The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 69 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.36% 1.93% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.83% 5.72% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 9
Average daily rate £410 £333 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.30% +20.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
PHP
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
290 332 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 33.77% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 222 172
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.00% +120.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 29 (80.56%) JavaScript
2 26 (72.22%) CSS
3 21 (58.33%) HTML
4 18 (50.00%) Web Development
5 16 (44.44%) jQuery
6 14 (38.89%) REST
6 14 (38.89%) HTTP
7 13 (36.11%) MVC
8 12 (33.33%) Windows
8 12 (33.33%) Python
8 12 (33.33%) MySQL
9 11 (30.56%) Java
9 11 (30.56%) Linux
9 11 (30.56%) HTML5
10 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
10 10 (27.78%) C#
10 10 (27.78%) .NET
11 9 (25.00%) SQL
11 9 (25.00%) IIS
11 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio
12 8 (22.22%) Ajax
12 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 8 (22.22%) Laravel
13 7 (19.44%) WordPress
14 6 (16.67%) Scrum
14 6 (16.67%) Marketing
14 6 (16.67%) Joomla!
14 6 (16.67%) Ruby
14 6 (16.67%) DNS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (25.00%) IIS
2 7 (19.44%) WordPress
3 6 (16.67%) Drupal
3 6 (16.67%) Joomla!
4 4 (11.11%) CMS
4 4 (11.11%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) Apache
6 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.78%) MODX
6 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.78%) nginx
6 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Magento
2 2 (5.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) GitHub
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.78%) CloudBees
3 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) HTTP
2 6 (16.67%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) SSL
3 5 (13.89%) Wireshark
4 4 (11.11%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.78%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) Network Security
6 1 (2.78%) Skype
6 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.78%) Babel
4 1 (2.78%) gulp
4 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 3 (8.33%) German Language
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Escalation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (8.33%) Magento Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Azure Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Development Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.56%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (72.22%) CSS
2 21 (58.33%) HTML
3 16 (44.44%) jQuery
4 14 (38.89%) REST
5 11 (30.56%) HTML5
6 10 (27.78%) .NET
6 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.22%) Ajax
7 8 (22.22%) Laravel
8 5 (13.89%) ADO.NET
8 5 (13.89%) CSS3
8 5 (13.89%) FastCGI
8 5 (13.89%) LINQ
8 5 (13.89%) WCF
8 5 (13.89%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 5 (13.89%) WPF
9 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (11.11%) DCOM
9 4 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Animation
1 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
1 5 (13.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Debian
4 1 (2.78%) Fedora
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Web Development
2 13 (36.11%) MVC
3 6 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.33%) OO
5 3 (8.33%) OOP
5 3 (8.33%) Open Source
5 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 2 (5.56%) Channel Management
6 2 (5.56%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.56%) OO PHP
6 2 (5.56%) Open Source Development
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps
7 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) JavaScript
2 12 (33.33%) Python
3 11 (30.56%) Java
4 10 (27.78%) C#
5 9 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (16.67%) Ruby
7 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
8 4 (11.11%) VB
8 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
8 4 (11.11%) VB6
9 2 (5.56%) C
10 1 (2.78%) C++
10 1 (2.78%) ES6
10 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) MCITP
2 3 (8.33%) MCTS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) KVM
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) NFS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) Postfix
2 1 (2.78%) qmail
2 1 (2.78%) RHEV
2 1 (2.78%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.78%) Varnish
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) Bacula
2 1 (2.78%) Cacti
2 1 (2.78%) Control-M
2 1 (2.78%) cPanel
2 1 (2.78%) Grafana
2 1 (2.78%) Graphite
2 1 (2.78%) Kibana
2 1 (2.78%) logstash
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.78%) Plesk
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (2.78%) Salt
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Zend
3 2 (5.56%) Citrix
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) CommVault
4 1 (2.78%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec