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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 49 88 93
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 144 78 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.58% 1.99% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.25% 6.21% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 56 42
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
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
1405 1256 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.92% 32.10% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 796 546
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 35
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £18.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 April 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 79 £350 +16.66% 84
Cheshire +10 30 £330 - 27
Merseyside +16 20 £291 +10.66% 16
Lancashire +11 10 £313 - 28
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 129 (66.49%) JavaScript
2 83 (42.78%) CSS
3 77 (39.69%) HTML
4 67 (34.54%) MySQL
5 66 (34.02%) Web Development
6 54 (27.84%) Java
7 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (19.07%) CRM
8 37 (19.07%) ERP
9 36 (18.56%) Digital Media
10 35 (18.04%) jQuery
10 35 (18.04%) Network Security
10 35 (18.04%) SQL
11 34 (17.53%) .NET
12 33 (17.01%) E-Commerce
13 32 (16.49%) TDD
14 29 (14.95%) Linux
15 28 (14.43%) HTML5
16 26 (13.40%) Magento
17 25 (12.89%) MVC
18 24 (12.37%) Finance
18 24 (12.37%) Python
19 23 (11.86%) Front End Development
20 22 (11.34%) BDD
21 21 (10.82%) Node.js
21 21 (10.82%) CSS3
22 20 (10.31%) Git (software)
23 19 (9.79%) XML
23 19 (9.79%) C#
24 18 (9.28%) LAMP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (10.82%) Node.js
2 17 (8.76%) WordPress
3 16 (8.25%) CMS
4 15 (7.73%) Apache
5 9 (4.64%) Drupal
5 9 (4.64%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.58%) IIS
6 5 (2.58%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.06%) SAS
7 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.55%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.55%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.52%) Confluence
9 1 (0.52%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.64%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.09%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.06%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (13.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.52%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.06%) GitHub
2 3 (1.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.04%) Network Security
2 11 (5.67%) DNS
3 10 (5.15%) Intranet
4 6 (3.09%) HTTP
4 6 (3.09%) Internet
5 5 (2.58%) MRTG
6 4 (2.06%) DHCP
6 4 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (2.06%) IMAP
6 4 (2.06%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.06%) SMTP
7 3 (1.55%) LDAP
7 3 (1.55%) SSL
8 2 (1.03%) Firewall
8 2 (1.03%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.03%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) SMS
9 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (34.54%) MySQL
2 17 (8.76%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.06%) Big Data
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.55%) OLAP
6 3 (1.55%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (1.55%) Redis
7 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.70%) Subversion
3 12 (6.19%) JIRA
4 11 (5.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.09%) NetBeans
6 5 (2.58%) Selenium
7 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (1.55%) Maven
8 3 (1.55%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.03%) Ant
9 2 (1.03%) JMeter
9 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.03%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (1.03%) WATIR
10 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.52%) Mocha
10 1 (0.52%) NuGet
10 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.52%) Zend Studio
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 6 (3.09%) Marketing
3 3 (1.55%) Publishing
3 3 (1.55%) Retail
3 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Billing
4 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) German Language
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 132 (68.04%) Developer
2 70 (36.08%) PHP Developer
3 23 (11.86%) JavaScript Developer
4 22 (11.34%) HTML Developer
4 22 (11.34%) Web Developer
5 20 (10.31%) HTML CSS Developer
6 15 (7.73%) Magento Developer
7 12 (6.19%) MySQL Developer
7 12 (6.19%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 12 (6.19%) PHP Web Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Architect
9 10 (5.15%) Analyst
10 9 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (4.64%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.12%) Node.js Developer
12 7 (3.61%) Consultant
12 7 (3.61%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.61%) Software Developer
13 6 (3.09%) .NET Developer
14 5 (2.58%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (42.78%) CSS
2 77 (39.69%) HTML
3 35 (18.04%) jQuery
4 34 (17.53%) .NET
5 28 (14.43%) HTML5
6 21 (10.82%) CSS3
7 19 (9.79%) XML
8 18 (9.28%) LAMP
9 16 (8.25%) Web Services
10 12 (6.19%) React
11 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
11 11 (5.67%) REST
12 10 (5.15%) CodeIgniter
12 10 (5.15%) RESTful
12 10 (5.15%) SOAP
13 8 (4.12%) JSON
13 8 (4.12%) Laravel
14 7 (3.61%) AngularJS
15 6 (3.09%) Classic ASP
15 6 (3.09%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.56%) Digital Media
2 10 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.64%) User Experience
4 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.09%) iPad
6 4 (2.06%) Replication
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.03%) Clustering
8 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.03%) NHS
8 2 (1.03%) PMI
9 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.52%) Social Media
9 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.95%) Linux
2 15 (7.73%) Windows
3 8 (4.12%) CentOS
4 6 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.09%) Unix
5 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.58%) Debian
5 5 (2.58%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.06%) Android
6 4 (2.06%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) openSUSE
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Solaris
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.02%) Web Development
2 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (19.07%) CRM
3 37 (19.07%) ERP
4 33 (17.01%) E-Commerce
5 32 (16.49%) TDD
6 25 (12.89%) MVC
7 23 (11.86%) Front End Development
8 22 (11.34%) BDD
9 17 (8.76%) OO
10 14 (7.22%) Open Source
11 13 (6.70%) Scrum
12 11 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (5.67%) OOP
12 11 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (5.15%) DevOps
14 9 (4.64%) Project Management
14 9 (4.64%) SDLC
14 9 (4.64%) Web Design
15 7 (3.61%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (66.49%) JavaScript
2 54 (27.84%) Java
3 35 (18.04%) SQL
4 24 (12.37%) Python
5 19 (9.79%) C#
6 18 (9.28%) Ruby
7 9 (4.64%) Perl
7 9 (4.64%) PHP 5
7 9 (4.64%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.12%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.12%) C
9 7 (3.61%) C++
9 7 (3.61%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.61%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.09%) VBScript
11 5 (2.58%) Korn
12 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.03%) Go
14 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.52%) PHP 4
Qualifications
1 9 (4.64%) Degree
2 6 (3.09%) ISEB
3 4 (2.06%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.55%) MCITP
4 3 (1.55%) MCTS
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.55%) RHCE
5 2 (1.03%) PhD
5 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.03%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.58%) KVM
3 4 (2.06%) Dovecot
3 4 (2.06%) iptables
3 4 (2.06%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.06%) Squid
4 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.55%) UAG
5 2 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) Puppet
2 8 (4.12%) Nagios
3 5 (2.58%) Cacti
3 5 (2.58%) OpenNebula
4 4 (2.06%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.55%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (1.55%) SCCM
6 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.52%) Ansible
7 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) Packer
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.22%) Zend
3 11 (5.67%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.15%) Oracle
5 8 (4.12%) VMware
6 5 (2.58%) Google
7 4 (2.06%) Talend
7 4 (2.06%) Vertica
8 3 (1.55%) Brocade
8 3 (1.55%) Splunk
9 2 (1.03%) Adobe
9 2 (1.03%) AppSense
9 2 (1.03%) Twitter
9 2 (1.03%) Veritas
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
10 1 (0.52%) ESRI
10 1 (0.52%) Facebook
10 1 (0.52%) New Relic
10 1 (0.52%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.52%) Tableau
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