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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 62 52 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 45 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.47% 2.68% 4.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.10% 7.16% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 38
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +43.80%
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
738 531 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.48% 37.42% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 369 283
Average daily rate £355 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £425 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £275 - 1
Bolton - 1 £380 - 1
Sale - 1 £250 -
Stockport - 1 £363 - 4
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 55 (62.50%) HTML
2 54 (61.36%) CSS
3 45 (51.14%) JavaScript
4 30 (34.09%) MySQL
5 22 (25.00%) jQuery
6 21 (23.86%) Magento
7 19 (21.59%) HTML5
8 16 (18.18%) .NET
8 16 (18.18%) SQL
9 15 (17.05%) OO
9 15 (17.05%) Git (software)
9 15 (17.05%) WordPress
10 14 (15.91%) Linux
11 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (13.64%) XML
11 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
12 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
12 11 (12.50%) Web Development
12 11 (12.50%) CSS3
13 10 (11.36%) Python
13 10 (11.36%) LAMP
14 9 (10.23%) Intranet
14 9 (10.23%) Windows
14 9 (10.23%) Java
14 9 (10.23%) Perl
15 8 (9.09%) Apache
15 8 (9.09%) Classic ASP
15 8 (9.09%) Open Source
16 7 (7.95%) CentOS
16 7 (7.95%) T-SQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (17.05%) WordPress
2 8 (9.09%) Apache
3 5 (5.68%) CMS
3 5 (5.68%) Node.js
4 4 (4.55%) Drupal
5 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.41%) SAS
6 2 (2.27%) nginx
7 1 (1.14%) Confluence
7 1 (1.14%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.14%) SugarCRM
7 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.14%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 21 (23.86%) Magento
2 2 (2.27%) osCommerce
2 2 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.14%) OpenCart
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) GitHub
1 3 (3.41%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.27%) MailChimp
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) Intranet
2 7 (7.95%) DNS
3 6 (6.82%) HTTP
4 4 (4.55%) DHCP
4 4 (4.55%) IMAP
4 4 (4.55%) SMTP
5 3 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (3.41%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.41%) LDAP
5 3 (3.41%) MRTG
6 2 (2.27%) Firewall
7 1 (1.14%) FTP
7 1 (1.14%) Internet
7 1 (1.14%) LAN
7 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.14%) VLAN
7 1 (1.14%) VPN
7 1 (1.14%) WAN
7 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.09%) MySQL
2 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.27%) SQLite
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) Redis
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (3.41%) PhantomJS
4 3 (3.41%) Subversion
5 2 (2.27%) Firebug
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.14%) Grunt
6 1 (1.14%) gulp
6 1 (1.14%) Mocha
6 1 (1.14%) NuGet
6 1 (1.14%) Selenium
6 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Marketing
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (78.41%) Developer
2 40 (45.45%) PHP Developer
3 13 (14.77%) Web Developer
4 10 (11.36%) HTML CSS Developer
4 10 (11.36%) HTML Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Magento Developer
6 7 (7.95%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (7.95%) PHP Magento Developer
6 7 (7.95%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) MySQL Developer
7 6 (6.82%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.68%) WordPress Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.27%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (62.50%) HTML
2 54 (61.36%) CSS
3 22 (25.00%) jQuery
4 19 (21.59%) HTML5
5 16 (18.18%) .NET
6 12 (13.64%) XML
7 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 11 (12.50%) CSS3
8 10 (11.36%) LAMP
9 8 (9.09%) Classic ASP
10 6 (6.82%) Ajax
10 6 (6.82%) JSON
10 6 (6.82%) SOAP
11 5 (5.68%) Laravel
12 4 (4.55%) Symfony
12 4 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (4.55%) Web Services
12 4 (4.55%) XHTML
13 3 (3.41%) OAuth
13 3 (3.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.41%) Social Media
2 2 (2.27%) Clustering
2 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.14%) Life Science
3 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.14%) Social Network
3 1 (1.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Windows
3 7 (7.95%) CentOS
4 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 3 (3.41%) Debian
5 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.41%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.27%) openSUSE
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.27%) Solaris
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) OO
2 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 11 (12.50%) Web Development
4 8 (9.09%) Open Source
5 7 (7.95%) Front End Development
6 6 (6.82%) OO PHP
7 5 (5.68%) MVC
7 5 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.55%) Migration
8 4 (4.55%) Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) Scrum
8 4 (4.55%) TDD
9 3 (3.41%) Analytics
9 3 (3.41%) Coaching
9 3 (3.41%) OOP
9 3 (3.41%) Security Hardening
9 3 (3.41%) SEO
9 3 (3.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (51.14%) JavaScript
2 16 (18.18%) SQL
3 10 (11.36%) Python
4 9 (10.23%) Java
4 9 (10.23%) Perl
5 7 (7.95%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.95%) VB.NET
5 7 (7.95%) VBScript
6 5 (5.68%) C#
6 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.55%) C
7 4 (4.55%) C++
8 3 (3.41%) Korn
9 2 (2.27%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) PHP 4
10 1 (1.14%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) Degree
1 2 (2.27%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.41%) Dovecot
2 3 (3.41%) iptables
2 3 (3.41%) KVM
2 3 (3.41%) Sendmail
2 3 (3.41%) Squid
3 2 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Puppet
2 3 (3.41%) Cacti
2 3 (3.41%) HAProxy
2 3 (3.41%) Nagios
2 3 (3.41%) OpenNebula
3 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.14%) Ansible
4 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) Packer
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.68%) Zend
4 4 (4.55%) VMware
5 3 (3.41%) Google
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle
6 2 (2.27%) Veritas
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe
7 1 (1.14%) ATG
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco
7 1 (1.14%) Facebook
7 1 (1.14%) hybris
7 1 (1.14%) New Relic
7 1 (1.14%) PayPal
7 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.14%) Sun
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