The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 24 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.62% 5.83% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.85% 17.65% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.22% 33.01% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.72 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.52% -23.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.08 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.80 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Liverpool -2 4 £300 - 12
Prescot - - - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (63.64%) jQuery
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) Drupal
5 3 (27.27%) Zend
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) WordPress
6 2 (18.18%) Magento
6 2 (18.18%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
6 2 (18.18%) Symfony
7 1 (9.09%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (9.09%) Twisted
7 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
7 1 (9.09%) KVM
7 1 (9.09%) Qt
7 1 (9.09%) Android
7 1 (9.09%) CentOS
7 1 (9.09%) Google Maps API
7 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
7 1 (9.09%) Zend Framework
7 1 (9.09%) PHP5
7 1 (9.09%) TDD

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (36.36%) Drupal
2 2 (18.18%) WordPress
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) PHP Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) jQuery
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Symfony
4 1 (9.09%) Twisted
4 1 (9.09%) Qt
4 1 (9.09%) Google Maps API
4 1 (9.09%) Zend Framework
4 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) LAMP
4 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
1 1 (9.09%) TDD
1 1 (9.09%) Web Development
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Scrum
1 1 (9.09%) OOD
1 1 (9.09%) Project Management
1 1 (9.09%) OOP
1 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) PHP5
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) SpamAssassin
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
1 1 (9.09%) Xen
1 1 (9.09%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Zend
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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