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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 102 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +7
Contract jobs citing PHP 62 86 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 2.75% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.38% 8.31% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 42
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £517 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
1416 1035 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.21% 33.12% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 597 526
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.98 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -15 32 £301 +9.27% 57
Cheshire -23 14 £400 -18.78% 26
Lancashire -9 8 £408 +25.61% 18
Merseyside -9 4 £225 - 5
Cumbria - 2 £230 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 71 (56.35%) HTML
1 71 (56.35%) CSS
2 64 (50.79%) JavaScript
3 62 (49.21%) MySQL
4 32 (25.40%) Linux
5 28 (22.22%) jQuery
6 27 (21.43%) HTML5
7 26 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (19.84%) E-Commerce
8 25 (19.84%) Java
9 23 (18.25%) OO
10 22 (17.46%) Python
10 22 (17.46%) Magento
11 21 (16.67%) CSS3
12 20 (15.87%) .NET
13 19 (15.08%) SQL
14 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 17 (13.49%) WordPress
16 16 (12.70%) Ruby
16 16 (12.70%) OOP
17 15 (11.90%) Ajax
17 15 (11.90%) TDD
18 14 (11.11%) Apache
18 14 (11.11%) UNIX
18 14 (11.11%) Windows
18 14 (11.11%) CMS
19 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
20 11 (8.73%) MVC
20 11 (8.73%) Web Services
20 11 (8.73%) C#

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 17 (13.49%) WordPress
2 14 (11.11%) CMS
2 14 (11.11%) Apache
3 7 (5.56%) Drupal
4 6 (4.76%) nginx
4 6 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.97%) Node.js
6 4 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.17%) IIS
7 2 (1.59%) JBoss
7 2 (1.59%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.79%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.38%) MS Office
2 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.79%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.79%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 22 (17.46%) Magento
2 2 (1.59%) BigMachines
2 2 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.17%) SaaS
3 3 (2.38%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.38%) MailChimp
4 2 (1.59%) PaaS
4 2 (1.59%) IaaS
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) HTTP
2 7 (5.56%) Internet
3 6 (4.76%) SMTP
4 4 (3.17%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.17%) Converged Networks
4 4 (3.17%) DNS
5 3 (2.38%) SSH
6 2 (1.59%) NAS
6 2 (1.59%) Extranet
6 2 (1.59%) SSL
6 2 (1.59%) SAN
6 2 (1.59%) SNMP
6 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.59%) LDAP
6 2 (1.59%) SMS
7 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (49.21%) MySQL
2 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.17%) Big Data
5 4 (3.17%) SQLite
5 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.59%) DB2
6 2 (1.59%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.35%) PHPUnit
2 8 (6.35%) Subversion
3 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.17%) JUnit
4 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.17%) NUnit
5 3 (2.38%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.59%) Firebug
6 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.79%) Ant
7 1 (0.79%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.79%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (6.35%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Retail
3 6 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (3.17%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (80.95%) Developer
2 50 (39.68%) PHP Developer
3 12 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 11 (8.73%) Magento Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.76%) Administrator
8 6 (4.76%) PHP Magento Developer
8 6 (4.76%) WordPress Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Architect
9 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) Python Developer
10 3 (2.38%) Chief Technical Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Chief Architect
11 2 (1.59%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (56.35%) HTML
1 71 (56.35%) CSS
2 28 (22.22%) jQuery
3 27 (21.43%) HTML5
4 21 (16.67%) CSS3
5 20 (15.87%) .NET
6 15 (11.90%) Ajax
7 11 (8.73%) Web Services
8 9 (7.14%) XML
8 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 9 (7.14%) XHTML
8 9 (7.14%) Symfony
9 8 (6.35%) Laravel
10 7 (5.56%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.56%) Django
11 6 (4.76%) RESTful
11 6 (4.76%) LAMP
11 6 (4.76%) JSON
11 6 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (3.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) User Experience
2 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.76%) Social Media
4 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.17%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.59%) CMDB
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) Social Network
8 1 (0.79%) W3C
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) DTV
8 1 (0.79%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.79%) Informatics
8 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) Linux
2 14 (11.11%) UNIX
2 14 (11.11%) Windows
3 10 (7.94%) CentOS
4 5 (3.97%) Android
5 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.84%) E-Commerce
3 23 (18.25%) OO
4 16 (12.70%) OOP
5 15 (11.90%) TDD
6 11 (8.73%) MVC
6 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (6.35%) Analytics
8 8 (6.35%) Web Development
9 7 (5.56%) DevOps
10 6 (4.76%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.76%) Open Source
11 5 (3.97%) OO PHP
11 5 (3.97%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.97%) SEO
11 5 (3.97%) Scrum
11 5 (3.97%) Web Design
11 5 (3.97%) ITIL
12 4 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 64 (50.79%) JavaScript
2 25 (19.84%) Java
3 22 (17.46%) Python
4 19 (15.08%) SQL
5 16 (12.70%) Ruby
6 11 (8.73%) C#
7 10 (7.94%) PHP5
8 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.76%) Perl
9 6 (4.76%) VB
10 5 (3.97%) VBA
10 5 (3.97%) C++
11 4 (3.17%) C
11 4 (3.17%) VBScript
11 4 (3.17%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.17%) FQL
12 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.59%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) HND
4 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.79%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.17%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.59%) Squid
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.59%) Postfix
2 2 (1.59%) Varnish
2 2 (1.59%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Nagios
2 6 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) Hyperic
3 3 (2.38%) cPanel
4 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.59%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (7.14%) Zend
2 8 (6.35%) Oracle
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.38%) Google
5 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.59%) Remedy
5 2 (1.59%) VMware
5 2 (1.59%) Eloqua
5 2 (1.59%) Percona
5 2 (1.59%) Citrix
5 2 (1.59%) Adobe
5 2 (1.59%) SAP
5 2 (1.59%) Siebel
6 1 (0.79%) Sun
6 1 (0.79%) BMC
6 1 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.79%) Facebook
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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