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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 93 82 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 35 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 1.52% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.71% 4.39% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £216 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £372 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.24% -79.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.11 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £18.95 £138.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -25.71%
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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
943 843 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.23% 34.56% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 449 456
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £13.50 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 20 £356 +38.34% 8
Glasgow -11 11 £183 -23.15% 13
Dundee - 3 £325 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (49.25%) JavaScript
2 30 (44.78%) Java
3 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (41.79%) Linux
5 27 (40.30%) HTML
6 26 (38.81%) Perl
7 21 (31.34%) CSS
8 20 (29.85%) Python
9 19 (28.36%) MySQL
10 18 (26.87%) Security Testing
10 18 (26.87%) Big Data
11 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
11 16 (23.88%) C++
11 16 (23.88%) UNIX
12 15 (22.39%) HTML5
13 14 (20.90%) Web Development
13 14 (20.90%) Degree
13 14 (20.90%) Computer Science
14 11 (16.42%) JSON
14 11 (16.42%) WordPress
14 11 (16.42%) SOAP
14 11 (16.42%) CSS3
15 10 (14.93%) Web Services
15 10 (14.93%) XML
15 10 (14.93%) Apache
15 10 (14.93%) SQL
15 10 (14.93%) RESTful
15 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
16 9 (13.43%) Laravel
17 8 (11.94%) Product Management

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 11 (16.42%) WordPress
2 10 (14.93%) Apache
3 7 (10.45%) CMS
3 7 (10.45%) Drupal
3 7 (10.45%) nginx
4 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.99%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.49%) concrete5
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) MySQL
2 18 (26.87%) Big Data
3 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Selenium
2 4 (5.97%) Grunt
2 4 (5.97%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (5.97%) Jasmine
2 4 (5.97%) Bower
2 4 (5.97%) JMeter
3 3 (4.48%) JUnit
3 3 (4.48%) HttpUnit
3 3 (4.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.49%) Xcode
4 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Concordion
4 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.49%) Trac
4 1 (1.49%) Calabash
General
1 2 (2.99%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Marketing
2 1 (1.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (71.64%) Developer
2 19 (28.36%) PHP Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Programmer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Programmer
7 3 (4.48%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Big Data Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) HTML
2 21 (31.34%) CSS
3 15 (22.39%) HTML5
4 11 (16.42%) JSON
4 11 (16.42%) SOAP
4 11 (16.42%) CSS3
5 10 (14.93%) Web Services
5 10 (14.93%) XML
5 10 (14.93%) RESTful
6 9 (13.43%) Laravel
7 7 (10.45%) .NET
7 7 (10.45%) jQuery
8 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (5.97%) Sass
9 4 (5.97%) LESS
9 4 (5.97%) D3.js
9 4 (5.97%) JSF
9 4 (5.97%) SVG
9 4 (5.97%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.45%) Open Source
2 7 (10.45%) User Experience
3 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.48%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.48%) CMDB
4 3 (4.48%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.99%) Health Informatics
5 2 (2.99%) Informatics
6 1 (1.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Linux
2 16 (23.88%) UNIX
3 7 (10.45%) Android
3 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.87%) Security Testing
3 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
4 14 (20.90%) Web Development
5 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
6 8 (11.94%) Product Management
6 8 (11.94%) MVC
6 8 (11.94%) Information Security
7 5 (7.46%) CRM
8 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Workflow
8 4 (5.97%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Change Management
9 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.48%) Refactoring
10 2 (2.99%) User Stories
10 2 (2.99%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.99%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) JavaScript
2 30 (44.78%) Java
3 26 (38.81%) Perl
4 20 (29.85%) Python
5 16 (23.88%) C++
6 10 (14.93%) SQL
7 8 (11.94%) PHP5
8 6 (8.96%) C#
9 4 (5.97%) Ruby
10 3 (4.48%) VB
10 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.99%) VB6
11 2 (2.99%) VBScript
12 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle
2 3 (4.48%) HP
2 3 (4.48%) Appcelerator
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £130.12 - £169.88 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
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Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago