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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 28 13 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing PHP 21 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.91% 8.77% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.89% 24.59% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £325 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
141 61 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 32.94% 35.67% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 40 65
Average daily rate £434 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.38 - £23.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 17 (51.52%) MySQL
2 16 (48.48%) Apache
3 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 13 (39.39%) HTML
3 13 (39.39%) CSS
4 10 (30.30%) UNIX
4 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
5 9 (27.27%) Puppet
5 9 (27.27%) DevOps
6 8 (24.24%) Node.js
6 8 (24.24%) Twitter
6 8 (24.24%) CMS
6 8 (24.24%) LAMP
6 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (24.24%) Python
6 8 (24.24%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
7 7 (21.21%) TDD
7 7 (21.21%) Subversion
7 7 (21.21%) Web Development
7 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
7 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
7 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
8 6 (18.18%) Shibboleth
8 6 (18.18%) Regular Expression
8 6 (18.18%) uWSGI
8 6 (18.18%) WSGI
8 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (48.48%) Apache
2 8 (24.24%) Node.js
2 8 (24.24%) CMS
3 6 (18.18%) uWSGI
3 6 (18.18%) Drupal
4 2 (6.06%) WordPress
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) Joomla!
5 1 (3.03%) MODX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) RFID
1 1 (3.03%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) MySQL
2 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
4 5 (15.15%) Big Data
4 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
5 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
6 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.21%) Subversion
2 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) PHP Developer
3 6 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Big Data Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Data Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Data Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) GIS Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Release Manager
7 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
1 13 (39.39%) CSS
2 8 (24.24%) LAMP
3 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
4 6 (18.18%) Regular Expression
4 6 (18.18%) WSGI
5 4 (12.12%) Backbone.js
5 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (12.12%) .NET
5 4 (12.12%) ODBC
5 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.12%) Ember.js
6 3 (9.09%) Ajax
6 3 (9.09%) RESTful
6 3 (9.09%) CakePHP
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) Laravel
7 2 (6.06%) Symfony
7 2 (6.06%) Web Services
7 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Open Source
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Wiki
2 2 (6.06%) GIS
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) UNIX
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) DevOps
3 8 (24.24%) OO
4 7 (21.21%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) Web Development
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) MVC
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
7 4 (12.12%) Analytics
7 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) OO PHP
9 2 (6.06%) Content Management
9 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.03%) OOP
10 1 (3.03%) B2B
10 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
4 5 (15.15%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) Scala
5 4 (12.12%) C++
6 3 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.06%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Twitter
2 2 (6.06%) Facebook
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Zend
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