The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 40 16 37
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Contract jobs citing PHP 37 80 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.50% 8.84% 4.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.03% 20.89% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 72 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +30.00%
PHP
West Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
369 383 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 34.88% 42.32% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 252 238
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +105.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 52 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.91%) Java
2 39 (33.91%) Linux
3 38 (33.04%) Ruby
4 32 (27.83%) TDD
5 31 (26.96%) Python
6 30 (26.09%) Software Engineering
7 28 (24.35%) Apache
7 28 (24.35%) HTML
7 28 (24.35%) MySQL
7 28 (24.35%) Redis
8 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
9 25 (21.74%) CSS
10 23 (20.00%) Web Services
11 22 (19.13%) C++
12 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (18.26%) Open Source
13 20 (17.39%) Puppet
13 20 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (17.39%) DevOps
14 19 (16.52%) Tomcat
14 19 (16.52%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (15.65%) Red Hat
16 16 (13.91%) Node.js
16 16 (13.91%) Configuration Management
16 16 (13.91%) MVC
17 15 (13.04%) JMeter
17 15 (13.04%) MongoDB
17 15 (13.04%) Bash Shell
17 15 (13.04%) Performance Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 28 (24.35%) Apache
2 19 (16.52%) Tomcat
3 16 (13.91%) Node.js
4 5 (4.35%) nginx
5 3 (2.61%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.61%) WordPress
5 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.74%) SugarCRM
6 2 (1.74%) Moodle
7 1 (0.87%) Drupal
7 1 (0.87%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) Route 53
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) OpenLDAP
2 14 (12.17%) Internet
3 11 (9.57%) DNS
4 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.83%) SSL
6 5 (4.35%) DHCP
6 5 (4.35%) SSH
7 3 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.35%) MySQL
1 28 (24.35%) Redis
2 19 (16.52%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (13.04%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.96%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.96%) SimpleDB
4 8 (6.96%) Couchbase
5 6 (5.22%) Riak
6 5 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.74%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.74%) Hypertable
10 1 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) JMeter
2 14 (12.17%) Selenium
3 8 (6.96%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.22%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.22%) JBehave
6 5 (4.35%) Behat
7 4 (3.48%) Subversion
7 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.61%) PHPUnit
8 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.74%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.87%) Firebug
10 1 (0.87%) JUnit
General
1 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (36.52%) Developer
2 25 (21.74%) PHP Developer
3 23 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 18 (15.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (13.91%) Architect
6 15 (13.04%) Technical Architect
6 15 (13.04%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 12 (10.43%) Tester
8 11 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (7.83%) Web Developer
10 8 (6.96%) Analyst
11 7 (6.09%) Automation Tester
12 6 (5.22%) Test Analyst
12 6 (5.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 5 (4.35%) Magento Developer
13 5 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
14 4 (3.48%) Test Engineer
14 4 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
15 3 (2.61%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 3 (2.61%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.35%) HTML
2 25 (21.74%) CSS
3 23 (20.00%) Web Services
4 13 (11.30%) LAMP
5 11 (9.57%) jQuery
6 8 (6.96%) J2EE
6 8 (6.96%) HTML5
7 7 (6.09%) .NET
7 7 (6.09%) Symfony
8 5 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.35%) CSS3
8 5 (4.35%) XML
9 4 (3.48%) Spring
9 4 (3.48%) Zend Framework
9 4 (3.48%) Java EE
9 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.48%) SOAP
10 3 (2.61%) CodeIgniter
10 3 (2.61%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.74%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Open Source
2 12 (10.43%) Client/Server
3 9 (7.83%) Reference Data
4 8 (6.96%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.61%) User Experience
6 3 (2.61%) NHS
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.91%) Linux
2 7 (6.09%) UNIX
3 6 (5.22%) Windows
4 4 (3.48%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.61%) Solaris
6 2 (1.74%) Android
7 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.83%) TDD
3 30 (26.09%) Software Engineering
4 20 (17.39%) DevOps
5 16 (13.91%) Configuration Management
5 16 (13.91%) MVC
6 15 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 13 (11.30%) Validation
7 13 (11.30%) OO
8 12 (10.43%) BDD
9 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.57%) Scrum
10 10 (8.70%) OOP
10 10 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.70%) Data Architecture
11 8 (6.96%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.22%) Web Development
12 6 (5.22%) User Stories
13 5 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.91%) Java
2 38 (33.04%) Ruby
3 31 (26.96%) Python
4 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
5 22 (19.13%) C++
6 15 (13.04%) Bash Shell
7 13 (11.30%) C#
8 9 (7.83%) SQL
9 8 (6.96%) PHP5
10 5 (4.35%) Perl
11 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.74%) C
13 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) ISEB
2 3 (2.61%) Degree
3 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (17.39%) Puppet
1 20 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (9.57%) Salt
3 5 (4.35%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.61%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.61%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.74%) Nagios
5 2 (1.74%) CFEngine
5 2 (1.74%) Ansible
6 1 (0.87%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Red Hat
2 14 (12.17%) Zend
3 11 (9.57%) Oracle
4 3 (2.61%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) Sony
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.74%) Splunk
5 2 (1.74%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.87%) Percona
6 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
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