The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills 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 over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 77 73 90
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing PHP 214 186 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.32% 2.21% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.82% 6.52% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 100 83
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+28.17% -34.92%
PHP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3138 2852 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.98% 33.85% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1494 1298
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 136 172
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.43 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PHP
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 across the South East region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

PHP
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 across the South East region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PHP
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 60 £311 +13.18% 42
Oxfordshire +6 41 £275 -8.33% 29
Berkshire -12 39 £325 - 21
Surrey -14 26 £338 +3.84% 24
Buckinghamshire -7 19 £300 -7.69% 12
East Sussex -22 11 £250 - 11
Kent -6 7 £350 -15.66% 10
Middlesex +4 4 £325 +16.07% 3
West Sussex -10 1 - - 9
Sussex - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 244 (54.10%) JavaScript
2 242 (53.66%) HTML
3 234 (51.88%) CSS
4 196 (43.46%) MySQL
5 149 (33.04%) jQuery
6 141 (31.26%) Linux
7 133 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
8 108 (23.95%) Apache
9 91 (20.18%) HTML5
10 88 (19.51%) Git (software)
10 88 (19.51%) LAMP
11 73 (16.19%) SQL
12 72 (15.96%) MVC
13 70 (15.52%) Drupal
14 67 (14.86%) OO
15 65 (14.41%) Python
16 60 (13.30%) Open Source
17 58 (12.86%) CSS3
18 55 (12.20%) Web Services
18 55 (12.20%) CMS
19 53 (11.75%) Laravel
20 52 (11.53%) Subversion
21 50 (11.09%) XML
21 50 (11.09%) UNIX
21 50 (11.09%) Java
22 49 (10.86%) Ajax
22 49 (10.86%) Web Development
23 48 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
23 48 (10.64%) DevOps
24 47 (10.42%) Symfony

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 108 (23.95%) Apache
2 70 (15.52%) Drupal
3 55 (12.20%) CMS
4 45 (9.98%) WordPress
5 28 (6.21%) Node.js
6 13 (2.88%) IIS
7 12 (2.66%) uWSGI
8 8 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.55%) Joomla!
9 7 (1.55%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.33%) Moodle
11 5 (1.11%) JBoss
11 5 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.89%) Liferay
12 4 (0.89%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.89%) nginx
13 3 (0.67%) TeamSite
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (4.21%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.11%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.67%) MS Office
5 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (3.99%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Tridion
3 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.67%) Route 53
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.32%) Internet
2 17 (3.77%) SSL
3 14 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.66%) DNS
5 10 (2.22%) HTTP
6 5 (1.11%) Network Security
6 5 (1.11%) Intranet
7 4 (0.89%) Firewall
7 4 (0.89%) LDAP
7 4 (0.89%) PBX
7 4 (0.89%) VoIP
7 4 (0.89%) FTP
7 4 (0.89%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.67%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.67%) DHCP
9 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (43.46%) MySQL
2 36 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (6.65%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.10%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.88%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.77%) Big Data
9 8 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.44%) MS Access
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 88 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 52 (11.53%) Subversion
3 46 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 27 (5.99%) Selenium
5 23 (5.10%) PHPUnit
6 18 (3.99%) Maven
7 17 (3.77%) Eclipse
8 13 (2.88%) JIRA
9 11 (2.44%) Grunt
9 11 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.44%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.33%) NUnit
11 5 (1.11%) Xdebug
11 5 (1.11%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.11%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.11%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.89%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.67%) Hudson
General
1 37 (8.20%) Marketing
2 20 (4.43%) Finance
3 7 (1.55%) Advertising
