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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 119 114 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 30 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.75% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.82% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £375 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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
3475 2942 2219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.16% 92.46% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1980 1591 1059
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 193 179
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.61 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 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 28 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 +8 22 £275 -1.78% 32
Cheshire -7 7 £330 +10.00% 12
Merseyside -14 1 £300 +8.99% 7
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 68 (100.00%) PHP
2 38 (55.88%) MySQL
3 29 (42.65%) HTML
3 29 (42.65%) CSS
3 29 (42.65%) OO
4 25 (36.76%) OOP
5 23 (33.82%) MVC
6 22 (32.35%) jQuery
7 21 (30.88%) JavaScript
8 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 16 (23.53%) SQL
10 16 (23.53%) Linux
10 16 (23.53%) Apache
10 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
11 14 (20.59%) CodeIgniter
11 14 (20.59%) HTML5
12 13 (19.12%) Unit Testing
12 13 (19.12%) TDD
12 13 (19.12%) LAMP
13 12 (17.65%) PHP5
14 10 (14.71%) WordPress
14 10 (14.71%) Magento
14 10 (14.71%) RESTful
14 10 (14.71%) Symfony
14 10 (14.71%) Laravel
15 9 (13.24%) XML
16 8 (11.76%) Degree
16 8 (11.76%) CSS3
17 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 16 (23.53%) Apache
2 10 (14.71%) WordPress
3 4 (5.88%) Drupal
3 4 (5.88%) Node.js
3 4 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (2.94%) nginx
5 1 (1.47%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) SSH
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (55.88%) MySQL
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.82%) Subversion
3 5 (7.35%) Hudson
3 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
3 5 (7.35%) Selenium
4 3 (4.41%) PhpStorm
5 2 (2.94%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.94%) Retail
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Back Office
2 1 (1.47%) Advertising
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.65%) HTML
1 29 (42.65%) CSS
2 22 (32.35%) jQuery
3 14 (20.59%) CodeIgniter
3 14 (20.59%) HTML5
4 13 (19.12%) LAMP
5 10 (14.71%) RESTful
5 10 (14.71%) Symfony
5 10 (14.71%) Laravel
6 9 (13.24%) XML
7 8 (11.76%) CSS3
8 5 (7.35%) XHTML
9 4 (5.88%) JSON
9 4 (5.88%) Web Services
10 3 (4.41%) XSD
10 3 (4.41%) XSLT
10 3 (4.41%) Doctrine
10 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.41%) Derivative
2 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.47%) Animation
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.47%) Social Media
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Informatics
3 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) CentOS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) OO
2 25 (36.76%) OOP
3 23 (33.82%) MVC
4 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (19.12%) Unit Testing
6 13 (19.12%) TDD
7 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.88%) System Testing
9 4 (5.88%) BDD
9 4 (5.88%) OO PHP
9 4 (5.88%) Web Development
9 4 (5.88%) SDLC
10 3 (4.41%) Scrum
10 3 (4.41%) Open Source
11 1 (1.47%) Workflow
11 1 (1.47%) Content Management
11 1 (1.47%) WFM
11 1 (1.47%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) PHP
2 21 (30.88%) JavaScript
3 16 (23.53%) SQL
4 12 (17.65%) PHP5
5 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) cPanel
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Zend
2 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe
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