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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 107 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 25 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.75% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.81% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 24
Average daily rate
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£303 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £214 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £322 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-39.65% -7.93%
PHP Developer
England

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
2922 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Manchester -2 16 £318 +5.83% 35
Cheshire +9 8 £263 -12.50% 10
Lancashire -18 1 - - 11
Merseyside - - - - 7
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (100.00%) PHP
2 51 (70.83%) OO
3 41 (56.94%) JavaScript
4 38 (52.78%) jQuery
5 32 (44.44%) MySQL
6 31 (43.06%) CSS
6 31 (43.06%) LAMP
6 31 (43.06%) Subversion
7 28 (38.89%) HTML
8 27 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 26 (36.11%) XML
10 24 (33.33%) SQL
10 24 (33.33%) Linux
11 23 (31.94%) Oracle
12 22 (30.56%) Web Services
13 21 (29.17%) XSLT
14 20 (27.78%) XSD
14 20 (27.78%) Red Hat
14 20 (27.78%) E-Commerce
15 19 (26.39%) MVC
15 19 (26.39%) Oracle Database
16 18 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (25.00%) Derivative
17 17 (23.61%) OOP
18 16 (22.22%) OO PHP
19 15 (20.83%) Open Source
20 12 (16.67%) HTML5
21 9 (12.50%) CodeIgniter
21 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
22 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (11.11%) Apache
1 8 (11.11%) Drupal
2 6 (8.33%) CMS
3 4 (5.56%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.39%) ExpressionEngine
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (44.44%) MySQL
2 19 (26.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (43.06%) Subversion
2 27 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.39%) YouTrack
4 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (5.56%) Retail
1 4 (5.56%) German Language
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (52.78%) jQuery
2 31 (43.06%) CSS
2 31 (43.06%) LAMP
3 28 (38.89%) HTML
4 26 (36.11%) XML
5 22 (30.56%) Web Services
6 21 (29.17%) XSLT
7 20 (27.78%) XSD
8 18 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (16.67%) HTML5
10 9 (12.50%) CodeIgniter
11 7 (9.72%) CSS3
12 6 (8.33%) Laravel
13 4 (5.56%) Ajax
14 3 (4.17%) CakePHP
15 2 (2.78%) Ext JS
15 2 (2.78%) Regular Expression
15 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 1 (1.39%) Grails
16 1 (1.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Derivative
2 15 (20.83%) Open Source
3 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) W3C
5 1 (1.39%) Animation
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (70.83%) OO
2 20 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 19 (26.39%) MVC
4 17 (23.61%) OOP
5 16 (22.22%) OO PHP
6 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.94%) Web Development
8 5 (6.94%) TDD
9 3 (4.17%) BDD
9 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.78%) SEO
10 2 (2.78%) Content Management
10 2 (2.78%) Logistics
11 1 (1.39%) Risk Analysis
11 1 (1.39%) Workflow
11 1 (1.39%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (56.94%) JavaScript
3 24 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (6.94%) PHP5
5 3 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) XPath
6 1 (1.39%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Oracle
2 20 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.72%) Zend
4 2 (2.78%) Sencha
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) SAP
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