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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 89 56 82
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing PHP 27 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.01% 2.34% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.59% 6.49% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 10
Average daily rate
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£338 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £150.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -78.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -33.33%
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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
1041 817 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.87% 36.12% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 415 431
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.35 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -7 17 £390 +51.45% 5
Glasgow -21 6 £190 -20.00% 9
Dundee +5 3 £325 +35.41%
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Java
3 27 (45.76%) Linux
4 26 (44.07%) Perl
5 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
6 20 (33.90%) HTML
6 20 (33.90%) Python
7 18 (30.51%) Security Testing
7 18 (30.51%) Big Data
8 17 (28.81%) C++
8 17 (28.81%) CSS
9 16 (27.12%) UNIX
10 15 (25.42%) Degree
11 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
11 14 (23.73%) MySQL
12 13 (22.03%) Test Automation
13 11 (18.64%) Web Development
13 11 (18.64%) HTML5
14 10 (16.95%) JSON
14 10 (16.95%) SOAP
14 10 (16.95%) Web Services
15 9 (15.25%) XML
15 9 (15.25%) Apache
15 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
15 9 (15.25%) RESTful
15 9 (15.25%) CSS3
16 8 (13.56%) Product Management
16 8 (13.56%) Open Source
16 8 (13.56%) Information Security
17 7 (11.86%) MS Excel

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (15.25%) Apache
2 6 (10.17%) nginx
2 6 (10.17%) WordPress
2 6 (10.17%) CMS
3 5 (8.47%) Drupal
4 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) Big Data
2 14 (23.73%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) JMeter
3 3 (5.08%) JUnit
3 3 (5.08%) HttpUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.69%) Xcode
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.69%) Concordion
4 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.69%) Calabash
4 1 (1.69%) Grunt
4 1 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.69%) Bower
4 1 (1.69%) Trac
General
1 2 (3.39%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.69%) Billing
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (67.80%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) PHP Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Big Data Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Configuration Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) HTML
2 17 (28.81%) CSS
3 11 (18.64%) HTML5
4 10 (16.95%) JSON
4 10 (16.95%) SOAP
4 10 (16.95%) Web Services
5 9 (15.25%) XML
5 9 (15.25%) RESTful
5 9 (15.25%) CSS3
6 7 (11.86%) .NET
6 7 (11.86%) jQuery
7 6 (10.17%) Laravel
8 4 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (6.78%) LAMP
9 3 (5.08%) J2EE
9 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.08%) Spring
9 3 (5.08%) Ajax
9 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.56%) Open Source
3 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.78%) User Experience
4 3 (5.08%) CMDB
4 3 (5.08%) Data Integration
4 3 (5.08%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (3.39%) Health Informatics
5 2 (3.39%) Informatics
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) Linux
2 16 (27.12%) UNIX
3 7 (11.86%) Android
3 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (10.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.69%) AIX
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Security Testing
3 13 (22.03%) Test Automation
4 11 (18.64%) Web Development
5 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.56%) Product Management
6 8 (13.56%) Information Security
7 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.78%) MVC
7 4 (6.78%) CRM
8 3 (5.08%) OO
8 3 (5.08%) Change Management
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.08%) TDD
8 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
8 3 (5.08%) BDD
9 2 (3.39%) User Stories
9 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.39%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) Java
2 26 (44.07%) Perl
3 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
4 20 (33.90%) Python
5 17 (28.81%) C++
6 7 (11.86%) SQL
7 6 (10.17%) PHP5
8 5 (8.47%) Ruby
9 4 (6.78%) C#
10 3 (5.08%) VB
10 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.39%) VB6
11 2 (3.39%) VBScript
12 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) HP
2 3 (5.08%) Appcelerator
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Zend
Edinburgh & Lothians
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £200 - £240 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago