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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 56 77 47
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -30
Contract jobs citing PHP 91 53 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.88% 1.82% 3.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.53% 5.37% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 79
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £465 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +20.00%
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
1067 987 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.76% 33.89% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 544 681
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 53
Average hourly rate £33.34 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 63 £300 - 66
Cheshire +8 13 £338 +1.88% 15
Lancashire -15 9 £325 +44.44% 13
Merseyside +2 4 - - 5
Cumbria - - - - 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 102 (61.82%) JavaScript
2 91 (55.15%) HTML
3 89 (53.94%) CSS
4 69 (41.82%) Linux
5 65 (39.39%) MySQL
6 57 (34.55%) jQuery
7 52 (31.52%) SQL
8 51 (30.91%) OO
9 48 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (27.27%) Web Services
11 44 (26.67%) Open Source
12 43 (26.06%) Java
13 41 (24.85%) E-Commerce
14 40 (24.24%) XML
15 39 (23.64%) Subversion
16 38 (23.03%) Git (software)
17 37 (22.42%) TDD
17 37 (22.42%) LAMP
18 35 (21.21%) Python
19 29 (17.58%) C++
19 29 (17.58%) HTML5
19 29 (17.58%) BDD
20 28 (16.97%) C#
20 28 (16.97%) Ruby
21 27 (16.36%) NoSQL
21 27 (16.36%) Unit Testing
21 27 (16.36%) Scala
22 24 (14.55%) RESTful
22 24 (14.55%) JSON
23 22 (13.33%) OO PHP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 21 (12.73%) CMS
1 21 (12.73%) Drupal
2 19 (11.52%) Apache
3 9 (5.45%) WordPress
4 2 (1.21%) nginx
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.61%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 20 (12.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) PaaS
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) LAN
1 1 (0.61%) WAN
1 1 (0.61%) DHCP
1 1 (0.61%) HTTP
1 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.61%) DNS
1 1 (0.61%) SAN
1 1 (0.61%) PABX
1 1 (0.61%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (39.39%) MySQL
2 27 (16.36%) NoSQL
3 16 (9.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Redis
6 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (23.64%) Subversion
2 38 (23.03%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.03%) Behat
4 2 (1.21%) QUnit
4 2 (1.21%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.21%) JIRA
4 2 (1.21%) JUnit
4 2 (1.21%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.21%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (0.61%) Hudson
5 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) Trac
General
1 10 (6.06%) Marketing
2 7 (4.24%) Retail
3 5 (3.03%) Finance
4 3 (1.82%) German Language
5 2 (1.21%) Games
5 2 (1.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 143 (86.67%) Developer
2 69 (41.82%) PHP Developer
3 25 (15.15%) Web Developer
4 23 (13.94%) Front-End Developer
5 17 (10.30%) Magento Developer
6 16 (9.70%) Senior Developer
7 14 (8.48%) Drupal Developer
8 12 (7.27%) Front-End Web Developer
9 9 (5.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.64%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 5 (3.03%) PHP Magento Developer
12 5 (3.03%) PHP Web Developer
13 4 (2.42%) Senior Web Developer
13 4 (2.42%) MySQL Developer
13 4 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.42%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 3 (1.82%) UI Programmer
14 3 (1.82%) Senior Magento Developer
14 3 (1.82%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (55.15%) HTML
2 89 (53.94%) CSS
3 57 (34.55%) jQuery
4 45 (27.27%) Web Services
5 40 (24.24%) XML
6 37 (22.42%) LAMP
7 29 (17.58%) HTML5
8 24 (14.55%) RESTful
8 24 (14.55%) JSON
9 22 (13.33%) Ajax
10 21 (12.73%) XHTML
11 20 (12.12%) XSLT
12 18 (10.91%) CSS3
13 16 (9.70%) XSD
14 15 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (4.85%) Sass
16 8 (4.85%) .NET
17 7 (4.24%) REST
18 6 (3.64%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.67%) Open Source
2 16 (9.70%) Derivative
3 10 (6.06%) User Experience
4 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.03%) W3C
6 3 (1.82%) Telematics
7 2 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) CCTV
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) EPoS
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) SCADA
8 1 (0.61%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.61%) Biology
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Life Science
8 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (41.82%) Linux
2 6 (3.64%) UNIX
3 3 (1.82%) Windows
3 3 (1.82%) CentOS
4 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.61%) HPUX
5 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.91%) OO
2 48 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (24.85%) E-Commerce
4 37 (22.42%) TDD
5 29 (17.58%) BDD
6 27 (16.36%) Unit Testing
7 22 (13.33%) OO PHP
8 20 (12.12%) OOP
9 18 (10.91%) MVC
9 18 (10.91%) Mentoring
10 16 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.48%) Web Development
12 13 (7.88%) Web Design
13 10 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (4.85%) Content Management
15 6 (3.64%) SEO
15 6 (3.64%) DevOps
16 5 (3.03%) Automated Testing
17 4 (2.42%) Digital Marketing
18 3 (1.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (61.82%) JavaScript
2 52 (31.52%) SQL
3 43 (26.06%) Java
4 35 (21.21%) Python
5 29 (17.58%) C++
6 28 (16.97%) C#
6 28 (16.97%) Ruby
7 27 (16.36%) Scala
8 12 (7.27%) PHP5
9 5 (3.03%) C
10 4 (2.42%) Perl
11 2 (1.21%) VB
12 1 (0.61%) R
12 1 (0.61%) XPath
12 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (2.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) MCP
2 1 (0.61%) MCSE
2 1 (0.61%) PhD
2 1 (0.61%) CCNA
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Varnish
2 1 (0.61%) GPFS
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) Puppet
2 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.82%) Nagios
4 2 (1.21%) Cacti
5 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) YUM
Vendors
1 21 (12.73%) Oracle
2 20 (12.12%) Red Hat
3 16 (9.70%) Zend
4 9 (5.45%) Orchard
5 8 (4.85%) Twitter
6 7 (4.24%) Adobe
7 4 (2.42%) Facebook
7 4 (2.42%) Sencha
8 3 (1.82%) VMware
9 2 (1.21%) Percona
9 2 (1.21%) HP
10 1 (0.61%) Dell
10 1 (0.61%) StorageTek
10 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.61%) Sun
10 1 (0.61%) SAP
10 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Liverpool
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £24 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Real Staffing
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