The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 108 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 40 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 1.16% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 3.58% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 23
Median daily rate £325 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £246 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £315 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £37.15
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -39.42%
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
996 950 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.55% 32.32% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 497 628
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 25 £335 -4.28% 11
Glasgow +9 9 £401 +14.42% 4
Renfrewshire - 7 £274 - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for PHP.

1 36 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 27 (48.21%) HTML
3 24 (42.86%) Linux
4 22 (39.29%) Web Development
5 20 (35.71%) CSS
6 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (28.57%) MySQL
8 15 (26.79%) Apache
9 14 (25.00%) XML
9 14 (25.00%) Java
10 13 (23.21%) HTTP
11 12 (21.43%) Unix
11 12 (21.43%) nginx
12 11 (19.64%) HTML5
12 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (19.64%) Web Services
13 10 (17.86%) Python
13 10 (17.86%) LAMP
14 8 (14.29%) JSON
14 8 (14.29%) Yii
14 8 (14.29%) Laravel
14 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
14 8 (14.29%) Drupal
14 8 (14.29%) PHP 5
14 8 (14.29%) Network Security
15 7 (12.50%) RESTful
15 7 (12.50%) CSS3
15 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 7 (12.50%) User Experience
15 7 (12.50%) SDLC

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (26.79%) Apache
2 12 (21.43%) nginx
3 8 (14.29%) Drupal
4 4 (7.14%) GlassFish
4 4 (7.14%) JBoss
4 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.36%) lighttpd
6 2 (3.57%) ColdFusion
6 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.79%) CMS
7 1 (1.79%) Node.js
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) HTTP
2 8 (14.29%) Network Security
3 7 (12.50%) Firewall
4 5 (8.93%) DNS
4 5 (8.93%) FTP
4 5 (8.93%) SMTP
4 5 (8.93%) SNMP
5 4 (7.14%) Kerberos
5 4 (7.14%) LDAP
5 4 (7.14%) SSH
6 3 (5.36%) DHCP
6 3 (5.36%) IPv4
6 3 (5.36%) IPv6
6 3 (5.36%) SSL
7 2 (3.57%) Internet
8 1 (1.79%) LAN
8 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) MySQL
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Introscope
1 4 (7.14%) Subversion
2 3 (5.36%) gulp
2 3 (5.36%) Jasmine
2 3 (5.36%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (5.36%) Protractor
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (75.00%) Developer
2 21 (37.50%) PHP Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (10.71%) Web Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Drupal Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Instructor
6 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Monitoring Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (48.21%) HTML
2 20 (35.71%) CSS
3 14 (25.00%) XML
4 11 (19.64%) HTML5
4 11 (19.64%) Web Services
5 10 (17.86%) LAMP
6 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 8 (14.29%) JSON
6 8 (14.29%) Laravel
6 8 (14.29%) Yii
7 7 (12.50%) CSS3
7 7 (12.50%) RESTful
7 7 (12.50%) SOAP
8 5 (8.93%) jQuery
8 5 (8.93%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (8.93%) Middleware
8 5 (8.93%) Regular Expression
9 4 (7.14%) Django
9 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
9 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) User Experience
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.93%) Digital Media
4 3 (5.36%) PKI
4 3 (5.36%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) Unix
3 7 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 5 (8.93%) Debian
4 5 (8.93%) SUSE
5 4 (7.14%) Windows
6 2 (3.57%) AIX
6 2 (3.57%) HPUX
7 1 (1.79%) Android
7 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Web Development
2 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) MVC
3 7 (12.50%) OO
3 7 (12.50%) SDLC
3 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.71%) CRM
4 6 (10.71%) Front End Development
5 5 (8.93%) Application Performance Management
5 5 (8.93%) ERP
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
5 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Analytics
6 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 14 (25.00%) Java
3 10 (17.86%) Python
4 8 (14.29%) PHP 5
5 7 (12.50%) Perl
6 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.71%) C#
6 6 (10.71%) SQL
7 4 (7.14%) C
8 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (1.79%) Groovy
9 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) BC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) CA Wily
1 4 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.36%) Cacti
2 3 (5.36%) Munin
2 3 (5.36%) Nagios
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) CA
2 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.14%) HP
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Compuware
4 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Zend
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £342 per day
Posted: 5 days ago