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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 14 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing PHP 29 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.21% 6.58% 3.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.73% 19.05% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 5
Average daily rate £400 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £264 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £325 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +43.80%
PHP
Oxfordshire

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
147 126 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 51.76% 34.52% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 90 33
Average daily rate £425 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 46 (76.67%) JavaScript
2 39 (65.00%) HTML
3 36 (60.00%) CSS
4 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (36.67%) E-Commerce
6 21 (35.00%) Node.js
7 20 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 18 (30.00%) Sass
8 18 (30.00%) TDD
9 17 (28.33%) Publishing
9 17 (28.33%) Magento
10 16 (26.67%) Open Source
10 16 (26.67%) MySQL
11 15 (25.00%) Linux
12 13 (21.67%) HTML5
13 12 (20.00%) NoSQL
13 12 (20.00%) Google
13 12 (20.00%) MVC
14 11 (18.33%) Adobe
14 11 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (16.67%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (16.67%) SEO
16 9 (15.00%) Web Development
16 9 (15.00%) jQuery
16 9 (15.00%) Web Services
16 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
16 9 (15.00%) LESS
16 9 (15.00%) Laravel
17 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (13.33%) Subversion

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 21 (35.00%) Node.js
2 6 (10.00%) Apache
3 5 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 5 (8.33%) IIS
3 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.33%) WordPress
5 1 (1.67%) Drupal
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.67%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (8.33%) Google Analytics
4 5 (8.33%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (3.33%) IaaS
6 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) Junos
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.67%) VLAN
2 1 (1.67%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.67%) Wireless
2 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) MySQL
2 12 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) Subversion
3 5 (8.33%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.33%) Bower
4 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.33%) Grunt
4 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.67%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (28.33%) Publishing
2 6 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (86.67%) Developer
2 28 (46.67%) PHP Developer
3 24 (40.00%) Web Developer
4 15 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (18.33%) E-Commerce Developer
6 10 (16.67%) PHP Web Developer
7 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce Web Developer
7 9 (15.00%) Magento Developer
7 9 (15.00%) PHP Magento Developer
8 8 (13.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 8 (13.33%) HTML Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Angular Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (8.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (65.00%) HTML
2 36 (60.00%) CSS
3 20 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 18 (30.00%) Sass
5 13 (21.67%) HTML5
6 9 (15.00%) jQuery
6 9 (15.00%) Laravel
6 9 (15.00%) LESS
6 9 (15.00%) Web Services
7 6 (10.00%) RESTful
7 6 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (8.33%) CSS3
8 5 (8.33%) LAMP
9 4 (6.67%) Backbone.js
9 4 (6.67%) JSON
9 4 (6.67%) Middleware
9 4 (6.67%) Spring
10 3 (5.00%) SOAP
10 3 (5.00%) Symfony
10 3 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.67%) Fintech
2 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) CentOS
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 18 (30.00%) TDD
4 16 (26.67%) Open Source
5 12 (20.00%) MVC
6 10 (16.67%) SEO
7 9 (15.00%) Web Development
8 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 6 (10.00%) OO
10 5 (8.33%) Analytics
10 5 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (8.33%) Kanban
10 5 (8.33%) Pay per click
10 5 (8.33%) Tag Management
11 4 (6.67%) BDD
11 4 (6.67%) Refactoring
11 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (76.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.00%) Java
3 5 (8.33%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) Ruby
5 2 (3.33%) Scala
5 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) Perl
6 1 (1.67%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.67%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.67%) CCNA
1 1 (1.67%) CCNP
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.67%) HP APS
1 1 (1.67%) LPIC
1 1 (1.67%) RHCT
1 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Packer
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Google
2 11 (18.33%) Adobe
3 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) Zend
5 1 (1.67%) 3Com
5 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.67%) Juniper
5 1 (1.67%) New Relic
5 1 (1.67%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.67%) WatchGuard