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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 67 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 31 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.91% 2.21% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.82% 6.33% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +34.59%
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
533 442 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.92% 34.86% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 275 215
Average daily rate £350 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 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 28 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 +3 4 £275 +29.41%
Wigan - 1 £220 - 2
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 43 (51.19%) MySQL
2 38 (45.24%) HTML
2 38 (45.24%) CSS
3 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
4 24 (28.57%) MVC
5 23 (27.38%) Linux
6 18 (21.43%) OO
6 18 (21.43%) Apache
6 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (19.05%) LAMP
7 16 (19.05%) OOP
8 15 (17.86%) SQL
8 15 (17.86%) Magento
8 15 (17.86%) HTML5
9 14 (16.67%) jQuery
10 13 (15.48%) TDD
11 12 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
11 12 (14.29%) CSS3
12 11 (13.10%) WordPress
12 11 (13.10%) Symfony
12 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
12 11 (13.10%) CMS
13 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
13 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce
13 10 (11.90%) RESTful
14 9 (10.71%) Git (software)
14 9 (10.71%) Degree
15 8 (9.52%) CentOS
15 8 (9.52%) Laravel
16 7 (8.33%) AngularJS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 18 (21.43%) Apache
2 11 (13.10%) CMS
2 11 (13.10%) WordPress
3 6 (7.14%) nginx
3 6 (7.14%) Drupal
3 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) Node.js
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
1 2 (2.38%) PaaS
1 2 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) DNS
2 3 (3.57%) SSH
3 2 (2.38%) SNMP
3 2 (2.38%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) Extranet
3 2 (2.38%) LDAP
3 2 (2.38%) SMS
3 2 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (51.19%) MySQL
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) Selenium
2 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
2 5 (5.95%) Hudson
2 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.19%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.19%) Ant
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
3 1 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 3 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (83.33%) Developer
2 49 (58.33%) PHP Developer
3 10 (11.90%) Web Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.14%) Administrator
5 6 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Magento Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.38%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Drupal Developer
10 1 (1.19%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (45.24%) HTML
1 38 (45.24%) CSS
2 16 (19.05%) LAMP
3 15 (17.86%) HTML5
4 14 (16.67%) jQuery
5 12 (14.29%) CSS3
5 12 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
6 11 (13.10%) Symfony
7 10 (11.90%) RESTful
8 8 (9.52%) Laravel
9 7 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 7 (8.33%) .NET
10 6 (7.14%) Web Services
10 6 (7.14%) XML
10 6 (7.14%) XHTML
10 6 (7.14%) Ajax
11 5 (5.95%) JSON
11 5 (5.95%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (4.76%) Sass
12 4 (4.76%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.19%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.19%) Animation
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) CentOS
3 5 (5.95%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) UNIX
6 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) MVC
2 18 (21.43%) OO
2 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.05%) OOP
4 13 (15.48%) TDD
5 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
6 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce
6 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.95%) Web Development
8 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.76%) System Testing
8 4 (4.76%) BDD
8 4 (4.76%) SDLC
9 3 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (3.57%) Time Management
9 3 (3.57%) Service Management
10 2 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.38%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.38%) SIEM
10 2 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
2 15 (17.86%) SQL
3 6 (7.14%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) PHP5
3 6 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.95%) Python
5 4 (4.76%) Perl
6 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.57%) C#
6 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.57%) Ruby
7 2 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) HND
2 1 (1.19%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.19%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Squid
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.38%) Postfix
1 2 (2.38%) Varnish
1 2 (2.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Nagios
2 4 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (3.57%) Hyperic
3 3 (3.57%) cPanel
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Zend
2 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe
4 2 (2.38%) VMware
4 2 (2.38%) Twitter
5 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.19%) Sun
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