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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 39 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.06% 2.47% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 7.59% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£225 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 - £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
126 79 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.51% 32.51% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 51
Average daily rate £320 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £445 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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 -14 2 £170 - 6
Wirral - 1 - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) WordPress
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Magento
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 1 (11.11%) Apple
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) Informatics
6 1 (11.11%) Zend
6 1 (11.11%) CakePHP
6 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (11.11%) ExpressionEngine
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
1 1 (11.11%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 3 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Magento Developer
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) CakePHP
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Google Maps API
4 1 (11.11%) Yii
4 1 (11.11%) iOS SDK
4 1 (11.11%) Laravel
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
1 1 (11.11%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) BPMN
3 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Android Development
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
3 1 (11.11%) PHP5
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
1 1 (11.11%) Google
1 1 (11.11%) Zend
1 1 (11.11%) Facebook
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter