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 30 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 164 129 146
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +17
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 96 111 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.31% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 80 51
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£313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +7.69%
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
8923 7854 8537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.05% 92.81% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5047 4183 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 496 606
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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
Surrey +15 37 £275 - 13
Oxfordshire -15 16 £330 +5.60% 9
Hampshire -16 15 £338 +56.97% 17
Berkshire -17 14 £325 -7.14% 2
East Sussex -15 9 £225 +28.57% 6
Kent -1 4 £300 +13.20% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £300 +44.57% 8
West Sussex +4 2 £250 +31.57%
Middlesex +5 1 - - 1
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 157 (100.00%) PHP
2 100 (63.69%) MySQL
3 99 (63.06%) HTML
4 98 (62.42%) CSS
5 92 (58.60%) JavaScript
6 57 (36.31%) jQuery
7 47 (29.94%) MVC
8 46 (29.30%) OO
9 42 (26.75%) Zend
10 40 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (24.84%) Linux
12 37 (23.57%) Symfony
13 33 (21.02%) LAMP
14 30 (19.11%) PHP5
15 29 (18.47%) Apache
16 28 (17.83%) WordPress
17 27 (17.20%) Subversion
18 26 (16.56%) CMS
19 25 (15.92%) Git (software)
20 24 (15.29%) CodeIgniter
20 24 (15.29%) OOP
21 22 (14.01%) Open Source
21 22 (14.01%) PHPUnit
21 22 (14.01%) HTML5
22 20 (12.74%) SQL
22 20 (12.74%) Ajax
23 19 (12.10%) XML
24 18 (11.46%) E-Commerce
25 17 (10.83%) CSS3
26 16 (10.19%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 29 (18.47%) Apache
2 28 (17.83%) WordPress
3 26 (16.56%) CMS
4 16 (10.19%) Drupal
5 12 (7.64%) Node.js
6 9 (5.73%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.27%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.64%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Magento
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) Internet
2 5 (3.18%) Asterisk PBX
3 4 (2.55%) PBX
3 4 (2.55%) VoIP
4 2 (1.27%) HTTP
5 1 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (63.69%) MySQL
2 11 (7.01%) Big Data
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.18%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.64%) MS Access
8 1 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (17.20%) Subversion
2 25 (15.92%) Git (software)
3 22 (14.01%) PHPUnit
4 11 (7.01%) JIRA
5 8 (5.10%) Selenium
5 8 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.18%) Xdebug
6 5 (3.18%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.55%) Hudson
8 1 (0.64%) Grunt
8 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.64%) Zend Studio
General
1 9 (5.73%) Marketing
2 5 (3.18%) Advertising
3 4 (2.55%) Finance
4 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (63.06%) HTML
2 98 (62.42%) CSS
3 57 (36.31%) jQuery
4 37 (23.57%) Symfony
5 33 (21.02%) LAMP
6 24 (15.29%) CodeIgniter
7 22 (14.01%) HTML5
8 20 (12.74%) Ajax
9 19 (12.10%) XML
10 17 (10.83%) CSS3
11 15 (9.55%) SOAP
12 13 (8.28%) Web Services
12 13 (8.28%) Zend Framework
13 11 (7.01%) REST
13 11 (7.01%) Laravel
14 9 (5.73%) Backbone.js
14 9 (5.73%) AngularJS
15 7 (4.46%) RESTful
15 7 (4.46%) CakePHP
16 6 (3.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Open Source
2 14 (8.92%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.55%) User Experience
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) DTV
6 2 (1.27%) iDTV
6 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.64%) Kindle
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.64%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.84%) Linux
2 9 (5.73%) UNIX
3 8 (5.10%) Windows
3 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.46%) Android
5 6 (3.82%) Debian
5 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.94%) MVC
2 46 (29.30%) OO
3 40 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.29%) OOP
5 18 (11.46%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.19%) Web Development
6 16 (10.19%) TDD
7 15 (9.55%) BDD
8 14 (8.92%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.92%) OO PHP
9 7 (4.46%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.46%) Software Engineering
10 6 (3.82%) DRM
10 6 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (3.18%) Analytics
11 5 (3.18%) Mobile Application Development
11 5 (3.18%) Software Architecture
11 5 (3.18%) Automated Testing
11 5 (3.18%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (2.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (100.00%) PHP
2 92 (58.60%) JavaScript
3 30 (19.11%) PHP5
4 20 (12.74%) SQL
5 16 (10.19%) Perl
6 12 (7.64%) Python
7 10 (6.37%) Ruby
7 10 (6.37%) Java
8 5 (3.18%) C
9 4 (2.55%) XPath
9 4 (2.55%) C++
9 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.91%) C#
10 3 (1.91%) PHP4
11 1 (0.64%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.82%) Degree
2 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Zend
2 10 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.91%) SAP
5 1 (0.64%) SendGrid
5 1 (0.64%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.64%) Facebook
5 1 (0.64%) Twitter
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.64%) Cognos
5 1 (0.64%) IBM
5 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle
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