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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 116 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 22 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 1.28% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 3.41% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 18
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £377 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.53 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% -38.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +112.12%
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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
975 996 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.89% 37.58% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 563 510
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 24
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.85 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.90 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -1 15 £319 -12.06% 17
Glasgow -9 6 £175 -53.33% 9
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 38 (77.55%) JavaScript
2 31 (63.27%) HTML
3 24 (48.98%) CSS
4 17 (34.69%) MySQL
5 16 (32.65%) Web Development
5 16 (32.65%) HTML5
6 14 (28.57%) WordPress
7 13 (26.53%) CSS3
7 13 (26.53%) Linux
8 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.45%) XML
9 11 (22.45%) JSON
10 10 (20.41%) PHP5
10 10 (20.41%) Laravel
11 9 (18.37%) nginx
11 9 (18.37%) Apache
11 9 (18.37%) Mac OS X
11 9 (18.37%) SOAP
11 9 (18.37%) Web Services
11 9 (18.37%) SQL
11 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
11 9 (18.37%) MVC
12 8 (16.33%) RESTful
12 8 (16.33%) jQuery
12 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
13 7 (14.29%) User Experience
13 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 7 (14.29%) Java
13 7 (14.29%) C#

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (28.57%) WordPress
2 9 (18.37%) nginx
2 9 (18.37%) Apache
3 6 (12.24%) Drupal
4 5 (10.20%) CMS
5 2 (4.08%) Joomla!
6 1 (2.04%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) CTI
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) MySQL
2 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) Big Data
5 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Jasmine
1 4 (8.16%) Grunt
1 4 (8.16%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (8.16%) Bower
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (2.04%) Xcode
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Games
1 1 (2.04%) Banking
1 1 (2.04%) Billing
1 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (81.63%) Developer
2 20 (40.82%) PHP Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (6.12%) WordPress Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Programmer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) PHP Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Junior PHP Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.04%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.04%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) HTML
2 24 (48.98%) CSS
3 16 (32.65%) HTML5
4 13 (26.53%) CSS3
5 11 (22.45%) JSON
5 11 (22.45%) XML
6 10 (20.41%) Laravel
7 9 (18.37%) SOAP
7 9 (18.37%) Web Services
8 8 (16.33%) jQuery
8 8 (16.33%) RESTful
9 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (8.16%) D3.js
11 4 (8.16%) Sass
11 4 (8.16%) LESS
11 4 (8.16%) SVG
11 4 (8.16%) JavaBeans
11 4 (8.16%) LAMP
11 4 (8.16%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) User Experience
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Open Source
4 2 (4.08%) Health Informatics
4 2 (4.08%) Informatics
5 1 (2.04%) Blog
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) Mac OS X
3 4 (8.16%) Android
3 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Web Development
2 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) MVC
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.20%) Refactoring
7 4 (8.16%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Mobile Development
8 3 (6.12%) CRM
8 3 (6.12%) Workflow
8 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.08%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.08%) User Stories
9 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (77.55%) JavaScript
2 10 (20.41%) PHP5
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (6.12%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) Perl
5 3 (6.12%) VB
6 2 (4.08%) VBScript
6 2 (4.08%) C++
6 2 (4.08%) VB6
7 1 (2.04%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Appcelerator
2 1 (2.04%) Talend
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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