The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services 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 Zend over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Zend Technologies Ltd.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 129 106 112
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing Zend 11 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.84% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 1.93% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 20
Average daily rate
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£256 £300 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £241 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +22.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1486 1246 1512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.06% 43.64% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 570 698
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 107 111
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +24.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £31.56 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Zend Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Zend
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Zend Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Zend
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Zend across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Zend Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Zend
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Zend Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Zend
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 Zend within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 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 -12 7 £294 -18.96% 18
Cheshire -2 3 £255 -15.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 3
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Zend 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 Zend.

1 17 (94.44%) PHP
2 13 (72.22%) HTML
2 13 (72.22%) CSS
3 12 (66.67%) MySQL
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (50.00%) jQuery
5 7 (38.89%) Laravel
5 7 (38.89%) TDD
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) OO
6 6 (33.33%) Magento
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
7 5 (27.78%) OOP
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
8 4 (22.22%) Symfony
8 4 (22.22%) PHP5
8 4 (22.22%) OO PHP
8 4 (22.22%) CSS3
9 3 (16.67%) Sass
9 3 (16.67%) LESS
9 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (16.67%) Drupal
9 3 (16.67%) Ajax
9 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 3 (16.67%) .NET
10 2 (11.11%) Windows
10 2 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (11.11%) CakePHP
10 2 (11.11%) Retail
10 2 (11.11%) Subversion

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) YouTrack
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) PHP Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Web Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Magento Developer
5 3 (16.67%) UI Developer
5 3 (16.67%) PHP Magento Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (16.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (16.67%) UI Programmer
6 2 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (11.11%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 1 (5.56%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (5.56%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) HTML
1 13 (72.22%) CSS
2 9 (50.00%) jQuery
3 7 (38.89%) Laravel
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
5 4 (22.22%) CSS3
5 4 (22.22%) Symfony
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) Ajax
6 3 (16.67%) Sass
6 3 (16.67%) LESS
6 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (11.11%) Yii
7 2 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (11.11%) CakePHP
8 1 (5.56%) Grails
8 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) OOP
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) OO PHP
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) PHP
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) PHP5
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) SAP
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