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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 51 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing PHP 37 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.81% 2.93% 4.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.81% 8.22% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 38
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
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
474 426 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 35.94% 35.65% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 256 298
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Cheadle - 1 £225 -
Oldham - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 3
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (60.00%) CSS
2 35 (58.33%) HTML
3 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (43.33%) MySQL
5 24 (40.00%) jQuery
6 23 (38.33%) OO
7 16 (26.67%) Linux
7 16 (26.67%) SQL
8 15 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 14 (23.33%) Web Services
9 14 (23.33%) Drupal
10 13 (21.67%) Apache
11 12 (20.00%) XML
11 12 (20.00%) Subversion
11 12 (20.00%) LAMP
11 12 (20.00%) Zend
12 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
12 11 (18.33%) CMS
12 11 (18.33%) OO PHP
13 10 (16.67%) Oracle
14 9 (15.00%) OOP
14 9 (15.00%) XSLT
15 8 (13.33%) XSD
15 8 (13.33%) Content Management
15 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (13.33%) TDD
15 8 (13.33%) Open Source
15 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
16 7 (11.67%) Magento
16 7 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (23.33%) Drupal
2 13 (21.67%) Apache
3 11 (18.33%) CMS
4 7 (11.67%) WordPress
5 1 (1.67%) SAS
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.67%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) LAN
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) PABX
1 1 (1.67%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) MySQL
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.67%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Subversion
2 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (81.67%) Developer
2 33 (55.00%) PHP Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Magento Developer
7 4 (6.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 4 (6.67%) UI Developer
7 4 (6.67%) UI Programmer
7 4 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) PHP Magento Developer
9 2 (3.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 1 (1.67%) OO PHP Developer
10 1 (1.67%) DevOps Consultant
10 1 (1.67%) DevOps Architect
10 1 (1.67%) Consultant
10 1 (1.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (60.00%) CSS
2 35 (58.33%) HTML
3 24 (40.00%) jQuery
4 14 (23.33%) Web Services
5 12 (20.00%) XML
5 12 (20.00%) LAMP
6 9 (15.00%) XSLT
7 8 (13.33%) XSD
8 7 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (11.67%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (11.67%) Ajax
9 6 (10.00%) XHTML
9 6 (10.00%) HTML5
10 4 (6.67%) CSS3
10 4 (6.67%) .NET
11 3 (5.00%) Sass
11 3 (5.00%) LESS
12 2 (3.33%) RESTful
12 2 (3.33%) Zend Framework
12 2 (3.33%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Open Source
2 7 (11.67%) Derivative
3 3 (5.00%) Telematics
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) SCADA
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) UNIX
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) OO
2 15 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (18.33%) OO PHP
4 9 (15.00%) OOP
5 8 (13.33%) Content Management
5 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) TDD
6 6 (10.00%) MVC
7 5 (8.33%) Web Development
8 4 (6.67%) DevOps
9 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.33%) BDD
9 2 (3.33%) CRM
10 1 (1.67%) ERP
10 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.67%) SEO
10 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.67%) Project Management
10 1 (1.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (11.67%) Python
4 6 (10.00%) Java
5 5 (8.33%) Scala
6 3 (5.00%) Perl
6 3 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) PHP5
8 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Zend
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.33%) Twitter
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) Facebook
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