The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 21 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.16% 2.22% 4.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.96% 6.56% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £275
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%
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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 Liverpool region.

Programming Languages Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
67 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 35.26% 33.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 35
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £75.00
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 Liverpool

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

PHP
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (75.00%) jQuery
3 9 (75.00%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) MySQL
5 7 (58.33%) Web Design
6 6 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (50.00%) Adobe
6 6 (50.00%) Orchard
6 6 (50.00%) Photoshop
6 6 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (33.33%) Web Development
8 3 (25.00%) CSS3
9 2 (16.67%) Apache
10 1 (8.33%) OOD
10 1 (8.33%) Linux
10 1 (8.33%) OO
10 1 (8.33%) Symfony
10 1 (8.33%) Zend
10 1 (8.33%) Drupal
10 1 (8.33%) PHP5
10 1 (8.33%) Project Management
10 1 (8.33%) LAMP
10 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 1 (8.33%) Magento
10 1 (8.33%) Open Source
10 1 (8.33%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 6 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Web Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
2 9 (75.00%) jQuery
2 9 (75.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) Symfony
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Web Design
2 6 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP5
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Adobe
1 6 (50.00%) Orchard
2 1 (8.33%) Zend