The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Reading region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 62 48 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 2.46% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 7.88% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.66 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+32.39% +29.48%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
252 292 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.78% 31.20% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 131 128
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.20 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £30.95 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
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 11 July 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) MySQL
3 10 (58.82%) CSS
4 8 (47.06%) HTML5
5 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
6 6 (35.29%) Digital Media
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) Graphic Design
8 4 (23.53%) jQuery
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) XML
9 3 (17.65%) CSS3
9 3 (17.65%) Open Source
9 3 (17.65%) OOP
9 3 (17.65%) MVC
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Web Development
9 3 (17.65%) JSON
9 3 (17.65%) LAMP
9 3 (17.65%) Ajax
10 2 (11.76%) Games
10 2 (11.76%) Scrum
10 2 (11.76%) Subversion
10 2 (11.76%) Android
10 2 (11.76%) SOAP
10 2 (11.76%) C#
10 2 (11.76%) .NET
10 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 2 (11.76%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (11.76%) WordPress
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
2 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Web Developer
3 7 (41.18%) PHP Developer
4 4 (23.53%) UI Developer
4 4 (23.53%) UI Programmer
5 3 (17.65%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) PHP Programmer
6 2 (11.76%) Web Programmer
6 2 (11.76%) Programmer
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
7 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.88%) UI Designer
7 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (5.88%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Designer
7 1 (5.88%) CSS Developer
7 1 (5.88%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 4 (23.53%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) LAMP
5 3 (17.65%) Ajax
5 3 (17.65%) JSON
5 3 (17.65%) CSS3
6 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
7 1 (5.88%) Sass
7 1 (5.88%) LESS
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) MooTools
7 1 (5.88%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Digital Media
2 4 (23.53%) Graphic Design
3 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (5.88%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 3 (17.65%) OOP
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Android Development
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) SEO
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Cacti
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) Percona
1 1 (5.88%) Twitter