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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 86 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 43 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.43% 1.28% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 3.18% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 25
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +50.04%
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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
951 1101 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.68% 40.30% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 645 469
Average daily rate £363 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 17
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +12 30 £375 -1.31% 13
Glasgow -7 10 £350 +27.27% 9
Fife - 1 £165 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £325 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
PHP
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 48 (68.57%) JavaScript
2 42 (60.00%) HTML
3 38 (54.29%) CSS
4 21 (30.00%) MySQL
5 18 (25.71%) Linux
6 17 (24.29%) HTML5
7 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (22.86%) Web Development
7 16 (22.86%) Python
8 15 (21.43%) TDD
9 13 (18.57%) jQuery
10 12 (17.14%) Java
10 12 (17.14%) CSS3
11 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
11 11 (15.71%) WordPress
12 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (11.43%) MVC
13 8 (11.43%) CMS
13 8 (11.43%) Perl
13 8 (11.43%) SQL
13 8 (11.43%) Web Services
13 8 (11.43%) Laravel
14 7 (10.00%) OO
14 7 (10.00%) Oracle
14 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
15 6 (8.57%) Drupal
15 6 (8.57%) .NET
15 6 (8.57%) C#
15 6 (8.57%) Backbone.js
16 5 (7.14%) User Experience

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (15.71%) WordPress
2 8 (11.43%) CMS
3 6 (8.57%) Drupal
4 5 (7.14%) Apache
5 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.29%) nginx
6 2 (2.86%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.43%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.43%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) SNMP
2 1 (1.43%) CTI
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.00%) MySQL
2 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Subversion
2 4 (5.71%) Bower
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.71%) Jasmine
2 4 (5.71%) Grunt
2 4 (5.71%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.43%) PhpStorm
3 1 (1.43%) JUnit
3 1 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.43%) JMeter
3 1 (1.43%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.43%) gulp
3 1 (1.43%) HttpUnit
3 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
1 5 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (80.00%) Developer
2 23 (32.86%) PHP Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Web Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Programmer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) PHP Programmer
6 3 (4.29%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.43%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Consultant
8 1 (1.43%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Trainee Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Trainee Web Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (60.00%) HTML
2 38 (54.29%) CSS
3 17 (24.29%) HTML5
4 13 (18.57%) jQuery
5 12 (17.14%) CSS3
6 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
7 8 (11.43%) Laravel
7 8 (11.43%) Web Services
8 6 (8.57%) .NET
8 6 (8.57%) Backbone.js
9 5 (7.14%) XML
10 4 (5.71%) SOAP
10 4 (5.71%) SVG
10 4 (5.71%) JavaBeans
10 4 (5.71%) JSF
10 4 (5.71%) Ajax
10 4 (5.71%) D3.js
10 4 (5.71%) Sass
10 4 (5.71%) LESS
10 4 (5.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) User Experience
2 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Blog
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (22.86%) Web Development
2 15 (21.43%) TDD
3 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (11.43%) MVC
5 7 (10.00%) OO
5 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.14%) Migration
6 5 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.14%) BDD
7 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.29%) CRM
8 3 (4.29%) Workflow
8 3 (4.29%) Content Management
8 3 (4.29%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (68.57%) JavaScript
2 16 (22.86%) Python
3 12 (17.14%) Java
4 8 (11.43%) Perl
4 8 (11.43%) SQL
5 6 (8.57%) C#
6 4 (5.71%) PHP5
7 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.29%) Ruby
7 3 (4.29%) VBScript
8 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) AWK
9 1 (1.43%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.43%) sed
9 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
1 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Nagios
1 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (1.43%) HP
2 1 (1.43%) Alterian
2 1 (1.43%) Zend
2 1 (1.43%) Talend
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