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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 394 332 358
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +26
Contract jobs citing Zend 190 238 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.10% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 194 139
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.03% +17.27%
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
22556 21567 20997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.05% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 12523 11265
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1022 1287
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 101 £375 +8.69% 34
South West -4 48 £400 +19.40% 23
South East -36 18 £330 -14.83% 13
Yorkshire -14 10 £381 +17.30% 12
East Midlands -2 6 £270 -10.00% 9
East of England -10 3 £388 +22.52% 3
North West -29 3 £325 +8.33% 19
West Midlands -11 1 £375 +30.43% 2
North East - - - - 2
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Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 504 (96.18%) PHP
2 314 (59.92%) MySQL
3 301 (57.44%) JavaScript
4 294 (56.11%) HTML
5 275 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
6 225 (42.94%) CSS
7 208 (39.69%) Symfony
8 199 (37.98%) jQuery
9 197 (37.60%) MVC
10 177 (33.78%) Linux
11 163 (31.11%) Zend Framework
12 161 (30.73%) HTML5
13 154 (29.39%) Git (software)
14 151 (28.82%) OO
15 131 (25.00%) Doctrine
16 129 (24.62%) Apache
17 120 (22.90%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (22.71%) PHPUnit
18 119 (22.71%) TDD
19 100 (19.08%) PHP5
20 98 (18.70%) CodeIgniter
21 93 (17.75%) LAMP
22 81 (15.46%) OO PHP
23 78 (14.89%) BDD
24 77 (14.69%) Java
25 75 (14.31%) Laravel
26 70 (13.36%) CentOS
27 69 (13.17%) Software Engineering
28 68 (12.98%) Subversion
29 66 (12.60%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 129 (24.62%) Apache
2 43 (8.21%) Drupal
3 37 (7.06%) WordPress
4 27 (5.15%) CMS
5 22 (4.20%) Node.js
6 17 (3.24%) Apache Solr
7 11 (2.10%) Joomla!
8 10 (1.91%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.53%) nginx
10 7 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.15%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.19%) concrete5
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (5.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Zen Cart
2 1 (0.19%) Shopify
2 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.19%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.34%) GitHub
3 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.10%) Internet
2 8 (1.53%) VoIP
3 7 (1.34%) HTTP
3 7 (1.34%) Asterisk PBX
4 6 (1.15%) PBX
4 6 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.76%) SSL
5 4 (0.76%) SSH
6 2 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.19%) NFC
7 1 (0.19%) RFID
7 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (59.92%) MySQL
2 39 (7.44%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.01%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (2.67%) Redis
6 12 (2.29%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.57%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.38%) MS Access
10 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 154 (29.39%) Git (software)
2 119 (22.71%) PHPUnit
3 68 (12.98%) Subversion
4 53 (10.11%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.92%) JIRA
6 30 (5.73%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.82%) Selenium
8 19 (3.63%) Hudson
8 19 (3.63%) Mercurial
9 13 (2.48%) Behat
10 10 (1.91%) Maven
11 8 (1.53%) JUnit
12 5 (0.95%) Redmine
12 5 (0.95%) FogBugz
12 5 (0.95%) Trac
13 3 (0.57%) Grunt
14 2 (0.38%) GitLab
14 2 (0.38%) Webistrano
14 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.38%) NetBeans
General
1 65 (12.40%) Finance
2 21 (4.01%) Marketing
3 10 (1.91%) Publishing
4 8 (1.53%) Games
5 6 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.15%) Advertising
6 5 (0.95%) Banking
7 4 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 481 (91.79%) Developer
2 364 (69.47%) PHP Developer
3 82 (15.65%) Senior Developer
4 64 (12.21%) Senior PHP Developer
5 61 (11.64%) PHP Zend Developer
6 43 (8.21%) Web Developer
7 28 (5.34%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 26 (4.96%) Software Engineer
9 23 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (4.20%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 18 (3.44%) Front-End Developer
12 16 (3.05%) Magento Developer
13 15 (2.86%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 15 (2.86%) LAMP Developer
13 15 (2.86%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.67%) PHP Web Developer
14 14 (2.67%) Drupal Developer
15 10 (1.91%) PHP Programmer
15 10 (1.91%) Programmer
16 9 (1.72%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (56.11%) HTML
2 225 (42.94%) CSS
3 208 (39.69%) Symfony
4 199 (37.98%) jQuery
5 163 (31.11%) Zend Framework
6 161 (30.73%) HTML5
7 131 (25.00%) Doctrine
8 98 (18.70%) CodeIgniter
9 93 (17.75%) LAMP
10 75 (14.31%) Laravel
11 66 (12.60%) CSS3
12 56 (10.69%) Web Services
13 53 (10.11%) AngularJS
14 50 (9.54%) RESTful
15 43 (8.21%) Backbone.js
16 33 (6.30%) Yii
16 33 (6.30%) Ajax
17 30 (5.73%) CakePHP
18 28 (5.34%) JSON
19 26 (4.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.60%) Open Source
2 16 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.91%) User Experience
4 10 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.15%) Social Media
5 6 (1.15%) Digital Media
6 5 (0.95%) Replication
7 3 (0.57%) Clustering
7 3 (0.57%) Blog
7 3 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.57%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.38%) W3C
9 1 (0.19%) Streaming Music
9 1 (0.19%) Social Network
9 1 (0.19%) Online Games
9 1 (0.19%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.19%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 177 (33.78%) Linux
2 70 (13.36%) CentOS
3 34 (6.49%) UNIX
4 16 (3.05%) Windows
5 10 (1.91%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.72%) Android
7 8 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.34%) Debian
9 6 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (37.60%) MVC
3 151 (28.82%) OO
4 120 (22.90%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (22.71%) TDD
6 81 (15.46%) OO PHP
7 78 (14.89%) BDD
8 69 (13.17%) Software Engineering
9 65 (12.40%) OOP
10 57 (10.88%) Unit Testing
11 51 (9.73%) Scrum
11 51 (9.73%) Mentoring
12 46 (8.78%) E-Commerce
13 44 (8.40%) Automated Testing
13 44 (8.40%) Refactoring
14 34 (6.49%) Web Development
15 17 (3.24%) Release Management
15 17 (3.24%) Pair Programming
16 16 (3.05%) Responsive Web Design
17 12 (2.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 504 (96.18%) PHP
2 301 (57.44%) JavaScript
3 100 (19.08%) PHP5
4 77 (14.69%) Java
5 59 (11.26%) SQL
6 42 (8.02%) Python
7 26 (4.96%) Ruby
8 15 (2.86%) Perl
9 12 (2.29%) C
10 9 (1.72%) C++
11 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.15%) Golang
12 4 (0.76%) Scala
13 3 (0.57%) PHP4
14 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.19%) C#
15 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (3.05%) Degree
2 10 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.38%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.58%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.10%) Puppet
2 10 (1.91%) Vagrant
3 9 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.76%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (3.24%) Twitter
2 15 (2.86%) Facebook
3 14 (2.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (1.53%) Google
5 7 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.95%) Oracle
7 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 2 (0.38%) Akamai
7 2 (0.38%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.19%) Siebel
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.19%) HP
8 1 (0.19%) Intel
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