The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 174 170 164
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 75 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.80% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.87% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 35
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£305 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-39.65% -7.93%
PHP Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Hampshire -4 18 £300 +33.33% 19
Berkshire -8 13 £313 +0.80% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £275 +22.22% 8
Surrey +2 9 £350 +27.27% 2
East Sussex -21 8 £338 +35.00% 5
Oxfordshire -13 7 £175 -48.14% 11
Kent - 6 £350 - 4
West Sussex -14 1 - - 2
Isle of Wight - - - -
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 172 (100.00%) PHP
2 114 (66.28%) HTML
3 112 (65.12%) JavaScript
4 110 (63.95%) CSS
5 94 (54.65%) MySQL
6 75 (43.60%) jQuery
7 51 (29.65%) MVC
8 49 (28.49%) Linux
8 49 (28.49%) OO
9 37 (21.51%) SQL
10 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (20.35%) HTML5
12 34 (19.77%) Zend
13 31 (18.02%) PHP5
13 31 (18.02%) LAMP
14 30 (17.44%) CodeIgniter
14 30 (17.44%) WordPress
15 29 (16.86%) Apache
16 28 (16.28%) Marketing
16 28 (16.28%) Git (software)
17 26 (15.12%) Laravel
17 26 (15.12%) Ajax
17 26 (15.12%) Symfony
17 26 (15.12%) Subversion
18 25 (14.53%) OOP
18 25 (14.53%) E-Commerce
19 24 (13.95%) CMS
20 23 (13.37%) Web Services
21 20 (11.63%) XML
21 20 (11.63%) Open Source

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.44%) WordPress
2 29 (16.86%) Apache
3 24 (13.95%) CMS
4 18 (10.47%) Node.js
5 15 (8.72%) Drupal
6 5 (2.91%) Joomla!
7 3 (1.74%) Moodle
8 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.58%) Confluence
8 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.58%) MODX
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Magento
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) HTTP
2 2 (1.16%) PBX
2 2 (1.16%) VoIP
2 2 (1.16%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (54.65%) MySQL
2 14 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.40%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 26 (15.12%) Subversion
3 19 (11.05%) PHPUnit
4 12 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.65%) JIRA
6 5 (2.91%) Xdebug
6 5 (2.91%) Selenium
7 2 (1.16%) Hudson
7 2 (1.16%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.58%) Grunt
8 1 (0.58%) Zend Studio
8 1 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 28 (16.28%) Marketing
2 11 (6.40%) Finance
3 6 (3.49%) Advertising
4 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (66.28%) HTML
2 110 (63.95%) CSS
3 75 (43.60%) jQuery
4 35 (20.35%) HTML5
5 31 (18.02%) LAMP
6 30 (17.44%) CodeIgniter
7 26 (15.12%) Laravel
7 26 (15.12%) Ajax
7 26 (15.12%) Symfony
8 23 (13.37%) Web Services
9 20 (11.63%) XML
10 19 (11.05%) CSS3
11 18 (10.47%) SOAP
12 16 (9.30%) JSON
13 14 (8.14%) REST
14 11 (6.40%) RESTful
15 9 (5.23%) AngularJS
15 9 (5.23%) CakePHP
15 9 (5.23%) XSLT
15 9 (5.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.63%) Open Source
2 14 (8.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.49%) Social Media
4 4 (2.33%) iDTV
5 3 (1.74%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.16%) DTV
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
6 2 (1.16%) Clustering
6 2 (1.16%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.58%) Kindle
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.49%) Linux
2 11 (6.40%) UNIX
3 9 (5.23%) Windows
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.49%) Debian
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) CentOS
6 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.65%) MVC
2 49 (28.49%) OO
3 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (14.53%) OOP
4 25 (14.53%) E-Commerce
5 20 (11.63%) OO PHP
6 19 (11.05%) TDD
6 19 (11.05%) Web Development
7 14 (8.14%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.56%) BDD
9 11 (6.40%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.65%) SEO
11 8 (4.65%) Scrum
11 8 (4.65%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.49%) DRM
12 6 (3.49%) Software Architecture
13 5 (2.91%) Mobile Application Development
13 5 (2.91%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 172 (100.00%) PHP
2 112 (65.12%) JavaScript
3 37 (21.51%) SQL
4 31 (18.02%) PHP5
5 15 (8.72%) Perl
6 14 (8.14%) Python
7 10 (5.81%) Ruby
8 7 (4.07%) XPath
8 7 (4.07%) Java
9 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.74%) C#
11 2 (1.16%) PHP4
12 1 (0.58%) Golang
12 1 (0.58%) C
12 1 (0.58%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (4.65%) Degree
2 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) cPanel
Vendors
1 34 (19.77%) Zend
2 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.49%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.33%) Facebook
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle
6 2 (1.16%) SAP
6 2 (1.16%) Twitter
7 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.58%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.58%) SendGrid
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