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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 174 148 140
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 74 84 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.96% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.03% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 54
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £209 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +40.00%
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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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Hampshire -13 20 £300 - 20
Berkshire +12 15 £325 +8.33% 1
Surrey -2 14 £325 +47.72% 10
Oxfordshire -1 12 £288 -17.85% 8
West Sussex +3 5 £256 +27.32% 1
Kent -5 5 £225 +150.00%
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £300 +33.33% 7
East Sussex -15 3 £108 - 5
Middlesex - 3 £250 -
PHP Developer
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PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 153 (100.00%) PHP
2 109 (71.24%) MySQL
3 95 (62.09%) HTML
4 94 (61.44%) CSS
5 81 (52.94%) JavaScript
6 50 (32.68%) jQuery
7 47 (30.72%) OO
8 44 (28.76%) Linux
9 43 (28.10%) MVC
10 41 (26.80%) PHP5
11 39 (25.49%) Zend
12 35 (22.88%) Apache
13 33 (21.57%) LAMP
13 33 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (21.57%) Symfony
14 29 (18.95%) OOP
15 28 (18.30%) CMS
16 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
17 25 (16.34%) Subversion
17 25 (16.34%) Web Development
18 23 (15.03%) TDD
19 22 (14.38%) Ajax
20 21 (13.73%) HTML5
21 20 (13.07%) E-Commerce
22 19 (12.42%) OO PHP
23 18 (11.76%) PHPUnit
23 18 (11.76%) WordPress
24 17 (11.11%) Open Source
24 17 (11.11%) CSS3
25 16 (10.46%) Zend Framework

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (22.88%) Apache
2 28 (18.30%) CMS
3 18 (11.76%) WordPress
4 9 (5.88%) Drupal
5 8 (5.23%) Joomla!
6 4 (2.61%) nginx
6 4 (2.61%) Node.js
7 3 (1.96%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.31%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.31%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.65%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.65%) Confluence
9 1 (0.65%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Magento
2 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) Internet
2 5 (3.27%) Asterisk PBX
3 4 (2.61%) PBX
3 4 (2.61%) VoIP
4 2 (1.31%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (71.24%) MySQL
2 13 (8.50%) Big Data
3 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.92%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.92%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
2 25 (16.34%) Subversion
3 18 (11.76%) PHPUnit
4 6 (3.92%) JIRA
5 5 (3.27%) Selenium
5 5 (3.27%) Mercurial
6 4 (2.61%) Hudson
6 4 (2.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.96%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.65%) Behat
General
1 6 (3.92%) Marketing
1 6 (3.92%) Advertising
2 5 (3.27%) Finance
3 2 (1.31%) Retail
3 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.31%) Electronics
3 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (62.09%) HTML
2 94 (61.44%) CSS
3 50 (32.68%) jQuery
4 33 (21.57%) LAMP
4 33 (21.57%) Symfony
5 22 (14.38%) Ajax
6 21 (13.73%) HTML5
7 17 (11.11%) CSS3
8 16 (10.46%) Zend Framework
9 14 (9.15%) XML
10 13 (8.50%) CodeIgniter
11 10 (6.54%) Laravel
12 9 (5.88%) Backbone.js
12 9 (5.88%) AngularJS
13 8 (5.23%) CakePHP
13 8 (5.23%) SOAP
14 7 (4.58%) REST
14 7 (4.58%) Underscore.js
15 6 (3.92%) Ember.js
15 6 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Open Source
2 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.27%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.96%) Kindle
5 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.31%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.31%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.31%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.31%) DTV
6 1 (0.65%) SCORM
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.76%) Linux
2 13 (8.50%) Apple iOS
3 11 (7.19%) Android
4 10 (6.54%) UNIX
5 7 (4.58%) Windows
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.27%) Debian
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.72%) OO
2 43 (28.10%) MVC
3 33 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (18.95%) OOP
5 25 (16.34%) Web Development
6 23 (15.03%) TDD
7 20 (13.07%) E-Commerce
8 19 (12.42%) OO PHP
9 13 (8.50%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.19%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.19%) BDD
11 7 (4.58%) Analytics
12 6 (3.92%) Content Management
12 6 (3.92%) Scrum
13 4 (2.61%) Usability Testing
13 4 (2.61%) Automated Testing
13 4 (2.61%) Web Design
13 4 (2.61%) Data Security
13 4 (2.61%) CRM
14 3 (1.96%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 153 (100.00%) PHP
2 81 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 41 (26.80%) PHP5
4 9 (5.88%) Java
5 7 (4.58%) SQL
6 5 (3.27%) Perl
6 5 (3.27%) C
7 4 (2.61%) Ruby
7 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.61%) C++
8 3 (1.96%) PHP4
9 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.31%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) C#
10 1 (0.65%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.65%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 39 (25.49%) Zend
2 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.27%) Rackspace
4 3 (1.96%) SAP
4 3 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) Cognos
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe
5 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.65%) Pardot
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