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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 53 51 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +34
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.62% 3.15% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.30% 8.47% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +12.76%
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
264 378 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.48% 37.17% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 197 122
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.64% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £23.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £38.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) JavaScript
3 17 (73.91%) CSS
4 13 (56.52%) MySQL
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
7 6 (26.09%) Zend
7 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
7 6 (26.09%) Ajax
8 5 (21.74%) SOAP
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 5 (21.74%) Digital Media
8 5 (21.74%) CSS3
9 4 (17.39%) Open Source
9 4 (17.39%) Drupal
9 4 (17.39%) CodeIgniter
9 4 (17.39%) Graphic Design
9 4 (17.39%) Web Development
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
9 4 (17.39%) OOP
9 4 (17.39%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) Python
9 4 (17.39%) Subversion
10 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
10 3 (13.04%) Scrum
10 3 (13.04%) LAMP
10 3 (13.04%) Windows
10 3 (13.04%) Internet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (17.39%) Drupal
2 3 (13.04%) WordPress
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (8.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Web Developer
2 11 (47.83%) PHP Developer
3 6 (26.09%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (21.74%) PHP Programmer
4 5 (21.74%) Programmer
5 3 (13.04%) Web Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (8.70%) UI Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (4.35%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior PHP Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 17 (73.91%) CSS
3 7 (30.43%) HTML5
4 6 (26.09%) Ajax
5 5 (21.74%) SOAP
5 5 (21.74%) CSS3
5 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) CodeIgniter
7 3 (13.04%) XML
7 3 (13.04%) LAMP
8 2 (8.70%) .NET
8 2 (8.70%) Symfony
8 2 (8.70%) JSON
8 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
9 1 (4.35%) FastCGI
9 1 (4.35%) Sass
9 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.35%) OOCSS
9 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Digital Media
2 4 (17.39%) Graphic Design
2 4 (17.39%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Debian
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) MVC
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
4 4 (17.39%) OOP
4 4 (17.39%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) Web Development
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Android Development
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Development
6 2 (8.70%) OO PHP
6 2 (8.70%) SEO
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) PHP5
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) ECMAScript
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) Cacti
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Zend
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Akamai
4 1 (4.35%) Percona
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter
Reading
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago