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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 70 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 253 193 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 2.10% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.61% 6.57% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 122 105
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 £24.90 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.58% +55.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.82 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.98 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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
3326 2939 2890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.89% 31.96% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 1613 1470
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 153
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £50.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
Hampshire +24 70 £313 -18.03% 28
Oxfordshire +11 70 £389 +25.40% 23
East Sussex -5 31 £250 -9.09% 12
Buckinghamshire +2 23 £300 - 15
Kent -7 14 £463 +68.18% 7
Surrey -12 14 £320 +12.28% 24
Berkshire -8 13 £250 -16.66% 25
Middlesex +5 9 £275 +10.00%
West Sussex -11 9 £425 +36.00% 7
Sussex - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £220 - 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 259 (60.51%) JavaScript
2 248 (57.94%) HTML
3 218 (50.93%) CSS
4 180 (42.06%) MySQL
5 120 (28.04%) Linux
6 115 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (26.87%) jQuery
7 95 (22.20%) Git (software)
8 94 (21.96%) OO
9 93 (21.73%) SQL
10 90 (21.03%) HTML5
11 72 (16.82%) Perl
12 69 (16.12%) Drupal
13 68 (15.89%) Apache
14 63 (14.72%) Subversion
15 61 (14.25%) LAMP
16 60 (14.02%) Scrum
17 59 (13.79%) Java
18 58 (13.55%) TDD
19 57 (13.32%) OOP
20 56 (13.08%) E-Commerce
21 55 (12.85%) MVC
21 55 (12.85%) CSS3
22 53 (12.38%) Web Development
23 51 (11.92%) Magento
23 51 (11.92%) CMS
24 46 (10.75%) Zend
25 43 (10.05%) .NET
25 43 (10.05%) OO PHP
26 42 (9.81%) JSON

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 69 (16.12%) Drupal
2 68 (15.89%) Apache
3 51 (11.92%) CMS
4 38 (8.88%) WordPress
5 29 (6.78%) Node.js
6 12 (2.80%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.34%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.34%) Moodle
8 8 (1.87%) IIS
9 6 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.17%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.93%) ExpressionEngine
12 3 (0.70%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.70%) JBoss
12 3 (0.70%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (5.14%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.47%) MS Office
5 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 51 (11.92%) Magento
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 8 (1.87%) GitHub
4 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.93%) SaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.18%) Internet
2 17 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.50%) Firewall
4 12 (2.80%) HTTP
4 12 (2.80%) LAN
4 12 (2.80%) WAN
4 12 (2.80%) SSL
5 9 (2.10%) SAN
5 9 (2.10%) Intranet
5 9 (2.10%) Network Security
5 9 (2.10%) LDAP
6 7 (1.64%) DNS
7 6 (1.40%) IPsec
8 5 (1.17%) VPN
9 4 (0.93%) SMTP
9 4 (0.93%) SMS
9 4 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.70%) VLAN
10 3 (0.70%) SSH
10 3 (0.70%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (42.06%) MySQL
2 28 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.50%) Redis
5 12 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.10%) Big Data
6 9 (2.10%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.23%) SQLite
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.23%) MS Access
14 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 95 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 63 (14.72%) Subversion
3 30 (7.01%) PHPUnit
4 27 (6.31%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.74%) Grunt
6 10 (2.34%) Selenium
7 9 (2.10%) Bower
8 8 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.40%) JUnit
9 6 (1.40%) Mockito
9 6 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.17%) gulp
11 4 (0.93%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.70%) JIRA
12 3 (0.70%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.70%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.47%) Behat
General
1 29 (6.78%) Marketing
2 12 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.10%) Finance
3 9 (2.10%) Publishing
4 7 (1.64%) Games
4 7 (1.64%) Retail
5 5 (1.17%) Back Office
6 4 (0.93%) Legal
7 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 336 (78.50%) Developer
2 150 (35.05%) PHP Developer
3 78 (18.22%) Web Developer
4 35 (8.18%) Magento Developer
5 28 (6.54%) Front-End Developer
6 23 (5.37%) Senior Developer
7 18 (4.21%) Senior PHP Developer
8 16 (3.74%) Drupal Developer
9 12 (2.80%) PHP Web Developer
9 12 (2.80%) Perl Developer
10 10 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (2.34%) LAMP Developer
10 10 (2.34%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 10 (2.34%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (2.10%) Moodle Developer
11 9 (2.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.10%) Designer
11 9 (2.10%) Consultant
11 9 (2.10%) Junior
12 7 (1.64%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (57.94%) HTML
2 218 (50.93%) CSS
3 115 (26.87%) jQuery
4 90 (21.03%) HTML5
5 61 (14.25%) LAMP
6 55 (12.85%) CSS3
7 43 (10.05%) .NET
8 42 (9.81%) JSON
9 37 (8.64%) Web Services
10 36 (8.41%) XML
11 34 (7.94%) Ajax
12 30 (7.01%) Sass
13 29 (6.78%) AngularJS
14 27 (6.31%) Symfony
15 26 (6.07%) RESTful
15 26 (6.07%) Laravel
16 24 (5.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (5.14%) REST
17 22 (5.14%) ASP.NET
18 19 (4.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.14%) User Experience
2 13 (3.04%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.87%) Digital Media
4 8 (1.87%) Social Media
5 7 (1.64%) Semantic Web
5 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.64%) Replication
6 6 (1.40%) PKI
6 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.40%) Blog
7 5 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.93%) Statistics
9 3 (0.70%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.70%) STB
9 3 (0.70%) DTV
10 2 (0.47%) NHS
10 2 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 120 (28.04%) Linux
2 30 (7.01%) UNIX
3 25 (5.84%) Windows
4 13 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.80%) Android
6 9 (2.10%) CentOS
7 8 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.40%) Solaris
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (21.96%) OO
3 60 (14.02%) Scrum
4 58 (13.55%) TDD
5 57 (13.32%) OOP
6 56 (13.08%) E-Commerce
7 55 (12.85%) MVC
8 53 (12.38%) Web Development
9 43 (10.05%) OO PHP
10 37 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (8.18%) Open Source
12 31 (7.24%) BDD
13 24 (5.61%) Unit Testing
14 22 (5.14%) Responsive Web Design
15 20 (4.67%) Automated Testing
15 20 (4.67%) Software Engineering
16 19 (4.44%) SOA
17 18 (4.21%) Kanban
17 18 (4.21%) DevOps
18 15 (3.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 259 (60.51%) JavaScript
2 93 (21.73%) SQL
3 72 (16.82%) Perl
4 59 (13.79%) Java
5 41 (9.58%) Python
6 33 (7.71%) C#
7 26 (6.07%) PHP5
8 20 (4.67%) Ruby
9 13 (3.04%) C++
10 11 (2.57%) C
10 11 (2.57%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.64%) VB
12 7 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.93%) PHP4
15 4 (0.93%) VBScript
16 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.57%) Degree
4 2 (0.47%) CCNA
4 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.23%) PMP
5 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.23%) MCP
5 1 (0.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.74%) QA
2 8 (1.87%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.57%) Docker
3 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.17%) Shibboleth
5 3 (0.70%) Sendmail
5 3 (0.70%) Snort
6 2 (0.47%) vSphere
6 2 (0.47%) Varnish
7 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.23%) vCloud
7 1 (0.23%) KVM
7 1 (0.23%) iptables
7 1 (0.23%) XenServer
7 1 (0.23%) Samba
7 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 11 (2.57%) Puppet
2 7 (1.64%) Nagios
3 5 (1.17%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.93%) Icinga
4 4 (0.93%) Cacti
5 3 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.70%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.23%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.23%) Salt
7 1 (0.23%) Kibana
7 1 (0.23%) SCCM
7 1 (0.23%) AppManager
7 1 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 46 (10.75%) Zend
2 24 (5.61%) VMware
3 21 (4.91%) Oracle
4 18 (4.21%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.27%) Cisco
6 10 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.10%) Twitter
8 8 (1.87%) Google
8 8 (1.87%) Juniper
8 8 (1.87%) Marketo
9 7 (1.64%) Facebook
10 6 (1.40%) Rackspace
10 6 (1.40%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.17%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.17%) WSO2
11 5 (1.17%) Dell
12 4 (0.93%) CommVault
12 4 (0.93%) Appcelerator
13 3 (0.70%) Blue Coat
13 3 (0.70%) NetApp
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mason Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dover
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago