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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 56 59 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing PHP 35 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.28% 2.03% 3.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.00% 5.88% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £274 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £13.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.78 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +49.05%
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
500 425 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.64% 34.44% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 252 184
Average daily rate £345 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Altrincham - 4 £275 - 1
Wigan - 1 £220 - 4
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 45 (50.00%) MySQL
2 39 (43.33%) HTML
2 39 (43.33%) CSS
3 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 29 (32.22%) MVC
5 28 (31.11%) OO
6 26 (28.89%) Linux
7 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (24.44%) LAMP
9 21 (23.33%) Apache
10 20 (22.22%) OOP
11 18 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
11 18 (20.00%) jQuery
12 17 (18.89%) SQL
13 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
13 16 (17.78%) HTML5
14 15 (16.67%) TDD
15 14 (15.56%) Magento
15 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
16 13 (14.44%) CMS
17 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
18 11 (12.22%) CSS3
18 11 (12.22%) Symfony
19 10 (11.11%) Degree
19 10 (11.11%) Web Services
19 10 (11.11%) Laravel
19 10 (11.11%) WordPress
19 10 (11.11%) RESTful
20 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
21 8 (8.89%) Red Hat

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (23.33%) Apache
2 13 (14.44%) CMS
3 10 (11.11%) WordPress
4 8 (8.89%) Drupal
5 6 (6.67%) nginx
6 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.33%) Node.js
8 2 (2.22%) JBoss
8 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Magento
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
1 2 (2.22%) PaaS
1 2 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) DNS
2 3 (3.33%) SSH
3 2 (2.22%) SNMP
3 2 (2.22%) SSL
3 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) Extranet
3 2 (2.22%) LDAP
3 2 (2.22%) SMS
3 2 (2.22%) SMTP
4 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (50.00%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.56%) Hudson
2 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.56%) Subversion
2 5 (5.56%) Selenium
2 5 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.22%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.11%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.11%) Ant
4 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.11%) Maven
General
1 3 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.11%) Back Office
2 1 (1.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 75 (83.33%) Developer
2 53 (58.89%) PHP Developer
3 14 (15.56%) Web Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Drupal Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Magento Developer
7 3 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.33%) HTML
1 39 (43.33%) CSS
2 22 (24.44%) LAMP
3 18 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
3 18 (20.00%) jQuery
4 16 (17.78%) HTML5
5 11 (12.22%) Symfony
5 11 (12.22%) CSS3
6 10 (11.11%) Laravel
6 10 (11.11%) Web Services
6 10 (11.11%) RESTful
7 8 (8.89%) XML
8 7 (7.78%) .NET
8 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (5.56%) Memcached
9 5 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (5.56%) Ajax
9 5 (5.56%) JSON
10 4 (4.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.44%) User Experience
2 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) Derivative
3 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.11%) Animation
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Linux
2 8 (8.89%) CentOS
3 5 (5.56%) Windows
4 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.22%) UNIX
6 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) MVC
2 28 (31.11%) OO
3 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (22.22%) OOP
5 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
6 15 (16.67%) TDD
7 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.78%) Web Development
10 6 (6.67%) BDD
11 5 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.44%) System Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Open Source
12 4 (4.44%) OO PHP
12 4 (4.44%) SDLC
13 3 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 3 (3.33%) Time Management
13 3 (3.33%) Content Management
13 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
13 3 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.89%) SQL
3 7 (7.78%) PHP5
4 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.67%) Python
4 6 (6.67%) Java
5 4 (4.44%) Perl
5 4 (4.44%) Ruby
6 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.33%) C#
7 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.11%) VBA
8 1 (1.11%) Lua
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) HND
2 1 (1.11%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.11%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Squid
1 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.22%) Postfix
1 2 (2.22%) Varnish
1 2 (2.22%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Nagios
2 4 (4.44%) Puppet
3 3 (3.33%) Hyperic
3 3 (3.33%) cPanel
4 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Red Hat
2 7 (7.78%) Zend
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe
5 2 (2.22%) VMware
5 2 (2.22%) Twitter
6 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.11%) Percona
6 1 (1.11%) Sun
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