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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 76 75 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 204 213 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 2.47% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.72% 6.92% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 133 142
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £164 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +20.00%
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
3036 3080 3176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.71% 35.71% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1656 1510
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 168
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.18 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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
Berkshire -27 42 £325 - 25
Hampshire -6 41 £350 -7.89% 37
Surrey +15 36 £338 +14.89% 26
Oxfordshire -12 30 £305 +22.00% 25
Kent +11 21 £300 +13.20% 13
West Sussex +5 14 £306 +11.36% 2
East Sussex -14 13 £250 +53.84% 9
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £350 +12.00% 19
Middlesex +2 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - - 1
Sussex - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 217 (53.19%) MySQL
2 212 (51.96%) HTML
3 197 (48.28%) CSS
4 181 (44.36%) JavaScript
5 141 (34.56%) Linux
6 116 (28.43%) Apache
7 106 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (22.79%) jQuery
9 81 (19.85%) LAMP
10 75 (18.38%) HTML5
11 69 (16.91%) MVC
12 68 (16.67%) OO
13 61 (14.95%) Open Source
14 60 (14.71%) Java
15 56 (13.73%) CMS
15 56 (13.73%) Web Development
16 55 (13.48%) OOP
16 55 (13.48%) E-Commerce
17 52 (12.75%) Git (software)
18 51 (12.50%) CSS3
19 50 (12.25%) Subversion
20 48 (11.76%) UNIX
21 44 (10.78%) Python
21 44 (10.78%) SQL
21 44 (10.78%) Ajax
21 44 (10.78%) PHP5
22 43 (10.54%) XML
23 42 (10.29%) Symfony
23 42 (10.29%) Zend
24 41 (10.05%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 116 (28.43%) Apache
2 56 (13.73%) CMS
3 41 (10.05%) Drupal
4 28 (6.86%) WordPress
5 19 (4.66%) IIS
6 12 (2.94%) Joomla!
6 12 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.70%) Node.js
8 10 (2.45%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.47%) nginx
10 5 (1.23%) Moodle
11 4 (0.98%) uWSGI
12 3 (0.74%) Liferay
12 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.74%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.49%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.49%) TYPO3
13 2 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 20 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.17%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.70%) Magento
2 5 (1.23%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.98%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.23%) SaaS
2 5 (1.23%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.25%) Route 53
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.58%) Internet
2 13 (3.19%) SSL
3 12 (2.94%) HTTP
4 9 (2.21%) FTP
4 9 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.21%) DNS
5 8 (1.96%) SAN
6 6 (1.47%) Intranet
6 6 (1.47%) IPv6
6 6 (1.47%) MPLS
6 6 (1.47%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.47%) LDAP
7 5 (1.23%) Telnet
7 5 (1.23%) SSH
7 5 (1.23%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.98%) IPsec
8 4 (0.98%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.98%) LAN
8 4 (0.98%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (53.19%) MySQL
2 27 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.17%) Big Data
4 13 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) QlikView
9 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 52 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 50 (12.25%) Subversion
3 22 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.15%) PHPUnit
5 18 (4.41%) Maven
6 13 (3.19%) Selenium
7 10 (2.45%) Ant
8 9 (2.21%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.21%) JIRA
9 8 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.72%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.23%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.98%) Hudson
14 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.74%) Behat
14 3 (0.74%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.49%) JMeter
General
1 18 (4.41%) Marketing
2 14 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.96%) Finance
3 8 (1.96%) Retail
4 7 (1.72%) Advertising
5 4 (0.98%) Electronics
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 269 (65.93%) Developer
2 146 (35.78%) PHP Developer
3 65 (15.93%) Web Developer
4 43 (10.54%) Front-End Developer
5 21 (5.15%) PHP Web Developer
6 19 (4.66%) Front-End Web Developer
7 16 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 15 (3.68%) Tester
8 15 (3.68%) Drupal Developer
8 15 (3.68%) Senior PHP Developer
9 14 (3.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 13 (3.19%) Security Engineer
10 13 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.94%) Administrator
12 11 (2.70%) Programmer
12 11 (2.70%) LAMP Developer
12 11 (2.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 10 (2.45%) Analyst
14 9 (2.21%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.21%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (51.96%) HTML
2 197 (48.28%) CSS
3 93 (22.79%) jQuery
4 81 (19.85%) LAMP
5 75 (18.38%) HTML5
6 51 (12.50%) CSS3
7 44 (10.78%) Ajax
8 43 (10.54%) XML
9 42 (10.29%) Symfony
10 38 (9.31%) Web Services
11 34 (8.33%) .NET
12 26 (6.37%) REST
13 22 (5.39%) SOAP
14 21 (5.15%) ASP.NET
15 20 (4.90%) Laravel
16 19 (4.66%) JSON
17 16 (3.92%) CodeIgniter
17 16 (3.92%) AngularJS
18 15 (3.68%) CakePHP
18 15 (3.68%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.95%) Open Source
2 21 (5.15%) User Experience
3 12 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.96%) Learning Management System
5 8 (1.96%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.72%) Social Media
7 6 (1.47%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.47%) SCORM
7 6 (1.47%) Replication
7 6 (1.47%) Clustering
8 5 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.23%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.98%) W3C
9 4 (0.98%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.74%) Human Factors
10 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.74%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 141 (34.56%) Linux
2 48 (11.76%) UNIX
3 39 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (8.58%) Windows
5 20 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.68%) Android
7 10 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.45%) Debian
7 10 (2.45%) Solaris
8 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.23%) AIX
9 5 (1.23%) CentOS
9 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.74%) HPUX
11 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (16.91%) MVC
3 68 (16.67%) OO
4 56 (13.73%) Web Development
5 55 (13.48%) OOP
5 55 (13.48%) E-Commerce
6 38 (9.31%) TDD
7 29 (7.11%) OO PHP
8 23 (5.64%) BDD
8 23 (5.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 22 (5.39%) DevOps
10 21 (5.15%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.66%) Scrum
11 19 (4.66%) Software Engineering
12 17 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (4.17%) ITIL
13 16 (3.92%) Migration
13 16 (3.92%) Content Management
14 14 (3.43%) PRINCE2
14 14 (3.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 181 (44.36%) JavaScript
2 60 (14.71%) Java
3 44 (10.78%) PHP5
3 44 (10.78%) SQL
3 44 (10.78%) Python
4 38 (9.31%) Perl
5 32 (7.84%) Ruby
6 30 (7.35%) Shell Script
6 30 (7.35%) C
7 28 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 25 (6.13%) C#
9 17 (4.17%) C++
10 8 (1.96%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.72%) VB
11 7 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.72%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.98%) Korn
12 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.74%) PHP4
13 3 (0.74%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 27 (6.62%) Degree
2 14 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.19%) CISSP
4 11 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.74%) PMP
6 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.74%) CCNP
7 2 (0.49%) RHCE
7 2 (0.49%) CCIE
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.45%) QA
3 9 (2.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.19%) Snort
3 10 (2.45%) Shibboleth
4 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.23%) KVM
5 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.74%) Varnish
7 2 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.49%) Xen
7 2 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (5.88%) Puppet
2 14 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.21%) Nagios
4 7 (1.72%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.74%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.49%) Plesk
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.49%) Cacti
8 1 (0.25%) SCCM
8 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (10.29%) Zend
2 40 (9.80%) Red Hat
3 34 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 21 (5.15%) Oracle
5 20 (4.90%) VMware
6 16 (3.92%) Cisco
7 14 (3.43%) Juniper
8 7 (1.72%) Adobe
8 7 (1.72%) HP
8 7 (1.72%) Twitter
8 7 (1.72%) Rackspace
9 6 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.47%) Brocade
10 5 (1.23%) Google
10 5 (1.23%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.23%) Telerik
11 4 (0.98%) Blue Coat
11 4 (0.98%) Veritas
11 4 (0.98%) McAfee
Maidstone, Kent
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liss
Spectrum IT
Posted: 12 days ago
Staines
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago