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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 71 64 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 250 238 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 2.79% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.62% 8.17% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 154 101
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 12
Average hourly rate £31.25 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £11.25 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £21.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
3282 2912 2702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.10% 34.16% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1583 1384
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £230
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 110 118 181
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 +16 64 £313 +13.63% 42
Surrey +2 50 £275 -10.56% 17
Berkshire -17 44 £325 - 22
Oxfordshire -14 37 £300 +9.09% 46
Buckinghamshire -18 15 £425 +30.76% 13
East Sussex -19 15 £225 -10.00% 13
Kent +4 13 £330 -22.80% 6
Middlesex +5 8 £320 -8.57% 1
West Sussex -3 2 - - 5
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 250 (55.07%) JavaScript
2 242 (53.30%) HTML
3 235 (51.76%) CSS
4 209 (46.04%) MySQL
5 149 (32.82%) jQuery
6 145 (31.94%) Linux
7 133 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
8 110 (24.23%) Apache
9 95 (20.93%) HTML5
10 86 (18.94%) LAMP
11 82 (18.06%) Git (software)
12 79 (17.40%) SQL
13 69 (15.20%) MVC
14 68 (14.98%) OO
14 68 (14.98%) Drupal
15 64 (14.10%) Open Source
16 62 (13.66%) XML
17 58 (12.78%) CSS3
18 57 (12.56%) Python
19 54 (11.89%) Web Services
19 54 (11.89%) CMS
20 53 (11.67%) Ajax
21 52 (11.45%) Subversion
21 52 (11.45%) E-Commerce
22 51 (11.23%) Java
23 50 (11.01%) PHP5
24 49 (10.79%) Web Development
25 47 (10.35%) Symfony
25 47 (10.35%) Laravel
26 46 (10.13%) Zend

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 110 (24.23%) Apache
2 68 (14.98%) Drupal
3 54 (11.89%) CMS
4 46 (10.13%) WordPress
5 28 (6.17%) Node.js
6 14 (3.08%) IIS
7 11 (2.42%) Joomla!
8 8 (1.76%) uWSGI
9 6 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.10%) Moodle
11 4 (0.88%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.88%) Liferay
11 4 (0.88%) nginx
12 3 (0.66%) TeamSite
12 3 (0.66%) ExpressionEngine
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.44%) TYPO3
Applications
1 20 (4.41%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.54%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.66%) MS Office
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.22%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.54%) SaaS
3 3 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (0.66%) Route 53
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.71%) Internet
2 14 (3.08%) SSL
3 12 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.42%) HTTP
5 10 (2.20%) DNS
6 7 (1.54%) Asterisk PBX
7 6 (1.32%) Intranet
7 6 (1.32%) PBX
7 6 (1.32%) VoIP
8 5 (1.10%) FTP
8 5 (1.10%) Network Security
9 3 (0.66%) Firewall
9 3 (0.66%) LDAP
9 3 (0.66%) DHCP
9 3 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.22%) SSH
11 1 (0.22%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (46.04%) MySQL
2 33 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.64%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.98%) Big Data
8 7 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.22%) MS Access
11 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 52 (11.45%) Subversion
3 44 (9.69%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.39%) Selenium
5 27 (5.95%) PHPUnit
6 22 (4.85%) Maven
7 17 (3.74%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (3.30%) JIRA
10 10 (2.20%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.76%) Grunt
12 7 (1.54%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.32%) NUnit
14 5 (1.10%) Xdebug
14 5 (1.10%) JMeter
14 5 (1.10%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.10%) Hudson
14 5 (1.10%) WebDriver
14 5 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (6.17%) Marketing
2 12 (2.64%) Finance
3 9 (1.98%) Advertising
4 6 (1.32%) Electronics
5 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.88%) Publishing
7 3 (0.66%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Automotive
8 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 317 (69.82%) Developer
2 168 (37.00%) PHP Developer
3 68 (14.98%) Web Developer
4 39 (8.59%) Front-End Developer
5 29 (6.39%) Senior Developer
6 27 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (4.19%) Architect
7 19 (4.19%) Drupal Developer
7 19 (4.19%) PHP Web Developer
8 17 (3.74%) Senior PHP Developer
9 16 (3.52%) Programmer
9 16 (3.52%) WordPress Developer
10 13 (2.86%) Front-End Web Developer
10 13 (2.86%) PHP Programmer
11 12 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.42%) Tester
13 10 (2.20%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 10 (2.20%) LAMP Developer
13 10 (2.20%) Analyst
14 9 (1.98%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (53.30%) HTML
2 235 (51.76%) CSS
3 149 (32.82%) jQuery
4 95 (20.93%) HTML5
5 86 (18.94%) LAMP
6 62 (13.66%) XML
7 58 (12.78%) CSS3
8 54 (11.89%) Web Services
9 53 (11.67%) Ajax
10 47 (10.35%) Symfony
10 47 (10.35%) Laravel
11 45 (9.91%) REST
12 42 (9.25%) .NET
13 31 (6.83%) CodeIgniter
14 25 (5.51%) JSON
15 24 (5.29%) SOAP
16 22 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (4.41%) RESTful
17 20 (4.41%) ASP.NET
17 20 (4.41%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.10%) Open Source
2 24 (5.29%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.30%) User Experience
4 11 (2.42%) E-Learning
5 10 (2.20%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.54%) SCORM
7 7 (1.54%) Learning Management System
8 6 (1.32%) Clustering
9 5 (1.10%) Social Media
10 4 (0.88%) CMDB
10 4 (0.88%) iDTV
11 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.66%) GIS
11 3 (0.66%) VLE
11 3 (0.66%) W3C
11 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 145 (31.94%) Linux
2 40 (8.81%) UNIX
3 32 (7.05%) Windows
4 31 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.98%) Debian
6 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.76%) Android
8 7 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.54%) CentOS
9 6 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.10%) Solaris
11 4 (0.88%) AIX
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) Fedora
13 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (15.20%) MVC
3 68 (14.98%) OO
4 52 (11.45%) E-Commerce
5 49 (10.79%) Web Development
6 42 (9.25%) DevOps
7 41 (9.03%) OOP
8 37 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (8.15%) TDD
9 35 (7.71%) Scrum
10 34 (7.49%) BDD
11 29 (6.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 27 (5.95%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.29%) OO PHP
14 23 (5.07%) SOA
15 22 (4.85%) Content Management
16 20 (4.41%) Software Engineering
17 19 (4.19%) Migration
17 19 (4.19%) Automated Testing
18 16 (3.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 250 (55.07%) JavaScript
2 79 (17.40%) SQL
3 57 (12.56%) Python
4 51 (11.23%) Java
5 50 (11.01%) PHP5
6 34 (7.49%) Perl
6 34 (7.49%) Ruby
7 28 (6.17%) Shell Script
8 23 (5.07%) C#
8 23 (5.07%) C++
9 20 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 15 (3.30%) C
11 8 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.54%) XPath
13 6 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.88%) Scala
14 4 (0.88%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.63%) Degree
2 20 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.32%) ISEB
5 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.66%) MCSE
6 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.66%) CCNA
6 3 (0.66%) MCITP
7 2 (0.44%) MCTS
7 2 (0.44%) CISSP
7 2 (0.44%) HNC
7 2 (0.44%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.98%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.20%) Shibboleth
2 10 (2.20%) KVM
3 6 (1.32%) Varnish
4 5 (1.10%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.66%) Xen
7 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.44%) NFS
7 2 (0.44%) Snort
8 1 (0.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 41 (9.03%) Puppet
2 18 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.20%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.54%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) OpenView
5 3 (0.66%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.44%) Plesk
7 1 (0.22%) Salt
7 1 (0.22%) cPanel
Vendors
1 46 (10.13%) Zend
2 30 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.51%) Red Hat
4 23 (5.07%) Oracle
5 17 (3.74%) VMware
6 14 (3.08%) Twitter
7 5 (1.10%) Telerik
7 5 (1.10%) Cisco
7 5 (1.10%) Facebook
8 4 (0.88%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.88%) Rackspace
8 4 (0.88%) HP
8 4 (0.88%) Veritas
9 3 (0.66%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.66%) Siebel
9 3 (0.66%) NetApp
9 3 (0.66%) Adobe
9 3 (0.66%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.66%) Google
10 2 (0.44%) EMC
Surrey
Mason Frank
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandwich
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £18000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Rate: £325 per day (3 months + possible extensions)
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £240 to £300 per day + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-450 Per Day
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £240 to £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago