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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 107 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 170 173 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.71% 1.89% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.16% 5.89% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 107 80
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
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
3294 2936 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.23% 32.08% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1612 1264
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 116 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £15.54 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +10 46 £313 +13.63% 16
Hampshire +2 43 £348 +15.83% 39
Surrey +1 29 £350 +9.37% 28
Oxfordshire -14 29 £275 +5.76% 28
Buckinghamshire +6 22 £300 -11.11% 26
East Sussex -22 8 £225 +12.50% 21
Kent -9 4 £350 +12.00% 7
West Sussex -23 1 - - 13
Isle of Wight - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 232 (55.11%) HTML
1 232 (55.11%) JavaScript
2 221 (52.49%) CSS
3 165 (39.19%) MySQL
4 137 (32.54%) jQuery
5 123 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
6 122 (28.98%) Linux
7 98 (23.28%) HTML5
8 86 (20.43%) Git (software)
9 85 (20.19%) SQL
10 78 (18.53%) Apache
11 71 (16.86%) OO
11 71 (16.86%) MVC
11 71 (16.86%) LAMP
12 70 (16.63%) Drupal
13 62 (14.73%) Python
14 60 (14.25%) CSS3
15 57 (13.54%) Java
16 56 (13.30%) Subversion
16 56 (13.30%) Web Development
17 51 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
18 49 (11.64%) CMS
19 48 (11.40%) Perl
20 47 (11.16%) Open Source
21 46 (10.93%) Web Services
21 46 (10.93%) XML
22 45 (10.69%) UNIX
22 45 (10.69%) Marketing
22 45 (10.69%) DevOps
23 44 (10.45%) .NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 78 (18.53%) Apache
2 70 (16.63%) Drupal
3 49 (11.64%) CMS
4 40 (9.50%) WordPress
5 24 (5.70%) Node.js
6 11 (2.61%) uWSGI
7 9 (2.14%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.14%) IIS
8 6 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.43%) Moodle
9 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.19%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.95%) JBoss
11 3 (0.71%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.71%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.48%) nginx
12 2 (0.48%) TeamSite
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 16 (3.80%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.71%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (4.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Tridion
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.71%) SaaS
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.94%) Internet
2 17 (4.04%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.85%) HTTP
4 11 (2.61%) SSL
4 11 (2.61%) DNS
5 7 (1.66%) Firewall
6 6 (1.43%) Network Security
7 4 (0.95%) LDAP
8 3 (0.71%) LAN
8 3 (0.71%) WAN
8 3 (0.71%) SMTP
8 3 (0.71%) DHCP
8 3 (0.71%) VPN
8 3 (0.71%) Intranet
8 3 (0.71%) VLAN
8 3 (0.71%) DVB
9 2 (0.48%) SSH
9 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (39.19%) MySQL
2 34 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (5.70%) SQL Server
4 16 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.61%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.43%) Big Data
9 3 (0.71%) Redis
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.48%) MS Access
10 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 86 (20.43%) Git (software)
2 56 (13.30%) Subversion
3 39 (9.26%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.18%) Selenium
5 25 (5.94%) PHPUnit
6 16 (3.80%) Grunt
7 12 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.38%) Maven
9 9 (2.14%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.66%) JIRA
11 7 (1.66%) NUnit
12 6 (1.43%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 6 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
12 6 (1.43%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.19%) Xdebug
13 5 (1.19%) JMeter
14 4 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (10.69%) Marketing
2 19 (4.51%) Finance
3 8 (1.90%) Advertising
3 8 (1.90%) Publishing
4 7 (1.66%) Games
4 7 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.95%) Retail
5 4 (0.95%) Back Office
6 3 (0.71%) Electronics
6 3 (0.71%) Banking
7 2 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 299 (71.02%) Developer
2 154 (36.58%) PHP Developer
3 68 (16.15%) Web Developer
4 33 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 26 (6.18%) Front-End Developer
5 26 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (4.99%) Drupal Developer
7 19 (4.51%) PHP Web Developer
8 18 (4.28%) Senior PHP Developer
9 14 (3.33%) WordPress Developer
9 14 (3.33%) Architect
9 14 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (3.09%) Programmer
11 12 (2.85%) LAMP Developer
12 11 (2.61%) Junior
12 11 (2.61%) Analyst
12 11 (2.61%) Junior Developer
13 10 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (2.38%) PHP Programmer
14 9 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (55.11%) HTML
2 221 (52.49%) CSS
3 137 (32.54%) jQuery
4 98 (23.28%) HTML5
5 71 (16.86%) LAMP
6 60 (14.25%) CSS3
7 46 (10.93%) Web Services
7 46 (10.93%) XML
8 44 (10.45%) .NET
9 42 (9.98%) Laravel
10 39 (9.26%) Ajax
11 33 (7.84%) Symfony
12 26 (6.18%) REST
12 26 (6.18%) AngularJS
13 23 (5.46%) JSON
14 22 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (4.51%) ASP.NET
15 19 (4.51%) XHTML
15 19 (4.51%) CodeIgniter
16 18 (4.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.16%) Open Source
2 27 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.56%) User Experience
4 8 (1.90%) Digital Media
4 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.66%) Wiki
5 7 (1.66%) Social Media
5 7 (1.66%) E-Learning
6 6 (1.43%) Graphic Design
6 6 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.19%) Replication
8 4 (0.95%) PKI
8 4 (0.95%) iDTV
8 4 (0.95%) CMDB
8 4 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.71%) DTV
9 3 (0.71%) STB
9 3 (0.71%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 122 (28.98%) Linux
2 45 (10.69%) UNIX
3 29 (6.89%) Windows
4 18 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.33%) Android
6 10 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.66%) CentOS
7 7 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.95%) Solaris
11 2 (0.48%) Debian
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.24%) Fedora
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (16.86%) MVC
2 71 (16.86%) OO
3 56 (13.30%) Web Development
4 51 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (10.69%) DevOps
6 44 (10.45%) Scrum
7 40 (9.50%) OOP
8 37 (8.79%) TDD
9 36 (8.55%) Software Engineering
10 32 (7.60%) E-Commerce
11 27 (6.41%) BDD
11 27 (6.41%) Responsive Web Design
12 23 (5.46%) Unit Testing
13 22 (5.23%) Automated Testing
13 22 (5.23%) OO PHP
14 19 (4.51%) Content Management
15 17 (4.04%) Project Management
16 15 (3.56%) SOA
17 12 (2.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 232 (55.11%) JavaScript
2 85 (20.19%) SQL
3 62 (14.73%) Python
4 57 (13.54%) Java
5 48 (11.40%) Perl
6 35 (8.31%) Ruby
6 35 (8.31%) PHP5
7 26 (6.18%) C#
8 19 (4.51%) Shell Script
9 18 (4.28%) C++
10 17 (4.04%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.85%) C
12 7 (1.66%) XPath
13 5 (1.19%) VB
13 5 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.19%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.19%) Scala
14 4 (0.95%) Golang
14 4 (0.95%) VBScript
15 3 (0.71%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 20 (4.75%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.80%) Degree
3 13 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.19%) ISEB
4 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.95%) CCNA
6 3 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) MCP
7 1 (0.24%) HNC
7 1 (0.24%) HND
7 1 (0.24%) PMP
7 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.24%) MCTS
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.85%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) WCAG
3 2 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.61%) Shibboleth
3 5 (1.19%) Varnish
3 5 (1.19%) KVM
3 5 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.48%) Snort
4 2 (0.48%) Postfix
4 2 (0.48%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) Xen
5 1 (0.24%) Samba
5 1 (0.24%) iptables
5 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (7.84%) Puppet
2 14 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.19%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.19%) Nagios
4 3 (0.71%) OpenView
5 2 (0.48%) Salt
5 2 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.48%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.24%) AppManager
6 1 (0.24%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 34 (8.08%) Zend
2 28 (6.65%) Oracle
3 25 (5.94%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.04%) VMware
5 12 (2.85%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.61%) Cisco
7 10 (2.38%) Twitter
8 6 (1.43%) Appcelerator
8 6 (1.43%) Facebook
9 5 (1.19%) NetApp
10 4 (0.95%) Adobe
11 3 (0.71%) HP
11 3 (0.71%) Siebel
11 3 (0.71%) Citrix
11 3 (0.71%) WSO2
12 2 (0.48%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.48%) Juniper
12 2 (0.48%) McAfee
12 2 (0.48%) Websense
12 2 (0.48%) 3Com
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Very Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Brighton
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago