The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 59 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 92 75 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.88% 2.58% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.88% 7.64% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 69
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.00% +41.02%
PHP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1036 982 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 33.73% 39.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 527 708
Average daily rate £335 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £18.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PHP
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 across the North West region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PHP
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 across the North West region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PHP
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Manchester -4 40 £281 -6.25% 71
Cheshire +6 27 £495 +46.66% 18
Merseyside -2 8 - - 2
Lancashire -11 8 £473 +110.00% 11
Cumbria - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 86 (59.72%) JavaScript
2 79 (54.86%) HTML
3 78 (54.17%) CSS
4 61 (42.36%) MySQL
5 59 (40.97%) Linux
6 43 (29.86%) SQL
7 42 (29.17%) jQuery
8 38 (26.39%) Java
9 37 (25.69%) Open Source
10 35 (24.31%) Web Services
10 35 (24.31%) Python
11 33 (22.92%) TDD
12 32 (22.22%) OO
13 30 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (20.14%) Ruby
14 29 (20.14%) C++
15 28 (19.44%) C#
16 27 (18.75%) XML
16 27 (18.75%) NoSQL
16 27 (18.75%) Scala
17 26 (18.06%) Unit Testing
17 26 (18.06%) BDD
18 25 (17.36%) JSON
19 24 (16.67%) E-Commerce
19 24 (16.67%) RESTful
20 23 (15.97%) XHTML
21 22 (15.28%) LAMP
21 22 (15.28%) HTML5
22 21 (14.58%) Subversion
22 21 (14.58%) Zend

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (13.19%) Apache
2 18 (12.50%) CMS
3 17 (11.81%) Drupal
4 10 (6.94%) WordPress
5 2 (1.39%) nginx
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.69%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 15 (10.42%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) PaaS
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) Modbus
2 1 (0.69%) PABX
2 1 (0.69%) LAN
2 1 (0.69%) WAN
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (42.36%) MySQL
2 27 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Redis
6 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.69%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (14.58%) Subversion
2 19 (13.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (7.64%) Marketing
2 4 (2.78%) Finance
3 2 (1.39%) Banking
3 2 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 119 (82.64%) Developer
2 63 (43.75%) PHP Developer
3 21 (14.58%) Front-End Developer
4 19 (13.19%) Web Developer
5 13 (9.03%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 12 (8.33%) Magento Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Front-End Web Developer
8 10 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.17%) PHP Magento Developer
12 5 (3.47%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 5 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) MySQL Developer
13 4 (2.78%) PHP Web Developer
13 4 (2.78%) UI Developer
13 4 (2.78%) UI Programmer
14 3 (2.08%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 2 (1.39%) Software Developer
15 2 (1.39%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (54.86%) HTML
2 78 (54.17%) CSS
3 42 (29.17%) jQuery
4 35 (24.31%) Web Services
5 27 (18.75%) XML
6 25 (17.36%) JSON
7 24 (16.67%) RESTful
8 23 (15.97%) XHTML
9 22 (15.28%) LAMP
9 22 (15.28%) HTML5
10 18 (12.50%) Ajax
11 14 (9.72%) CSS3
12 12 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (6.25%) XSLT
14 8 (5.56%) XSD
14 8 (5.56%) Symfony
15 7 (4.86%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (4.86%) Laravel
16 6 (4.17%) CodeIgniter
16 6 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.69%) Open Source
2 7 (4.86%) Derivative
3 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.78%) W3C
5 3 (2.08%) Telematics
6 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.69%) Social Media
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.69%) SCADA
6 1 (0.69%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.69%) Biology
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Life Science
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
6 1 (0.69%) Statistics
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 59 (40.97%) Linux
2 5 (3.47%) UNIX
3 3 (2.08%) CentOS
4 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.92%) TDD
2 32 (22.22%) OO
3 30 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (18.06%) Unit Testing
4 26 (18.06%) BDD
5 24 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 18 (12.50%) OO PHP
7 16 (11.11%) OOP
8 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.72%) Web Development
9 14 (9.72%) Web Design
10 10 (6.94%) MVC
10 10 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (6.25%) Content Management
12 7 (4.86%) DevOps
12 7 (4.86%) SEO
13 4 (2.78%) Configuration Management
13 4 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
14 2 (1.39%) Project Management
14 2 (1.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 86 (59.72%) JavaScript
2 43 (29.86%) SQL
3 38 (26.39%) Java
4 35 (24.31%) Python
5 29 (20.14%) Ruby
5 29 (20.14%) C++
6 28 (19.44%) C#
7 27 (18.75%) Scala
8 14 (9.72%) PHP5
9 4 (2.78%) Perl
10 2 (1.39%) VB
10 2 (1.39%) C
11 1 (0.69%) R
11 1 (0.69%) XPath
11 1 (0.69%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Varnish
2 1 (0.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Puppet
2 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.08%) Nagios
4 2 (1.39%) Cacti
5 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.69%) YUM
5 1 (0.69%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 21 (14.58%) Zend
2 13 (9.03%) Oracle
3 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.25%) Orchard
5 8 (5.56%) Adobe
6 5 (3.47%) Twitter
7 4 (2.78%) Sencha
8 2 (1.39%) VMware
8 2 (1.39%) Percona
9 1 (0.69%) Facebook
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.69%) SAP
9 1 (0.69%) HP
9 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.69%) JD Edwards
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