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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 76 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 248 216 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.50% 2.36% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.19% 7.19% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 125 112
Average daily rate
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£300 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £22.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.34 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.50 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
3450 3005 3074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.81% 32.86% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2190 1657 1617
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Oxfordshire +10 67 £350 +14.75% 14
Hampshire +3 63 £300 -14.28% 25
East Sussex +3 31 £250 - 15
Berkshire -7 29 £290 -10.76% 29
Buckinghamshire -1 21 £300 -14.28% 13
Surrey -22 15 £300 +7.14% 12
Kent -3 12 £325 +13.04% 6
Middlesex +8 8 £275 +10.00%
West Sussex -26 6 £288 -6.12% 3
Isle of Wight - 3 £250 -
Sussex - 1 - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 278 (63.04%) JavaScript
2 270 (61.22%) HTML
3 239 (54.20%) CSS
4 181 (41.04%) MySQL
5 132 (29.93%) jQuery
6 118 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (26.30%) Linux
8 109 (24.72%) Git (software)
9 105 (23.81%) HTML5
10 101 (22.90%) OO
11 91 (20.63%) SQL
12 71 (16.10%) Drupal
13 69 (15.65%) Apache
14 67 (15.19%) E-Commerce
15 66 (14.97%) OOP
16 62 (14.06%) Subversion
17 61 (13.83%) CSS3
18 59 (13.38%) Magento
18 59 (13.38%) LAMP
19 57 (12.93%) TDD
20 55 (12.47%) Perl
21 53 (12.02%) Scrum
21 53 (12.02%) MVC
22 49 (11.11%) CMS
22 49 (11.11%) Java
22 49 (11.11%) Sass
22 49 (11.11%) OO PHP
23 48 (10.88%) Zend
24 47 (10.66%) Web Development
25 45 (10.20%) JSON

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (16.10%) Drupal
2 69 (15.65%) Apache
3 49 (11.11%) CMS
4 40 (9.07%) WordPress
5 31 (7.03%) Node.js
6 12 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.72%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.49%) Moodle
8 10 (2.27%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.59%) IIS
10 6 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.13%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.91%) ExpressionEngine
13 3 (0.68%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.68%) JBoss
13 3 (0.68%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (7.48%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.45%) GIMP
4 2 (0.45%) MS Office
5 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 59 (13.38%) Magento
2 2 (0.45%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 9 (2.04%) GitHub
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.13%) SaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.26%) Internet
2 14 (3.17%) Firewall
3 11 (2.49%) Intranet
3 11 (2.49%) SSL
3 11 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.27%) LAN
4 10 (2.27%) WAN
5 9 (2.04%) HTTP
5 9 (2.04%) SAN
6 7 (1.59%) DNS
6 7 (1.59%) LDAP
7 5 (1.13%) Network Security
7 5 (1.13%) IPsec
8 4 (0.91%) SSH
8 4 (0.91%) Wireless
8 4 (0.91%) SMS
9 3 (0.68%) WLAN
9 3 (0.68%) SMTP
9 3 (0.68%) SNMP
9 3 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (41.04%) MySQL
2 26 (5.90%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (4.31%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.95%) Redis
5 10 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.04%) Big Data
7 6 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.23%) QlikView
12 1 (0.23%) DataStage
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 109 (24.72%) Git (software)
2 62 (14.06%) Subversion
3 31 (7.03%) PHPUnit
4 28 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 22 (4.99%) Grunt
6 14 (3.17%) Bower
7 8 (1.81%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.81%) Selenium
8 7 (1.59%) gulp
9 6 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.13%) Mockito
10 5 (1.13%) JUnit
10 5 (1.13%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.91%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.45%) Maven
13 2 (0.45%) JIRA
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.45%) Behat
General
1 29 (6.58%) Marketing
2 16 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.27%) Publishing
4 8 (1.81%) Finance
5 7 (1.59%) Retail
6 4 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.68%) Games
7 3 (0.68%) Advertising
7 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 362 (82.09%) Developer
2 158 (35.83%) PHP Developer
3 95 (21.54%) Web Developer
4 38 (8.62%) Magento Developer
5 31 (7.03%) Front-End Developer
6 19 (4.31%) Senior Developer
7 17 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
7 17 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (3.40%) Senior PHP Developer
9 12 (2.72%) PHP Web Developer
9 12 (2.72%) Perl Developer
10 11 (2.49%) Designer
11 10 (2.27%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 10 (2.27%) Consultant
11 10 (2.27%) Junior
12 9 (2.04%) Moodle Developer
12 9 (2.04%) LAMP Developer
12 9 (2.04%) Front-End Web Developer
13 8 (1.81%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 7 (1.59%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (61.22%) HTML
2 239 (54.20%) CSS
3 132 (29.93%) jQuery
4 105 (23.81%) HTML5
5 61 (13.83%) CSS3
6 59 (13.38%) LAMP
7 49 (11.11%) Sass
8 45 (10.20%) JSON
9 41 (9.30%) .NET
10 39 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 38 (8.62%) Laravel
11 38 (8.62%) XML
12 37 (8.39%) Web Services
13 36 (8.16%) Ajax
14 29 (6.58%) Symfony
15 28 (6.35%) AngularJS
16 24 (5.44%) ASP.NET
17 23 (5.22%) RESTful
18 19 (4.31%) REST
19 16 (3.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.44%) User Experience
2 12 (2.72%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.81%) Digital Media
4 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.59%) Statistics
5 7 (1.59%) Semantic Web
5 7 (1.59%) Social Media
6 6 (1.36%) Blog
6 6 (1.36%) Replication
7 5 (1.13%) PKI
7 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.68%) STB
9 3 (0.68%) DTV
10 2 (0.45%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 116 (26.30%) Linux
2 18 (4.08%) Windows
3 17 (3.85%) UNIX
4 13 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.36%) CentOS
6 5 (1.13%) Android
6 5 (1.13%) Solaris
6 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) SUSE
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (22.90%) OO
3 67 (15.19%) E-Commerce
4 66 (14.97%) OOP
5 57 (12.93%) TDD
6 53 (12.02%) Scrum
6 53 (12.02%) MVC
7 49 (11.11%) OO PHP
8 47 (10.66%) Web Development
9 34 (7.71%) Open Source
10 30 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (6.12%) BDD
12 26 (5.90%) Responsive Web Design
13 23 (5.22%) Unit Testing
14 20 (4.54%) SOA
15 16 (3.63%) Software Engineering
16 15 (3.40%) Automated Testing
16 15 (3.40%) Kanban
16 15 (3.40%) DevOps
17 14 (3.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 278 (63.04%) JavaScript
2 91 (20.63%) SQL
3 55 (12.47%) Perl
4 49 (11.11%) Java
5 36 (8.16%) Python
6 30 (6.80%) C#
7 25 (5.67%) PHP5
8 20 (4.54%) Ruby
9 13 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.27%) C++
10 10 (2.27%) C
11 9 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.59%) VB
13 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.68%) PHP4
15 3 (0.68%) VBScript
15 3 (0.68%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.72%) Degree
4 2 (0.45%) CCNA
4 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.23%) MCP
5 1 (0.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.17%) QA
2 8 (1.81%) SLA
3 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.23%) WCAG
5 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.49%) Docker
3 7 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.13%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.45%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Varnish
6 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.23%) vCloud
6 1 (0.23%) KVM
6 1 (0.23%) Snort
6 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.04%) Puppet
2 7 (1.59%) Nagios
3 5 (1.13%) Cacti
3 5 (1.13%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.91%) Icinga
5 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.45%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.23%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.23%) Graphite
7 1 (0.23%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.23%) collectd
7 1 (0.23%) Ansible
7 1 (0.23%) logstash
7 1 (0.23%) Salt
7 1 (0.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 48 (10.88%) Zend
2 22 (4.99%) Oracle
3 20 (4.54%) VMware
4 18 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.95%) Cisco
5 13 (2.95%) Google
6 10 (2.27%) Twitter
7 9 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.81%) Marketo
9 7 (1.59%) Facebook
9 7 (1.59%) Juniper
10 6 (1.36%) Rackspace
10 6 (1.36%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.13%) Dell
12 4 (0.91%) CommVault
12 4 (0.91%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.91%) WSO2
13 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.68%) Adobe
14 2 (0.45%) Sun
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago