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 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 52 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing PHP 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.86% 1.60% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.69% 4.17% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +55.55%
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
211 288 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.76% 38.40% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 156 147
Average daily rate £375 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -1.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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
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 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
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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
Watford +15 9 £313 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £300 - 4
Stevenage - 1 £325 - 1
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 11 (57.89%) CSS
4 9 (47.37%) MySQL
5 8 (42.11%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) LAMP
5 8 (42.11%) Subversion
6 7 (36.84%) Symfony
6 7 (36.84%) Zend
6 7 (36.84%) Drupal
6 7 (36.84%) Magento
6 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
7 5 (26.32%) OO
7 5 (26.32%) HTML5
7 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
8 4 (21.05%) Laravel
8 4 (21.05%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (21.05%) RESTful
8 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (21.05%) Coaching
8 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) PHPUnit
8 4 (21.05%) Apache
8 4 (21.05%) Flash
8 4 (21.05%) XML
8 4 (21.05%) DB2
8 4 (21.05%) SQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (36.84%) Drupal
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
3 3 (15.79%) CMS
4 2 (10.53%) WordPress
5 1 (5.26%) nginx
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) MySQL
2 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
3 4 (21.05%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (21.05%) DB2
4 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
6 1 (5.26%) Redis
6 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Subversion
2 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
3 4 (21.05%) PHPUnit
4 2 (10.53%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) PHP Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Magento Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) CSS
3 8 (42.11%) LAMP
4 7 (36.84%) Symfony
5 5 (26.32%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) Flash
6 4 (21.05%) Laravel
6 4 (21.05%) RESTful
7 3 (15.79%) XHTML
7 3 (15.79%) XSL
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) Yii
7 3 (15.79%) CSS3
7 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) J2EE
8 2 (10.53%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
9 1 (5.26%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) OO
2 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (21.05%) System Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Document Management
3 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Coaching
4 3 (15.79%) OO PHP
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 2 (10.53%) Stress Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) PHP5
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Zend
2 2 (10.53%) Atlassian