The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 79 20 62
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +42
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 20 84 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.47% 6.90% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 7.42% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 78 5
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£285 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £299 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1232 1132 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.79% 93.02% 96.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 779 385
Average daily rate £360 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +28.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £101.90 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 42 (100.00%) PHP
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (50.00%) HTML
4 20 (47.62%) CSS
4 20 (47.62%) MySQL
5 18 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 16 (38.10%) MVC
6 16 (38.10%) LAMP
6 16 (38.10%) Zend
7 15 (35.71%) TDD
7 15 (35.71%) Doctrine
8 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
8 10 (23.81%) jQuery
9 9 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 9 (21.43%) OO
10 8 (19.05%) CodeIgniter
10 8 (19.05%) Symfony
10 8 (19.05%) CSS3
11 7 (16.67%) HTML5
11 7 (16.67%) OO PHP
11 7 (16.67%) PHPUnit
11 7 (16.67%) Linux
11 7 (16.67%) XML
12 6 (14.29%) OOP
12 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 5 (11.90%) Backbone.js
13 5 (11.90%) BDD
13 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
13 5 (11.90%) Node.js

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) Node.js
2 4 (9.52%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (47.62%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) HTML
2 20 (47.62%) CSS
3 16 (38.10%) LAMP
4 15 (35.71%) Doctrine
5 10 (23.81%) jQuery
6 8 (19.05%) CodeIgniter
6 8 (19.05%) Symfony
6 8 (19.05%) CSS3
7 7 (16.67%) HTML5
7 7 (16.67%) XML
8 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.90%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.76%) RESTful
10 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.76%) Sass
11 1 (2.38%) Ember.js
11 1 (2.38%) Laravel
11 1 (2.38%) React
11 1 (2.38%) JSON
11 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) MVC
3 15 (35.71%) TDD
4 9 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 9 (21.43%) OO
5 7 (16.67%) OO PHP
6 6 (14.29%) OOP
6 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.90%) BDD
7 5 (11.90%) Pair Programming
8 4 (9.52%) Planning Poker
8 4 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (9.52%) Web Development
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.38%) MapReduce
11 1 (2.38%) Release Management
11 1 (2.38%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.90%) PHP5
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Zend
2 1 (2.38%) Twitter
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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