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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 103 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +6
Contract jobs citing PHP 50 86 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 2.85% 2.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.37% 9.06% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 43
Average daily rate
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£320 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £520 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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
1144 949 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.84% 31.44% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 544 466
Average daily rate £363 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.88 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.25 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 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 July 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 -12 30 £300 -7.69% 68
Cheshire -23 13 £455 -8.08% 26
Merseyside -21 3 £213 -5.34% 10
Lancashire +4 1 £510 +20.00% 14
Cumbria - 1 £160 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (48.44%) HTML
1 62 (48.44%) MySQL
1 62 (48.44%) CSS
2 58 (45.31%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.56%) Linux
4 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (21.09%) MVC
5 27 (21.09%) HTML5
6 26 (20.31%) jQuery
7 25 (19.53%) SQL
7 25 (19.53%) OO
8 22 (17.19%) OOP
9 20 (15.63%) Apache
9 20 (15.63%) CSS3
10 18 (14.06%) Magento
10 18 (14.06%) LAMP
11 16 (12.50%) TDD
11 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 16 (12.50%) WordPress
12 15 (11.72%) Git (software)
12 15 (11.72%) Java
12 15 (11.72%) .NET
13 14 (10.94%) Python
13 14 (10.94%) RESTful
13 14 (10.94%) Unit Testing
14 13 (10.16%) Software Engineering
14 13 (10.16%) Symfony
14 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
15 12 (9.38%) CMS
15 12 (9.38%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (15.63%) Apache
2 16 (12.50%) WordPress
3 12 (9.38%) CMS
4 8 (6.25%) nginx
5 6 (4.69%) Drupal
5 6 (4.69%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.13%) Node.js
7 2 (1.56%) JBoss
7 2 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (14.06%) Magento
2 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) PaaS
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) DNS
1 4 (3.13%) Unified Communications
1 4 (3.13%) Converged Networks
2 3 (2.34%) SAN
2 3 (2.34%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) SSH
2 3 (2.34%) NAS
2 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) SNMP
3 2 (1.56%) SSL
3 2 (1.56%) LDAP
3 2 (1.56%) SMS
3 2 (1.56%) SMTP
3 2 (1.56%) Extranet
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (48.44%) MySQL
2 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.69%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.13%) Big Data
5 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.56%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.91%) Hudson
3 5 (3.91%) Selenium
3 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.13%) Subversion
5 3 (2.34%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.56%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.78%) Ant
7 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.78%) Maven
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (6.25%) Retail
2 6 (4.69%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (79.69%) Developer
2 65 (50.78%) PHP Developer
3 14 (10.94%) Web Developer
4 9 (7.03%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (5.47%) Magento Developer
5 7 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.69%) Administrator
7 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Architect
7 5 (3.91%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (3.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.13%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.13%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (2.34%) Chief Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (48.44%) HTML
1 62 (48.44%) CSS
2 27 (21.09%) HTML5
3 26 (20.31%) jQuery
4 20 (15.63%) CSS3
5 18 (14.06%) LAMP
6 15 (11.72%) .NET
7 14 (10.94%) RESTful
8 13 (10.16%) Symfony
9 11 (8.59%) CodeIgniter
9 11 (8.59%) Ajax
10 9 (7.03%) XHTML
10 9 (7.03%) Web Services
10 9 (7.03%) XML
10 9 (7.03%) Laravel
11 7 (5.47%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.69%) JSON
13 5 (3.91%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (3.91%) REST
14 4 (3.13%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) User Experience
2 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.34%) Social Media
5 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) CMDB
5 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.78%) Informatics
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.56%) Linux
2 11 (8.59%) UNIX
3 10 (7.81%) CentOS
4 9 (7.03%) Windows
5 5 (3.91%) Android
6 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.56%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.09%) MVC
3 25 (19.53%) OO
4 22 (17.19%) OOP
5 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 16 (12.50%) TDD
6 14 (10.94%) Unit Testing
7 13 (10.16%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.03%) Web Development
8 9 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.47%) Open Source
9 7 (5.47%) DevOps
10 6 (4.69%) Analytics
11 5 (3.91%) OO PHP
11 5 (3.91%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.91%) Service Management
12 4 (3.13%) System Testing
12 4 (3.13%) Scrum
12 4 (3.13%) SDLC
12 4 (3.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (45.31%) JavaScript
2 25 (19.53%) SQL
3 15 (11.72%) Java
4 14 (10.94%) Python
5 12 (9.38%) PHP5
6 10 (7.81%) Ruby
7 7 (5.47%) Perl
8 6 (4.69%) C#
8 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.34%) Jython
10 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.56%) VB
10 2 (1.56%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.78%) VBA
11 1 (0.78%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) HND
3 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.78%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Squid
1 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.56%) Postfix
1 2 (1.56%) Varnish
1 2 (1.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) Nagios
2 6 (4.69%) Puppet
3 3 (2.34%) Hyperic
3 3 (2.34%) cPanel
4 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (7.03%) Zend
2 7 (5.47%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle
4 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.34%) Citrix
5 3 (2.34%) Twitter
6 2 (1.56%) Percona
6 2 (1.56%) Remedy
6 2 (1.56%) VMware
6 2 (1.56%) BMC
6 2 (1.56%) Adobe
6 2 (1.56%) Sun
7 1 (0.78%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) Apple
7 1 (0.78%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) Facebook
7 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
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