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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 39 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.27% 2.70% 5.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.58% 7.25% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +54.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £348 £219
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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
76 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.34% 37.30% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 29
Average daily rate £290 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £16.23 £25.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.08% +49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £14.80 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £175.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 -12 3 £300 -0.08% 5
Birkenhead - 2 £225 - 1
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) MySQL
3 4 (50.00%) CSS3
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
6 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (12.50%) Magento
6 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (12.50%) Budget Control
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Google Maps API
6 1 (12.50%) WordPress
6 1 (12.50%) Facebook
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) Android Development
6 1 (12.50%) iOS Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) YouTrack
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) PHP Developer
3 2 (25.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) CSS3
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Google Maps API
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Informatics
1 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
2 1 (12.50%) Budget Control
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PHP5
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Facebook
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
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