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 19 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 57 50 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.01% 2.05% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.02% 5.33% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 11
Average daily rate
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£238 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £428 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
232 244 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.53% 38.43% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 133 249
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £10.82 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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
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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
Stevenage -1 4 £225 -26.53%
Watford +2 1 £388 - 4
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (69.44%) HTML
2 24 (66.67%) CSS
3 18 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (47.22%) HTML5
5 13 (36.11%) MySQL
6 12 (33.33%) WordPress
6 12 (33.33%) CSS3
7 10 (27.78%) jQuery
7 10 (27.78%) Web Development
8 6 (16.67%) Ruby
8 6 (16.67%) Magento
8 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (13.89%) Web Services
9 5 (13.89%) PHP5
9 5 (13.89%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (11.11%) Zend
10 4 (11.11%) MVC
10 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.11%) Web Design
10 4 (11.11%) CMS
11 3 (8.33%) SEO
11 3 (8.33%) OO
11 3 (8.33%) .NET
11 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.33%) Symfony
11 3 (8.33%) Subversion
11 3 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (8.33%) User Experience
11 3 (8.33%) Laravel
11 3 (8.33%) SilverStripe

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (33.33%) WordPress
2 4 (11.11%) CMS
3 3 (8.33%) SilverStripe
4 2 (5.56%) Drupal
5 1 (2.78%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) Developer
2 19 (52.78%) PHP Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 5 (13.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Magento Developer
6 4 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 4 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) PHP Magento Developer
7 2 (5.56%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Junior
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.78%) PHP Joomla! Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Junior Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) HTML
2 24 (66.67%) CSS
3 17 (47.22%) HTML5
4 12 (33.33%) CSS3
5 10 (27.78%) jQuery
6 5 (13.89%) Web Services
7 3 (8.33%) .NET
7 3 (8.33%) Symfony
7 3 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (8.33%) Laravel
7 3 (8.33%) Sass
7 3 (8.33%) LESS
7 3 (8.33%) Ember.js
8 2 (5.56%) Doctrine
8 2 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (5.56%) LAMP
9 1 (2.78%) RESTful
9 1 (2.78%) Ajax
9 1 (2.78%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (2.78%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Android
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Web Development
2 5 (13.89%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (11.11%) MVC
3 4 (11.11%) Web Design
4 3 (8.33%) SEO
4 3 (8.33%) OO
4 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.56%) Line Management
5 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) Ruby
3 5 (13.89%) PHP5
4 2 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) cPanel
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Zend
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) CyberSource
2 1 (2.78%) DataCash
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