The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 115 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 40 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.67% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.73% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £336 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +34.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £102.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-79.02% +141.17%
PHP Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3607 2861 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.42% 91.70% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1946 1532 1080
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 186 185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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
Manchester -1 27 £298 +7.20% 22
Cheshire +2 10 £330 +10.00% 10
Merseyside -11 3 £225 -25.00% 5
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 64 (100.00%) PHP
2 34 (53.13%) MySQL
3 30 (46.88%) OO
4 29 (45.31%) HTML
4 29 (45.31%) CSS
5 24 (37.50%) MVC
6 23 (35.94%) OOP
7 22 (34.38%) jQuery
8 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
9 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 15 (23.44%) SQL
11 15 (23.44%) Apache
12 14 (21.88%) CodeIgniter
13 13 (20.31%) PHP5
13 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
13 13 (20.31%) HTML5
13 13 (20.31%) TDD
13 13 (20.31%) LAMP
14 12 (18.75%) Linux
15 11 (17.19%) WordPress
16 10 (15.63%) Magento
16 10 (15.63%) RESTful
17 9 (14.06%) Symfony
17 9 (14.06%) Laravel
18 8 (12.50%) OO PHP
18 8 (12.50%) XML
19 7 (10.94%) CSS3
20 6 (9.38%) Jenkins

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (23.44%) Apache
2 11 (17.19%) WordPress
3 6 (9.38%) Drupal
4 4 (6.25%) Node.js
5 3 (4.69%) CMS
6 2 (3.13%) nginx
7 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.56%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (53.13%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.38%) Subversion
3 5 (7.81%) Selenium
3 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
3 5 (7.81%) Hudson
4 3 (4.69%) PhpStorm
5 2 (3.13%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) HTML
1 29 (45.31%) CSS
2 22 (34.38%) jQuery
3 14 (21.88%) CodeIgniter
4 13 (20.31%) HTML5
4 13 (20.31%) LAMP
5 10 (15.63%) RESTful
6 9 (14.06%) Symfony
6 9 (14.06%) Laravel
7 8 (12.50%) XML
8 7 (10.94%) CSS3
9 5 (7.81%) XHTML
10 4 (6.25%) JSON
11 3 (4.69%) Web Services
11 3 (4.69%) XSD
11 3 (4.69%) XSLT
11 3 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (4.69%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.69%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.69%) Derivative
2 3 (4.69%) Open Source
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Animation
4 1 (1.56%) Informatics
4 1 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Android
2 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) OO
2 24 (37.50%) MVC
3 23 (35.94%) OOP
4 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
6 13 (20.31%) TDD
7 8 (12.50%) OO PHP
8 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.25%) BDD
9 4 (6.25%) System Testing
9 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.25%) Web Development
10 3 (4.69%) Scrum
11 1 (1.56%) WFM
11 1 (1.56%) Workflow
11 1 (1.56%) UML
11 1 (1.56%) B2B
11 1 (1.56%) 3D Modelling
11 1 (1.56%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (100.00%) PHP
2 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 15 (23.44%) SQL
4 13 (20.31%) PHP5
5 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Zend
2 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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