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 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 33 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing PHP 3 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.23% 3.57% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.54% 9.33% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +5.93%
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%
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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
118 75 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 48.56% 38.27% 40.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 63
Average daily rate £338 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 - £20.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £107.00
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 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) jQuery
4 7 (58.33%) HTML5
5 6 (50.00%) Social Media
5 6 (50.00%) Marketing
5 6 (50.00%) Advertising
5 6 (50.00%) Laravel
5 6 (50.00%) Node.js
6 3 (25.00%) XHTML
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) MySQL
7 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
7 2 (16.67%) XSLT
7 2 (16.67%) WCAG
7 2 (16.67%) Magento
7 2 (16.67%) Content Management
7 2 (16.67%) CSS3
8 1 (8.33%) Behat
8 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Behat
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (50.00%) Advertising
1 6 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) PHP Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) jQuery
3 7 (58.33%) HTML5
4 6 (50.00%) Laravel
5 3 (25.00%) XHTML
6 2 (16.67%) XSLT
6 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) WCAG