The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 53 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP 86 72 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.83% 2.70% 3.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.08% 8.28% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 67
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £415 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £13.61 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
947 870 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.20% 32.58% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 460 677
Average daily rate £338 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 73
Average hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +45.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -9 28 £325 +13.04% 45
Cheshire +14 26 £495 +46.66% 9
Merseyside +8 12 £225 -18.36% 7
Lancashire -16 8 £425 +88.88% 7
Cumbria - - - - 1
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 85 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 76 (56.30%) HTML
3 73 (54.07%) CSS
4 53 (39.26%) MySQL
5 46 (34.07%) Linux
6 38 (28.15%) SQL
6 38 (28.15%) Python
7 37 (27.41%) Java
8 35 (25.93%) jQuery
9 32 (23.70%) Open Source
9 32 (23.70%) TDD
9 32 (23.70%) Ruby
10 31 (22.96%) C#
10 31 (22.96%) C++
11 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (22.22%) Scala
12 29 (21.48%) JSON
13 27 (20.00%) Web Services
13 27 (20.00%) NoSQL
13 27 (20.00%) BDD
14 25 (18.52%) Unit Testing
15 24 (17.78%) HTML5
15 24 (17.78%) E-Commerce
16 23 (17.04%) XHTML
17 22 (16.30%) RESTful
18 19 (14.07%) Magento
18 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (13.33%) WordPress
19 18 (13.33%) XML
20 17 (12.59%) OO

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (13.33%) WordPress
2 16 (11.85%) CMS
3 14 (10.37%) Drupal
4 13 (9.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (7.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.74%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 19 (14.07%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
2 1 (0.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.74%) PABX
2 1 (0.74%) Modbus
2 1 (0.74%) LAN
2 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (39.26%) MySQL
2 27 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) Redis
5 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.67%) Marketing
2 6 (4.44%) Finance
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (79.26%) Developer
2 44 (32.59%) PHP Developer
3 20 (14.81%) Web Developer
4 17 (12.59%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (7.41%) Front-End Web Developer
5 10 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.41%) Magento Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.70%) UI Programmer
9 5 (3.70%) UI Developer
10 4 (2.96%) PHP Magento Developer
11 3 (2.22%) Tester
11 3 (2.22%) PHP Web Developer
12 2 (1.48%) C++/Java Developer
12 2 (1.48%) Penetration Tester
12 2 (1.48%) MySQL Developer
12 2 (1.48%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (56.30%) HTML
2 73 (54.07%) CSS
3 35 (25.93%) jQuery
4 29 (21.48%) JSON
5 27 (20.00%) Web Services
6 24 (17.78%) HTML5
7 23 (17.04%) XHTML
8 22 (16.30%) RESTful
9 18 (13.33%) XML
10 17 (12.59%) CSS3
11 15 (11.11%) Ajax
12 11 (8.15%) LAMP
13 10 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (6.67%) Sass
14 9 (6.67%) Symfony
15 7 (5.19%) .NET
15 7 (5.19%) Laravel
16 5 (3.70%) REST
16 5 (3.70%) Zend Framework
17 4 (2.96%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.70%) Open Source
2 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.22%) Telematics
4 2 (1.48%) W3C
4 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) BBC
5 1 (0.74%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.74%) IPTV
5 1 (0.74%) CCTV
5 1 (0.74%) SCADA
5 1 (0.74%) MHEG
5 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.74%) EPoS
5 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.74%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.07%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) UNIX
3 2 (1.48%) CentOS
3 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.70%) TDD
2 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.00%) BDD
4 25 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 24 (17.78%) E-Commerce
6 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.59%) OO
8 16 (11.85%) Web Development
9 15 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (9.63%) Web Design
10 13 (9.63%) OOP
11 11 (8.15%) OO PHP
11 11 (8.15%) DevOps
12 10 (7.41%) SEO
13 8 (5.93%) Content Management
13 8 (5.93%) Configuration Management
14 6 (4.44%) MVC
15 3 (2.22%) Software Engineering
16 2 (1.48%) Load Balancing
16 2 (1.48%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 85 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 38 (28.15%) SQL
2 38 (28.15%) Python
3 37 (27.41%) Java
4 32 (23.70%) Ruby
5 31 (22.96%) C#
5 31 (22.96%) C++
6 30 (22.22%) Scala
7 13 (9.63%) PHP5
8 8 (5.93%) Perl
9 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.48%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.74%) VB
10 1 (0.74%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) CEH
3 1 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Puppet
2 9 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.48%) Nagios
3 2 (1.48%) Cacti
4 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) Zend
2 14 (10.37%) Adobe
3 9 (6.67%) Orchard
4 5 (3.70%) Twitter
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle
6 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.48%) Sony
6 2 (1.48%) VMware
6 2 (1.48%) Sencha
6 2 (1.48%) Percona
7 1 (0.74%) Facebook
7 1 (0.74%) OpenTV
7 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) HP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Citybase Apartments (Worldview Limited)
Rate: £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: 19 days ago
Burnley
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago