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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 78 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 67 74 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.95% 2.71% 3.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.02% 7.47% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 60 53
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £267 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-27.83% -21.13%
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
1113 991 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 36.25% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 557 422
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -14 48 £318 -2.30% 56
Cheshire +8 14 £275 -8.33% 22
Lancashire -14 2 £275 -26.66% 20
Merseyside -15 2 £225 -25.00% 12
Cumbria - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 83 (52.53%) HTML
1 83 (52.53%) JavaScript
2 77 (48.73%) CSS
3 68 (43.04%) MySQL
4 60 (37.97%) jQuery
5 53 (33.54%) OO
6 46 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (29.11%) Git (software)
7 40 (25.32%) MVC
8 36 (22.78%) LAMP
8 36 (22.78%) HTML5
9 33 (20.89%) Linux
10 31 (19.62%) E-Commerce
10 31 (19.62%) Subversion
11 28 (17.72%) OOP
12 26 (16.46%) TDD
12 26 (16.46%) SQL
12 26 (16.46%) CSS3
13 24 (15.19%) Web Services
13 24 (15.19%) XML
14 21 (13.29%) Magento
15 20 (12.66%) Apache
16 19 (12.03%) Java
17 18 (11.39%) Red Hat
17 18 (11.39%) CodeIgniter
18 17 (10.76%) Drupal
18 17 (10.76%) Unit Testing
18 17 (10.76%) Software Engineering
18 17 (10.76%) XSLT
19 16 (10.13%) Python

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (12.66%) Apache
2 17 (10.76%) Drupal
3 15 (9.49%) CMS
4 12 (7.59%) WordPress
5 9 (5.70%) Node.js
6 4 (2.53%) nginx
6 4 (2.53%) IIS
7 2 (1.27%) JBoss
7 2 (1.27%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (1.27%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.27%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) PaaS
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.90%) SAN
2 2 (1.27%) DNS
2 2 (1.27%) DHCP
3 1 (0.63%) FTP
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (43.04%) MySQL
2 12 (7.59%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 46 (29.11%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.62%) Subversion
3 9 (5.70%) Jasmine
3 9 (5.70%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.43%) Hudson
5 6 (3.80%) Bower
5 6 (3.80%) CasperJS
5 6 (3.80%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.16%) Grunt
6 5 (3.16%) PhantomJS
6 5 (3.16%) Behat
6 5 (3.16%) QUnit
6 5 (3.16%) Selenium
7 4 (2.53%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (1.90%) JIRA
8 3 (1.90%) Trac
8 3 (1.90%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.27%) Maven
9 2 (1.27%) JUnit
9 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (6.96%) Retail
2 6 (3.80%) Games
3 5 (3.16%) Finance
4 4 (2.53%) German Language
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 134 (84.81%) Developer
2 69 (43.67%) PHP Developer
3 27 (17.09%) Web Developer
4 16 (10.13%) Front-End Developer
5 15 (9.49%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.59%) Magento Developer
7 10 (6.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Drupal Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Senior Web Developer
8 5 (3.16%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (2.53%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.53%) Senior Magento Developer
9 4 (2.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.53%) Front-End Web Developer
10 3 (1.90%) MySQL Developer
10 3 (1.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 3 (1.90%) Senior PHP Developer
10 3 (1.90%) Software Developer
11 2 (1.27%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (52.53%) HTML
2 77 (48.73%) CSS
3 60 (37.97%) jQuery
4 36 (22.78%) HTML5
4 36 (22.78%) LAMP
5 26 (16.46%) CSS3
6 24 (15.19%) Web Services
6 24 (15.19%) XML
7 18 (11.39%) CodeIgniter
8 17 (10.76%) XSLT
9 14 (8.86%) XSD
10 13 (8.23%) .NET
11 12 (7.59%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (7.59%) Sass
12 9 (5.70%) Laravel
13 8 (5.06%) RESTful
13 8 (5.06%) JSON
14 7 (4.43%) Ajax
14 7 (4.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (3.80%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Open Source
2 12 (7.59%) Derivative
3 8 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.43%) User Experience
5 4 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.90%) W3C
7 2 (1.27%) GIS
7 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.89%) Linux
2 9 (5.70%) UNIX
3 8 (5.06%) Windows
4 2 (1.27%) HPUX
4 2 (1.27%) Solaris
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (1.27%) CentOS
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.54%) OO
2 46 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (25.32%) MVC
4 31 (19.62%) E-Commerce
5 28 (17.72%) OOP
6 26 (16.46%) TDD
7 17 (10.76%) Software Engineering
7 17 (10.76%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.86%) OO PHP
9 13 (8.23%) Web Development
10 11 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (6.96%) Scrum
11 10 (6.33%) BDD
12 9 (5.70%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (5.70%) Web Design
13 6 (3.80%) Kanban
14 5 (3.16%) Automated Testing
14 5 (3.16%) Content Management
15 4 (2.53%) Test Scripting
15 4 (2.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 83 (52.53%) JavaScript
2 26 (16.46%) SQL
3 19 (12.03%) Java
4 16 (10.13%) Python
5 13 (8.23%) Ruby
6 9 (5.70%) PHP5
7 8 (5.06%) C#
8 6 (3.80%) Perl
9 4 (2.53%) C++
10 3 (1.90%) C
11 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (5.70%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) VCP4
2 2 (1.27%) MCP
2 2 (1.27%) MCSE
2 2 (1.27%) CCNA
2 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Puppet
1 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.27%) Nagios
2 2 (1.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 18 (11.39%) Red Hat
2 15 (9.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.80%) Zend
4 4 (2.53%) Facebook
4 4 (2.53%) Twitter
4 4 (2.53%) Google
5 3 (1.90%) VMware
5 3 (1.90%) SAP
5 3 (1.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.90%) Sun
5 3 (1.90%) HP
6 2 (1.27%) Dell
6 2 (1.27%) Adobe
6 2 (1.27%) StorageTek
6 2 (1.27%) ESRI
6 2 (1.27%) Percona
7 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix
7 1 (0.63%) BMC
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