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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 21 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.65% 4.43% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.59% 11.84% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£314 £240 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.72% -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £190 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £385 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
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
69 76 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 31.51% 37.44% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 49
Average daily rate £343 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £178 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £27.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
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 August 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 12 (66.67%) MySQL
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 7 (38.89%) Apache
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) MVC
3 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 5 (27.78%) CMS
4 5 (27.78%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) OO PHP
5 4 (22.22%) LAMP
5 4 (22.22%) Subversion
5 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 4 (22.22%) UNIX
5 4 (22.22%) PHP5
5 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 3 (16.67%) jQuery
6 3 (16.67%) Symfony
6 3 (16.67%) CakePHP
6 3 (16.67%) Ajax
6 3 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
7 2 (11.11%) uWSGI
7 2 (11.11%) Shibboleth
7 2 (11.11%) Regular Expression
7 2 (11.11%) WSGI
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) Mobile App

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (38.89%) Apache
2 5 (27.78%) CMS
3 2 (11.11%) uWSGI
3 2 (11.11%) Drupal
3 2 (11.11%) WordPress
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) Moodle
4 1 (5.56%) Joomla!
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
1 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) NFC
1 1 (5.56%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) PHP Developer
3 3 (16.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) OO PHP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.56%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) LAMP
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) Symfony
3 3 (16.67%) CakePHP
3 3 (16.67%) Ajax
3 3 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) Regular Expression
4 2 (11.11%) WSGI
4 2 (11.11%) ODBC
4 2 (11.11%) XHTML
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) OAuth
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Kinect
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) MVC
1 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (27.78%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) OO PHP
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Pay per click
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) Web Design
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Android Development
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 4 (22.22%) PHP5
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Zend
1 1 (5.56%) Google
1 1 (5.56%) Facebook
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