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 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 100 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 54 74 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 2.41% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 8.23% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 41
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +62.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £520 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £13.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +50.04%
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
1217 899 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.75% 29.33% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 516 402
Average daily rate £365 £338 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 31
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.00 £81.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 -3 36 £300 -7.69% 61
Cheshire -18 14 £350 -29.29% 27
Merseyside -23 4 £225 +0.22% 9
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 63 (50.00%) MySQL
2 56 (44.44%) HTML
3 55 (43.65%) CSS
4 53 (42.06%) JavaScript
5 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (27.78%) Linux
7 34 (26.98%) OO
8 32 (25.40%) MVC
9 28 (22.22%) jQuery
10 27 (21.43%) SQL
11 26 (20.63%) OOP
12 25 (19.84%) HTML5
13 24 (19.05%) LAMP
14 23 (18.25%) Apache
15 20 (15.87%) Software Engineering
15 20 (15.87%) Git (software)
16 18 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
16 18 (14.29%) CSS3
16 18 (14.29%) TDD
17 17 (13.49%) Unit Testing
18 16 (12.70%) Magento
19 15 (11.90%) Python
20 14 (11.11%) .NET
20 14 (11.11%) CMS
20 14 (11.11%) RESTful
20 14 (11.11%) WordPress
21 13 (10.32%) PHP5
21 13 (10.32%) Web Services
21 13 (10.32%) E-Commerce
22 12 (9.52%) UNIX

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 23 (18.25%) Apache
2 14 (11.11%) CMS
2 14 (11.11%) WordPress
3 8 (6.35%) nginx
3 8 (6.35%) Drupal
4 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.17%) Node.js
6 2 (1.59%) JBoss
6 2 (1.59%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.79%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.59%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Magento
2 2 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) SaaS
3 2 (1.59%) PaaS
3 2 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Unified Communications
1 4 (3.17%) Converged Networks
2 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.38%) SAN
2 3 (2.38%) Internet
2 3 (2.38%) SSH
2 3 (2.38%) NAS
3 2 (1.59%) Extranet
3 2 (1.59%) DNS
3 2 (1.59%) SSL
3 2 (1.59%) SMS
3 2 (1.59%) SMTP
3 2 (1.59%) SNMP
4 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (50.00%) MySQL
2 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.17%) Big Data
3 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.59%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.35%) Subversion
3 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.97%) Hudson
4 5 (3.97%) Selenium
4 5 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.38%) PhpStorm
5 3 (2.38%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.79%) Ant
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 5 (3.97%) Retail
2 4 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (0.79%) Advertising
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Back Office
3 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (80.16%) Developer
2 69 (54.76%) PHP Developer
3 18 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 8 (6.35%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Magento Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Administrator
7 5 (3.97%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Architect
8 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Chief Technical Architect
9 3 (2.38%) Chief Architect
9 3 (2.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.38%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (1.59%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (44.44%) HTML
2 55 (43.65%) CSS
3 28 (22.22%) jQuery
4 25 (19.84%) HTML5
5 24 (19.05%) LAMP
6 18 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
6 18 (14.29%) CSS3
7 14 (11.11%) RESTful
7 14 (11.11%) .NET
8 13 (10.32%) Web Services
9 11 (8.73%) Symfony
10 10 (7.94%) XML
10 10 (7.94%) Laravel
11 7 (5.56%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.76%) Ajax
12 6 (4.76%) JSON
12 6 (4.76%) XHTML
13 5 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (3.97%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (3.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.76%) User Experience
3 4 (3.17%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.38%) CMDB
4 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) Derivative
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) Animation
6 1 (0.79%) Informatics
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.79%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.78%) Linux
2 12 (9.52%) UNIX
3 10 (7.94%) CentOS
4 9 (7.14%) Windows
5 5 (3.97%) Android
6 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.98%) OO
3 32 (25.40%) MVC
4 26 (20.63%) OOP
5 20 (15.87%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.29%) TDD
7 17 (13.49%) Unit Testing
8 13 (10.32%) E-Commerce
9 11 (8.73%) Open Source
9 11 (8.73%) Web Development
10 10 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.56%) DevOps
12 6 (4.76%) OO PHP
12 6 (4.76%) BDD
12 6 (4.76%) Analytics
12 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.17%) Scrum
13 4 (3.17%) System Testing
13 4 (3.17%) Big Data Analytics
13 4 (3.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.06%) JavaScript
2 27 (21.43%) SQL
3 15 (11.90%) Python
4 13 (10.32%) PHP5
5 12 (9.52%) Java
6 11 (8.73%) Ruby
7 6 (4.76%) C#
8 5 (3.97%) Perl
9 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.38%) Jython
11 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) VBA
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.79%) C++
12 1 (0.79%) Lua
Qualifications
1 12 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) HND
3 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.79%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) Puppet
1 6 (4.76%) Nagios
2 3 (2.38%) Cacti
2 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.38%) Hyperic
2 3 (2.38%) cPanel
Vendors
1 10 (7.94%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.56%) Zend
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle
4 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.38%) Citrix
5 3 (2.38%) Percona
5 3 (2.38%) Twitter
6 2 (1.59%) Remedy
6 2 (1.59%) VMware
6 2 (1.59%) BMC
6 2 (1.59%) Adobe
6 2 (1.59%) Sun
7 1 (0.79%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) Google
7 1 (0.79%) Facebook
7 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
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