The first table below looks at the demand for PHP5 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 PHP5 over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 131 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing PHP5 5 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 1.91% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 15
Average daily rate £275 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.50
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP5
England

PHP5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP5 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PHP5
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP5 across the North West region.

PHP5 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PHP5
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the North West region.

PHP5 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PHP5
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 PHP5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 2 £275 - 8
Cheshire -16 2 £300 -4.00% 4
Merseyside 0 1 £250 -
Lancashire - - - - 2
PHP5
England

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PHP5 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 PHP5.

1 6 (100.00%) PHP
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) CMS
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) Marketing
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Magento
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) OO PHP
5 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (33.33%) Adobe
5 2 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) LAMP
5 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Web Design
5 2 (33.33%) XHTML
5 2 (33.33%) Subversion
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
6 1 (16.67%) Symfony
6 1 (16.67%) Zend
6 1 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (16.67%) CakePHP
6 1 (16.67%) Content Management
6 1 (16.67%) Ruby

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PHP5 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 PHP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) PHP Developer
3 2 (33.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Symfony
4 1 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (16.67%) CakePHP
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Laravel
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) OO PHP
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Online Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Zend
2 1 (16.67%) Sony