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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 50 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 95 70 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.96% 2.54% 3.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.42% 7.54% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 61
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.25 £35.00 £13.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +157.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -7.93%
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
1128 928 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.20% 33.71% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 508 621
Average daily rate £338 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £15.24 £15.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.57 £53.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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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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 +8 68 £325 - 61
Cheshire +2 15 £300 - 20
Merseyside -3 7 £300 -6.25% 7
Lancashire -24 4 £325 +47.72% 14
Cumbria - - - - 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 112 (61.88%) JavaScript
2 100 (55.25%) HTML
3 96 (53.04%) CSS
4 69 (38.12%) MySQL
4 69 (38.12%) jQuery
5 63 (34.81%) Linux
6 60 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (28.18%) SQL
8 50 (27.62%) OO
9 48 (26.52%) Java
9 48 (26.52%) Git (software)
10 44 (24.31%) TDD
11 42 (23.20%) E-Commerce
12 41 (22.65%) Web Services
12 41 (22.65%) Open Source
13 40 (22.10%) HTML5
13 40 (22.10%) Subversion
14 39 (21.55%) XML
15 37 (20.44%) Python
16 32 (17.68%) Ruby
17 31 (17.13%) LAMP
18 30 (16.57%) C++
18 30 (16.57%) BDD
19 29 (16.02%) C#
20 28 (15.47%) CSS3
20 28 (15.47%) Unit Testing
21 25 (13.81%) OOP
21 25 (13.81%) JSON
22 24 (13.26%) NoSQL
22 24 (13.26%) RESTful

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 21 (11.60%) Drupal
2 18 (9.94%) CMS
3 14 (7.73%) Apache
4 10 (5.52%) WordPress
5 8 (4.42%) Node.js
6 2 (1.10%) JBoss
6 2 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.55%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.55%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (11.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
1 1 (0.55%) PaaS
1 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) DHCP
1 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.10%) DNS
1 2 (1.10%) SAN
2 1 (0.55%) FTP
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (38.12%) MySQL
2 24 (13.26%) NoSQL
3 17 (9.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.52%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.55%) Redis
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (26.52%) Git (software)
2 40 (22.10%) Subversion
3 9 (4.97%) Jasmine
4 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.31%) Bower
4 6 (3.31%) CasperJS
5 5 (2.76%) Grunt
5 5 (2.76%) PhantomJS
5 5 (2.76%) QUnit
5 5 (2.76%) Behat
6 4 (2.21%) JIRA
6 4 (2.21%) JUnit
6 4 (2.21%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (1.66%) Trac
7 3 (1.66%) Hudson
8 2 (1.10%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.10%) Maven
8 2 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.10%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (5.52%) Retail
2 5 (2.76%) Games
2 5 (2.76%) Finance
2 5 (2.76%) Marketing
3 4 (2.21%) German Language
4 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 156 (86.19%) Developer
2 68 (37.57%) PHP Developer
3 31 (17.13%) Front-End Developer
4 27 (14.92%) Web Developer
5 21 (11.60%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.18%) Magento Developer
7 12 (6.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Front-End Web Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Drupal Developer
9 7 (3.87%) MySQL Developer
10 6 (3.31%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 6 (3.31%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 4 (2.21%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.21%) Senior Web Developer
11 4 (2.21%) Senior Magento Developer
12 3 (1.66%) PHP Magento Developer
12 3 (1.66%) OO PHP Developer
12 3 (1.66%) PHP Web Developer
13 2 (1.10%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (55.25%) HTML
2 96 (53.04%) CSS
3 69 (38.12%) jQuery
4 41 (22.65%) Web Services
5 40 (22.10%) HTML5
6 39 (21.55%) XML
7 31 (17.13%) LAMP
8 28 (15.47%) CSS3
9 25 (13.81%) JSON
10 24 (13.26%) RESTful
10 24 (13.26%) XSLT
11 19 (10.50%) Ajax
11 19 (10.50%) XSD
12 15 (8.29%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (7.73%) .NET
14 13 (7.18%) Sass
15 12 (6.63%) XHTML
16 9 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 6 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails
17 6 (3.31%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.65%) Open Source
2 16 (8.84%) Derivative
3 15 (8.29%) User Experience
4 10 (5.52%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.87%) W3C
6 4 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.55%) GIS
9 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.55%) Social Media
9 1 (0.55%) Wiki
9 1 (0.55%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.55%) Biology
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.81%) Linux
2 8 (4.42%) UNIX
3 6 (3.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.10%) HPUX
4 2 (1.10%) Solaris
5 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.62%) OO
3 44 (24.31%) TDD
4 42 (23.20%) E-Commerce
5 30 (16.57%) BDD
6 28 (15.47%) Unit Testing
7 25 (13.81%) OOP
8 22 (12.15%) MVC
9 20 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (10.50%) OO PHP
11 17 (9.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (9.39%) Mentoring
12 15 (8.29%) Web Design
13 14 (7.73%) Web Development
14 11 (6.08%) Scrum
15 7 (3.87%) Content Management
15 7 (3.87%) Kanban
16 5 (2.76%) SEO
16 5 (2.76%) Automated Testing
16 5 (2.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 112 (61.88%) JavaScript
2 51 (28.18%) SQL
3 48 (26.52%) Java
4 37 (20.44%) Python
5 32 (17.68%) Ruby
6 30 (16.57%) C++
7 29 (16.02%) C#
8 22 (12.15%) Scala
9 8 (4.42%) PHP5
10 6 (3.31%) C
10 6 (3.31%) Perl
11 3 (1.66%) VB
12 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.55%) R
13 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (2.21%) Degree
2 2 (1.10%) MCSE
2 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.10%) CCNA
2 2 (1.10%) MCP
3 1 (0.55%) PhD
3 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) GPFS
2 1 (0.55%) Varnish
2 1 (0.55%) vSphere
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.55%) Nagios
2 1 (0.55%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) YUM
Vendors
1 21 (11.60%) Oracle
1 21 (11.60%) Red Hat
2 14 (7.73%) Zend
3 8 (4.42%) Adobe
4 6 (3.31%) Facebook
5 5 (2.76%) Orchard
6 4 (2.21%) Twitter
6 4 (2.21%) Sencha
7 3 (1.66%) SAP
7 3 (1.66%) HP
7 3 (1.66%) VMware
7 3 (1.66%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.66%) Google
8 2 (1.10%) Dell
8 2 (1.10%) StorageTek
8 2 (1.10%) Sun
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco
9 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.55%) ESRI
9 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
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