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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 75 83 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -44
Contract jobs citing PHP 79 50 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 1.63% 4.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.35% 5.11% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £301 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% +20.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £388 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £37.29 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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
1244 978 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.08% 31.90% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 551 381
Average daily rate £365 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.39 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.55 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 April 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 April 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 +8 53 £300 -11.11% 61
Cheshire +1 17 £330 +10.00% 25
Merseyside -15 5 £263 -12.50% 7
Lancashire +3 2 - - 17
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 68 (48.92%) MySQL
2 64 (46.04%) HTML
3 60 (43.17%) CSS
4 58 (41.73%) JavaScript
5 42 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (29.50%) jQuery
7 40 (28.78%) OO
8 36 (25.90%) MVC
8 36 (25.90%) HTML5
9 29 (20.86%) OOP
10 28 (20.14%) Linux
11 26 (18.71%) Apache
12 25 (17.99%) SQL
12 25 (17.99%) LAMP
13 24 (17.27%) TDD
13 24 (17.27%) CSS3
13 24 (17.27%) Git (software)
14 22 (15.83%) Software Engineering
15 21 (15.11%) Unit Testing
16 18 (12.95%) PHP5
16 18 (12.95%) CodeIgniter
17 17 (12.23%) WordPress
17 17 (12.23%) Magento
17 17 (12.23%) Web Services
18 16 (11.51%) .NET
18 16 (11.51%) CMS
19 15 (10.79%) Drupal
20 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
20 14 (10.07%) Python
21 13 (9.35%) Java

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (18.71%) Apache
2 17 (12.23%) WordPress
3 16 (11.51%) CMS
4 15 (10.79%) Drupal
5 9 (6.47%) nginx
6 7 (5.04%) Node.js
7 5 (3.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.44%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.44%) IIS
8 2 (1.44%) JBoss
8 2 (1.44%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.44%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.72%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
2 1 (0.72%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (12.23%) Magento
2 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.88%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.16%) IaaS
3 3 (2.16%) SaaS
3 3 (2.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.72%) GitHub
4 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.16%) SAN
1 3 (2.16%) Internet
1 3 (2.16%) NAS
2 2 (1.44%) SNMP
2 2 (1.44%) Extranet
2 2 (1.44%) SSH
2 2 (1.44%) DNS
2 2 (1.44%) SSL
2 2 (1.44%) SMTP
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (48.92%) MySQL
2 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.16%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.44%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.35%) Subversion
3 8 (5.76%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.04%) Hudson
5 6 (4.32%) Selenium
5 6 (4.32%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.16%) PhpStorm
6 3 (2.16%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.44%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (1.44%) Trac
7 2 (1.44%) QUnit
7 2 (1.44%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.44%) JIRA
7 2 (1.44%) JUnit
7 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.72%) Ant
8 1 (0.72%) Maven
8 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (4.32%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Retail
3 4 (2.88%) Games
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (79.14%) Developer
2 67 (48.20%) PHP Developer
3 24 (17.27%) Web Developer
4 11 (7.91%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (6.47%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 6 (4.32%) Drupal Developer
6 6 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.32%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.32%) PHP Web Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Administrator
7 5 (3.60%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Magento Developer
8 4 (2.88%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (2.88%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.16%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.16%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (1.44%) MySQL Developer
10 2 (1.44%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 2 (1.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (46.04%) HTML
2 60 (43.17%) CSS
3 41 (29.50%) jQuery
4 36 (25.90%) HTML5
5 25 (17.99%) LAMP
6 24 (17.27%) CSS3
7 18 (12.95%) CodeIgniter
8 17 (12.23%) Web Services
9 16 (11.51%) .NET
10 11 (7.91%) RESTful
11 10 (7.19%) Symfony
11 10 (7.19%) XML
12 9 (6.47%) Laravel
12 9 (6.47%) AngularJS
13 8 (5.76%) JSON
14 7 (5.04%) ASP.NET
14 7 (5.04%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (5.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
16 5 (3.60%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Open Source
1 8 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.60%) User Experience
2 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.16%) CMDB
3 3 (2.16%) Derivative
4 2 (1.44%) W3C
4 2 (1.44%) GIS
4 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.72%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.72%) Animation
5 1 (0.72%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.14%) Linux
2 12 (8.63%) Windows
3 8 (5.76%) UNIX
3 8 (5.76%) CentOS
4 4 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.44%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.78%) OO
3 36 (25.90%) MVC
4 29 (20.86%) OOP
5 24 (17.27%) TDD
6 22 (15.83%) Software Engineering
7 21 (15.11%) Unit Testing
8 12 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.91%) Web Development
9 11 (7.91%) OO PHP
10 9 (6.47%) BDD
10 9 (6.47%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.04%) Scrum
12 5 (3.60%) Test Scripting
12 5 (3.60%) DevOps
12 5 (3.60%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (2.88%) Load Balancing
13 4 (2.88%) System Testing
13 4 (2.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.73%) JavaScript
2 25 (17.99%) SQL
3 18 (12.95%) PHP5
4 14 (10.07%) Python
5 13 (9.35%) Java
6 10 (7.19%) Ruby
7 9 (6.47%) C#
8 6 (4.32%) Perl
9 5 (3.60%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.16%) Jython
11 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.44%) C++
12 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.72%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.72%) Lua
13 1 (0.72%) C
13 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.91%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.72%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) Puppet
2 7 (5.04%) Nagios
3 5 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.88%) Cacti
5 3 (2.16%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 11 (7.91%) Red Hat
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.32%) Zend
4 5 (3.60%) Google
5 4 (2.88%) Percona
5 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.16%) Citrix
6 3 (2.16%) Facebook
6 3 (2.16%) Twitter
6 3 (2.16%) VMware
7 2 (1.44%) Remedy
7 2 (1.44%) ESRI
7 2 (1.44%) BMC
7 2 (1.44%) Sun
8 1 (0.72%) HP
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Apple
8 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
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