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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 77 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 60 74 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 2.71% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 7.66% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 52
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £237 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -33.33%
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
1090 966 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.65% 35.35% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 567 561
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 46
Average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +14.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £15.63 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 36 £325 - 66
Cheshire +14 18 £294 -2.08% 19
Merseyside -4 3 £338 +12.50% 13
Lancashire -22 3 £275 -26.66% 22
Cumbria - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 85 (53.46%) HTML
2 84 (52.83%) JavaScript
3 79 (49.69%) CSS
4 70 (44.03%) MySQL
5 67 (42.14%) jQuery
6 63 (39.62%) OO
7 50 (31.45%) Git (software)
8 43 (27.04%) Subversion
9 39 (24.53%) Linux
10 38 (23.90%) E-Commerce
10 38 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (23.90%) LAMP
11 33 (20.75%) HTML5
12 32 (20.13%) XML
13 31 (19.50%) Web Services
14 29 (18.24%) SQL
14 29 (18.24%) MVC
15 28 (17.61%) OOP
16 27 (16.98%) XSLT
17 26 (16.35%) Red Hat
18 25 (15.72%) Oracle
19 23 (14.47%) Java
19 23 (14.47%) TDD
19 23 (14.47%) CSS3
19 23 (14.47%) Drupal
20 22 (13.84%) Open Source
20 22 (13.84%) XSD
21 21 (13.21%) OO PHP
22 20 (12.58%) Magento
23 19 (11.95%) Derivative

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 23 (14.47%) Drupal
2 19 (11.95%) CMS
3 18 (11.32%) Apache
4 8 (5.03%) WordPress
4 8 (5.03%) Node.js
5 4 (2.52%) IIS
6 2 (1.26%) nginx
6 2 (1.26%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.26%) JBoss
6 2 (1.26%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.26%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (12.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.26%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) PaaS
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.26%) SAN
1 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.26%) DNS
1 2 (1.26%) DHCP
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (44.03%) MySQL
2 19 (11.95%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (31.45%) Git (software)
2 43 (27.04%) Subversion
3 9 (5.66%) Jasmine
4 6 (3.77%) Bower
4 6 (3.77%) CasperJS
5 5 (3.14%) PhantomJS
5 5 (3.14%) Behat
5 5 (3.14%) QUnit
5 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.14%) Grunt
6 4 (2.52%) JIRA
6 4 (2.52%) JUnit
6 4 (2.52%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (1.89%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.89%) Trac
7 3 (1.89%) Hudson
8 2 (1.26%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.26%) Maven
General
1 9 (5.66%) Retail
2 6 (3.77%) Games
3 5 (3.14%) Finance
4 4 (2.52%) German Language
5 2 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 136 (85.53%) Developer
2 71 (44.65%) PHP Developer
3 26 (16.35%) Web Developer
4 20 (12.58%) Front-End Developer
5 15 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.18%) Magento Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Drupal Developer
7 12 (7.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 6 (3.77%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.14%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Senior Web Developer
9 5 (3.14%) MySQL Developer
9 5 (3.14%) PHP Web Developer
10 4 (2.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 4 (2.52%) Front-End Web Developer
10 4 (2.52%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.52%) Senior Magento Developer
11 3 (1.89%) OO PHP Developer
11 3 (1.89%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (53.46%) HTML
2 79 (49.69%) CSS
3 67 (42.14%) jQuery
4 38 (23.90%) LAMP
5 33 (20.75%) HTML5
6 32 (20.13%) XML
7 31 (19.50%) Web Services
8 27 (16.98%) XSLT
9 23 (14.47%) CSS3
10 22 (13.84%) XSD
11 19 (11.95%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (9.43%) .NET
13 10 (6.29%) CodeIgniter
13 10 (6.29%) Ajax
13 10 (6.29%) Sass
14 8 (5.03%) Laravel
15 7 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (4.40%) JSON
16 6 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
16 6 (3.77%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.84%) Open Source
2 19 (11.95%) Derivative
3 11 (6.92%) User Experience
4 9 (5.66%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.14%) W3C
6 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.26%) GIS
8 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.63%) Social Media
9 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.63%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.63%) Biology
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Life Science
9 1 (0.63%) Statistics
9 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.53%) Linux
2 10 (6.29%) UNIX
3 8 (5.03%) Windows
4 3 (1.89%) CentOS
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.26%) HPUX
5 2 (1.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.62%) OO
2 38 (23.90%) E-Commerce
2 38 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.24%) MVC
4 28 (17.61%) OOP
5 23 (14.47%) TDD
6 21 (13.21%) OO PHP
7 12 (7.55%) Web Development
8 11 (6.92%) Scrum
9 10 (6.29%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.66%) Web Design
10 9 (5.66%) Content Management
10 9 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.03%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (5.03%) BDD
12 7 (4.40%) Kanban
13 5 (3.14%) Automated Testing
14 4 (2.52%) Test Scripting
14 4 (2.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 84 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 29 (18.24%) SQL
3 23 (14.47%) Java
4 17 (10.69%) Python
5 13 (8.18%) Ruby
6 9 (5.66%) PHP5
7 8 (5.03%) C#
8 6 (3.77%) C
9 5 (3.14%) C++
9 5 (3.14%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.26%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.63%) Scala
11 1 (0.63%) R
11 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.26%) CCNA
2 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.26%) MCSE
2 2 (1.26%) MCP
3 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) GPFS
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.52%) Puppet
2 3 (1.89%) Nagios
2 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.26%) Cacti
4 1 (0.63%) yum
4 1 (0.63%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 26 (16.35%) Red Hat
2 25 (15.72%) Oracle
3 11 (6.92%) Zend
4 5 (3.14%) Facebook
5 4 (2.52%) Google
6 3 (1.89%) VMware
6 3 (1.89%) SAP
6 3 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.89%) Twitter
7 2 (1.26%) Percona
7 2 (1.26%) Sencha
7 2 (1.26%) Adobe
7 2 (1.26%) Sun
7 2 (1.26%) HP
7 2 (1.26%) Dell
7 2 (1.26%) StorageTek
7 2 (1.26%) ESRI
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco
8 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
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