMS
3 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) nginx
4 2 (4.44%) Drupal
5 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.22%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) CTI
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.22%) Grunt
3 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.22%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.22%) Bower
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.22%) JMeter
3 1 (2.22%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.22%) HttpUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) PHP Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Web Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Software Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Trainee Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Trainee Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Trainee
7 1 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Django Developer
7 1 (2.22%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (2.22%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) HTML
2 17 (37.78%) CSS
3 11 (24.44%) jQuery
4 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 7 (15.56%) Web Services
6 6 (13.33%) HTML5
6 6 (13.33%) Backbone.js
7 5 (11.11%) CSS3
7 5 (11.11%) XML
7 5 (11.11%) LAMP
7 5 (11.11%) Ajax
8 4 (8.89%) JSON
8 4 (8.89%) SOAP
8 4 (8.89%) RESTful
8 4 (8.89%) CakePHP
9 3 (6.67%) .NET
9 3 (6.67%) J2EE
9 3 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (4.44%) Django
10 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
3 8 (17.78%) TDD
3 8 (17.78%) Web Development
4 6 (13.33%) MVC
5 5 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Web Design
6 3 (6.67%) SDLC
6 3 (6.67%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (4.44%) Open Source
7 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.44%) Content Management
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.22%) Migration
8 1 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) JavaScript
2 18 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (17.78%) Java
4 7 (15.56%) Perl
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 3 (6.67%) PHP5
5 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.44%) C#
6 2 (4.44%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Alterian
2 1 (2.22%) Zend
2 1 (2.22%) Talend