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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 46 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing PHP 56 49 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.42% 3.47% 6.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.81% 9.16% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 37
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £37.29 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +112.12%
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
518 535 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.64% 37.89% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 320 171
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £53.99 £122.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Bolton 0 2 £231 -38.33%
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - - - - 2
Salford - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 44 (48.35%) HTML
1 44 (48.35%) CSS
2 39 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 35 (38.46%) MySQL
4 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (31.87%) MVC
6 25 (27.47%) OO
7 23 (25.27%) LAMP
8 22 (24.18%) Linux
8 22 (24.18%) OOP
9 21 (23.08%) Apache
9 21 (23.08%) TDD
9 21 (23.08%) jQuery
10 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
10 20 (21.98%) HTML5
11 18 (19.78%) CodeIgniter
11 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
12 15 (16.48%) Magento
12 15 (16.48%) CSS3
13 14 (15.38%) SQL
13 14 (15.38%) Drupal
14 13 (14.29%) WordPress
15 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing
15 12 (13.19%) CMS
15 12 (13.19%) Web Services
16 11 (12.09%) RESTful
17 10 (10.99%) Python
17 10 (10.99%) Symfony
18 9 (9.89%) Web Development
18 9 (9.89%) JSON

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (23.08%) Apache
2 14 (15.38%) Drupal
3 13 (14.29%) WordPress
4 12 (13.19%) CMS
5 9 (9.89%) Node.js
6 7 (7.69%) nginx
7 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.20%) ArcGIS
8 2 (2.20%) JBoss
9 1 (1.10%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.30%) SaaS
2 2 (2.20%) PaaS
2 2 (2.20%) IaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) SNMP
1 2 (2.20%) DNS
1 2 (2.20%) SSL
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
1 2 (2.20%) Extranet
1 2 (2.20%) SSH
1 2 (2.20%) SMTP
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.46%) MySQL
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.69%) Hudson
2 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.59%) Jasmine
3 6 (6.59%) Subversion
4 5 (5.49%) Selenium
4 5 (5.49%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.40%) Grunt
5 4 (4.40%) Bower
5 4 (4.40%) CasperJS
6 3 (3.30%) PhantomJS
7 2 (2.20%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (2.20%) Trac
7 2 (2.20%) JIRA
7 2 (2.20%) QUnit
8 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (3.30%) Games
2 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 72 (79.12%) Developer
2 44 (48.35%) PHP Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Web Developer
4 11 (12.09%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.59%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (5.49%) Administrator
6 5 (5.49%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Magento Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.20%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 1 (1.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (48.35%) HTML
1 44 (48.35%) CSS
2 23 (25.27%) LAMP
3 21 (23.08%) jQuery
4 20 (21.98%) HTML5
5 18 (19.78%) CodeIgniter
6 15 (16.48%) CSS3
7 12 (13.19%) Web Services
8 11 (12.09%) RESTful
9 10 (10.99%) Symfony
10 9 (9.89%) JSON
10 9 (9.89%) Laravel
11 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
12 7 (7.69%) Sass
12 7 (7.69%) .NET
13 6 (6.59%) XML
13 6 (6.59%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (4.40%) Haml
15 4 (4.40%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) User Experience
2 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.49%) Open Source
4 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.30%) Derivative
5 2 (2.20%) W3C
5 2 (2.20%) GIS
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.10%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) Linux
2 6 (6.59%) CentOS
2 6 (6.59%) Windows
3 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.87%) MVC
3 25 (27.47%) OO
4 22 (24.18%) OOP
5 21 (23.08%) TDD
6 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing
8 9 (9.89%) BDD
8 9 (9.89%) Web Development
9 7 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (6.59%) Scrum
10 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.49%) Kanban
11 5 (5.49%) OO PHP
11 5 (5.49%) Web Design
12 4 (4.40%) Content Management
12 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
12 4 (4.40%) System Testing
13 3 (3.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 14 (15.38%) SQL
3 10 (10.99%) Python
4 7 (7.69%) Ruby
4 7 (7.69%) PHP5
4 7 (7.69%) Java
5 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.20%) C#
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) VBA
8 1 (1.10%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Puppet
2 5 (5.49%) Nagios
3 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.30%) Hyperic
4 2 (2.20%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle
2 6 (6.59%) Zend
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Google
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) ESRI
5 2 (2.20%) Percona
5 2 (2.20%) Facebook
5 2 (2.20%) Twitter
6 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
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