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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 59 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 21 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 1.86% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.58% 6.75% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 10
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £132 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £455 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £30.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.72% +43.80%
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
319 237 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.32% 27.62% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 149 181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 28 (80.00%) CSS
2 26 (74.29%) JavaScript
3 24 (68.57%) HTML
4 20 (57.14%) jQuery
5 19 (54.29%) MySQL
6 14 (40.00%) Linux
6 14 (40.00%) HTML5
7 11 (31.43%) Laravel
8 9 (25.71%) REST
9 7 (20.00%) CSS3
9 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (20.00%) Symfony
9 7 (20.00%) MVC
9 7 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) Python
10 6 (17.14%) HTTP
11 5 (14.29%) LAMP
11 5 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (14.29%) Drupal
11 5 (14.29%) Animation
11 5 (14.29%) Subversion
11 5 (14.29%) Ajax
11 5 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (14.29%) User Experience
12 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
12 4 (11.43%) Web Development
12 4 (11.43%) Zend
12 4 (11.43%) Magento
12 4 (11.43%) Windows

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 5 (14.29%) Drupal
2 4 (11.43%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) CMS
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) WordPress
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.86%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.86%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Magento
2 2 (5.71%) Shopify
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) GitHub
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Skype
3 1 (2.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) MySQL
2 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) PHPUnit
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.86%) Babel
4 1 (2.86%) gulp
4 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.86%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (91.43%) Developer
2 13 (37.14%) PHP Developer
3 10 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 5 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Magento Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Junior
7 2 (5.71%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Junior Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) UI Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (80.00%) CSS
2 24 (68.57%) HTML
3 20 (57.14%) jQuery
4 14 (40.00%) HTML5
5 11 (31.43%) Laravel
6 9 (25.71%) REST
7 7 (20.00%) CSS3
7 7 (20.00%) Symfony
8 5 (14.29%) Ajax
8 5 (14.29%) LAMP
8 5 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (11.43%) SOAP
9 4 (11.43%) XML
10 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
10 3 (8.57%) CodeIgniter
10 3 (8.57%) Web Services
10 3 (8.57%) XSLT
11 2 (5.71%) Django
11 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Animation
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.86%) SCORM
2 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) MVC
2 5 (14.29%) Scrum
3 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.43%) OO
3 4 (11.43%) OOP
3 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.43%) Web Development
4 3 (8.57%) OO PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Channel Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Front End Development
5 2 (5.71%) Open Source
5 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.86%) BDD
6 1 (2.86%) Document Management
6 1 (2.86%) High Availability
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) JavaScript
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) Python
4 3 (8.57%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Java
5 2 (5.71%) VB
5 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) VBScript
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) ES6
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Cacti
1 1 (2.86%) collectd
1 1 (2.86%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.86%) Graphite
1 1 (2.86%) logstash
1 1 (2.86%) Nagios
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) Salt
1 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Zend
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Splunk