The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 79 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 197 206 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.15% 2.43% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.75% 7.09% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 108 105
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £284
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £24.90 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £14.80 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.98 £18.40 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2918 2905 3046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.79% 34.34% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1495 1517
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 148 189
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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England

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -22 40 £363 +20.83% 38
East Sussex +9 29 £290 +16.00% 9
Berkshire -34 27 £300 -14.28% 24
Surrey -11 25 £280 -3.44% 27
Oxfordshire -4 23 £313 +26.26% 20
Buckinghamshire +2 20 £308 +36.66% 27
Kent +11 19 £275 +205.55% 7
West Sussex +8 14 £313 -21.63% 9
Middlesex +3 7 £250 -16.66% 2
Sussex - - - - 1
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 222 (54.28%) MySQL
2 221 (54.03%) HTML
3 206 (50.37%) CSS
4 187 (45.72%) JavaScript
5 129 (31.54%) Linux
6 103 (25.18%) jQuery
7 101 (24.69%) Apache
8 78 (19.07%) LAMP
9 75 (18.34%) OO
10 74 (18.09%) HTML5
11 72 (17.60%) E-Commerce
12 67 (16.38%) OOP
13 66 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (15.65%) MVC
15 58 (14.18%) SQL
16 57 (13.94%) Java
16 57 (13.94%) CMS
16 57 (13.94%) Git (software)
17 52 (12.71%) PHP5
18 50 (12.22%) Drupal
18 50 (12.22%) Web Development
19 49 (11.98%) Open Source
20 47 (11.49%) CSS3
20 47 (11.49%) Subversion
21 45 (11.00%) XML
22 41 (10.02%) TDD
23 40 (9.78%) Python
23 40 (9.78%) UNIX
23 40 (9.78%) Red Hat
24 39 (9.54%) Ajax

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 101 (24.69%) Apache
2 57 (13.94%) CMS
3 50 (12.22%) Drupal
4 29 (7.09%) WordPress
5 17 (4.16%) IIS
6 13 (3.18%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.69%) nginx
8 10 (2.44%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.44%) GlassFish
8 10 (2.44%) Joomla!
9 8 (1.96%) Node.js
10 6 (1.47%) Moodle
11 4 (0.98%) uWSGI
12 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
13 2 (0.49%) TYPO3
13 2 (0.49%) SugarCRM
14 1 (0.24%) concrete5
Applications
1 20 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.20%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.16%) Magento
2 9 (2.20%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.98%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.20%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (0.73%) SaaS
3 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.62%) Internet
2 8 (1.96%) SAN
3 6 (1.47%) Intranet
3 6 (1.47%) MPLS
3 6 (1.47%) IPv6
3 6 (1.47%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.47%) FTP
3 6 (1.47%) HTTP
3 6 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.22%) SSL
4 5 (1.22%) DNS
4 5 (1.22%) Telnet
4 5 (1.22%) LDAP
4 5 (1.22%) SSH
4 5 (1.22%) Firewall
5 4 (0.98%) IPsec
5 4 (0.98%) LAN
5 4 (0.98%) WAN
5 4 (0.98%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (54.28%) MySQL
2 26 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.65%) Big Data
4 9 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.47%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.47%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.24%) QlikView
7 1 (0.24%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (13.94%) Git (software)
2 47 (11.49%) Subversion
3 24 (5.87%) PHPUnit
4 20 (4.89%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.42%) Selenium
6 10 (2.44%) Ant
6 10 (2.44%) Maven
7 8 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.96%) Behat
8 7 (1.71%) JIRA
8 7 (1.71%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.47%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (1.22%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.73%) Sublime Text
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.73%) Hudson
11 3 (0.73%) JMeter
12 2 (0.49%) JUnit
General
1 22 (5.38%) Marketing
2 15 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.69%) Finance
4 10 (2.44%) Retail
5 8 (1.96%) Advertising
6 3 (0.73%) Games
7 2 (0.49%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Military
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 280 (68.46%) Developer
2 159 (38.88%) PHP Developer
3 69 (16.87%) Web Developer
4 36 (8.80%) Front-End Developer
5 26 (6.36%) Drupal Developer
5 26 (6.36%) PHP Web Developer
6 16 (3.91%) Front-End Web Developer
6 16 (3.91%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 15 (3.67%) Tester
7 15 (3.67%) Administrator
8 14 (3.42%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 13 (3.18%) Security Engineer
10 12 (2.93%) Senior Developer
10 12 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.69%) WordPress Developer
11 11 (2.69%) UI Developer
11 11 (2.69%) LAMP Developer
11 11 (2.69%) Analyst
12 10 (2.44%) UI Programmer
12 10 (2.44%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (54.03%) HTML
2 206 (50.37%) CSS
3 103 (25.18%) jQuery
4 78 (19.07%) LAMP
5 74 (18.09%) HTML5
6 47 (11.49%) CSS3
7 45 (11.00%) XML
8 39 (9.54%) Ajax
9 36 (8.80%) .NET
10 34 (8.31%) JSON
11 32 (7.82%) Web Services
12 30 (7.33%) Symfony
13 19 (4.65%) REST
14 17 (4.16%) SOAP
14 17 (4.16%) ASP.NET
15 16 (3.91%) AngularJS
15 16 (3.91%) Backbone.js
15 16 (3.91%) Zend Framework
16 13 (3.18%) Sass
17 10 (2.44%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.98%) Open Source
2 11 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.71%) Digital Media
5 7 (1.71%) Social Media
6 6 (1.47%) Replication
7 5 (1.22%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.22%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.73%) FMCG
9 3 (0.73%) Kindle
9 3 (0.73%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.73%) W3C
9 3 (0.73%) Clustering
9 3 (0.73%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.49%) AS400
10 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.49%) Wiki
10 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 129 (31.54%) Linux
2 40 (9.78%) UNIX
3 34 (8.31%) Windows
4 33 (8.07%) Apple iOS
5 32 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (5.87%) Android
7 9 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.96%) Debian
8 8 (1.96%) Solaris
9 6 (1.47%) CentOS
9 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.73%) HPUX
13 2 (0.49%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.34%) OO
2 72 (17.60%) E-Commerce
3 67 (16.38%) OOP
4 66 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (15.65%) MVC
6 50 (12.22%) Web Development
7 41 (10.02%) TDD
8 26 (6.36%) OO PHP
9 25 (6.11%) BDD
10 22 (5.38%) Scrum
11 21 (5.13%) Unit Testing
12 20 (4.89%) Web Design
12 20 (4.89%) DevOps
12 20 (4.89%) Analytics
13 19 (4.65%) CRM
13 19 (4.65%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.16%) Migration
16 16 (3.91%) Software Engineering
17 15 (3.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (45.72%) JavaScript
2 58 (14.18%) SQL
3 57 (13.94%) Java
4 52 (12.71%) PHP5
5 40 (9.78%) Python
6 37 (9.05%) Perl
7 30 (7.33%) Ruby
8 29 (7.09%) Bash Shell
9 28 (6.85%) C
10 25 (6.11%) Shell Script
11 23 (5.62%) C#
12 12 (2.93%) C++
13 9 (2.20%) VB
14 7 (1.71%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.71%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.98%) Korn
16 3 (0.73%) VBScript
17 2 (0.49%) RPG
17 2 (0.49%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.36%) Degree
2 13 (3.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.18%) CISSP
3 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.98%) RHCE
5 3 (0.73%) PMP
5 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.73%) CCNP
6 2 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.49%) CCIE
6 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.49%) ISEB
6 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.18%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.71%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) WAI
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (3.18%) Snort
2 12 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.96%) Shibboleth
4 4 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.73%) Varnish
6 2 (0.49%) Xen
7 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.24%) NFS
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (4.40%) Puppet
2 16 (3.91%) Nagios
3 15 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.96%) Cacti
5 7 (1.71%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.22%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.49%) Plesk
8 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.49%) Ansible
8 2 (0.49%) Salt
9 1 (0.24%) SCCM
9 1 (0.24%) Munin
9 1 (0.24%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (9.78%) Red Hat
2 38 (9.29%) Zend
3 29 (7.09%) Oracle
4 28 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 20 (4.89%) VMware
6 16 (3.91%) Cisco
7 14 (3.42%) Juniper
8 12 (2.93%) Adobe
9 11 (2.69%) Rackspace
10 8 (1.96%) HP
11 7 (1.71%) SAP
12 6 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 6 (1.47%) JD Edwards
12 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.47%) Brocade
13 5 (1.22%) Twitter
13 5 (1.22%) DevExpress
13 5 (1.22%) Telerik
14 4 (0.98%) Blue Coat
14 4 (0.98%) McAfee
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago