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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 64 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 13 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 1.51% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.38% 4.96% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
297 262 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.58% 30.36% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 136 176
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £15.03 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 15 (60.00%) HTML
2 14 (56.00%) MySQL
3 10 (40.00%) CSS
3 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (32.00%) HTML5
4 8 (32.00%) CSS3
5 7 (28.00%) OOP
5 7 (28.00%) Python
5 7 (28.00%) Subversion
5 7 (28.00%) Ruby
5 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (24.00%) Drupal
6 6 (24.00%) jQuery
6 6 (24.00%) OO
6 6 (24.00%) XML
6 6 (24.00%) Perl
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.00%) Apache
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) Ajax
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (16.00%) CMS
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) VB

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) Drupal
2 5 (20.00%) Apache
3 4 (16.00%) CMS
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.00%) JBoss
5 1 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) WordPress
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WLAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) SSH
3 2 (8.00%) SNMP
3 2 (8.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Subversion
1 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) HTML
2 10 (40.00%) CSS
3 8 (32.00%) HTML5
3 8 (32.00%) CSS3
4 6 (24.00%) jQuery
4 6 (24.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) Ajax
6 3 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (12.00%) LAMP
6 3 (12.00%) JSON
6 3 (12.00%) Sass
7 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.00%) Laravel
7 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
7 2 (8.00%) Symfony
7 2 (8.00%) Web Services
7 2 (8.00%) XSLT
7 2 (8.00%) Middleware
7 2 (8.00%) .NET
7 2 (8.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) SUSE
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) OOP
2 6 (24.00%) OO
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) OO PHP
4 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (12.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
6 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
1 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (28.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) Ruby
3 6 (24.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) VB
5 3 (12.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) PHP5
6 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) Apex Code
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP UCMDB
1 2 (8.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) collectd
2 1 (4.00%) logstash
2 1 (4.00%) Salt
2 1 (4.00%) Graphite
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (4.00%) Cacti
2 1 (4.00%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Sun
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Siebel
5 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.00%) Zend
5 1 (4.00%) Eloqua
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