The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 29 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 12 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.10% 5.06% 10.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.26% 13.98% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Average daily rate
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£298 £300 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% +20.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £228 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +7.07%
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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 Slough region.

Programming Languages Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
117 93 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 39.93% 36.19% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 47 27
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Slough region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Slough

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Slough region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 13 (65.00%) CSS
3 11 (55.00%) MySQL
4 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) LAMP
6 6 (30.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (20.00%) WordPress
7 4 (20.00%) Ajax
8 3 (15.00%) Apache
8 3 (15.00%) SOAP
8 3 (15.00%) MVC
8 3 (15.00%) SEO
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.00%) Subversion
9 2 (10.00%) Legal
9 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Web Services
9 2 (10.00%) Windows
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) C#
9 2 (10.00%) Python
9 2 (10.00%) XHTML
9 2 (10.00%) OOP
9 2 (10.00%) W3C
9 2 (10.00%) Internet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (20.00%) WordPress
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
3 1 (5.00%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (25.00%) PHP Programmer
3 5 (25.00%) Programmer
4 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
5 3 (15.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Web Programmer
6 2 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (10.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior PHP Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 13 (65.00%) CSS
3 8 (40.00%) LAMP
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) Ajax
6 3 (15.00%) SOAP
7 2 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) HTML5
7 2 (10.00%) XHTML
7 2 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (5.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) CSS3
8 1 (5.00%) Laravel
8 1 (5.00%) Sass
8 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.00%) OOCSS
8 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
8 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) W3C
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.00%) SCORM
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Debian
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) OO
1 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) MVC
2 3 (15.00%) SEO
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (5.00%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.00%) OO PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) DRM
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PHP5
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) Korn
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) Akamai
2 1 (5.00%) Twitter
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Google