The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 42 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 49 59 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.46% 6.11% 4.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.11% 16.95% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 52
Average daily rate £313 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.29 £77.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.88% +342.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
538 348 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.02% 36.06% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 171 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.99 £122.10 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Salford +5 5 £375 +25.52% 4
Oldham -3 1 £375 +120.58%
Bolton -5 1 £375 - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (61.11%) HTML
2 41 (45.56%) CSS
3 37 (41.11%) JavaScript
4 26 (28.89%) HTML5
5 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (26.67%) MySQL
6 21 (23.33%) OO
6 21 (23.33%) jQuery
7 20 (22.22%) TDD
7 20 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 20 (22.22%) SQL
8 18 (20.00%) XML
8 18 (20.00%) OOP
9 17 (18.89%) E-Commerce
10 16 (17.78%) Subversion
10 16 (17.78%) Zend
11 15 (16.67%) Ruby
11 15 (16.67%) CSS3
12 14 (15.56%) Java
12 14 (15.56%) CMS
13 13 (14.44%) Web Services
14 12 (13.33%) Magento
14 12 (13.33%) Git (software)
15 11 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
15 11 (12.22%) C#
16 10 (11.11%) Perl
16 10 (11.11%) Scrum
16 10 (11.11%) BDD
17 9 (10.00%) Sass
17 9 (10.00%) Retail

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (15.56%) CMS
2 9 (10.00%) WordPress
3 8 (8.89%) Jadu
4 7 (7.78%) Drupal
5 3 (3.33%) Apache
6 2 (2.22%) Moodle
6 2 (2.22%) Node.js
7 1 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.11%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (1.11%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.11%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) Modbus
2 1 (1.11%) PABX
2 1 (1.11%) LAN
2 1 (1.11%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.11%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Subversion
2 12 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.56%) RSpec
5 4 (4.44%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.33%) Grunt
7 2 (2.22%) Mocha
7 2 (2.22%) QUnit
7 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.11%) Calabash
8 1 (1.11%) PhantomJS
8 1 (1.11%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.11%) Bower
8 1 (1.11%) Xcode
8 1 (1.11%) Firebug
8 1 (1.11%) Ant
General
1 9 (10.00%) Retail
2 6 (6.67%) Games
3 4 (4.44%) Finance
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 65 (72.22%) Developer
2 30 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 16 (17.78%) Software Engineer
4 15 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Programmer
7 6 (6.67%) Web Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Front-End Web Developer
10 3 (3.33%) PHP Magento Developer
10 3 (3.33%) UI Programmer
10 3 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Drupal Developer
10 3 (3.33%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.33%) PHP Web Developer
11 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (61.11%) HTML
2 41 (45.56%) CSS
3 26 (28.89%) HTML5
4 21 (23.33%) jQuery
5 18 (20.00%) XML
6 15 (16.67%) CSS3
7 13 (14.44%) Web Services
8 9 (10.00%) Sass
8 9 (10.00%) .NET
9 8 (8.89%) SOAP
9 8 (8.89%) Zend Framework
9 8 (8.89%) LAMP
9 8 (8.89%) Ajax
10 7 (7.78%) RESTful
10 7 (7.78%) XSLT
11 6 (6.67%) XSD
11 6 (6.67%) XSL
11 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (5.56%) Gherkin
12 5 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Open Source
1 7 (7.78%) Derivative
2 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Interactive TV
3 4 (4.44%) New Media
4 3 (3.33%) MHEG
4 3 (3.33%) BBC
4 3 (3.33%) IPTV
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.11%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) CCTV
6 1 (1.11%) SCADA
6 1 (1.11%) iDTV
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.00%) Linux
2 7 (7.78%) CentOS
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) OO
3 20 (22.22%) TDD
3 20 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 18 (20.00%) OOP
5 17 (18.89%) E-Commerce
6 11 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (11.11%) Scrum
7 10 (11.11%) BDD
8 7 (7.78%) Web Development
8 7 (7.78%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.78%) MVC
9 6 (6.67%) Project Management
9 6 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.56%) Information Architecture
10 5 (5.56%) SEO
11 4 (4.44%) Web Design
11 4 (4.44%) Software Testing
11 4 (4.44%) User Experience Design
11 4 (4.44%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 37 (41.11%) JavaScript
2 20 (22.22%) SQL
3 15 (16.67%) Ruby
4 14 (15.56%) Java
5 11 (12.22%) C#
6 10 (11.11%) Perl
7 9 (10.00%) Python
8 8 (8.89%) VB.NET
8 8 (8.89%) Scala
9 6 (6.67%) C++
10 3 (3.33%) PHP5
10 3 (3.33%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) CEH
3 1 (1.11%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.11%) PMP
3 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Puppet
1 7 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Zend
2 8 (8.89%) Adobe
3 7 (7.78%) Oracle
3 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.33%) OpenTV
5 2 (2.22%) Sony
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter
6 1 (1.11%) VMware
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago