The first table below looks at the demand for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Kent region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 25 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 17 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.25% 1.46% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.60% 4.60% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+205.55% -73.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £281
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
109 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.07% 31.75% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 39
Average daily rate £295 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.00 £27.39 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.57% +56.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
South East

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Dartford - 1 - - 2
Gravesend - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sandwich - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 1
PHP
South East

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 14 (58.33%) MySQL
2 11 (45.83%) CSS
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) MVC
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 9 (37.50%) OOP
4 9 (37.50%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (33.33%) XML
5 8 (33.33%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
6 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
6 7 (29.17%) VB.NET
6 7 (29.17%) Ruby
6 7 (29.17%) JSON
6 7 (29.17%) WCF
6 7 (29.17%) HTML5
6 7 (29.17%) REST
6 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (25.00%) Debian
7 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Nagios

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) Drupal
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) ExpressionEngine
2 2 (8.33%) Joomla!
2 2 (8.33%) WordPress
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) MySQL
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Web Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (20.83%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (20.83%) Administrator
4 5 (20.83%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior PHP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) CSS
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 8 (33.33%) XML
5 7 (29.17%) JSON
5 7 (29.17%) WCF
5 7 (29.17%) HTML5
5 7 (29.17%) REST
5 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.33%) Zend Framework
6 2 (8.33%) LAMP
6 2 (8.33%) Laravel
7 1 (4.17%) YAML
7 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
7 1 (4.17%) Symfony
7 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Debian
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Ubuntu
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) MVC
2 9 (37.50%) OOP
3 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
3 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) OO PHP
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 7 (29.17%) VB.NET
3 7 (29.17%) Ruby
4 6 (25.00%) Python
5 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.33%) Perl
7 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.17%) Java
7 1 (4.17%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) C
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Nagios
2 5 (20.83%) ZABBIX
2 5 (20.83%) Cacti
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Telerik
3 5 (20.83%) DevExpress
4 2 (8.33%) Zend
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) JBoss
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