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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 85 87 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 68 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 1.73% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.75% 4.97% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 53
Average daily rate £300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +43.80%
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
1431 1126 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.64% 34.80% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 735 550
Average daily rate £358 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 44 £300 -7.69% 68
Cheshire -9 11 £300 +4.34% 26
Lancashire +5 6 - - 10
Merseyside 0 3 £275 - 18
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 83 (62.88%) HTML
2 81 (61.36%) JavaScript
2 81 (61.36%) CSS
3 53 (40.15%) MySQL
4 45 (34.09%) jQuery
5 26 (19.70%) SQL
6 25 (18.94%) .NET
6 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
7 23 (17.42%) HTML5
7 23 (17.42%) Linux
7 23 (17.42%) Python
8 22 (16.67%) Java
8 22 (16.67%) WordPress
9 20 (15.15%) Magento
10 19 (14.39%) OO
11 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
11 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
11 18 (13.64%) LAMP
11 18 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (12.88%) Windows
13 16 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
14 15 (11.36%) CSS3
14 15 (11.36%) Front End Development
15 14 (10.61%) Oracle
15 14 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (10.61%) Web Development
16 13 (9.85%) Apache
16 13 (9.85%) E-Commerce
16 13 (9.85%) MVC
17 12 (9.09%) Intranet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (16.67%) WordPress
2 13 (9.85%) Apache
3 11 (8.33%) CMS
3 11 (8.33%) Drupal
3 11 (8.33%) Node.js
4 7 (5.30%) IIS
5 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.03%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.27%) SAS
8 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.52%) nginx
10 1 (0.76%) Confluence
10 1 (0.76%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.76%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.76%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.27%) MS Office
4 2 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Magento
2 2 (1.52%) BigMachines
2 2 (1.52%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.52%) osCommerce
2 2 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.76%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) GitHub
2 5 (3.79%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) MailChimp
4 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.76%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) HTTP
1 12 (9.09%) Intranet
2 9 (6.82%) Internet
2 9 (6.82%) SMTP
3 7 (5.30%) DNS
4 4 (3.03%) DHCP
4 4 (3.03%) IMAP
4 4 (3.03%) MRTG
5 3 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.27%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.27%) LDAP
6 2 (1.52%) Firewall
7 1 (0.76%) FTP
7 1 (0.76%) LAN
7 1 (0.76%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.76%) VLAN
7 1 (0.76%) VPN
7 1 (0.76%) WAN
7 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (40.15%) MySQL
2 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.30%) SQLite
5 6 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.76%) Redis
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.33%) Subversion
3 6 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.55%) NetBeans
3 6 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.79%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.79%) JIRA
4 5 (3.79%) JUnit
4 5 (3.79%) NUnit
5 3 (2.27%) PhantomJS
6 2 (1.52%) Firebug
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.52%) Selenium
6 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.52%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.76%) Ant
7 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (7.58%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Marketing
2 4 (3.03%) Publishing
3 3 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Local Government
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (78.79%) Developer
2 56 (42.42%) PHP Developer
3 25 (18.94%) Web Developer
4 18 (13.64%) HTML Developer
5 17 (12.88%) HTML CSS Developer
6 14 (10.61%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
9 9 (6.82%) MySQL Developer
10 8 (6.06%) Magento Developer
10 8 (6.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 7 (5.30%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.55%) .NET Developer
12 6 (4.55%) Consultant
12 6 (4.55%) Digital Developer
12 6 (4.55%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.55%) PHP Magento Developer
13 5 (3.79%) Architect
13 5 (3.79%) WordPress Developer
14 4 (3.03%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (62.88%) HTML
2 81 (61.36%) CSS
3 45 (34.09%) jQuery
4 25 (18.94%) .NET
5 23 (17.42%) HTML5
6 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 18 (13.64%) LAMP
7 15 (11.36%) CSS3
8 12 (9.09%) Web Services
8 12 (9.09%) XML
9 10 (7.58%) Ajax
10 9 (6.82%) CodeIgniter
11 8 (6.06%) Classic ASP
12 7 (5.30%) Django
12 7 (5.30%) JSON
12 7 (5.30%) Laravel
12 7 (5.30%) SOAP
13 5 (3.79%) AngularJS
13 5 (3.79%) LAPP Stack
13 5 (3.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.30%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.79%) User Experience
4 4 (3.03%) Replication
4 4 (3.03%) Social Media
5 2 (1.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.76%) Life Science
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) Social Network
6 1 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.42%) Linux
2 17 (12.88%) Windows
3 10 (7.58%) Unix
4 8 (6.06%) CentOS
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.79%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.03%) Debian
7 4 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.27%) Android
8 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.27%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.52%) openSUSE
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.39%) OO
2 18 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
4 15 (11.36%) Front End Development
5 14 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (10.61%) Web Development
6 13 (9.85%) E-Commerce
6 13 (9.85%) MVC
7 12 (9.09%) TDD
8 11 (8.33%) Open Source
9 10 (7.58%) Web Design
10 7 (5.30%) Data Management
10 7 (5.30%) DevOps
10 7 (5.30%) OO PHP
11 6 (4.55%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.55%) ITIL
11 6 (4.55%) Migration
11 6 (4.55%) OOP
12 5 (3.79%) CRM
12 5 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (61.36%) JavaScript
2 26 (19.70%) SQL
3 23 (17.42%) Python
4 22 (16.67%) Java
5 12 (9.09%) C#
5 12 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 12 (9.09%) VBScript
6 10 (7.58%) C
6 10 (7.58%) C++
6 10 (7.58%) Perl
7 9 (6.82%) Ruby
7 9 (6.82%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.79%) FQL
9 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.79%) VB
9 5 (3.79%) VBA
10 4 (3.03%) Korn
11 2 (1.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.79%) BitLocker
1 5 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.03%) KVM
3 3 (2.27%) Dovecot
3 3 (2.27%) iptables
3 3 (2.27%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.27%) Squid
4 2 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) Puppet
2 4 (3.03%) Cacti
2 4 (3.03%) Nagios
2 4 (3.03%) OpenNebula
3 3 (2.27%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.76%) Ansible
5 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.76%) Packer
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Oracle
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.82%) Zend
4 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.55%) VMware
6 3 (2.27%) Google
7 2 (1.52%) Adobe
7 2 (1.52%) AppSense
7 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.52%) Siebel
7 2 (1.52%) Twitter
7 2 (1.52%) Veritas
8 1 (0.76%) ATG
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco
8 1 (0.76%) hybris
8 1 (0.76%) New Relic
8 1 (0.76%) PayPal
8 1 (0.76%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.76%) SAP
8 1 (0.76%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + TBC (get in contact)
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £14 - 18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Lancashire
aap3
Rate: £30 - £50 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £17.30 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £100 - £125 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago