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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 80 76 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing PHP 68 52 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 1.72% 3.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.75% 5.68% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 38
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +33.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £243 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £37.29 £13.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +173.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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
1182 916 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.21% 30.29% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 535 386
Average daily rate £375 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 37
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.72 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.08% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £41.50 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 May 2015.

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 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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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 +5 41 £275 -15.38% 55
Cheshire -1 20 £350 +16.66% 25
Merseyside -16 4 £300 +14.28% 10
Lancashire +4 2 - - 17
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 64 (47.41%) MySQL
2 60 (44.44%) HTML
2 60 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 56 (41.48%) CSS
4 41 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (28.89%) OO
6 37 (27.41%) jQuery
7 34 (25.19%) Linux
7 34 (25.19%) MVC
8 30 (22.22%) OOP
9 29 (21.48%) HTML5
10 26 (19.26%) Apache
11 25 (18.52%) SQL
11 25 (18.52%) LAMP
12 24 (17.78%) TDD
13 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
14 22 (16.30%) Software Engineering
15 20 (14.81%) CSS3
16 19 (14.07%) Unit Testing
16 19 (14.07%) Web Services
16 19 (14.07%) Python
17 18 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
18 16 (11.85%) PHP5
18 16 (11.85%) .NET
19 15 (11.11%) CMS
19 15 (11.11%) WordPress
19 15 (11.11%) Ruby
19 15 (11.11%) RESTful
20 14 (10.37%) Magento
20 14 (10.37%) Java

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 26 (19.26%) Apache
2 15 (11.11%) CMS
2 15 (11.11%) WordPress
3 12 (8.89%) Drupal
4 9 (6.67%) nginx
5 5 (3.70%) Node.js
5 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.48%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.48%) IIS
6 2 (1.48%) JBoss
6 2 (1.48%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.74%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.48%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Magento
2 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) SaaS
2 3 (2.22%) PaaS
2 3 (2.22%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Internet
1 4 (2.96%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.22%) NAS
2 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.22%) SAN
2 3 (2.22%) SSH
3 2 (1.48%) SNMP
3 2 (1.48%) Extranet
3 2 (1.48%) DNS
3 2 (1.48%) SSL
3 2 (1.48%) SMTP
4 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (47.41%) MySQL
2 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.96%) Big Data
3 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.22%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.89%) Subversion
3 8 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.19%) Hudson
5 6 (4.44%) Selenium
6 5 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.22%) PhpStorm
7 3 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.48%) JIRA
8 2 (1.48%) QUnit
8 2 (1.48%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.48%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (1.48%) Trac
9 1 (0.74%) Bower
9 1 (0.74%) CasperJS
9 1 (0.74%) Grunt
9 1 (0.74%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.74%) PhantomJS
General
1 6 (4.44%) Retail
2 5 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.74%) Back Office
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (78.52%) Developer
2 67 (49.63%) PHP Developer
3 27 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 10 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (5.19%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.44%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Architect
7 5 (3.70%) Administrator
8 4 (2.96%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.96%) Drupal Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Magento Developer
9 3 (2.22%) Chief Technical Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (2.22%) Chief Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (1.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (44.44%) HTML
2 56 (41.48%) CSS
3 37 (27.41%) jQuery
4 29 (21.48%) HTML5
5 25 (18.52%) LAMP
6 20 (14.81%) CSS3
7 19 (14.07%) Web Services
8 18 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
9 16 (11.85%) .NET
10 15 (11.11%) RESTful
11 11 (8.15%) Symfony
12 10 (7.41%) XML
12 10 (7.41%) Laravel
13 8 (5.93%) JSON
14 7 (5.19%) AngularJS
15 6 (4.44%) XHTML
15 6 (4.44%) Ajax
15 6 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
16 5 (3.70%) REST
16 5 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Open Source
2 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.19%) User Experience
4 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.96%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.22%) CMDB
5 3 (2.22%) Derivative
6 2 (1.48%) GIS
6 2 (1.48%) W3C
6 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.48%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.74%) Social Media
7 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.74%) Animation
7 1 (0.74%) Informatics
7 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.74%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.19%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) UNIX
3 11 (8.15%) Windows
4 9 (6.67%) CentOS
5 4 (2.96%) Android
6 3 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.48%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.89%) OO
3 34 (25.19%) MVC
4 30 (22.22%) OOP
5 24 (17.78%) TDD
6 22 (16.30%) Software Engineering
7 19 (14.07%) Unit Testing
8 12 (8.89%) Web Development
8 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.67%) BDD
11 8 (5.93%) OO PHP
11 8 (5.93%) DevOps
12 7 (5.19%) Scrum
12 7 (5.19%) Configuration Management
13 6 (4.44%) Analytics
14 5 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (3.70%) Content Management
15 4 (2.96%) Web Design
15 4 (2.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 25 (18.52%) SQL
3 19 (14.07%) Python
4 16 (11.85%) PHP5
5 15 (11.11%) Ruby
6 14 (10.37%) Java
7 9 (6.67%) C#
8 5 (3.70%) Perl
9 4 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.22%) Jython
11 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.74%) Lua
12 1 (0.74%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.74%) VBA
12 1 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (8.15%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.74%) HND
3 1 (0.74%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) Puppet
1 7 (5.19%) Nagios
2 4 (2.96%) Cacti
2 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.22%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.74%) cPanel
Vendors
1 11 (8.15%) Red Hat
2 8 (5.93%) Oracle
3 7 (5.19%) Zend
4 5 (3.70%) Google
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.96%) Percona
6 3 (2.22%) Twitter
6 3 (2.22%) Citrix
7 2 (1.48%) ESRI
7 2 (1.48%) Remedy
7 2 (1.48%) VMware
7 2 (1.48%) BMC
7 2 (1.48%) Adobe
7 2 (1.48%) Sun
8 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.74%) Facebook
8 1 (0.74%) Apple
8 1 (0.74%) HP
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