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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 93 106 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -41
Contract jobs citing PHP 47 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 0.87% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.77% 2.15% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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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
985 1116 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.88% 40.43% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 601 415
Average daily rate £355 £368 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -1.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 16
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +17 34 £350 - 4
Glasgow +3 10 £350 +27.27% 5
Fife - 1 £165 -
West Lothian - 1 £325 - 2
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 39 (55.71%) HTML
3 35 (50.00%) CSS
4 21 (30.00%) MySQL
5 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (27.14%) Linux
6 18 (25.71%) Python
7 16 (22.86%) HTML5
8 15 (21.43%) jQuery
8 15 (21.43%) TDD
9 13 (18.57%) AngularJS
10 12 (17.14%) Web Development
10 12 (17.14%) WordPress
11 11 (15.71%) Java
11 11 (15.71%) SQL
11 11 (15.71%) CSS3
12 9 (12.86%) MVC
12 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.43%) CMS
13 8 (11.43%) Perl
13 8 (11.43%) Web Services
14 7 (10.00%) Oracle
14 7 (10.00%) Banking
14 7 (10.00%) Backbone.js
15 6 (8.57%) Ajax
15 6 (8.57%) Drupal
15 6 (8.57%) .NET
15 6 (8.57%) OO
16 5 (7.14%) Apache

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (17.14%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) SNMP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) CTI
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Subversion
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) Jasmine
3 3 (4.29%) Grunt
3 3 (4.29%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (4.29%) Bower
4 1 (1.43%) gulp
4 1 (1.43%) HttpUnit
4 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.43%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.43%) JUnit
4 1 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.43%) JMeter
4 1 (1.43%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (10.00%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (78.57%) Developer
2 21 (30.00%) PHP Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
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 39 (55.71%) HTML
2 35 (50.00%) CSS
3 16 (22.86%) HTML5
4 15 (21.43%) jQuery
5 13 (18.57%) AngularJS
6 11 (15.71%) CSS3
7 8 (11.43%) Web Services
8 7 (10.00%) Backbone.js
9 6 (8.57%) .NET
9 6 (8.57%) Ajax
10 5 (7.14%) LAMP
10 5 (7.14%) XML
11 4 (5.71%) SOAP
11 4 (5.71%) Laravel
11 4 (5.71%) RESTful
11 4 (5.71%) JSON
11 4 (5.71%) CakePHP
12 3 (4.29%) JSF
12 3 (4.29%) D3.js
12 3 (4.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.29%) User Experience
2 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.43%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.43%) TDD
3 12 (17.14%) Web Development
4 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (12.86%) MVC
5 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.57%) OO
7 5 (7.14%) Migration
7 5 (7.14%) Multithreading
7 5 (7.14%) BDD
8 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.29%) SDLC
9 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.29%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.29%) Open Source
9 3 (4.29%) Web Application Development
9 3 (4.29%) CRM
9 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.29%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (25.71%) Python
3 11 (15.71%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) Java
4 8 (11.43%) Perl
5 5 (7.14%) 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%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) AWK
9 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.43%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.43%) sed
9 1 (1.43%) C
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%) Adobe
2 1 (1.43%) HP
2 1 (1.43%) Alterian
2 1 (1.43%) Zend
2 1 (1.43%) Talend
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