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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 16 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 13 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.96% 3.83% 5.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.40% 12.16% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £284
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
67 74 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.73% 31.49% 50.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 44
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 31 July 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
Liverpool +2 11 £225 -18.36% 6
St Helens - - - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (94.12%) HTML
1 16 (94.12%) CSS
2 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 11 (64.71%) MySQL
3 11 (64.71%) jQuery
4 9 (52.94%) HTML5
5 7 (41.18%) Adobe
5 7 (41.18%) Web Design
6 6 (35.29%) Photoshop
6 6 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (35.29%) Orchard
6 6 (35.29%) Web Development
6 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (23.53%) PHP5
7 4 (23.53%) Symfony
7 4 (23.53%) Zend
8 3 (17.65%) Drupal
8 3 (17.65%) CSS3
9 2 (11.76%) Laravel
9 2 (11.76%) CakePHP
9 2 (11.76%) Magento
9 2 (11.76%) Apache
10 1 (5.88%) OOD
10 1 (5.88%) Project Management
10 1 (5.88%) Ajax
10 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
10 1 (5.88%) Linux
10 1 (5.88%) OOP
10 1 (5.88%) OO
10 1 (5.88%) Open Source

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (17.65%) Drupal
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Photoshop
1 6 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) Web Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Front-End Web Developer
4 6 (35.29%) PHP Developer
5 2 (11.76%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
1 16 (94.12%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) jQuery
3 9 (52.94%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) Symfony
5 3 (17.65%) CSS3
6 2 (11.76%) Laravel
6 2 (11.76%) CakePHP
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) LAMP
7 1 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Web Design
2 6 (35.29%) Web Development
2 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (5.88%) OOP
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOD
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) PHP5
3 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Adobe
2 6 (35.29%) Orchard
3 4 (23.53%) Zend