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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 74 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 32 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.70% 2.83% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.02% 7.99% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 26
Average daily rate
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£301 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
637 463 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.81% 35.37% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 298 253
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -22.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 2 £335 - 4
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 42 (59.15%) MySQL
2 37 (52.11%) HTML
2 37 (52.11%) CSS
3 29 (40.85%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.94%) Linux
5 16 (22.54%) Magento
5 16 (22.54%) HTML5
6 15 (21.13%) jQuery
6 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
7 14 (19.72%) OO
8 13 (18.31%) CSS3
9 11 (15.49%) CMS
10 10 (14.08%) SQL
11 9 (12.68%) OOP
11 9 (12.68%) XHTML
11 9 (12.68%) WordPress
12 8 (11.27%) CentOS
12 8 (11.27%) Apache
12 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.27%) MVC
12 8 (11.27%) Ajax
13 7 (9.86%) Symfony
13 7 (9.86%) Windows
13 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.86%) .NET
13 7 (9.86%) Python
13 7 (9.86%) XML
13 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
14 6 (8.45%) Drupal
14 6 (8.45%) Laravel

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (15.49%) CMS
2 9 (12.68%) WordPress
3 8 (11.27%) Apache
4 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.45%) Drupal
5 4 (5.63%) nginx
6 2 (2.82%) Node.js
6 2 (2.82%) JBoss
6 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.41%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.41%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Magento
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.82%) SaaS
1 2 (2.82%) PaaS
1 2 (2.82%) IaaS
1 2 (2.82%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) HTTP
2 3 (4.23%) SSH
3 2 (2.82%) SNMP
3 2 (2.82%) LDAP
3 2 (2.82%) SMS
3 2 (2.82%) SMTP
3 2 (2.82%) SSL
3 2 (2.82%) Internet
3 2 (2.82%) Extranet
4 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (59.15%) MySQL
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.82%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) Subversion
2 2 (2.82%) Firebug
3 1 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (1.41%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.41%) Ant
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (7.04%) Marketing
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (83.10%) Developer
2 35 (49.30%) PHP Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Web Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.86%) Magento Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (4.23%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.23%) PHP Magento Developer
8 2 (2.82%) iOS Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Django Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.11%) HTML
1 37 (52.11%) CSS
2 16 (22.54%) HTML5
3 15 (21.13%) jQuery
4 13 (18.31%) CSS3
5 9 (12.68%) XHTML
6 8 (11.27%) Ajax
7 7 (9.86%) Symfony
7 7 (9.86%) .NET
7 7 (9.86%) XML
8 6 (8.45%) Laravel
9 5 (7.04%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.04%) SOAP
9 5 (7.04%) JSON
10 4 (5.63%) LAMP
10 4 (5.63%) Web Services
10 4 (5.63%) REST
10 4 (5.63%) PHP-FPM
10 4 (5.63%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (5.63%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.63%) User Experience
2 4 (5.63%) Social Media
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.41%) W3C
4 1 (1.41%) DTV
4 1 (1.41%) Social Network
4 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) CentOS
3 7 (9.86%) Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.41%) UNIX
6 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
2 14 (19.72%) OO
3 9 (12.68%) OOP
4 8 (11.27%) MVC
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.04%) TDD
7 3 (4.23%) SEO
7 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.23%) Web Development
7 3 (4.23%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (4.23%) Time Management
7 3 (4.23%) Analytics
7 3 (4.23%) OO PHP
8 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.82%) Email Marketing
8 2 (2.82%) iOS Development
8 2 (2.82%) Mobile Development
8 2 (2.82%) Service Management
8 2 (2.82%) Web Analytics
8 2 (2.82%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) JavaScript
2 10 (14.08%) SQL
3 7 (9.86%) Python
4 6 (8.45%) Java
4 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.63%) Ruby
5 4 (5.63%) PHP5
5 4 (5.63%) C#
5 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.41%) VBA
8 1 (1.41%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) HND
2 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.41%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Squid
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.82%) Postfix
1 2 (2.82%) Varnish
1 2 (2.82%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Nagios
2 4 (5.63%) Puppet
3 3 (4.23%) Hyperic
3 3 (4.23%) cPanel
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Zend
3 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) Adobe
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
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