The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 32 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 11 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.56% 6.89% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.97% 17.36% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +219.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
PHP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
138 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 44.66% 39.67% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 65
Average daily rate £338 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.21 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.19% +1.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Dover - 5 £463 -
Canterbury - 1 £270 - 3
Maidstone - 1 £275 -
PHP
South East

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (94.44%) jQuery
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (72.22%) MySQL
4 12 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (61.11%) OOP
6 10 (55.56%) SOA
6 10 (55.56%) SQL
7 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (50.00%) TDD
7 9 (50.00%) Zend
8 8 (44.44%) Open Source
8 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
9 7 (38.89%) HTML
10 6 (33.33%) CSS
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 2 (11.11%) C#
12 2 (11.11%) .NET
12 2 (11.11%) OO
12 2 (11.11%) CMS
12 2 (11.11%) HTML5
12 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 2 (11.11%) CSS3
12 2 (11.11%) Laravel
12 2 (11.11%) Twitter
13 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (5.56%) WCAG
13 1 (5.56%) Symfony
13 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
13 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (5.56%) Git (software)

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.56%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (83.33%) PHP Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) jQuery
2 12 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 2 (11.11%) CSS3
5 2 (11.11%) Laravel
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (5.56%) XSLT
6 1 (5.56%) XHTML
6 1 (5.56%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) OOP
2 10 (55.56%) SOA
3 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) Open Source
5 2 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Web Design
6 1 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Zend
2 2 (11.11%) Twitter
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft