The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 33 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 62 33 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.51% 2.73% 4.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.04% 7.64% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 25 43
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +17.77%
PHP
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
515 432 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.43% 35.70% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 270 320
Average daily rate £323 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +10.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.32 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
Oldham - 1 £338 -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 48 (53.93%) CSS
2 47 (52.81%) HTML
2 47 (52.81%) JavaScript
3 43 (48.31%) OO
4 41 (46.07%) jQuery
5 36 (40.45%) MySQL
6 29 (32.58%) E-Commerce
7 28 (31.46%) Linux
7 28 (31.46%) LAMP
8 27 (30.34%) Subversion
8 27 (30.34%) Git (software)
9 25 (28.09%) XML
9 25 (28.09%) SQL
10 24 (26.97%) Web Services
11 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (21.35%) Oracle
13 18 (20.22%) XSLT
14 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
14 17 (19.10%) Drupal
15 16 (17.98%) Derivative
15 16 (17.98%) CMS
15 16 (17.98%) XSD
15 16 (17.98%) Oracle Database
15 16 (17.98%) OO PHP
16 15 (16.85%) RabbitMQ
17 14 (15.73%) Apache
17 14 (15.73%) MVC
18 13 (14.61%) TDD
18 13 (14.61%) Magento
18 13 (14.61%) OOP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (19.10%) Drupal
2 16 (17.98%) CMS
3 14 (15.73%) Apache
4 7 (7.87%) WordPress
5 1 (1.12%) SAS
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.12%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) PaaS
1 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) DHCP
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
1 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.12%) DNS
1 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (40.45%) MySQL
2 16 (17.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.12%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (30.34%) Subversion
1 27 (30.34%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.62%) Behat
3 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.12%) Trac
4 1 (1.12%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (1.12%) QUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.12%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Hudson
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (7.87%) Retail
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) German Language
4 2 (2.25%) Games
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (86.52%) Developer
2 48 (53.93%) PHP Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Magento Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Web Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Drupal Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (5.62%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 4 (4.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (4.49%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 3 (3.37%) UI Developer
9 3 (3.37%) UI Programmer
9 3 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (2.25%) PHP Magento Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Magento Developer
10 2 (2.25%) OO PHP Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Web Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (53.93%) CSS
2 47 (52.81%) HTML
3 41 (46.07%) jQuery
4 28 (31.46%) LAMP
5 25 (28.09%) XML
6 24 (26.97%) Web Services
7 18 (20.22%) XSLT
8 16 (17.98%) XSD
9 15 (16.85%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (12.36%) Ajax
11 9 (10.11%) HTML5
12 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (7.87%) CSS3
12 7 (7.87%) XHTML
13 6 (6.74%) Sass
14 4 (4.49%) .NET
15 3 (3.37%) LESS
15 3 (3.37%) CodeIgniter
16 2 (2.25%) RESTful
16 2 (2.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Derivative
2 13 (14.61%) Open Source
3 3 (3.37%) User Experience
3 3 (3.37%) Telematics
4 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.46%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) UNIX
3 3 (3.37%) Windows
4 1 (1.12%) HPUX
4 1 (1.12%) Solaris
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) OO
2 29 (32.58%) E-Commerce
3 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.98%) OO PHP
5 14 (15.73%) MVC
6 13 (14.61%) TDD
6 13 (14.61%) OOP
7 8 (8.99%) Content Management
8 6 (6.74%) Web Development
9 5 (5.62%) BDD
9 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.49%) DevOps
11 3 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (2.25%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.25%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.25%) Logistics
12 2 (2.25%) Project Management
12 2 (2.25%) Scrum
12 2 (2.25%) CRM
13 1 (1.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.81%) JavaScript
2 25 (28.09%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) Java
4 7 (7.87%) Python
5 5 (5.62%) Scala
6 4 (4.49%) Ruby
6 4 (4.49%) Perl
6 4 (4.49%) C++
7 3 (3.37%) C#
7 3 (3.37%) PHP5
8 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) MCP
1 1 (1.12%) MCSE
1 1 (1.12%) CCNA
1 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.12%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Oracle
2 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
3 11 (12.36%) Zend
4 5 (5.62%) Twitter
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) Dell
7 1 (1.12%) StorageTek
7 1 (1.12%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.12%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe
7 1 (1.12%) Sun
7 1 (1.12%) Facebook
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