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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 118 100 69
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -31
Contract jobs citing PHP 14 28 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 1.03% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 2.75% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 28
Average daily rate £350 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%
PHP
UK

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
839 1017 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.93% 37.43% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 607 424
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £47.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 13 £363 +7.40% 6
Glasgow +3 1 £325 +71.05% 6
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 12 (42.86%) MySQL
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) JSON
5 10 (35.71%) XML
5 10 (35.71%) CSS
5 10 (35.71%) HTML
5 10 (35.71%) Apache
6 9 (32.14%) Web Services
6 9 (32.14%) PHP 5
6 9 (32.14%) Web Development
6 9 (32.14%) nginx
6 9 (32.14%) RESTful
7 7 (25.00%) Drupal
7 7 (25.00%) jQuery
7 7 (25.00%) SOAP
7 7 (25.00%) HTTP
8 6 (21.43%) Mac OS X
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (21.43%) HTML5
8 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 6 (21.43%) CSS3
9 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
9 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
9 5 (17.86%) Symfony
9 5 (17.86%) Zend
9 5 (17.86%) OOP
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) OOD

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (35.71%) Apache
2 9 (32.14%) nginx
3 7 (25.00%) Drupal
4 4 (14.29%) CMS
5 3 (10.71%) Node.js
5 3 (10.71%) WordPress
6 2 (7.14%) Jadu
7 1 (3.57%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) BigMachines
1 1 (3.57%) Eloqua
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) GIS
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 17 (60.71%) PHP Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Drupal Developer
3 5 (17.86%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) GIS Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Python Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Drupal Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.57%) ASP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Server Support
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) JSON
2 10 (35.71%) CSS
2 10 (35.71%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) XML
3 9 (32.14%) RESTful
3 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 7 (25.00%) jQuery
4 7 (25.00%) SOAP
5 6 (21.43%) CSS3
5 6 (21.43%) HTML5
6 5 (17.86%) Symfony
7 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 4 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (10.71%) LAMP
9 2 (7.14%) .NET
9 2 (7.14%) Ember.js
9 2 (7.14%) Laravel
9 2 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (7.14%) Modernizr
9 2 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Web Development
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.86%) OOP
5 4 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 4 (14.29%) OOD
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) API Design
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (32.14%) PHP 5
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Zend
2 2 (7.14%) Facebook
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) Siebel
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