The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 44 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 6 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.34% 2.24% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 6.25% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
PHP
Wales

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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
204 192 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 45.43% 35.89% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 130 79
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +61.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

PHP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Cardiff +2 5 £338 -10.00% 3
Newport - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 2
PHP
Wales

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 13 (59.09%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 8 (36.36%) XML
3 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) OO
4 6 (27.27%) Zend
4 6 (27.27%) HTML5
5 5 (22.73%) Apache
5 5 (22.73%) Ruby
5 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) jQuery
6 4 (18.18%) Magento
7 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (13.64%) Shopify
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) CSS3
7 3 (13.64%) XMLUnit
7 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Zend Framework
7 3 (13.64%) JSON
7 3 (13.64%) Ajax
7 3 (13.64%) Web Design
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) .NET
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) C#

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (22.73%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Zope
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Magento
2 3 (13.64%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) XMLUnit
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 17 (77.27%) PHP Developer
3 3 (13.64%) PHP Magento Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Magento Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) XML
3 7 (31.82%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) HTML5
5 4 (18.18%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) JSON
6 3 (13.64%) CSS3
6 3 (13.64%) Ajax
6 3 (13.64%) Zend Framework
7 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 2 (9.09%) .NET
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.55%) CPAN
8 1 (4.55%) LAMP
8 1 (4.55%) Spring
8 1 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (4.55%) CakePHP
8 1 (4.55%) Django
8 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.55%) New Media
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) IPTV
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.64%) Web Design
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (9.09%) OO PHP
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Zend