The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 50 62 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 0.66% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 1.75% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£286 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +122.22%
PHP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
207 285 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.77% 37.50% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 143 64
Average daily rate £355 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £290 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £27.20 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(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
Southend-on-Sea +12 1 £403 - 2
Waltham Abbey - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - - 1
Loughton - - - -
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 16 (66.67%) Oracle
1 16 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 16 (66.67%) Solaris
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
1 16 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) J2EE
3 8 (33.33%) BEA
3 8 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (33.33%) Apache
4 7 (29.17%) MySQL
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) Python
6 4 (16.67%) Broadband
6 4 (16.67%) Firmware
6 4 (16.67%) NAS
6 4 (16.67%) Wireless
6 4 (16.67%) Ruby
6 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Telnet
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) FTP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 16 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 8 (33.33%) Apache
2 8 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Wireless
2 4 (16.67%) NAS
2 4 (16.67%) Broadband
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (12.50%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) Telnet
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Redmine
2 2 (8.33%) Trac
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.17%) Sass
3 1 (4.17%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) STB
1 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Solaris
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (4.17%) OO PHP
2 1 (4.17%) DevOps
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Development
2 1 (4.17%) OO
2 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.17%) MVC
2 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.17%) Web Development
2 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.67%) Ruby
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) BEA
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe