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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 22 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing PHP 22 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.17% 1.04% 4.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.18% 3.23% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 6
Average daily rate
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£288 £90 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+219.44% -67.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
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
121 93 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.41% 32.18% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 44
Average daily rate £275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £26.21 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.27% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £11.00 £85.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 September 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 1 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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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
Dartford - 1 - -
Gravesend - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 5
Sandwich - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -
PHP
South East

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (59.26%) MySQL
2 12 (44.44%) CSS
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) MVC
4 10 (37.04%) SQL
4 10 (37.04%) C#
4 10 (37.04%) HTML
4 10 (37.04%) .NET
4 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (33.33%) OOP
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
6 8 (29.63%) XML
7 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
7 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
7 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
7 7 (25.93%) TDD
7 7 (25.93%) JSON
7 7 (25.93%) WCF
7 7 (25.93%) REST
7 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (25.93%) HTML5
7 7 (25.93%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) Laravel
9 5 (18.52%) Telerik
9 5 (18.52%) Linux
9 5 (18.52%) DevExpress
10 4 (14.81%) Apache

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
3 2 (7.41%) Joomla!
3 2 (7.41%) Drupal
3 2 (7.41%) WordPress
3 2 (7.41%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) MySQL
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Web Developer
3 6 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Junior PHP Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) CSS
2 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
2 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 8 (29.63%) XML
4 7 (25.93%) JSON
4 7 (25.93%) WCF
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (25.93%) HTML5
4 7 (25.93%) REST
5 6 (22.22%) Laravel
6 4 (14.81%) Symfony
7 2 (7.41%) Zend Framework
7 2 (7.41%) jQuery
7 2 (7.41%) YAML
7 2 (7.41%) LAMP
8 1 (3.70%) Ajax
8 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
3 2 (7.41%) Debian
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) OOP
3 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) OO PHP
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 10 (37.04%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
3 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) Java
6 2 (7.41%) C
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) NFS
1 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
2 1 (3.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Telerik
1 5 (18.52%) DevExpress
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas
4 2 (7.41%) Zend