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 29 September 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 22 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.07% 3.98% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.74% 8.99% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -7.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £188 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £388 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +7.07%
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
95 89 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.42% 44.28% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 40
Average daily rate £344 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +48.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 29 September 2014.

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 29 September 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) MySQL
2 8 (38.10%) MVC
3 7 (33.33%) LAMP
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) Apache
4 6 (28.57%) HTML
4 6 (28.57%) CSS
4 6 (28.57%) OO
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 5 (23.81%) OO PHP
6 4 (19.05%) CMS
6 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (19.05%) UNIX
6 4 (19.05%) PHP5
7 3 (14.29%) jQuery
7 3 (14.29%) Subversion
7 3 (14.29%) Symfony
7 3 (14.29%) CakePHP
7 3 (14.29%) Ajax
7 3 (14.29%) XML
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Twitter
7 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (14.29%) Open Source
7 3 (14.29%) Node.js
8 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
8 2 (9.52%) Laravel

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) CMS
3 3 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (9.52%) uWSGI
5 1 (4.76%) WordPress
5 1 (4.76%) Drupal
5 1 (4.76%) Joomla!
5 1 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (4.76%) Moodle
5 1 (4.76%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) NFC
1 1 (4.76%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 3 (14.29%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.52%) OO PHP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) GIS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) LAMP
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 6 (28.57%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) Symfony
3 3 (14.29%) CakePHP
3 3 (14.29%) Ajax
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) Laravel
4 2 (9.52%) Regular Expression
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
4 2 (9.52%) WSGI
4 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.52%) XHTML
4 2 (9.52%) ODBC
4 2 (9.52%) JSON
5 1 (4.76%) OAuth
5 1 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) GIS
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) UNIX
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) MVC
2 6 (28.57%) OO
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) OO PHP
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) OOP
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Web Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Pay per click
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Android Development
6 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 4 (19.05%) PHP5
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Twitter
2 2 (9.52%) Facebook
3 1 (4.76%) Zend
3 1 (4.76%) Google
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