The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services 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 Zend over the 3 months to 27 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Zend Technologies Ltd.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 217 216 199
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Zend 25 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.18% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.37% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 30
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £233 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £22.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-57.30% +3.48%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4315 4317 4956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.17% 48.80% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2233 2179 2151
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 267 305
Average hourly rate £16.72 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Zend across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Zend Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Zend
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Zend across the South East region.

Zend Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Zend
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Zend across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Zend Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Zend
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Zend across the South East region.

Zend Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Zend
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 Zend within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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 -5 10 £363 +16.00% 6
Surrey -1 7 £425 - 1
Berkshire +14 6 £325 -
Kent - 2 £225 -
Oxfordshire -1 1 £350 - 3
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 3
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Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Zend 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 Zend.

1 42 (100.00%) PHP
2 35 (83.33%) MySQL
3 29 (69.05%) CSS
4 28 (66.67%) HTML
5 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
6 23 (54.76%) MVC
7 21 (50.00%) Linux
7 21 (50.00%) jQuery
8 17 (40.48%) OO
9 16 (38.10%) Symfony
9 16 (38.10%) Zend Framework
10 15 (35.71%) Apache
11 13 (30.95%) PHP5
12 12 (28.57%) CodeIgniter
13 10 (23.81%) Ajax
14 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (21.43%) PHPUnit
14 9 (21.43%) OO PHP
15 8 (19.05%) Open Source
16 7 (16.67%) REST
16 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
16 7 (16.67%) CMS
16 7 (16.67%) OOP
16 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 6 (14.29%) SOAP
17 6 (14.29%) Web Development
17 6 (14.29%) Subversion
17 6 (14.29%) Drupal
17 6 (14.29%) WordPress

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Zend 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 Zend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (35.71%) Apache
2 7 (16.67%) CMS
3 6 (14.29%) Drupal
3 6 (14.29%) WordPress
4 3 (7.14%) nginx
4 3 (7.14%) Joomla!
5 2 (4.76%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Internet
1 5 (11.90%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (9.52%) PBX
2 4 (9.52%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) RFID
3 1 (2.38%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (83.33%) MySQL
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) PHPUnit
2 6 (14.29%) Subversion
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Mercurial
3 4 (9.52%) Hudson
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) Sublime Text
4 3 (7.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (95.24%) Developer
2 39 (92.86%) PHP Developer
3 6 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 6 (14.29%) PHP Zend Developer
4 4 (9.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) PHP Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Senior PHP Programmer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (2.38%) Web Programmer
7 1 (2.38%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) CSS
2 28 (66.67%) HTML
3 21 (50.00%) jQuery
4 16 (38.10%) Symfony
4 16 (38.10%) Zend Framework
5 12 (28.57%) CodeIgniter
6 10 (23.81%) Ajax
7 7 (16.67%) REST
8 6 (14.29%) Laravel
8 6 (14.29%) SOAP
9 5 (11.90%) Web Services
9 5 (11.90%) HTML5
9 5 (11.90%) CSS3
10 3 (7.14%) Smarty
10 3 (7.14%) CakePHP
11 2 (4.76%) LAMP
12 1 (2.38%) Yii
12 1 (2.38%) JSON
12 1 (2.38%) OAuth
12 1 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Open Source
2 2 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Kinect
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.52%) Debian
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) MVC
2 17 (40.48%) OO
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) OO PHP
4 7 (16.67%) OOP
4 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.29%) Web Development
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
6 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.52%) BDD
7 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Usability Testing
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.38%) OOD
9 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
9 1 (2.38%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (2.38%) Android Development
9 1 (2.38%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) PHP
2 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.95%) PHP5
4 4 (9.52%) C
4 4 (9.52%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.76%) RPG IV
6 2 (4.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.14%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.38%) Facebook