The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 48 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing PHP 22 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.71% 3.80% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.59% 8.85% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 6
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£300 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
290 339 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.76% 42.91% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 217 115
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £17.00 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.50 £131.00
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 Hertfordshire

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Watford +5 11 £475 +82.69%
Stevenage -1 4 £270 -18.18%
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 £500 +48.14% 1
St Albans - 2 £150 -
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
1 23 (60.53%) MySQL
2 18 (47.37%) HTML
3 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 17 (44.74%) Subversion
4 16 (42.11%) Zend
5 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (39.47%) TDD
6 14 (36.84%) Magento
7 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (28.95%) Open Source
8 11 (28.95%) CSS
9 10 (26.32%) Drupal
9 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
10 9 (23.68%) UNIX
10 9 (23.68%) Linux
10 9 (23.68%) DB2
10 9 (23.68%) Apache
11 8 (21.05%) SOA
11 8 (21.05%) OOP
11 8 (21.05%) OO
11 8 (21.05%) QA
11 8 (21.05%) Retail
11 8 (21.05%) MVC
11 8 (21.05%) jQuery
11 8 (21.05%) Symfony
11 8 (21.05%) Puppet
11 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
11 8 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (26.32%) Drupal
2 9 (23.68%) Apache
3 5 (13.16%) nginx
4 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.89%) WordPress
5 2 (5.26%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) MySQL
2 9 (23.68%) DB2
3 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
3 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 7 (18.42%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (13.16%) CouchDB
5 5 (13.16%) Redis
5 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Subversion
2 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.42%) Selenium
3 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
3 7 (18.42%) PHPUnit
3 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.16%) Mercurial
5 3 (7.89%) Ant
General
1 8 (21.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) PHP Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior PHP Developer
5 5 (13.16%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Magento Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Administrator
9 1 (2.63%) Junior Web Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Web Editor
9 1 (2.63%) PHP Web Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Architect
9 1 (2.63%) Web Content Editor
9 1 (2.63%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
3 8 (21.05%) Symfony
3 8 (21.05%) jQuery
3 8 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (18.42%) Flash
4 7 (18.42%) RESTful
4 7 (18.42%) XML
5 5 (13.16%) Memcached
5 5 (13.16%) Yii
5 5 (13.16%) Laravel
6 4 (10.53%) XHTML
7 3 (7.89%) LAMP
7 3 (7.89%) XSL
7 3 (7.89%) Web Services
8 2 (5.26%) HTML5
9 1 (2.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) UNIX
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (39.47%) TDD
2 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (28.95%) Open Source
4 8 (21.05%) MVC
4 8 (21.05%) OOP
4 8 (21.05%) OO
4 8 (21.05%) SOA
5 7 (18.42%) Document Management
5 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.42%) System Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) Coaching
6 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.16%) Web Development
7 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
7 5 (13.16%) Release Management
7 5 (13.16%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) PHP5
5 3 (7.89%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Puppet
1 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (21.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Zend
2 3 (7.89%) hybris
2 3 (7.89%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe