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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 35 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 64 42 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.49% 3.75% 5.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.74% 10.32% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 48
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -7.20%
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
545 407 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.27% 36.31% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 252 304
Average daily rate £325 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 0 2 £400 +6.66% 2
Stockport +6 1 £375 +25.00% 5
Oldham - 1 £338 - 1
Bury - 1 - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Wigan - - - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 54 (52.94%) JavaScript
1 54 (52.94%) CSS
2 51 (50.00%) HTML
3 44 (43.14%) jQuery
4 41 (40.20%) OO
5 39 (38.24%) MySQL
6 35 (34.31%) Git (software)
7 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (28.43%) Subversion
8 29 (28.43%) Linux
9 28 (27.45%) LAMP
10 26 (25.49%) E-Commerce
11 25 (24.51%) XML
12 24 (23.53%) SQL
13 22 (21.57%) Web Services
14 19 (18.63%) Oracle
15 18 (17.65%) XSLT
15 18 (17.65%) Red Hat
16 17 (16.67%) XSD
16 17 (16.67%) TDD
16 17 (16.67%) Drupal
16 17 (16.67%) Oracle Database
17 16 (15.69%) Magento
17 16 (15.69%) Derivative
17 16 (15.69%) CMS
18 15 (14.71%) OO PHP
18 15 (14.71%) RabbitMQ
19 14 (13.73%) HTML5
19 14 (13.73%) Open Source
19 14 (13.73%) OOP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 17 (16.67%) Drupal
2 16 (15.69%) CMS
3 8 (7.84%) Apache
4 7 (6.86%) WordPress
4 7 (6.86%) Node.js
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.98%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.98%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) IaaS
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
1 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) SAN
1 2 (1.96%) DHCP
1 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (38.24%) MySQL
2 17 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (34.31%) Git (software)
2 29 (28.43%) Subversion
3 5 (4.90%) Behat
3 5 (4.90%) CasperJS
3 5 (4.90%) Bower
3 5 (4.90%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.92%) Grunt
4 4 (3.92%) PhantomJS
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.98%) JIRA
6 1 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.98%) Trac
6 1 (0.98%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.98%) QUnit
6 1 (0.98%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 8 (7.84%) Retail
2 4 (3.92%) German Language
3 3 (2.94%) Games
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Finance
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (85.29%) Developer
2 48 (47.06%) PHP Developer
3 16 (15.69%) Front-End Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Magento Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (5.88%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 5 (4.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Magento Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.94%) OO PHP Developer
10 3 (2.94%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 2 (1.96%) Technical Developer
11 2 (1.96%) UI Programmer
11 2 (1.96%) PHP Magento Developer
11 2 (1.96%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (52.94%) CSS
2 51 (50.00%) HTML
3 44 (43.14%) jQuery
4 28 (27.45%) LAMP
5 25 (24.51%) XML
6 22 (21.57%) Web Services
7 18 (17.65%) XSLT
8 17 (16.67%) XSD
9 15 (14.71%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (13.73%) HTML5
11 13 (12.75%) CSS3
12 9 (8.82%) Ajax
12 9 (8.82%) Sass
13 7 (6.86%) JSON
14 5 (4.90%) Underscore.js
14 5 (4.90%) Haml
15 4 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
16 3 (2.94%) Google Maps API
16 3 (2.94%) CodeIgniter
16 3 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Derivative
2 14 (13.73%) Open Source
3 7 (6.86%) User Experience
4 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) GIS
7 1 (0.98%) W3C
7 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.43%) Linux
2 7 (6.86%) UNIX
3 5 (4.90%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) HPUX
4 2 (1.96%) Solaris
5 1 (0.98%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.20%) OO
2 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.49%) E-Commerce
4 17 (16.67%) TDD
5 15 (14.71%) OO PHP
6 14 (13.73%) OOP
7 12 (11.76%) MVC
8 8 (7.84%) Web Development
8 8 (7.84%) Scrum
9 7 (6.86%) Content Management
10 6 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (5.88%) Web Design
11 5 (4.90%) Automated Testing
11 5 (4.90%) Kanban
11 5 (4.90%) BDD
12 3 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.94%) DevOps
13 2 (1.96%) Mentoring
13 2 (1.96%) Unit Testing
13 2 (1.96%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 24 (23.53%) SQL
3 13 (12.75%) Java
4 12 (11.76%) Python
5 10 (9.80%) Ruby
6 7 (6.86%) C++
7 5 (4.90%) Perl
8 3 (2.94%) PHP5
8 3 (2.94%) C#
8 3 (2.94%) Scala
9 1 (0.98%) XPath
9 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (1.96%) CCNA
1 2 (1.96%) MCSE
1 2 (1.96%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Oracle
2 18 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.82%) Zend
4 3 (2.94%) VMware
4 3 (2.94%) Google
4 3 (2.94%) HP
4 3 (2.94%) Facebook
5 2 (1.96%) Dell
5 2 (1.96%) StorageTek
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.96%) Adobe
5 2 (1.96%) Sun
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco
6 1 (0.98%) ESRI
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.98%) Twitter
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