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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 50 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 36 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.62% 4.55% 5.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.10% 11.64% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
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
507 438 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.95% 39.07% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 271
Average daily rate £338 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.33 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -3 1 - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 62 (57.41%) JavaScript
2 56 (51.85%) CSS
3 53 (49.07%) HTML
4 50 (46.30%) OO
5 46 (42.59%) jQuery
6 42 (38.89%) Git (software)
7 40 (37.04%) MySQL
8 35 (32.41%) LAMP
9 34 (31.48%) Subversion
10 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (26.85%) Linux
12 28 (25.93%) Web Services
13 26 (24.07%) XML
13 26 (24.07%) E-Commerce
14 23 (21.30%) Red Hat
15 22 (20.37%) SQL
16 21 (19.44%) Oracle
16 21 (19.44%) XSLT
17 20 (18.52%) OOP
17 20 (18.52%) XSD
18 19 (17.59%) TDD
18 19 (17.59%) Derivative
18 19 (17.59%) MVC
18 19 (17.59%) RabbitMQ
18 19 (17.59%) Oracle Database
19 18 (16.67%) Drupal
20 16 (14.81%) CMS
20 16 (14.81%) Magento
20 16 (14.81%) Open Source
21 15 (13.89%) HTML5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 18 (16.67%) Drupal
2 16 (14.81%) CMS
3 10 (9.26%) Apache
4 8 (7.41%) Node.js
5 4 (3.70%) WordPress
6 2 (1.85%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) SaaS
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) DHCP
1 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.85%) DNS
1 2 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.04%) MySQL
2 19 (17.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 34 (31.48%) Subversion
3 8 (7.41%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.56%) CasperJS
4 6 (5.56%) Bower
5 5 (4.63%) PhantomJS
5 5 (4.63%) Grunt
5 5 (4.63%) Behat
6 3 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
6 3 (2.78%) Trac
6 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.78%) QUnit
6 3 (2.78%) Hudson
6 3 (2.78%) JIRA
7 2 (1.85%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (6.48%) Retail
2 5 (4.63%) Games
3 4 (3.70%) German Language
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (85.19%) Developer
2 53 (49.07%) PHP Developer
3 16 (14.81%) Web Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (11.11%) Magento Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (5.56%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 5 (4.63%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (3.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (3.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Magento Developer
10 3 (2.78%) OO PHP Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Senior PHP Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Web Engineer
11 2 (1.85%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.85%) Senior Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (51.85%) CSS
2 53 (49.07%) HTML
3 46 (42.59%) jQuery
4 35 (32.41%) LAMP
5 28 (25.93%) Web Services
6 26 (24.07%) XML
7 21 (19.44%) XSLT
8 20 (18.52%) XSD
9 19 (17.59%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (13.89%) HTML5
11 13 (12.04%) CSS3
12 9 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
13 8 (7.41%) Ajax
13 8 (7.41%) Sass
14 7 (6.48%) JSON
15 6 (5.56%) Haml
15 6 (5.56%) Underscore.js
16 5 (4.63%) Laravel
16 5 (4.63%) Ruby on Rails
17 4 (3.70%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.59%) Derivative
2 16 (14.81%) Open Source
3 7 (6.48%) User Experience
4 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) W3C
6 2 (1.85%) GIS
6 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) Animation
7 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.85%) Linux
2 9 (8.33%) UNIX
3 5 (4.63%) Windows
4 2 (1.85%) HPUX
4 2 (1.85%) Solaris
4 2 (1.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (46.30%) OO
2 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.07%) E-Commerce
4 20 (18.52%) OOP
5 19 (17.59%) TDD
5 19 (17.59%) MVC
6 15 (13.89%) OO PHP
7 11 (10.19%) Scrum
8 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.41%) Web Development
9 8 (7.41%) Content Management
9 8 (7.41%) BDD
10 7 (6.48%) Kanban
11 6 (5.56%) Web Design
11 6 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.63%) Automated Testing
13 3 (2.78%) DevOps
13 3 (2.78%) Workflow
13 3 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (57.41%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.37%) SQL
3 13 (12.04%) Python
4 11 (10.19%) Ruby
5 10 (9.26%) Java
6 4 (3.70%) Perl
6 4 (3.70%) C++
6 4 (3.70%) PHP5
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.93%) XPath
7 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) CCNA
1 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (1.85%) MCP
1 2 (1.85%) MCSE
2 1 (0.93%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.78%) Puppet
2 2 (1.85%) Nagios
2 2 (1.85%) Cacti
Vendors
1 23 (21.30%) Red Hat
2 21 (19.44%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) Zend
4 4 (3.70%) Google
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.85%) Sun
6 2 (1.85%) HP
6 2 (1.85%) Dell
6 2 (1.85%) StorageTek
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.85%) ESRI
6 2 (1.85%) Percona
6 2 (1.85%) Facebook
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco
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