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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 105 94 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing PHP 183 158 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.87% 1.78% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.49% 5.60% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 87 66
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £415 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-27.83% -21.13%
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
3334 2822 2373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.02% 31.87% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1503 1181
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 125 183
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
Berkshire +20 49 £325 +8.33% 26
Oxfordshire +11 44 £275 +5.76% 22
Hampshire +4 40 £350 +7.69% 42
Buckinghamshire -2 20 £300 -21.05% 11
Surrey -14 20 £350 +7.69% 29
Kent -8 8 £350 - 10
East Sussex -21 6 £238 +18.75% 12
Middlesex +4 1 £350 +16.66% 3
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 6
Isle of Wight - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 229 (54.78%) JavaScript
2 228 (54.55%) HTML
3 218 (52.15%) CSS
4 164 (39.23%) MySQL
5 135 (32.30%) jQuery
6 123 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (29.43%) Linux
7 99 (23.68%) HTML5
8 88 (21.05%) Apache
9 85 (20.33%) LAMP
10 83 (19.86%) Git (software)
11 75 (17.94%) SQL
12 69 (16.51%) Drupal
13 66 (15.79%) OO
14 65 (15.55%) CSS3
15 62 (14.83%) MVC
15 62 (14.83%) Python
16 54 (12.92%) CMS
16 54 (12.92%) Web Development
17 53 (12.68%) Open Source
18 52 (12.44%) Web Services
19 51 (12.20%) Java
19 51 (12.20%) Subversion
20 49 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
21 48 (11.48%) XML
22 46 (11.00%) UNIX
23 45 (10.77%) DevOps
24 42 (10.05%) Jenkins
24 42 (10.05%) Perl
24 42 (10.05%) .NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 88 (21.05%) Apache
2 69 (16.51%) Drupal
3 54 (12.92%) CMS
4 42 (10.05%) WordPress
5 28 (6.70%) Node.js
6 13 (3.11%) IIS
7 11 (2.63%) uWSGI
8 9 (2.15%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.44%) Moodle
11 5 (1.20%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.96%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.72%) JBoss
13 3 (0.72%) TeamSite
13 3 (0.72%) nginx
14 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 13 (3.11%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.72%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (4.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Tridion
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.44%) SaaS
3 3 (0.72%) Route 53
4 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.89%) Internet
2 19 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.11%) SSL
3 13 (3.11%) HTTP
4 11 (2.63%) DNS
5 6 (1.44%) Network Security
6 5 (1.20%) Intranet
6 5 (1.20%) Firewall
7 4 (0.96%) FTP
8 3 (0.72%) DHCP
8 3 (0.72%) LDAP
8 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.48%) SSH
9 2 (0.48%) IPv6
9 2 (0.48%) LAN
9 2 (0.48%) PBX
9 2 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (39.23%) MySQL
2 35 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (5.98%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.11%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.63%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.67%) Big Data
10 3 (0.72%) Redis
10 3 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) MS Access
11 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 83 (19.86%) Git (software)
2 51 (12.20%) Subversion
3 42 (10.05%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.22%) Selenium
5 25 (5.98%) PHPUnit
6 14 (3.35%) Maven
6 14 (3.35%) Eclipse
7 13 (3.11%) Grunt
8 12 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.63%) JIRA
10 7 (1.67%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.67%) NUnit
10 7 (1.67%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.44%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (1.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (1.20%) Xdebug
13 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.96%) JMeter
13 4 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 40 (9.57%) Marketing
2 21 (5.02%) Finance
3 8 (1.91%) Advertising
4 7 (1.67%) Publishing
5 5 (1.20%) Games
6 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.96%) Back Office
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 294 (70.33%) Developer
2 153 (36.60%) PHP Developer
3 63 (15.07%) Web Developer
4 36 (8.61%) Front-End Developer
5 32 (7.66%) Senior Developer
6 28 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (4.78%) Drupal Developer
7 20 (4.78%) PHP Web Developer
8 18 (4.31%) Senior PHP Developer
9 17 (4.07%) Architect
10 15 (3.59%) WordPress Developer
11 14 (3.35%) Programmer
12 11 (2.63%) Junior
12 11 (2.63%) Analyst
12 11 (2.63%) Administrator
12 11 (2.63%) Junior Developer
12 11 (2.63%) Front-End Web Developer
12 11 (2.63%) PHP Programmer
12 11 (2.63%) LAMP Developer
13 10 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (54.55%) HTML
2 218 (52.15%) CSS
3 135 (32.30%) jQuery
4 99 (23.68%) HTML5
5 85 (20.33%) LAMP
6 65 (15.55%) CSS3
7 52 (12.44%) Web Services
8 48 (11.48%) XML
9 42 (10.05%) .NET
10 41 (9.81%) Laravel
11 37 (8.85%) Ajax
12 28 (6.70%) Symfony
12 28 (6.70%) AngularJS
13 26 (6.22%) REST
14 24 (5.74%) RESTful
15 21 (5.02%) JSON
15 21 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (4.78%) CodeIgniter
16 20 (4.78%) XHTML
17 19 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.68%) Open Source
2 27 (6.46%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.35%) User Experience
4 11 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 8 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.67%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.67%) Social Media
6 7 (1.67%) Wiki
7 6 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.20%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.20%) Replication
9 4 (0.96%) Clustering
9 4 (0.96%) iDTV
9 4 (0.96%) PKI
9 4 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.96%) CMDB
9 4 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.72%) Animation
10 3 (0.72%) GIS
11 2 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 123 (29.43%) Linux
2 46 (11.00%) UNIX
3 31 (7.42%) Windows
4 24 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.63%) Android
6 10 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.91%) CentOS
8 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.96%) Debian
12 3 (0.72%) Solaris
13 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) Fedora
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.79%) OO
3 62 (14.83%) MVC
4 54 (12.92%) Web Development
5 49 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (10.77%) DevOps
7 41 (9.81%) Scrum
8 38 (9.09%) TDD
8 38 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 35 (8.37%) OOP
10 30 (7.18%) Responsive Web Design
11 28 (6.70%) BDD
12 27 (6.46%) Software Engineering
13 22 (5.26%) Content Management
14 21 (5.02%) Automated Testing
14 21 (5.02%) Unit Testing
15 20 (4.78%) SOA
16 19 (4.55%) OO PHP
17 16 (3.83%) Project Management
18 13 (3.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 229 (54.78%) JavaScript
2 75 (17.94%) SQL
3 62 (14.83%) Python
4 51 (12.20%) Java
5 42 (10.05%) Perl
6 35 (8.37%) PHP5
7 34 (8.13%) Ruby
8 21 (5.02%) C#
9 20 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 17 (4.07%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.83%) C++
12 9 (2.15%) C
13 7 (1.67%) XPath
14 6 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.20%) Scala
15 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.96%) VB
16 4 (0.96%) Golang
17 3 (0.72%) VBScript
17 3 (0.72%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 20 (4.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.83%) Degree
3 13 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.20%) ISEB
6 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.72%) MCSE
6 3 (0.72%) CCNA
7 2 (0.48%) HNC
7 2 (0.48%) HND
7 2 (0.48%) MCITP
7 2 (0.48%) VCP4
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) MCTS
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.15%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.48%) WCAG
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.63%) Shibboleth
2 10 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.44%) KVM
4 5 (1.20%) Varnish
5 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.96%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.48%) Postfix
7 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.24%) XenServer
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Snort
7 1 (0.24%) Xen
7 1 (0.24%) Samba
Systems Management
1 35 (8.37%) Puppet
2 14 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.44%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.20%) Nagios
5 3 (0.72%) OpenView
6 2 (0.48%) Salt
7 1 (0.24%) AppManager
7 1 (0.24%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.24%) SCCM
7 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.24%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.24%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (6.46%) Zend
2 26 (6.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.98%) Oracle
4 17 (4.07%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.35%) VMware
6 13 (3.11%) Twitter
7 8 (1.91%) Facebook
8 5 (1.20%) Appcelerator
8 5 (1.20%) Cisco
9 4 (0.96%) Adobe
9 4 (0.96%) NetApp
9 4 (0.96%) Google
10 3 (0.72%) WSO2
10 3 (0.72%) HP
10 3 (0.72%) Siebel
11 2 (0.48%) Sun
11 2 (0.48%) Citrix
12 1 (0.24%) Juniper
12 1 (0.24%) Percona
12 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago