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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 113 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing PHP 36 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 0.74% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.59% 2.31% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 19
Average daily rate £335 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £243 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £375 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £18.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
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
1003 953 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.53% 31.86% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 523 587
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.70 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +3 30 £335 +3.07% 7
Glasgow +5 8 £401 +128.85% 6
Dundee - 1 - - 2
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 32 (64.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (46.00%) HTML
3 21 (42.00%) Web Development
4 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.00%) CSS
4 17 (34.00%) Linux
5 15 (30.00%) Java
5 15 (30.00%) HTML5
6 13 (26.00%) Web Services
6 13 (26.00%) MySQL
7 12 (24.00%) JSON
7 12 (24.00%) CSS3
8 11 (22.00%) Apache
9 10 (20.00%) XML
9 10 (20.00%) Drupal
9 10 (20.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (18.00%) PHP 5
10 9 (18.00%) nginx
10 9 (18.00%) MVC
11 8 (16.00%) HTTP
11 8 (16.00%) RESTful
11 8 (16.00%) Yii
12 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
12 7 (14.00%) Digital Media
12 7 (14.00%) User Experience
12 7 (14.00%) SDLC
12 7 (14.00%) Front End Development
12 7 (14.00%) jQuery
12 7 (14.00%) Mac OS X
12 7 (14.00%) SOAP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (22.00%) Apache
2 10 (20.00%) Drupal
3 9 (18.00%) nginx
4 4 (8.00%) GlassFish
4 4 (8.00%) JBoss
4 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.00%) Node.js
6 2 (4.00%) CMS
7 1 (2.00%) ColdFusion
7 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) Network Security
3 4 (8.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) MySQL
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.00%) Big Data
5 2 (4.00%) GIS
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Introscope
1 4 (8.00%) Subversion
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) gulp
2 3 (6.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (6.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (6.00%) Protractor
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (76.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Drupal Developer
4 6 (12.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Instructor
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Monitoring Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) HTML
2 17 (34.00%) CSS
3 15 (30.00%) HTML5
4 13 (26.00%) Web Services
5 12 (24.00%) CSS3
5 12 (24.00%) JSON
6 10 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 10 (20.00%) XML
7 8 (16.00%) RESTful
7 8 (16.00%) Yii
8 7 (14.00%) jQuery
8 7 (14.00%) SOAP
9 5 (10.00%) LAMP
9 5 (10.00%) Laravel
9 5 (10.00%) Symfony
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
10 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
10 4 (8.00%) Java EE
10 4 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Digital Media
1 7 (14.00%) User Experience
2 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Mac OS X
3 5 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Web Development
2 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) MVC
4 7 (14.00%) Front End Development
4 7 (14.00%) SDLC
4 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (12.00%) CRM
6 5 (10.00%) ERP
6 5 (10.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) Project Management
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
7 4 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (64.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (30.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) PHP 5
4 7 (14.00%) C#
5 6 (12.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) C
6 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) BC Cleared
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) CA Wily
1 4 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) CA
2 4 (8.00%) IBM
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Zend
3 2 (4.00%) Facebook
3 2 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
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