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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 116 115 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -55
Contract jobs citing PHP 26 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.58% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.54% 1.46% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 29
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £262 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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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
1022 1098 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.74% 39.93% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 568 385
Average daily rate £350 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 19 £275 -21.42% 9
Glasgow -4 5 £214 -33.20% 7
Fife - 1 £165 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 40 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 31 (51.67%) HTML
3 30 (50.00%) CSS
4 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (30.00%) Python
5 18 (30.00%) Linux
6 16 (26.67%) MySQL
7 15 (25.00%) TDD
8 14 (23.33%) jQuery
9 12 (20.00%) HTML5
10 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
11 10 (16.67%) Web Development
12 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.00%) CSS3
12 9 (15.00%) Java
13 8 (13.33%) Perl
13 8 (13.33%) SQL
13 8 (13.33%) Web Services
13 8 (13.33%) Banking
13 8 (13.33%) WordPress
13 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
14 7 (11.67%) Backbone.js
14 7 (11.67%) Oracle
15 6 (10.00%) .NET
15 6 (10.00%) OO
15 6 (10.00%) CMS
15 6 (10.00%) MVC
15 6 (10.00%) Ajax
16 5 (8.33%) Subversion
16 5 (8.33%) Multithreading

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (13.33%) WordPress
2 6 (10.00%) CMS
3 5 (8.33%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) nginx
5 2 (3.33%) Drupal
6 1 (1.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.67%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) SNMP
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) CTI
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) MySQL
2 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Subversion
2 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.67%) Grunt
3 1 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.67%) PhpStorm
3 1 (1.67%) Bower
3 1 (1.67%) gulp
3 1 (1.67%) JUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.67%) JMeter
3 1 (1.67%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.67%) HttpUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (13.33%) Banking
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (75.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 13 (21.67%) Web Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Python Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.67%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Trainee Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Trainee Web Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Trainee
9 1 (1.67%) Web Applications Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (1.67%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (51.67%) HTML
2 30 (50.00%) CSS
3 14 (23.33%) jQuery
4 12 (20.00%) HTML5
5 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
6 9 (15.00%) CSS3
7 8 (13.33%) Web Services
8 7 (11.67%) Backbone.js
9 6 (10.00%) .NET
9 6 (10.00%) Ajax
10 5 (8.33%) LAMP
10 5 (8.33%) XML
11 4 (6.67%) SOAP
11 4 (6.67%) JSON
11 4 (6.67%) CakePHP
11 4 (6.67%) RESTful
12 3 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (5.00%) J2EE
13 2 (3.33%) Classic ASP
13 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) User Experience
2 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) TDD
3 10 (16.67%) Web Development
4 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.00%) OO
6 6 (10.00%) MVC
7 5 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 5 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (5.00%) Open Source
8 3 (5.00%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.00%) Content Management
8 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Migration
8 3 (5.00%) Web Design
8 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (5.00%) SDLC
9 2 (3.33%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.00%) Python
3 9 (15.00%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) Perl
4 8 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (5.00%) VBScript
5 3 (5.00%) C#
5 3 (5.00%) Ruby
5 3 (5.00%) PHP5
5 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) AWK
7 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (1.67%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) Degree
1 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Nagios
1 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.67%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe
2 1 (1.67%) HP
2 1 (1.67%) Alterian
2 1 (1.67%) Zend
2 1 (1.67%) Talend
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