The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 15 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing PHP 31 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.71% 7.58% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.99% 25.00% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 2
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£275 £260 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -11.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -25.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
141 60 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 39.61% 30.30% 34.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 41 41
Average daily rate £380 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £375 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 21 (45.65%) UNIX
2 20 (43.48%) Apache
3 19 (41.30%) Linux
3 19 (41.30%) MySQL
4 17 (36.96%) Python
5 16 (34.78%) CSS
5 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 16 (34.78%) Git (software)
6 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (30.43%) Puppet
7 14 (30.43%) HTML
7 14 (30.43%) DevOps
8 13 (28.26%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (26.09%) CMS
9 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
10 11 (23.91%) uWSGI
10 11 (23.91%) Regular Expression
10 11 (23.91%) WSGI
10 11 (23.91%) Drupal
10 11 (23.91%) Web Development
10 11 (23.91%) Shibboleth
10 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (23.91%) Subversion
11 10 (21.74%) LAMP
11 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
11 10 (21.74%) AngularJS
12 9 (19.57%) Twitter
13 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
13 8 (17.39%) Node.js
13 8 (17.39%) Scrum

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 20 (43.48%) Apache
2 12 (26.09%) CMS
3 11 (23.91%) uWSGI
3 11 (23.91%) Drupal
4 8 (17.39%) Node.js
5 1 (2.17%) MODX
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) MySQL
2 13 (28.26%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
4 6 (13.04%) Big Data
5 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
5 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.91%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) Selenium
4 2 (4.35%) Bower
4 2 (4.35%) Grunt
4 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (13.04%) PHP Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.04%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Data Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Big Data Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Data Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Web Editor
6 3 (6.52%) Web Content Editor
6 3 (6.52%) Content Editor
7 2 (4.35%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) CSS
2 14 (30.43%) HTML
3 11 (23.91%) Regular Expression
3 11 (23.91%) WSGI
4 10 (21.74%) LAMP
4 10 (21.74%) AngularJS
5 5 (10.87%) .NET
5 5 (10.87%) ODBC
5 5 (10.87%) Backbone.js
5 5 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (10.87%) Ember.js
5 5 (10.87%) RESTful
5 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
6 4 (8.70%) Django
7 3 (6.52%) Laravel
8 2 (4.35%) JSON
8 2 (4.35%) HTML5
8 2 (4.35%) CSS3
8 2 (4.35%) Web Services
9 1 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Wiki
2 5 (10.87%) Open Source
3 2 (4.35%) GIS
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) UNIX
2 19 (41.30%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (30.43%) DevOps
3 11 (23.91%) Web Development
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.39%) Scrum
4 8 (17.39%) TDD
4 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 7 (15.22%) OO
6 5 (10.87%) Content Management
6 5 (10.87%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) Analytics
7 4 (8.70%) Web Application Development
7 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) B2B
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) MVC
9 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Kanban
9 2 (4.35%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Python
2 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 6 (13.04%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) C#
4 6 (13.04%) Perl
5 5 (10.87%) C++
5 5 (10.87%) Scala
6 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Shibboleth
2 2 (4.35%) Snort
3 1 (2.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Twitter
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.17%) Facebook