The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 29 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.44% 3.30% 4.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.86% 7.53% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £266 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £390 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -33.33%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59 93 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.56% 43.87% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 53
Average daily rate £300 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Merseyside region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Merseyside region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Liverpool -6 4 £300 +9.09% 6
Wirral -12 3 - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) MySQL
3 6 (54.55%) jQuery
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
4 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 3 (27.27%) Web Design
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) SAP
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Apache
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) Magento
6 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (18.18%) YouTrack
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
6 2 (18.18%) Orchard
7 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) Zend
7 1 (9.09%) Release Management

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) YouTrack
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front-End Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) jQuery
2 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) CSS3
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Laravel
5 1 (9.09%) Yii
5 1 (9.09%) LAMP
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Web Design
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Budget Control
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP5
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) Orchard
3 1 (9.09%) Zend
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft