The table below looks at the statistics for PHP 5 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 5 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 35 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.59% 0.26% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.24% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £308 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
PHP 5
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
118 74 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 37.46% 19.37% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 52 38
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.80 £16.23 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -83.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

PHP 5
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP 5 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

PHP 5
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP 5 across the Merseyside region.

PHP 5 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

PHP 5
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 across the Merseyside region.

PHP 5 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

PHP 5
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 5 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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 -1 5 £308 +2.58%
PHP 5
North West

PHP 5
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing PHP 5 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 5.

1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Yii
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Symfony
3 2 (40.00%) Zend
3 2 (40.00%) CakePHP

PHP 5
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing PHP 5 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 5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) CakePHP
2 2 (40.00%) Symfony
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Zend