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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 94 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 35 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 1.50% 1.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 3.78% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +24.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £384 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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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
945 1005 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.44% 39.74% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 599 517
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.65 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.45 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 26 £363 -4.60% 13
Glasgow -15 8 £350 -6.66% 3
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
PHP
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 52 (77.61%) JavaScript
2 43 (64.18%) HTML
3 37 (55.22%) CSS
4 22 (32.84%) MySQL
5 21 (31.34%) HTML5
6 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (28.36%) Web Development
7 17 (25.37%) CSS3
8 16 (23.88%) WordPress
8 16 (23.88%) Linux
9 13 (19.40%) XML
10 12 (17.91%) Web Services
10 12 (17.91%) JSON
11 10 (14.93%) jQuery
11 10 (14.93%) Apache
11 10 (14.93%) SOAP
11 10 (14.93%) Java
11 10 (14.93%) Laravel
12 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
12 9 (13.43%) SQL
12 9 (13.43%) Python
12 9 (13.43%) Mac OS X
12 9 (13.43%) MVC
12 9 (13.43%) PHP5
12 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.43%) nginx
12 9 (13.43%) RESTful
12 9 (13.43%) TDD
13 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.94%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (23.88%) WordPress
2 10 (14.93%) Apache
3 9 (13.43%) nginx
4 8 (11.94%) Drupal
4 8 (11.94%) CMS
5 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.48%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.49%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) MySQL
2 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Grunt
1 4 (5.97%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (5.97%) Jasmine
1 4 (5.97%) Bower
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
4 1 (1.49%) JMeter
4 1 (1.49%) Xcode
4 1 (1.49%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.49%) HttpUnit
4 1 (1.49%) PhpStorm
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
1 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Games
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (83.58%) Developer
2 24 (35.82%) PHP Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Software Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Programmer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Programmer
7 3 (4.48%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.99%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.49%) Junior
9 1 (1.49%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (64.18%) HTML
2 37 (55.22%) CSS
3 21 (31.34%) HTML5
4 17 (25.37%) CSS3
5 13 (19.40%) XML
6 12 (17.91%) Web Services
6 12 (17.91%) JSON
7 10 (14.93%) jQuery
7 10 (14.93%) SOAP
7 10 (14.93%) Laravel
8 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
8 9 (13.43%) RESTful
9 5 (7.46%) .NET
9 5 (7.46%) LAMP
9 5 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.97%) Sass
10 4 (5.97%) LESS
10 4 (5.97%) Backbone.js
10 4 (5.97%) D3.js
10 4 (5.97%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
1 7 (10.45%) User Experience
2 4 (5.97%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Health Informatics
3 2 (2.99%) Informatics
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 9 (13.43%) Mac OS X
3 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.97%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Windows
5 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (28.36%) Web Development
2 9 (13.43%) MVC
2 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (13.43%) TDD
3 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
3 8 (11.94%) OO
4 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
5 5 (7.46%) Refactoring
5 5 (7.46%) BDD
6 4 (5.97%) Mobile Development
6 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.97%) Migration
7 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.48%) Workflow
7 3 (4.48%) Content Management
7 3 (4.48%) Web Application Development
7 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (77.61%) JavaScript
2 10 (14.93%) Java
3 9 (13.43%) SQL
3 9 (13.43%) Python
3 9 (13.43%) PHP5
4 7 (10.45%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) Perl
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) VB6
7 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 2 (2.99%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) HL7
2 1 (1.49%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle
2 3 (4.48%) Appcelerator
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Alterian
3 1 (1.49%) Talend
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