4 5 (1.11%) Electronics
5 4 (0.89%) Publishing
6 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.44%) Legal
7 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Military
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Retail
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 314 (69.62%) Developer
2 174 (38.58%) PHP Developer
3 66 (14.63%) Web Developer
4 37 (8.20%) Front-End Developer
5 30 (6.65%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (4.66%) PHP Web Developer
8 20 (4.43%) Drupal Developer
8 20 (4.43%) Architect
9 17 (3.77%) Senior PHP Developer
9 17 (3.77%) Programmer
10 16 (3.55%) WordPress Developer
11 14 (3.10%) PHP Programmer
12 12 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.66%) Front-End Web Developer
13 11 (2.44%) Analyst
13 11 (2.44%) Applications Developer
13 11 (2.44%) Administrator
14 10 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (53.66%) HTML
2 234 (51.88%) CSS
3 149 (33.04%) jQuery
4 91 (20.18%) HTML5
5 88 (19.51%) LAMP
6 58 (12.86%) CSS3
7 55 (12.20%) Web Services
8 53 (11.75%) Laravel
9 50 (11.09%) XML
10 49 (10.86%) Ajax
11 47 (10.42%) Symfony
12 39 (8.65%) .NET
13 32 (7.10%) REST
14 30 (6.65%) CodeIgniter
15 25 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (5.10%) AngularJS
17 22 (4.88%) SOAP
18 21 (4.66%) RESTful
19 20 (4.43%) J2EE
20 18 (3.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.30%) Open Source
2 23 (5.10%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.10%) User Experience
4 12 (2.66%) E-Learning
5 10 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.77%) Learning Management System
7 7 (1.55%) SCORM
8 6 (1.33%) Clustering
8 6 (1.33%) Wiki
8 6 (1.33%) Social Media
9 4 (0.89%) Replication
9 4 (0.89%) iDTV
9 4 (0.89%) CMDB
9 4 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.67%) Human Factors
10 3 (0.67%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 141 (31.26%) Linux
2 50 (11.09%) UNIX
3 32 (7.10%) Windows
4 31 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.00%) Debian
7 7 (1.55%) CentOS
7 7 (1.55%) Solaris
8 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.11%) Android
10 4 (0.89%) AIX
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (15.96%) MVC
3 67 (14.86%) OO
4 49 (10.86%) Web Development
5 48 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (10.64%) DevOps
6 44 (9.76%) E-Commerce
7 41 (9.09%) TDD
8 39 (8.65%) Scrum
9 33 (7.32%) BDD
10 31 (6.87%) OOP
11 29 (6.43%) Software Engineering
11 29 (6.43%) Responsive Web Design
12 25 (5.54%) SOA
12 25 (5.54%) OO PHP
13 23 (5.10%) Content Management
14 20 (4.43%) Unit Testing
15 19 (4.21%) Automated Testing
16 16 (3.55%) Project Management
16 16 (3.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 244 (54.10%) JavaScript
2 73 (16.19%) SQL
3 65 (14.41%) Python
4 50 (11.09%) Java
5 44 (9.76%) PHP5
6 34 (7.54%) Perl
7 33 (7.32%) Ruby
8 29 (6.43%) Shell Script
9 22 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 21 (4.66%) C++
11 19 (4.21%) C#
12 14 (3.10%) C
13 7 (1.55%) XPath
14 5 (1.11%) Scala
14 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.89%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.89%) Golang
16 2 (0.44%) VBA
16 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (4.88%) Degree
2 20 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.11%) ISEB
7 3 (0.67%) MCITP
7 3 (0.67%) CCNA
7 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.67%) MCSE
8 2 (0.44%) HNC
8 2 (0.44%) HND
8 2 (0.44%) MCTS
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.66%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (3.10%) Shibboleth
1 14 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.22%) KVM
3 6 (1.33%) Varnish
4 5 (1.11%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.89%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) NFS
6 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.22%) Postfix
7 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (9.53%) Puppet
2 18 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.22%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.55%) Nagios
5 3 (0.67%) Zenoss
5 3 (0.67%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
6 1 (0.22%) cPanel
6 1 (0.22%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 40 (8.87%) Zend
2 31 (6.87%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.32%) Red Hat
4 21 (4.66%) Oracle
5 15 (3.33%) Twitter
5 15 (3.33%) VMware
6 6 (1.33%) Facebook
7 5 (1.11%) Cisco
8 4 (0.89%) NetApp
8 4 (0.89%) Veritas
9 3 (0.67%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.67%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.67%) Google
9 3 (0.67%) HP
9 3 (0.67%) Adobe
9 3 (0.67%) Siebel
10 2 (0.44%) SAP
10 2 (0.44%) EMC
10 2 (0.44%) Sun
10 2 (0.44%) Rackspace
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago