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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 71 81 61
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP 225 206 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.42% 2.32% 2.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.46% 6.64% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 114 123
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £169 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £14.65 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £15.85 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.00% +41.02%
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
3018 3104 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.53% 34.99% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1628 1509
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 154 191
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -8 51 £356 +5.55% 42
Surrey +13 35 £285 +12.31% 23
Berkshire -15 34 £325 -5.79% 21
Oxfordshire 0 28 £311 +29.68% 22
East Sussex +7 24 £250 - 12
Kent +13 23 £288 +219.44% 4
West Sussex +13 18 £306 +11.36% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £350 +60.00% 11
Middlesex - 5 £250 - 2
Sussex - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 229 (55.31%) MySQL
2 216 (52.17%) HTML
3 200 (48.31%) CSS
4 179 (43.24%) JavaScript
5 140 (33.82%) Linux
6 108 (26.09%) Apache
7 98 (23.67%) jQuery
8 75 (18.12%) LAMP
9 73 (17.63%) HTML5
10 70 (16.91%) MVC
10 70 (16.91%) OO
11 67 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (14.49%) Java
12 60 (14.49%) Git (software)
13 58 (14.01%) E-Commerce
13 58 (14.01%) CMS
14 57 (13.77%) OOP
15 56 (13.53%) Open Source
16 53 (12.80%) Subversion
17 51 (12.32%) PHP5
17 51 (12.32%) Web Development
18 46 (11.11%) Symfony
18 46 (11.11%) CSS3
18 46 (11.11%) UNIX
19 44 (10.63%) Python
19 44 (10.63%) Zend
19 44 (10.63%) Drupal
20 43 (10.39%) Red Hat
21 42 (10.14%) XML
22 41 (9.90%) SQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 108 (26.09%) Apache
2 58 (14.01%) CMS
3 44 (10.63%) Drupal
4 30 (7.25%) WordPress
5 14 (3.38%) IIS
6 12 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.90%) nginx
7 11 (2.66%) Joomla!
8 10 (2.42%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.42%) GlassFish
9 8 (1.93%) Node.js
10 5 (1.21%) Moodle
11 4 (0.97%) uWSGI
12 3 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.72%) Liferay
12 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.48%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.48%) TYPO3
13 2 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 20 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.11%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.90%) Magento
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.97%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.93%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (0.72%) SaaS
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.24%) Route 53
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.28%) Internet
2 8 (1.93%) HTTP
2 8 (1.93%) SAN
3 7 (1.69%) SSL
3 7 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.45%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.45%) FTP
4 6 (1.45%) IPv6
4 6 (1.45%) MPLS
4 6 (1.45%) LDAP
5 5 (1.21%) Asterisk PBX
5 5 (1.21%) SSH
5 5 (1.21%) Telnet
6 4 (0.97%) DNS
6 4 (0.97%) LAN
6 4 (0.97%) PBX
6 4 (0.97%) VoIP
6 4 (0.97%) WAN
6 4 (0.97%) Intranet
6 4 (0.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (55.31%) MySQL
2 25 (6.04%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.11%) Big Data
4 14 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.93%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.93%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.45%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.24%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.24%) QlikView
8 1 (0.24%) DB2
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 60 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 53 (12.80%) Subversion
3 23 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.83%) PHPUnit
5 13 (3.14%) Selenium
5 13 (3.14%) Maven
6 10 (2.42%) Ant
7 9 (2.17%) JIRA
8 8 (1.93%) Mercurial
8 8 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.21%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.97%) Behat
11 4 (0.97%) Hudson
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.72%) Sublime Text
General
1 21 (5.07%) Marketing
2 14 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.90%) Finance
4 9 (2.17%) Retail
5 7 (1.69%) Advertising
6 4 (0.97%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 276 (66.67%) Developer
2 161 (38.89%) PHP Developer
3 62 (14.98%) Web Developer
4 38 (9.18%) Front-End Developer
5 23 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
6 20 (4.83%) Drupal Developer
7 16 (3.86%) Tester
8 15 (3.62%) Front-End Web Developer
8 15 (3.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 15 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (3.38%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.38%) Administrator
10 13 (3.14%) Security Engineer
11 12 (2.90%) Senior PHP Developer
12 11 (2.66%) LAMP Developer
12 11 (2.66%) Analyst
13 10 (2.42%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 10 (2.42%) WordPress Developer
13 10 (2.42%) Programmer
14 9 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (52.17%) HTML
2 200 (48.31%) CSS
3 98 (23.67%) jQuery
4 75 (18.12%) LAMP
5 73 (17.63%) HTML5
6 46 (11.11%) Symfony
6 46 (11.11%) CSS3
7 42 (10.14%) XML
8 41 (9.90%) Ajax
9 36 (8.70%) Web Services
10 34 (8.21%) .NET
11 24 (5.80%) JSON
12 23 (5.56%) REST
13 19 (4.59%) SOAP
14 18 (4.35%) Laravel
15 17 (4.11%) CodeIgniter
15 17 (4.11%) ASP.NET
16 16 (3.86%) Zend Framework
17 14 (3.38%) AngularJS
17 14 (3.38%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.53%) Open Source
2 12 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.69%) Learning Management System
4 7 (1.69%) Social Media
4 7 (1.69%) Digital Media
4 7 (1.69%) E-Learning
5 6 (1.45%) Replication
5 6 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.21%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.21%) Clustering
6 5 (1.21%) SCORM
7 4 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.72%) Kindle
8 3 (0.72%) Human Factors
8 3 (0.72%) W3C
9 2 (0.48%) DTV
9 2 (0.48%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 140 (33.82%) Linux
2 46 (11.11%) UNIX
3 39 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (8.45%) Windows
5 24 (5.80%) Apple iOS
6 17 (4.11%) Android
7 13 (3.14%) Debian
8 10 (2.42%) Solaris
8 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 9 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.69%) CentOS
11 5 (1.21%) AIX
11 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.72%) HPUX
14 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.91%) MVC
1 70 (16.91%) OO
2 67 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (14.01%) E-Commerce
4 57 (13.77%) OOP
5 51 (12.32%) Web Development
6 40 (9.66%) TDD
7 29 (7.00%) OO PHP
8 25 (6.04%) DevOps
9 22 (5.31%) BDD
9 22 (5.31%) Unit Testing
10 20 (4.83%) Software Engineering
11 18 (4.35%) Scrum
12 17 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (4.11%) Web Design
13 16 (3.86%) CRM
13 16 (3.86%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.86%) Migration
13 16 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (3.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 179 (43.24%) JavaScript
2 60 (14.49%) Java
3 51 (12.32%) PHP5
4 44 (10.63%) Python
5 41 (9.90%) SQL
6 40 (9.66%) Perl
7 33 (7.97%) Bash Shell
7 33 (7.97%) Ruby
8 30 (7.25%) Shell Script
8 30 (7.25%) C
9 23 (5.56%) C#
10 15 (3.62%) C++
11 8 (1.93%) VB
12 7 (1.69%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.97%) Korn
14 3 (0.72%) PHP4
14 3 (0.72%) VBScript
14 3 (0.72%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (6.04%) Degree
2 14 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.14%) CISSP
4 10 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.97%) RHCE
7 3 (0.72%) PMP
7 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.72%) CCNP
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CCIE
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.14%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.42%) QA
3 9 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.14%) Snort
3 10 (2.42%) Shibboleth
4 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.97%) KVM
5 4 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.97%) Varnish
6 2 (0.48%) NFS
6 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.48%) Xen
6 2 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (6.04%) Puppet
2 19 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.86%) Nagios
4 8 (1.93%) Cacti
5 7 (1.69%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.69%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.97%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.48%) Salt
7 2 (0.48%) Ansible
7 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.48%) Plesk
7 2 (0.48%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.24%) Munin
8 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (10.63%) Zend
2 43 (10.39%) Red Hat
3 33 (7.97%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.80%) Oracle
5 23 (5.56%) VMware
6 16 (3.86%) Cisco
7 14 (3.38%) Juniper
8 10 (2.42%) Rackspace
9 8 (1.93%) HP
9 8 (1.93%) Adobe
10 6 (1.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.45%) SAP
10 6 (1.45%) Brocade
11 5 (1.21%) DevExpress
11 5 (1.21%) Twitter
11 5 (1.21%) Telerik
12 4 (0.97%) McAfee
12 4 (0.97%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.97%) Veritas
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