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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 46 37 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing PHP 29 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.38% 2.83% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.84% 7.53% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £288 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £540 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +17.77%
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
370 186 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 43.17% 37.65% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 105 221
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.09% +11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £62.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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
Hemel Hempstead -12 3 £338 -12.90% 2
Stevenage -6 1 £330 +14.78%
Watford -7 1 £260 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
PHP
East of England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (68.75%) HTML
2 21 (65.63%) CSS
3 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
3 15 (46.88%) HTML5
4 12 (37.50%) WordPress
5 10 (31.25%) Web Development
5 10 (31.25%) MySQL
5 10 (31.25%) CSS3
6 8 (25.00%) jQuery
7 7 (21.88%) Magento
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) SEO
9 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.50%) CMS
10 3 (9.38%) User Experience
10 3 (9.38%) Sass
10 3 (9.38%) LESS
10 3 (9.38%) Ember.js
10 3 (9.38%) OO
10 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (9.38%) MVC
10 3 (9.38%) SilverStripe
10 3 (9.38%) PHP5
10 3 (9.38%) Degree
10 3 (9.38%) Ruby
10 3 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
11 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (6.25%) Zend
11 2 (6.25%) Marketing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (37.50%) WordPress
2 4 (12.50%) CMS
3 3 (9.38%) SilverStripe
4 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (96.88%) Developer
2 17 (53.13%) PHP Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Web Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
5 4 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Magento Developer
6 2 (6.25%) PHP Magento Developer
6 2 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Junior
6 2 (6.25%) Junior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.13%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) HTML
2 21 (65.63%) CSS
3 15 (46.88%) HTML5
4 10 (31.25%) CSS3
5 8 (25.00%) jQuery
6 5 (15.63%) Web Services
7 3 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (9.38%) Sass
7 3 (9.38%) LESS
7 3 (9.38%) Ember.js
8 1 (3.13%) Laravel
8 1 (3.13%) Backbone.js
8 1 (3.13%) REST
8 1 (3.13%) Symfony
8 1 (3.13%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (3.13%) RESTful
8 1 (3.13%) LAMP
8 1 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Web Development
2 5 (15.63%) SEO
3 3 (9.38%) OO
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.38%) MVC
4 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) BDD
5 1 (3.13%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (3.13%) TDD
5 1 (3.13%) Scrum
5 1 (3.13%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) PHP5
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe
1 2 (6.25%) Zend
2 1 (3.13%) CyberSource
2 1 (3.13%) DataCash