The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Zend over the 3 months to 27 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Zend Technologies Ltd.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 430 335 337
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +2
Contract jobs citing Zend 125 214 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.05% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 174 132
Average daily rate
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£381 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21239 20302 19305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 45.62% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12658 11595 10381
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 925 1249
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Zend across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Zend Jobs Demand Trend in England

Zend
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Zend across the England region.

Zend Daily Rate Trend in England

Zend
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Zend across the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Zend Daily Rate Histogram in England

Zend
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Zend across the England region.

Zend Hourly Rate Trend in England

Zend
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend within the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -62 57 £375 +7.14% 43
South West -4 39 £425 +21.42% 19
Yorkshire -7 13 £400 +28.00% 16
South East -34 8 £310 -20.00% 19
East Midlands 0 5 £273 -9.16% 10
East of England -5 2 £381 -3.48% 5
North West -21 1 £318 +5.83% 24
West Midlands - - - - 6
North East - - - - 2
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Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Zend 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 Zend.

1 423 (95.92%) PHP
2 264 (59.86%) HTML
3 262 (59.41%) MySQL
4 256 (58.05%) JavaScript
5 233 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (43.76%) CSS
7 177 (40.14%) jQuery
8 171 (38.78%) Symfony
9 170 (38.55%) MVC
10 156 (35.37%) Linux
11 148 (33.56%) HTML5
12 134 (30.39%) Git (software)
13 128 (29.02%) Zend Framework
14 127 (28.80%) OO
15 124 (28.12%) Doctrine
16 115 (26.08%) Apache
17 109 (24.72%) PHPUnit
18 100 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
19 97 (22.00%) TDD
20 85 (19.27%) PHP5
21 76 (17.23%) LAMP
21 76 (17.23%) CodeIgniter
22 73 (16.55%) OO PHP
23 70 (15.87%) CentOS
23 70 (15.87%) Software Engineering
24 67 (15.19%) Laravel
25 64 (14.51%) Subversion
26 61 (13.83%) Java
27 60 (13.61%) Finance
28 59 (13.38%) CSS3

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Zend 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 Zend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 115 (26.08%) Apache
2 29 (6.58%) Drupal
3 26 (5.90%) WordPress
4 19 (4.31%) Node.js
4 19 (4.31%) CMS
5 8 (1.81%) nginx
6 7 (1.59%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.91%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.45%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.23%) concrete5
10 1 (0.23%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (5.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Zen Cart
2 1 (0.23%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.49%) Internet
2 4 (0.91%) VoIP
2 4 (0.91%) SSL
2 4 (0.91%) SSH
3 3 (0.68%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (0.68%) PBX
3 3 (0.68%) HTTP
3 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (59.41%) MySQL
2 22 (4.99%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.63%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.72%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.59%) Redis
9 5 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.68%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.45%) MS Access
11 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.23%) SQLite
12 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 134 (30.39%) Git (software)
2 109 (24.72%) PHPUnit
3 64 (14.51%) Subversion
4 34 (7.71%) Jenkins
5 25 (5.67%) JIRA
6 23 (5.22%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.95%) Hudson
7 13 (2.95%) Mercurial
8 12 (2.72%) Selenium
9 8 (1.81%) Behat
10 5 (1.13%) Maven
11 3 (0.68%) Redmine
11 3 (0.68%) JUnit
11 3 (0.68%) Grunt
11 3 (0.68%) FogBugz
11 3 (0.68%) Trac
12 2 (0.45%) CasperJS
12 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.45%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.45%) Zend Studio
General
1 60 (13.61%) Finance
2 26 (5.90%) Marketing
3 8 (1.81%) Publishing
4 7 (1.59%) Advertising
5 5 (1.13%) Games
6 3 (0.68%) Banking
7 2 (0.45%) Retail
7 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 404 (91.61%) Developer
2 309 (70.07%) PHP Developer
3 81 (18.37%) Senior Developer
4 63 (14.29%) Senior PHP Developer
5 54 (12.24%) PHP Zend Developer
6 40 (9.07%) Web Developer
7 26 (5.90%) Software Engineer
8 22 (4.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 18 (4.08%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 16 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.17%) Magento Developer
12 13 (2.95%) Front-End Developer
12 13 (2.95%) PHP Web Developer
13 11 (2.49%) LAMP Developer
14 10 (2.27%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 9 (2.04%) Java Developer
16 8 (1.81%) Designer
17 7 (1.59%) Drupal Developer
17 7 (1.59%) Senior Web Developer
18 6 (1.36%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (59.86%) HTML
2 193 (43.76%) CSS
3 177 (40.14%) jQuery
4 171 (38.78%) Symfony
5 148 (33.56%) HTML5
6 128 (29.02%) Zend Framework
7 124 (28.12%) Doctrine
8 76 (17.23%) LAMP
8 76 (17.23%) CodeIgniter
9 67 (15.19%) Laravel
10 59 (13.38%) CSS3
11 45 (10.20%) AngularJS
12 41 (9.30%) Web Services
13 34 (7.71%) Backbone.js
14 29 (6.58%) RESTful
15 28 (6.35%) Ajax
16 26 (5.90%) Yii
17 25 (5.67%) SOAP
18 21 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 19 (4.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.79%) Open Source
2 11 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.04%) User Experience
4 6 (1.36%) Replication
5 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.91%) Social Media
7 3 (0.68%) Blog
7 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.68%) Clustering
7 3 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.23%) Online Games
9 1 (0.23%) Streaming Music
9 1 (0.23%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.23%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.23%) W3C
9 1 (0.23%) DTV
9 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 156 (35.37%) Linux
2 70 (15.87%) CentOS
3 27 (6.12%) UNIX
4 15 (3.40%) Windows
5 10 (2.27%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.36%) Debian
6 6 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.36%) Android
6 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (38.55%) MVC
3 127 (28.80%) OO
4 100 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (22.00%) TDD
6 73 (16.55%) OO PHP
7 70 (15.87%) Software Engineering
8 56 (12.70%) BDD
9 50 (11.34%) OOP
10 46 (10.43%) Unit Testing
11 45 (10.20%) Mentoring
12 42 (9.52%) Automated Testing
13 40 (9.07%) Refactoring
14 34 (7.71%) Web Development
15 33 (7.48%) E-Commerce
15 33 (7.48%) Scrum
16 14 (3.17%) Pair Programming
16 14 (3.17%) Responsive Web Design
17 12 (2.72%) Release Management
18 9 (2.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 423 (95.92%) PHP
2 256 (58.05%) JavaScript
3 85 (19.27%) PHP5
4 61 (13.83%) Java
5 52 (11.79%) SQL
6 36 (8.16%) Python
7 22 (4.99%) Ruby
8 13 (2.95%) Perl
9 5 (1.13%) C
10 4 (0.91%) C++
10 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.68%) PHP4
12 2 (0.45%) Golang
12 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.45%) Scala
13 1 (0.23%) XPath
13 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (2.27%) Degree
2 9 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.91%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.49%) Puppet
1 11 (2.49%) Vagrant
2 7 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) Salt
4 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 14 (3.17%) Twitter
2 12 (2.72%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.27%) Facebook
4 8 (1.81%) Google
5 7 (1.59%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle
7 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.45%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.45%) SAP
9 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.23%) Akamai
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