The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Scotland 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 106 71 98
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +27
Contract jobs citing PHP 24 43 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 1.74% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 4.83% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1104 890 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.17% 36.05% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 418 316
Average daily rate £355 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Glasgow -1 11 £275 +13.98% 11
Edinburgh -31 10 £350 +33.33% 1
Aberdeen +7 1 £352 +40.62%
Dundee - - - - 3
Fife - - - -
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 47 (78.33%) HTML
2 41 (68.33%) CSS
3 40 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 28 (46.67%) MySQL
5 15 (25.00%) jQuery
6 13 (21.67%) Web Development
6 13 (21.67%) Linux
7 10 (16.67%) OO
7 10 (16.67%) Zend
7 10 (16.67%) CMS
8 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.00%) XHTML
8 9 (15.00%) Web Services
8 9 (15.00%) XML
8 9 (15.00%) SQL
8 9 (15.00%) HTML5
9 8 (13.33%) Zend Framework
9 8 (13.33%) WordPress
10 7 (11.67%) TDD
10 7 (11.67%) Perl
10 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
10 7 (11.67%) OOP
10 7 (11.67%) CSS3
11 6 (10.00%) MVC
12 5 (8.33%) Java
12 5 (8.33%) Oracle
12 5 (8.33%) JSON
12 5 (8.33%) Web Design
12 5 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (6.67%) Drupal

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (16.67%) CMS
2 8 (13.33%) WordPress
3 4 (6.67%) Apache
3 4 (6.67%) Drupal
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.67%) Moodle
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.67%) Maya
1 1 (1.67%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) SNMP
1 2 (3.33%) Intranet
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
1 2 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (46.67%) MySQL
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) Introscope
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (1.67%) Finance
1 1 (1.67%) Advertising
1 1 (1.67%) Games
1 1 (1.67%) Banking
1 1 (1.67%) International Banking
1 1 (1.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (86.67%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) PHP Developer
3 13 (21.67%) Web Developer
4 6 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
5 5 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.00%) UI Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.00%) UI Programmer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Configuration Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) LAMP Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Drupal Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Web Applications Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.67%) PHP Web Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (78.33%) HTML
2 41 (68.33%) CSS
3 15 (25.00%) jQuery
4 9 (15.00%) HTML5
4 9 (15.00%) Web Services
4 9 (15.00%) XML
4 9 (15.00%) XHTML
5 8 (13.33%) Zend Framework
6 7 (11.67%) CSS3
7 5 (8.33%) JSON
8 4 (6.67%) LAMP
8 4 (6.67%) SOAP
8 4 (6.67%) .NET
9 3 (5.00%) XSLT
9 3 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (5.00%) Backbone.js
9 3 (5.00%) PostGIS
10 2 (3.33%) Middleware
10 2 (3.33%) Classic ASP
10 2 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 3 (5.00%) Graphic Design
2 3 (5.00%) Blog
3 2 (3.33%) BBC
3 2 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (1.67%) Informatics
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Web Development
2 10 (16.67%) OO
3 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) TDD
4 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.67%) OOP
5 6 (10.00%) MVC
6 5 (8.33%) Web Design
6 5 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.67%) Scrum
8 3 (5.00%) Migration
8 3 (5.00%) CRM
8 3 (5.00%) Android Development
8 3 (5.00%) iOS Development
9 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.33%) Change Management
9 2 (3.33%) Release Management
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.33%) BDD
10 1 (1.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 7 (11.67%) Perl
4 5 (8.33%) Java
5 4 (6.67%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) VBScript
6 3 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (3.33%) VB
7 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.33%) sed
7 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) AWK
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) XPath
8 1 (1.67%) VB6
8 1 (1.67%) C++
8 1 (1.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) OpenView
1 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.33%) Nagios
1 2 (3.33%) Cacti
1 2 (3.33%) CA Wily
1 2 (3.33%) Opsview
2 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.67%) Munin
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Zend
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) CA
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter