The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 91 51 85
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +34
Contract jobs citing PHP 33 71 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 2.91% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.90% 7.78% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £238 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1137 913 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.23% 37.42% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 481 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 26 £375 +50.00% 4
Dundee +6 3 £325 +35.41% 2
Glasgow -36 3 £190 -20.00% 5
Stirling - - - - 1
East Lothian - - - -
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Java
2 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
3 26 (44.07%) Perl
3 26 (44.07%) Linux
4 21 (35.59%) HTML
4 21 (35.59%) Python
5 18 (30.51%) C++
5 18 (30.51%) CSS
5 18 (30.51%) Security Testing
5 18 (30.51%) Big Data
6 16 (27.12%) UNIX
7 15 (25.42%) Degree
8 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
8 14 (23.73%) MySQL
9 13 (22.03%) Web Services
10 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
11 10 (16.95%) JSON
11 10 (16.95%) SOAP
12 9 (15.25%) XML
12 9 (15.25%) Apache
12 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
12 9 (15.25%) RESTful
12 9 (15.25%) HTML5
13 8 (13.56%) Open Source
13 8 (13.56%) Product Management
13 8 (13.56%) Information Security
13 8 (13.56%) SQL
14 7 (11.86%) .NET
14 7 (11.86%) MS Excel

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (15.25%) Apache
2 7 (11.86%) CMS
2 7 (11.86%) WordPress
3 6 (10.17%) nginx
3 6 (10.17%) Drupal
4 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Maya
2 1 (1.69%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) Big Data
2 14 (23.73%) MySQL
3 6 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
5 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) JMeter
3 3 (5.08%) JUnit
3 3 (5.08%) HttpUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.69%) Concordion
5 1 (1.69%) Trac
5 1 (1.69%) Calabash
5 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.69%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 2 (3.39%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.69%) Billing
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) German Language
2 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (66.10%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) PHP Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) HTML
2 18 (30.51%) CSS
3 13 (22.03%) Web Services
4 10 (16.95%) SOAP
4 10 (16.95%) JSON
5 9 (15.25%) XML
5 9 (15.25%) RESTful
5 9 (15.25%) HTML5
6 7 (11.86%) CSS3
6 7 (11.86%) .NET
7 6 (10.17%) jQuery
8 4 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (5.08%) PostGIS
9 3 (5.08%) J2EE
9 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.08%) Spring
9 3 (5.08%) Ajax
10 2 (3.39%) Classic ASP
10 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.56%) Open Source
3 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.08%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (5.08%) CMDB
4 3 (5.08%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) Health Informatics
5 2 (3.39%) Informatics
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) Linux
2 16 (27.12%) UNIX
3 7 (11.86%) Android
3 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (10.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.69%) AIX
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Security Testing
3 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
4 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.56%) Product Management
5 8 (13.56%) Information Security
6 7 (11.86%) Web Development
7 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.78%) TDD
7 4 (6.78%) CRM
8 3 (5.08%) OO
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.08%) Change Management
8 3 (5.08%) MVC
8 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
8 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.08%) BDD
9 2 (3.39%) User Stories
9 2 (3.39%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) Java
1 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
2 26 (44.07%) Perl
3 21 (35.59%) Python
4 18 (30.51%) C++
5 8 (13.56%) SQL
6 7 (11.86%) Ruby
7 6 (10.17%) PHP5
8 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.08%) C#
8 3 (5.08%) VB
9 2 (3.39%) VBScript
9 2 (3.39%) VB6
10 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) HP
2 3 (5.08%) Appcelerator
3 2 (3.39%) Zend
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
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